When was the last time you had a truly unique travel experience? When you encountered a special moment that you struggled to describe to your loved ones back home, no matter how many photos you showed them?
These unique experiences are the best part of travel. There is so much of the great, wide world out there, there’s no need to flop on a Hawaiian beach for the third year in a row or take photos of the same European landmarks you did in your back packing years. Dare to do something different and embrace the spirit of adventure, no matter what style of travel piques your interest. Here are some ideas for how you can get out and explore the world – your way.
Experience world culture and music
Head to Morocco to experience the diversity of UNESCO’s Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. Combine a trip to this world-class festival with the amazing cultural sites to see in Morocco and you’ve got yourself an amazing holiday destination. Visit the world’s second largest mosque in Casablanca, explore some of the world’s oldest Roman ruins at Volubilis as well as enjoying everything from Chinese opera to American blues at Fes’ festival.
Celebrate the holiday season in Europe
Experiencing a traditional white Christmas is a bucket list item for many people, and where better than France, Austria and Germany to tick it off the list? Stroll through cobblestoned streets and listen to the powdery snow underfoot as you take in Munich’s stunning Christmas markets. Perhaps you’d like to warm up with some roasted chestnuts in Salzburg, or maybe a cinnamon baked apple is more your style. Then you can make your way out into the country for a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle and have a traditional Weisswurst breakfast at the monk-run Ettal Abbey. It’s not all about the food though, you can shop for handicrafts and other knickknacks in Vienna and take little Christmas treats home for friends and family.
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Safari in the Serengeti and Masai Mara
Get a front row seat to the greatest show on earth – a safari to see Africa’s wildebeest migration. Watch in awe as the annual migration of wildebeest unravels along the savannahs of Serengeti National Park and the great expanse of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Witness six million hooves crossing the open plains, with more than 200,000 zebras, 300,000 gazelles and over a million wildebeest as they try to stick together and avoid predators. You’ll feel like you’re the next David Attenborough – and rightly so!
Explore the world of Jane Austen
Step back in time to Jane Austen’s Southern England. Explore destinations significant to the revered author’s life, as well as filming locations where many of the adaptations of her novels were shot. Visit the rolling green hills and village of Austen’s childhood, take guided tours with members of the Jane Austen Society or maybe even try your hand at some regency dancing, complete with period costumes.
Embrace your inner-history buff
Dreamt of Egypt since you first saw Indiana Jones? Discovering the incredible Pyramids of Giza is only the beginning. Karnak is one of the most fascinating temple complexes in the world; exploring it from a horse-drawn carriage will make you feel as if you're stepping back in time. Visit the famed tomb of King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings. Rest and relax on a river cruise, it's the ideal way to experience the Nile. Enjoy sundeck cocktails and dips in the pool while riverside life drifts by. Lose yourself in the colours and aromas of Cairo's Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, an essential Egyptian experience. Enjoy a traditional dinner with a local family, a unique way to learn about life in Egypt while feasting on a home-cooked meal, now try to tell us there aren't some stories there!
You can have all these amazing experiences and many more when you travel with Peregrine Adventures. They have been operating small-group tours around the world for 40 years. With maximum group sizes of 12 people, you can enjoy premium travel experiences without the premium crowds. Their local leaders are experts in their destinations and will keep you enthralled, comfortable and safe throughout your adventures. Speak to your Travel Associates advisor to learn about Peregrine Adventures full range of 2018 Limited Edition Tours and experiences.