New experiences are often a key reason why many of us decide to go on holiday.
Whether looking to sample a different culture, visit some of the world’s most famous historical locations and cities, or simply admire some of the best scenic sights on the planet, here a five spectacular experiences across Europe and America that are sure to live long in the memory!
1. Tour of historic Seville
One of the most charismatic cities in the world, historic Seville can be explored on an included tour featured in our Classical Spain holiday departing throughout 2019.
Famously the final resting place on the explorer Christopher Columbus, Seville really is one of Spain’s most beautiful cities.
During the tour, you will encounter the tall and ornate looking Catedral de Sevilla, the immense Royal Alcázar of Seville, and the Torre del Oro, once the resting place for collected treasure shipped back thousands of miles.
2. Romantic Venice
A choice of either a ‘Classic’ or ‘Undiscovered’ tour during our Lake Garda, Venice & Verona holiday caters to both first-time visitors to this wonderful city or Venice veterans looking for an authentic experience in the city beyond the major tourist spots.
Iconic sights around the city include St. Marks Square, Doge’s Palace, and St. Marks Campanile.
Forming part of the undiscovered tour available, an expert guide takes holidaymakers some of the hidden gems of the city, including the lesser-known Santa Maria della Pietà church and the stunning Scuola Grande di San Marco.
We thoroughly recommend opting for the undiscovered tour if you have visited this famously romantic city before and are keen to delve further into its vast history and examples of striking architecture.
3. Ride on the extraordinary Bernina Express
One of the great experiences Switzerland has to offer, to take a ride on the Bernina Express is to take a journey on one of the world’s greatest railway journeys.
Combining the pinnacle of Swiss engineering and wonderful scenery, the journey sees the train twist through some spectacular landscape. The route, including tunnels and spiralling sections of track, take the train past St Moritz up the highest station in Europe – Ospizio Bernina.
4. San Antonio’s historic Alamo
Heading across the Atlantic to the American Deep South, holidaymakers get to experience the home of the blues, classic Texas and get the chance to visit the world-famous Alamo.
Resting in San Antonio, once a Spanish settlement, The Alamo is the site of one of the key moments in American history.
Some 182 years ago, a small number of settlers were attacked by a huge Mexican Army in a siege that lasted over two weeks before the settlers, including Davy Crockett, were overrun.
Today a museum, the former fortress is dedicated to detailing the events. When visiting you can actually explore the battle site, complete with cannons!
5. Visit Ancient Pompeii
Once a Roman city, Pompeii was destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.
Visiting the ruins of the city today is a truly surreal experience. Holding huge archaeological importance, the city is one of Italy’s most memorable experiences.
As part of a tour of Naples and Pompeii, holidaymakers are given the opportunity to visit a museum containing key archaeological finds from the ruined city before visiting the wonderfully preserved Roman landmark.
Beyond key Roman features including mosaics and baths, you can even spot some graffiti dotted around the city!