Long Haul Holidays
If only a tropical escape will do, look to our long-haul holiday collection. From Mexico to Mauritius, there are loads of destinations to choose from. And you can travel in style on our revolutionary aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner.
10 Great Things About Our Long Haul Holidays
Choice Of DestinationsYou've got a huge range of far-away places at your fingertips - choose from exotic destinations like Aruba, Thailand, Mauritius and Goa.
Fly The DreamlinerOur high-spec 787 Dreamliner comes with benefits like bigger seat pitches, mood lighting, and lower cabin pressure to reduce jet lag.
ULTIMATE LUXURYOur luxurious Sensatori resorts have been designed to stir the senses, so Zen-like spas and gourmet dining are a given.
FamiliesLots of our long haul hotels offer action-packed kids’ clubs. It means you get to relax on the beach, while little ones try out new games and activities.
Gourmet All InclusiveThis is All Inclusive with all the frills, and it’s a special feature of the Karisma group of hotels that make up part of our long haul programme. Expect lavish touches like gourmet à la carte restaurants and 24-hour room service.
Tour and StayPair a relaxing beach holiday with an access-all-areas pass to the sights.
Twin CentresOur twin centre holidays let you tick off two destinations in one go, so you can experience the different faces of countries like Thailand and India.
ExcursionsExpect knowledgeable guides and itineraries packed with local sights. It means you'll get to really experience the place you're in.
Thomson AirwaysDon’t just take our word for it though. In 2016, we landed the prize for World's Best Leisure Airline, for the fourth year running. Here's your at-a-glance guide to flying with us.
Room UpgradesOur long haul portfolio includes everything from swim-up rooms to Jacuzzi® suites. Plus some hotels offer adults-only or premium sections.
Long Haul Holidays
White sands, impossibly blue waves, and coconut palms swaying in the breeze – sometimes, only an exotic escape will do, and that’s where our long-haul holidays come in. They tick off some of the world’s most tropical spots.
You can take your pick from elephant-trekking in Thailand, exploring Mayan ruins in Mexico, and tanning on the beach in Aruba, to name a few.
Our long haul destinations span Florida, Mexico, the Caribbean and Costa Rica in the west, and Mauritius, Thailand and Goa in the east.
Nowhere says long haul luxury like the Caribbean. In this part of the world, temperatures rarely dip below 25 degrees, and every beach looks like it belongs on a postcard. Each destination offers something a bit different, too. Jamaica and Barbados showcase the region's colonial history, the Dominican Republic stays true to its Spanish roots, and Aruba gives you a taste of the Netherlands.
On Mexico's Caribbean Coast, purpose-built resorts edge tropical beaches, jungle tours and watersports are easy to come by, and reminders of Mexico's Mayan past are never more than a daytrip away. Over on the Pacific Coast, 800 kilometres of beach are backed by the Sierra Madre Mountains, where you can give zip-lining and abseiling a go.
The Land of Smiles has something to keep everyone happy. In busy Bangkok, floating markets and elaborate temples share landmass with fancy restaurants and cocktail bars. Over in the west, popular holiday resorts such as Phuket, Krabi and Khao Lak line up flawless beaches, tropical jungle scenery, and off shore islands that beg to be explored.
Costa Rica’s landscape leaves you wanting for nothing. This slice of Central America gives you Caribbean beaches to one side, and Pacific beaches to the other. In the middle, mountains and volcanoes are wedged in between spectacular rainforests and national parks. Zip-lining, tubing, horse-riding and surfing are just a few of the ways you can get hands on.
Goa is the perfect introduction to India. Set on the country’s west coast, this former Portuguese colony has a unique east-meets-west feel to it. As you wander around, you’ll stumble upon colonial buildings, crumbling churches and street vendors selling fusion cuisine. Then there are the beaches to consider. The 66-mile stretch of coast is home to some of the best sands in the country.
Mauritius pairs paradise beaches with a healthy dose of culture and adventure. Swathes of white and gold sand wrap around the coast, fringed by coral reefs and Robinson Crusoe-esque deserted islands. Move away from the edges, and you can tour Hindu temples, hike to forest-cloaked volcano craters, and sip vanilla-laced rum on sugar plantations.
