60th Birthday Travel Ideas
Celebrate your special day in style
It’s not every day you turn 60, and there’s no better way to celebrate this important landmark than with your dream holiday. Whether you’re after an active getaway cycling through scenic countryside, a safari adventure spotting the Big Five or a city break with your loved ones, we have a selection of travel ideas to inspire your birthday celebrations. No doubt you’ll find the perfect one to ring in your 60th year.
Bucket List Destinations
Turning 60 offers the perfect excuse to tick a destination or two off your bucket list. If you’ve always dreamt of seeing a world wonder or experiencing some of the planet’s most spectacular landscapes, then now’s the time to do it. Bring your friends and family along for the ride, and make some birthday memories with these suggestions of once-in-a-lifetime holiday destinations.
Considered by many the most beautiful building in the world, the Taj Mahal is jaw-droppingly spectacular. Best viewed at sunset, this iconic monument is guaranteed to wow you and makes for the perfect start to your birthday tour of India. Follow with a tiger safari in Ranthambore, explore the forts and palaces of Rajasthan or unwind on the tropical beaches of Goa. A feast for the senses, this captivating country also offers colourful festivals and mouthwatering curries, which can be enjoyed with a luxury stay in a former royal residence.
Mexico’s Mayan ruins are an experience not to be missed, and the biggest and most impressive of them all is the spectacular Chichen Itza. Once a thriving city, this UNESCO-listed site traces its roots to the 5th century AD. Its centrepiece being the magnificent El Castillo, a 30-metre high stepped pyramid considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Marvel at the site’s sacred ruins and then combine your visit with some time on the coast, either exploring the beachside ruins of Tulum or lazing on the white sands of Playa del Carmen.
Found some 1,000 kilometres off Ecuador's coast, the Galapagos Islands are one of the world’s greatest wonders. A wildlife haven, they're home to countless endemic species that have no fear of humans thanks to a lack of natural predators. Watch as playful sea lions roll in the waves and spiky marine iguanas lounge on the volcanic shores. The islands once inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, and despite now hosting many modern-day explorers, the mark left by human footprints is minimal, making for a bucket list holiday with a difference.
Crossing one-third of the globe, the Trans-Siberian Railway offers the journey of a lifetime. Cutting through spectacular and varied terrain, the route begins in Moscow and traverses through the Gobi Desert, the Ural Mountains and the grassy steppe of Mongolia before arriving in the Far East. The stops along the way are no less enjoyable, with activities including dog sledding in Yekaterinburg or staying in a traditional ger. And to top it off, you can tailor your choice of stops to create your own perfect birthday itinerary.
Join a group or do it your own way?
Share your big day with like-minded adventurers and join one of our group tours. We offer an exciting range of tours to destinations around the world, making a great option for birthday travellers on a budget or those flying solo. However, if you would prefer a customized trip, we can also arrange private tailor-made itineraries, so you can make your dream holiday a reality.
To help you with your holiday planning, we’ve handpicked a selection of our tours that would be the perfect fit for a 60th birthday celebration. But if you don’t see quite what you’re looking for, head to your chosen destination where you’ll find the full range of tours and itineraries we offer.
Feeling inspired? Get in touch! Our reservations team will happily discuss any of the destinations mentioned here or any other itineraries you have in mind, so feel free to contact us and we can start planning your dream 60th celebration.