Luxury Gold Unveils New 2022-23 Worldwide Collection

Luxury Gold has announced its new 2022-2023 Worldwide Collection of itineraries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The collection includes two new itineraries to France and Croatia, two new train journeys and an expanded collection of sustainable “Make Travel Matter Experiences.” There will be no more than 24 guests on every journey. Luxury Gold is also introducing more included choices, called “Journey, Your Way,” giving guests the opportunity to select local experiences to suit their interests.

More of Luxury Gold’s itineraries will also include “Make Travel Matter Experiences,” which are local excursions that give back to the communities visited and are aligned with the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

The trips will include a dedicated well-being director on departures with 15 or more guests (excluding tours to South Africa, Japan Australia and New Zealand), working alongside the traveling concierge and coach driver to provide support and assistance to guests. All trips include complimentary, private VIP door-to-door airport transfers with a chauffeur on the start and end dates of the tour.

Among the itineraries, the 12-day “Ultimate Southern France” itinerary will give guests a chance to explore the coasts of France and Monaco, starting their journey in the French Riviera with guided sightseeing of Monaco’s national treasure, Aix-En-Provence Cathedral. The trip includes a cruise to the Saint-Tropez and a stay at the 18th-century Châtau de Fonscolombe in Provence. A VIP experience includes a private concert at the Oratory Chapel in Avignon after dinner at the Michelin-starred La Vieille Fontaine. Guests can join a “Make Travel Matter Experience” in Les Baux and Arles during a visit to Château d’Estoublon, learning about organic farming practices and sample a selection of olive oils. While in Albi, guests can avail of “Journey, Your Way,” with the choice to visit the St. Cecilia Cathedral or the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum.

A Paris extension is available, traveling via the TGV train in first class for a three-night stay at Hôtel du Louvre, with a two-day museum pass to the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay.

The 14-day “Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast” involves a land journey and a week-long luxury cruise. Guests can explore Zagreb and visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, joining a “Make Travel Matter Experience” to learn about the park’s research work and conservation of its native species. Later, they’ll journey to the Opatija Riviera for views of the Adriatic Sea, a favorite seaside destination of the Austro-Hungarian elite in the 19th century. They can go hunting for truffles with a local farmer and his hound dogs in Istria, followed by a dinner at Michelin-starred Draga di Lovarna Restaurant. The VIP experience allows them to explore the Museum of Apoxyomenos after hours, giving access to its 2,000-year-old Greek bronze statue. In Dubrovnik, “Journey, Your Way” will offer them a choice to hike around the city walls, visit the museums in the Old Town, or chill at the hotel’s private beach at the Grand Villa Argentina.

A new tour version available on the 14-day “Spectacular South Africa with Rovos Rail” itinerary flies guests to Johannesburg for one night before they board the Rovos Rail for a three-night journey to Victoria Falls. Guests will start their journey in Cape Town with a five-night stay at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa with views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. On the VIP experience, they will join Christo Brand, a former prison guard of Nelson Mandela, for lunch and listen to stories about South Africa’s first Black President. The “Make Travel Matter Experience” will take guests to the Amy Foundation to witness how the lives of vulnerable young people are being transformed through empowering programs. Guests can look for the Big Five at Kruger National Park and with “Journey, Your Way,” they will have a choice to relax over high tea, or join a ranger for a guided bush walk.

A new tour version available on the 16-day “British Royale with Royal Scotsman” itinerary spends two additional nights in Edinburgh before boarding the luxury Royal Scotsman Railway for a four-night journey through the Highlands. Guests will experience Great Britain in all its glory starting in London, and join the Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London for a VIP after hours Ceremony of the Keys—a 700-year-old tradition. The trip includes a stay at the five-star Rubens at The Palace located directly across Buckingham Palace’s Royal Mews. In Bath, guests can choose to visit the Jane Austen Center or the Roman Baths and Georgian Pump Room, before tucking into a Michelin-starred dinner at Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park. Later, they can journey from Viking York to Castle Howard for high tea in the Grecian Hall, followed by a private tour of the castle after it closes. In Scotland, guests can avail of “Journey, Your Way,” in Edinburgh by choosing to explore the Real Mary King’s Close beneath the city or visit a whisky distillery and try a wee dram of Scottish firewater.

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