The golden threads that make up your journey. Here’s just a sample of what you can expect.
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Discover Indigenous History, Ancient Customs and Mouth-Watering Traditional Cuisine
Engage in fascinating conversation about the Indigenous culture of Canada with the First Nations Cree Warrior Women from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. Enjoy a privileged look into a fascinating ancient word of spirituality, music and drumming. Celebrate this special opportunity to savour a delicious lunch prepared with traditional ingredients and authentic flavours. Hosted at the acclaimed restaurant Salmon n' Bannock, the only restaurant in Jasper that is owned and operated by members of Canada's First Nations.
Exclusive Tours, Hidden Gems and Inside Knowledge
A taste of rare wine upon arrival sets the scene for an exclusive VIP visit to acclaimed winery Chateau des Charmes in Niagara-on-the-Lake. In a tour especially designed for Luxury Gold guests, highlights include a private tasting of two rare and exotic premium ice wines paired with a unique dessert made from hand-made local ice cream and local fruit. With ice wine production limited to very few places in the world, this is an exceptional opportunity to savour this delicacy at one of the world’s finest vineyards.
An Indulgent Experience at Every Destination
Relax and recharge in style at Canada’s finest hotels. The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City will entice you with its magnificent architecture and breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and Old Quebec. The trendsetting St. Regis Toronto in the heart of downtown soars 65 stories above the sparkling city center, just steps from landmarks, shopping and entertainment. The Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa is simply a sight to behold. This magnificent modern chateau provides the most luxurious experience in the heart of downtown Ottowa.
Culinary Delights as Enticing as the Landscapes
Canada’s culinary delights are as varied and enticing as its landscapes, and Luxury Gold guests enjoy the very finest of these gastronomic delights. In Quebec’s Old Port savour a spectacular dinner at Chez Rioux & Pettigrew where superior ingredients and service are the rule. Relax with a delectable picnic lunch at Confiturerie Tigidou, a secret gem on the picturesque Ile d’Orleans. Sample intriguing jams made with locally grown berries, with cheese, bread, fruits and wine all produced on the island. In Ottawa indulge at Play, Food & Wine; a modern culinary experience that will delight your taste buds with a multitude of sumptuous small plates.
Exclusive After-Hours Visit to The National Palace of Queluz
Enjoy special after-hours entry to the National Palace of Queluz, which served as the official royal residence during the 18th century. Marvel at the Baroque palace’s intricate architectural details as you discover the rich history of kings and queens past.
Dine with Italian Nobility
One of Italy’s most fascinating noblemen, Marchese Mazzei, extends Luxury Gold guests a personal invitation to his enchanting ancestral home. Castello di Fonterutoli, nestled in the heart of Italy’s sublime Chianti region, has seen 25 generations master the art of wine making. Discover the rich family heritage as you enjoy this fascinating opportunity to meet Marchese Mazzei. Indulge in a special lunch of Tuscan delights and a tasting of renowned Chianti wines.
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Discover and Protect Ancient Traditions
Delve into the colourful history of traditional textiles in Perugia. Meet Marta, Director of Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti, one of the few remaining traditional frame hand weaving workshops in Italy. Discover the art of loom-weaving, enjoy Marta’s childhood memories as she shares her passion for textiles and learn how the artisans are preserving this heritage craft. Amidst the pleasure of this unique experience, know that your visit continues to support the enterprise and the survival of this traditional craft.
Magnificent landmarks, fast-tracked for guests
Journeying with Luxury Gold is synonymous with VIP access to magnificent landmarks, enabling guests to truly savour the magic of Italy. Absorb the grandeur of Doge’s Palace at leisure as you step away from the crowds for a private and intimate after-hours viewing. Meander serenely through the spectacular halls and marvel at the great artworks that adorn its ceilings and walls. Enjoy fast-track entry to the Vatican Museum, releasing precious extra time to enjoy the splendour of St Peter's Basilica, Michelangelo's moving Pietà and the Raphael Rooms, and skip the line to visit the mighty Colosseum.
Iconic Hotels Featuring Five-star Luxury and Service
Italy’s beauty, romanticism and hospitality stands out through its hotels and guests will be enchanted throughout their voyage. Bask in five-star opulence at Rome’s iconic Palazzo Montemartini, which blends the finest high-tech design with stunning marble. Enjoy the charming boutique hotel, Montebello Splendid in Florence, where every element reflects the taste and allure of this artistic city. Relax outside on the terrace Capri’s impressive Quisisana Hotel, and watch the world go by. Renowned for its glamour and location, inside guests will enjoy a perfect oasis of peace and tranquility with shimmering chandeliers, marble floors and elegant rooms.
