Want a holiday to remember this year? With all the major events and exciting new worldwide travel offerings in 2023, this year’s sure to pack a punch! So plan ahead with us to find out how you can get in on all the action and get in touch to include a once in a lifetime trip in your diary. Here are our top tips for where and when to travel in 2023:
The King’s Coronation in London
The coronation of King Charles III will not only be one of the biggest events of 2023 but will also be among the most historic events of the century. Unless you’re an A-lister, the ceremony isn’t open to the public, though traditionally there’s a procession through the streets of London afterwards. So if you want to witness history in the making, hop on over to the UK in early May for when King Charles III is crowned. Why not slot in a guided tour of the UK's iconic sights while you're there?
See Sporting Royalty in France
France is the place to be for sport this year with the Rugby World Cup to be held from September to the end of October. Matches will be played at stadiums across the country - from Paris to Marseille and Lyon to Lille – so if you need an excuse for a French road trip, this is it! If soaking up the European summer sun on the French Riviera is more your style, there’s also a reinvented tennis Hopman Cup being played in Nice throughout July. Add in the staples of French sporting highlights like Roland Garros and the Tour de France and you’ll be onto a winner!
Holiday Close to Home for the FIFA Women’s World Cup
If you’re looking for a holiday that's closer to home but still has world-class sport on the agenda, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be jointly co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand in July and August. From the beautiful beaches of Sydney to the sophisticated cultural capital of Melbourne, the natural beauty surrounding Auckland to the stunning heritage of Dunedin, each of the nine host cities offers a different perspective. So whether you want to take the scenic route to follow your favourite team or enjoy a short city break, there’s many a way to incorporate this event into your itinerary.
Visit the Brand New Grand Egyptian Museum
After years of delays, Giza’s long-awaited Grand Egyptian Museum looks set to open in 2023! The monumental undertaking begun 20 years ago and houses 12 exhibition halls and 100,000 artifacts, including more than 5,000 treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun himself. The new museum - colloquially known as the ‘GEM’ - is located within sight of the famous Pyramids of Giza and celebrates the country’s ancient cultural heritage like never before. If Egypt is still on your travel wish list, with a new attraction such as this, 2023 is the year to tick it off!
Celebrate Disney Turning 100 in California
All the Disney-fanatics out there, this one’s for you. The celebration of the 100th anniversary of Disney is a year-long and worldwide event, but Disneyland Resort in California will be right at the centre of it. New night-time entertainment is being introduced to mark the occasion, including a new fireworks show and a new version of ‘World of Colour’ - a show weaved with water, fire, light, music and a kaleidoscope of colours. The ‘Magic Happens’ parade returns in spring and a new ‘Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway’ ride is also set to open as part of the festivities. So if you've longed to visit Mickey and Co. at Disneyland, this year is set to be one filled with even more magic than usual.
Ready to start mapping out your 2023 travels? Get in touch with your local Travellers Choice agent