The Luxury Gold Collection, proudly presented by The Travel Corporation, offers exceptional tours for small groups – on average, 20 guests and no more than 24 – featuring immersive journeys and unique VIP experiences. A Traveling Concierge, fluent in the host country's language, accompanies every group and tailors the experience to your desires. Choosing such a tour offers discerning guests the opportunity to create a singular, bespoke vacation.
This worldwide Collection provides unforgettable stays at magnificent hotels – such as Ashford Castle in Ireland, The Leela Palace in Udaipur, India, and the spectacular Lion Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. With elegant surroundings, the most desirable locations, and high service standards, each hotel provides guests with the finest luxurious comforts. And there are multiple-night stays in many iconic cities and breathtaking countryside settings to enhance your enjoyment and ensure a leisurely, relaxing trip.
Here's an opportunity to vacation with like-minded fellow travellers and enjoy exceptional dining highlights. Fine cuisine is an integral part of travel, and the Luxury Gold Collection places great importance on delivering outstanding dining experiences in various ways during your tour. Savour culinary experiences such as lunch in a vineyard, dinner at a renowned Michelin-starred restaurant, private cooking classes, traditional afternoon teas, and rustic farm-to-table dining with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and meals prepared by culinary masters. Even when you dine on your own on Your Choice Evening, the skilled concierge will recommend local restaurants that have been highly researched and vetted to suit all tastes.
Travel to South Africa, Central America, India, and down under to Australia and New Zealand, or stay closer to home and enjoy the USA and Canada. Choose a tour in Europe, Egypt, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, and enjoy some of the most popular trips, including British Royale, Spain and Portugal in Style, Castles and Kingdoms, and Elegance of the Nile.
Unique VIP experiences are curated expressly for Luxury Gold guests. They include such fantastic opportunities as a private, after-hours tour of The Tower of London, a private visit to the Temple of Luxor, touring the Doge's Palace in Venice after it closes, and sipping afternoon tea in the private living room of one of India's Maharajas. These memorable, sometimes unexpected, once-in-a-lifetime moments are designed to enhance the whole experience and exceed your expectations.
If you choose a Luxury Gold tour, you’ll appreciate how the company blends carefully planned activities with unexpected discoveries curated to delight and surprise. And enough personal time ensures your curiosity, tastes, and whims will be satisfied.
The Collection also offers fantastic Rail Journeys to enhance your trip on select itineraries. The world-renowned Belmond's Venice Simplon-Orient Express, an art deco icon, travels from Venice to Paris via Austria and Switzerland. This legendary train offers timeless, romantic glamour and exquisite décor that harkens back to the golden age of travel. The restored 1920's dining cars offer superb cuisine, and bartenders in the famous Bar Car '3674' prepare aperitifs and post-dinner digestifs while the resident pianist plays requests on the baby grand piano.
Canada's Rocky Mountaineer showcases the incredible beauty of the mountains, lakes and magnificent vistas for which the country is famous. As you travel in Western Canada, look for moose and bears and enjoy snowy peaks from the glass-domed train cars. Belmond's Royal Scotsman train departs Edinburgh and heads north on a spectacular journey to the Scottish Highlands. Visit distilleries, castles and quaint villages, and the Isle of Skye. The carriages have been exquisitely restored to their Edwardian grandeur and offer en-suite accommodations with perfect vantage points in the Observation Car.
If South Africa is on your bucket list, then, after a safari, board the historic Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Victoria Falls. Relax in wood-panelled vintage coaches as remarkable, varied scenery unfolds before you. Enjoy fine cuisine and some of South Africa's renowned wines as you travel in luxurious elegance.
Make the world your oyster and turn your travels into Gold – choose a Luxury Gold Collection vacation.