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Where and when to go on holiday

Deciding on where to go on your next luxury holiday might not always be down to the weather. We have put together some inspirational travel ideas that encompass festivals, celebrations, wildlife and seasonal phenomena’s that only happen during certain times of the year. Deciding on a holiday destination due to the weather could be misleading, sometimes the sun maybe shining, but it could be too humid, or their might be a chance of a few showers. On the other-hand the this may bring a refreshing relief and the chance of excellent prices to visit the country or island you have been dying to see.

Whenever you want to go, The Private Travel Company can recommend the right place for you at the right time of year that can include everything you want to see and do during your luxury escape.

Horse Racing World Cup Dubai

Horse Racing in Dubai

  The thriving metropolis of Dubai is a sight to behold, an extraordinary high-rise entity full of possibility, miraculously stemmed from a vast and mystical desert and fringed by a stunning coastline – an entirely unique destination to explore. This famous emirate is a veritable spectacle of futuristic architecture, a global pioneer of fine dining

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Anguilla Beach

Anguilla Literature Festival

The Anguilla Lit Fest takes place from 19 – 23 May on the beautiful island of Anguilla, specifically Paradise Cove. It is a great opportunity to meet and converse with bestselling authors and publishers. Not only restricted to books, Anguilla lit fest represents a community of writers: poets, editors, historians and debut authors.

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Tomatina Festival

La Tomatina, Spain

La Tomatina is held in the Valencian town of Bunol in Eastern Spain on the last Wednesday in August every year. The festival, which dates back to 1945, is billed as the world’s biggest food fight and draws in visitors and participants from far and wide.

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Bottom Bay beach Barbados

Sunshine In Barbados

The sun is shining, the sea is twinkling - if it is the European winter, then it must be the perfect time to escape to the Caribbean, especially Barbados.

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Whale Watching

Whale Watching in Hermanus

Recognised by the World Wildlife Fund, Hermanus is one of the 12 best places in the world to watch Whales. This can be done from, land, boat or even plane to catch an aerial view.

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Spicemas Festival Grenada

Grenada Spicemas Festival

The Grenada Spicemas festival is an event packed with a variety of shows and displays. For example they have a Queen Pageant show, Soca displays, calypso and a carnival. They also have a range of children’s events.

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Big 5 Sightings

Low season for tourists, but best time for wildlife. March – September traditionally brings better sightings on safari, as the wildlife becomes easier to track and more predictable due to it being the dry season and animals congregate around waterholes and rivers. With little to no rain, the skies are clear, and most days are sunny, the sightings

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Man walking through Muscat

Muscat Festival

Muscat Festival is a month-long celebration of multiculturalism in various forms; including sports tournaments, sailing races, parachute displays and musical performances.

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Mediterranean in September

Mediterranean in September

September is a fantastic month to consider an escape to the Mediterranean for that relaxing break or late summer indulgence, as not only are you avoiding the crowds that school holidays draw in but prices of flights and accommodation are dropping and for those water lovers the sea will have had that bit longer to warm up from the heat of peak summer.

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Venice Carnival

The Enchanting Venice Carnival

The Venice carnival is held annually, it is an enchanted and magical event. The carnival is deeply embedded in history, and was originally celebrated in the 11th century.

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Whale Shark Seychelles

Whale Sharks in The Seychelles

October is peak season for spotting whale sharks along the coasts of many of the islands in the Seychelles, in particular the Four Seasons Seychelles has had many sightings in recent years. As well as these magnificent creatures hawksbill turtles start laying their eggs along the beaches in the Seychelles.

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Santa Cruz Carnival

Santa Cruz Carnival

Often regarded as one of the world’s best street carnivals after Rio de Janeiro, the Santa Cruz Carnival in Tenerife is absolutely a must-do. This riotous festival is world-famous for its wildness and lasts for up to three weeks.

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