So many of us work up to fifty years or more before we retire, so it’s important that we make the most of it when it finally comes around. For most people, this means going on the trips of a lifetime that they didn’t manage to do earlier. 

However, with these must-do destinations to tick off in your golden years, you have the perfect excuse to pack a suitcase and head out into the world for a well-earned adventure.

The Great Wall of China

It has to be one of the most awe-inspiring feats of architecture to grace our planet. Standing at an immense 13,000 miles long, there’s little chance that you’ll get to see the whole thing, but simply being close to it, you feel its gravity and power.

What’s most impressive is its age and history. Having reached some 2,300 years old, this wall has seen plenty of things in its time and owes its condition to the tireless work of dedicated conservationists and archaeologists. 

Tuscan wine tour

The rolling hills of Tuscany have plenty to offer all wine enthusiasts. A dreamy landscape forms the perfect conditions for some of the most delicious, juicy grapes in the whole of Europe. So, you can just imagine the wine you’ll enjoy on your Italy tour!

Endlessly romantic and boasting some of the best weather in Italy, this is the perfect spot to drink your way through some award-winning wines and get a bit giggly whilst doing it.

The Pyramids of Giza

Standing tall as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza are perfectly befitting their grand title. Made up of three pyramids, all of which house a deceased Pharoah, there’s nothing quite like being in the presence of all the mystic and majesty of Ancient Egypt. 

Whilst you’re there, soak in the buzzing metropolis of Egypt, visiting the endless street markets, Coptic Museum, Tahrir Square and sampling some of their famous cuisine.

Go hiking in The Highlands

Easily reachable with a car or train, The Highlands offer a convenient challenge for keen hikers in the UK. The Great Glen Way spans a massive 125 kilometres from Fort William to Inverness. Of course, you can tackle it in sections and choose which parts you can manage. 

It’s still quite a drive so make the most of it by ticking off Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, or take a swim in Loch Ness… if you’re brave enough!