The pinnacle of going on holiday is feeling that sense of luxury. Whether you are getting pampered, or just lazing on the beach enjoying the benefits of table service, that sensation of luxury travel can be hard to find. Unless, of course, you have an abundance of cash. But, does this mean that we miss out if we don’t have the budget? Of course not! There are plenty of opportunities for you and I to experience that 5-star lifestyle, but also, if you want to experience the world in a more luxurious sense, it’s worth trying a few of these things out!
There are so many luxury cruise holidays out there that you can find almost anything to suit your taste. What better way is there than to experience the high life by lazing around and enjoying the very best that sea life has to offer. There are numerous luxury cruises out there, giving you the chance to look out at the sunlight bouncing off the ocean, while hitting the ports in various European destinations such as Rome, Corfu, and Venice. Exploring Venice is undoubtedly the pinnacle of luxury. Getting that sensation of a city on water, drinking the finest of Italian wines, and idly walking around soaking up the culture is luxury like no other.
Paris screams luxury, romance, and beautiful views, but if you want to go one step further, you’ve got to head to the “Paris of the North,” also known as Tromsø, in Norway. Also called the capital of the Arctic, because it is the largest city above the Arctic circle, a luxurious spot like this isn’t just a great way to brave cold temperatures, but you get to see the Northern Lights in all of its grandeur. You can go on a cruise to see the Northern Lights, but if you want home comforts in comfortable temperatures, there are plenty of luxurious holiday rentals that give you an opportunity to unwind, and still marvel at the world’s greatest light show. There are plenty of lodges, such as Robukta Lodge which boost hot tubs and panoramic views making sure that you can sit back, relax, and stay in sheer comfort while watching the skies serenade you with that view!
Luxurious, yet at odds with nature. If you want a luxurious getaway, you can go glamping in Australia, giving you that combination of glam and camping, which means you have all the earthly comforts you need. But glamping in Australia, sitting at the foot of the Uluru, gives you a spiritual sensation. And if you head to Uluru, each “tent” (when in fact it’s actually a mini-apartment) has all the luxuries you could hope for. It’s got a fireplace, a balcony, and a very cosy bed! If you want a luxurious trip to Australia, but you don’t want to hit the beaches, heading to the Uluru provides that otherworldly mysticism, something not really associated with the land Down Under.
Experiencing the African continent and safari tend to go hand-in-hand. As easy as it is to go and sleep in a tent while experiencing nature up close, there are a few luxurious options for a safari across Africa. Why should you pick a luxury hotel? The compounds are so close to the lands where elephants, giraffes, and tigers roam, you can witness these majestic creatures up close from the comfort of a luxury 5-star hotel. The great thing with a lot of these hotels, such as the Royal Malewane, is that you have the option to take a traditional safari if you want. The nearby Kruger National Park provides numerous private guides, giving you that opportunity to experience the South African continent safe in the knowledge that these guides can encompass skills of the Master Trackers. In fact, the Kruger National Park boasts two of only seven Master Trackers in the entire world.
Wine is synonymous with a little lap of luxury, and if you want an extravagant option, you need to head to napa valley, and head to the diamante experience at Castello di Amorosa. This castle, based in the eastern part of Napa Valley, is incredibly famous for wine tours, and it’s easy to see why. But with the price tag, you can’t expect anything other than greatness. The option to have a private driver, luxury hotel stays, and, most importantly, a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon to take home, really is the pinnacle of the high life!