Dream holidays take you to the breathtaking places you've seen in magazines and on social media but have always wanted to experience for yourself.
They're ideal for ticking amazing places off your bucket list as you witness rare events, like wildlife encounters and natural phenomena, and visit heavenly destinations around the world.
To help you plan your next dream holiday, we thought we'd bring you some of the most amazing ideas or 2022 and 2023.
Our carefully curated selection are one-of-a-kind, exclusive and give you the chance to travel with like-minded Good Housekeeping readers - as well as a few of your favourite celebrities and experts.
From seeing Japan during the picture-perfect cherry blossom season to gliding through Scotland's Hollywood-worthy scenery on a steam train, these are the places to tick off your holiday wish list. Check out the dream holidays to experience at least once.
1. Glide through natural scenery on Canada's Rocky Mountaineer
When it comes to the greatest train journeys in the world, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer train is up there with the likes of the Royal Scotsman and the Trans-Siberian Express. This epic train travels through the majestic Rocky Mountains, taking in superb destinations like Lake Louise, Jasper, Whistler and Calgary, while allowing you to spot amazing wildlife, including grizzly bears, bald eagles, elk and big-horned sheep.
One of the best ways to experience the train is by starting with a city break in Vancouver, where you can explore one of the world's best places to live and enjoy its fabulous attractions and lifestyle. On Good Housekeeping's exclusive train tour, you'll start in Vancouver, ride the Rocky Mountaineer and spend time in Banff and Calgary for a true Canadian adventure.
Alternatively, you can experience the Rocky Mountaineer's new USA route on a fabulous Southwest adventure, visiting multiple national parks and Las Vegas, too.
3. Discover the flavours of France's Rhone region with James Martin... Or Raymond Blanc
One of the things we love about Europe is that it's packed with wonderful waterways that make for a pleasing river cruise through some the continent's superb gastronomic regions. France is an excellent place to relax on a gourmet river cruise and the magnificent Rhone allows you to explore the country's gastronomic capital Lyon, sail past the vineyards of Tournon and taste the Provençal flavours of Avignon.
It's also the ideal place to explore with a TV chef, which is why Good Housekeeping is inviting you to join James Martin on an eight-day river cruise holiday in the Rhone in October 2022, where you'll meet the star, join an exclusive cooking demonstration and get to ask him questions.
Alternatively, you can join the legendary Raymond Blanc in the Rhone to experience the summer flavours of the region in July 2022, with the chance to meet the chef and take part in a Q&A session.
4. Soak up the romance of Venice and attend an exclusive Russell Watson concert
One of the world's most romantic cities, Venice is a classic European hotspot. The enchanting destination is one every Italophile needs to visit at least one. There's St Mark's Square, Doge's Palace and Rialto Bridge to explore, plus more. Foodies will be in their element, with a visit to Rialto's food markets, and if you're looking to get out of the centre, you can venture to the islands of Burano and Murano to discover their colourful architecture.
Russell Watson is joining Good Housekeeping readers on a boutique music-themed cruise around Venice, where he will give a private talk and host an exclusive live concert.
5. Make like Harry Potter in the Scottish Highlands
If you're looking for a staycation like nothing else, a trip to Scottish Highlands offers all the goods. Here, you can take to the spectacular 21-arch Glenfinnan Viaduct, which was a location of the Harry Potter films and take in the impressive sight of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, as you ride the Jacobite, one of the greatest railway journeys in the world.
The Highlands make for a great spot to experience Britain's wild beauty and Good Housekeeping's dream holiday is one way to see its glorious scenery on the steam train ride of your childhood dreams.
6. Have the icy adventure of a lifetime in Antarctica
For a cold adventure like nothing else, Antarctica offers the dream holiday of a lifetime. Once a destination that was out of reach (and budget) for travellers, the most discerning of explorers can visit the incredible White Content on an expedition cruise in February. Making your way through Drake Passage, before attempting landings at several sites to show you the incredible diversity of landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica, this will be the most unforgettable trip you've ever taken.
From spotting orcas, humpback and minke whales, leopard seals and a variety of penguins up close, to having access to activity equipment, including trekking poles and kayaks, so you can experience life as a true explorer, Good Housekeeping's exclusive and sustainable trip with Antarctica expert Hurtigruten is one to book for a unique travel experience.
