Throw out everything you know about tour operators because Scott Dunn holidays are tailor-made for the most discerning travellers. No stranger to the off-the-beaten-path, they’ve let us in on their insider tips curated by a team of travel specialists. Desert drives to coastal cruise, or even gourmet special (Singaporeans holler), there’s something for each voyager.
It might be ambitious to call this an Odyssey, but starting in ancient Athens, it will give you the a chance to get acquainted with the impressive Parthenon and renowned Acropolis. Not only will you get to encounter local way of life in Peloponnese villages, you can discover Byzantine churches and the medieval walled town of Monemvasia as you drive south through Mani Peninsula.
Live your Mad Max dreams here in Namibia, where you’ll find Sossusvlei’s dramatic rust-coloured dunes. The highlight will possibly be hiking to the peak of the tallest dune, Big Daddy (just think of all the great caption opportunities). The ideal backdrop to invoke the most Insta-envy, the epic road trip includes everything from top-notch seafood to sandboarding, before rounding up with close-up visits with rescued big cats of Africa.
The only thing difficult about an Icelandic excursion are the names. Journeying through Borgarfjordur to Hvalfjörður and nights at Reykjavik, it will all be worth it when you see the the Glýmur waterfalls and the unique Eldborg crater. It will also be hard not to have a good time with the horses and harbour animals along the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Of course a crossing of the Golden Gate bridge is part of the San Francisco trip, but being a gourmet escapade, there will be indulging in cooking classes and tastings at the finest farm-to-fork restaurants in Napa Valley. While you will get to eat of Michelin starred food and interact with world class sommeliers of beer and wine alike, the stays at Cavallo Point and Farmhouse Inn are dedicatedly key to the experience.
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