London – UK (LHR) to Beijing – China (PEK) Return Ticket
Price: £ 316.09
Average Fare: £ 680.00
Savings: £ 363.91
Airline: China Southern Airlines
Date: 7.03.2018 to 12.03.2018
- The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest sights in the world — the longest wall in the world, an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Its winding path over rugged country and steep mountains take in some great scenery.
- The Forbidden City is the largest palace in the world. It is also China’s best-preserved imperial palace and the essence and culmination of traditional Chinese architectural accomplishment. In 1987 the palace was nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, and it is also recognized as one of the five most important palaces in the world.
- Beijing Municipality has a population of almost 20 million, covering 16,800 square kilometers (or 6,487 miles). The city proper has a population of almost 12 million people, but it is likely that this data doesn’t include many migrant workers coming from all over the country to look for work.
- Beijing Capital International Airport is second only in the world following Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and the busiest in Asia, so you should have no trouble finding a flight.
- One of the biggest sights in the city is the Olympic Park, built for the Summer Olympics in 2008. China’s National Stadium, or the Bird’s Nest, as it has become known, is the world’s largest steel structure and the most complex stadium ever constructed. It is “one of the key engineering marvels in the world today.”
Amsterdam – NL (AMS) to Livingstone – Zambia (LIV) Return Ticket
Price: £ 322.97
Average Fare: £ 680.00
Savings: £ 357.03
Airline: British Airlines
Date: 20.09.2017 to 07.10.2017
Note: London stopover
- Zambia boasts Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
- Lusaka is the capital of Zambia. It is home to the Freedom Statue that commemorates Zambia’s struggle for independence, Munda Wanga Environmental Park admin the Lilayi Elephant Nursery cares for orphaned elephants.
- The city of Chingola is the found in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. This place is popular for having the second largest open cast mine on the entire globe. The Nchanga Open Pit Mine is often visited by tourists to marvel at the trails that go as deep as four hundred meters. Information about these mines can be easily found throughout the city.
- Lake Kariba is so huge that in certain parts of it, unknowing visitors think they are looking at the ocean.
- Because of the Victoria Falls’ spray, the forest beside it receives “rain” 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
London – UK (LHR) to Auckland – New Zealand (AKL) Return Ticket
Price: £ 408.63
Average Fare: £ 760.00
Savings: £ 351.37
Date: 06.11.2018 to 19.11.2018
New Zealand Facts
- Blue Lake, in Nelson Lakes National Park, has the clearest water in the world.
- New Zealand is a popular summer destination, both for overseas and domestic visitors. This is partly due to the fascinating Maori culture, amazing scenery and also the huge success of the films “The Lord of the Rings” and the upcoming “The Hobbit“.
- In NZ you will hear the word “Kiwi” quite a lot – on the one hand, there is the native flightless bird and the Kiwi Fruit but on the other hand, it is also used as a slang term for a New Zealander
- Auckland is the largest Polynesian city in the world and is also known as “the city of sails”. It has more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world
- The Te Waikoropupū Springs (known as Pupū Springs) discharge 3,698 gallons (14,000 liters) of water per second and are the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand, are the largest cold water springs in the Southern Hemisphere, and contain the clearest water ever measured outside of Antarctica.
London – UK (LHR) to Hong Kong (HKG) Return Ticket
Price: £ 314.20
Average Fare: £ 640.00
Savings: £ 325.80
Date: 01.05.2018 to 08.05.2018
Hong Kong Facts
- The Peak Tram became the first cable funicular in Asia in 1888 and remains one of the steepest and oldest cable railroads in the world. An average of over 11,000 people rides the Peak Tram every day or more than 4 million annually.
- Hong Kong Disneyland, which opened in 2005, is the third Disney theme park outside the US and the first in China.
- It has the world’s most affordable Michelin star rates dishes at less than USD2 per dish.
- Mongkok has the world’s highest population density with an average of 130,000 people per square kilometre.
- The longest bi-cable aerial ride in Asia is Ngong Ping 360. This 25-minute ride from Tung Chung offers stunning views of Lantau Island including the Ngong Ping Village, Giant Buddha, Po Lin Monastery and Wisdom Path.
London – UK (STN) to Rabat – Marocco (RBA) Return Ticket
Price: £ 43.98
Average Fare: £ 120.00
Savings: £ 76.02
Date: 26.04.2018 to 03.05.2018
- Located on the coast of Morocco, far away from popular tourist cities like Fes and Marrakech, and without the name brand of Casablanca, Rabat sometimes doesn’t get much love. However, this historic city has plenty to see for history buffs and there are many secrets that archaeologists still haven’t figured out about its long past.
- The area around Rabat was populated by Romans and there are lots of ruins to prove it. One of the two primary Roman roads in Morocco extended all the way to the Atlantic to Chellah (known as Sala Colonia in Roman times), where you can still see the ancient ruins and pillars that were left by the civilization.
- While it might not have the crazy medinas of Fez or Marrakech, it’s still considered an imperial city. It was founded by Yaqub al-Mansur to make it his capital, but the plan was abandoned after his death in favour of leaving Marrakech as the capital.
- While some cities might get a building or two declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rabat lucked out and had the entire Medina named one in 2012. That’s a large chunk of land, and hopefully, the new designation will keep the area well-preserved for centuries to come.
- There are several families (called Rbatis) that have lived in the city for centuries. The original families came from the High Atlas mountains along with Yaqub al-Mansur after he founded the city all the way back in the 12th century.
London – UK (LHR) to Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia (KUL) Return Ticket
Price: £ 297.48
Average Fare: £ 640.00
Savings: £ 343.52
Date: 16.04.018 to 08.05.2018
- The biggest roundabout in the world is located at Putrajaya in Malaysia. It is 2.2 miles (3.5 km) in diameter.
- Malaysia’s currency is called the ringgit, which means “jagged” in Malay, and originally referred to the separated edges of Spanish silver dollars widely circulated in the region.
- One of the indigenous fruits found in Malaysia is the pomelo (Citrus maxima), which is the largest citrus fruit in the world. It can reach the size of a small football and weighs from 2.2–6.7 lbs. (1–3 kg).
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has recorded 200 rainy days in a year. The city of Kuching in Sarawak holds the unenviable record of rainy days in a year with 253.
- The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were the world’s tallest buildings from 1998–2004. They are still regarded as the world’s tallest “twin” buildings. The two buildings are joined by a sky bridge at levels 41 and 41, which are 558 feet (170 m) off the ground