7. Take in the beauty of the cherry blossom season on a cruise around Japan
A natural wonder that only occurs for a few weeks each spring, the Japanese cherry blossom is a seriously big deal and a must-have on your travel bucket list for its sheer beauty you can only truly appreciate by being there. Tokyo's parks offer many cherry blossom viewing opportunities, while you'll want to get out of the capital to see the flowers in bloom.
On Good Housekeeping's 15-day Japanese cruise holiday in March 2023, you can see the stunning blooms in Okinawa, Kyoto, Tokyo, Mount Fuji and more. You'll have plenty of time to take in all the culture, tick the highlights off your list and venture to South Korea to explore more of Asia's beauty.
8. Experience an authentic paddle wheel steamboat in America's Deep South
America is packed with incredible travel experiences but one that really stands out for us is a journey through the Deep South along the Mississippi River on a paddle wheel steamboat. This is your chance to spend a few nights on a traditional ship that harks back to the sophisticated style of the American Victorian era, with its shining woodwork, fresh flowers and antiques.
On Good Housekeeping's nine-day break, you'll spend seven nights cruising the river on a paddle wheel steamboat American Queen as you explore the likes of New Orleans, Natchez and Memphis. You'll visit charming towns, taste amazing food from the region and visit historic mansions.
9. Glide through the Swiss Alps on the Glacier Express
If you don't have the time or energy to travel halfway across the world to experience a dream holiday, there's good news - you don't have to! Just a short hop away in Switzerland, you can ride an iconic red train that makes its way through snow-covered forests, Alpine valleys and over stunning bridges.
Known as the slowest express train in the world, the Glacier Express offers a magical winter break. It's wonderful in autumn too, when you can see the changing colours of the seasons and witness the natural beauty of the Alps. On our terrific trip, you'll ride the train, explore the underrated city of Bern and enjoy a lake cruise.
10. Discover Holland's tulips with Adam Frost ... or attend the must-see Floriade Expo with Charlie Dimmock
You won't find a better time to visit the Netherlands than spring, when tulip season arrives, bringing colourful fields full of the blooming flowers. It's when you can visit the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens to see the millions of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Elsewhere, the canals, windmills and streets of Amsterdam are also at their most beautiful.
Good Housekeeping's unique, spring-time trip to Holland takes you to visit the country's famous flower fields with Gardeners' World presenter Adam Frost. You'll get to hear his tips and tricks to use in your own garden as you take in the culture and scenery of this wonderful part of Europe.
Alternatively, you can see the tulips and visit the once-in-a-decade Floriade Expo in may 2022, with TV gardener Charlie Dimmock joining you on the tour. The huge garden festival is one of the biggest shows of 2022, with six months of exhibitions, marvellous attractions and arts and culture events to explore. During a trip to Holland with Charlie Dimmock, you'll get to pick up expert tips and hear her gardening stories.
11. Experience the magic of Scotland's Royal Scotsman
For something you'll find on many British bucket lists, a ride on the Royal Scotsman invites you to enjoy the glamour of vintage train travel while discovering Scotland's spectacular scenery. If shimmering lochs and gourmet dining is your thing, then this is the dream holiday for you. The mahogany-clad cars, Edwardian elegance and comforts of a country house - this is no ordinary train ride. The Royal Scotsman has 10 intricately designed carriages, which include a fabulous spa, for a unique train holiday.
Good Housekeeping has an exclusive holiday on the Royal Scotsman in spring 2022, including three nights on the train, all meals (from full Scottish breakfasts to lunches and four-course dinners with cheeseboards), guided tours and excursions and a 24-hour steward service.
12. Witness the one-of-a-kind Galapagos Islands with Kate Humble
Few places will inspire, enthral and amaze you like the remote Galapagos Islands, home to 9,000 species of flora and fauna. These fascinating islands, around 600 miles from mainland Ecuador, are where you can travel in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, who was inspired by them and wrote The Origin of Species. With a lack of predators, the unique wildlife ranges from blue-footed boobies and sea turtles to giant tortoises and sea lions - it's the ultimate dream holiday for wildlife-lovers.
For an exclusive trip to the Galapagos islands in October 2022, you can join TV's Kate Humble, who will talk about the Galapagos and help you explore the islands to the fullest - because who better to explore this paradise than a wildlife presenter? Good Housekeeping's incredible, celebrity-led tour takes place over 11 days.
Can't wait until October 2022? Try our Galapagos cruise without Kate, with various alternative dates throughout 2022.
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