What better way to celebrate a milestone like a 50th birthday than with the holiday of a lifetime? We can tailor-make your perfect trip, whether that’s a romantic break for two or the ultimate getaway with family and friends. From an idyllic island retreat to an action-packed adventure holiday, here are just some of our favourite 50th birthday holiday ideas from around the world.
Of course, all of these itineraries are designed just as a starting point and our experts will tailor-make every trip to suit your personal wishes, budget and annual leave allowance.
A romantic city break - explore Italy by train
A special way to celebrate is by taking the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to Venice on this luxury holiday to Italy, combining one of the most romantic trains in the world with one of the most romantic places in the world? Begin your journey in London and let yourself be whisked away to Venice in classic, timeless style. Make your experience even more special by staying in one of the new opulent Grand Suites, which come with their own bathrooms and lounge areas.
Your next destination, via the sleek high-speed Ferrari train, is the beautiful city of Florence, where, as well as world-renowned art and architecture, you can enjoy delicious Tuscan food and some of Italy’s finest wines.
A nature and wildlife escape - Peru and the Galapagos
For nature lovers and wildlife fans, an escape to Peru and the Galapagos is the perfect way to mark an occasion as big as a 50th birthday. Experience Machu Picchu on a private tour and go on scenic horse rides through the peaks of the Sacred Valley in Peru, before swimming with sharks and sea turtles on a luxury cruise in the beautiful, wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands.
These unique islands are home to several species, such as Galapagos penguins and marine iguanas, which are found nowhere else in the world.
An ultimate adventure - Southern Africa
If you’re looking for the ultimate adventure, then this holiday to Southern Africa is the one for you. This action-packed trip has everything you could ask for, including, of course, the main attraction of any trip to Africa - wildlife! Go on bespoke safaris and get up close and personal with lions, elephants and more.
You’ll also get to fly over Victoria Falls and the vast sands of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, and enjoy private wine-tasting experiences in the Winelands, before relaxing on the shores of Lake Malawi, where you can dine on the beach.
A cultural tour - discover Asia by train
Hop onboard the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express for an adventurous and immersive tour of Thailand and Singapore. Travel in style in comfortable cabins and enjoy gourmet four-course dinners and 24-hour steward service for round-the-clock pampering during your journey.
Among the many sights along the way, see the dazzling Singapore skyline, discover one of the seven Buddhist wonders of the world and get a true taste of local culture. You’ll then leave the train behind for some blissful island life on the beaches of Koh Kood.
A once-in-a-lifetime trip - Antarctica
Venture through the icy landscapes of Antarctica for a truly out-of-this-world experience - definitely one for the bucket list. With every activity more adventurous and exciting as the last, this really is the trip of a lifetime. Brave the waters of the Drake Passage, kayak with whales amongst pristine icebergs and get up close and personal with the penguins, who are known for being curious about their human visitors.
Along the way, you can also hone your photography skills in these stunning landscapes, while the truly adventurous can even take the opportunity to spend a night camping out on the Antarctic ice.
Push the boat out on a luxury holiday that pulls out all the stops and celebrate in style with family and friends in an exclusive-use hotel. Stay in your own hacienda in Mexico, or a secluded Tuscan retreat in Italy, or set sail on a private yacht for some island hopping around Indonesia. You can even indulge in a luxury villa on your very own private island. Here’s just a taster of what we can do…
Stay on a private island in the Maldives
Hotels don’t come much more idyllic than the Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah. Arrive by VIP plane to the fine white sands of your private beach, with your luxury villa close by, and look out over beautiful island views from your pool.
Swim, snorkel and dive amongst dolphins in the crystal-clear waters, or if that sounds like too much effort, simply set sail in your private yacht with a glass of champagne in hand, laze in a hammock by your overwater villa and dine at sunset on the sands, with gourmet meals prepared by your chef to your personal tastes.
Set sail on a private yacht around the remote islands of Indonesia
For something a little different, get off the beaten track and sail around some of Indonesia’s thousands of far-flung islands on your own private yacht, the LAMIMA - ideal for budding sailors.
This is a simply perfect way to celebrate with your family and friends, with seven spacious cabins onboard and activities from sunset barbecues on secluded beaches to swimming and kayaking, visiting tribal villages and coming face to face with Komodo dragons on uninhabited islands where few ever get to tread.
We can tailor-make your perfect 50th birthday celebration. Take a look at our handpicked milestone birthday ideas and special occasions, call us on 020 7337 9010 or make an enquiry.