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Most Beautiful Places in the World

Posted by Kat Jarvis on Dec 16, 2016 4:28:28 PM

Condé Nast Traveler named the "50 Most Beautiful Places in the World" and  Keytours Vacations offers personalized vacations to many of these destinations. Discover these awe-inspiring natural wonders and let Keytours Vacations help check them off your bucket list!

1. Cappadocia, Turkey

The natural moon-like landscape of Cappadocia adds to the unique character of a region known for its history, folklore, artistry, and stone-carved cities. Dotted with fairy chimneys and underground dwellings, Cappadocia offers travelers an unforgettable vacation experience.


16 Day Turkey Authentic Adventure from $1,795 - Experience the best of Turkey with our Turkish Authentic Adventure Vacation Package

Tour the highlights of Turkey as you travel to Istanbul, Cappadocia, The Mediterranean Coast of Turkey, Antalya, Izmir, Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye, Pamukkale, and Canakkale. Visit historic mosques and palaces and go souvenir shopping at the famous Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Explore Troy, the grounds of the Trojan War. Take a break and relax on a three day cruise visiting beautiful Islands in the Mediterranean. Next, travel to Cappadocia. Consider a sunrise hot air balloon ride above the fairy chimney landscape. Tour Ephesus and the Virgin Mary's House in Izmir and take a dip in the hot mineral springs at Pamukkale. Book by December 30 and save $1,000 per couple on the package prices listed for departures between May 4 and October 5, 2017. Discounted prices start from $1,795 per person.


2. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

At over 4,000 square miles, Salt Lake Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat. It is comprised of a salt crust overtop a brined bath rich with minerals, and sports cloudless skies. The Salar's exceptional flatness and large area lends itself as a major breeding ground for several species of pink flamingos.


3 Day La Paz and Lake Titicaca Bolivia from $725 - Experience the best of Bolivia with our La Paz and Lake Titicaca Vacation Package

Travel to Bolivia and explore Lake Titicaca and travel by hyrdrofoil to the Sun and Moon islands. Visit the Inca paths and sacred sites. Travel on to Huatajata and transfer to the Inca Utama Hotel and Spa where you will then visit Kallawaya and Alajpacha in the evening. 

 

 


3. Venice, Italy

Vacation to Venice and discover this enchanting Italian city built on hundreds of islands, with a hundred more canals separating each island. Let us guide you on a tour of the great monuments of the city: the Basilica of St. Mark, the Dodges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs among others. Or enjoy a relaxing trip on a gondola ride through the city’s waterways.


8 Day Classic Italy from $1,545 - Experience the best of Italy with our Classic Italy Vacation Package

Travel to Italy and experience the history and culture of Rome, Florence, Venice & Siena with a group of just 16 travelers. Take a guided tour of each city and enjoy a free day in Florence to explore or join an optional excursion. En-route, drive through Tuscany admiring the beautiful countryside and enjoy wine tastings, a walking tour and “farmer’s lunch” in Siena. Book by December 30 and save $300 per couple on the package prices listed for departures between April 14 and November 17, 2017. Discounted prices start from $1,545 per person.


4. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Visit the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean and extend for over 4 miles.


5 Day West Ireland Discovery from $770 - Experience the best of Ireland with our West Ireland Discovery Vacation Package

Start in Dublin and travel west to Galway, stopping en-route at the Kilbeggan Distillery and a traditional pub. Drive to the ‘fertile rocks’ of the Burren and visit the plunging Cliffs of Moher. Three nights in charming lakeside Killarney will give you enough time to marvel at the stunning coastal scenery on the Dingle Peninsula, stroll through colorful Dingle town, and tour the dramatic Ring of Kerry. Book by December 30 and save $150 per couple on the land only package prices listed for departures between March 5, 2017 and February 25, 2018Discounted prices start from $770 per person


5. Pyramids of Giza: El Giza, Egypt

Whether you desire a vacation that explores the ancient or lives within the present, Cairo will leave you with an impression of both excitement and awe. The modern metropolis of Cairo pulsates with contemporary activities, and yet the historic relics of ancient Egypt reside stoically nearby. The great Pyramids of Giza and Memphis are toured by travelers year round. Inside the city, the world-renowned Egyptian Museum provides a glimpse into the rich heritage of this ancient land.


8 Day Wonders of Egypt from $1,745 - Experience the best of Egypt with our Wonders of Egypt Vacation Package

Visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the Karnak Temple in Luxor. Continue touring the West Bank of Luxor. Visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Sail to Esna and Edfu before making your way to Aswan. Visit the Temple of Philae, the High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan. Enjoy a traditional Nubian show (belly dancing) aboard your cruise ship and indulge in Egyptian cuisine along the way.


6. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Known as Cidade Maravilhosa, or the marvelous city, this exhilarating metropolis is flanked with towering mountains, pristine beaches, and animate rainforests. From the seductive sounds of the samba and the gorgeous citizens that call Rio home, you will learn the tips and tricks to living, and living well.


6 Day Rio de Janeiro & Iguassu Falls from?- Experience the best of Brazil with our Rio & Iguassu Falls Vacation Package

Explore the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and through the heart of the exuberant Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world. Visit the Statue of Christ on the top of the Corcovado Mountain. Explore downtown Rio with stops at the Metropolitan Cathedral and Cinelandia Square. Travel on to Iguassu Falls and head to the National Park of the Brazilian Falls. 


7. Isle of Skye: Scotland

Discover Scotland's mountainous terrain and beautiful scenery with an all-encompassing vacation package. Travel to the highest peaks of the United Kingdom and tour the famous lochs, including Loch Ness. Let us guide you through the plethora of tartan 'n' bagpipe beaten tracks across this land and introduce you to extroverted locals in well-thumbed tourist hubs like Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Isle of Skye where you can veer off into one-of-a-kind adventures.


