It’s as hard to have a favourite type of holiday as it is to have a favourite flavour of ice cream (sometimes you might be tempted towards the tropical taste of mango, sometimes comforting chocolate, other times you crave the sharply-sweet savour of raspberry ripple). With so many choices, it can be tough to know what holiday is right for you. But if there’s one thing for sure, it’s that going on a guided tour gives you the best possible chance to see more than you ever dreamed possible.
The only hard part is deciding which destinations to visit first! Fortunately, we’ve put together our own guidebook of sorts, which lists 10 fantastic places around the world that can be visited on tours with Travelsphere.
Undoubtedly one of the most alluring countries in Europe, Italy has been winning the hearts and minds of travellers for centuries. Home to some of the world’s best food – pizza was invented here! – expect also to find amazing examples of art and architecture, as well as spectacular natural scenery. Containing some of the most exciting and unique tours we offer, Italy should be at the very top of your 2020 travel list.
Often overshadowed by its neighbour Spain, Portugal has a lot to offer as a holiday destination. Here the Atlantic influence is plain to see: national dishes include salt cod and grilled sardines, the beaches of the Algarve are golden and glorious, and the country’s architecture harkens back to a bygone era when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire. As idyllic as it is charming, escorted tours of Portugal are the ideal solution for travellers wanting to take in everything this glorious place offers.
In recent years, Croatia has become one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. Shaded by walled towns, Croatia serves as a superb setting for fantasies of the Mediterranean. With an incredible island-dotted coast and a rich cultural legacy, Croatia is sure to inspire your travels. Expect Venetian palazzi nestled by Napoleonic forts, Roman columns protruding from early Slavic churches, and Viennese mansions standing beside statues in the Socialist Realist style. If you’re looking for a trip that combines cultural discovery and enjoying luscious landscapes with likeminded travellers, you’ll definitely be impressed by our tour holidays to Croatia.
On escorted tours of the USA, it’s almost like getting 50 holidays all at once! Whether you want to experience the best of the West Coast or enjoy exciting East Coast highlights, it’s all but guaranteed you’ll have the trip of a lifetime in the United States. From New Orleans jazz to New York City’s shopping streets, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to what you can discover. For an authentic American experience, be sure to go on an escorted tour holiday to the USA in 2020.
Although the USA and Canada are so close, geographically speaking, you’ll find the latter a completely different, yet similarly stunning, holiday destination. Whether winter polar bear encounters are your thing or you much prefer moose-spotting, Canada has more than enough to keep everyone entertained. As the second biggest country in the world, Canada boasts a diverse array of landscapes: glistening glaciers, remote rainforests, magnificent mountain ranges, and breath-taking beaches can all be found here. Escorted tours of Canada are the only way for travellers to truly appreciate the incredible beauty of this versatile country.
They don’t call it ‘Incredible India’ for nothing. From tigers to the Taj Mahal, visiting this remarkable country is guaranteed to wow you. India stimulates every one of your senses; whether the wafting aromas of the spice markets or the flavours of traditional cuisine, prepare to be dazzled by the sheer vibrancy of the culture. Go on a guided tour to fully embrace all that India has to offer.
Wild and beautiful, Australia is a kaleidoscope of colour and excitement; from the deep red sands of the outback to the rainbow coral reefs along its coastlines, this enchanting country really is a sight to behold. Ticking off this once-in-a-lifetime destination is now easier than ever thanks to our escorted Australia touring holidays. So, whether attending an authentic bush barbecue or marvelling at the changing colours of Uluru (Ayers Rock) as the sun rises and sets, make sure you enjoy Australia to the full in 2020.
There’s a good reason why China is one of the world’s most travelled destinations: as mysterious as it is mesmerising, this awesome land of dragons (no actual confirmed sightings) and pandas (impossibly cute, you simply must visit them) is a treasure trove of discovery that has to be seen to be believed. A seamless blend of ancient imperial heritage and modern metropolises, China has perfected the balance of mystical and secular, creating a steady equilibrium that attracts new visitors each year while at the same time keeping fans of the country coming back for more. If you want to experience the unique beauty of China first-hand, your best bet would be to arrange a guided tour. (Even through the screen, you’ll be utterly spellbound.
Bounded by Peru (north), the Andes (east), the Drake Passage (south), and the Pacific Ocean (west), you might be forgiven for thinking that Chile goes on forever. Home to mighty mountains, gushing geysers, formidable fjords, and impressive volcanoes, Chile’s spectacular landscapes simply must be explored. What’s more, the country’s wealth of wildlife – flamingos, guanacos, and sea lions to name a few local species – is all yours to observe (and admire). An escorted tour of Chile is a great way to get to know everything wonderful about this awe-inspiring country
10. South Africa
What South Africa promises all who visit is enchantment and excitement. From game reserves to gorgeous beaches, there’re plenty of experiences for groups to enjoy together. So, whether wandering the country’s Winelands or taking pictures of penguins at Boulders Beach, treat your 2020 holiday to South Africa as exactly what it is: an excellent opportunity to enjoy some of the most beautiful things you’ll ever see.
And there you have it – a wide range of holiday destinations to make your 2020 travel dreams come true. See all the world has to offer on escorted tours with Travelsphere.