What's hot for 2023
2023 is the year to step out of your comfort zone and go wild – rediscover old favourites from a different perspective, explore new destinations, embrace the great outdoors, and reconnect with the world. From embarking on your first solo trip to taking the whole family on an intrepid expedition through South America, 2023 promises to be a year full of adventure! As always, our team of travel experts are on hand to craft a journey that is completely unique to you.
Finally welcoming international travellers after over two years of closed borders, the wonders of Japan are within reach once again. Our Japan specialists have been busy crafting new itineraries and expanding our curated collection of properties and authentic local experiences that reveal a different side of this alluring country. Whether it’s in the quiet reflection of a Zen Garden or witnessing the steady hand of a sushi master, Japan is a country that will defy your expectations.
With azure waters lapping at palm-fringed beaches and luxurious accommodation, the Maldives never fails to entice. Ideal for a romantic escape, celebratory family trip or some solo relaxation, our specialists know exactly which resort is right for every type of guest. With British Airways introducing year-round direct flights from March and a new Virgin Atlantic route starting in October, it’s never been easier to reach these idyllic islands. Flights will get snapped up quickly, so our advice is to book early!
Beautiful islands, legendary ancient ruins and mouth-watering cuisine – Greece really does have it all. The only challenge is deciding what to see and do, but luckily our specialists are on hand to guide you every step of the way. Head to the quieter islands of Naxos and Milos for some relaxation, or venture along the mainland for a dose of history and culture. The sacred city of Elefsina is high on our list, named a European Capital of Culture in 2023.
Whether you are dreaming of family adventures through sunny California or craving the stillness of the country’s epic national parks, the USA offers an unbeatable array of diverse landscapes and experiences. For lovers of adventure, nothing can beat the towering rocks and deep valleys of the American Southwest. If the iconic Pacific Coast Highway is on your bucket list, hit the open road winding through charming beach towns and towering redwood forests.
Egypt has captured the imagination of intrepid travellers for centuries. Be awed by ancient temples and colossal monuments that reveal the legacy of the world's oldest civilization, sail in style along the legendary River Nile, and uncover a surprising underwater world along the Red Sea coast. In 2023 the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza is opening, with the full collection of treasures uncovered in Tutankhamun’s gold-gilded tomb going on permanent display for the first time ever, a century after they were uncovered by archaeologist Howard Carter.
A series of restaurant openings serving the best of high-end gastronomy, new sophisticated hotels and exclusive private experiences have come together to give this charming island a new lease of life. A leading light in inclusive travel, Malta will be hosting EuroPride in September 2023 and we couldn’t be more excited to champion this diverse island where everyone is welcome. Delve into Malta’s treasure trove of historic sites, explore ancient vineyards and enjoy active adventures in the secluded coves of neighbouring island Gozo.
Home to the Great Rift Valley, the mighty Victoria Falls and the wildlife-dense wilderness of South Luangwa National Park, Zambia is truly mind-blowing. As the birthplace of the walking safari, a journey here offers ample opportunities to get off the jeep and track animals on foot or even by canoe. With several new luxury lodges and camps added to our curated collection of Zambian properties this year, 2023 is the perfect time to explore this epic country with the help of our Africa specialists.
Ecuador and the Galapagos
Ecuador is brimming with picturesque towns, vast volcanoes and mist-shrouded cloud forest – not to mention the unmissable Galapagos Islands. Our specialists know exactly where to go to spot your bucket-list species in Darwin’s living laboratory, be it a marine iguana or a giant tortoise. Plus, as part of the country’s commitment to marine conservation, Ecuador is working with neighbouring countries to expand the marine reserve encircling the Galapagos with the aim of safeguarding the migration routes of magnificent whale sharks in 2023 and beyond.
Vietnam is a remarkable country that boasts astonishing scenery, exquisite cuisine and evocative cities, all set against the backdrop of a complex history. Our specialists have travelled to every region from north to south and can recommend unforgettable experiences, incredible restaurants and charming hideaways to suit families and couples alike. Marvel at the soaring limestone peaks of Halong Bay, cruise along the winding waterways of the Mekong Delta and wander through the colourful street of UNESCO-protected Hoi An, all in one trip.
Defined by its vast ice sheets, majestic glaciers and barren deserts of snow, the untouched wilderness of Antarctica is at the top of lots of our guest's bucket lists in 2023. A once-in-a-lifetime journey to this frozen continent promises endless adventures, from encountering a penguin colony in their natural habitat to witnessing a calving glacier. We have recently added several new luxury ships to our collection, so you can follow in the footsteps of polar explorers on your own Antarctic expedition.