10 Bespoke Holidays To Satiate Your Unfulfilled Wanderlust
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Road Tripping Across Europe
Where: France, Italy, Monaco, The UK, and Switzerland by Q Experiences
Why It’s Worth Your Money: This supercar road trip is the stuff of legends for Formula 1 enthusiasts. Covering almost 2,000 km via five countries, this epic six-day journey will take you through the engineering marvel – the undersea Channel Tunnel, the picturesque vineyards of Champagne, the Swiss Alps and Italy’s Stelvio Pass – the greatest driving road in the world. You can bring your vacation to a thrilling end at the gorgeous Monaco Bay and catch a ring side view of the Grand Prix. Rent a Ferrari or a Bentley for a superlative drive time!
Wine Tasting Near The World’s Largest Active Volcano
Where: Chile by EcoChile
Why It’s Worth Your Money: Chile – the seventh largest wine producing nation is an oenophile’s dream. From peppery Carménères to fruity Merlots, you will be astounded at the sheer variety of wines. EcoChile organises lovely treks to the Maipo Valley, the birthplace of the country’s wine industry. Here, you can sip the region’s best wines amidst the stunning views of active volcanoes in the Andes.
Where: South Africa by The Luxury Safari Company
Why It’s Worth Your Money: The Kruger and Sabi Sands Reserve in South Africa is prime territory for spotting the big cats. Teeming with wildlife, the reserve is home to many endangered species. You can upgrade your wildlife holiday by spending an afternoon with an anti-poaching squad in Madikwe or learn how to track rhinos at Marataba. You could even watch little baby turtles hatch in Kwa Zulu Natal or swim with the whales at Harmanus in the Western Cape.
Riding High In A Hot Air Balloon
Where: Cappadocia, Turkey
Why It’s Worth Your Money: Indulge in a journey of fun to experience Cappadocia and its enthralling balloon rides. With views worthy of a picture postcard – you can book a 1.5 hour-private ride that allow spectacular views of the outlandish landscape, verdant vineyards and orchards, and the semi-arid valleys of Cappadocia.
Sun Yourself At A Private Beach
Where: Sheraton Fiji resort
Why It’s Worth Your Money: When it comes to reconnecting with yourself, few things can beat a quiet holiday at a private beach. Far away from all the touristy cacophony, Sheraton Fiji Resort, has its own beach with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. Located in Denarau Island, the resort, with its manicured gardens and luxurious suites is nothing short of a personal tropical paradise. Here, you can vegetate on the beachfront or sip beer under the palm trees or sapphire-blue skies. Don’t forget to try the kokoda, an island dish made with raw fish.
Cruising along the Nordic Coast
Where: Norway to Scotland by Viking Ocean Cruise
Why It’s Worth Your Money: Sail along the plunging fjords on the Norwegian coast to discover the Land of the Midnight Sun. The Viking Ocean Cruise sails across the fabled path of the Vikings, where you can marvel at the remote North Cape in Norway and the pristine islands of Scotland. All along your journey, the ‘midnight sun’ will shine on you 24 hours a day!
Take A rejuvenating Spa Break
Where: Jiva Spa, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Why It’s Worth Your Money: Maybe it’s the calm waters of the many lakes, the Rajasthani hospitality or a combination of both that makes Udaipur an ideal wellness getaway. The Jiva Spa at the Taj Lake Palace offers rejuvenating massages that combine the best of Indian and western therapies. You can opt for private treatment and a jacuzzi or float on a boat on Lake Pichola.
A Royal Weekend
Book With: The Raj Palace, Jaipur
Why It’s Worth Your Money: Almost 300 years old, this erstwhile palace-turned-hotel has won the coveted title of ‘the World’s Best Heritage Hotel’ for seven consecutive years. Its Presidential Suite will set you back by a whopping $19,500 per night, making it one of the most expensive suites in the world. Sprawled over four floors covering 16,000 sq ft, it features four bedrooms, a jacuzzi, a private elevator, and a terrace with a panoramic view of the Pink City.
Where: Ireland by Canopy and Stars
Why It’s Worth Your Money: Explore the unspoilt French wilderness or spend your honeymoon in a yurt by an Irish lakeside, as you glamp across the wild outdoors. With Canopy and Stars, there are over 600 curated getaways across Europe to zero in on. Breathtaking surroundings are a given and so are the gourmet meals and WiFi!
Riding On Board A Luxury Train
Where: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur on-board the Maharaja Express
Why It’s Worth Your Money: Care to indulge in a romantic train journey aboard the grand Maharaja Express? Then, book the Presidential suite that spans an entire coach and is equipped with two bedrooms, a living room and a mini bar. While the carriage decor will take you back to the days of the Raj, the fine dining restaurants will serve you sumptuous food inspired by the recipes from royal kitchens.