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5 Ideas To Make Your Anniversary Vacation Unique

Travelling is the perfect way to celebrate life, especially for a special event like an anniversary. Here are 5 ideas to make your next anniversary vacation unique. These truly memorable experiences will leave you cherishing memories with your loved one for a lifetime.

#1 Stay in a castle in the UK

There is no better way to make your anniversary vacation truly unique than to stay in a real castle! And there is no shortage of them scattered across the UK. Hever Castle & Gardens in Kent, England is the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. It is a moated castle, with gardens and boating lake on the doorstep. You will feel like the lord and lady of the manor with full access to its grounds, ancient yew maze and croquet lawn.

Hever Castle Gardens, Kent, England

Hever Castle Gardens, Kent, England

Ashford Castle in Ireland is another stunning option. It has been frequented by a number of A-Listers including Pierce Brosnan, Barbra Streisand and Brad Pitt. You can even indulge in some falconry or clay pigeon shooting.

Stay like a royal at Ashford Castle, Ireland

Stay like a royal at Ashford Castle, Ireland

#2 Perfume making in Provence, France

Enjoy the French countryside and a unique experience when you visit the older perfumery in France. The Grasse perfumery has been declared as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Established in 1747, a visit to Galimard gives you the opportunity to tour the factory and participate in an exclusive workshop to create your own fragrance. You can enjoy this as part of our recommended Provence itinerary – discover more here. It’s a truly unique and romantic way to create a his and hers profile, which you can reorder online from anywhere in the world when you run out.

A perfume making workshop at Galimard, Provence

A perfume making workshop at Galimard, Provence

#3 Food and Wine degustation through Piedmont, Italy

Europe is a destination of good food and wine and there is no better way to celebrate your anniversary than to satisfy your culinary cravings. Italy’s Piedmont is one of the most famous winegrowing regions. It includes the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Langhe area, produces the world-famous Alba white truffle and is at the centre of the Slow Food movement. Our 7-day Food, Wine & Truffles itinerary will see you enjoying days full of memorable experiences. Including; truffle hunting, a wine appreciation master class with a sommelier, degustation, and many tastings, all while staying at exclusive countryside retreats. See the full package here.

Wine Masterclass nibbles

Cold cuts and wine, Wine Masterclass nibbles

#4 Enjoy a unique spa experience in Istanbul, Turkey

Relax and unwind on your anniversary vacation with a unique spa experience in Europe. While you will come across many spa experiences, few with leave you with the decadent pleasure (and squeaky-clean feeling) of the Turkish bath, or Hammam.

Inside Cağaloğlu Hamami, Istanbul

Inside Cağaloğlu Hamami, Istanbul

It’s a must-do experience when visiting Istanbul and they were traditionally used for cleaning the body and soul. We recommend heading to an opulent Palatial Hammam, such as AyaSofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam or the Cağaloğlu Hamami (pictured above), which has been featured in more than 130 movies.

AyaSofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, Istanbul

AyaSofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, Istanbul

#5 Visit the fairy tale Lake Bled, Slovenia

For a truly unique destination that will leave you feeling all loved up, we recommend visiting Slovenia’s fairy tale town of Lake Bled. There are so many activities for you to experience together, read our blog here on the best 24 hours in Lake Bled, including hiking for unforgettable views, to relaxing at the thermal springs. It has a castle on a cliff and a church in the middle of the lake. Stay anywhere on the lake and you will surely enjoy a unique anniversary vacation.

The spectacular view from Ojstrica

The spectacular view from Ojstrica

 

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