Wanderlust: noun – a strong desire to travel! With the new year just a few months away, you still have time to set your travel goals and make 2018 the year to fulfil your wanderlust. Have a look at these top 10 tours for 2018 that will offer you the chance to discover the most fascinating places on the planet.
From Turkey to Niagara Falls, Dublin to Reykjavik, and Bali to Morocco - the world is waiting for you.
1. Top Deck Blue Lagoons - 8 Days
Experience the best of the Mediterranean coastline with an 8 day trip along Turkey's gorgeous coastline. This tour will put the wind back in your sails with eight sun-soaked days spent swimming in irresistible waters and bathing in endless sunshine aboard a traditional wooden gulet boat. All meals are taken care of and a well-stocked bar ensures your thirst will always be quenched.
With Top Deck, you’ll visit a number of different beautiful bays along the coast, with stops that include Tarzan Bay, St Nicholas Island, Kas, Aperlai Bay, Gokkaya Bay, Firnaz Bay and Fethiye.
2. Trafalgar Best of Portugal - 11 Days
Portugal offers delicious food, gorgeous beaches an medieval cities; with so much on offer, deciding exactly where to go and what to do can be a task in itself. Enter the Trafalgar Best of Portugal coach tour—not only does it include ten nights' hotel accommodation and a large number of your meals, but it also includes an expert travel director and local specialist to make sure you get the most authentic experience of Portugal and many other inclusions. The itinerary on offer will also see to it that you experience the very best of Portugal, all while being transported in a luxury air-conditioned coach.
Enjoy sightseeing in Lisbon and the bustling beaches of Vilamoura. Wander through medieval cities such as Obidos, Evora and Guimaraes, and visit the religious landmarks of Fatima, Batalha and the dramatic Hieronymite Monastery, enjoying a delicious 'pasteis de nata' or two along the way.
3. G-Adventures Amazon to the Andes - 12 Days
Climb the ancient trail of the Incas to Machi Picchu, scan the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon, and enjoy some of the most beautiful sights in the world as you take in the contrasting views of scenery, wildlife and culture. This adventure will be the experience of a lifetime and one you won't soon forget.
An expert jungle guide will navigate you through the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo Ruins with a visit to the G Adventures-supported women's weaving project. With cloud forests, ancient ruins and the chance to discover a culture with one of the richest histories, this is a must for the lover of culture and adventure.
4. CostSaver The Big Apple, Niagara and Washington DC - 8 Days
The Big Apple, Niagara Falls and Washington DC are all bucket list-worthy spots that you simply have to cross off your list when you visit America. This CostSaver tour lets you do exactly that in the most unforgettable eight days you'll experience.
Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach from the nation's capital of power to the tranquil rolling fields of Amish country, then over the border to witness the majestic Niagara Falls up close and personal. Topped off with a trip to the city that never sleeps, this tour will be all you can dream about in the months leading up to it and those that follow.
5. Contiki Asian Adventure - 16 Days
Asia is a continent of vast differences, with intriguing societies, ancient customs, religions and traditions. It is an inviting and mesmerizing destination indeed. Asian cuisine is some of the best in the world. Add to this the warm and inviting people and Asia becomes an essential destination for anyone who considers themselves a traveller.
With Contiki’s Asian Adventure you can experience the warm inviting culture of Bangkok, and whether it's because you want a wild party experience or a tranquil relaxing one, this city can fulfill all your travelling dreams. Villages along the way include Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang and many more idyllic stops. With their small villages, saffron robe-clad monks, rice paddies and sugar fields, you will experience a fascinating and exciting journey into the heart of Asia.
6. On the Go Holi Festival of Colour
If you think the Holi parties in South Africa are awesome, why not get to the heart of this tradtional festival and visit the source? That’s right, On the Go Tours are offering an 8 day tour of the Golden Triangle which includes visits to Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, The Pink City of Jaipur, and of course the chance to party at the original Holi celebration, in all of its colourful glory.
7. Topdeck Bali Island Hopper
Indonesia is made up of thousands of islands making it a fascinating and exciting place to visit. Surrounded by the natural beauty of volcanic mountains, dense forests, rice paddys and breath-taking beaches, you will enjoy watersports of any kind, delicious seafood dinners on the beach, lazy traditional boat rides and awe inspriring scenery as you explore Seminyak, Lembongan Island, Gili Trawangan and Ubud.
8. Trafalgar Irish Highlights - 7 Days
Journey from Dublin through Ireland's lush counties and charming towns. Whether it's to kiss the Blarney Stone and find yourself endowed with the "gift of the gab", or to enjoy a pint of Guinness in a classic Irish pub, you will experience the ultimate highlights of Ireland in the most authentic way.
Explore Dublin, Limerick, the Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Waterford and more stops as you experience the warm nature the Irish are famous for and take in the historic sights of some of the world's most exquisite castles and cathedrals. It doesn't end there, there is much more on the itinerary to keep you entertained while taking in the sights and sounds of the Emerald Isle.
9. On The Go Iceland Northern Lights Express - 5 Days
A must for any adventurer, the Northern Lights are a sight to behold, and something everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. Reykjavik, Arbaer & Reykjanes, Kerid & Golden Circle, the Southern Waterfalls & Beaches form part of the breathtaking stops you'll be making as you spend your days discovering remote beaches, thunderous waterfalls, explosive geysers and stunning scenery. Your evenings will be completed by the phenomenal sight of the Northern Lights in the countryside.
10. G Adventures Morocco Kasbahs & Desert - 8 Days
Venture into a land of deserts, sand dunes, and kasbahs where you can ride a camel, camp in the desert and explore the vast alleys and markets of Moroco while visiting the fascinating cities of Todra, Marrakech, Essaouira and more. Moroco is filled with ancient history and offers guests a unique cultural experience unlike anything you have had before.
Dive into our colourful world of cultures, a bright planet brimming with exciting places to see and things to do. All you need is the desire, and we’ll take care of the rest. Speak to your Flight Centre travel expert today to get the best deal that is sure to take care of your wanderlust in 2018!