Long haul holidays

Long haul holidays

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Why book a long haul holiday through 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 with a range of popular long haul destinations, from glamorous holidays to Dubai to laid-back Thailand escapes.

And when you book through Thomas Cook, we’ll help with whatever you need. Whether that's 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 the most popular USA holidays to exotic adventures in Singapore or Sri Lanka, 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?

Kore Tulum Retreat  Spa Adults Only

Kore Tulum Retreat Spa Adults Only

Mexico, Riviera Maya, Tulum

Crown Paradise Club Cancun

Crown Paradise Club Cancun

Mexico, Cancun

Paradisus Cancún All Inclusive

Paradisus Cancún All Inclusive

Mexico, Cancun

Privilege Aluxes - Isla Mujeres

Privilege Aluxes - Isla Mujeres

Mexico, Cancun, Isla Mujeres

Selina Poc Na Isla Mujeres

Selina Poc Na Isla Mujeres

Mexico, Cancun, Isla Mujeres

Occidental Tucancun

Occidental Tucancun

Mexico, Cancun

Barcelo Maya Tropical

Barcelo Maya Tropical

Mexico, Riviera Maya

Moon Palace Cancún All Inclusive

Moon Palace Cancún All Inclusive

Mexico, Cancun

Grand Oasis Palm Resort & Spa

Grand Oasis Palm Resort & Spa

Mexico, Cancun

Selina  Cancun Laguna Zona Hotelera

Selina Cancun Laguna Zona Hotelera

Mexico, Cancun

TRS Coral Hotel – Adults Only All Inclusive

TRS Coral Hotel – Adults Only All Inclusive

Mexico, Cancun, Isla Mujeres

Grand Oasis Cancun

Grand Oasis Cancun

Mexico, Cancun

Iberostar Selection Cancun

Iberostar Selection Cancun

Mexico, Cancun

Eurostars Hacienda Vista Real

Eurostars Hacienda Vista Real

Mexico, Riviera Maya, Playacar

Cancun Bay Resort

Cancun Bay Resort

Mexico, Cancun

AxelBeach Miami-Adults Only

AxelBeach Miami-Adults Only

USA, Florida, Miami

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

USA, Florida, Miami

Eden Roc Miami Beach

Eden Roc Miami Beach

USA, Florida, Miami

Selina Miami River

Selina Miami River

USA, Florida, Miami

Hollywood Beach Hotels

Hollywood Beach Hotels

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

Collins Hotel

Collins Hotel

USA, Florida, Miami

Oceanside Hotel

Oceanside Hotel

USA, Florida, Miami

Clinton South Beach

Clinton South Beach

USA, Florida, Miami

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach

USA, Florida, Miami

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

Ramada by Wyndham Miami Springs International Arpt

Ramada by Wyndham Miami Springs International Arpt

USA, Florida, Miami

La Quinta Inn & Suites Miami Lakes

La Quinta Inn & Suites Miami Lakes

USA, Florida, Miami

DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport

DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport

USA, Florida, Miami

Seaside All Suites Hotel

Seaside All Suites Hotel

USA, Florida, Miami

Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Autograph Collection

Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Autograph Collection

USA, Florida, Miami

Long Haul Family Holidays

Long haul family holidays will give your kids memories that will last a lifetime so what better excuse to book that long-awaited trip to Orlando? You’ll 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, try a Club Med getaway on the white sandy shores of the Dominican Republic or delight in the culture of the Far East? 

Floridays Resort Orlando

Floridays Resort Orlando

USA, Florida, Orlando

Ocean Blue and Sand Beach Resort All Inclusive

Ocean Blue and Sand Beach Resort All Inclusive

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, Playa Bavaro

Grand Hotel Orlando at Universal Blvd (ex Baymont by Wyndham)

Grand Hotel Orlando at Universal Blvd (ex Baymont by Wyndham)

USA, Florida, Orlando

Grand Sirenis Punta Cana - Ul

Grand Sirenis Punta Cana - Ul

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, Uvero Alto

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

Thailand, Khao Lak, Nang Thong Beach

Iberostar Punta Cana All Inclusive

Iberostar Punta Cana All Inclusive

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, Playa Bavaro

La Flora Resort and Spa

La Flora Resort and Spa

Thailand, Khao Lak

Caribe Deluxe Princess

Caribe Deluxe Princess

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, Playa Bavaro

Coco Key Hotel and Water Park Resort

Coco Key Hotel and Water Park Resort

USA, Florida, Orlando

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

USA, Florida, Orlando

Universal's Endless Summer - Surfside Inn & Suites

Universal's Endless Summer - Surfside Inn & Suites

USA, Florida, Universal Orlando Resort

Universal's Endless Summer - Dockside Inn & Suites

Universal's Endless Summer - Dockside Inn & Suites

USA, Florida, Universal Orlando Resort

Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center

Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center

USA, Florida, Orlando

Barcelo Coconut Island

Barcelo Coconut Island

Thailand, Phuket, Phuket Town

Graceland Khao Lak Resort & Spa

Graceland Khao Lak Resort & Spa

Thailand, Khao Lak, Bangsak Beach

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 want to see a different side to the Sunshine State, head to the Keys off the tip of the mainland and the famous Everglades. 

Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center

Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center

USA, Florida, Orlando

Floridays Resort Orlando

Floridays Resort Orlando

USA, Florida, Orlando

Ramada by Wyndham Kissimmee Gateway

Ramada by Wyndham Kissimmee Gateway

USA, Florida, Lake Buena Vista

Comfort Suites Maingate East

Comfort Suites Maingate East

USA, Florida, Kissimmee

Grand Hotel Orlando at Universal Blvd (ex Baymont by Wyndham)

Grand Hotel Orlando at Universal Blvd (ex Baymont by Wyndham)

USA, Florida, Orlando

Universal's Endless Summer - Dockside Inn & Suites

Universal's Endless Summer - Dockside Inn & Suites

USA, Florida, Universal Orlando Resort

Rosen Inn International

Rosen Inn International

USA, Florida, Orlando

Delta Hotels Orlando Celebration

Delta Hotels Orlando Celebration

USA, Florida, Kissimmee

Wyndham Orlando Resort Celebration Area

Wyndham Orlando Resort Celebration Area

USA, Florida, Kissimmee

Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

USA, Florida, Orlando

Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa

Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa

USA, Florida, Orlando

Coco Key Hotel and Water Park Resort

Coco Key Hotel and Water Park Resort

USA, Florida, Orlando

Mai Hana Hotel - International Drive

Mai Hana Hotel - International Drive

USA, Florida, Orlando

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

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 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 use 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, flapjacks or even 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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