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Are you in search of unexpected experiences and exclusive encounters with influential changemakers of the world, profound experiences that lead to increased emotional intelligence, local connections and culinary escapades that offer more than just a taste of local cuisine?
Luxury Gold Insight Vacations
has compiled 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 unprecedented Chairman’s Collection
, guests will explore distinctive destinations in exquisite luxury on journeys beyond the ordinary.
Get inspired by Luxury Gold’s Top 10 immersive experiences around the world in 2020:
1. ITALY: Cook an authentic Italian meal in a Tuscan villa.
At the elegant Villa Dianella in Tuscany (pictured, top), guests step up to individual cooking stations and join a master chef for a culinary masterclass on Italian specialties, followed by a delicious and traditional lunch with wine.
Experience it on: Luxury Gold’s 12-day Ultimate Italy.
2. COLUMBIA: 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. INDIA: 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.
4. JAPAN: 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.
5. IRELAND: 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.
6. SWITZERLAND: Discover the wild side of the Swiss Alps.
Another “Your Way” option includes a choice of joining a nature guide for a beautiful mountain walk about 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.
7. FRANCE: 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.
8. BRAZIL: 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.
9. USA: 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.
10. EGYPT: 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.
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About Luxury Gold
Luxury Gold sets an unmatched standard with its collection of award-winning journeys. Guided by a Traveling Concierge, Luxury Gold is a journey beyond the ordinary, where guests enjoy exclusive VIP Experiences, savor exceptional dining and relax in luxury hotels on every curated itinerary. As global leaders in luxury travel with expertise accumulated over 100 years (part of The Travel Corporation’s family of brands including Insight Vacations and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection), Luxury Gold epitomizes extraordinary exploration to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations.
About The TreadRight Foundation
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 50 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ. Past project partners include WWF, Conservation International, WildAid, The Travel Foundation and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include supporting various women’s social enterprises through the Artisan Alliance, the recently announced Wildlife Conservation Society’s Big Cat fund, WE.org
and inspiring nature advocates like Céline Cousteau and Terri Irwin. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at treadright.org
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Valid for new bookings only. Save 7.5% with our Early Payment Discount (EPD) when booked and paid in full by February 27, 2020. A deposit must be paid within 3 days of booking. EPD applies to select trips. Discount is only valid on the land portion of the trip, subject to availability, and can change at any time. Further restrictions may apply. For full details, contact your travel advisor.