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School Holiday Ideas

For 2019

2019 School Holidays

January 29, 2019

School Holiday Ideas for Teachers and Families

Whether you are a teacher or a family looking for something to do in the 2019 school holidays, we have some suggestions to whet your appetite to travel to Sri Lanka, Indochina or the Far East.

If you work in education and feel the lure to escape to pastures new, then Southeast Asia and the Far East are for you. You can forget the pressures of work on a semi-escorted tour of Classic Japan, visiting all the must-see sights. Maybe you would prefer to discover Sri Lanka, uncovering the main highlights before spending a relaxing few days on the beach, or perhaps the thought of eating Peking Duck, and delicious dumplings in China is too much to resist.

For parents who want to take their family on an adventure of a lifetime following in the footsteps of the ancients on a trip along the Great Wall of China, spotting leopards in Sri Lanka, experiencing a traditional tea ceremony in Japan, or riding on a Vietnamese ox cart, it is not as difficult to arrange as you may think.

Links Travel & Tours have a selection of small group tours and tailor-made journeys to keep everyone entertained, no matter what their age.

Easter Holiday Suggestions

  • China Essential single supp flash other
    China Group Tour Culture

    China Essential

    10 day tour from £2,098

    The 10 day Essential China tour covers four of the most essential Chinese cities you should visit; Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Zhujiajiao.

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  • bridge river trees shinkyo nikko japan
    Japan Group Tour Culture

    Japan Golden Route

    10 day tour from £3,399

    This tour encompasses the classic Golden Route - Tokyo, Fuji and Kyoto

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  • Sri Lanka Group Tour Culture

    Sri Lanka Highlights

    12 day tour from £2,099

    This 12 day tour of Sri Lanka takes in fortresses, tea plantations, wildlife and beaches in one memorable holiday to this wonderful island.

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  • Vietnam Group Tour Culture

    Classic Vietnam

    12 day tour from £2,448

    The Classic Vietnam tour is the ideal opportunity to visit the country's main highlights

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May Half Term Holidays

  • rainbow mountain china
    China Tailor Made Nature

    Rainbow Mountains and Dunhuang

    6 day tour from £1,199

    This tour takes you into the relatively undiscovered region of Gansu Province, which lies on the ancient Silk Road.

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  • road fuji japan
    Japan Semi-Escorted Trekking

    Japan Self-Drive Holiday

    15 day tour from £3,499

    Hiring a car to get around Japan is a fantastic way to explore the country, especially as they drive on the left.

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  • Monks Walking together Cambodia
    Cambodia Tailor Made Culture

    Authentic Cambodia

    9 day tour from £1,999

    The Authentic Cambodia tour is the perfect introduction to this intriguing country

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For children of all ages!

Family Holidays

  • Giant Panda Tai Shan Chengdu China
    China Tailor Made Family

    China Family Tour

    12 day tour from £3,990

    Explore classic china with family-friendly accommodation and activities including Disneyland in Shanghai!

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  • Lake Ashi hakone japan
    Japan Semi-Escorted Family

    Japan Family Tour

    15 day tour from £3,299

    Explore the history and culture of this amazing country, with fun-filled excursions for all the family.

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  • Hanoi Puppet theatre Vietnam
    Vietnam Tailor Made Family

    Vietnam Family Tour

    13 day tour from £2,395

    The fascinating country of Vietnam has much to offer as a destination for families

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Summer Time Escapes

For those looking for a longer trip to pastures new, then the summer holidays are the perfect time to explore the opportunities open to you. Here we have selected a few of our longer itineraries that we hope will inspire you to travel in 2019.

Longer Itineraries for the Summer

  • Tibet China
    China Tailor Made Rail

    Train to Tibet

    15 day tour from £4,048

    This exciting journey takes you to Tibet's astonishing landscapes via a thrilling journey aboard the highest train in the world.

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  • frost snow monkeys pool yudanaka japan
    Japan Semi-Escorted Nature

    Great Trail of Japan

    17 day tour from £4,699

    Journey through Japan, taking in some of the most picturesque locations.

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  • phu quoc beach vietnam
    Vietnam Tailor Made Beach

    Vietnam Highlights

    14 day tour from £2,999

    Discover Vietnam’s finest highlights at a relaxed pace, before relaxing on white sand beaches

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  • coconut palm trees beach sri lanka
    Sri Lanka Tailor Made Beach

    Sri Lanka Tour & Beach

    16 day tour from £2,295

    Explore some of Sri Lanka's cultural and scenic highlights, including the Cultural Triangle, a tea plantation and a jeep safari, on this memorable 16 day tour.

