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8 destinations that reflect splendid heritage, culture: Ideal vacation for the elderly

8 destinations that reflect splendid heritage, culture: Ideal vacation for the elderly

If your elderly parents like visiting historic locations, these 8 cities are the ideal choices.

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1. Grenada, Grenada "There are numerous things to do such as... Sulphur springs, historical sites or diving and snorkelling."

Lastminute.com reviewer Marsha says, "Grenada is a relaxed holiday spot, yet to be exploited like many of the other Caribbean islands. People are friendly, local food is fresh, there are few fast-food chains across the island, driving is on the same side as the UK and there is no such thing as road rage just patient drivers. There are numerous things to do such as beach hopping, nature walks through the rain forest, up to the highest peak, waterfalls to trek to for all levels of fitness, distillery tours, volcanic hot springs and Sulphur springs, historical sites or diving and snorkelling. We spent five days and it was not enough time to take in the many activities on offer. Parent's experience: Island cuisine. De-stressing tips: Relaxing at La Sagasse resort. Sightseeing places: Grand Etang lake and Mt Qua. I liked: The calm and relaxed atmosphere."

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2. Malta, Malta "Beautiful scenery, peace, possibility to take walks in nature."

Lastminute.com reviewer Zuzana adds, "Our stay at Gozo was very nice. The weather was warm, the beaches were very clean, and there were many natural and historical sights. De-stressing tips: Swimming, taking walks, chilling by the pool. Parent's experience: Beautiful scenery, peace, possibility to take walks in nature. I liked: Gozo is beautiful place with lot to offer, however, it's also calm as there are not that many tourists staying at the island."

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3. Cairo, Egypt "I liked: That it's a historical very old country and yet beautiful."

Lastminute.com reviewer Yasmine adds, "Cairo was amazing. Weather was hot at day time but nice at evening. I stayed in a hotel with the pyramids view which I found magnificent. Sightseeing places: The pyramids, Nile side cafes, Nile cruise, old Egypt streets... dancing shows and parties, many museums. I liked the Nile boat cruise the most. Parent's experience: The food and the hospitality of local people. As well as the music shows. I liked: That it's a historical very old country and yet beautiful."

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4. Istanbul, Turkey "We visited all historical places in Istanbul and did the Bosphorus cruise tour and visited the Princess Island."

Lastminute.com reviewer Mohammad Taha adds, "Weather was awesome. We visited all historical places in Istanbul and did the Bosphorus cruise tour and visited the Princess Island. Enjoy Turkish cuisine. Sightseeing places: We went to Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand market, Süleymaniye Mosque, Bosphorus cruise, and Princess Island. We enjoyed Bosphorus tour most, wonderful experience. Parent's experience: Bosphorus cruise and Turkish cuisine. I liked: Everything."

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5. Athens, Greece "Local food is delightful, lots of cultural and historical aspects."

Lastminute.com reviewer Ciara says, "Local food is delightful, lots of cultural and historical aspects. Sightseeing places: Acropolis - Parathion, Ancient Agora, Lyccabettus hill - amazing views of the city. Parent's experience: Lunch at Thiessa view, viewing the acropolis. I liked: Culture - food and history."

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6. Krakow, Poland "I would totally recommend a guided tour at this historical place."

Lastminute.com reviewer Nicolas shares, "1- Weather was lovely, food was nice and cheap. 2-Went to the main square and there was a stage with a band playing and also a food market with local food. Lovely city, romantic getaway, nice and cheap food. Parent's enjoyment: The food and walks around the main square. Places you saw: I would totally recommend a guided tour at this historical place."

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7. Lisbon, Portugal "I really enjoyed Pena palace as it was historical and very architectural. Lovely colourful building."

Lastminute.com reviewer Tahira Camrudin says, "Lovely weather and great food especially the bakery. Did lots of exploring and visited a lot of beaches. Adventurous activities done: I did sunset crusibg, visited adventure, Jeep safari in Sintra. Sightseeing places: Tower of Belem, Jeronimos monastery, Rio Tejo, Pena Palace are just a few. I really enjoyed Pena palace as it was historical and very architectural. Lovely colourful building. Parent's experience: Beach, shopping, eating out, going for a massage."

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8. Sevilla, Spain "Couldn't fault a thing, people were very friendly and the atmosphere was great."

Lastminute.com reviewer Sadia adds, "Couldn't fault a thing, people were very friendly and the atmosphere was great. De-stressing tips: Explored. Sightseeing places: Plaza the Espana. Parent's experience: The historical places. I liked: Weather and people."

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