5 essential destinations for your bucket list

12 April 2016

Where in the world would you choose to go if time and money were no object?


Some people might feel an inexplicable urge to visit a particular country - perhaps the beaches of Sri Lanka beckon or the colourful culture of Cuba calls - whilst others have a certain experience in mind, such as cruising the Nile or sailing the Greek Islands.


Of course, there’s a whole lot of world out there with a dazzling amount of possibilities on offer. So, we’ve chosen a few top bucket list ideas to help you on your way:



Svalbard, Norway

Svalbard, Norway

Visit Svalbard to experience the mesmerising landscapes of the Arctic Circle, a destination where you can spot reindeer, walrus and magnificent polar bears, all in their natural habitat. Explore our range of Norway cruises to see the very best of this captivating country - just keep your fingers crossed that you will see the famous Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon that electrifies the sky with a colourful, dancing light-show.




Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Stretching for a colossal 1,250 miles down the east coast of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef consists of around 3,000 coral reefs, 600 islands and over 1,600 species of fish. Whether it’s sailing, diving or sunning beside the crystalline waters that appeals, this environment is one that you’ll never forget. Take a trip Down Under with our selection of Australian holidays, and discover the highlights of this fascinating part of the world.




Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park, Africa

The next of our bucket list ideas takes us to beautiful Botswana on a journey to visit the incredible wildlife that inhabit Chobe National Park. Experience this epic landscape with one of our African tours which take you right into the heart of big game country to get up close and personal with statuesque elephants, large lion prides and the herds of buffalo that make their home by the Chobe River.




New York, USA

New York, North America

For those that can’t resist the pull of those big city lights, book a trip to the Big Apple to see this city of the silver screen come to life before your eyes. From glittering skyscrapers to the glamour of Broadway, New York offers a range of exciting things to see and do - they call it the ‘city that never sleeps’ for good reason. Try our East Coast Discovery tour to explore New York, along with more destinations along America’s east coast.




Lake District, England

The Lake District, England

There’s no need to book a long-haul flight abroad when you have the beauty of the English countryside right on your doorstep. With 885 square miles to explore, nature lovers can walk, sail and cycle the Lake District to their heart’s content, stopping off in quaint country pubs and villages along the way.


Why not visit Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel? This is one of the highest rated 4-star hotels in the Lake District and was once owned by Beatrix Potter! What's more, Saga readers can enjoy a number of exclusive offers here - find out how.



Here at Saga, we believe that age is no barrier to travel and aim to offer a diverse portfolio of destinations and experiences that allow our customers to live out their bucket list ideas, meeting like-minded individuals and making friends along the way.

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