The top 50 most sought after travel experiences have been revealed

Over the years, the advances in transport and inventions such as AirBnB have made travel far more attainable and desirable. And while we used to just hope to see one of the wonders of the world before we die, now we want to see all seven.

Our travel needs and desires have grown greatly with the knowledge that anything upon anything is possible, and nowhere is really out of reach. So it makes sense that as a nation we have a set of travel experiences we most hope to live through. In fact, a new survey of 2000 adults conducted by Lottoland, has revealed that experiences such as visiting Chernobyl, riding on the Orient Express, and walking the Great Wall Of China are all up there. Other places featured in the list include Japan, Lapland, and Alaska.

A spokeswoman for Lottoland said of their findings: “Travelling to far-flung destinations and experiencing some of what the wonderful world has to offer has become more popular than ever before.”

“Brits are now ditching traditional sunny beach holidays in favour of more remote destinations which offer never-seen-before activities, sights and scenery.”

Take a look at the full list of the top 50 experiences below, and prepare to start your own travel bucket list!

  1. See the Northern Lights

2. Travel on the Orient Express

3. Drive Route 66

4. Walk along the Great Wall of China

5. Go on safari in Africa

6. Go on a cruise around the Caribbean

7. Pay your respects at Auschwitz

8. Go to Disneyworld in Florida

9. Stay in an over-water bungalow in the Maldives

10. Have a ride in a helicopter over the Grand Canyon

11. See Mount Fuji in Japan

12. Go island hopping in Greece

13. Visit the Seven Wonders of the World

14. Go to a casino in Las Vegas

15. See a bear in Canada

16. Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

17. See Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii

18. Travel anywhere on a first class private jet

19. Visit the orangutan sanctuary in Borneo

20. Step foot on all seven continents

21. Climb Machu Picchu

22. Swim with Sea Turtles in Hawaii

23. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower

24. Go whale watching in California

25. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge

26. See icebergs in Greenland

27. Visit Easter Island

28. Stay in an ice hotel in Norway

29. Visit the Hobbit set in New Zealand

30. Float in the Dead Sea

31. Eat in a Michelin starred restaurant on holiday

32. Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef

33. Swim with dolphins in Orlando

34. Visit Ayers Rock/Uluru

35. See Christ the Redeemer in Brazil

36. Visit the WWII Battlefields

37. See Father Christmas in Lapland

38. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway

39. Travel alone just for the experience (not work)

40. Climb the Empire State Building

41. See a performance at the Sydney Opera House

42. Bathe elephants in Thailand

43. Visit Chernobyl

44. Stay in the underwater hotel in Dubai

45. Climb Table Mountain in South Africa

46. Camp in the Rocky Mountains

47. Watch sea turtles hatch in Borneo

48. See the puffins on Lundy Island

49. Go to Dubrovnik to see the Game of Thrones set

50. Go fishing in Alaska