Luxury Gold Picks Its Top Experiences For 2020
Luxury Gold has released its collection of the Top 10 2020 exclusive experiences, all part of its 2020 worldwide collection of immersive journeys.
From VIP encounters, to exceptional dining, small group travel and its Chairman’s Collection, travellers can expect to “explore distinctive destinations in luxury on journeys beyond the ordinary.” For a limited time, guests can also take advantage of the second tier of the Early Payment Discount with savings of 7.5% when booking and paying in full by Feb. 27.
“Always in the pursuit of excellence, the experiences we curate are designed to be enriching in destinations that are culturally distinct,” shares Ulla Hefel Böhler, Luxury Gold’s Global CEO. “We’re bringing back the golden era of travel with our unparalleled wealth of expertise and as we have committed to supporting our trusted travel advisors, our journeys offer the competitive advantage needed for those who sell luxury travel.”
For the 2020 booking season, there are Luxury Gold’s Top 10 immersive experiences that will help agents close the sale:
1. Cook an authentic Italian meal in a Tuscan villa.
At the elegant Villa Dianella in Tuscany, guests step up to individual cooking stations and join a master chef for a culinary masterclass on Italian specialties, followed by a traditional lunch with wine.
Experience it on: Luxury Gold’s 12-day Ultimate Italy.
2. Meet the niece of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and learn about his life and literature.
As Luxury Gold connects clients with fascinating locals, guests will have the chance to spend some time with the niece of literary great, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014) in Cartagena, Colombia. Marquez was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for his most remarkable work – One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Experience it on: Luxury Gold’s 10-day Art, Culture & Cuisine of Colombia.
3. Taste Delhi’s famous street food.
Delhi, India is a true foodie’s paradise. The mouth-watering flavours in this exotic hub are unimaginable and its street food is known to be the country’s best. With Luxury Gold, guests explore Old Delhi with a renowned chef on a foodie walking tour and are offered an expert’s view on the various flavours, ingredients and dishes available that will leave guests spoiled for choice.
Experience it on: Luxury Gold’s 13-day Imperial Rajasthan.
4. Experience the spectacular views of Mount Fuji.
As Tokyo hosts the summer Olympics this year, 2020 is the time to go. New for this year are “Your Way” experiences for Luxury Gold where guests have the option to choose between a selection of activities for enhanced personalization. At Mount Fuji, clients have the option to choose between a visit to the Icchiku Kubota Art Museum and explore the textile art, traditional tea room and spectacular views of Mount Fuji or experience the panoramic ropeway, Kachi-Kachi-Yama, and be rewarded with once-in-a-lifetime sights.
Experience it on: Luxury Gold’s 11-day Majestic Japan.
5. Meet esteemed author, Trevor White.
Trevor White, who authored the book Alfie based on the Lord Mayor of Dublin between 1930 and 1939, hosts an after-hours visit to The Little Museum of Dublin and offers guests an inside look into his life as a Dubliner. Clients also receive a signed copy of his book and enjoy learning from an exceptional character.
Experience it on: Luxury Gold’s 20-day Castles and Kingdoms.
6. Discover the wild side of the Swiss Alps.
Another “Your Way” option includes a choice of joining a nature guide for a beautiful mountain walkabout or alternatively, learning about local wildlife in St. Moritz, Switzerland, known to be the go-to for Alpine tourism. Guests learn about unique animals like marmots, red deer and the golden eagle directly from a wildlife expert.
Experience it on: Luxury Gold’s 10-day Majestic Switzerland.
7. Uncover the secrets of Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.
Luxury Gold’s exclusive VIP visit to the largest privately-owned château in France leaves clients in awe as they witness the masterpiece that inspired European architecture for centuries. Escorted by the estate’s lead gardener, guests see the impressive flower beds, timeless statues and decorated fountains across the vast land.
Experience it on: Luxury Gold’s 10-day French Vogue.
8. Meet Bob Nadkarni, owner of The Maze.
Rio de Janeiro’s greatest cultural treasures come to life on Luxury Gold’s Grand South America journey and guests have the chance to meet the local club owner who created the most renowned jazz club in all of South America, The Maze. Bob Nadkarni joins clients as they explore a different side of Rio while visiting a favela.
Experience it on: Luxury Gold’s 23-day Grand South America.
9. Explore Graceland, the VIP way.
Discover the home of Elvis Presley with a private, after-hours visit with a Local Expert and learn about the profound effect Elvis had on America’s popular culture. Following the visit, guests sit down for an evening to remember over dinner and wine inside the Presley Motors Automobile Museum.
Experience it on: Luxury Gold’s 14-day The Sumptuous Soul of America.
10. Visit the iconic Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan.
Guests enjoy a taste of history at the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan, as they experience colonial-style high tea on the terrace where Agatha Christie once settled and used as a muse to write her renowned novel, Death on the Nile. Framing the Nile, clients indulge on the terrace with spectacular views.
Experience it on: Luxury Gold’s seven-day Elegance of Egypt.