Travelling is an excellent way for besties to spend quality time together, share adventures and create memories. With International Day of Friendship coming up on July 30, The Travel Corporation would like to share the Top 6 experiences for holidays with the best friend.
Wining and Dining in Italy
Not many countries can compete with Italy’s extraordinary variety of food and wine experiences. While we all know olives, pasta and tiramisu, there is so much more to explore; every region of Italy has its own delicacies. Just outside Greve in Chianti you will find some incredible wineries and the best outlets for olive oil tasting. Top cities of culinary tradition are Bologna for its cured meats (it’s the place that gave its name to our much loved Bolognese sauce) and Parma for its famous prosciutto. Try Trafalgar’s 10-day Flavors of Italy, which also includes a Be My Guest dinner in a family-owned vineyard overlooking the rolling Chianti Hills.
Shopping therapy in London
London is a shopping paradise with everything from vintage boutiques to high-street chains – in other words, it’s the perfect place for besties to indulge in some retail therapy. The shopping meccas of Oxford Street and Regent Street are well worth a visit and famous fashion houses can be found on Bond Street and Sloane Street. For antiques and curiosities, explore Portobello Road, the Kings Road and Camden Market. Foodies should head to the river and check out London’s most renowned food market, Borough Market. Top tip: the best season for bargain hunting is during the annual sales before and after Christmas. Try Trafalgar’s eight-day London Explorer.
Chasing castles in Germany
A 40-mile stretch of the Rhine lined with castles, historic towns and vineyards, the UNESCO-protected Upper Middle Rhine is THE place for besties to release their inner princess. An aerial tram ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, opposite the town of Koblenz, offers great views of the Moselle river and the Rhine. Rüdesheim is a must-visit wine-making town and for the ultimate real-life fairy tale experience you and your bestie can enjoy a wine tasting at a 14th Century castle. Cruise along the Rhine with Uniworld’s eight-day Castles along the Rhine.
Tango in Buenos Aires
Girls just wanna have fun and Buenos Aires is fun like you’ve never known. There are a number of options to experience the passion of the tango like a local (in the Tango World Capital, no less!) and we recommend a visit to an authentic milonga, where a live band plays and locals gather to dance the tango in its purest form. For ultimate authenticity and extra bliss, add a live orchestra and a traditional Argentinian dinner. Try Insight Vacation’s 11-day Classic South America.
Trekking adventures in Nepal
Healthy outdoor activities are the perfect bonding opportunity. Climbing up a mountain or trekking through a jungle in a new country is sure to create fond friendship memories. Hiking Nepal’s Himalayas is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers some of the world’s best views. You can immerse yourselves in the spectacular mountain wilderness that encompasses the Annapurna range; hike through tiny hamlets to meet Sherpa herders, visit traditional villages and search for rhinos and tigers on an elephant-back safari in the Chitwan District on Adventure World’s 12-day Himalayan Adventure.
Cultural Insights in the Outback
Trips with an educational component provide a great opportunity for besties to connect on a deeper level. We often think that overseas travel is the only way to be introduced to a new culture but some of the most fascinating culture and sceneries in the world are right on our doorstep. The Australian outback is a treasure trove of cultural heritage and offers opportunities to view Aboriginal rock art, visit a cultural centre and learn about native flora and fauna and the history of iconic Uluru. Try AAT Kings six-day The Outback Railway for an itinerary full of cultural insights.
The Travel Corporation
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