Where to Travel in May
There is a number of stunning locations we recommend you visit for a number of different reasons during the month of May. Countries in the northern hemisphere start to notice that summer is on the way with Europe waking up from its winter slumber and becoming warmer and warmer.
During the month of May is the perfect time to discover China and all it has to offer thanks to it being the start of it’s summer the sky is a lot clearer and the humidity drops. This makes visiting the main attractions an even better experience, especially combined with the blossoming wildflowers which start appearing throughout the Chinese countryside increasing the natural beauty ten fold.
Now where to start, of course if you are in China the first place on your list to visit has to be the Great Wall – the pride of ancient Asian workmanship with it spreading over 20,000 kilometers in distance making it one of the most impressive man made structures on the planet.
A cruise on the Yangtze River will give you a completely different vantage point as you absorb the beauty of China at a more sedate pace. With almost 4000 miles of water, the Yangtze is the third longest river in the world (Only the Nile and the Amazon are longer) and this is your chance to see some of the most stunning scenery in the world!
Shanghai – You might need several days to fully explore this fascinating city. The Bund is an area that displays the beautiful Shanghai skyline at its best. Viewed from the river, especially during the evening will be a sight truly worth seeing. There are also museums, lots of shops, the high speed railway and lots, lots more to check out.
As well as these wonders make sure you squeeze in a visit to the city of Xian which should not be without a trip to see the army of terracotta warriors which are thought to date back to 210 BC. Spot the mysterious Panda in which might not get the opportunity to see these elusive creatures completely in the wild but you can see them in the Panda conservation centre which will be something to treasure, especially for wildlife lovers.
China escorted tours – Perhaps one of the best ways of exploring China is to embark on an escorted tour of the country. Travelling in small groups with guides who are experts in each of the regions you will visit, not only means you really will get to see all the highlights in the best way possible but you will also have the peace of mind that comes with having expert guides on board. There are lots of different itineraries to choose from and these vary depending on who you travel with.
We work closely with a number of amazing tour operators in which have some of the very best itineraries which will take you to some of the best attractions China has to offer – especially Wendy Wu Tours in which we have an amazing relationship with 25 years of experience when it comes to tours to China.
With the summer fast approaching, but not quite there May is the perfect time to travel to Italy with the perfect temperature, lower crowds when it comes to seeing the main attractions and the flowers blossoming at every corner.
A holiday in Italy is an unforgettable experience. Regardless of which part of the country you visit, whether it’s a city break to Rome, Milan, Venice or Florence, a beach holiday on the Neapolitan Riviera or sampling some of numerous Italian highlights on one of the many available escorted tours to Italy, there is something to see and something to do throughout this beautiful country.
Italy is a place for beach lovers, art connoisseurs, historians and indeed those who love amazing scenery too! From the Italian Alps in the north and the coasts of the Adriatic, Tyrrhenian, Ionian and Ligurian that are parts of the Mediterranean to the tip of the famous “boot” which points in the direction of the island of Sicily and further north the island of Sardinia, Italy really packs in plenty of memorable places.
There are so many different ways to see Italy and lots of different holiday types to help you do just that. Plenty of package holidays to all the best beach and coast resorts such as the Neapolitan and Venetian Rivieras, a host of city breaks that allow you to soak up the best of Italy’s famous hotspots as well as Italy escorted tours that enable you to plan an itinerary to ensure you pack as much (or as little) into your holiday as possible. In addition, the country also caters perfectly for those who love their holidays during the winter months, with a selection of great Italian skiing resorts to enjoy those winter sports.
Venice – Nestled into the corner of North Eastern Italy, Venice is certainly one of the most visited and most unique (its streets are water based) places on the world’s tourist map and should certainly be on your list if you have the time.
Amalfi Coast – The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world and if you only have the time for a flying visit, a trip on Amalfi Drive (the coast road) for all the breathtaking views is an absolute must.
Rome – When in Rome, you will literally be spoiled for choice when choosing places to see. You will be captivated by the buzz of this ancient city every way you turn. The Colosseum and the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and a host of famous, beautiful churches as well as Vatican City are all close at hand as you spend time in Rome.
Italy has so much more besides, the home town of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona, the magnificent region of Tuscany as well as the imposing volcanoes of Mount Etna and Mount Vesuvius, the list goes on and on.
Please contact us for much more information about escorted tours to Italy.
Now we know the USA is a big place with a number of different climates throughout this vast country, however in May you can again skip all the tourists flocking for their summer holiday meaning the main sights aren’t as crowded and hotels are cheaper along with airfare.
In terms of holidays, America has it all. The bright lights and big cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas and a whole host of others are the perfect foil for the great wildernesses of the United States. The Nevada Desert (the Great Basin), the Rocky mountain range and the untamed beauty found in states, north, south, west and east. There are also theme parks galore and attractions to satisfy groups of all ages.
If miles and miles of sandy beach is your thing, then America has plenty to offer in this department too. Take your pick between numerous coastlines including the many highlights of Florida (including Miami’s beaches and Daytona Beach) in the east and the delights of the Pacific west such as the California Gold Coast and San Francisco.
There are many, many package holidays available all across the United States but America escorted tours are also a popular way of seeing large areas of the country during the same trip.
There are many different ways to sample America, from family orientated holidays that incorporate theme parks such as Disneyland to luxurious hotel breaks by one of the many superb beaches and there are also escorted tours to America that let you dictate what you want to see (to some extent at least).
You might decide to concentrate on one coast or one area of the States or you may have long dreamed of travelling coast to coast across America, zigzagging your way through the many sights and landmarks as possible! Much will depend on how much time you can spare in the Land of the Free.
Cities – One of the many things America does well is big cities! In the east you will encounter, Boston, Washington DC, (home of American politics and Presidents) Philadelphia and of course New York City, the city that never sleeps. Many visitors will spend at least a few days exploring this iconic city alone and even that might not be long enough to see everything! Over on the west coast, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Portland and Seattle are all major cities worth visiting. Elsewhere, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, New Orleans and many others are waiting to be explored. It’s safe to say you will never be short of entertainment (music, nightlife, cultural highlights) or great food during your trip to the States.
Natural Wonders – Waterfalls, Great Lakes, sandy beaches, impressive rivers, forests, mountain ranges and a whole host of amazing wildlife all have their homes within this beautiful country and can be seen on one of the many American escorted tours.
There are great opportunities to see America by rail, where you can sit back and watch the amazing scenery pass you by or to take a cruise on one of the rivers or Great Lakes, where you will simply have to marvel at the sheer expanse of it all.
However you decide to explore the United States, please feel free to contact for more information about all of our escorted tours to America.