The time has come to plan your vacation for 2016. Before you think about going to one of the popular places during the peak time think about how you want to spend your vacation. Do you want to spend it standing in lines with strangers? Do you want to wait forty-five minutes following a long queue to see a painting that looks similar to the hundred others that you have already seen? Why not consider travelling to a less popular place this year and get off the beaten path?
Russia is an exciting place to visit. It is the world’s largest country and its landscape varies from subtropical beaches to forests and tundra. It is full of diverse culture and many things to see and do. Moscow is the capital city and the world famous architecture is sure to astound you. The brightly coloured onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral are reminiscent of the Faberge eggs that Russia is also famous for. You can see some of these breathtaking eggs on display at the Kremlin Armoury museum. Consider taking one of the many available river cruises or take a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway to explore this exiting country. A luxury vacation in Russia will prove to be a memorable experience.
Croatia is an exciting place for tourists to visit. The walled city of Dubrovnik nestled on the coast is just one of the glorious sites to visit, Split is also a very popular travel destination. The country has seven UNESCO World Heritage sites and its architecture spans many centuries including buildings from the Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. It also has many beautiful natural settings like lakes, hiking trails, and beaches.
Visit Mongolia this year for an escape from the ordinary. The country offers up many things for nature lovers to explore. The Gobi desert, the grasslands, and the many lakes, rivers and mountains are a stunning sight for visitors to the area. Go hiking, ride a camel, take a yak caravan, or join an overland motorcycle tour to visit this beautiful country that was the birthplace of the mighty Genghis Khan.
Many do not consider Iran when they are planning their next vacation but it offers up some very rewarding experiences for those who visit. The infrastructure has recovered from the early 2000’s and they plan to spend a lot of money promoting tourism in the next five years. Going on a luxury tour in Iran is a real possibility, it has a varied landscape including a mountainous region that is great for skiing and hiking and beautiful beaches on the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea. The most visited areas are Isfahan, Mashhad and Shiraz and Kish Island and there are many archeological sites, beautiful architecture, and art that are sure to please visiting tourists.
Iceland offers up many spectacular sights for tourists. Consider renting a car to tour this beautiful country with the lowest population density in Europe. Explore the capital city of Reykjavík that is known for its late night bars and restaurants and its stunning views of the sea and hills. Explore the Viking history; visit the spectacular scenery that the volcanoes, glaciers, fjords, and geysers offer up. Don’t miss the Northern Lights for a sight that is sure to please visitors of all ages.