Holiday and Vacation Vocabulary Words List

Holiday and vacation are favourite part of everyone’s life isn’t it? So it should be fun learning vocabulary related to it, let’s start.

All the students or job going people wait for this so they can relax and enjoy for some time. After a hiatus people come back fresh and work becomes more productive. Some people work for extra hours before taking an off so they can afford their dream holiday.

People get in touch with travel agent to have a proper guided tour so they can enjoy each moment of the trip carefree. Different people have different destinations for holidays, some prefer going to beach for sun bath to get sunburnt and enjoy water sports such as rafting, waterskiing, scuba diving, wind surfing, sailing, kayaking etc.

Holiday and Vacation Vocabulary Words

Following is a list of vocabulary words related to holidays and vacations for first time explorers: 

Word Meaning
all-in packageall-in package/package holiday: a holiday where you purchase the travel and accommodation together
backpackingto travel or hike carrying one’s belongings in a backpack.
breathtaking viewbreathtaking view: an extremely beautiful view
campingthe activity of spending a holiday (vacation) living in a tent or campervan.
charter-flightcharter-flight: a cheaper form of flying than a scheduled flight
check in deskcheck-in desk: the place at the airport where you register for your flight and deposit your luggage
departure loungedeparture lounge: where you wait for your flight to be called
far-off destinationfar-off destination: somewhere a long way away
guided tourguided tour: an organised group shown around a place of interest by an expert
holiday brochurea glossy publication with details of holiday packages
holiday destinationwhere you go for a holiday
holiday of a lifetimea special holiday that you are unlikely to repeat
holiday resorta place where lots of people go for a holiday
hordes of touristscrowds of tourists
local craftsobjects produced locally
long weekendan extended weekend holiday including Friday or Monday
out of seasonoutside of the main holiday period
passport controlthe place where your passport is checked
picturesque villagevery pretty village
places of interestssites of interest to tourists
self cateringa holiday where you supply your own food
short breaka short holiday
stunning landscapeextremely beautiful countryside
to get away from it allto get away from it all: to take a holiday to escape a busy or stressful lifestyle
to go sight seeingto look around the tourist sites
tourist mapsomewhere where too many tourists go
travel agenta shop that specializes in booking holidays
vacationthe American term for ‘holiday’.
wildlife safaria holiday, often in Africa, to observe wild animals
youth hostela cheap form of accommodation

After covering the words in the above table you can have a look at following words to learn more detailed holiday vocabulary related tour and travel words.

Dream holidayHoliday seasonTouristsSightseeingHoliday resorts
Guided tourLodging  RecreationDeparture  Currency
SunburntSunbathBinoculars  LuggageItinerary
KayakingHalloweenEasterNew year eve’sValentine’s day
HiatusGatewaySun tanSuitcaseExpedition
CampingMotelEmbarkHikeCruise Ship
KnapsackWind surfingIslandDowntime  Waterskiing
FerryScuba DivingInnSailingKeepsake

Some prefer going for camping while many enjoy to travel out of country. In other country they are called tourists or foreigner. On return people bring souvenir for their families and friends.

Every country has a separate currency so before going first we have to change our currency to their currency for example Indian rupees (INR) to united state dollars (USD). When lodging to other countries the motels, resorts or inn have to be booked in advance to avoid any problem.

The days on which holidays common worldwide are valentine’s day, Christmas, Halloween, summer vacation, new year eve’s, mother’s day, father’s day, Easter and many more.

Write about your previous holiday experience using the words we have learned in this post. Where are you going on your next holiday vacations?.

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