Wanderlust Wednesdays: 5 New Travel Experiences to Inspire Your WanderlustBy Francesca Brooking
It’s Wanderlust Wednesdays, your new guide to what’s on in the travel world. From a new flight route to a da Vinci experience in Milan, here are 5 travel stories to inspire your wanderlust:
What: RISONARE Nasu, Japan’s first-ever agriturismo resort opens its doors for the first time on 1st November 2019.
The lowdown: Located at the foot of Mount Nasu in the densely forested area of Karuizawa area is Japan’s first-ever agriturismo resort. Run by Hoshino Resorts, this new escape has 43 bedrooms which can accommodate up to 4 people. The resort will provide an ideal holiday for families, with a range of on-site experiences, an on-site agri-garden, a restaurant and an activity centre. Activities on offer will include early morning forest walks, games in the snow and much more to suit adults and families alike. Take in the magnificent views of nearby Yahata Park, visit the resort between late May to mid-June to observe the azaleas in bloom or see up to 4 million lilies at the Hunter Mountain Lily Park from late July to mid-August.
How to book: Prices start from ¥21,000 per person (£147 pp two sharing including breakfast). Call +81-50-3786-1144 or visit the website here.
What: Much-loved New Zealand adventure travel brand, Wild Kiwi have recently announced its plans to launch in Europe in 2020, bringing flashbacking to the European market.
The lowdown: Wild Kiwi will be offering 13 new road trip routes targeted at those with a thirst for adventure. Focusing on small-group tours, the tour company will offer its guests the opportunity to take in Europe’s top sights while mixing up cities and hidden gems along the way. Collaborating with sister company MedSailors, Wild Kiwi Europe plans to include fully integrated sailing trips into half of the routes on offer. Tours last between 7 to 28 days and each one is carefully curated. Both a guide and Guest Experience Leader (GEL) with expert local knowledge will be leading each tour so that guests can make the most out of their trips.
How to book: Early Bird Sales are now on with 7-day tours starting at £673. To book or find out more information, visit the website here.
What: Luxury hotel and inn chain, The Torridon, has announced a new Torridon Five package that will launch this week.
The lowdown: From 1st November till early December, The Torridon is offering guests the chance to go on a Scottish Highland escape for two nights from just £175pp per night at the 5-star Torridon, Wester Ross. Enjoy a pre-Christmas break and get involved with a busy selection of country activities on offer including deer spotting, gin tasting with The Torridon’s star-inspired Arcturus gin, and afternoon tea in front of a cosy fire. The Torridon Five package includes activities, dining and two nights in a Classic room with breakfast.
How to book: Visit the website here or call 01445 791 242 to book.
What: Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan is marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death by launching two exciting new packages: ‘Discover Leonardo Experience’ and ‘Ultimate Leonardo Experience’ from now until 31st December.
The lowdown: Hotel Principe di Savoia’s exclusive da Vinci packages will offer three curated tours to choose from. One tour on offer is ‘In the Footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci’ which is a 4-hour private tour showcasing famous sights and locations of da Vinci’s life. Participants can enjoy perks such as skip-the-line admission to the Da Vinci vineyard, the Sforza Castle and Mercanti Square as well as see the artist’s famous Codex Atlanticus at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.
How to book: Prices start at €330 for a stay in a classic room. Visit the website here to book.
Photo credit: Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority
What: Pegasus Airlines has announced its new route to Ras Al Khaimah airport in the United Arab Emirates via Istanbul (10 hours) which will launch on Wednesday 30th October.
The lowdown: Pegasus Airlines is inviting us to explore undiscovered UAE with its brand new flight route to Ras Al Khaimah. Tucked between the Hajar Mountains and the Arabian Gulf, this beautiful city in the northernmost Emirate of the UAE is just 45 minutes from Dubai and has a wealth of pristine beaches and activities for both adults and families. Enjoy water sports to cookery and art classes, temperature-controlled pools and excursions in the desert and mountains for a true Arabian experience. Adrenaline junkies can also make the most of the Guinness Book of World Record holder for the longest zipline in the world, the Jebel Jais Flight, found on UAE’s tallest mountain with a whopping length of 2.83km.
How to book: Flights start from £266 return from London Stansted with Pegasus, excluding taxes/fees/luggage charges. Price is subject to availability at the time of booking and may change. Visit the Pegasus website here to book.