Long Haul Holidays

Why choose a long-haul holiday with Thomas Cook?

Whether you’re seeking winter sunshine on a family holiday to Florida, an all inclusive getaway on the shores of the Caribbean or the chance to explore a new culture in the Far East, it’s so exciting to head further afield on long haul holidays.

It doesn’t matter if you’re already an intrepid globetrotter or are making your first steps outside Europe, you’ve come to the right place. Find inspiration in our range of popular long haul destinations, from glamorous holidays to Dubai to laid-back Thailand escapes.

And when you book with Thomas Cook, we’re here to help with whatever you need - choosing your dream faraway destination (how about Mexico holidays?), deciding which hotel to book or picking the best long haul airline for you. You can even get in touch with us while you’re out there if you need a hand!

So, from our most popular USA holidays to exotic adventures in Singapore or Sri Lanka, you’ll find your perfect long haul holiday right here. Check out our top recommendations below.

Our top long haul destinations

Long Haul Holidays for Couples

From the liveliness of Cancun itself to the more bohemian Tulum, Mexico is the perfect destination for a blissed-out beach break with your significant other. For something truly special, splash out on an all-inclusive holiday resort on the Riviera Maya. Not all that far away from there in Florida, USA, couples can head to the glamorous city of Miami with its fantastic nightlife, enticing Latino food, and hip South Beach. Or, for a more laidback sun-kissed beach break, why not give Fort Lauderdale a try?

Moon Palace Cancún All Inclusive

Moon Palace Cancún All Inclusive

Mexico, Cancun

El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma

El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma

Mexico, Riviera Maya

Dreams Tulum Resort & SPA All Inclusive

Dreams Tulum Resort & SPA All Inclusive

Mexico, Riviera Maya, Tulum

The Grand at Moon Palace - All inclusive

The Grand at Moon Palace - All inclusive

Mexico, Cancun

Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun

Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun

Mexico, Riviera Maya

Dreams Sands Cancun

Dreams Sands Cancun

Mexico, Cancun

Serenity Authentic Glamping Tulum

Serenity Authentic Glamping Tulum

Mexico, Riviera Maya

Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort

Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort

Mexico, Riviera Maya

Grand Park Royal Cancun

Grand Park Royal Cancun

Mexico, Cancun

Grand Oasis Cancun

Grand Oasis Cancun

Mexico, Cancun

Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort

Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort

Mexico, Riviera Maya, Tulum

Flamingo Cancun Resort

Flamingo Cancun Resort

Mexico, Cancun

Collins Hotel

Collins Hotel

USA, Florida, Miami

Beachside All Suites Hotel

Beachside All Suites Hotel

USA, Florida, Miami

Eden Roc Miami Beach

Eden Roc Miami Beach

USA, Florida, Miami

Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel

Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel

USA, Florida, Miami

Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale 17th St

Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale 17th St

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale 17th Street Convention

Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale 17th Street Convention

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek Ft. Lauderdale

Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek Ft. Lauderdale

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

Riverside Hotel

Riverside Hotel

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

Beachwalk Elite Hotels and Resorts

Beachwalk Elite Hotels and Resorts

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

DoubleTree by Hilton Deerfield Beach- Boca Raton

DoubleTree by Hilton Deerfield Beach- Boca Raton

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

Blue Moon Hotel South Beach

Blue Moon Hotel South Beach

USA, Florida, Miami

Long Haul Family Holidays

Give your kids memories that will last a lifetime and book that long-awaited trip to Orlando on one of our best long haul family holidays. You’d need weeks to pack everything in so take your time and choose your parks wisely to make the most of your break – or better still keep coming back for more! For something a bit different, why not try a Club Med getaway on the white sandy shores of the Dominican Republic or the delights of the culture of the Far East? 

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

USA, Florida, Orlando

Rosen Inn closest to Universal

Rosen Inn closest to Universal

USA, Florida, Orlando

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

USA, Florida, Walt Disney World Resort

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

USA, Florida, Walt Disney World Resort

Disney's Pop Century Resort

Disney's Pop Century Resort

USA, Florida, Walt Disney World Resort

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

USA, Florida, Walt Disney World Resort

Disney's Beach Club Resort

Disney's Beach Club Resort

USA, Florida, Walt Disney World Resort

Melia Caribe Beach

Melia Caribe Beach

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, Playa Bavaro

Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter

Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter

USA, Florida, Walt Disney World Resort

SpringHill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld®

SpringHill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld®

USA, Florida, Orlando

Disney Area Standard Homes by Oceanbeds

Disney Area Standard Homes by Oceanbeds

USA, Florida, Orlando

Bahia Principe Grand Bavaro All Inclusive

Bahia Principe Grand Bavaro All Inclusive

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, Playa Bavaro

Long Haul Holidays to Florida

Florida is a US state with it all – cities, beaches, nightlife, the world’s best theme parks and fantastic shopping. Inland, you have the world-famous Orlando region complete with Walt Disney World, waterparks, shopping and entertainment. If you're after a different side to the Sunshine State, head to the Keys off the tip of the mainland and the famous Everglades. 

Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive

Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive

USA, Florida, Orlando

Wingate By Wyndham Convention Ctr Closest Univers

Wingate By Wyndham Convention Ctr Closest Univers

USA, Florida, International Drive Area

Ramada by Wyndham Kissimmee Gateway

Ramada by Wyndham Kissimmee Gateway

USA, Florida, Lake Buena Vista

Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal

Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal

USA, Florida, Orlando

Universals Endless Summer Resort Dockside Inn and Suites

Universals Endless Summer Resort Dockside Inn and Suites

USA, Florida, Universal Orlando Resort

Red Lion Orlando Lake Buena Vista South

Red Lion Orlando Lake Buena Vista South

USA, Florida, Kissimmee

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

USA, Florida, Orlando

Rosen Inn International

Rosen Inn International

USA, Florida, Orlando

Disney Area Preferred Homes with Spa

Disney Area Preferred Homes with Spa

USA, Florida, Orlando

Disney's Pop Century Resort

Disney's Pop Century Resort

USA, Florida, Walt Disney World Resort

Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs

Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs

USA, Florida, Lake Buena Vista

Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando-South Lake Buena Vist

Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando-South Lake Buena Vist

USA, Florida, Lake Buena Vista

Tips for long flights with kids
Tips for long flights with kids

Keeping your kids entertained on a long flight can take a lot of forward planning! Of course, we all have our own devices these days but it's a good idea to check what they have on board, too, to help prepare your child for what to expect.

Think about battery life – if you're worried they won't last the long flight, bring a couple of fully-charged battery packs for all the tech you’ll have onboard. Plenty of planes now let you charge with a USB charger but it's always best to have back-ups.

Also, bring your own sleep mask or earplugs. The airline will hand them out but taking some that you know your kids are happy with will make it easier for them to settle down for a nap or some quiet time.

You might want to pack some healthy snacks that will keep hunger pangs at bay between meals but won’t go to waste if they don't get eaten straight away. A few protein bars or flapjacks, for example, or bags of nuts or dried fruits.

Finally, think comfort – what are your kids happy sitting around in for multiple hours? Whether that’s their favourite hoodie or trainers, don’t worry about dressing them to impress when you’re on the flight. And bring an extra layer or two as flights can get chilly and you might not have space for a warming cuddle. A big scarf or a jumper will do the trick.

And finally, check up on all the different long haul airlines we offer for your holiday before you book, so you can pick the best one for you and your family.

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