Top 10 Travel Bucket List Destinations - Where to Go in 2018
"What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year." - Vern McLellan
The reasons why people travel vary. Some to explore the world, some to challenge oneself, some to learn new things, some to make new friends, some to escape, to get out their comfort zone, some to relax and recharge… No matter for what reason, the important thing is to be on the road, to not stop going.
To help you get going in 2018, we have put together the top 10 travel bucket list destinations that you definitely shouldn’t miss in the new year to come.
Seville was voted as the top city to visit in 2018 by the prestige travel publisher Lonely Planet for good reasons. With good weather all year round, rich and charming history and culture and great food, Seville is the place to be!
Take a Monumental Walking Tour with us to explore its history, demonstrated in the Cathedral of Sevilla, the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world and the Alcazar, the Royal Palace of Seville. Alternatively, join us for an "Unusual" Seville Sightseeing Tour to discover the alternative sights, especially the Santa Cruz Jewish neighborhood. Seville is also an ideal place to enjoy an authentic Flamenco Show, the southerners’ passion will surely wow you! As the capital of Andalusia, with good connections to nearby cities, Seville is also a good place to embark some day tours to Ronda, Cordoba and Jerez & Cadiz.
Many would agree that watching the Norther Lights is the most magical thing ever in their life. Iceland has been a hot destination for the past years and will still be in 2018, thanks to its stunning nature. Pick one of the tours for a Norther Lights Hunt and a lifetime experience! In the meantime, don’t miss out the Golden Circle, where you will find Geysir, Gullfoss, as well as Thingvellir National Park. The South Coast adventures should also be in your to do list. It has Glaciers, Glacier Lagoon, Ice Cave, Waterfalls and more to offer!
Join our Highlights of Dubrovnik Half Day Tour and immerse yourself in the rich history of the city. If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, then you should definitely join us to explore King’s Landing and learn all about the Targaryens, Baratheons, Starks and other noble families. For those who want to explore the neighboring countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, Dubrovnik is also an ideal starting point.
Split on the other hand, is a great starting point to explore the surrounding islands and nature. From here, you can Take A Speedboat to the Explore Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar, Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, and Discover the magnificent waterfalls in Krka National Park and Šibenik.
With Lisbon’s timeworn charm, the scenery Douro Valley, Sintra and the westernmost point of continental Europe, Fado, the soul of Portuguese music and of course the wine, Portugal has no reason to not be your next travel destination.
In Lisbon, join us for a Comprehensive City Tour to visit St. George's Castle, Jeronimos Monastery and embrace Lisbon medieval side. Visit the great monuments, such as Belem Tower that honor the golden age of the discoveries. To taste the fantastic Portuguese wine, make sure you sign up for the Azeitao and Alentejo Wine Tour that will take you to visit the best wine cellars in the region. Also, leave at least a day for a Sintra and Cabo da Roca Excursion, see both the spectacular architectures through a visit to castles and palaces and experience the natural beauty of the Roca´s Cape.
Voted as Best European Destination for 2014 by the European citizens, Porto is rich in history, architecture, culture, gastronomy, trade, encounters and discoveries. Explore it with an expert guide in 3 hours! Don’t miss the chance to See this charming city by night and Listen to Fado. The highlight of all, if you ask us, is to Go around the Douro Valley with River Cruise!
Bucharest is underestimated as a travel destination. As Romania’s capital and largest city, and in the past days the "Little Paris of the East", it has redefined itself and deserves more attention. Discover Bucharest in Half Day, experience the culture of the city, and learn about some of its most important moments throughout history. For those who are interested in the communist period of Romania, the Rise and Fall of Communism Tour will give you a comprehensive understanding of the history. The Dracula’s Castle Day Tour is another highlight when visiting Bucharest. Don't forget to pack your silver cross and string of garlic! :) Last but not the least, embark on the famous Transfagarasan Roadtrip. The Top Gear team deemed Transfagarasan as the most amazing road they have ever seen, it will measure up to your expectations as well!
Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the shooting location of Sound of Music is a destination for music lovers. Join us for Mozart Dinner Concert at Stiftskulinarium and enjoy an amazing concert with Mozart's plays: La Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, the Magic Flute. The Original Sound of Music Tour that takes you to the film’s iconic sites will surely remind you of the scenes from one of the most popular movies of all time. The Austrian Lakes, Mountains & Salt Mines around the city is also worth exploring. Salzburg is both for culture and nature lovers!
Go for A Romantic Escape in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, France
Nice is one of the best city for cycling with its bike friendly designed roads and culture. Nice Cycling Tour is thus one of the best ways to explore the city. From Nice, Monaco, Cannes, French Riviera and San Remo Italian Markets are also accessible in one day.
In Marseille, treat yourself with a Sightseeing Half Day Shore Excursion to explore the city of Marseille with its old port and the historical center.
Take a Segway Tour in Cannes, ride in the steps of the greatest movie stars, and discover the city of “Festivals” in a fun and interactive way!
Nature and Outdoor Activities in Queensland, Australia
From the rainforest to the reef, the sky above to the sea deep down, Queensland is the ideal destination for nature and extreme sports lovers. It has also gotten plenty of amusement and theme parks for some adrenaline rides.
With this Nerang River & Hinterland Highlights Tour from Gold Coast, you will be able to see for yourself the amazing diversity of the Gold Coast in one day - from the city sights to the hinterland! You can also travel to the amazing Springbrook National Park and visit one of the world's most significant natural glow worm colonies. We guarantee this will be a mesmerizing and fairytale-like experience!
Brisbane is a right place to ride the rides and get wet! You can enjoy a world of fantasy and fun for the day in Dreamland, experience first-class rides and action-packed shows in Movie World, enjoy eight of the world's best thrill water slides in Whitewater World and have an exciting day in Wet 'n Wild Theme Park!
Cairns is where you should visit if you’re looking for breathtaking nature and activities. See the Great Barrier Reef with your own eyes. You will be amazed by the abundance of life and the variety of colors will leave you speechless! Explore Kuranda, the unique World Heritage Rainforest and get close and personal with Australian Wildlife. You can also admire the stunning Daintree Wilderness and Cape Tribulation and enjoy Jungle Surfing. Or adventure in the Cairns ZOOM, the world’s first Challenge Ropes Course.
See Machu Picchu, the Sacred Citadel of the Incas in Cusco, Peru
As one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu lives up to its reputation in every single perspective. Join us to explore the Sacred Citadel of the Incas, immerse yourselves in ancient history and prepare to have your breath taken away by the sheer beauty of this ancient city.
Most people are in Cusco because of Machu Picchu, but the city itself and the surrounding Sacred Valley have also much to offer. Discover the magic and beauty of the capital of the Incan Empire and admire the archaeological park in Sacsayhuaman. Take the opportunity to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac and Ollantaytambo. And don’t miss out Moray, with its colossal concentric terraces simulating a huge amphitheater and Maras, the famous and millenary salt mines from colonial times.
With breathtaking scenery and completely different landscape and almost untouched nature, Patagonia is a place where once you have been to, you will never want to leave.
From El Calafate, you can join a Glacier Cruise to see the Glaciers close up. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and the amazing nature will stun you in every way possible. You can also Day Trip to El Chalten, known as “The Capital of the Trekking” and Hike Mount Fitz Roy. You will enjoy a unique adventure and spend a wonderful day discovering the beauties of Patagonia.
Ushuaia, the "city at the end of the world", its unique location offers mountains, glaciers, and forests unlike anywhere else. You can take the famous End Of The World Train - Ride on the southernmost functioning railway in the world and discover the beauties of the Land of Fire! Discover the beauty of Tierra del Fuego National Park and take in the incredible views of mountains, lakes, and lagoons. Or spend your afternoon on a catamaran sailing through the Beagle Channel where you will discover Ushuaia's landscape and wildlife at Seal and Bird Islands. See stunning natural landscapes and their untamed wildlife for an amazing experience.
What are you waiting for? It’s time to pack your backpack and embark on a new adventure!