The ultimate cure for the winter blues is booking a luxury holiday to an exciting location. To help you find your Destinology, we have chosen four in-vogue destinations that our team would like to visit over the coming months.
A vein of regal opulence runs through a region so rich in history, beauty, culture and gastronomy, making it the perfect destination for luxury travellers in 2017. Mediaeval fortresses atop verdant hills, winding cypress-lined avenues, lemon gardens, olive groves, vineyards; the captivating list of typical Tuscan scenery is enough to get anyone dreaming.
Christine Power, Retail Manager at the Wilmslow Store: I would love to visit Tuscany this year; I’ve never been to Sienna and there’s so much history and beauty. I love Italian food, so a hotel that offers a cookery course would suit me down to the ground!
An emerging favourite for 2017, South Africa’s diverse landscapes, flourishing cities and remarkable assortment of wildlife are attracting luxury travellers from around the globe. The super-safe, malaria-free, self-drive routes allow you to discover the natural habitats of penguins, lions and whales, with incredible coastal vistas in between.
Mal Barritt, Managing Director: I would love to go to South Africa in 2017, I particularly like the idea of seeing the sights of Cape Town and taking a trip down the Garden Route, tasting wine along the way, and finishing up at a game reserve.
This magical, overflowing city has plenty to tempt a luxury traveller. The unique culture and Moorish influences make for bustling bazaars filled with the scent of mint and Moroccan spices. Fascinating cultural heritage combines with modern amenities to make Marrakech an exotic destination for a city break.
Joy Woodside, Head of Sales: I’m heading to Morocco for a wedding, but would like to couple it with a city break to Marrakech and a stay in one of the Riad mini-mansions before a walking trip to the Atlas Mountains.
The Northern Lights must surely feature on everyone’s bucket list, so why not complete this goal in 2017? The best time to see the Aurora Borealis is December to February, meaning many people combine them with a trip to see Santa and his reindeer. But there’s more to Finland than the northern regions; the so-called Land of a Thousand Lakes boasts pure clean waters and magical forests.
Nikkie Prince, Personal Travel Consultant: I’d like to see Lapland, even when it isn’t cold; without the snow you get to see its diverse landscapes. Of course, I want to see the Northern Lights too, preferably staying in one of those amazing glass igloos.
If any of these have set you dreaming, make it a reality by calling us and speaking to one of our personal travel consultants, who will bring their extensive knowledge of the locations and resorts to tailor the perfect holiday just for you.