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Autumn Half Term Holidays

  • China Tailor Made City

    Private: Taiwan

    7 day tour from £997

    This tour gives you the opportunity to explore beautiful Taiwan

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  • China Tailor Made Culture


    7 day tour from £1,195

    Discover the cultures and scenery of Tibet

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  • South Korea dance
    South Korea Group Tour City

    Treasures of South Korea

    7 day tour from £1,565

    A short tour visiting the must-see sights of South Korea

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  • China Tailor Made Trekking

    Private: Yunnan

    8 day tour from £1,499

    Yunnan is filled with dramatic landscapes

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Tailor-Make your own Itinerary

Of course, you can always tailor-make your own itinerary to ensure you get to see the places you want. For some inspiration, we have a selection of shorter trips that you can put together to create one complete holiday of a lifetime, unique to you.

Tailor-Made Recommendations


  • Step fields Sapa Vietnam
    Vietnam Tailor Made Nature


    4 day tour from £685

    Sapa famed for green, terraced rice paddies

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  • Kuang Si Waterfall Luang Prabang Laos
    Laos Tailor Made Culture

    Luang Prabang

    4 day tour from £435

    Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the Kuang Si Waterfalls

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  • Monks at Angkor Wat Siem Reap Cambodia
    Cambodia Tailor Made Culture

    Siem Reap

    4 day tour from £195

    Siem Reap, home to the inspiring temples at Angkor Wat

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Tailor-Made Recommendations

Indochina Beaches

  • Vietnam Tailor Made Beach

    Nha Trang

    4 day tour from £435

    Visit Nha Trang's crystal clear waters

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  • phu quoc beach vietnam
    Vietnam Tailor Made Beach

    Phu Quoc

    4 day tour from £350

    Phu Quoc Island is a paradise isle set in turquoise waters

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  • Vietnam Tailor Made Beach

    Phan Thiet, Mui Ne

    4 day tour from £355

    Spend a few days on the paradise beach of Mui Ne

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Tailor-Made Ideas


  • China Tailor Made Trekking

    Yellow Mountain

    3 day tour from £455

    At the impressive Yellow Mountain, you can experience four seasons in one day.

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  • China Tailor Made Nature


    4 day tour from £498

    This Panda add-on leads you to Chengdu, in the heart of Sichuan.

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  • China Tailor Made Culture


    7 day tour from £1,298

    Spend time immersing yourself in the culture and atmosphere of the home of Kung Fu.

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  • China Tailor Made Beach


    5 day tour from £585

    Sanya is the perfect place to relax and unwind on the beach after your tour of China.

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Tailor-Made Suggestions


  • sleeping snow monkeys yudanaka japan
    Japan Tailor Made Nature

    Zenkoji and Snow Monkeys

    3 day tour from £999

    A popular hot springs resort, Yudanaka is famous for the Snow Monkeys that live in the area

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  • Mount koya Japan
    Japan Tailor Made Nature

    Mount Koya

    3 day tour from £425

    Mount Koya is the name of the mountains in Wakayama Prefecture, to the south of Osaka.

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  • Sapporo Snow Festival day dancers clock japan
    Japan Tailor Made City


    4 day tour from £525

    Hokkaido is an island at Japan’s far north, where low humidity makes the summers pleasant, and the winter’s ideal for snow sports.

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  • Beach Lagoon Okinawa island japan
    Japan Tailor Made Beach

    Okinawa Main Island

    4 day tour from £868

    A short break on a paradise island

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Tailor-Made Suggestions

Japan Exploring

  • Rice Farm Shirakawago Japan
    Japan Tailor Made Culture

    Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa

    6 day tour from £627

    Enjoy a tour of the Japanese Alps, exploring Takayama’s historic Edo-period streets, discovering the traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses of Shirakawago, and admiring the exquisite gardens in Kanazawa.

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  • Magome Street nakasendo way japan
    Japan Tailor Made Trekking

    Nakasendo Way

    4 day tour from £699

    Discover the Nakasendo Way, one of Japan’s ancient highways, connecting Kyoto and Tokyo during the Edo period.

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  • Mount Fuji Sunrise Japan
    Japan Tailor Made Trekking

    Mount Fuji Climb

    2 day tour from £489

    This two day programme offers a guided climb of Mount Fuji.

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  • Japan Tailor Made Trekking

    Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route

    4 day tour from £1,599

    This journey takes you along one of Japan’s ancient pilgrimage routes, the Kumano Kodo.

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