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Six wish-list destinations we love


From Japan’s contrasting landscapes to the striking beauty of the natural world by rail or safari, ignite your passion for travel with some of our team’s most beloved destinations. 

At Newmarket Holidays, we’re lovers of travel. Whether that’s sightseeing around iconic tourist hubs or soaking in the exotic landscapes of far-flung lands, travelling will always have a place in our team’s hearts. With Valentine’s Day and all things love taking centre stage, what better time to celebrate some of the most beloved destinations all over the world? Step back from clichéd celebrations and allow us to help you discover your own love for travel with our curated list of adored destinations.  

Italy’s Adriatic treasure 

Italy has a reputation for romance at the best of times, with Venice and Rome ever popular amongst couples, but this can often lead to a bounty of Mediterranean wonders being overlooked. Take the Italian south, for instance. A far cry from the glamour of Milan or Verona, the Adriatic coast more than makes up for it with picturesque towns filled with charm. This is also a favourite for wine lovers and pescatarians alike with the region’s rolling vineyards and crystal blue coastlines making the perfect match for your travels in Puglia 

Recommended tour – Puglia & the South: Undiscovered Italy 

Relaxation aboard the Highlands Rail  

Closer to home, you’ll find natural beauty aplenty with a tour of the very best that the Scottish Highlands has to offer. If you’re looking to treat yourself to a getaway closer to home, there’s no other way to do so than by exploring these majestic sights than from the comfort of a heritage train. Step into fairy-tale landscapes from Fort William to Inverness as you effortlessly glide past loch and glen.  

Recommended tour – Scottish Highland Railways 

An all-American musical pilgrimage 

From the Highlands, now, to true Southern comfort, a journey across the Atlantic will have music lovers feeling right at home as they tour the USA’s musical heartland. Walk in the footsteps of ‘The King of Rock’ himself, world-famous for his melodic love ballads, and set the scene with our dedicated playlist. Covering vibrant New Orleans and a pilgrimage through Elvis Presley’s deep south, there’s no better place to reconnect with the soulful rhythms of America’s legendary musical heritage.  

Recommended tour – Elvis Presley’s Memphis, New Orleans & Nashville 

 A return to the natural world on safari in South Africa 

Next on our list: embrace mother nature with the perfect marriage between Mauritius’ white-sand beaches and the South African bush. Delve into the untouched natural world and get up close and personal with some of the region’s incredibly native wildlife on safari as you are immersed in South African hospitality. After taking in the sights, make a short trip across the water to coastal Mauritius for relaxation amongst the waves – you’ll be hard-pressed not to fall head-over-heels for this paradise.   

 Recommended tour – On Safari in South Africa with Mauritius Beaches 

Enrichment for the heart and soul in India 

They say love is all about give and take, and that’s at the very heart of this India tour. Experience Indian culture at its most authentic with a journey through Delhi and Jaipur while championing sustainability projects and fair-trade businesses. Make memories for life with a truly rewarding exploration of India’s historic traditions, culinary delights, and striking landscapes – authentically presented with the help of local communities. 

Recommended tour – Authentic India 

A country of contrasts in Japan 

With history in mind, there are few places as rich as Japan, which boasts vibrant culture and picture-perfect beauty. From the islands’ neon metropolises to ancient Japanese traditions, still very much alive, this tour of captivating extremes is a must-see for veteran holidaymakers and travel novices alike. With stays in the nation’s capital, Kyoto, and visits to the historic shrines surrounding Mount Fuji complimenting your exploration of Tokyo’s electric cityscape, Japan promises to bolster your love for travel. 

Recommended tour – Japan Unveiled  

Leave the commercial fuss behind over the Valentine’s period and fall in love with a broad selection of holiday delights, from the most exotic destinations to lesser-explored treasures closer to home.