Tours that Hit the Spot
Love is in the air and it's the perfect time to whisk your nearest and dearest off on a holiday to remember. We've rounded up some of our favourite tours that are sure to set the mood. Imagine soaking in a steaming onsen (hot spring) surrounded by freshly fallen snow in northern Japan. Or watching the fierce twists and turns of a seductive tango performance in Buenos Aires. Perhaps you're dreaming of a heart-pounding encounter with a pride of lions as the sun rises over the Maasai Mara.
Whatever your heart desires, we can take you there...
Sights and Sounds of Love
Combine your love for each other with your love for music on a journey to America's Deep South. Our Southern Sights and Sounds tour will see you squeezing into intimate honky tonk bars, exploring Graceland and singing along to a performance at the Grand Ole Opry. For something really hair raising, feel the pulse of musical history running through the walls of Historic RCA Studio B. All the greats played there, including Elvis, Dolly and Johnny.
Romantic Safari, Kenya
For the classic romance of an African safari, there's scarcely a more perfect country than Kenya. Watch elephants and rhinos from the historic Treetops Lodge. Observe the silhouette of graceful giraffes against the sunrise. Seek out the Big Five. Clink glasses under a blanket of stars. That's 10 days of pure wildlife magic on our Grand Safari Kenya tour.
India's Golden Love Triangle
Become inspired by the marble masterpiece Taj Mahal, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jhan as a mausoleum for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who passed away during childbirth. Now if that's not love, we don't know what is. You'll also see the pretty pink-hued palaces of Jaipur and seek out tigers on safari in Ranthambore National Park on our India's Golden Triangle tour.
Hot Under the Collar in South America
Grand Tour of South America is full of highlights - Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls, Christ the Redeemer to name just a few. But the romance is in the details. In Buenos Aires, watch bodies intertwine during a live tango performance. The Argentines are passionate people at the best of times, but when it comes to their national dance the tantalising display is enough to get you hot under the collar. Watch the show with a glass of Argentinian wine and an empanada made for two.
Cosy up in a Japanese Winter Wonderland
Nothing sets the mood like wandering through lantern-filled gardens and cosying up in a steaming onsen (hot spring), surrounded by freshly fallen snow (watch out for those Japanese snow monkeys, though!). On our Japanese Winter Wonderland tour, you'll also admire the incredible snow sculptures at Sapporo Snow Festival with your nearest and dearest.
The Romance Express
The famed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express was practically designed for romance. There's no finer way to travel than on this elegant train. Each carriage has been painstakingly restored, bringing back all the razzle-dazzle of the 1920s and 30s. Stepping on board, you'll feel feel as though you've stepped straight into an old film. Sumptuous cabins are like a slice of timeless art deco, all handmade by top craftsmen. Each mealtime is an event to remember, but dinnertime is real cause for celebration. Don your finest dinnerware - think cocktail dresses for ladies, black tie for the gentlemen - and prepare to be presented with course after delectable course, all the while the sweet sounds of the resident pianist drift through the carriage.
On our Venice Simplon-Orient-Express tour, you'll pair this romantic train ride with a week in Venice in Tuscany - the ultimate in romantic getaway.
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Article published on: 14th February, 2020
From the coffee-clad highlands of Colombia to getting up-close-and-personal with elephants in Thailand and the exploring the sprawling winelands of South Africa, Natalie is a wannabe-adventurer and finds it hard to pick favourites when it comes to travel destinations. She has a weakness for wildlife and good wine, so her escapades are usually in pursuit of one or the other.
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