Canon S120. A small sturdy tripod.
Enjoy the holiday.
He will enjoy it more without a tripod.
He said he wanted lovely landscapes. The tripod is a must for that.
Agreed a big tripod will not be required. A small one for the small camera to enable low ISO (The sensor is small on these cameras)
These small sensors require f/5.6 or faster to avoid diffraction softening. That equates to exposures of 1/800s or faster at ISO 100 on a bright day. You don't need a tripod for that speed with a short focal length lens without IS. And most of these cameras have 4-6 stops of IS. A joy of these modern small cameras is that they free you from the pain of carting around even a small tripod. A tripod might have its uses but it is not a "must".
My bad Alan. I visualise landscapes photos only early morning or evening. Personality issues.
I'm with sanj on this one...I've heard the expression about those who go out in the midday sun, and it doesn't include photographers.
Particularly, 'stunning landscapes' and 'bright days' aren't generally a good match, IMO.
But a Gorillapod would do the trick for a small camera. This one was with a Gorillapod SLR Zoom attached to the railing of one of the Golden Jubilee Bridges over the Thames.
EOS M2, EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM @ 20mm, 2.5 s, f/7.1, ISO 400