No one can deny the great pyramids of Giza a spot on their bucket list. Stepping foot in Egypt means walking through history, and on this 10-day group tour, you’ll see the country through the eyes of the pharaohs. You’ll marvel at one of the last Wonders of the Ancient World, find riches at the Khan el-Khalili bazaar to bring home, explore the Valley of the Kings and Luxor, and sail along the Nile in a traditional felucca.
For music lovers, the Deep South – and New Orleans especially – is worth noting on your bucket list. So strike a chord with the city on this four-day tour, where you’ll get a backstage pass to live jazz at Preservation Hall and go kayaking along the calm waters of the Bayou Manchac. You’ll also taste a world of flavours, with a mix of French, Cajun and Creole cuisine, and get your taste buds dancing at a crawfish boil – which may lead to dancing down Bourbon Street, too.
Amp up the energy on your bucket list and let the snowy Scottish Highlands offer a breath of fresh air. This four-day tour may be as short as a long weekend, but it’ll challenge you to keep pace with snowshoeing treks, ice climbing and hurtling through the countryside on a dog-sled ride. Along with ticking off an amazing bucket-list experience in a lesser-visited Scottish spot, your reward for such an active adventure will be award-winning chocolate, smooth whisky and maybe even a sighting of the Northern Lights.
There’s more than one reason why Japan nudges the top of numerous bucket lists – and this 12-day tour highlights them all. Cycle through the backstreets of Kyoto, weaving past geishas. Zip over to Tokyo for sushi-making classes and to see sumo wrestlers train. Take in the Japanese Alps with architecture tours and sake tasting. This diverse and extensive tour is well worth the top spot on your bucket list.
If the thrill of a new adventure is what gets you out of bed each morning, don’t expect a lie-in on this action-packed tour of Morocco. Starting in the whirl of the medina in Marrakech, you’ll head away from the city to the jagged Atlas Mountains, passing canyons, ravines and Berber villages along the way. Grab some downtime with sunset surfing sessions and yoga lessons in the seaside village of Taghazout before exploring the turquoise pools, waterfalls and petrified mountain walls of Paradise Valley. Celebrate an amazing week with one final party on the last night, when a beachside barbecue and jam session will mark this momentous trip to Africa in style.