Top five destinations to experience in 2020
Looking to discover more in 2020? Here are the top five destinations to experience and tick off your travel list.
Croatia is one of the top sun destinations in Europe and it offers an interesting blend of history and culture. The Dalmatian Coast boasts the Sibenik Riviera and its surroundings are home to beautifully preserved historic towns, sleepy offshore islands and some of Croatia’s most impressive national parks.
A dynamic and colourful country rich in culture, it’s wonderfully different; there is nothing quite like India. There are many architectural wonders to see in India, from the Taj Mahal in Agra to the Amber Fort in Rajasthan.
India is also full of fascinating and historic cities, such as Jaipur, known as the Pink City because of its painted stone building and Udaipur or 'Venice of the East', a remarkable city built around Lake Pichola. There’s also an opportunity to go on safari when visiting India in Ranthambore National Park; try to spot the elusive tiger and other remarkable wildlife.
Spain’s sunniest and vibrant region with its historic cities, quaint towns and stunning natural landscapes can be experienced all year round. Some of the best attractions in Andalucia include Seville where you’ll find the Alcazar, Europe's oldest royal palace which is still in use today by the royal family as one of their official residences. A visit to La Alhambra in Granada should definitely be on your travel list.
The UNESCO listed monument complex of La Alhambra, with magnificent palaces, patios and gardens, is one of Spain's most treasured historic sites. For those looking to take it easy then Nerja 'The Jewel of Andalucia' is a charming seaside town and a perfect spot to soak up the Spanish sun.
The Sorrento Peninsula offers some of southern Italy’s most famous sights. The unique landscape of hills and valleys is adorned with scented lemon orchards and silvery olive groves, with dramatic cliff tops giving way to picturesque fishing villages.
The winding road from the Sorrento Peninsula to Amalfi is one of Europe’s most scenic routes, with views over the pretty village of Positano and the islands of Capri and Galli. From Sorrento you can easily take a day trip to Pompeii, an ancient city which was almost completely destroyed and buried under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
South Africa, The Rainbow Nation, is a fantastic country to visit. It’s full of natural beauty, diverse culture, remarkable wildlife and of course amazing wine. Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city which boasts Table Mountain and is a gateway to Stellenbosch and the wine region, and onwards to the spectacular Garden Route, which stretches along the South Eastern Coast of the country.
Safari in South Africa is also another key attraction, where if you’re lucky you may spot the 'Big Five'.
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