It’s time to see more of the world. We’ve selected some of the top travel experiences and places to visit for you to tick off your travel list in 2019.
Fjords of Norway
Everyone is pining for the Fjords in Norway! The country’s stunning landscape has attracted tourists for many years, from the snow-capped mountains, glaciers to waterfalls. A cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nærøyfjord is an unforgettable experience.
Sri Lanka has stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, incredible wildlife, historical cities, and ancient temples. There is a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the walled city of Galle, Lion's Rock citadel in Sigiriya and the sacred city of Anuradhapura, which is home to ‘Bo Tree’, the oldest known tree in the world.
It’s no wonder it has been ranked as the top country for travel in Lonely Planet’s Best In Travel list for 2019.
China is a country that contrasts centuries of history and ancient traditions with modern metropolitan cities and fantastic food. Discover Beijing and see Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China. Get up close with the famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an. Cruise the Yangtze River, China’s largest waterway and visit Shanghai, the city of sky-rises that is the cutting edge of contemporary Chinese culture.
St. Petersburg is considered the ‘Venice of the North’ and the capital Moscow is the political, cultural and historical centre of Russia. From admiring the artwork in the Hermitage to exploring the Kremlin, both of these cities in Russia are unique in their own right.
From beautiful weather, rich culture to its fascinating history, Cuba is the Caribbean destination that has it all. Explore the streets of Old Havana in a vintage car, visit Ernest Hemingway’s home and the fishing village of Cojimar, the setting for The Old Man and the Sea. Enjoy the coast of Varadero where you can interact with dolphins or relax on the pristine beaches.
Alaska’s main draw is its fantastic scenery, national parks and the opportunity to see the Northern Lights. Take a cruise to the country’s most alluring spots, including Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan.
Cruise the Mekong River
Cruise along the Mekong River and discover Vietnam and Cambodia. Our Mekong River cruise gives you the perfect chance to unplug whilst taking in some of Asia’s most breathtaking scenery. The tour includes a visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Củ Chi Tunnels, the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh and the temple of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
See more of the world in 2019. Plan your next adventure with the Travel Department and discover these incredible locations. We have experienced local guides who know their destinations thoroughly and can show you some hidden gems.
This blog post has been edited from an original article which appeared in the Irish Independent on January 1st 2019.