The New Year approaches inexorably. If you still don’t know where best to celebrate the holiday, think about celebrating New Years in Cuba. Crystal white beaches are undoubtedly pleasant, and blue waters seem more inspiring than snowdrifts outside the window.
Just imagine warm waves of the Caribbean gently caressing your body, and bright sunlight warming you on a beautiful beach. You will feel nothing but relaxation and joy when celebrating your New Year holidays like that. Add grandiose festivals, lively parties, and friendly locals – and you get a dream New Year Holiday!
Mexico is an amazing country to travel in. The capital, Mexico City, is considered one of the top world capitals, ranking fourth in population.
Nearly 20 million people live there. One of the most picturesque corners of the planet is a favorite place for fans of night clubs who prefer an incendiary rhythm of music and for judges of beach rest on the shore of an enticing, caressing sea.
Mexico is also a cradle of ancient civilizations, Maya and the Indian tribe of Aztecs, who disappeared leaving many secrets behind. (more…)
- You will see many places, and unpack a suitcase only once
On a cruise you unpack only once, and then your floating hotel brings you from one city to the other, from one land to another. You don’t need to worry about train or ferry schedules, and you don’t have to drag a heavy suitcase along paved streets. Every morning you wake up in a new place.
Not able to decide between Saint Lucia and Barbados, or between Italy and Spain? There is no need to make a choice! Decide on a direction and visit all the cities you want to see.
If you’re looking to get wild, “South Africa offers all the wildlife you’d hope to see,” says Myrna Arroyo, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Virtuoso travel advisor who recently visited the country on a group tour led by National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures. “But I also love that you can combine a safari with all the attractions in Cape Town.”
With a confluence of cultural, cosmopolitan, and natural draws, the “Mother City” provides a perfect easing-in point for any South Africa vacation. Here are a few must-do urban adventures before you set out for the bush.
To Great Heights
For a city overview, start with an ascent of Table Mountain, Cape Town’s iconic plateau-topped peak. A five-minute ride in a rotating cable car leads to the 3,500-foot-high summit and panoramas of the City Bowl, Table Bay, and nearby Robben Island.
Many tourists associate Denmark with Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales, a bronze statue of the Little Mermaid by Edvard Eriksen, the ships in the port of Copenhagen, and improbably colorful cities.
French Guadeloupe is a great place for active recreation and for exploration of a Caribbean island.
Let’s look at its most interesting points!
The La Soufriere volcano
You can book travel yourself – but why would you want to? A Virtuoso travel advisor elevates every trip. They know how to get the best value for your time and money, and, thanks to their global connections, they can VIP you at hotels, on cruise lines, on tours, and more. With a portfolio of nearly 2,000 top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more, Virtuoso represents the best of the best in travel. (more…)
Many first-timers in Zürich arrive with a list of famed restaurants to experience, such as dining at the wood-paneled Kronenhalle for Swiss specialties amidst paintings by Chagall, or enjoying the enormous vegetarian buffet at Hiltl. But to get a real sense of this global hub’s diversity – and its lovely, leafy districts – try these neighborhood favorites. (more…)