Thumb-thick cigars, rum, salsa, Che Guevara in his black beret, and vintage Cadillacs are just a few of the icons of this distinctive Caribbean island. Outside the hectic cities you’ll find miles of pearl-white sandy beaches to bask on, all lapped by bath-warm waters.
America's Sunshine State is the theme park capital of the world. Holidays here have put Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando® Resort and SeaWorld® in the palm of your hand. When you're not tackling rollercoasters, you've got the area's restaurants, shopping malls and golf courses to think about. Venture to the coast, meanwhile, and some of America's best beaches await.
At the World Airline Awards in 2015 and 2016, Thomson Airways was named the World’s Best Leisure Airline. These awards set the standard for airline excellence and, more importantly, they’re voted for by our most important critics – you. Here’s what sets us apart…
- At least a 32" seat pitch
- Blanket and pillow on night flights
- Complimentary three-course meal and drinks (soft, hot and selected alcoholic beverages)
- Personal 9" seatback TV with movies, TV programmes and games
- Standard 20kg luggage allowance, and 10kg for under-twos
- Take a look at our inflight guide to see which movies we currently have onboard.
Premium ClubIf you upgrade to our Premium Club, you'll reap the benefits before you've even reached the plane. Priority check-in and boarding keeps you ahead of the crowd, and we'll fast-track you through security to save any queuing. Before the outbound journey, you can relax in one of our comfy UK airport lounges, too.
The Dreamliner’s windows are bigger than those on your average aeroplane and you can dim them at the touch of a button. Altered cabin pressure means you’ll leave the plane feeling fresher. And high-spec mood lighting mimics dawn and dusk, so your body clock is more in tune with where you’re going.
Learn more about the Dreamliner here.
Complimentary DrinksWe serve complimentary drinks in Economy Club on all our long-haul flights. That means soft, hot, and all alcoholic drinks except Champagne are free of charge.
The Latest FilmsYou can choose from the latest blockbuster movies on demand and browse up to 9 TV channels and 10 music channels. Take a look at our inflight guide to see which movies we currently have onboard.
Dining OnboardAs well as a three-course meal in Economy Club or a four-course meal in Premium Club, our latest dining set-up means you can tuck in to afternoon tea or a breakfast snack before landing.
The 787 Dreamliner features among the Thomson Airways fleet. This state-of-the-art jet is changing the future of flying, and it's a big hit with our customers, too. In summer 2016, passengers gave their experience an impressive score of 8 out of 10 on average. Explore the Dreamliner…
Beach And City Twin Centres
With our twin centre holidays, you don’t have to choose between beach and city. In Thailand, you can experience the bright lights of Bangkok before rejuvenating on the beach in Krabi. And in Cuba, you can pair up the unique vibe of Havana with the more relaxed resort of Varadero.
Beach Twin Centres
There’s no such thing as too much beach time. In Thailand you can do the double, spending a week on the island of Koh Samui, followed by a week in Phuket or Khao Lak.
With our huge range of excursions, you can add pretty much any experience you want to your holiday. Take to the sky in a hot air balloon, trek past waterfalls and rivers in the jungle, or swim with dolphins in their natural habitats.
All Inclusive Explained
Each of our All Inclusive hotels offers something a bit different, so whether you just want the basics or you want to go all out, there's something that fits the bill. And, remember, on our long-haul holidays you can enjoy everything right up until the minute you leave your hotel.
This is the standard All Inclusive package. You get 3 meals a day, as well as snacks, soft drinks and local-brand alcohol. And at most of our hotels that's just for starters. To get a taster of each one's All Inclusive offering, check out the individual hotel details.
24-hour All Inclusive
This one offers everything that comes with the standard All Inclusive package, with the added bonus that food and drink are available around the clock.
Ultra All Inclusive
You get everything that's included in 24-hour All Inclusive, as well as some exclusive extras like branded spirits, a mix of buffet and à la carte restaurants, and plenty of activities and entertainment. Non-motorised watersports, like windsurfing and snorkelling, are also included.
Karisma’s Gourmet Inclusive concept is All Inclusive turned up a notch. You can expect lavish touches like gourmet à la carte restaurants and 24-hour room service.