5 Day Scotland Highland Panorama and Skye from $720 - Experience the best of Scotland with our Scotland Highland Panorama Vacation Package

A panorama of parks, mountains, lakes, and quaint villages. Explore scenic Cairngorms National Park and the charming little fishing village of Ullapool. Enjoy the scenery as you drive by the rugged mountains of Torridon, the remote peninsula of Applecross, the Five Sisters of Kintail, and mysterious Loch Ness. Explore the picturesque Isle of Skye, one of Scotland’s most popular destinations. Book by December 30 and save $150 per couple on the land only package prices listed for departures between March 4 and November 4, 2017Discounted prices start from $720 per person.


8. Galápagos Islands: Ecuador

Made famous by Darwin and his scientific adventures, the Galapagos Islands are a mecca for wildlife lovers from across the world. The somewhat mythical air of these isolated islands has but a small footprint of humanity in an otherwise developed world.


9 Day Quito and Galapagos Cruise - Experience the best of the Galapagos Islands with our Quito and Galapagos Cruise Vacation Package

Explore Quito with its rich cultural legacy, ornate facades, and dazzling gilt altars. Visit Independence Square and view the Archbishop's Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and other colonial buildings. Experience a panoramic view of the city from the hill of Panecillo. Expore the Intinan Museum to learn of the Andean Cosmo vision, culture, and traditions while standing with one foot in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern hemisphere. Drive north to Imbabura to view beautiful lakes and mountains. Continue on to Santiago Island to see sea lions, marine iguanas, and yellow warblers. Explore the unique environment of  Isabela Island, Fernandina Island, and Santa Cruz Island. 

 


9. Machu Picchu: Peru

Located high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, this ancient site of an Inca city is one of the most spectacular set of ruins in the world. No visit to Peru is complete without an excursion to this cornerstone of Incan beginnings.


8 Day Peru Highlights from $1,345 - Experience the best of Peru with our Peru Highlights Vacation Package

Experience the highlights of Peru with stops in Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and Puno. Begin your travel in Lima where you will enjoy a morning sightseeing tour. Explore Lima's modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores as well as its historic city center including Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, and City Hall. Your next stop is in Cusco where you will step back in time and explore the Ancient Incan Empire during a full-day tour of the Sacred Valley. Enjoy a scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu where you will travel the steep roads to the entrance of the citadel. Spend the night in Aguas Calientes before heading to Puno the next morning. Explore Lake Titicaca in Puno with a boat ride and visits to surrounding indigenous communities.


10. Lavender fields: Provence, France

Let your vacation to Provence and the Côte d'Azur lead you to the Mediterranean coast of the south of France, a destination that offers something for everyone. Tour through its rich history, indulge in delicious cuisine and relax on the golden beaches. From the once ancient Greek colony of Marseille to the contemporary jet-set beach colonies of St. Tropez and Cannes, the distinct, romantic culture of southern France is as warm and inviting as the sun that kisses its shores.


7 Day Paris, Burgundy, and Avignon from $1,445 - Experience the best of France with our Paris, Burgundy, and Avignon Vacation Package

Combine the most emblematic French regions in this program and visit Paris, Burgundy, and Provence. You will enjoy a combination of historical sites, local cuisine, French wines, and magnificent countryside. 


11. Oia: Santorini, Greece

Home to the fabled legend of Atlantis, Santorini is one of the most alluring and romantic destinations in all of the Greek Isles. Santorini’s breathtaking caldera and dark sandy beaches are the legacy of its ancient volcanic birth. In addition to the island’s enchanting natural splendor, it also has quaint villages and remarkable archeological sites that complete any vacation itinerary. Don't miss the magical atmosphere unique to this island oasis.


12 Day Greek Island Escapade from $2,095 - Experience the best of Greece with our Greek Island Escapade Vacation Package

Ancient history, beautiful blue islands, Mediterranean cuisine—experience it all in a small group of fellow travelers. Explore Athens and see the Acropolis. Stroll through the cobbled streets of Mykonos, visit Delos and enjoy a glass of wine on the cliffside of Santorini with a panoramic view of the Aegean below. Book by December 30 and save $200 per couple on the package prices listed for departures between April 15 and October 21, 2017Discounted prices start from $2,095 per person.

 


12. Pamukkale: Denizli, Turkey

Travel to one of the most fantastic thermal springs in Turkey, visit Pamukkale, also known as the Cotton Castle. Tour the famous white lime cascades that rise over 300 feet above the ground with hot mineral-enriched waters flowing down through the pools and rock formations. Nearby is the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis famous for its hot baths, theater, agora and remarkable necropolis. And after a day of sightseeing in this fascinating place, you can enjoy a relaxing mineral bath at your hotel.


16 Day Turkish Authentic Adventure from $1,795 - Experience the best of Turkey with our Turkish Authentic Adventure Vacation Package

Tour the highlights of Turkey as you travel to Istanbul, Cappadocia, The Mediterranean Coast of Turkey, Antalya, Izmir, Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye, Pamukkale, and Canakkale. Visit historic mosques and palaces and go souvenir shopping at the famous Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Explore Troy, the grounds of the Trojan War. Take a break and relax on a three day cruise visiting beautiful Islands in the Mediterranean. Next, travel to Cappadocia. Consider a sunrise hot air balloon ride above the fairy chimney landscape. Tour Ephesus and the Virgin Mary's House in Izmir and take a dip in the hot mineral springs at Pamukkale. Book by December 30 and save $1,000 per couple on the package prices listed for departure between May 4 and October 5, 2017. Discounted prices start from $1,795 per person

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