50th Birthday Travel Ideas
Celebrate in style somewhere special
Your 50th is around the corner and you now have the exciting task of planning an ultra-special celebration. What better way to celebrate reaching a half century than by heading to a far flung corner of the world on vacation? Whether it's setting out on a daring Antarctic cruise, heading into the African bush on safari or finally visiting the legendary Taj Mahal with your family, we have a selection of ideas to inspire you.
Bucket List Destinations
You only turn 50 once. So why not celebrate the occasion with a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, ticking off a bucket list destination or two? Discover one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - or see them all with our Ultimate Bucket List Tour - or make the journey as much a part of the experience as the destination with some of the planet's most thrilling train or cruise voyages. These destinations are a top spot for your friends and family to get together for a memorable celebration with plenty of options after the party for those who want to go off and explore further and our travel consultants are on hand to recommend individual tours to suit everyone.
The Taj Mahal
Discover the charms of India and the world's greatest monument to love with one of our tours, taking in the magical Taj Mahal in Agra. While in India you can feast on tasty curries, stay in lavish heritage properties ranging from forts to palaces, go wild on a tiger safari, head south for the tropical beaches of Kerala and Goa, and immerse yourself in the culture of this captivating country. The choice is yours!
The Lost City of Petra
Journey to Jordan to marvel at the Rose City of Petra and enjoy the country's natural wonders with a dip in the Dead Sea and a night spent under the stars at Wadi Rum. And if there's not enough candles on your birthday cake, visit Petra by Night for a magical experience and more than enough candles! Thanks to Jordan's proximity to Egypt, a visit to Petra can easily be combined with a trip to the Pyramids.
The Great Wall of China
The world's longest man-made wall sure is great and imagine starting your 50th watching the sun rise over this world wonder? A visit to the Wall can be perfectly combined with the imperial and culinary delights of Beijing and beyond from Shanghai to Hong Kong. Our extensive range of China tours is sure to have something to your liking.
The Pyramids of Giza
If we're talking about world wonders, the sole surviving Wonder of the Ancient World surely deserves a moment of your attention. Claimed by some to be the work of aliens, these three great monuments are sure to leave you astounded and are easily the jewel in the crown of ancient Egypt's many treasures. And with the Grand Egyptian Museum due to open later in 2021, there's never been a better time to visit.
In 2011 the karst islands and jade waters of Halong Bay were voted one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and if you haven't already, it's about time you discovered why. Cruise among stunning scenery on board a beautiful junk boat with excursions to amazing caves and floating villages. Vietnam has plenty else to offer, from the charming town of Hoi An to the beaches of the south, with neighbouring Cambodia a great option too!
The archipelago that inspired Darwin's world-changing theory of evolution is a destination like no other in the world, home to a staggering number of endemic species and dramatic landscapes of lava beaches and volcanic mountains. Cruise around the Galapagos islands in comfort, meeting these unique animals for a birthday with a difference.
Active throughout the polar regions during the winter months, the Northern Lights are one of Mother Nature's most impressive displays and a night or two spent admiring the show in Iceland is the perfect way to mark your birthday. Throw in active volcanoes, erupting geysers and the famous Blue Lagoon, and you have the perfect birthday trip.
Ride the world's longest and greatest train journey from Beijing to Moscow via the rolling plains of Mongolia on the trip of a lifetime. As one of the world's most popular journeys, the Trans-Siberian has plenty to offer, from stunning landscapes to historic cities. We can even tailor your choice of stops to create the perfect tour for you.
Join a group or do it your own way?
We offer an exciting range of group tours to destinations around the world and our group tours are an excellent choice for birthday boys and girls on a budget or those flying solo and looking to share their big day with like-minded adventurers. Alternatively, we also arrange private Tailor-made itineraries, which are perfect for those organising a party to share with friends and families on a customised trip.
To get you started, here's a selection of our tours that would perfectly suit a landmark birthday celebration. But these are just a small sample of the tours and itineraries we offer, so if you have something particular in mind, head to your chosen destination for our full range.
If the dates don't quite match then don't forget that we also offer Tailor-made holidays - we can create a private itinerary to perfectly match your dreams in many of our destinations, from Egypt to India and Vietnam to Turkey.
If these recommendations have you reaching for your passport and suitcase, get in touch! Our reservations team would be happy to discuss the destinations mentioned here and any itineraries you may have in mind so feel free to contact us to start planning that dream 50th celebration.