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Ruby wedding anniversary holiday

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Kathx028 Fri 31-Jul-15 14:06:00

Looking for ideas for a 40th wedding anniversary holiday - love Italy and like the thought of France. Something a little different but not extreme. We love beautiful scenery, good food and drink and like watching the world go by.

Jane10 Fri 31-Jul-15 14:19:16

River cruise? South of France or Normandy was lovely.

J52 Fri 31-Jul-15 14:23:18

Sore to is very romantic, especially if you can go outside the main school holiday times. x

J52 Fri 31-Jul-15 14:25:06

Meant to say Sorrento! I pad again!

Galen Fri 31-Jul-15 14:53:33

If you're looking at Sorrento, try the Imperial Tramontana

Anne58 Fri 31-Jul-15 15:34:15

Now there speaks the Queen of Cruising grin

(She should be on commission!)

KatyK Fri 31-Jul-15 16:56:11

We went to Venice for ours. Lovely but pricey.

Bellanonna Fri 31-Jul-15 17:02:20

When are you going Kathx? I think your choice of destination will depend on the season.

Kathx028 Fri 31-Jul-15 18:37:02

It's September 2016 - want somewhere special - we went to Sorrento for 25th anniversary loved it. Have it in my mind of sitting in a café with a lovely glass of wine, sun shining with beautiful scenery but not in the middle of nowhere. Not asking much!

HildaW Fri 31-Jul-15 18:43:26

For my 60th we did a Uniworld cruise based on Venice....amazing! Cannot fault the service this company gives and Venice is...... well Venice!

harrigran Fri 31-Jul-15 19:07:41

We went to Chateau Saint Martin in Vence, really special.
check out the website

TheReadingRoom Fri 31-Jul-15 20:54:21

We went to Perth, WA, for ours last November - but we did have a baby grandson to visit there as well smile

Loved Perth and hoping to get back there before himself retires in a couple of years.

J52 Fri 31-Jul-15 21:00:48

If your prepared to travel a bit further, try San Francisco. We went there for our 40th. Loads to do, culture, shopping, romantic rooftop restaurants and warmth!


Kathx028 Fri 31-Jul-15 21:22:23

thanks - given me 'food' for thought

hulahoop Sun 23-Aug-15 18:26:36

I have just joined so forgive me if I get post wrong .its our ruby this year had a bad year last year with illness for us both .hubby due to have another op next week so think we will have probs with travel insurance .
We don't do large parties bit stuck what to do .we have son and daughter and 4 grandchildren who are only young . Any suggestions

hildajenniJ Sun 23-Aug-15 18:41:48

DH and I honeymooned in Sorrento. We stayed at the Grand Hotel Ambasciatori. Back in the early '80's it was wonderful, and appeared to be the hotel of choice for posh weddings. There was one on almost every day! If it's still as good I can highly recommend it.
Where did you go for your honeymoon. Have you been back. Fancy a trip down memory lane? smile

overthehill Sun 23-Aug-15 20:29:29

It was our Ruby Anniversary last year and we went on a Rhine Cruise.

Fabulous, my DH wouldn't go on an ocean cruise but even he admitted he liked the river cruise. Get up each morning on your way to the next port of call, beautiful scenery as you float by. You can sit in your cabin open the sliding doors and sit back and watch or go on the sun deck. Have a delicious lunch and then go ashore to your next destination.

I'd go on another like a shot if it wasn't for the cost.

suzied Sun 23-Aug-15 21:13:06

How about a spa hotel in Santorini? Fantastic sunsets and lots of tavernas overlooking the caldera, and there's lots of weddings there to get the romantic feelings going. I can recommend a hotel if you are interested.

ninathenana Mon 24-Aug-15 00:15:06

Welcome hulahoop What about renting a cottage for you all. My friend did that recently for her 60th. 6 adults 4 children they had a whale of a time. They ordered in a meal on her actual birthday.

Teetime Mon 24-Aug-15 09:14:05

Congratulations kath hope you find something nice. I had planned a river cruise with Great Rail Journeys for DH 70th next year through the wine regions in France but am a bit worried about the situation in the Tunnel now re delays etc so we will go to the Algarve. Our Ruby Wedding is the next year so I would like a Caribbean cruise - as a cruise virgin I was hoping to get some tips on here for that.

hulahoop Mon 24-Aug-15 11:18:21

We have just had an holiday in Wales with all kids and grandkids so don't think they would want todo that again and one of grandkids is back at school
If we hadn't already done this it would have been a good option ,
Unfortunately we don't know how hubby will be as its only a couple of week
After op but thanks for reply ��

Brummiegran Mon 24-Aug-15 12:31:03

I haven't used it myself but someone recommended for insurance with healthy issues.hula hoop

hulahoop Mon 24-Aug-15 13:21:21

Thanks for reply brummiegran I have also been euro tunnel ins is good just have to wait to see how quick he recovers

Stansgran Mon 24-Aug-15 16:14:48

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We went here for our honeymoon . I would like to go back for our 50th - four years to go. Must admit we dined there only as we were camping but they were lovely to this young couple with their ancient car