Wanderlust: 18 Amazing holidays venturing around the world

Canadian Rockies

The perfect weekend accompaniment, we explore 18 incredible holidays travelling around the world, each offering up their own memorable experiences sure to excite readers with a passion for travel.

1. Austrian Winter Wonderland Adventure


The ultimate winter escape, spend time in the heart of Austria’s snowy and stunning Salzkammergut region.

Highlights include: Salzburg, winter walks, snowshoeing, Hallstatt.

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2. Autumn Tints of Arran


Discover beautiful Arran at height of autumn. Travelling across the Firth of Clyde, this wonderful staycation short break is packed with incredible holiday moments.

Highlights include: Circular island tour, Brodick Castle, Whitling Bay.

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3. 2021 Cruises from Dundee

A fantastic BUY ONE GET ONE FREE offer is currently available on each of the Magellan cruises sailing from Dundee.

Available voyages include exploring the stunning fjords of Norway, the romantic Scottish Isles, the remote Faroes and the incredible land of ‘fire & ice’ – Iceland.

Alternatively, join a Round Britain cruise, sail to the intriguing Baltics or travel on our very special voyage to the top of the world departing in the summer of 2021.

4. Andre Rieu New Year Concert in Amsterdam

Andre Rieu

See the maestro himself André Rieu perform live with his Johann Strauss Orchestra next January – the perfect remedy for any lingering January blues.

Performing in Amsterdam, travellers will also get the chance to sample the Dutch capital, one of Europe’s greatest cities.

Highlights include: Visiting Central Amsterdam, seeing André Rieu live at the start of 2021!

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5. Budapest to the Black Sea


Join an incredible river cruising journey travelling from Budapest to the Black Sea via the Balkans. Currently, holidaymakers can take advantage of a fantastic £200pp off early booking offer on this holiday!

Highlights include: 16 visits & tours, 5-star ship, the magnificent Iron Gates Gorge.

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6. Classic South Africa

Kruger National Park

Comprised of some of the most diverse and incredible landscapes on the planet, home to an array of memorable wildlife, South Africa is one of the great long-haul destinations.

Highlights include: Game drive in Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Swaiziland, the Garden Route, wine-tasting tour.

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7. Egypt – Nile River Cruise

Pyramids of Giza

Follow in the footsteps of the Pharoahs throughout the incredible Egyptian adventure.

Staying aboard a 5 Star vessel, in Cairo and on the banks of the Red Sea, travellers will also be able to enjoy a variety of excursions exploring this fascinating country.

Highlights include: Visit to the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, High Dam, Egyptian Museum.

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8. Fall Colours of  USA & Canada

Niagara Falls

Explore New England & Canada during the spectacular Fall season.

Discover amazing cities and step out and experience one of the North American continent’s most beautiful corners.

Highlights include: Niagara Falls, Québec City, Toronto, Ottawa, Fall Foilage drive, Boston.

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9. Kenya – Beach & Safari


Staying on the Indian Ocean’s in the African continent’s east, set off to discover the dramatic landscapes and wonderful wildlife of Kenya on this tour heading to some of the country’s most important national parks and reserves.

Highlights include: Four-night safari, three game drives, Tsavo West National Park, Taita Hills private game reserve.

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10. Lake Bled & beautiful Slovenia

Lake Bled

One of Europe’s most iconic lakes, beautiful mountain scenery and one of the continent’s greenest cities all await travellers joining this spectacular break away.

Highlights include: Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Predjama Castle.

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11. Medieval Germany


Delving into Germany’s medieval history throughout seven included guided tours, this incredible river cruise visits the heart of romantic Germany. Currently, holidaymakers can take advantage of a fantastic £200pp off early booking offer on this holiday!

Highlights include: 7 visits & tours including Bamberg, Nuremberg, Mainz, 5-star ship.

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12. Moscow & St Petersburg


Visit two of Russia’s most iconic cities – Moscow & St Petersburg – on this excellent two-centre tour packed with experiences all aimed at providing insight into this fascinating country.

Highlights include: Sightseeing tour of Moscow, the Kremlin, sightseeing tour of St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum.

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13. New England in the Fall

Veront USA

Journeying from Manhattan Island to Boston and then on to New England, this essential East Coast USA tour guides holidaymakers through some  wonderful scenery celebrated around the world.

Highlights include: New York City, Fall Foliage Tour, Maine, Boston, Rhode Island.

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14. Rhine & Moselle


Travel along the mighty Rhine, visiting greats including Cologne, Boppard and the famous wine town of Rüdesheim on this memorable voyage along one of the world’s greatest waterways.

Currently, holidaymakers can take advantage of a fantastic £200pp off early booking offer on this holiday!

Highlights include: 5-star ship, 7 guided tours including Cologne, Koblenz & Trier.

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15. The Blue Danube

Vienna Parliament

Follow the renowned Danube river during a river that also gives you the opportunity to soak up all the wonderful history and culture that inspired some renowned figures in world history for centuries.

Currently, holidaymakers can take advantage of a fantastic £200pp off early booking offer on this holiday!

Highlights include: 5-star ship, 7 visits & tours including Vienna, Budapest, Melk Abbey.

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16. Up Helly Aa 2021 Winter Festival

Up Helly Aa

One of the key events in the Scottish, and indeed, the global calendar, the world-famous annual Up Helly Aa Winter Fire Festival is simply a must-experience.

Celebrating the lengthening days and coming of another year, the festival also nods to Shetlands Viking past in amazing style with a viking parade through the streets of the island capital.

Highlights include: Up Helly Aa Fire Festival, Jarlshof archaeological site, Eshaness cliffs.

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17. Western Canada & the Rockies

Canadian Rockies

Experience the Canadian Rockies & glories of Western Canada on a 10-day epic tour exploring the ‘Great White North’.

Highlights include: Vancouver, Jasper, Snowcoach ride, Banff, Capilano Suspension Bridge.

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18. Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

Spilt Croatia

Away from Croatia’s more famous coastal cities, the town of Šibenik is the perfect Dalmatian retreat.

An ideal base for travellers to set off an discover this beautiful stretch of coastline, you will have ample chance to relax and enjoy the delights of the Šibenik Riviera.

Highlights include: Walking tour of Šibenik, full-day boat trip, excursion to Split & Trogir.

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