As we approach the end of the year and we look forward to 2019, you may be thinking about where you are going to visit for your holiday. With there being so many locations in the world to travel to, it can be hard to know which one is the right one for you.
We have kindly compiled our top 5 bucket list locations that we believe you should visit in the New Year. Whether you are travelling alone, with friends, family or your other half, these countries will take your breath away and give you memories you will never forget.
#1 Yosemite, USA
Make 2019 the year that you reconnect with nature, as you visit 1,200 square miles of the Yosemite National Park. Relax as you explore magical waterfalls, steep cliff faces and unique rock formations, which will allow you to truly appreciate the beauty that this park beholds.
You can even capture Half Dome and El Capitan, the park’s well-known landmarks, whilst you take to the hiking trails. Regardless of whether you are an experienced hiker or not, you can have guided tours and even climbing lessons to really make the most out of your time at Yosemite. All you need to do is apply for your ESTA Visa, book your flights and look forward to a location that will be a breath of fresh air.
#2 Santorini, Greece
Of course, our list includes the absolutely gorgeous Santorini, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. The clear, blue sky meets picturesque towns, bursting with colour and white-washed walls, which creates a beautiful backdrop for any photograph.
Treat your taste buds on the island by trying some delicious traditional foods that Santorini has to offer, including white egg plants, fava and cherry tomatoes. What’s more, if you fancy a tipple of wine produced from the grapes grown in their soils, try the likes of Assyrtiko, Aidani or Mantilaria for a real distinct flavour.
#3 Barcelona, Spain
Whether you have been to Barcelona or not, this location must always be on a bucket list of top destinations to visit. Known for its architecture, cuisine and fine art, be engrossed in this diverse, busy city, and try some exquisite tapas, watch the Magic Fountain come to life at night, explore the Parc Güell hilltop garden and be taken aback by the fantastic Sagrada Familia, which is yet to be completed.
Due to Barcelona being so vibrant, interesting and intricate, you need to visit it more than once to see all of the characteristic monuments that will delight and intrigue you.
#4 Galápagos Islands
Do you want to be inspired and see the world differently?
Experience truly unique animals in their natural habitat and discover more about what scientists and volunteers are researching here and their conservation efforts on these islands at the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Additionally, understand in-depth about the giant tortoise captive breeding programme and meet them yourself, as well as see the baby tortoises in incubators. If you wish to see more of the famous giant tortoises that live here, you can visit the summit of Volcán Alcedo and its steaming fumaroles.
#5 Amalfi Coast, Italy
Travel to the Amalfi Coast in Italy, where 13 cliffside towns make up a region of stunning hiking trails, stretched beaches and luxurious hotels to rest in.
This colourful, characteristic coast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, offers the best fresh Italian seafood. Whilst you relax in the vertical landscape, explore covered alleys and stairways and immerse yourself in a magical, fairy-tale adventure.
Hopefully you will agree that these five destinations should definitely be on your bucket list for places to visit in 2019 with your loved ones. Get booking now and don’t miss out on a holiday of a life time at one of these stunning locations around the world.