My Top 5 Luxury Bucket List Trips

I think I am right in saying we all like some luxury now and again in our lives. I've been lucky enough to cross some things off my bucket list as I have travelled extensively in the last few years. I've hiked a glacier in Iceland, taken a helicopter across the Grand Canyon and been to the top of the Empire State Building.

I know I have been lucky to have the time and the money to do these things. Now I want to do more. I think activities like this cannot be beaten. I'd rather be old and have no money in the bank but a life full of amazing experiences. So I've been thinking of some more things to do, so without further ado, these are my top five luxury bucket list experiences. 

1. A trip on the Orient Express

A trip on the Orient Express is the epitome of luxury. Elegant cabins with fine plush fabrics, glossy wood panelling and exquisite food, it's the train journey to take in style. A trip from London to Venice allows you to be enveloped in the beautiful countryside and you can watch the world go by, whilst you are spoilt with the food, all served with impeccable precision like a work of art. 

2. Stay overnight at the Burj Al Arab

The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is one of the iconic luxury hotels of the world. I've visited and was blown away by the jaw-dropping opulence of the hotel and the mouth-watering afternoon tea. It would be a dream to stay here and fly in with my private helicopter, landing on the hotels own helipad on the roof. A butler would take me to my room which starts at £1600 a night and spoil me by running my own bath. 

3. Explore and discover Yellowstone park 

I've wanted to go to Yellowstone since I saw a TV programme about the natural beauty of this US state park and the unusual landscape full of geysers and geothermal pools. To stay in a luxury lodge with a spa would be ideal, after a day of gentle hiking and exploring. To have a view like this from my hotel would be so relaxing.

4. Stay in an overwater bungalow in the Maldives

A stay in a luxury overwater bungalow such as those in the Baros resort in the Maldives would be an amazing luxury bucket list experience. They have 30 water villas beautifully set in a semi-circle lagoon filled with high-end amenities and a bathtub with a view of the sea. It's all about the service here as well as the location, and so it should be, with rooms starting at $1500 a night, click here to find out more about the Maldives.

5. Take a Christmas market river cruise down the Rhine

A river cruise screams luxury and I would love to go on a river cruise down the Rhine. The cruise that I would love to do, takes in the city of Cologne, with its Roman heritage, and ancient ruins, medieval Koblenz,  Heidleburg with its picturesque castle and ends in the chocolate box city of Basel Switzerland. Sitting on the boat, watching the world go by and being treated to four-course meals with matching wines would be such a luxurious trip. To do this at Christmas time, to see the Christmas markets would be fantastic.

So this is my top 5 luxury bucket list trips. Where do you want to cross off your bucket list?

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  1. I've always thought staying in one of those bungalows on water would be amazing! I would love to just wake up and pop into the sea! Just WOW!

  2. An overwater bungalow is an absolute dream holiday and something I would love to go x

    1. What a wonderful experience, hope you get the chance to go one day Rhian.

  3. Ooo good choices. The river cruise on the Rhine would be a fab thing to experience x

  4. I'd love to visit the Maldives and stay in an overwater bungalow! It sounds amazing

  5. You've picked out so many wonderful destinations here, Mel. I think the Maldive's looks awesome :)

    Louise x

  6. Amazing! We stayed in a water bungalow in the Maldives on our honeymoon. It was incredible!

  7. Maldives looks like a paradise. I hope to visit this lovely place soon. The water is crystal clear. The sand is so white.

  8. oh yes please to all the above, i love the water in the Maldives it just looks so crystal clear!