25 DESTINATIONS IN CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARSBy Classic Travel
In commemoration of 25 years, we bring you exclusive travel advice, noteworthy travel experiences and unique personal recommendations. From the highest peaks to the most scenic paths and exotic hidden gems, if travel is where your heart is, here you’ll find a difference.
We kick this list off with the 25 most compelling travel destinations we could find. Covering locations all across the globe, this list caters to each and every traveler out there. So, even if it’s a tried and tested staple of travel, a city with deep-rooted historical origins or an exotic hidden gem for your next vacation, we guarantee you’ll find something that grabs your eye!
Once at the heart of a mighty empire, Agra today is a staunch reminder of a grand imperial past. With iconic attractions such as Agra Fort, the Itmad-ud-Daula and the world-famous Taj Mahal, Agra is a destination you cannot miss.
The capital city of the world’s happiest country, Copenhagen is home to amazing delicacies and picturesque locations. Stop by at the statue of the Little Mermaid before paying a visit to Tivoli Gardens, and end your day with a gentle stroll along the Nyhavn.
Like a picture ripped out of a guidebook on paradise, Auckland is home to gentle sloping hills, stunning cliff-top views and some of the purest blue waters in the world. Don’t forget to stop by Waiheke Island, One Tree Hill and the Waitakere Ranges on your trip here.
One of the 7 Emirates of the UAE, Dubai is a fast-expanding city home to iconic global landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall and the Dubai Marina. A shopper’s paradise with scenic desert views, Dubai should be right at the top of all your travel plans.
From Mount Batur and the Uluwatu Temple to the streets of Seminyak, Bali is a lover’s paradise full of fun and adventure. Immerse yourself in Indonesian culture as you stroll through the gentle sandy paths and enjoy a drink under moonlight with the sea breeze gently drifting by.
06. Gold Coast
One of Australia’s fastest developing cities, the Gold Coast blends innovative design with natural terrain to create a truly innovative city on the Eastern coast. Visit Burleigh Heads, Lamington, and Broadbeach to get a sense of the beauty this city holds.
Once the largest and most important city in the western world, Istanbul has been a city ruled under 3 empires by 3 different names. Current tourist hotspots the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Basilica Cistern are all remnants of its glorious past.
Within the heart of the Caribbean Sea lies this gentle seaside town, with gorgeous beaches and warm breezes. Relax along the Anse de Cayes, La Baie de Saint-Jean and Shell Beach as you take a much-needed rest from the hustle and bustle of life.
09. Kuala Lumpur
At the center of the world’s fastest growing economy is the city that powers this dynamic industriousness. Nestled on Malaysia’s western island, Kuala Lumpur is home to the magnificent Batu Caves, the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the beautiful KLCC Park.
10. Hong Kong
Hong Kong, nestled at the gateway of the Far East, is a city boiling over with a mix of multiple cultures. Home to the spectacular views of Victoria Peak, the hustle and bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui and the soothing calm of Lantau Island, Hong Kong is not to be missed.
At the heart of the largest empire ever established, London has consistently been a major player in global politics. Many iconic sites such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral are household names in an increasingly English-speaking world.
Milan is a city that’s known for its influence on global culture throughout history from fashion and art to sports and politics. A journey filled with excitements await any traveller who follows the call of adventure to the Duomo di Milano, Sforzesco Castle, and Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle II.
One of the world’s oldest cities still inhabited, Luxor is a former capital of the Ancient Egyptian Empire, bearing all it’s ancient glories to this day. Explore the Temple of Karnak and Colossi of Memnon and crown it off at the ancient tombs lying dormant in the Valley of the Kings.
14. New York City
The Crossroads of the World, New York City is the gateway to America and is home to one of the world’s most diverse communities. From the shining light of the Statue of Liberty, to the majestic sprawl of Central Park, and the magic of Times Square, NYC is where the world meets.
15. The Maldives
This South Asian tropical paradise is surrounded by gentle blue oceans and soft white sands. A picture-perfect destination that offers gorgeous vistas such as Ari Atoll, Hulhumale and Baros for those explorers who just want to relax and unwind with their feet up.
16. Palma de Mallorca
The cozy resort city of Palma offers amazing views over the Mediterranean as you sip a cool local delight. Explore the Moorish fortress of La Almudaina, soak up the sun at Cala Major and take in the history of Bellver Castle at this sunny seaside town.
A gorgeous, mountainous island set on the clear waters of the western shores of Thailand, Phuket is the ultimate travel destination for rest and relaxation. Lose yourself in the beauty of Karon Beach, Wat Chalong, and Thanon Bangla as you take some much-needed rest.
A city that has been at the forefront of European and global politics for centuries, Paris is a modern metropolis dotted with remnants of it’s storied past. From the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe, to the Louvre and its many masterpieces, this is a city that just waits to be visited.
19. São Paulo
The most populous city in Brazil, São Paulo is known for its beautiful architecture and vibrant atmosphere. From lounging on Ibirapuera Park, to gazing upon Se Cathedral, and strolling along Paulista Avenue, you’ll lose yourself on the other side of the world.
Deep in Jordan’s brown hills from whence this city gets its name, Petra is an ancient fortress of stone, cut deep into the sides of its hills. Home to Ad Deir, Al Kazneh and the Royal Tombs, it is a long-lasting reminder of the power and creativity of human innovation.
A city with flowers as bright as the lights in any other, Seoul is South Korea’s pride. Taking in the sights and sounds at Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok, and Cheonggyecheon Stream will show you why Seoul earns its title as one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
One of the world’s largest cities, Tokyo has been at the forefront of Japan’s cultural evolution throughout the years. From the peaks of the Skytree, and the views along the Odaiba, to the picturesque splendor of Ueno Park, Tokyo is a city as diverse and as beautiful as its people.
This booming South-East Asian metropolis has a rich number of experiences on offer. From the spectacular views of the Gardens by the Bay, to the bright lights of Orchard Road, and the iconic image of the Merlion overlooking his city.
Zambia lies at the heart of Africa’s plains. Home to beautiful natural parks such as Kafue, one of Africa’s most iconic waterfalls in Victoria Falls, and teeming with wildlife and adventure at every turn, Zambia should be on every traveler’s bucket list of must visit destinations.
A picturesque eastern European city, Tbilisi’s paved roads hold pieces of history in its bricks. From gazing over the imposing Narikala Fortress and the beautiful Holy Trinity Cathedral, to crossing the Bridge of Peace, there won’t be a dull moment in this city steeped in history.