The start of the new year has avid travelers planning their future adventures so we’ve gathered our list of the top 2019 travel destinations. If you’re up for an adventure, add these amazing destinations to your calendar for the coming year!
The year 2019 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This makes Berlin one of the perfect 2019 travel destinations to add to your travel calendar. The city planned a yearlong celebration of 100 years of the Bauhaus architectural movement. It will start in January with the festival at the Akademie der Kunste, with performances, lectures, and exhibits. Later in the year will be the opening of the Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace. This huge complex will include the Ethnological and Asian Art museums. It will also house the Berlin Exhibition. The exhibit will explore how the diverse city interacts with the rest of the world.
Berlin is a big multicultural metropolis but deep down it maintains the unpretentious charm of an international village. Locals and expats follow the credo ‘live and let live’ and put greater emphasis on personal freedom and a creative lifestyle than on material wealth and status symbols. –Lonely Planet
Elqui Valley, Chile
Stargazers and astronomy lovers will want to book now for a visit to Elqui Valley for the July 2 eclipse. This remote region is the world’s first International Dark Sky Sanctuary. It is home to over twelve observatories but that’s not all. While there, explore the spectacular Andes views, nature trails, and world-class wines and distilleries.
For an ‘intoxicating’ sensory experience, visit one of the pisco distilleries to learn how this distinctive grape spirit is made, take part in a tasting session and buy pisco to enjoy at home. After nightfall, enjoy a spectacular view of the stars: the Elqui Valley is the world’s first International Dark Sky Sanctuary. –Chile Travel
This year will mark the six hundredth anniversary of the discovery of Madeira. This Portuguese archipelago has been attracting travelers for almost as long! The terraced vineyards, picturesque fishing villages, year-round warmth, and pebble beaches call out to visitors. This is one of the top 2019 travel destinations.
As a holiday destination Madeira provides, a glorious climate, excellent tourist facilities and tremendous value for money. There is a lot to see and do in Madeira, from challenging mountain hiking though to discovering historic towns or simply relaxing in the natural sea lava pools of Porto Moniz. This wide variety of sights and activities means that Madeira is the ideal destination for the more intrepid or independent tourist who wants more than just sitting by the pool for their holiday. –My Portugal Holiday
Knicknamed the “Island of Flowers,” it has attracted visitors such as Winston Churchill and George Bernard Shaw.
The white Sassi structures carved into limestone hills make Matera instantly recognizable. Not only is it a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it is also the 2019 European Capital of Culture. Be sure to explore the museum Casa Noha to see the multimedia exhibit giving a look at the city’s past. From there descend into the white, high-design caves of Enoteca Dai Tosi, truly a unique wine tasting experience if ever there was one!
The Enoteca Dai Tosi winery was establihed in 2017 in a sasso in Matera, teh famous city carved out of the rock. The Tosi (Venetian noun for “guys”) are ready to welcome visitors by taking them on a wine and food tour, revealing the hidden treasures of the cellar made up of more than 250 exclusively Italian references of wine, with tastings of cicchetti, small Venetian delicacies that have been recreated according to traditional recipes from Basilicata.
Any of these unique 2019 travel destinations would make for a trip to remember. For more travel inspiration, explore these stops on Seabourn’s World Cruise.