Find out if we’ve got your favourite pastime covered in our dedicated special interest holidays travel guide or just search for a few more ideas to help you have a really worthwhile week away rather than just a boring break at the beach. This page is all about what special interest holidays entail and how you can choose between small group and tailor made options to ensure you get the most out of your holiday.
Future solar eclipse maps
Eclipses are heaven-sent chances to explore places you might never have considered. Unless you are in the UK where, from recent experience, it is more like a case of 50 shades of grey, but with no climax. It's easy to discover where to see the next solar eclipse - they're fixed far ahead, with at least one eclipse a year. So decide which one suits your diary, budget and interests. Also consider where has the best chance of clear skies on the big day. The next total eclipse in 2024 will sweep across the United States, a four-minute blackout that's the perfect excuse to head into America's wonderful national parks for light pollution-free skies. And remember: totality covers a spread of locations as the moon's shadow crosses the earth, so if the forecast isn't good in one spot, you might be luckier somewhere nearby.
East Timor, April 20 2023
1. East Timor, April 20 2023
The 2023 solar eclipse will be a hybrid. Annular when it begins, so resulting in a ‘ring of fire’ effect when viewed from the sea, and reaching totality for more than a minute as it crosses land. The best place to witness the phenomenon will be from East Timor, a remote island country that intrepid travellers will find fascinating to explore either side of the eclipse.
USA, April 8, 2024
2. USA, April 8, 2024
The total solar eclipse forecast to sweep northeastwards across North America, from Mexico through Texas (where visibility is expected to be best) all the way to Maine and into eastern Canada makes the perfect excuse to discover the majesty of America’s national parks. Astonishing wildlife encounters are combined with ranger-led educational treks, epic landscapes and a sense of remoteness perfect for watching the stars. As an added incentive, the blackout is predicted to last over four minutes.
Not an eclipse but Luosto in Finland is brilliantly set up for the Northern Lights, which are often viewed from a nearby lake. There are a great range of hotels and more rustic log cabins; many have “Aurora Alarms” to alert you to the arrival of the lights. Nearby activities include cross-country and downhill skiing, reindeer and husky safaris, and a trip down an amethyst mine.
Our top Solar eclipse Holiday
Walking the US National Parks and Eclipse
From £4195 to £4508 13 days inc UK flights
Small group travel:
2023: 7 Oct, 10 Oct
2023: 7 Oct, 10 Oct
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More about Solar eclipse
Find out when and where to see a solar eclipse, as well as how to view it safely.
Read on to plan your solar eclipse holidays several years in advance.
The East Timor solar eclipse in 2023 promises a spectacular ‘ring of fire’ effect, as well as the chance to witness totality for over a minute.
All the science bits to help you learn why solar eclipses are rare, and the different types.
Astronomy holiday ideas take travellers beyond the solar eclipse to shed light on new destinations.
Expert tips and traveller advice on solar eclipse holidays.
Responsible solar eclipse holidays explore the Earth as well as the heavens.