Signature Suggests: Where to travel in 2020?
Planning your 2020 escapes already? Here are the best vacation spots, according to our Destination Experts. Spring, summer, fall or winter – find out where to holiday in 2020 and some of the top-rated experience to look out for!
Dublin has been named one of the friendliest cities in the world. Galway is amongst the top 20 Lonely Planet destinations for 2020. And Limerick is officially one of the best places in the world to be single! No wonder Ireland is on everyone’s radar this year!
Dublin: Enjoy VIP priority entry to the Book of Kells and a guided walk though Trinity College with a University insider.
Killarney: Join a Local Expert for a one-hour hike on wooded paths and lakeside trails along West Meadow Bay.
Irish Pubs: Explore the iconic pub culture of Ireland on a journey that curates the best of Ireland’s love for the spirits.
Iceland continues to be a favourite with Indian travellers, thanks to its unique landscapes – gushing geysers, ice-covered volcanoes, multi-hued mountains, ice caves, an abundance of waterfalls and glaciers – and of course, the mystical Northern Lights.
Hvolsvöllur: Visit a private island to observe sustainable living in the region, learning about local life and history, and enjoying a scrumptious meal made with homegrown ingredients.
Blue Lagoon: Stay next to your very own private lagoon and soak in the healing powers of the geothermal waters.
Road Trip: Iceland has some of the most scenic drives in the world, best explored on a curated road trip through the country.
Game of Thrones: See the “lands beyond the Wall” on guided tours through the most stunning filming locations from the popular series.
Majestic fjords and magical Northern Lights – these define the character of the magical North. And the Scandinavian countries make for its achingly beautiful gateway. They are also ranked amongst the top countries in the world for sustainable travel.
Sweden: Meet the delightful and entertaining Olsson family to witness their age-old tradition of creating colourful wooden horses, Sweden’s most famous handicraft.
Norway: Chase the Northern Lights in Tromsø, where the phenomena reach their peak and enjoy a gourmet dinner under the lit-up sky.
Intimate Escapes: There’s nothing quite like the dreamy landscapes of this region to bring the romance alive, coupled with inimitable stay options like the iconic Igloo hotel and cruises to the remote Arctic.
Making its way into Lonely Planet’s top 10 countries for 2020 is Morocco – a place where time-honoured traditions are mingling with cutting-edge developments. Be it Africa’s first high-speed train from Casablanca to Tangier, or lavishly refurbished medina lodges offering five-star comfort in the middle of the desert.
Casablanca: Step back in time with a drink and a symphony at the iconic Rick’s café, from the timeless Hollywood movie Casablanca.
Exotic Dining: Join in the fun at a colourful Moroccan feast, complete with rhythmic music and writhing belly dancers; or stop at a traditional Nomad house to meet the locals and try Berber tea.
Marrakesh: A private tour of Villa Oasis, Yves Saint Laurent’s magical home hidden amidst the bustle of the city, and Morocco’s most favourite attraction.
Enjoy all of these experiences in our Best of Morocco journey.
Indians are traveling to Turkey more than ever, and it’s not just for holidays! The country has become a popular spot for destination weddings, often set up on lavish seaside venues and private islands. And if you want to step away from the tourist track, there are lots of offbeat options that have sprouted up in recent years – still untouched and unexplored by many.
Istanbul: Savour afternoon coffee at a historic café inside Grand Bazaar, a unique way to immerse in the local lifestyle and try your hand at traditional fortune-telling from tea leaves.
Cappadocia: Experience a mesmerising “Sema” (or whirling Sufi Dervishes) ceremony for a powerful spiritual experience at a 13th century Seljuk Caravanserai.
Pamukkale: Head to a local organic farm where you will be treated to a Farm-to-Table lunch made with fresh local produce.
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