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Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
6:23 AM 11th June 2020

From Lockdown To Bucket List – Worldwide Celebrations

As lockdown begins to ease Scenic Cruises is inviting people to start thinking about next year’s Bucket List, and some of the world’s amazing celebrations that will be taking place in 2021.

Here’s an itinerary taste:

Cherry Blossom season in Japan
Join in hanami, the act of observing and appreciating cherry blossom in viewing season, on Scenic’s 19-day Essential Japan tour. Travelling from Tokyo to Osaka and visiting some of the most incredible places Japan has to offer, highlights of the itinerary include a visit to Fuji Five Lakes, the Miyagawa morning markets in Takayama, and Kyoto’s classical Zen garden at Ryoan-ji. Join Scenic’s 22 March 2021 departure to visit the incredible sights at the start of blossom season right across Japan. Prices start from £11,545 per person, including return flights from the UK, all internal flights, transfers, exceptional wining and dining experiences, luxurious accommodation, and all excursions.

Celebrate Diwali and the Pushkar Camel Fair in India
Wonder at the vibrancy of the festival of lights before immersing yourself in the annual Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan on Scenic’s 18-day Jewels of India tour. Be enchanted by the mesmerising holy city of Varanasi with a sunset river cruise on the mythical Ganges River before exploring magnificent World Heritage-listed temples in Khajurahoo. Marvel at the Taj Mahal while enjoying sundowners overlooking the architectural masterpiece and wander the charming streets of the gorgeous pink and blue cities, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Prices start from £8,345 per person departing 3 November 2021, including return flights from the UK, all internal flights, transfers, exceptional wining and dining experiences, luxurious accommodation, and all excursions.

Total Eclipse with world’s first discovery yacht, Scenic Eclipse
Image: Sam Reynolds
Image: Sam Reynolds
Set sail to Antarctica’s total solar eclipse, with Scenic Eclipse’s 23-day Antarctica, South Georgia and Falkland Islands itinerary departing 20 November 2021. For most, a trip to Antarctica will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience in itself, but those heading to the Antarctic Peninsula in December next year will be treated to a two-for-one bucket-list trip with a front-row seat to the total solar eclipse. Heralded as the only location where the solar Eclipse will reach totality, guests can enjoy the ultimate adventure in six-star luxury. In addition to the solar eclipse marvel, guests can enjoy long days of discovery filled with whale sightings, a visit to the king penguin colonies on South Georgia, wandering the quaint streets of the Falkland Islands and discover the hidden coves around the peninsula surrounded by magnificent icescapes and wildlife including whales, seals, penguins, and marine birds. Prices start from £18,225 per person.

For more information or to book, please visit www.scenic.co.uk, call 0808 252 5438 or visit your local travel agent.