Active Sightseeing

Just because you are going to a place full of culture and history, doesn’t mean that you need to visit every museum and see every type of architecture in the city.  A good number of My Vacation Lady‘s clients want to mix a bit of culture and history with outdoor adventure and active sightseeing.

So even if you are going to a city like Buenos Aires, London, Dublin, Athens, Bangkok, Cape Town or Malaga, consider taking a bike tour.  Most of these bike tours will allow you to get some exercise while seeing the sights of the city.  They are usually pretty relaxing with a lot of breathtaking views.  You’ll get to see some of the little streets and areas that you can’t go by car or tour bus.  In Ubud, Bali, our clients have biked through rice paddies and through little villages gave them a bird’s eye view of local life.

Honeymooners of My Vacation Lady took a 7 day bike tour along the Danube River that was all planned with hotels waiting for them and their luggage was transported.

If you don’t think you can handle a full fledged bicycle tour, there are some E-bike tours that come with their own power.  These electronic bicycles are great when it comes to touring the Swiss Alps or the hilly towns of Tuscany.  What an exhilarating experience to whiz up the hills of vineyard stopping for wine and cheese tasting along the way.

Glacier Hike

Hiking, walking and trekking using implies being in the midst of nature but not far out of many cities, you can take in some great sights on a hike.   My Vacation Lady can offer a combination of hiking and snorkeling from Barcelona.   Or you can try hiking through glaciers and caves from Reykjavik, Iceland.  You can take a combination Helicopter/Hike excursion in Alaska or New Zealand.  There are some really fun walking tours that our clients have taken in cities throughout the world that can combine food tastings and more, but there are also self guided walking tours (or group walking tours) through Ireland.  You can also trek along the Inca Trail in Peru.  Whether you want to walk, hike or really take a strenuous trek, it’s available to you as well.

Most people will think that you have to be in a tropical locale to go kayaking but think again!  Explore the city of Seville by kayak along the Guadalquivir River.  See the unspoiled coastline of Cinque Terre from the sea by kayak.  Kayak along the Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland or kayak along the coastline of Wales.  Sea kayaking is a top summer activity in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  The tour goes from Pile bay around the island of Lokrum and includes a snorkeling break in a cave that is accessible only from the sea.

If any of this ACTIVE SIGHTSEEING is up your alley, contact My Vacation Lady.  

Our team of vacation and honeymoon specialists can help you include as much or as little active sightseeing as you want.  Let us show you how our personal approach to vacation and honeymoon planning can make a difference in your next vacation!

 

 

About the Author:

Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.