If you're a beach lover who is always keen on a holiday that includes sand, sun, sea, ocean views, and beachside restaurants, then that's a great indicator you will love the Eastern Mediterranian cruise itineraries.
From the Croatian coast to the Turkish coastline, you will love the pristine waters and relaxing way of life. If you a history buff or enjoy history and stories of times gone by, you'll also enjoy the ancient world and Greek mythology, ancient culture & art.
Then there's the food, oh the food! Fresh fish, dolmades, tzatziki, saganaki, fresh salads. Or a quick stop for a Gyros and cold beer.
Keep reading for some of our favourite Eastern Mediterranean ports.
Despite the magnificent 13th century walls that surround the city, Dubrovnik is one of the most welcoming cruise destinations in all of Europe. Dubbed "the pearl of the Adriatic", this Croatian city exudes romantic charm and beautiful scenery with its shimmering marble streets, centuries-old buildings capped by bright orange roofs and lovely beaches ensconced between awesome rocky ledges.
Welcome to this beautiful port town in Montenegro. Gaze upon terracotta roofs, clear waters and fresh local seafood right by the sea. This is the perfect destination to sit back and relax amongst the towering mountains of Montenegro.
One of the lushest of the Greek Isles, Corfu is rimmed in dramatic blue waters and topped with tranquil hillside villages. A collection of quaint cafes in the town of Corfu feels very continental, but the island's secluded coves and sandy beaches could only be found in the Greek Isles.
Santorini is one of the most formidable islands in the world, famed for beautiful food, pristine water and unrivaled sunsets, in the foreground are the postcard whitewashed buildings. Perceptions are had about the lost city of Atlantis being located here due to Santorini's subtle mystery.
Explore this quintessential Greek island with pristine white houses with blue accents and beautiful beaches. Once you've seen one of the famous sunsets, you'll understand why this is the most visited island in the region!
The Best of the West
Do you get a buzz from high-end boutique shopping and five-star restaurant service? Do you love to view history, art and artifacts in the comfort of air-conditioned museums? Can you picture yourself getting lost in the romance of Barcelona's winding cobblestoned streets dotted with delightful tapas bars? Would you enjoy the glamour and style of the major ports like Barcelona & Monaco, instead of smaller ports? If this sounds like your kind of adventure, then the Western Mediterranean is for you!
The cultural hub of Spain, Barcelona! The ultimate destination for strolling the cobblestoned streets and sampling tapas. You'll love enjoying paella and cold drinks at a selection of bars along Barceloneta Beach, and of course a trip to see some of Gaudi's world-famous architecture.
Seville is the capital of southern Spain's Andalusia region, famous for flamenco dancing (particularly in the Triana neighborhood), Andalusian Dancing Horses, and stunning architecture. Significant landmarks include the ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring.
Provence, an idyllic port in south-east Italy is known for its diverse landscapes, from the Southern Alps and Camargue plains to rolling vineyards, olive groves, pine forests and lavender fields. To the south is the Côte d'Azur (or French Riviera), where the elegant city of Nice and glamorous resort towns such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes line the coast.
Florence / Pisa (Laspezia) Italy
The port of La Spezia is the gateway to stunning bucket list destinations like the Cinque Terre, Florence, and for those wanting to take a snap of the famous photo opportunity - the Tower of Pisa. Florence is the home of the Renaissance, romantic and fascinating, Florence is the place to visit for a dose of stunning art and Tuscan cuisine.
Do your new year's resolutions or intentions include the desire to travel more? If so, we can help you to do just that! Read on to discover our tips on how to travel more in 2020. Let's go!
As we get ready to see the last Sun of the decade set, we've pooled our ideas to come up with our to New Year's Eve Destinations. For the avid traveller, this is the perfect bucket list for your new year plans for the next five years! Without further ado, let's get into it.
Manhattan, New York, USA
Watching the ball drop in Times Square at midnight is probably one of the most famous ways to see in the new year. An estimated one million people make their way into Times Square to enjoy free star-studded concerts, confetti, fireworks, and the general excitement from the celebrations.
Our hot tip, to enjoy the best of this world-renowned celebration in comfort, is to book a hotel room or attend a ticketed event that has views over Times Square. There are no public bathrooms in Times Square or street vendors.
The Globe-trotters at National Geographic have put together their list of the best places to travel to in 2020. Read on to discover five, of their 25-strong destination list.
Tohoku is a relatively unknown winter wonderland, but this relatively undiscovered region is about to hit the world stage when it plays host to the 2020 Olympics Games. Situated on Japan's main island Honshu, Tohoku is less than a 2-hour train journey from Tokyo. The region boasts pristine forests, gorges and crater lakes, world-class snowfall with uncrowded ski slopes, stunning hikes including the Michinoku Coastal Trail (a 1,000km hike from Aomori to Fukushima).
Australians love to holiday in Bali, and why not? Bali is only a short flight from Australia, and there are often fantastic holiday packages to snap up. Of course, we all love a touch of Balinese luxury and enjoy the company and hospitality of the locals; it's not surprising that many Aussie travellers have been to Bali multiple times. So, what happens when Bali lovers start to experience Bali Fatigue? It's time to look at new areas on or near Bali to explore while still enjoying what we all love about a Bali holiday. Read on to learn more about Nusa Penida, a picturesque, underdeveloped island that neighbours Nusa Lembongan, off the south-east coast of Bali.