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Types of holiday

activity holiday

noun

a holiday on which you spend your time doing a particular activity such as walking, canoeing, rock-climbing, painting, or cooking

adventure holiday

noun

a type of organized holiday in which people do new and exciting things, for example a trek or a safari

break

noun

a short holiday

daycation

noun

a very short holiday in which you go to a place and come back on the same day

escape

noun

an occasion when you go away on holiday

excursion

noun

a short visit to an interesting place arranged by a tourist organization, often as part of a holiday

farmstay

noun

a stay on a farm as a paying guest, giving you experience of life in the country

fly-drive

adjective

including a flight on a plane and hire of a car when you arrive somewhere

gap year

noun

a year, usually between finishing school and starting university or college, when you travel or work

getaway

noun

a short holiday

holiday

noun

an occasion when you go and stay in another place for pleasure

hols

noun

holidays

honeymoon

noun

a holiday that two people take after they get married

house swap

noun

an arrangement where two families exchange houses for a holiday

jeep safari

noun

an organized journey with a group of other people in a four-wheel drive vehicle, for example to look at wild animals

lecture tour

noun

a journey that includes lectures on the places or buildings that you visit and the paintings or other objects that you see

minibreak

noun

a short holiday for only two or three days

package deal

noun

a package holiday, especially at a special low price

package holiday

noun

a holiday arranged by a travel company for a fixed price that includes the cost of your hotel and transport, and sometimes meals and entertainment

R and R

noun

a holiday that people in the armed forces get during a war or after a long period of hard work

safari

noun

a journey, especially to Africa, in order to watch, take pictures of, or hunt wild animals

safari holiday

noun

a holiday that includes a safari

self-catering

adjective

a self-catering holiday or place is one where you can cook your own food

self-drive

adjective

a self-drive holiday is one where you drive to the place where you will stay instead of taking a train or plane

special interest holiday

noun

a holiday arranged for people with particular interests, such as painting, cooking, or bird-watching

staycation

noun

a holiday in which you stay at home and visit places near to where you live, or a holiday in your own country

study tour

noun

a visit to a country or an area in which you go to different places and have lectures and classes

summer camp

noun

a place where children can go to stay in the summer holiday and do various activities

vacation

noun

a holiday

walking tour

noun

a trip on which you walk from one place to another, spend the night, and then continue walking the next day

working holiday

noun

a holiday during which you work, for example doing unpaid work to benefit the community in which you are staying

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a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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