You only get to turn 30 once. So rather than throw yourself a big party, why not gather your friends, family or special someone and celebrate on an unforgettable holiday? You could spend your birthday strolling around a cosmopolitan city, in search of wildlife on an epic safari or, for the most adventurous, taking on one of the world’s greatest treks. To help give you a little more inspiration, here’s our selection of travel ideas that will make your 30th birthday that bit more special.
Start your 30th year with a bang and visit somewhere you’ve always wanted to go but haven’t yet ticked off the bucket list. Turning 30 truly is the best excuse, so to give you an idea of the possibilities on offer, here’s our pick of the top bucket list destinations.
The last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza are among the oldest and most famous attractions on the planet. Fronted by the legendary Sphinx, these magnificent monuments are found just on the outskirts of Cairo. Tick this ancient wonder off your bucket list, then why not head down to the cosmopolitan resorts of the Red Sea? You’ll find golden sands, world-class diving and a host of water sports and activities.
If you haven’t yet experienced the breathtaking natural wonder that is the Northern Lights, now is the time to cross this off your bucket list. When you’re not gazing at the dazzling lights of the aurora dancing across the sky, there’s a wealth of other activities on offer depending on where you decide to go. You could be taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, hiking amongst the stunning fjords of Norway or skiing through Finish Lapland.
Journey to Cambodia for your birthday and experience the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat. Representing the heart and soul of the country, this beloved temple is the world's largest religious monument. Little can prepare you for its sheer scale and beautiful symmetry. And nothing beats the view of its stunning silhouette at sunrise. You could easily spend several days exploring the Angkor Complex, then discover what more Cambodia has to offer.
The world’s largest tropical rainforest features on many peoples’ bucket lists - and for good reason. Spanning eight countries, the Amazon Rainforest offers staggering biodiversity, epic jungle and the winding waterways of the world’s largest river. Spend your birthday experiencing this incredible landscape, either on a trek seeking out its animal residents, or canoeing on the water. Then stay overnight in a unique jungle lodge.
If you’re on a budget or flying solo, why not join one of our group tours? We offer an exciting range of destinations around the world where you could spend your big day with other like-minded adventurers. Alternatively, if you would prefer a customized trip, we can also arrange private tailor-made itineraries, so you can bring your own travel ideas to life.
To give you just a little more inspiration, here’s a selection of our tours that would perfectly suit your 30th birthday celebrations. However, these are just a small sample of the tours and itineraries we offer, so head to your chosen destination to view our full range.
If you’re ready to get your birthday adventure booked, then get in touch! Our reservations team will be happy to chat about any of the destinations covered here or any other itineraries you may be thinking of. So feel free to contact us to start organizing your dream 30th celebration.
Our Active range brings you thrilling trekking and cycling holidays to some of the world's most popular destinations. Whether it’s trekking to the Lost City of Petra in Jordan or cycling around the Angkor temples in Cambodia, you’ll get to explore more of your chosen destination than just the standard highlights, either by bike or on foot. There will still be lots of cultural experiences and even the occasional wildlife encounter along the way. You'll need a good level of fitness and an intrepid spirit.
Group sizes are small and average around eight travellers. The accommodation you’ll be staying in reflects the off-the-beaten track nature of these trips with simple hotels, wild & fixed camping, homestays and local guest houses for value and convenience.
On our Handpicked range we bring you the most iconic experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.
Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 28 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.
On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our Budget range.
Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.
Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 24, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.
Our Budget range is the perfect choice for independent spirits travelling on a shoestring. As well as guided sightseeing of the key highlights, there’s also ample free time to explore independently or partake in optional excursions that maximise your time in each destination. Few meals are included, allowing you the freedom to choose exactly where you eat and spend your evenings out, with the added bonus of enabling you to stay in control of your spending.
Many tours in this range include a local payment and this pricing system helps keep costs down so you can be sure we’re delivering the best possible value. You’ll be travelling by both private and public transport – think buses, trains, feluccas and even camels. Accommodation ranges from dome tents to a surprise 4-star hotel at a 3-star price. And with a maximum group size of 32, these tours are designed to create a social and fun travel experience.