Every once in a while, you can feel an urge to experience something beyond a normal vacation. It might be one of epic scale, such as a trip along the Mekong River. One that takes you back through history, passing Ancient Egyptian tombs on a Nile cruise or experiencing the mountains and desert along South Africa’s Garden Route. Or, it might be a journey to one of the Earth’s farthest-flung reaches, Antarctica or the Arctic. Where do you begin to plan one of the world’s truly great journeys? This is where our specialists come in. By train, car and boat, and on foot, they’ve tried and tested all of our featured journey ideas. They can help you to plan in every detail whichever most inspires you, tailoring each day to your interests. And, they’ll tell you anything from the best places to stop along the Great Ocean Road to their personal tips for hiking the Inca Trail.
Our recommended great journey itinerary ideas
Our itinerary ideas will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.
Our expert guides to choosing your great journey vacation
Penned by our specialists from their own travels, these guides aim to inspire you with suggestions of where to spend your vacation. Giving tips for what to experience and recommendations for where to stay, we share our ideas for the best destinations to consider.
Cruising the Mekong
Kate from Audley's product team journeyed up the Mekong River on RV Mekong Pandaw from Vietnam to Cambodia. During the seven night cruise there were plenty of opportunities to explore vibrant markets and quiet riverside villages, discover secluded temples and visit local schools as well as enjoying the beautiful scenery and bustling life on the river.
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