Travelling has the power to enrich your life in so many ways. It’s not just the places we take you, it’s the people you’re with, the experiences you share and the stories you hear along the way. The world's most exciting places will come alive when you travel with Luxury Gold. In addition to exploring the best of Europe and North America, with Luxury Gold, you can now visit Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and South America.
Engaging Exploration in Europe
If Europe has always been on your wish list, we have several itineraries that will give you the vacation of a lifetime in exceptional comfort and luxury. Your only challenge will be choosing which tour to go on first.
Let us introduce you to the most enticing and beguiling aspects of the Iberian Peninsula on our 13-day ‘Spain & Portugal in Style’ itinerary. For those with Italy in their sights, spend 12 magnificent days embracing the very best of Italian culture, cuisine and experiences, including visiting Rome, Tuscany and Venice with ‘Ultimate Italy’. If seeing the world-famous peaks of the Swiss Alps and adventuring on the Glacier Express sounds ideal to you, the ‘Majestic Switzerland’ tour will give you 10 days of total indulgence. Visiting the iconic Schönbrunn Palace out-of-hours is just one of many highlights you can enjoy in Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Warsaw as you venture on the 13-day ‘Harmony of Central Europe’ tour. Or if immersing yourself in both British and French culture appeals to you, embark on ‘The French Connection’ tour where you will have the opportunity to explore the diverse wonders of London, Dorset, the picturesque islands of Guernsey and Jersey, Mont-St-Michel and Paris. The ‘Luxurious London & Paris’ itinerary will give you a more in-depth understanding of life in both of these world-famous cities and you will even visit the Tower of London out-of-hours, to witness the ‘Ceremony of the Keys’ - an exclusive opportunity, by invitation only.
In 2017, certain departure dates are designated ‘small group departures’ with a maximum 24 guests.
Remarkable Journeys in Australia and New Zealand
These small group journeys of no more than 20 like-minded travellers will provide you with immersive experiences, in a luxurious and intimate group setting. You’ll travel in luxury small coaches or 4WD vehicles and stay in boutique retreats, local style lodges and resorts. Food and wine is sourced from local producers wherever possible to ensure our authentic dining experiences are the best in the region. Our fun and friendly Travelling Concierges or Driver Guides take care of everything, relieving the stress of holiday planning, but also allowing the flexibility to choose from a wide range of hands-on experiences. Luxury Gold guests in Australia and New Zealand travel with our sister brand, Inspiring Journeys. We leave you feeling fulfilled and relaxed, having made new friends and incredible memories.
Be Inspired in Indochina
With cultural influences from both India and China, the exhilarating delights of Indochina are steeped in a fascinating history. This vibrant area of South-east Asia offers a wealth of colourful, artistic expression, delectable dining and outstanding accommodation.
Share an 18-day, unforgettable adventure in a small group of no more than 26 guests. Venturing in this optimal group size will give you an intimate experience, enabling you to connect with your fellow travel companions and participate in some truly extraordinary activities. Highlights include: sightseeing in Saigon, via a private chartered speedboat; attending a traditional water puppet performance that is staged in a lotus pond, then meeting the puppet maker after the show; and even dining inside the History Museum after it closes to the public. If you are looking for an exceptional vacation, the ‘Inspiring Indochina’ itinerary is a must.
Embrace the Indian Sub-Continent
Find out about the beguiling culture, traditions and way of life within the Indian subcontinent by exploring India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan with Luxury Gold.
Exotic temples, regal palaces, colourful crafts, diverse cuisine and welcoming locals make for an unforgettable sensory experience. With a wealth of options to choose from, experiences like safely admiring the big game wildlife on a jeep safari, learning to cook traditional dishes, venturing inside a splendid palace, and partaking in the sacred Aarti ceremony in the Ganges at sunset are just a few of the highlights you can enjoy with Luxury Gold. Whichever itinerary you select, have peace of mind that you will be indulged with incredible hotels, staying in exceptional comfort and luxury, and savouring truly incredible cuisine.
Astounding Travel in South America
Mystical ancient cities, spirited communities and stunning natural wonders await you in South America.
Whether you choose the 11-day ‘Classic South America’ tour or the 22-day ‘Grand Tour of South America’, you can rest assured that your accommodation will be exquisite, with both itineraries including the opportunity to stay in the luxurious Belmond das Cataratas – the only hotel inside the National Park, adjacent to the immense Iguassu Falls. Expansive landscapes ranging from luscious rainforests to snow-capped mountains, and white sandy beaches to majestic glaciers, will leave you awestruck by the sheer beauty of this incredible continent.
Luxury Gold tours will introduce you to remarkable people with diverse lifestyles: Bob Nadkarni, owner of ‘The Maze’ (the most famous jazz club in South America); and the tribal representative of the indigenous Guarani community, while Michelin-starred dining and captivating exploration only add to this first-rate travel experience.
Adventuring Awaits in North America
With six time zones, abundant wildlife and dramatically contrasting landscapes, North America is the perfect setting for adventure. Depending on the length of time you would like to spend exploring this fascinating country, Luxury Gold offers a number of tours lasting between 8 and 21 days.
In addition to the famous Rocky Mountains, on the ‘Majesty of the Rockies’ itinerary, a Local Expert will guide you through diverse National Parks. You can also experience the very best of Vancouver, savour Zagat-rated
cuisine, partake in a Tea Workshop led by a master-blender, hear real-life stories from a local Mountie, and admire irresistible views from the five-diamond, luxury Four Seasons Whistler Resort.
For an appreciation of the intriguing fusion between French and Canadian culture, the ‘Indulgence in Eastern Canada’ itinerary will take you on a romantic journey through the picturesque, historic cities of Eastern Canada, including Ottawa, Quebec and Toronto. Added to these multiple options for your Canadian vacation, you have the choice to extend your journey, customising it with a ride on-board the ‘Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service’ train, visit the world’s largest rodeo with the ‘Calgary Stampede’ or take in the ocean view from the ‘Alaska Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise’.