Overnight Destination Highlights


1 OVERNIGHT | FEBRUARY 10 -11, 2021

Claim your slice of paradise on a glorious archipelago that so dazzled Captain James Cook when he first laid eyes upon it that he named it the Pearl of the Pacific. Glide on a kayak over impossibly aquamarine waters, encounter curious rays under the glass-like surface, examine relics of WWII, tie and don your own sarong and sip a cocktail on a catamaran as the sun dips behind verdant Mount Otemanu.


1 OVERNIGHT | MARCH 29 -30, 2021

Now known as Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon has
a rich heritage revealed in its lovely pagodas, colonial architecture and broad boulevards.
Take an exhilarating ride on a local pedicab through the bustling streets to the vibrant markets of historic Chinatown. Or venture outside the city to one of the most important battlegrounds of the Vietnam War, the vast underground complex of the Cu Chi Tunnels.


1 OVERNIGHT | MARCH 2-3, 2021

Glory in a nature lover’s utopia that boasts UNESCO World Heritage landscapes both above and beneath the sea. Ride a scenic railway past roaring waterfalls, get up close to endearing koalas and playful wallabies freely roaming in their habitat, ascend to the lush rainforest canopy via gondola or take a once-in-a-lifetime flight over the vibrant, living mosaic of the Great Barrier Reef.


1 OVERNIGHT | APRIL 2-3, 2021

From its golden temples to its bustling markets, the city of Bangkok will delight you at every turn. A massive complex of bejeweled and gilded buildings, the Royal Grand Palace enshrines the famous Emerald Buddha within the temple known as Wat Phra Kaew. The enormous Reclining Buddha is housed in Wat Pho, the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok and the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.


1 OVERNIGHT | MARCH 24 -25, 2021

Hong Kong is a unique juxtaposition of the ancient and modern with historic temples wedged amidst gleaming skyscrapers. The lights of the city at night are a spectacle not to be missed. Check out the popular Temple Street Night Market as well as the bustling Stanley Market. Cross the channel to Lantau Island to visit the Po Lin Monastery, home of the giant Tian Tan Buddha, and dine at a floating seafood restaurant in Aberdeen.


1 OVERNIGHT | APRIL 6 -7, 2021

Discover the delightful diversity of Singapore, from charming Chinatown to colorful Little India to Arab Street and the massive Sultan Mosque. The Asian Civilisations Museum tells of the many Asian cultures that have influenced Singapore. Gaze at 20,000 beautiful blooms in the National Orchid Garden. For a historical perspective, visit the Kranji Memorial and the Changi Chapel and Museum, dedicated to those who lost their lives during World War II.


2 OVERNIGHTS | APRIL 12-14, 2021

In a land of temples, treasures and tumultuous history, Rangoon is a city where one could spend days just visiting the magnificent religious sites. See the splendor of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a golden shrine towering to a height of 326 feet. Nearby, visit the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda with its gigantic reclining Buddha statue. The Botahtaung Pagoda was named after the 1,000 military leaders who escorted the sacred hair relics of Buddha that were brought from India over 2,000 years ago.


1 OVERNIGHT | APRIL 21-22, 2021

Embrace the contradictions of exhilarating Mumbai, where modernity and tradition weave patterns as complex and alluring as those found on a sari. Unravel the fascinating relationship among the Hindu deities at the 7th-century Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site, delight in the Victorian grandeur of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, also a UNESCO site, pause for contemplation at the Gandhi Memorial and marvel at the ornate Gateway of India, symbol of effervescent Mumbai.


1 OVERNIGHT | APRIL 25-26, 2021

Wonder at the sight of a futuristic skyline emerging from the desert sands as if it were a shimmering mirage conjured by the radiant sun. Soar above the endless golden dunes in a hot air balloon or leave fleeting tracks in the sand aboard a 4x4 vehicle, soak up the bewitching atmosphere of a colorful souk and take tea in the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, superlative icon of this forward-looking metropolis.


1 OVERNIGHT | MAY 6 -7, 2021

Often referred to as the world’s greatest open-air museum, Luxor is home to some of the most extraordinary ancient monuments across the globe. Visit the majestic Karnak and Luxor temples, and cross the Nile to the famed Valley of the Kings with the long forgotten tomb of Tutankhamun, the nearby mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the enormous Colossi of Memnon. For a unique desert adventure, take a jeep safari to a Bedouin settlement and enjoy the dramatic beauty of the vast sand dunes.


1 OVERNIGHT | MAY 10 -11, 2021

Visit the land of miracles – Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beatitudes and Tabgha. Venture to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus. See the largest hanging gardens in the world at the Bahá’i Gardens of Haifa. Or visit the Nahalal moshav, a commune established in 1921 by Jewish immigrants. For antiques and crafts, head to the boutiques on Masada Street. South of Haifa, the artists’ village of Ein Hod offers hand-blown glass, pottery, silver, gold and crafts.


2 OVERNIGHTS | MAY 17-19, 2021

A virtual living museum with its mixture of histories, religions, and cultures, Istanbul beckons you to discover new beauties and interesting places. Explore the numerous mosques and museums, especially the Blue Mosque, which dates from
the 17th century. Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahçe Palace and Seraglio Palace are just a few of the city’s iconic sites. Of course, no visit to Istanbul would be complete without a shopping spree at the fabled Grand Bazaar.


1 OVERNIGHT | MAY 25-26, 2021

Surrender to miraculous Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is a floating city of exalted dreams and sublime romance. Watch glassmakers at work on enchanting Murano, walk in the footsteps of the powerful doges in the sumptuous Palazzo Ducale, treasure the glittering mosaics of Basilica San Marco and follow the moonlight as it guides your gondola down the Grand Canal, the tender sounds of a serenade completing the perfect tableau.


1 OVERNIGHT | JUNE 6 -7, 2021

One of Spain’s most charismatic cities, Seville brims with baroque architecture, fragrant orange trees and dimly lit flamenco taverns. Visit the immense cathedral and stroll the breathtaking Alcázar and its lavish gardens. Don’t miss the grandiose Plaza de España, replete with colorfully tiled alcoves, arches, bridges and fountains. Or venture into the Andalusian countryside to explore the famed white villages, enchanting with their winding cobblestone alleys and whitewashed houses laden with ceramic flower pots. In Cádiz, savor classic tapas and local wine, and visit the vibrant Mercado de Abastos.


1 OVERNIGHT | JUNE 8 -9, 2021

Immerse yourself in Lisbon’s rich seafaring history at Jerónimos Monastery and the ornate Belém Tower, both built to commemorate the voyages of discovery. Explore the narrow, steep streets of the charming Alfama district and delight in the striking vistas of Rio Tejo and the city. For insight into the plentiful azulejos, or ceramic tiles, adorning the city, visit the memorable Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Or make a pilgrimage to the hillside village of Fatima, home to one of the most visited Marian shrines in the world.


1 OVERNIGHT | JUNE 13-14, 2021

Recognized as the most famous wine region in the world, Bordeaux is the center for the legendary wine châteaux of Saint-Émilion and Médoc. Enjoy this UNESCO World Heritage city’s visual feast of wonderful ornate buildings, broad avenues, and tranquil parks. See the royal square, the Place de la Bourse, the Gothic Clock and Gambetta Square. Then visit the area's vineyards and magnificent châteaux and delight in tasting their superb wines.