Virtuoso Reveals Its Top 10 Wanderlist Experiences For 2020

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Flying around the world in a private jet
is one of Virtuoso's Top 10 "Wanderlist" experiences for 2020.

Virtuoso has released its selection of "Wanderlist" experiences as part of the 2020 Virtuoso Luxe Report, an annual survey of the luxury travel network’s 20,000 travel advisors that highlights insights and observations for travel in the year ahead.

Here are the experiences and destinations that made the list:

  1. Surf Sydney's Bondi Beach, located just outside the city centre and popular with locals and visitors alike. Serious surfers hang out at the southern end of the beach, while novices occupy the northern stretch, where waves are often smaller.
  2. Bondi Beach.

  3. Head to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics, taking place 24JUL-9AUG. Japan continues to trend in 2020 with Virtuoso, finding itself on two Luxe Report lists for global and emerging destinations. Beyond the Games, travellers can discover Japan’s scenery, dynamic cities, culinary delights and cultural heritage.
  4. Witness the Great Migration in Tanzania and Kenya, where millions of zebras, wildebeest and antelope traverse the landscape in search of food and water while attempting to elude predators such as lions and crocodiles.
  5. Live like a local in Italy, the Luxe Report’s top global destination of 2020. As authenticity is one of Virtuoso's top trends for the year, travellers can immerse themselves in the Italian lifestyle.
  6. Support the Bahamas after the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian, which severely damaged Grand Bahama and Abaco islands in SEP. Tourism comprises 60% of the nation’s economy and revenues from visitors boost recovery efforts.
  7. Fly around the world via private jet, bypassing commercial airports and touching down at destinations such as Easter Island, Petra, Jordan and the Taj Mahal. Country-hop in style on a specially outfitted jet with leather seats and attentive on-board crew.
  8. Explore the pristine landscape of Antarctica. The continent was voted the top adventure destination in the 2020 Luxe Report, as travellers seek out destinations with unspoiled scenery. Travellers can kayak with humpback whales, watch penguins in their natural habitat or take a dip in the frigid waters.
  9. Sail through the Panama Canal. This century-old engineering marvel is impressive up close on a full transit cruise, where the ship sails though the canal. It takes a day to traverse the 80 kilometres of locks as the ship makes its way from ocean to ocean.
  10. Enjoy what Virtuoso calls "the slow-down trend of the year": rail travel. The Canadian Rockies unfold before passengers with a train journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Gaze at panoramic surroundings through the glass-dome coaches, savour local cuisine, and learn about natural and historic sites along the way.
  11. Venture to an uninhabited island in Tonga for an unplugged escape. This Polynesian kingdom is comprised of 140 islands without residents, as well as a temperate climate and tropical scenery. Guest can relax on a private beach, snorkel and explore jungles.

Tonga's island of Ha'apai.