Skydives, Ice Bars on the Beach & More: The Top 5 Coolest Holiday Experiences

Your flights are booked, the hotel is expecting you and now you’re ready to create a custom-made holiday that will help you explore your destination – well, look no further than our brand-new Experiences!

Luxury Escapes now offers a curated collection of hand-picked in-destination activities, helping you add anything from wine tastings to theatre shows and even skydives to your holiday. Experiences can be purchased when booking your next Luxury Escape.

To learn more about Experiences and how to book them for your next Luxury Escape, click here.

Let us introduce you to our top pick of LE Experiences – get ready to feel inspired…

Get an adrenaline high with a skydive in Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Anyone brave enough to take a literal leap of faith will be rewarded with exclusive views of Lake Taupo and its scenic highlights when booking this incredible experience.

Take a 10-minute private helicopter flight with Heli Adventure Flights from their Huka Falls base, passing over the mighty Huka Falls, Waikato River, Aratiatia Dam, stunning Lake Taupo and so much more.

You’ll touch down at the Taupo Tandem Skydiving base where it’s time to get ready for some real adventure… a skydive! Experience the sensation of free-falling for up to 60 seconds with a 15,000 ft skydive – with complimentary exit photo included.

Learn to cook like a local in Ubud, Bali

One of the best ways to learn about a country’s culture is through its food – which is why a cooking class in Ubud will take you closer to Bali than ever before. Let a local talk you through the fresh ingredients and traditional methods used to create delicious dishes – then try and taste some for yourself!

Test your palate with exclusive wine tastings throughout Australia

Australia is brimming with gourmet food and wine experiences, from Victoria’s Yarra Valley to New South Wales’ Hunter Valley and South Australia’s Margaret River region.

The esteemed Leeuwin Estate in Margaret River is one of our top picks, welcoming guests with a glass of sparkling on arrival, then moving on to a tasting of five iconic Estate wines with matching canapés and a three-course lunch with wine pairings. Simply add wine and gourmet experiences when booking domestic packages.

Cool off at the world’s first beach ice bar in Barcelona, Spain

Image credit: Icebarcelona on Facebook

It’s 35°C and you’re looking for a way to cool off from the Spanish sun. Sure, you could jump in the pool, but wouldn’t it be more fun to try something new? That’s where Icebarcelona comes in – the world’s first ice bar on the beach.

This unique establishment keeps the temperature turned down to -5°C and was designed by internationally renowned artists. The lounge’s sculptures are renewed every year, in order to offer something different every time you visit.

A complimentary drink is included in your experience and there’s even a special Romance Package, which ends with a bottle of cava and chocolates served at your private table on the beach.

Enjoy VIP lounge access, even when flying economy in Australia

Lounges are usually the preserve of those lucky enough to be flying business or first class – but now, everyone can enjoy the tranquillity of an exclusive space away from the crowds, where the wine and the Wi-Fi is complimentary.

Those flying out of Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane can now check into The House Lounge, offering white-linen, à la carte dining, free-flow, award-winning wines and cocktails, barista coffee, refreshing showers and unlimited Wi-Fi, newspapers and glossy magazines.

Simply add The House Lounge (or My Lounge in Brisbane) access to your next LE package and get ready for VIP treatment before takeoff.

Immerse yourself in The Australian Ballet in Melbourne, Australia

Image credit: The Australian Ballet on Facebook

Sophisticated escapism comes in the form of The Australian Ballet, Australia’s largest ballet company since 1962. Keep your eyes peeled for options to add tickets to the latest shows, a fabulous way to enhance your city breaks.

To learn more about Experiences and how to book them for your next Luxury Escape, click here.


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