The travelers are looking for what the world has to offer for them in the year 2018 to make their journey enjoyable and a memorable experience throughout their life. It’s not only about spending leisure in luxury instead it’s looking forward to witnessing the rich culture, heritage and take an active part in other enjoyable events of the visited destination.
Here are ten luxury destinations for you to make the year 2018 memorable.
Valetta, the capital of Malta, is into the global limelight as the European Capital of culture in the year 2018. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are 140 projects and 400 new events that have been planned throughout the year to celebrate the occasion. Besides, the must-see projects for tourists include a huge new National Museum of Art-Muza, Valetta design cluster, an old abattoir in a new look, etc. The city’s nightlife hub- Strait Street area has been focused for the musical-cultural events this year.
Rwanda is a little nation in the heart of Africa and now accessible with the launch of RwandAir that includes direct flights from London Gatwick to Kigali. Here most of the MP’s are women, you can access free Wi-Fi in city bus ride, and past a decade, plastic bags were banned. You can add this place to your 2018 luxury travel wishlist, and you need only a week’s time to admire mountain gorilla trekking and experience adventures like Kayaking tours, cycling, etc. You can also visit Akagera National Park, Nyungwe, and Lake Kivu.
Nicaragua is a peaceful and officially the safest country in the region. The number of visitors to this place is increasing for its breathtaking volcanoes, lakes, colonial cities and the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. The flights launched Iberia, and the new Costañeradel Pacífico road that joins the most beautiful beaches of Pacific coast undoubtedly make traveling around the country easier. If you love adventure, then you can perhaps go for island hopping, paddleboard across a Crater Lake and also volcano trekking. Also, the eco-friendly and stylish boutique hotels make it one of the most luxurious destinations to plan a trip to.
Valencia is in the hot list of luxury travel destination mainly because of Santiago Calatrava’s futuristic City of Arts and Sciences complex. With the rising cultural profile, it has become the center of attraction for foreign as well as the domestic visitors. The must visit places are Planetarium, largest aquarium of Europe, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, an avant-garde opera house, Fallas Museum and many other high-profile projects including the formula one circuit, floating Veles e Vents building, etc. The Fallas Firework festival of Valencia also got enlisted in Unesco’s intangible cultural heritage list. The flight routes are easily accessible from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Luton, and Bristol.
Palermo which is originally the Sicilian capital is declared the cultural capital of Italy in 2018. It is showcasing its historical and cultural richness in the year 2018 and the latest edition of the roving art biennial- Manifesta 12 will be the most significant among these. You can witness the exhibitions and activities that take place in palaces, botanical gardens, churches and the newly restored hub ‘Teatro Garibaldi.’ The major attraction though is its first new synagogue in 500 years.
New Orleans should be in your 2018 luxury travel list as the city is celebrating its gala 300th anniversary. There are dozens of festivals planned whole year like Mardi Gras in February, Jazz Fest in April-May, Tales of Cocktail in July and many more along with sumptuous cuisine and plenty of cocktails to the world-class soundtracks. On the event of tri-centennial in 2018, there will be some thought-provoking events in Nola like Tabasco: a Burlesque Opera, Tango Fire, musical concerts on jazz, an exhibition on the city’s few decades, in the beginning, gathering of navy ships, parade, brilliant brass brands and guess what not.
The liver pool was a European Capital of Culture in 2008, but in the year 2018, the city has organized musical and cultural programs and sporting events throughout the year to mark the past decade. Shows are being performed by China’s Terracotta Warriors at World Museum, China Dream festival, a tall ship regatta, the finale of the Clipper Round the World yacht race in June; and celebrations for Tate Liverpool’s 30th birthday. Besides, there will be exhibitions for the art lovers in galleries, museums, and public places.
Amsterdam is celebrating the year 2018 with major exhibitions showcasing paintings of the era. You can enjoy two exhibitions devoted to painters Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck, students of Rembrandt held at Amsterdam Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum, and Dutch Masters show in the Hermitage Museum. The world’s biggest street art museum will open in summer, and it showcases a portrait of Anne Frank on the museum’s facade painted by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra. You can witness around one hundred exclusive works by international artists to be displayed in a former welding hangar. For those who wish to visit the place late this year, don’t miss the Amsterdam light festival which is scheduled to take place at the end of the year.
Known for its spectacular sunsets, Santorini, is one of the Greek Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It is one of the most popular places for a romantic getaway in Greece. When you visit Santorini, you can enjoy lovely clear waters while resting on the side of a massive active volcano that sits in the middle of the sea. How many places can you go that off that type of experience?
South Africa is celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela that makes the year 2018 a must visit for South Africa. The country has a long list of programs to host from art exhibitions to sports events, you can find it all. Cape Town is in the spotlight due to the opening of Africa’s first major Museum on Contemporary Art, Zeitz-Mocaa. It’s worth a sight with historic grain silo complex with Table Mountain as a backdrop and surrounded by galleries, restaurants, and shops in the scenic Silo District.