Top three golden wedding anniversary holidays

Top Three Golden Wedding Anniversary Holidays

A Golden wedding anniversary deserves celebrating via a holiday of a lifetime. Fifty years is a significant milestone and what better way to acknowledge your marriage and pamper your loved one than taking a holiday of your dreams.
Here are three unique destinations to celebrate your Golden wedding anniversary in style and luxury, allowing you to treasure your time together and create new memories to look back on for years to come.

1. Antarctica

For the ultimate immersive experience, nothing beats cruising the icy, pristine waters of Antarctica on board the ultra-luxurious Scenic Eclipse. Not only can you see the diverse Antarctic wildlife in their natural habitat, including penguins, seals, whales and a vast array of bird life, but depending on the month you travel you could also be greeted by towering colossal icebergs. 
Admire the spectacular dusky pink and scarlet red sunsets helped by the almost 24 hours of daylight - a photographer’s paradise and explore each location on a range of active, guided excursions, snorkel and kayak tours led by expert Discovery Guides. 
On board Scenic Eclipse, relax in the indulgent Senses Spa, take a dip in one of the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pools or toast the day’s adventures at the Scenic Lounge Bar with over 100 whiskies from all over the world to sample. You can enjoy included specialty dining with an abundance of dining options to choose from including contemporary French fine dining at Lumière or Asian Fusion at Koko’s. However, to really celebrate your Golden wedding anniversary in style, book a stay in the sumptuous Owners Penthouse Suite for the ultimate retreat. From the unsurpassed views and a private lounge and dining area to a private Jacuzzi and spacious terrace, you’ll never want to leave this haven. 

2. Europe

What better way to experience the iconic sights and hidden gems of Europe’s major cities and quaint towns, than on a leisurely European river cruise for your Golden wedding anniversary. Not only do you get to explore a new destination daily, but you only have to unpack once, giving you more time to enjoy the luxuries on board and experience some beautiful towns and villages. 
On a Scenic river cruise, you can enjoy truly all-inclusive dining and complimentary beverages with butler service available to all guests for that added personal touch. For a cruise to remember, why not sail from Amsterdam to Budapest, passing fairytale castles and enjoying a classical concert in a grand palace before docking outside the iconic Parliament Building in Budapest. Alternatively, cruise the picturesque waterways of France, and walk amongst the historic vineyards and monuments before sampling the world acclaimed food and wine in Lyon.

You could also consider cruising along Portugal’s sun-drenched Douro River through the World Heritage-listed Douro Valley for your Golden wedding anniversary. On this roundtrip from Porto, call in at Regua, the Côa Valley and Salamanca for enchanting landscapes, rich cultures and of course its legendary Port wine. However, to make your European river cruise even more special, why not upgrade to a Royal Owner’s Suite for your Golden wedding anniversary. With this comes a complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne (750ml) and an exclusive invitation to dine at Table La Rive. You can also enjoy private arrival and departure transfers in Europe and much more.

3. Canada

For nature lovers and those preferring lakes and mountains over beachside resorts, plan your Golden wedding anniversary with a Scenic holiday in Canada through the majestic Rocky Mountains. Weave your way through the rugged mountain landscape on board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train and relish in GoldLeaf Service where you can dine on fresh, locally-inspired cuisine whilst admiring the panoramic views through the custom-designed glass-dome coaches or outdoor viewing platform. 
Enjoy unforgettable stays at the renowned Fairmont Hotels and Resorts including a fabulous mountain or valley view room at the Fairmont Banff Springs, an opulent lakeview room in stunning Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and be sure to sample the lavish afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria. Stroll through the beautiful Banff National Park, Canada’s first and oldest national park, and ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for spectacular views of the Bow Valley. Admire the shimmering aqua blue waters of Lake Louise or skate over the frozen lake in winter. 
Drive the spectacular Icefields Parkway before taking an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier or hit the open road in a Harley Davidson™ sidecar in Jasper, whilst keeping your eyes open for wildlife. Time your anniversary trip to Canada in spring and see bears and their cubs emerge from hibernation, or watch for elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and bald eagles. For the perfect end to your Canadian holiday, finish with a luxurious seven night cruise through the Alaskan Inside Passage for a wedding anniversary to remember.

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