The holidays are approaching and we’re feeling festive. We also know that travel planning for late this year and early next is in full swing. So to help you plan the perfect vacation for early 2023, we’ve put together a list of our top 12 trips to travel right now.
This list features vacations to some of our most popular destinations. It includes trips on six continents and in a variety of travel styles. These vacations are also currently on special, so you’ll save extra when planning for early next year. Just don't delay so you can take advantage of last-minute offers. As with all Goway vacation packages, these trips are also fully customizable.
While we aren’t debuting this list during the 12 Days of Christmas, we do hope it helps you this holiday season and inspires you to make unforgettable travel memories in the coming months. And when you're ready to plan, get in touch with a Goway Destination Specialist.
What are the top 12 trips to travel right now?
1. Japan Winter Rail Discovery
A 14-day journey through Japan to experience the best of the Land of the Rising Sun in the off season. This vacation includes the convenience of a 14-day Japan Rail Pass as well as tours in popular spots such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima. It also includes seasonal delights in the mountain town of Takayama, a tour of the traditional folk homes of Shirakawa-go, and a day in the snowy reaches of Nagano, where you’ll see Japanese macaques bathing in the hot springs. Oh, and you’ll enjoy plenty of time in the onsen yourself.
Japan Winter Rail Discovery
FIRST-CLASS | RAIL: Explore Japan's winter highlights while using a rail pass. You'll journey to Nagano to see the famous snow monkeys, visit Takayama, Shirakawago and Gero Onsen in the rural mountainous Hida region and see Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima. Have the freedom to explore at your own pace.More Details
2. Deluxe Thailand
A 10-day trip to the Land of Smiles, which is the perfect introduction to this Southeast Asian kingdom. Start in Bangkok, where you’ll experience the beating pulse of the most popular city in Asia. After touring temples and markets, connect to Chiang Mai in the north to experience a quieter Thailand, one full of cultural experiences and lovely surroundings. Cap off the trip on the beaches of Phuket in the south where a wellness resort promises rest and relaxation.
Deluxe Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket
DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Start with exciting Bangkok, continue to charming Chiang Mai and finish your tour with a luxury resort stay in Phuket. This perfect combination allows you to truly immerse yourself in this country of contrasts.More Details
3. Lima, Amazon Lodge & Machu Picchu
Experience three of Peru’s most popular destinations on this 9-day vacation. Start in Lima, where you’ll enjoy a taste of the Gastronomic Capital of the Americas. Fly north and spend several days exploring the Peruvian Amazon, spotting exotic wildlife and learning about the jungle lifestyle of the local Indigenous people. Then return southeast and delve into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to see the ruins of this medieval empire, culminating in glorious Machu Picchu.
Lima, Amazon Jungle Lodge & Machu Picchu
MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Get back to nature and discover the wonders of the Amazon and Machu Picchu on this jungle and mountain combination. Begin with a brief stop in Lima to explore the capital before connecting to the Peruvian Amazon to spot an incredible range of wildlife. Later, visit Cusco, and then cap off your adventure by exploring spectacular Machu Picchu.More Details
4. Highlights of Dublin & Belfast
See the two sides of the Emerald Isle on this 7-day trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland. Split your time between Dublin, the attractive Irish capital where you’ll learn about Irish folklore and cultural traditions, and Belfast, the Northern capital where you’ll unlock the history of the Titanic and reflect on the Troubles.
Highlights of Dublin and Belfast
FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: The two capital cities of the Emerald Isle are brought to life on this weeklong, tailor-made caper. Starting in Dublin, experience key highlights including EPIC Ireland, the Guinness Storehouse, and Jameson Distillery. Later, connect to Belfast to learn about the Troubles with the help of a local guide, and visit attractions including the Titanic Experience and Gobbin's Path.More Details
5. Portugal Long Stay with Airfare
The sun is calling you to enjoy 23 days on the warm beaches of the Algarve in the south of Portugal. This trip to Portugal is all about leisure time, allowing you to follow your fancy in the towns and beaches of the south. Stay in a fully-furnished apartment complex and indulge your interests, whether that means dining on local cuisine, exploring medieval towns and villages, or simply lounging on the sunny beaches.
Algarve: Alfagar Alto Da Colina Long Stay including Air
FIRST CLASS | LONG STAY: Enjoy first class accommodations with a fully equipped one-bedroom apartment in southern Portugal. Enjoy the old town with pretty cobbled streets lined with restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, lively nightlife and beautiful sandy beaches. Perfect for families, couples, singles of all ages, the Algarve offers something for everyone.More Details
6. Classic Australia
A 12-day introduction to the most popular sites in Australia. Start in Sydney, where you’ll cruise the harbour and tour the famous landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House. Onwards to the Red Centre to bask in the magical aura of Uluru and Kata Tjuta and hike Kings Canyon. Connect to the northeast of Queensland where you’ll snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and explore the Kuranda Rainforest. Your trip to Australia ends in trendy Melbourne, with a visit to nearby Phillip Island to see the adorable Little Penguin Parade.
