To discover why it’s well worth visiting Giza, Edinburgh and Santiago in 2019 on vacation this year, continue reading to discover a few must see attractions in each world class city.
The Best Travel Destinations 2019:
1. Giza, Egypt
Giza is home to several of Egypt’s most impressive monuments. The most famous of which is the Great Sphinx, which is a stone monument which features a lion’s body and a human head and which is thought to be over 4,500 years old.
While touring Giza, you’ll also have an opportunity to explore the Giza Necropolis, which is a historic area which boasts a collection of historic pyramids such as the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure. Both of which were built to house the remains of powerful pharaohs.
Also located in Giza is the Egyptian Museum, which contains 120,000 items, many of which were found in Egypt’s tombs by archeologists.
2. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and features a medieval old town and a Georgian new town, the latter of which features neoclassical architecture.
Overlooking Edinburgh is Edinburgh Castle which is perched up on a hill and which offers stunning views of both the old town ad the new town. Edinburgh Castle is well worth visiting as it is home to Scotland’s priceless crown jewels. Such as the Stone of Destiny, which was historically used in many of Scotland’s coronation ceremonies.
If you’re fascinated by history, also make sure to make time to tour the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a magnificent 16th century palace which was frequently used by the Stuarts. The Palace of Holyroodhouse is still important to this day as it is the official Scottish residence of Queen Elizabeth II.
Lastly, if you travel to this destination and enjoy hiking, head to the top of Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano which offers incredible views.
3. Santiago, Chile
Santiago is the capital city of Chile, in South America and is nestled at the bottom of the Andes Mountain Range. For the best views of Santiago, take a scenic gondola ride to the top of the Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, which is one of Santiago’s most picturesque parks. Also located in the Parque Metropolitan de Santiago is a large zoo, which is well worth visiting if you happen to have young children.
If you’re interested in viewing some of Santiago’s grand, historic buildings make sure to take a walk down the Plaza de Armas, a large city plaza which features countless statues and ornate historic buildings. If you enjoy touring palaces, also make sure to plan a trip to La Moneda Palace, which is the official office of the Chilean president.
If you choose to travel to Santiago in winter, it’s well worth planning a day trip to Valle Nevado, a nearby ski resort, which boasts numerous trails for all abilities. If you’ve never skied or snow boarded before, there’s no need to worry as Valle Nevado also offers lessons aimed at beginners.
Hopefully you’re now convinced that it’s well worth visiting Santiago, Edinburgh and Giza this year. As all three cities are packed full of exciting attractions and activities to explore.