There’s no better way to celebrate a “happily ever after” than taking off to explore the world on some of our most beloved journeys designed especially for couples. Each journey is accompanied by private local guides who take care of all the details, creating the ultimate couple’s getaway—and many can be customized so you can experience these extraordinary places the way you want! Take a look at some of our favorite places to unwind as you celebrate your love.
Italy is synonymous with romance, and we’ve selected two enchanting areas in Italy on one great adventure, striking a fine balance between the mountains and the sea. Explore tranquil lakes and stunning islands that look straight out of a painting, walk paths above the azure sea (and later take a dip in its refreshing waters), and dine on some of the most delicious cuisine in the country.
French Polynesia has always been a hotspot for couples, and this classic cruise aboard a luxury small ship includes the ultra-romantic islands of Bora Bora and Moorea, then whisks you to off-the-beaten-path islands in the Marquesas and Tuamotus. Your home base on this journey is the incomparable Paul Gauguin, named one of the “World’s Top-Rated Small Ships” by Condé Nast Traveler readers every year since 1998. In 2016, the Paul Gauguin was ranked #1 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line by Travel + Leisure.
Looking to get completely off the grid without sacrificing comfort? Head out on a safari in Tanzania’s Serengeti—epic game viewing by day, and romantic nights spent at private deluxe camps where you can listen to the sound of the wild right from your bed! And if you’re still not ready to return home after your safari, opt for one of our extensions to the lush island of Zanzibar or set out for gorilla tracking in Rwanda!
Iconic white-washed and blue-domed buildings set the dreamy backdrop for any honeymoon, and we’ve created this Private Journey with a mix of history, culture, and delightful cuisine. From the ancient capital of Athens, make your way to the archaeological sites of Olympia, then head out to the gorgeous islands of Mykonos and Tinos, where the only item on your agenda is to relax.
India has some of the most exotic and enchanting cities in the world, and those who enjoy immersing themselves in the culture of a country will love exploring on our Private Journey that includes Delhi, the walled city of Jodhpur, and Agra, home of the grand Taj Mahal. In Udaipur, you have the option to stay in the stunning Taj Lake Palace, the former summer palace of the Maharaja of Udaipur, where you’ll certainly feel like royalty!
The honeycomb alleys of Fez, the enchanting souks of Marrakech, the alluring desertscapes of the Sahara—Morocco is a journey for the senses! We’ve paired fantastic nights at riads (traditional mansions that have been converted into boutique hotels) with nights near the red sand dunes of the Sahara—and you can upgrade to a private luxury camp cradled in the dunes of Erg Chebbi! Top it off with experiencing the vibrant Djemma el Fna, Marrakech’s lively central square filled with acrobats, snake charmers, fortune tellers, and a parade of other entertainers.
If you’re looking for a more active getaway, look no further than Costa Rica. In lush cloud forests you can enjoy wonderful activities like zip lining and hiking, and you’ll have a chance to take a dip in the cool waters beneath waterfalls. And while you’re reveling in the landscapes of Costa Rica, you’ll also be introduced to some of its colorful wildlife in Tortuguero National Park, which protects more than 50,000 acres of lowland forest, mangroves, and tropical beaches on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast.
Two distinctly different countries linked together by an array of activities help set this journey apart from the rest. It has a little bit of everything—history and culture, time to explore fascinating sites on your own (or with a guide), activities like sea kayaking and biking, and overnights in unique places including a private boat and a riverside hotel with wonderful waterfront views. As one of our adventurers put it, “This was our first Private Journey. I have just raved about the structure of the trip, the people involved, and the accommodations. Really wonderful.”
If sunny destinations and warm weather aren’t really your thing, consider a cruise to Antarctica! This dramatic region beckons with its glistening icebergs and fantastic wildlife, and there are also active options including sea kayaking—and even camping on some departures! “There was a honeymoon couple on my cruise to Antarctica last year,” says Carmen Gomez, WT’s Expedition Cruise Specialist. “It was certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for them.”
For the adventure-minded, this trekking journey in the famed Everest region of Nepal is an unforgettable experience to share with your loved one. You’ll set out from the bustling bazaars of Kathmandu, trek through lively Namche Bazaar, the heart of Sherpa culture, stop at mystical Tengboche Monastery (12,650’), the spiritual center of the Everest region, and stay at the Everest View Hotel, a legendary lodge in a stunning location right among the high mountains. This two-week adventure offers nine days on the trail. And if you’re looking to extend your adventure, we have plenty of options including Thailand, India, and Cambodia.