If you’ve been the same age for the last seven or so years, these trips might not be for you, but for anyone who sees significant birthdays and anniversaries as a barely disguised excuse for a party, then read on….

There are few forays abroad as fun as taking out a beautiful property in its entirety and packing it full of friends (and sometimes even relatives), all of whom are there to pay homage to how wonderful you look for 21 or 30 or 50 or 100, or how well your marriage/civil partnership/cohabitation has stood the test of time.

Our choice of exclusive hire options ranges from romantic riads in the Marrakech medina to Andalucian haciendas and others further afield, and all of which we have visited personally and recommend highly.

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Original Thinking

Original Travel has a selection of magical properties that are small enough (or large enough, if you’re really splashing out) to take as a private hire.

Eleanor, Original Traveller

Where to go

Zebra galloping through the bush

Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

The Kruger is South Africa’s oldest and largest nature reserve, covering an area of 7,700 square miles, roughly the same size as Wales.

Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands
Amalfi Coast View, Italy

The Amalfi Coast & Cilento

Enjoy fine food, cliffs, coves, and hilltop towns such as Positano or Amalfi or in unspoilt Puglia.

The Amalfi Coast & Cilento
Marcus Aurelius Column, Rome

Rome

The world’s greatest open-air museum is also one of the most alluring and vibrant of modern cities.

Rome
Budapest

Budapest

Arguably the most beautiful city in Middle Europe, Budapest is the perfect urban Big Short Break destination.

Budapest
Provence & the Cote D'Azur

Provence & the Cote D'Azur

Brigitte Bardot first popularised the bikini on the beaches of the Cote d'Azur, and close by but a world away, Van Gogh and Cézanne drew inspiration from the landscapes of Provence inland.

Provence & the Cote D'Azur
Bordeaux & The Dordogne

Bordeaux & The Dordogne

Vineyard visits, spectacular chateaux, wine tasting and luxury accommodation; what more could a person want?

Bordeaux & The Dordogne
France

France

France is essentially the perfect destination for a luxury holiday – a fact born out by the statistics that the country is the most visited on earth year after year.

France

Where to stay

Ariara Island

Ariara Island

Escape to the ultimate 'off-the-beaten track' destination - Ariara Island is a private island paradise, available for let and yours to share with whomsoever you choose.

Ariara Island
Chongwe River House

Chongwe River House

Chongwe River House is a spectacularly designed private house located on the banks of the Chongwe River, a tributary of the Zambezi.

Chongwe River House
Kurland Villa, luxury hotel in South Africa

Kurland Villa

Home to Peter and Dianne Behr, owners of the Kurland Hotel Polo Estate, Kurland Villa has been in the family for three generations. Set in park like surroundings in a secluded location, it is ideal for families and friends looking for a private and exclusive getaway.

Kurland Villa
Château de Bagnols

Château de Bagnols

Dating from the 13th century, this five-star property is one of France’s finest château-hotels, set amongst vineyards, forests and green hills in the heart of the Beaujolais countryside. Following a renovation at the beginning of 2012, Château de Bagnols is now even better and more beautiful than ever.

Château de Bagnols
El Fenn

El Fenn

El Fenn is a stylish boutique hotel located next to the Bab el Ksour – one of the gateways to the bustling medina of Marrakech and only five minutes’ walk from the main square, Djemaa el-Fna.

El Fenn

Dave, Eleanor, Saskia and Miranda are our 'Celebrate!' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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