Classic Australia: Sydney, Red Centre, Cairns, Melbourne
MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Explore Australia's most diverse cities and natural wonders on this journey that takes you to Sydney’s Opera House and spectacular Ayers Rock. Visit colourful Melbourne, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, and learn about the traditional Aboriginal “Dreamtime."More Details
7. Essence of New Zealand
Experience the beauty of the Land of the Long White Cloud on this 9-day New Zealand vacation. Wind your way from Auckland on the North Island to Christchurch on the South Island. Along the way, you’ll delve into Maori traditions and watch exploding geysers in Rotorua, get your adrenaline fix in Queenstown, the nation’s adventure capital, and cruise on the dark-blue waters and alongside the green peaks of breathtaking Milford Sound.
Essence of New Zealand
FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Travel from Auckland to Christchurch, visiting Rotorua, Queenstown and Milford Sound in between. Visit the rainforest and black sand beaches in Auckland, experience the Maori culture in Rotorua, cruise the magnificent Milford Sound with its rugged mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls, pass through the beautiful landscape of Otago before arriving in Christchurch.More Details
8. Egypt Odyssey
Enjoy a short introduction to the treasures of ancient Egypt on this 9-day Egyptian tour. Start in Cairo, the Mother of the World, where you’ll survey some of the world’s greatest treasures at the pyramids and the Egyptian Museum. Fly onto Luxor to board a 5-star river vessel and cruise to Edfu and Aswan, stopping off at temples and tombs along the way. It’s then back to Cairo to delve into the majestic bazaars and palaces of the medieval quarter.
Egypt Odyssey Special: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & More
FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Embark on a classic tour that gives travellers short on time a superb introduction to Ancient Egypt. Explore the Great Pyramid of Giza, cruise along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, visiting temples along the way.More Details
9. Essence of Dubai & South Africa
Pair together an unforgettable safari with some time in the most exciting city in the Middle East on this 12-day vacation to Dubai and South Africa. Start in Dubai, where you’ll see the city’s futuristic wonders and go on a desert safari. Fly south to South Africa to sample the diverse cultural appeal of Cape Town and explore the Cape Peninsula before you connect to Greater Kruger for several days of safari game drives at a private game reserve.
Essence of Dubai and South Africa: Dubai, Cape Town & Kruger
FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Your trip begins in the futuristic city of Dubai. There is plenty of time to explore and marvel at the modern wonders and enjoy a desert safari. Next up, South Africa - where you'll experience two stunning regions and must sees or any traveller. After exploring the Western Cape, experience the thrill of an African Safari at a private game reserve in the Greater Kruger.More Details
10. Romantic Maldives
This 8-day island escape offers the ideal romantic getaway. Split your time between a beach villa and an overwater bungalow on two private island resorts and spend your days enjoying the pristine white sands and unbeatable views of the Indian Ocean. You’ll also enjoy a five-course lunch at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, a gourmet restaurant located in a glass dining room 5.8m beneath the ocean waves!
Romantic Maldives: Island Hopping & Undersea Dining
FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Head on a romantic, island-hopping getaway to the Maldives. Start your time in a beach villa on Kuredu, where you’ll enjoy incredible views and soft white sand. Then connect to Hurawalhi for the ultimate Maldives experience: a stay in an overwater villa and an unforgettable lunch in a glass undersea restaurant.More Details
11. Family Fun on Oahu & Maui
Beat the cold back home and escape for 8 days to the islands of Hawaii. This family vacation takes you to convenient hotels in Honolulu and Maui’s west coast and includes lots of leisure time as well as popular excursions, including a historic tour of Pearl Harbor and a snorkel cruise to Lahaina Turtle Town.
Family Fun on Oahu and Maui
MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Enjoy the discovery of two delightful islands with your family. Get to know lots of Honolulu by taking the flexible routes of the trolley, hopping on and off whenever you want. Appreciate a deep historical moment when visiting the key places associated with Pearl Harbour. Maui’s hugely enjoyable snorkelling cruise from Lahaina makes for a great family day, making memories fun for every age.More Details
12. Fiji Two Island Combo
Escape the worries of the workaday world on this 8-day Fijian vacation. Split time between the Coral Coast and the Mamanuca Islands, enjoy pristine resort accommodations, and spend your days at leisure. You can snorkel, scuba dive, tour the mainland, or simply relax at the resort, enjoying the multitude of on-site amenities.
Fiji Two Island Combo: Coral Coast & Mamanucas
FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: With thousands of miles of pristine white sand beaches, fabulous colourful coral gardens and crystal clear waters, a vacation to Fiji will leave you breathless. Experience both the Coral Coast and the Mamanuca Islands on this duo island combo.More Details
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