02 February 2018
So, what type of traveller are you? Whether you’re a globetrotter, an adventurer, a daydreamer or an animal lover, Travel Counsellors can help you find your dream getaway!
Travel long-haul in 2018 and you’ll be rewarded with some incredible destinations. Explore the exotic atmosphere of Southeast Asia or head down under to awe-inspiring Australia. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next holiday, we’ve chosen six sensational destinations to see on your long-haul travels.
Read on to find out more about globetrotting to big name cities in fabulous far-flung places this year.
Head to the vibrant capital of New South Wales this year and discover a plethora of world-class attractions to amaze and inspire! Take a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House, enjoy the climb of your life as you head to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks district or ride a ferry across the world-famous harbour to beautiful Manly Beach.
Frequent internal flights also mean that it’s really easy to explore more of Australia, so you can easily combine city adventures with the more intrepid kind. Sensational Sydney may be a long flight time away, but most long-haul airlines offer impeccable service and plenty to keep you entertained, so often the journey goes far quicker than you might expect.
The fascinating Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur is the perfect destination for an eclectic travel experience that won’t break the bank. Enjoy delicious street food such as oyster omelettes and banana leaf curries, and discover world-class landmarks, including the glittering Petronas Twin Towers - the world’s largest twin skyscrapers.
Fascinating Kuala Lumpur also boasts other fabulous attractions, including the beautifully landscaped KLCC park, the lively ‘Golden Triangle’ and the Batu Caves, a labyrinth of limestone caverns, which are over 400 million years old.
A beguiling mix of east and west, the old and the new, the ‘Garden City’ of Singapore is a magical melting pot of Chinese, Western, Indian and Malay cultures and traditions. From elegant colonial buildings and lush green parks to shiny skyscrapers and world-class shopping, Singapore offers a boundless list of activities and attractions to keep you entertained.
Indulge in some retail therapy along the famous Orchard Road, enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the iconic Raffles Hotel, take a stroll through the exotic Botanic Gardens or take a day trip to relax on the gorgeous beaches of stunning Sentosa Island. With so much to see and do, there’s something for everyone in scintillating Singapore!
With one of the most legendary skylines in the world, Hong Kong is an extraordinary harbourside city, boasting a rich cultural heritage and a thriving commercial heartland. From ancient temples through to modern skyscrapers, you’re sure to find something exciting to do in this bustling metropolis.
Take the funicular to the top of Victoria Peak for breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline, hop on the Star Ferry to Kowloon, stroll through the serene landscape of Nan Lian Garden or spend a day at fun-filled Hong Kong Disneyland! Hong Kong is a city like no other, and you’ll soon discover why it’s nicknamed ‘Asia’s World City’.
An intoxicating combination of shimmering skyscrapers, blissful beaches, captivating culture and dramatic desert landscapes, dazzling Dubai is fast becoming one of the world’s top holiday hotspots.
With year-round sunshine, luxurious hotels and an exquisite range of shops and restaurants, glittering Dubai has plenty to occupy all ages! From fun-filled waterparks to thrilling desert adventures, Dubai is a spectacular destination which is sure to tick every box on your holiday wish list!
Thailand’s captivating capital of Bangkok must be seen to be believed! With vibrant nightlife, superb shopping and delectable dining, Bangkok buzzes with energy and life. Explore the charming floating markets, soak up the atmosphere of exciting Khao San Road and sail along the legendary Chao Phraya River. For travellers looking to experience the country’s unique culture and Buddhist heritage, there are a whole host of stunning temples and shrines to be discovered, such as the dazzling Grand Palace, the Temple of Dawn and the Temple of the Golden Buddha.