Wouldn’t it be lovely to go away on holiday and enjoy the journey as much as the destination? Instead of emerging from your flight tired, creased, and grumpy, imagine arriving alert, happy and excited. This is certainly possible. Choose from one of the following holidays where the journey is part of the vacation and offers a unique and exciting way to experience new places.
1. By Train
If train journeys conjure up ideas of hot, sweaty, commutes, packed with other travelers hanging onto the rails, think again. Services such as the luxury Trans-Siberian railway tours offer spacious en-suite cabins and a 24-hour cabin attendant to take care of your every need. You can choose from a menu of fine cuisine and wines as you sit back in your luxury surroundings, or join fellow-travelers in the dining area.
Cabins offer every comfort and allow you enjoy the passing scenery from large picture windows. Or, while away a few hours reading and relaxing. This provides a great opportunity to observe beautiful landscapes and different cultures.
A luxury narrowboat journey is a perfect way to relax, destress, and forget the strains of everyday life. The gentle pace of the boat will force you to reboot and adopt a peaceful and measured approach to your holiday. And if your idea of a narrowboat is a cramped space with basic amenities then think again. Many boats offer everything you could possibly need from a leisurely, luxury stay including double beds, showers, spacious communal areas and modern conveniences such as microwaves, DVDs, CD players, and more. All you have to do is sit back and watch the beautiful scenery pass you by, and enjoy a few refreshments at the hostelries en-route.
Cruises frequently appear on lists of luxe travel and with good reason. They are often seen as the epitome of luxury and style. Cruise ships offer everything you would expect to find in a hotel and more. They are equipped with modern cabins, ensuite bathrooms, and an abundance of onboard entertainment. You can spend your days lounging by the pool, watching films, or just relaxing on deck. And in the evenings you can enjoy fine dining followed by a variety of carefully selected artists and entertainers. Meanwhile, dedicated staff will work seamlessly behind the scenes to deliver you safely and comfortably to multiple destinations.
4. By Camel
If traveling in luxury accommodation with all mod-cons is not your style, and you prefer to immerse yourself in nature, this is the vacation for you. Imagine journeying through vast deserts, with nothing but miles of sand and sky ahead of you. Your camel will be your trusty mode of transport and companion throughout. Your guide will lead you to camp where you will stay in a Bedouin tent and enjoy the quietness and beauty of this stunning wilderness.
Like life, vacations are not always about the destination. It is often the journey that provides the richest and most rewarding experiences. When booking your next time away, consider a holiday that provides multiple destinations and the opportunity to experience them in a unique and exciting way.