“Bucket List – A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.”
We decided we wanted to make our own, and we’re sure you’ll want to as well after looking at the breathtaking views of our top ten destinations! We’ve added information about each place and the holiday they appear in for your ease. As usual, visit our website if anything tickles your fancy, or give us a call – we’re always happy to help. Simply ring 01858 438450 to kick-start the countdown to the holiday of a lifetime!
Join our fantastic holiday for a unique opportunity to wholly explore Sardinia. The white sands and sparkling shores that define this beautiful island are a stand-alone attraction, with an opportunity to delve even deeper into the Mediterranean culture as we step aboard the Little Green Train. You’re given the chance to discover some of the greenest landscapes and hidden beauties of Sardinia, whilst exploring the island’s rich culture and city life. Sit back and relax as you’re whisked away to explore this magical resort.
Forming the natural border between France and Spain, the Pyrenees mountain range is a special location you’re guaranteed to remember. It remains largely unexplored compared to its alpine counterpart, so you’ll discover sights few have had the opportunity to see. The little trains that traverse these jagged peaks with their colourful carriages and panoramic windows are a fantastic way to travel. We include journeys on four of the best, encompassing rolling meadows, wooded valleys, remote villages, spectacular viaducts and much more. Based in the pretty town of Roses on the Spanish coast, we spend our days experiencing diverse culture and mesmerising landscapes. If you’re a rail fanatic or love the spectacular scenery, this is one you won’t want to miss.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and culture of the heart of Europe on the Danube to Vienna and Budapest river cruise 2019 from The River Cruise Line. With time in Vienna as well as a visit to Budapest, this is a wonderful opportunity to sail the waters immortalised by the composer Strauss in The Blue Danube. We’ll begin our trip at the pretty city of Passau on the Austrian border before making stops at Dürnstein, famous for the ruins of the castle that once imprisoned Richard the Lionheart, and the romantic town of Melk, situated in the Wachau Valley, where you can join an optional excursion to visit the most famous monastic house in Austria, the Benedictine Abbey. For some great things to do in Budapest, head over to our ‘Budapest Breakdown’ blog post!
Join us on this new exclusive itinerary from Captain Wido as we explore his home country. Discover authentic Holland and experience traditional towns, charming countryside, iconic windmills and floral masterpieces on this cruise. Starting in Deventer we follow the rivers and canals to discover classical Holland, including the quaint fishing town of Medemblik, Zansche Schanns with its iconic windmills and green wooden houses, the picture perfect green Heart of Holland at Nieuwe Meersluis and the sensational Keukenhof Gardens. A couple of fun facts; Keukenhof is one of the most photographed places in the world with more than 7 million bulbs planted in the grounds!
Step aboard your stylish yacht cruiser for an unforgettable experience along the Dalmatian coast. This dazzling part of the world is made up of hundreds of islands and reefs, and the best way to see them is from this deluxe ship. Not only do we cruise to the most beautiful and exciting places, including overnight stops in Dubrovnik, Split and Hvar, along the way we drop anchor so that you can take a dip in the crystal-clear waters while enjoying panoramic views of this spectacular coastline. And with an intimate and relaxed setting to enjoy onboard, what more could you wish for?
Explore the little French island that basks in the Mediterranean sun. Known as ‘l’ile de beaute’, Corsica is home to some of the most picturesque railways in Europe. With plenty to do here, as well as being the idyllic relaxation destination, Corsica is up-and-coming – you’ll be a trendsetter when you’re holidaying here! From the mountainous heart of Corsica to the capital city of Ajaccio, we travel aboard the Little Trains and stay in popular towns en route, so you can be sure to enjoy the highlights of each corner of this beautiful island.
In a sun-drenched corner of Europe, the Douro has created a spectacular valley as it winds its way from Spain and across Portugal to meet the Atlantic Ocean. With endless sightseeing opportunities the chance to experience local traditions daily, it’s one not to miss – our cruise will lull you into the relaxing rhythm of the Douro, the river of gold. Take a chance and explore this forgotten, beautiful location.
Following the 2018 World Cup, there’s no better place to visit than Russia and its landmarks that became oh so iconic in the recent summer months. Travel to the Red Square of Moscow and the Peterhof Palace of St Petersburg. This is the perfect opportunity to visit an area of the world that is largely unexplored – it’s the world’s biggest country – we think that’s reason enough for it to be added to your bucket list!
Truly remarkable and absolutely unforgettable, the once-a-decade Passion Play takes place in southern Germany and is coupled with a tour of the surrounding Austrian Alps in all their beauty! Dating back almost 400 years, the unique and prestigious play came about following a vow made in 1633 – promising to re-enact the ‘Passion of Christ’ every 10 years as a way of expressing their gratitude to the divine intervention that prevented any local deaths when the Black Plague swept the nation.
Join us on a magnificent journey through Spain into the depths of North Africa where we visit Tangier, the blue city of Chefchaouen, Casablanca and Marrakech. Along the way, you have opportunity to explore bustling souks, grand mosques and dip into the lifestyle of Bedouins and Sheikhs. It’s a chance to stay in the heart the most popular Spanish cities of all time; Barcelona and Madrid, making it easy to explore at leisure along with the added bonus of our guided tours – an excellent start before we set off on our Moroccan adventure.