While there's nothing wrong with staying at home and stuffing your face with chocolate, Easter is a great time of year for a holiday. Make the most of the school break with a further-afield family getaway, or stay closer to home and soak up the sun with a beachy break in Europe or a festive visit to one of the continent's beautiful cities. Read on for our full roundup of the best Easter holiday destinations for 2022 and beyond...
Chocolateries in Paris
For anyone with a sweet tooth, Paris is without a doubt one of the best Easter holiday destinations. Indulge in mouth-wateringly good chocolate creations as you visit some of the city's top chocolateries and seek out the finest Easter eggs to sink your teeth into. Many of the city's famous sites - including the Sacre-Coeur - have great celebrations at this time of year and there are countless award-winning restaurants to dine in once you're ready for something savoury.
Festivities in Seville
If you're in the mood for festivities, head to the Spanish city of Seville to experience one of the country's biggest celebrations - Santa Semana (Easter Holy Week). Taking place in the week leading up to Easter, the celebration sees people take to the streets for huge processions complete with large statues and colourful floats and it is a fascinating spectacle to witness if you don't mind the crowds.
Linger Longer in Oman
For adventurous families who want to travel further afield, Oman is a great Easter holiday destination. Spend your days visiting medieval forts; bumping across the wilderness on 4x4 safaris; and dolphin and whale watching on the coast. Come evening, we can arrange for you to stay in a traditional desert camp for an unforgettable night under the stars.
A Beachy Break on the Algarve
With temperatures in the 20s and a fraction of the crowds that flock here in the summer, Portugal's Algarve region definitely deserves a spot in a roundup of the best Easter holiday destinations. There are long sandy beaches and whitewashed fishing villages to explore along the coast and excellent hiking and cycling trails further inland. And if you've always wanted to learn to surf, this is a great place to do it.
A Sunny Stay in Cyprus
Cyprus is another beachy destination that is well worth a visit at Easter, and with over 300 days of sunshine a year, you're almost guaranteed good weather. The island nation is a great destination for families, with peaceful beaches and excellent hotels at every turn, and also anyone with a love of history and culture with its well-preserved classical ruins, remote monasteries, Byzantine churches and crusader fortresses.