With 2018 rapidly approaching we think it’s time to start thinking about our plans for the new year. Where will you travel first? What will you cross off your bucket list? And, what qualifies as a travel experience you can’t miss this coming year? So that you don’t have to rack your brains and over-think things, we’ve already selected 20 travel experiences you can’t miss in 2018, check them out!
Low-cost Best Panoramic Views of Barcelona
Are you one for taking incredible travel photos of breathtaking city views? Barcelona has many places from where you can take such photos, the only problem is knowing where to find them.
Take a Rhine River Cruise from Basel to Amsterdam
One of the most popular European river cruises, and definitely the best for newbies. This cruise will take you along Europe’s longest and most important river passing on the way through six countries: Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France, and the Netherlands.
Farmer’s Market With 2 Chefs Lisbon
Lisbon is a beautiful city, and it’s also famous for its incredible food. Join in at the at the Farmer’s Market where you can meet some of Lisbon’s newest top chefs. They will accompany you on your shopping, and then they will cook the fresh food for you at their restaurant! A foodie experience like no other!
Dog sledding is something most of us have wanted to do since we saw the movie of Balto when we were younger, and it’s about time you crossed it off your bucket list. For this, you have to travel north, of course… or maybe venture far into the south. We recommend doing it in Alta, Norway, since they host the biggest dog sledding race in the world and they are bound to be prepared for it! If Norway is not in your travel plans this year, then maybe Switzerland, Finland, Austria, or anywhere else with snow will do!
A Cabbie’s London
Let’s face it, no one knows London like its many black cab drivers! They all know the city’s best and worst secrets, not to mention they’ve all been through the infamous official qualification that all London cab drivers must go through in order to be able to work: The Knowledge. Join Darren, a passionate London cab driver, who will take you through all you need to know about the city… even places only locals know about and his own personal favorite sites!
Kayak Around Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, now known as King’s Landing, thanks to HBO and Game of Thrones, is a beautiful coastal city like no other. It’s beauty and spirit never fail to disappoint, that’s why you should see it from all points of view. Renting a kayak and going far out will let you see the impressive walls that surround the beautiful town with its red-tiled roofed houses. It really makes you feel as if you were stuck in a different era. You will have a lot of fun and also get some exercise!
Sunset & Romantic Dinner on a Sailboat in Barcelona
Invite your partner on a boat ride they will never forget. See the sun set behind Barcelona’s skyline from the sea on Peter’s sailboat. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two and toast with the best champagne. If you’re thinking about proposing this year, this might be a good time to do it! 😉
Spend The Night In An Ice Hotel
Sleeping in an ice hotel is an experience you will never get over and we definitely recommend. You can choose from different locations, including Norway, Finland, and Sweden. Everything in these hotels is made of ice, including the bar, your bed, and even the bathroom. It will be a different experience, walking around a structure made up entirely of ice, but it will be worth it, and we assure you, you will have the best sleep you’ve had in years thanks to the calmness and silence of the place.
Yum Yum Tapas Tour in Madrid
If Madrid is in your plans, Take a tour through Madrid’s picturesque center, where you will get to know the Madrid of old and make three pit stops at incredible bars to have a drink and snack on some tapas!
Morocco is a country that has it all and if it’s not on your bucket list, you should definitely add it. Set a week apart from your daily routine to explore this magical land that holds everything from beaches to amazing mountain escapes. Get lost in Marrakech’s alleyways and Riads, go shopping in the many bazaars and visit the all blue town of Chefchaouen. We could go on, but we would never stop as the reasons to go to Morocco are infinite!
Testaccio Street Food Tour Rome
Visit Rome’s original foodie neighborhood with a local foodie. A modern space with beautiful architectural elements, then you will wander around a few parts of the neighborhood and visit the coolest food shops. The tour will end at an ex-slaughterhouse which has been the center of Rome’s foodie scene for over a century, now it’s a beautiful example of industrial archeology and hosts the Contemporary Art Museum of Rome.
Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey, has a landscape like nothing you’ve seen before, that’s why it is one of the most popular destinations to go on hot air balloon rides. You will see everything from fairy chimneys, to vineyards, and pigeon houses and orchards… This varied scenery will leave you breathless! Really an experience you cannot miss!
Day in Crystalline Beaches of Ibiza with a Captain
We all know Ibiza as the Party Island, but there is a lot more to it than that. Book Elisa’s tour of the Island and enjoy a day of pristine beaches, secluded coves, and locals only fiestas that only boat owners know about!
Nature Driving Around Iceland
Iceland is not that big of a country, but it seems you could spend months and even years exploring its untamed natural landscapes. Grab your winter clothes, rent a jeep and visit Iceland. The best time to do it would be during the winter, as you will be able to enjoy countless snow activities, and might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Northern Lights.
London Sightseeing Bicycle Tour
Nothing beats getting to know a city in a totally green way. Book Chris’ Grand Bicycle tour of London and see the most iconic sites, take amazing photos and grab some lunch at Londoner’s favorite grub spot, Covent Garden.
Go to Tomorrowland Music Festival
One of the biggest, if not the biggest, EDM festival in the world. This summer, invest some money in this experience you will never forget. It’s not only about the music, it’s everything, the crowd, the food, the atmosphere, the positive energy, and the beautiful fairytale-like decoration… Even if you are not a big fan of electronic music, we assure you-you’ll have the time of your life.
Paris Fun, Private & Professional Photo Tour
Experience Paris like never before with a professional photographer for an exclusive photo session against some of the city’s best backdrops. Your personal photographer will take on-location photographs against the city’s landmark buildings, cozy cafés or winding streets. Capture authentic moments for a special occasion, or simply create a dynamic photo-documentary of your vacation.
Visit Hotel Paris’ Rooftop Bar in Monte Carlo and Drink Like The Stars
Rooftop drinking has become increasingly popular, so what about drinking in one of the best rooftops in the world? Visit Hotel Paris in Monte Carlo and enjoy breathtaking views of the Marina and the Mediterranean Sea while sipping on some stylish cocktails.
Live Tapas Cooking Experience in Barcelona
Enjoy eating Spanish tapas? Next time in Barcelona, join Guillermo and Cristina for a night of cooking, eating and drinking. They will show you how to prepare a selection of typical Spanish and Catalan tapas all with fresh produce from small local businesses… a 100% eco-friendly night!
Amsterdam Cannabis History and Coffeeshop tour
Amsterdam is famous, amongst other things, for its many coffee shops, everyone knows that… But local Amsterdammer, Erik, want to explain to you all the history that these unique bars hold.
Sign up for a tour and visit the best and oldest coffee shops while you learn about Amsterdam’s infamous cannabis culture.
We hope these ideas have gotten you started, if not ready to go! We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the trip4real team!