When it comes to holiday planning, many people fall into the pattern of booking popular hotels and visiting the usual tourist destinations. But to make the most of your next holiday, it’s always worth it to break away from the ordinary and embrace adventure.
If you want to make unforgettable memories on your next trip, you’ve come to the right place.
In this blog, we’ll discuss six unique travel experiences you can try on your next getaway.
Here are six unique travel experiences that will surely give you a memorable holiday:
Enjoy the magic of the winter season by experiencing some of the world’s most renowned Christmas festivities.
If you find yourself in Alaska, you might want to watch the captivating dog sled race, Iditarod. In this race, mushers and teams of huskies compete in the extreme cold and challenging terrain in a true test of endurance. The event typically starts with a ceremony in Anchorage before formally kicking off the competition in Willow.
Europe is also home to Christmas markets, among the most popular of which is the Markt der Engel. Held in Cologne, Germany, the Markt der Engel is famous for its dedicated market for mythical gnomes and maritime history.
Lastly, Canada is among the best places to view one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world: the northern lights.
The country is home to 80%-90% of accessible land under the Aurora Oval, which produces the brightest northern lights. One of these locations is Yellowknife, the Aurora Capital of Northern America.
Discovering and learning about new cultures is one of the best parts of travelling. It broadens your horizons and opens you up to a world of perspectives.
There are plenty of ways to immerse yourself in your destination’s local culture. For instance, you can visit historical landmarks in the area and learn about the country’s rich history. If they have a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we recommend including it in your itinerary.
Aside from checking out World Heritage Sites, we also suggest going on battlefield tours. Battlefield tours are an excellent way to honour the brave and noble lives of those who fought for our freedom.
Rather than traditional group tours, opt for new ways to explore your chosen destination, like a cycling tour.
There are plenty of regions in Europe that have self-guided cycling tours. For example, there’s the Alsace Wine tour where you can admire the beauty of the Alsatian countryside. In this tour, you might also stop by Turckheim and try the traditional Alsatian culinary dish, Gewurztraminer.
You can also go on a World War II memorial tour in Normandy, where you can stop by Caen and view the historical buildings that survived the bombings. There’s also the D-Day Landing Museum in Arranches. It’s the first museum created to commemorate the Normandy campaign.
What makes self-guided tours great is that you can travel at your own pace. You can stop whenever you want to see and enjoy something. It’s a great way to enjoy the beauty of the European countryside on your own.
Rail travel is another excellent way to see some of the world’s most iconic locations. There are plenty of iconic train tours you can try around the world.
If you’re visiting Switzerland, you can go on a grand tour of some of the most iconic Swiss routes, like the Golden Pass, Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Gotthard Panoma.
You can also ride the Rovos Rail and marvel at the beauty of South Africa. Some tours travel from the Highveld to the Great Karoo.
Active tours are where you go on self-guided walks and hikes touring scenic routes. Like cycling tours, active tours allow you to enjoy a soulful journey through the regions.
When visiting Spain, you can walk through the last 100km of the Camino Frances. This route will take you through the well-known market towns of Portomarin and Arzua. You can also stop by the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela while going through this tour.
You can also go on a hiking tour when in Italy. Go through the best of La Spezia and Cinque Terre.
There are plenty of unique travel experiences focused on the culinary delights of the world. For example, you can go on a food holiday in Bordeaux and discover the taste of its rich wines.
Visit Medoc and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Route des Chateaux, famous for its world-renowned wineries. These tours will take you to Bordeaux’s most popular wine producers and help you discover new tastes.
Aix-en-Provence is another excellent destination for a gastronomic adventure. You can choose from various curated wine-tasting sessions in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes de Provence – Sainte Victoire.
As you plan your next adventure, remember that the true magic of travel lies not in following the crowd but in forging your own path in savouring the rich flavours of the world.
So, whether you’re drawn to the thrill of a dog sled race in Alaska, the historical treasures of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the serenity of a self-guided cycling tour, or the taste of Bordeaux’s fine wines, your unique travel experience awaits.
For more inspiration for extraordinary holiday itineraries, visit Entire Travel Group’s website here.