Top 20 lifetime travel experiences
01 January 2019
We’ve selected just some of the top places and travel experiences for you to tick off your travel list in 2020.
1. Take a Jeep Ride in Wadi Rum
The Wadi Rum desert, or ‘The Valley of the Moon’, in Jordan is full of incredible rock formations, sand dunes and offers breathtaking views. It was also used as a filming location for the classic film ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’
2. See the Northern Lights
3. Go on the ultimate American road trip
Route 66 goes all the way from Chicago to L.A. and is the symbol of American culture.
4. Enjoy an African Safari
5. Go with the flow on a river cruise
6. Visit La Alhambra
A visit to the Alhambra should definitely be on your travel list. The UNESCO listed monument complex of La Alhambra, with magnificent palaces, patios and gardens, is one of Spain's most treasured historic sites.
7. Explore Old Havana in a classic American car
The classic 1950's cars are famously associated with the country, from 1959 to 2013 there was an import ban on cars in Cuba.
8. See the mighty Iguazu Falls
9. Admire the artwork in the Hermitage
It's been estimated that it would take a visitor more than 10 years to view the entire art collection in the Hermitage Museum! On our holidays to Russia, you can visit Moscow and St Petersburg; both of these cities are unique in their own way.
10. Discover India’s Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle is a classic introduction for any visitor to India. it's a popular tourist circuit that takes in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
11. Experience the Rockies
The snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Canada are surely one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights.
12. Sail around Ha Long Bay
Hạ Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vietnam, means "descending dragon" and is quite possibly one of the most beautiful places in the world.
13. Cycle the old city wall of Xi’an
We recommend taking a bike tour to see the impressive ancient wall in Xi’an, the ancient capital of China, as it’s one of the oldest and best preserved city walls in the country.
14. Go to the smallest country in the world
On our Highlights of Rome and Umbria including Assisi holiday, you can visit Vatican City, see St Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, where you will be amazed by Michelangelo’s most famous masterpiece.
15. Fjords of Norway
Norway's spectacular fjords are a must-see. Take a cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nærøyfjord and discover Norway’s stunning landscapes.
16. Step back in time to Ancient Greece
The land where civilisation began, Greece is full of historical sites and archaeological wonders. See the Acropolis, an ancient citadel perched on a hilltop overlooking Athens and visit Thessaloniki, the cultural capital of Greece.
17. Cruise the Nile
Visit the Pyramids of Giza before embarking on a cruise down the Nile and discover more historical treasure troves of Ancient Egypt.
18. Drink port in Porto
A trip to this city would not be complete without trying its most famous export - Port wine! Located on the Douro River in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of Europe’s oldest cities, and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.
19. Breathe in the fresh Austrian air
Take an Alpine adventure, discover the natural beauty of Austria and visit the historical city of Innsbruck.
20. Take a train journey through the Pyrenees
Experience one of Europe’s most stunning mountain ranges and discover the French and Spanish sides of The Pyrenees by train.
We hope these top travel experiences have inspired you, we offer escorted holidays to over 160 places worldwide and our team is always on hand to help you choose your dream destination.;