If you haven't had a lot of traveling experience especially somewhere other than your own country, you might want to consider getting help from a travel company that specializes in travel in other countries as well as giving seniors special services to help them enjoy their vacation. When looking for one of these companies make sure that the travel agent or company has a lot of experience working with seniors so that they will be able to help you with all of your needs that will help you have a memorable and safe trip.
Just because a company claims they specialize in senior citizen packages does not mean all they are going to offer you is some boring trip that you are going to wish you never took. This is not going to be true. Whatever you might be looking for they should be able to arrange it for you. If you are looking for something that is relaxing and laid back they can arrange that and if on the other hand you are more into something with a little more action to it they will be able to arrange that for you as well. It's whatever your interests are and whatever you feel you can handle during the trip. However; you must be specific in your details when you talk to the travel agent, they can't read your mind and if you don't like what they come up with, find another agent.
When planning your vacation you should probably never go a lone. No one really should go a lone but seniors become special targets when on vacation so it's always a good idea to have at least one other travel companion with you, but don't hesitate to ask more of your friends to come a long. Sometimes you can get great group rates if you have three or more people traveling together.
One of the most important things you should do when it comes to your holidays to wherever you choose is make sure that you plan the trip as far a head of time as you possibly can. This is especially true if you are traveling to another country. You will need time to research what their culture is like, what their traditions are like. The main reason for this is so you blend in a little better with the locals. If they don't speak English it's even a good idea for you to get language guides and even language CDs so you can study the language before you get there and maybe even be able to say a few words or phrases by the time you arrive. Remember, the more information you have about the place you are going to the more enjoyable your trip is going to be.
Your health should be a factor when you plan your trip as well. Unfortunately, as much as we hate to admit it, as we get older things change and a lot of us have to take certain medications in order for us to maintain good health. So if you are on prescription drugs you really need to make sure you ask your doctor for enough of the medication to last for your entire trip and a little extra, say at least a week more than the time you will be on your trip. It's always better to have more than not enough. You should also discuss your travel plans with your doctor so that they can give you advice on anything that might come up while you are gone. You should also compile a list of all of your medical conditions including all of the medications you are on. Make sure your name and address, doctor's name with phone number and an emergency contact are at the top of this list. Keep this list in your wallet at all times.
You should have a wonderful time if you plan things well, take some friends with you and let a travel agent take care most of the headaches of the trip itinerary.