Summer is in full swing in Europe, but if the heat and city crowds are starting to get to you, head over to the Swiss Alps for some crisp fresh air or even the Arctic for a once-in-a-lifetime cruise to the North Pole. For something else a little bit more unique, Kimberley, in Western Australia, is spectacular this time of year. Game viewing is in its peak in Africa, so this is the month to travel if you’re looking for a safari holiday.

Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok, Indonesia

Bali's much quieter and less developed neighbour, Lombok is equally beautiful with even better beaches. The famed Gili Islands are a 5-minute boat ride from Lombok's north coast, where the diving and snorkeling is superb. The trek to Mount Rinjani's summit requires an overnight stay on the volcano, but watching the sun rise over the island is well worth the effort.

Switzerland

Switzerland

Switzerland is paradise during the summer when the snow recedes and the mountains become ideal for hiking and biking. Festivals take place throughout the country and ski chalets are transformed into wonderful summer homes.

Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle

One of the least visited places on earth, the Arctic Circle and North Pole are best experienced during the summer months aboard a luxury cruise ship. Sail alongside giant icebergs, view polar bears in their natural habitat and kayak through a truly pristine environment.

Borneo, Malaysia

Borneo, Malaysia

Diving, hiking and wildlife encounters are Borneo's main pull. Here, you can come face to face with orang-utans, dive the world-famous Sipadan Island, scale the towering Mt Kinabalu and then descend to the beach for a few days of pure relaxation.

The Amazon, Brazil

The Amazon, Brazil

Visiting the Earth’s lung can be considered as a trip of a lifetime. The world’s most-known river is lined with dense jungles offering unique experiences: canoe the Amazon, look out for pink river dolphins and learn the ways of the locals.

Sumba, Indonesia

Sumba, Indonesia

A 1-hour flight from Bali, Sumba Island is steeped in history with a fascinating tribal culture. The resort of Nihiwatu is truly special, offering luxury in a spectacular setting, but also enabling you to really get under the skin of the island and experience first-hand how Nihiwatu's foundation is helping the local communities.

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

Though small in size, Ecuador packs a big punch when it comes to attractions! The Galapagos Islands are not to be missed, along with picturesque colonial towns, the towering Andes mountains and the Amazonian rainforest, rich in tribal culture.

Tanzania

Tanzania

Start off your holiday to Tanzania with a superb safari, move on to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak – then relax on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar. A perfect mix of wildlife, adventure and beach.

Malawi

Malawi

In addition to great safari, Malawi enthrals travellers with superb landscapes: Lake Malawi (the third biggest in Africa), the Great Rift Valley, Mt Mulanje and the Zomba Plateau are just a few sites that you need to explore!

Mozambique

Mozambique

Mozambique's long coastline is home to various archipelagos, pristine beaches and some of the best diving in Africa. The capital of Maputo is rapidly developing with unique colonial architecture, and there are also excellent game viewing opportunities throughout the country.

Kimberley, Australia

Kimberley, Australia

Western Australia’s wilderness is best discovered and explored aboard a cruise, which will take you to places unreachable in any other capacity. In the region, the horizontal waterfall is spectacular, as is the wildlife and aboriginal art you will come across.

United States

United States

The fourth largest country in the world, it's hard to know where to begin when it comes to the United States! We recommend starting your journey in the sunshine state of California. With a range of amusement parks, museums and zoos for the kids, it's a great family destination. Drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles along the famed Highway 1, stopping at coastal towns as you go.