5 holidays to take if you win the lottery
We've all enjoyed moments thinking about where we'd jet off to should we ever hit the big lotto jackpot, so where would you go? Check out some of these dream holiday destinations for some inspiration.
1. Explore North Pole on a nuclear icebreaker
Take an unforgettable trip through the Artic to the North Pole aboard the nuclear icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory.
This 14-night cruise gives you the chance to explore the High Arctic from many angles: view the moving icebreaker from air on a helicopter ride, take a breathtaking walk on the ice and observe bears, birds, and walruses as you sail.
For more information, visit Adventure Life.
2. Private New Zealand adventure
Should you ever find you've circled all the numbers on your lotto ticket, you don't need to go further than your own backyard to experience a truly magical holiday. A 35 day custom New Zealand adventure includes white-water rafting down the Rangitaiki River; hiking tours through some of our stunning national parks; wine tastings at historic wineries in the Central Otago region; helicopter flights to remote locations; fly-fishing at top-tier lodges; tours of the glowworm-lined Waitomo Caves; and sailing through the Bay of Islands.
And as if that isn't enough, after more than a month exploring New Zealand, the remaining nine days are spent in Hawaii at Maui's Montage Kapalua Bay and Honolulu's renowned hotel Halekulani.
For more information, visit Frontiers International Travel.
3. Tour the Silk Road by private train
If you are looking for a truly magical journey then there could be no better way to retrace one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation, than with a 22-day private train tour of the Silk Road which follows in the footsteps of such legendary figures as Alexander the Great and Marco Polo.
For centuries, merchants and adventurers journeyed to and from China on ancient routes through some of the most testing landscapes in the world trading silk, spices and perfumes. These 'highways' – stretching some 4,000 miles collectively came to be called the 'Silk Road'. For more information, visit MIR Corporation.
4. Russian space tour
While space travel might not be too far away for the adventurous (and wealthy) you can enjoy a taste of what life is like in space with an exploration of the Russian Space Program. On the tour guests will pay a visit to Star City, Russia's premier cosmonaut training facility, where they can participate in optional cosmonaut training (Zero-Gravity Flight or Space Walk Training) in the Orlan Space Suit Lab.
At the remote Russian launch facility on the Kazakh steppe, rub shoulders with top international space officials, space veterans and family of the next space crew, and witness the heart-stirring launch of the Soyuz on its way to the International Space Station.
For more information, visit MIR Corporation.
5. Ultimate Africa safari
Africa is the second largest of the Earth's seven continents, making up about 22 percent of the world's total land area and complete with Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world; Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World; Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest unbroken volcanic caldera; Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world; and Cape Town, which has to be one of the globe's most beautiful cities with award-winning winelands a stone's throw away.
Those looking to get to grips with the wild wonder of the natural world can embark on a 29-day private tour that explores the best Southern Africa has to offer and utilises the most luxurious hotels and tent camps available.
For more information, visit Frontiers Elegant Journeys.
First appeared on Stuff.co.nz.
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