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The Most Unique and Luxurious Travel Experiences for Couples

Whether it’s your special honeymoon or your silver wedding anniversary celebration, we are about to explore some of the best travel experiences for couples. If you want a truly romantic bucket-list holiday, then this is the list for you.

These experiences offer something completely different to your average beach holiday and are sure to provide you with memories that last a lifetime. From exhilarating supercar tours to breathtaking natural wonders, these are undoubtedly some of the most unique holiday ideas around.

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What are the criteria for a bucket-list couples holiday?

Travel experiences for couples tend to be different to those for solo travellers or larger groups. Couples often want a more intimate experience to enjoy each other’s company while exploring a new destination.

Bucket-list couples holidays crank things up a notch by adding an extra layer that tends to be missing from the typical cruise or beach holiday. This layer may come in the form of an exclusive experience, ultra-luxury accommodation, or adrenaline-fuelled excitement – or a mix of all three.

In no particular order, here are some of the most incredible holiday destinations and experiences for couples.

The northern lights light up the sky above snowcapped mountains.

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Marvel at the aurora borealis (northern lights) in Lapland

A true bucket-list journey surely involves planet Earth’s captivating natural light display, better known as the northern lights. The best way to experience this wonder is to join us on our Ice Driving Experience. This once-in-a-lifetime journey allows you to drive supercars around famous F1 tracks carved into a frozen lake in the Arctic Circle, then steer rugged Arctic trucks through the spectacular icy landscapes in the Icelandic Highlands. It’s from here that you may catch a glimpse of the astonishing aurora borealis.

A red Ferrari rounds a vine-covered corner in Tuscany on an Ultimate Driving Tours luxury adventure.

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Cruise through Tuscany in a Ferrari or Lamborghini

If you want to experience the true romance of driving luxury Italian supercars, then Tuscany is definitely the place to do it. This famous region boasts rich Renaissance art and culture, outstanding scenery, and some of Italy’s finest cuisine, which are all weaved into our Taste of Tuscany Tour. In between wine tasting in Chianti and exclusive truffle hunting experiences, you will be cruising along the gorgeous Tuscan roads in an assortment of stunning supercars.

Lose track of time in Porto

While Lisbon is Portugal’s bustling capital, the second city of Porto is one of Europe’s lesser-known travel experiences for couples – but it proves to be more unique and memorable than its bigger brother, making for the ideal romantic getaway. Porto offers a plethora of high-end hotels and a special dining scene, along with an endless list of cultural hotspots and beautiful architecture. As the compact city is very walkable, the first thing on your itinerary should be to take a walking tour of Porto’s famous port lodges.

Discover the romantic story of the Taj Mahal

Soak up the best of India with a luxury tour of one of the world’s greatest love symbols, the Taj Mahal, which was built by the fifth Mughal emperor in memory of his wife. Avoid the crowds and experience the monument at its most magical with an early morning start – trust us, the 4 am wakeup call is well worth it! Stay overnight in one of Agra’s many luxury hotels, then journey to the Taj Mahal in comfort in a premium chauffeured car. After this, take time to explore the impressive nearby Red Fort, or join a walking excursion to observe real rural Indian life in one of the nearby villages.

A scything road runs through a beautiful forest in autumn.

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Be mesmerised by Upstate New York and the Berkshires

For sophisticated American luxury, there’s no place quite like Upstate New York. Far removed from the chaos in New York City, the upstate portion of New York is a magical place with arguably some of the East Coast’s finest scenery. Nearby, you will find the Berkshires, which is another area oozing with world-class culture, nature, and a farm-to-table food scene to die for. Our Upstate New York package puts you and your loved one in the heart of northeast America, where you will embark on a scenic self-drive tour of this wonderful area in one of our latest-release supercars, enjoying first-class wining and dining along the way.

Walk Norway’s magical Fjords

While you may have heard of hygge – the Danish philosophy of cosy – there is nothing more wholesome than Norway’s concept of friluftsliv. This Norwegian love of the great outdoors is something you and your partner can embrace with a walking tour of Norway’s magnificent Fjords. This endlessly photogenic area boasts some of the world’s most superb vistas, complete with crystal-clear waters, snow-capped mountains, thunderous waterfalls, and rolling green hills. This indescribable region is full of both cosy guesthouses and luxury hotels along the way, while the local gourmet dining scene is second-to-none.

A couple enjoying the festivities in Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Watch the Monaco Grand Prix aboard a superyacht

On the opposite end of the spectrum to walking in Norway is a front-row seat at the Monaco Grand Prix. There is no better way to enjoy the pinnacle of F1 racing than perched on a stunning superyacht in Monaco’s Port Hercule. As the world’s best drivers battle it out on the iconic street circuit, you can take in the action with premium catering, an open cocktail and champagne bar, and special guest appearances. Experience this for yourself on our epic European Supercar Tour, which takes you on a driving tour through Europe in our fleet of supercars before arriving at your final destination of Monaco.

Take the train through Sri Lanka’s Tea Country

Sri Lanka is famed for its tea exportation and a visit to its tea plantations is a bucket-list experience for more than one reason. Travel from Kandy to Ella using the new premium Ella Odyssey train, which has fully air-conditioned first-class seats. This allows you to sit back and enjoy the journey as you pass pristine green tea plantations, stunning waterfalls, and misty mountains on what is considered to be one of the most picturesque train rides in the world. Take time to explore some of the area’s busy tea factories and share a fresh cuppa together to toast this wonderful adventure.

A hot air balloon floats above a herd of zebras on the plains of Africa.

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Float over the Maasai Mara in a hot air balloon

Kenya is rightly known as the wildlife capital of the world – and is there a more romantic or memorable way to view rare elephants, lions and black rhinos than by bobbing 2,000 ft over it all in a hot air balloon? Start your journey early to catch a glimpse of the warm sun peeking over the horizon, then return to the ground just in time for a champagne breakfast. There is no shortage of luxurious safari camps nearby, allowing you to experience all that this enchanting area of Africa has to offer in the utmost comfort.

Sip champagne on the Great Wall of China

Start by spending a few evenings in luxury accommodation in the heart of Beijing, such as the Cours et Pavillons, where traditional Chinese courtyard architecture meets modern luxury. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere, culture and dining scene of this dynamic city, then escape the bustle of the metropolis by taking the two-hour journey to the Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall of China. Here you can begin a memorable hike along this unique 13,000-mile structure as it hugs the mountainside, then complete your visit with a champagne picnic lunch as you bask in the breathtaking scenery.

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Experience a bucket-list luxury tour with Ultimate Driving Tours

Whatever your reason for travelling together, there is no shortage of luxury travel tours for couples. From back-to-nature hiking to the most opulent of city breaks, you really are spoiled for choice.

However, if you have something truly unique in mind, then we also offer tailor-made luxury tours – we can make nearly anything happen anywhere in the world. Chat with our expert team today to see how we can bring your bucket-list idea to life.

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