The Best Private Trips to Book for a Relaxing Retreat

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The only thing more relaxing than an international retreat is a retreat shared with only the people you love most. Gather the gang together for a detox and book one of these soul-soothing getaways as a private Culture Trip.


There’s plenty of pros for going private. Obviously it means you can keep the guest-list locked down, so you can enjoy memory-making travel experiences with only the ones you love most. It also allows for far greater flexibility on travel dates, group sizes (minimum of 4) and even age requirements. Simply get in touch with our Travel Experts to organise your personalised Culture Trip adventure.

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Greek Island Odyssey

There’s something inherently relaxing about Southern Europe, and nowhere better represents the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle than a pretty little Greek island. Our eight-day extravaganza in Greece is designed to show you a lot, but with lots of free time and a relaxed itinerary that allows for flexibility. The tour starts in Athens, where you’ll have a guided tour of the Acropolis and of the trendy Keramikos neighbourhood. Then our island-hopping adventure begins, first with beach time and a boat cruise on Milos, famed for its charming fishing villages and striking cave systems. Naxos is next, where you’ll travel inland for an incredible foodie experience, as you’re taught how to rustle up classic Greek dishes using fresh, local Naxian ingredients. Our final destination? It could only be Santorini, with its glorious whitewashed buildings and unmistakable blue-domed churches. If your taste of the Greek life hasn’t already soothed you, then the Santorini sunset surely will.

From US$2371

Next available from 26th May 2024

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Trip highlights and details

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DURATION

9

GROUP SIZE

18

PHYSICAL RATING

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Blissful Bali

This island paradise has become a haven for spiritual travellers, and we can’t blame them. You can pretty much tailor your Bali experience to fit any travel style, but our 12-day itinerary blends a hint of tropical adventure with lots of relaxation and a few culturally unique experiences. We’ll start with immersion, as we learn to make traditional offerings to place in a sacred temple and hike through rice paddies and rural villages. You’ll picnic beside a waterfall and climb Mount Batur at sunrise, before the relaxation really kicks in on our detour to the tiny island of Gili Trawangan. Our stunning beach resort will keep you well rested, from the cosy bedrooms to the gorgeous infinity pool and the onsite spa. If that’s not enough, we’ll be surrounded by some of the finest beaches in Indonesia – what more could you want?

From US$1847

Next available from 15th Jun 2024

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Trip highlights and details

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Bali, Indonesia

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Bali, Indonesia

DURATION

12

GROUP SIZE

18

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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A Taste of Taiwan by Train

If your inner-peace is found when deep in a food coma, this East Asian itinerary is ready to take you to nirvana. Taiwan is a gorgeous island nation off the coast of China with a distinct cultural identity, an abundance of natural beauty and a truly incredible food scene. Our loop tour of the island aims to put a focus on all of the above, via a series of scenic train rides that wind you gently through the Taiwanese countryside. You’ll discover true serenity on a Sun Moon Lake boat ride, warm the soul with a soul-soothing tea tasting session and make magical memories with a sky lantern release on Shifen Old Street. On the foodie front, you’ll visit two of Taipei’s most thrilling night markets, as well as Taichung, the culinary capital. You’ll also be treated to a Taiwanese cooking masterclass at a local culinary school – real food for the soul.

From US$2031

Next available from 17th Aug 2024

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Trip highlights and details

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Taipei, Taiwan

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Taipei, Taiwan

DURATION

9

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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Discovery

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Coastal Croatia

If the salty whiff of sea air puts your mind at ease then consider Croatia as your destination of choice. This shimmering gem of a country is almost all coastline, and our eight-day itinerary takes in some of the nation’s most beautiful islands and cities as we trace the Dalmatian Coast. Start in Split, with a bit of history and a seaside stroll, before hopping over to Vis Island. This former military base is a fascinating place, which you’ll explore on land and by boat. Next up is Korcula, with its rolling vineyards and epic fort town. You’ll be given a set of bikes to embark on a gentle cycle to the Lumbarda area, where you’ll be rewarded with an incredible wine tasting, featuring a range of unique indigenous grape varieties. Back on the mainland we’ll indulge in some freshly caught oysters in Ston – a town famous for this seafood delicacy – before rounding off the trip with a guided tour of Dubrovnik.

From US$2231

Next available from 26th May 2024

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Trip highlights and details

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Split, Croatia

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

DURATION

8

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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