There’s still time to plan a trip for the end of this year, and many places come into their own during December. Here, we share some of the best destinations around the world for a festive break in 2019.
Reconnect on a romantic trip to Europe. Here, we suggest six destinations, including sunny vineyards for guided tastings, restaurants with exquisite views and even better menus, and a hotel where you can indulge in a quiet visit to Juliet’s balcony.
It’s that time of year again when we start dreaming about next year’s travel plans. With that in mind, we’ve selected five destinations from across the world which offer a special reason to visit in 2019, from big events to a new-found sense of optimism.
From stargazing to off-the-grid destinations, concierge specialist Elizabeth discusses the trends she’s noticed heading into 2019. She also offers some suggestions, including a truffle hunt, a remote camp for chimpanzee treks and a chance to meet a master weavers.
An Outlander-themed tour of Scotland lets fans visit the Fraser grave marker at Culloden Moor, walk in Bonnie Prince Charlie’s footsteps at Holyrood Palace, see the real castle that doubles as Lallybroch and touch the stone circle that inspired the series.
With shorter lines and a calendar packed with festivals, winter can be an excellent time to visit Europe. You can ring in the New Year at Hogmanay in Edinburgh, enjoy the Louvre without any crowds or celebrate Three Kings Day in Seville.
Audley invites you to observe International Coffee Day, which is celebrated on 1st October each year. We suggest brew-based destinations to inspire your travels, from the cafés of Calcutta and Melbourne to the plantations of Thailand and Costa Rica.
In 2019, Matera, Italy will assume the title of Europe’s Capital of Culture, a mantle that’s been awarded annually for more than 30 years. Our specialists choose their favourites from past and future winners.
From the coffin ships of the Great Famine to the Titanic, the Irish diaspora has spread Irish culture far and wide across the globe. Here, Ireland specialist Shannon suggests five ways for you to learn more about your roots in your ancestral land.