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Lonely Planets guide to the top 500 places every traveller should see

Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel guidebook publisher, has just revealed its ‘Ultimate Travelist’ for 2015, comprising what it believes are the top 500 places that every traveller should see, as chosen by its team of experienced travel experts. Natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon and manmade-marvels including Canterbury Cathedral, the Roman Colosseum and the Taj Mahal are counted alongside some lesser-known gems like Lisbon’s Jerónimos Monastery and Lake Bled in Slovenia. And if you want to see these world treasures for yourself, Titan can take you there in style!

Number one on Lonely Planet’s must-see list is Angkor Wat, the remarkable temple complex in Cambodia, and you can explore this amazing archaeological site on Titan’s Angkor Wat and the Jewels of Southeast Asia cruise and tour, as well as our Images of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos itinerary, which will take you to Hoi An, Hanoi and Halong Bay, too, sites which also made it onto the list.

The Great Barrier Reef came second, and you’ll enjoy a full day experiencing this wondrous ecosystem on our Highlights of Australia tour, viewing the colourful coral in a glass-bottomed boat or perhaps getting closer with a dip in the warm Coral Sea!

Come with us on Footsteps of the Incas and we’ll show you another of Lonely Planet’s top choices, the awe-inspiring ‘lost’ city of Machu Picchu.

Staying in Europe, you’ll see the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Piazza San Marco, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Mount Etna – all on Lonely Planet’s list – on Titan’s Grand Tour of Italy, while closer to home, you could discover the wild Brecon Beacons on our Llandrindod Wells Short Break or the Giant’s Causeway on The Best of Ireland.

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Article published on: 1st November, 2015



Nicola considers herself very lucky to have had the opportunity to visit a number of places around the world and these experiences usually involve searching for as many kinds of wildlife as possible. Recent highlights include penguins in Antarctica, bears and whales in Canada and Alaska and sea otters in California - but there are always more animals to search for.

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