I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.’
If you were asked to make a travel wish in just a few seconds, what would it be? Too many places coming to mind? Well, let me help you make this task simpler and show you 10 out-of-the-box experiences that’ll make you want to leave everything and travel now!
#1 Meet The Real Santa Claus In Norway
Dashing through the snow in Lapland
Norway has become synonymous with Northern Lights. But we’re going a step ahead and taking you to the famous town of Lapland where Santa Claus stays! You can spend time shopping in the brightly lit markets, have a cuppa Finnish coffee and even pay Santa a visit. As a part of this unique adventure, do head to Spitsbergen – a place where there are more polar bears than humans!
#2 Experience The Magic Of Harry Potter In London
Calling all Muggles to enter the world of Hogwarts!
Who said Hogwarts is only for the pure bloods, eh? For all the Potter fans, the Warner Bros Studio Tour in London is an unforgettable experience. From sipping frothy Butterbeer to a golden snitch hunt, the magical world has plenty of surprises for you.
#3 Step Back In Time At Pyramids Of Giza
Egypt's pyramids are a sight to behold
Incredible history, ancient culture and rustic beauty – that’s Pyramids of Egypt for you. While the Great Pyramid Of Giza, built for Pharaoh Khufu, is the most popular of all, do take out time to explore the lesser known Mastaba of Seshemnufer IV. It has an underground burial chamber too.
#4 Enjoy Dinner At Eiffel Tower In Paris
Live the Parisian life with a French meal at Eiffel Tower
Celebrate a visit to the iconic monument and symbol of love, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, with an exotic French meal. Le 58 Tour Eiffel and Le Jules Verne are two restaurants located here that offer French specialties.
#5 Ride To The Top Of Table Mountain In Cape Town
Enjoy stunning views atop Table Mountain
Heaven in South Africa is just a 5-minute cable car ride away. Sights of Cape Town, mountain peaks and the Table Mountain National Park form the perfect backdrop. Enjoy the stunning sunset, try local specialties at the café, or abseil down a cliff face if you’re up for adventure!
#6 Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
Ain't no mountain high enough to climb!
It may not be as tough as the Everest, but for adventure enthusiasts, scaling Africa’s highest snow-capped mountain in Tanzania is a mighty big achievement. It’s advisable to pack light for a 10-day organized trek with a tour operator. The safest time to hike is in the high season – January-March and September-October.
#7 Walk The Great Wall Of China
Are you ready to walk along the awe-inspiring Great Wall Of China?
Over watch towers and mountains, and valleys so splendid you’d think it’s a dream, the Great Wall of China trek is one of the most glorious experiences. Climb 1,000 steps to the wall at Mutianyu and the famous ‘Heavenly Ladder’ – you’ll not forget this achievement for years to come.
#8 Soak In A Bit Of Nature In North East India
Discover the amazing tea plantations of Assam
From alpine greenery in Sikkim to stunning waterfalls and lakes at Mawsynram, North East India is a treasure trove of natural wonders. Spice up your vacation with a visit to tea plantations in Assam. Do try other unique things like walking on the living bridge and caving in limestone hills of Jowai in Meghalaya.
#9 Attend Midnight Mass In Vatican City
Join in the midnight mass festivities at Vatican City
One of the most awaited festivals in Europe, Christmas is incomplete without attending the Pope’s traditional midnight speech in Vatican City. Held inside St. Peter’s Basilica, the midnight mass is a sight to behold, with tourists from around the world huddled together for the annual festivity.
#10 Discover Life Underwater At Andamans
Have a whale of a time in Andamans!
Love the sea? Take a plunge into the underwater world and explore dive sites around Havelock and Neil Island with experienced instructors! Feel your heart race as you defy gravity and move alongside colorful fish, corals and crustaceans. In Andamans, Barefoot Scuba and others offer a range of PADI courses to become a certified diver.
With Christmas nearby, is adding to your travel wish list ready? Tell Travel Santa and he might make your wish come true!