Top travel picks for the super rich

2013-07-03 15:15
For globetrotters with bottomless budgets, Australia, Paris, and a cruise around the world represent ideal luxury getaways.

That's according to the 8 000 readers of luxury travel magazine Virtuoso Life, who identified their favorite destinations and bucket list experiences in the 7th annual Travel Dreams Survey.

It's the third year in a row that the Land Down Under topped the survey's ‘dream destination' category.

Australia is followed by Italy and New Zealand.

Here's how the survey results stacked up:

Top Trips of a Lifetime

1. Taking a world cruise
2. Renting a European villa
3. Photographing the 'Big Five' during an African safari
4. Renting a private island in the Caribbean
5. Calling on all seven continents
6. Galapagos Islands expedition
7. Staying in Europe's top hotel suites
8. Antarctic cruise
9. Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage
10. Chartering a private jet

Top 10 Dream Destinations

1. Australia
2. Italy
3. New Zealand
4. Ireland
5. France
6. South Africa
7. The Caribbean
8. Greece
9. England
10. French Polynesia

Fantasy Islands

1. Greek Islands
2. Hawaiian Islands
3. Fiji
4. The Caribbean
5. Galapagos Islands

Where to make dinner reservations:

1. Paris
2. Rome
3. Florence
4. New York City
5. New Orleans

Cities that excite:

1. Paris
2. Rome
3. London
4. Sydney
5. Barcelona

Best trips for two

1. Mediterranean cruise
2. Paris in April
3. Caribbean resort stay
4. Roman holiday
5. California wine country

Where to set sail

1. European river/canal
2. The Mediterranean
3. Alaska
4. Australia/New Zealand
5. World cruise

Favorite family vacations

1. African safari
2. Alaskan cruise
3. Ireland's castles and countryside
4. Galapagos Islands
5. US national parks

Read more on:    travel international

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

SHARE: publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel


#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.