You can’t get enough of TUI BLUE and wonder why you only ever get to enjoy one TUI BLUE hotel on a trip? We asked ourselves the same question and thought about how you can get even more TUI BLUE on holiday! In this article, we present the best TUI BLUE itineraries for you to put together yourself.
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Where can I book these trips?
You can’t book these trips anywhere in a ready-made form. Either let your travel agent book the flights and hotels, or book everything yourself on the internet. Attention: Protect yourself with insurance. It doesn’t take long for someone to have Covid, a flight gets cancelled… I know, it’s adventurous and a conventional package tour is simply more convenient. But hey: We are TUI BLUE and want you to get around and see things!
Here we go with the best TUI BLUE travel routes:
Rock me Amadeus: Across the Austrian Alps
Trip duration: min. 10 days, better 2 weeks
One of the very best TUI BLUE routes is the one where you visit all 3 TUI BLUE hotels in Austria! I have already visited the TUI BLUE Schladming and the TUI BLUE Fieberbrunn in one trip (there was not enough time for Montafon): It was great! It is very worthwhile for those who love the mountains and hearty cuisine. The itinerary makes the question of “Which TUI BLUE hotel in Austria is right for me” redundant. Just try them all out. Don’t forget: Try Kaiserschmarrn 😉
Route: Either from Schladming via Fieberbrunn to Montafon or in reverse order from west to east. A total of 355 km. Theoretically, the route is also doable by train, but more comfortable by car.
My big fat Greek wedding: Island hopping in the Aegean
Trip duration: 2 weeks
The Greek islands all have their own character. Why not combine two islands and the comfort of TUI BLUE hotels in one trip?
In my search for the best ferry connections, I came across these two combinations:
Santorini & Crete for Couples
On Santorin you can lose yourself in the much-photographed white streets of the capital Thira and then relax in the swim-up pool of the TUI BLUE Meltemi (note: Adults-only hotel). The ferry takes you to Crete several times a day in 1:45 hours. There you will be spoilt for choice between several hotels in the western and eastern part of the island. A hiker’s paradise and beautiful beaches await you on Greece’s largest island.
Hotel tip Santorini & Crete for couples: TUI BLUE Meltemi + TUI BLUE Insula Alba
Rhodes & Kos for all
This combination works for couples and families. There are plenty of sights to see in Kos should you ever fancy something other than beach, pool, food, BLUEf!t, BLUE Spa and entertainment (so never?!?). The ferry to Rhodes leaves Kos seven times a week and takes 2:45 h. Almost a mini-cruise! Rhodes is on a par with Kos when it comes to sightseeing. But if you’re travelling with children, you may as well not care. They will find the water park at the TUI BLUE Atlantica Aegean Park more exciting than anything else.
Hotel tip Rhodes for families: TUI BLUE Atlantica Aegean Park (Aqua park!)
Hotel tip Rhodes & Kos for couples: TUI BLUE Lindos Bay + TUI BLUE Oceanis Beach (private pool!)
Island hopping is too strenuous for you? You get seasick? Then just stay on Crete. The island is so big that you can take in the best of Crete with a week in the west and a week in the east. With a total of 6 hotels, TUI BLUE is really well represented on Greece’s largest island, including hotels with swim-up pools and private pools.
Route: Allow approx. 3 h driving time between the TUI BLUE hotels in the east and west. This combination is very feasible with a rental car, as you can drop off the car at the same airport. Good rental cars can be found at TUI Cars.
Hotel tip Crete for couples: TUI BLUE Elounda Village (East)
Hotel tip Crete for families: TUI BLUE Elounda Breeze (East)
Turkish delight: Best of the southern Turkish Coast
Trip duration: 2 weeks
You don’t know the Turkish Aegean? Or do you and you can’t decide between TUI BLUE Sarigerme Park and TUI BLUE Palm Garden (Turkish Riviera) because they both have such amazing reviews? I have some good news and some bad news. The good: you can choose between several TUI BLUE hotels on the Turkish Riviera between Antalya and Alanya and then spend another week on the Aegean at Dalaman, Fethiye or Marmaris.
The bad news: you have to get from one coast to the other. How do you do that? Either one-way by rental car, by public transport (tedious, but cheap and adventurous), hijack a ship or book a transfer at the hotel. The Turks are masters of improvisation and make a lot of things possible! Just ask the relevant TUI BLUE hotel in advance if it’s possible. You can find the hotel’s contact details in the BLUE App or on the TUI BLUE website.
Route: It is 335 km from the TUI BLUE Palm Garden to Sarigerme. The route is of course also possible the other way round.
Hotel tip for families: TUI BLUE Palm Garden or TUI BLUE Pascha Bay + TUI BLUE Sarigerme Park or TUI BLUE Tropical
Hotel tip for couples: TUI BLUE Side + TUI BLUE Seno
Hotel tip 5-star luxury for all: TUI BLUE Sensatori Barut Sorgun + TUI BLUE Sensatori Barut Fethiye
Spanish Eyes: Canary Islands hopping with TUI BLUE
Trip duration: 2 weeks for 2 islands, 3 weeks for 3 islands
Whether you’re a family with children or a sporty couple, TUI BLUE has a great selection of hotels in the Canary Islands. It would be a shame to only see one island when you’re already in the area, wouldn’t it? Thanks to the combination of one-way flights to the Canary Islands, this is also easily possible. My suggestion for the active: one week hiking on Tenerife or Gran Canaria, one week beach holiday on Fuerteventura. The islands are connected by ferries or short flights. We took the ferry and it was a great experience (and more environmentally friendly than flying). For families, the family hotels on Lanzarote and Gran Canaria are excellent. A fabulous combination for 2 weeks, especially in autumn/winter.
Hotel tip for couples: TUI BLUE Riu Calypso (Fuerteventura) + TUI BLUE Suite Princess (Gran Canaria)
Hotel tip for families: TUI BLUE Playa Feliz (Gran Canaria) + TUI BLUE Flamingo Beach (Lanzarote)
101 Dalmatians: the ultimate Croatia route
Trip duration: 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the number of stopovers.
This route is really easy to do – with your own vehicle! You drive down the Croatian coast from Istria to Dubrovnik and enjoy up to 5 TUI BLUE hotels and endless beautiful views of the Adriatic coast. Just thinking about it makes me want to go straight away! The only question is: how much holiday do you have? That’s what I would base the number of hotel stops on. If your laptop is your office, you can of course stretch your holiday with some “workation“. My personal favourite is the beautiful Makarska Riviera. The swim-up pool at TUI BLUE Makarska is the ultimate way to combine a relaxing splash and a killer sea view.
Route: It is 732 km from Istria via the Makarska Riviera to the island of Kolocep. Alternatively, you can take the ferry from Pula to Zadar and exchange part of the overland journey for a sea voyage.
Best combo: TUI BLUE Medulin + one of the three TUI BLUE Hotels on the Makarska Riviera + TUI BLUE Kalamota Island
Which is the best TUI BLUE travel route?
Feeling tempted? Which itinerary do you like best? Have you already travelled one of these routes or do you have more ideas? Write it in the comments. Have fun dreaming and planning.