Luxury Gold Introduces 2019 Worldwide Collection of Journeys

Ashford Castle

Luxury Gold has announced its new 2019 worldwide collection, offering 55 luxury guided “Journeys Beyond the Ordinary,” with an emphasis on personalization and exclusivity. 

Luxury Gold’s magazine highlights the new itineraries in Great Britain, Ireland, Russia, New England and the Pacific Northwest; exclusive VIP experiences, such as the Chairman’s Collection; new Bespoke Journeys; and an array of enhanced trip amenities. Note: This year’s magazine launches two and a half months earlier than previous years, giving travel advisors additional opportunity to sell the itineraries. 

The Chairman’s Collection, personally curated by The Travel Corporation’s Chairman, Stanley Tollman, is a selection of travel experiences that offer an opportunity to meet notable locals such as Princess Anita von Hohenberg at her Austrian castle or make music in Nashville with Grammy award-winning musician Charlie McCoy. 

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Bespoke Journeys are another new offering for 2019, allowing travelers to create their own tailor-made independent itineraries in Greece, Ireland, Scotland and Africa. Additional trip enhancements are also being rolled out in 2019, such as Your Way, which allows guests to customize their journey with a choice of included experiences; and on days with "Relaxed Starts," guests can enjoy breakfast in their room at no extra charge. 

In 2019, guests can also begin taking advantage of My Luxury Gold, an online portal which enables them to touch base with their Traveling Concierge even before they depart on their vacation. Luxury Gold’s Traveling Concierges will continue to tailor every trip to each traveler’s preferences. 

Highlights of the new Luxury Gold collection, include these five new guided journeys: 

“Ultimate Ireland” 

On this 12-day adventure through Ireland, guests meet author and food critic Trevor White during an after-hours visit to The Little Museum of Dublin and receive a signed copy of his latest book. After exploring Dublin, they enjoy dinner at Michelin-starred L’Ecrivain restaurant, serving classic French cuisine. 

Guests end their journey with a two-night stay at the Ashford Castle in County Mayo, with a choice between an afternoon tea or a unique falconry experience at the oldest established falconry school in Ireland. 

“Castles & Kingdoms”

This 20-day trip through Britain and Ireland lets guests experience the exclusive Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London, which has been carried out by the Beefeaters every evening for the past 700 years. Guests also dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Bath and enjoy a VIP twilight picnic at the Royal Gardens in the Yorkshire countryside. 

On select departures, guests also take part in a special Chairman’s Collection experience where they meet the Duchess of Northumberland at her home, Alnwick Castle, and take a private tour of her restored gardens. 

“Remarkable Russia” 

This eight-day journey includes a private, after-hours visit to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, where guests sip champagne as they explore the palace of the czars with an art historian. In Moscow, guests explore the Grand Kremlin Palace and enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to the Royal Apartments, where they learn about the history of the czars. 

Guests who opt for the Trans-Siberian Express extension first spend an evening at the Ritz-Carlton Moscow, then continue their journey on board the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Expressfor an additional 13 days. 

“New England’s Magnificent Autumn” 

Guests enjoy New England’s scenic autumn landscapes, historical heritage, and regional cuisine on this 10-day itinerary. The trip includes a private, after-hours tour of the Norman Rockwell Museum, housing the largest collection of the artist’s illustrations, memorabilia and photography. 

In Lenox, they enjoy locally-inspired dishes and historical ambience at Table Six, one of the top-rated restaurants in the Berkshires. In New York City, they stay at the Essex House Hotel, whose Art Deco-style rooms overlook Central Park. 

“America’s Captivating Pacific Northwest”

The Pacific’s Northwest’s coastlines, artisanal flavors, and historic landmarks are experienced on this eight-day journey. Guests enjoy a Highlight Dinner at AQUA by El Gaucho, a waterfront dining spot in Seattle that showcases views of Elliott Bay. They relax at Seattle's historic Fairmont Olympic hotel, which has been in service for almost 100 years.

This article originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.

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