Starting the decade with a look at some of the greatest spectacles in the world, here are 8 essential travel experiences to tick off in 2020.
1. Wander around UNESCO-listed Agra Fort
Found in the north of India, a visit to UNESCO-listed Agra Fort gives travellers the chance to follow in the footsteps of a lost Indian dynasty.
This UNESCO-listed vast complex of buildings was once home to ruling Emperors of the Mughal Dynasty.
Today, the famous orange brick fort is one of India’s essential experiences, right up there alongside the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the great wonders of the world.
2. Go out in search of the Northern Lights
Iceland is home to beautiful and sparsely populated landscapes, providing the perfect natural amphitheatre to witness the incredible Northern Lights.
This magical display of dancing lights in the night sky is one of the key reasons many travellers choose to take a short break to the country, hoping to tick off one of life’s great experiences.
3. Witness Spain’s highest peak
Standing on the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife’s Mount Teide is the tallest mountain in all of Spain.
Located within a national park taking its name from the famous volcano, Mount Teide has had a massive influence on the surrounding countryside.
Shaped by volcanic activity, the landscapes here offer up memorable views, striking rock formations and intriguing patches of greenery, creating a look that may remind many travellers of the Great desert plains found in North America.
4. Visit a Roman landmark in the ‘Beautiful Country’
Complimenting time spent along the shores of Lake Garda and a trip along the Adriatic Coast to Venice, Verona is one of Italy’s most historic cities.
Standing since the 1st century, the city’s Amphitheatre is still one of the top venues in the country, able to hold over 20,000 spectators across multiple levels.
Whilst not as famous as the capital’s stunning colosseum, this important slice of Roman history is a must-experience when spending time in the north of the ‘Beautiful Country’.
5. Experience one of Italy’s most romantic lakes
Shared with neighbouring Switzerland, Lake Como is one of the largest lakes in Italy.
Surrounded by spectacular mountains, there is more to Como than just the resorts.
Popular boat excursions, short rides across to different islands bring travellers to some of the Italy’s grandest villas and gardens.
Immortilsed on the silver screen through the decades, Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello are some of the most popular attractions in the entire country.
6. Relax on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches
Stretching along the southern tip of Portugal, the glorious Algarve is one of the world’s ultimate beach destinations.
Hidden away along this famous coast, travellers venturing out from popular resorts can expect to find some truly stunning sandy coves.
7. Sample the seafood in the sunny South of France
Playground of the rich and famous, the sunny French Riviera is one of Europe’s ultimate foodie destinations.
Serving up some iconic dishes featuring locally caught seafood, the region has had a huge influence on the culinary exploits of the some of the world’s best known chefs.
Delicious dishes to try range from Bouillabaisse (pictured) to the vegetarian-friendly Socca (a pancake combining chickpeas, oil and flour).
8. Take a boat trip along the Danube
For travellers yet to try out a river cruise for themselves, spending time along the banks of the famous Danube River during a trip to Budapest presents the ideal chance to see what all the fuss about!
Taking a short boat ride following this iconic river will take you past some of the great river cruising sights including the amazing Hungarian Parliament building, Buda Castle and the famous fortress Fisherman’s Bastion.
Discover the world in 2020
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