HOLIDAYS: MORE VOCABULARY AND EXPRESSIONS YOU CAN USE

HOLIDAYS

Types of holidays
    
When you are on holiday...

You can go:
Abroad
To the seaside
To the mountains
To the country
Camping
On a walking holiday
On a sightseeing holiday
On a package holiday

Transport, Accessories

You can go:

by car, by ferry, by train, by bus, or you can fly 

You need useful accessories:

Suntan
Beach umbrella
Passport
Traveller’s cheques,currency
Your luggage
A camera
A map
A phrasebook

Activities

You can:
Put your feet up
Do some sunbathing
Get sunburnt
Try the local food
Go out at night
Dive
You can do:
 
Sailing
Windsurfing
Waterskiing
Scuba diving
Rock-climbing
Rafting
Snorkelling
Kayaking
Horse-riding
Pony-trekking


Other extended vocabulary and expressions on holidays:

  • all-in package/package holiday: a holiday where you purchase the travel and accommodation together
  • breathtaking view: an extremely beautiful view
  • charter-flight: a cheaper form of flying than a scheduled flight
  • check-in desk: the place at the airport where you register for your flight and deposit your luggage
  • departure lounge: where you wait for your flight to be called
  • far-off destination: somewhere a long way away
  • to get away from it all: to take a holiday to escape a busy or stressful lifestyle
  • guided tour: an organised group shown around a place of interest by an expert
  • holiday brochure: a glossy publication with details of holiday packages
  • holiday destination: where you go for a holiday
  • holiday of a lifetime: a special holiday that you are unlikely to repeat
  • holiday resort: a place where lots of people go for a holiday
  • hordes of tourists: crowds of tourists
  • local crafts: objects produced locally
  • long weekend: an extended weekend holiday including Friday or Monday
  • out of season: outside of the main holiday period
  • picturesque village: very pretty village
  • passport control: the place where your passport is checked
  • places of interest: sites of interest to tourists
  • wildlife safari: a holiday, often in Africa, to observe wild animals
  • self-catering: a holiday where you supply your own food
  • short break: a short holiday
  • to go sightseeing:  to look around the tourist sites
  • stunning landscape: extremely beautiful countryside
  • travel agent: a shop that specialises in booking holidays
  • tourist trap: somewhere where too many tourists go
  • youth hostel: a cheap form of accommodation