• 29 June 2018

2019 is your year to travel! Whether you’re traveling for the first time or traveling to tick off the bucket-list, your next vacation is calling. Not sure about where you want to go? Have a look, but be ready to have your wanderlust activated in a big way. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

Greece

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Ah, Greece travel – an evergreen bucket list item if there ever was one, and with good reason! Ancient cities like Athens offer plenty in the way of historical intrigue (Acropolis, Parthenon, anyone?), while the Greek isles lie in wait to beguile explorers with aquamarine waters and hazy, lazy oceanside adventures. Islands like Corfu boast rugged mountains and vast oceanscapes that paint an epic backdrop to authentic Mediterranean encounters. Kos, on the other hand, is ready to astound with a plethora of Greek and Roman landmarks. Oh, and the food, you guys – the food. Baklava, tzatziki, gyro, moussaka, dolmades. Golden-green olive oil mopped up with soft, fresh bread and eaten with sun-warm tomatoes. Swoon much?

Related: Spend 12 days exploring Athens and the beautiful islands of Mykonos & Santorini.

Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Travel Vietnam, and you are guaranteed to return a changed person. Perhaps best-known for its temple culture and scenic bays, this Southeast Asian country actually boasts a lot more than initially meets the eye. Tuck into flavour-filled noodles and rice dishes in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. Sip strong coffee while overlooking Halong Bay (one of the Natural Wonders of the World). Wander back in time along the tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the war. There are endless astounding destinations to explore, especially when you ask some advice from the locals.

Canada

Toronto, Canada

Travel to Canada and you will quickly see why visitors from around the world are flocking to the land of the maple leaf of late. Cold it may be, but there is so much to see and do as well. Indulge in Poutine in Quebec City. Seek out the singular beauty of Niagara Falls and the Rocky Mountains. Explore Ottawa, and get a little cultural in Toronto and Vancouver. Canada travel is easy (public transport win!) and enjoyable on all counts.

Israel

Jerusalem, Israel

Israel travel guides have been cropping up everywhere, and we are stoked beyond belief. This Middle Eastern destination is absolutely wonderful. Jerusalem travel experiences are popular with religious travellers from around the globe. After all, it is regarded as the Holy Land by Jews, Christians and Muslims. However, there are also other aspects of the country to enjoy. Stunning beaches, desert encounters and waterside resorts – to name but a few.

USA

Central Park, New York City, USA

The land of red, white and blue is next up on our hot list.

New York city tours are the stuff of legend. In fact, NYC bus tours are so popular that you have to be sure to book way in advance if you want to secure a seat. Amble through Central Park, gaze in wonderment at the Empire State Building, scale the Statue of Liberty, or simply take to the streets to watch New York do New York. Whatever you do, you’ll go home understanding why everyone is obsessed with NYC.

Related: Enjoy 15 days exploring the best of the eastern United States and Canada!

Scotland

Eilean Dolan Castle, Scotland

Scotland coach tours are one of the best ways to see the wild and marvelous country that shaped a thousand kings (and rebellions!). Edinburgh bus tours, in particular, are very popular. Scotland travel may be synonymous with kilts and haggis, but there’s more to it than just that. Tour age-old castles, visit a whisky distillery and stick around for Hogmanay if you can – it’s a blast!

French Riviera

Monaco, French Riviera

Move over Paris, French Riviera holiday packages are taking centre stage in 2019. Also known as Côte d’Azur, this stretch of Mediterranean coastline is all glamour. From Cannes, to Nice, to Monaco, you’ll be able to drink in some of the most exquisite sights France has to offer.

Bulgaria

St Alexander Nevsk Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria

Bet you didn’t see this one coming, right? The country may be known for skiing, but did you know you can also enjoy sunny beach holidays in Bulgaria? To be honest, you have to time it exactly right, but when you do, it’s absolutely amazing. The Balkan nation is exceptionally welcoming and visitors can look forward to a melting pot of cultures that makes for a truly enlightening (and entertaining!) experience.


There you have it – our top trending travel destinations for 2019. Is your wanderlust getting the better of you already? Just give up, give in and book that ticket! There is a great big world out there, just waiting to be explored. After all, if not now, when?

Questions & Comments




  1. Jan van Rooyen says:

    Europe tours dates and prices list please.

    • Guest Explorers says:

      Hi Jan,

      How exciting that you’re looking to travel with us!

      Please visit our website for European tours and dates, you are able to view it here

      We hope to see you on one of our European tours soon!

  2. Vinod Sachdeva says:

    Interested in Bulgaria tour

    • Guest Explorers says:

      Hi Vinod,

      Bulgaria is a fantastic tourist destination!

      I would like to suggest our Balkan Explorer tour as we visit Bulgaria along the way.

      You may view this fantastic tour here.

      Hope to see you aboard our Balkan Explorer tour soon!

  3. A Sunder Rajan says:

    LIKE TO VISIT EUROPEAN countries on the Mediterranean coast

  4. Nelly Hiquiana says:

    Is this group tour? When in NY and Canada? How much

    • Expat Explore says:

      Hi Nelly,

      You will be travelling in a group consisting of our other travelers on tour.

      If you would like more information with regards to prices, do not hesitate to contact us at info@expatexplore.com

      Alternatively, click here to find our list of departure dates and prices.

      Hope to see you travelling with us soon!

  5. Emilia Bigsot says:

    Kindly send me details of the tour package in USA and Canada. What is the best time to travel in these place? Is it ok to travel Dec month? Thsnks.

    • Expat Explore says:

      Hi Emilia,

      How amazing that you’re interested in our USA and Canada tours!

      You are able to view those tours here, departure dates and itineraries will be listed.

      The best time to travel would depend on your preferred season.

      Hope to see you travelling with us soon!

  6. Elisa Agra says:

    Hi… do you have a package tour for Europe (London, France, Italy, Germany and Spain)? pls send me the itinerary and if how much…it will be two of us planning to travel this coming August or September…thanks

    • Expat Explore says:

      Hi Elisa,
      It is fantastic that you are interested in our tours.

      One of our agents will contact you with more information.
      We hope to see you aboard one of our amazing tours soon!

  7. Susan Renes says:

    Hi there. Do you have a European tour that starts in Manila?My husband and I are interested to join this kind of tour.

    • Expat Explore says:

      Hi Susan,

      Unfortunately we do not have a tour that starts in Manila.

      You may be interested in our Vietnam and Cambodia tours, you are able to view them here.

      Have a look at our website in order to view the amazing tours we have on offer.

      Hope to see you aboard one of our tours soon!

  8. Oliyen Chinnapen says:

    I want to join you all.

    • Hi Oliyen,

      We are thrilled to hear that you would like to join us on tour!

      Have a look at the amazing tours we have to offer, you are able to view them here.

      One of our Sales agents will be in contact with you to help make your travel dreams come true.

      Hope to see you aboard one of our tours soon!