Savour a Culinary Journey from a Tuscan Cooking Masterclass to Michelin-Starred Dining
Food is the heartbeat of Italy and Luxury Gold places culinary excellence and exploration at the centre of our experiences. Take in beautiful views of the Gulf of Naples and savour a delectable meal of Mediterranean flavours in perfect Caprese style at the Michelin-Starred Mammà restaurant. Join a professional chef and uncover the secrets of Tuscan cooking during an authentic culinary masterclass set in the former hunting lodge of the Medici family, before enjoying the fruits of your labour with a lovely lunch.
Discover Dublin’s Vibrant History with a Renowned Historian and Author
Enjoy a glass of sparkling and let your mind travel as renowned historian and author Patrick Guinness takes you on a journey back in time, after-hours at the Little Museum in Dublin. An heir of the Guinness business dynasty, Patrick offers Luxury Gold guests a personal insight into his family heritage, the origins of the Guinness brewing empire, and a truly exclusive opportunity to delve into the history of early Irish dynasties.
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A Unique Traditional Insight into the Slow Food Movement
Once you step inside Tracey's Farmhouse for this special home-hosted culinary experience you will be enchanted. Tracey personally shows guests around her organic farm and explains her cooking philosophy. With a focus on seasonal produce, organically grown ingredients and sourcing from the immediate community, Tracey's Farmhouse is actively practicing and encouraging the slow food movement. Get hands-on with an Irish soda bread-making lesson before indulging in a seasonal Farm-to-Table lunch in the most beautiful setting.
Learn Irish Dancing with a Lesson from the Masters
Luxury Gold guests benefit from the very best VIP access for exclusive unforgettable experiences. When visiting the Emerald Isle, few sights are more enchanting than Irish dancing; fast-flowing feet, magical music and intoxicating rhythms. Relish this unique opportunity to learn how to Irish dance with a lesson from the best, Gaelic Roots, before taking your front-row seats for their vibrant and memorable evening show.
Five-Star Experiences from Enchanting Castles to the Heart of the City.
A world-famous Irish welcome awaits guests at the country’s finest hotels, with the best of the best selected for Luxury Gold guests. 800-year-old Ashford Castle is an exceptional hotel in every sense. Presiding over spectacular surroundings, the historic castle boasts five-star opulence with its stunning interiors and exceptional dining.
For a more intimate experience, the Dylan Hotel is Dublin’s only five-star boutique hotel. Featuring sumptuous rooms with distinctive modern glamour, it is the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant and intriguing city.
Gastronomic Excellence with Michelin-Starred Dining
Combining gourmet dining with opulent ambience, the Michelin-starred Lady Helen restaurant in Kilkenny will captivate all your senses with its ambitious and impressive dishes. Using delectable produce sourced from the estate and nearby farms, the menu shows an intense commitment to the flavours and components of traditional Irish cuisine, combined with the adventurous instincts honed by the globally incfuenced Executive Chef John Kelly around the world. Indulge in this unforgettable fine-dining experience whilst enjoying idyllic views of the river and rolling Irish pastures.
Explore the Temple of Luxor with Private, After-Hours Access
A window into the ancient world, the famous Temple of Luxor strikingly sits in the heart of the modern town and will leave you captivated. Luxury Gold guests profit from a truly VIP experience with exclusive, after-hours access, meaning you can roam the vast site in peace and tranquility. Founded in 1400 B.C., the temple once housed a village within its walls, and features towering pillars, a myriad of statues and obelisks, and some of the finest carvings in ancient Egypt.
Five-Star Hotels among the Pyramids and Ancient Capital
Perfectly located on the western bank of the Nile, the Four Seasons at the First Residence offers classical grandeur in the heart of Cairo. Luxurious rooms feature stylish colonial décor and the open-air, rooftop pool offers stunning city views. A breath-taking setting with views of the Great Pyramids means a stay at Cairo’s five-star Mena House Hotel is memorable in every way. Modern interiors and beautiful gardens create an oasis of tranquillity from which to admire and explore one of the most famous landmarks in the world.
Elegant High Tea on the Banks of the Nile
Enjoy the delights of a Colonial-style high tea as you relax on the grand shaded terrace of the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan. Gaze over the waters of the Nile River and soak up the afternoon rays as Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, and Agatha Christie have done before you. This elegant five-star hotel is full of historic touches and is the perfect location to sit back and savour the ambience of Egypt.