Luxury Gold Tours

Luxury Gold Tours
4.6 out of 5
40 Reviews

Choose from 48 Luxury Gold tours and read 40 in-depth Luxury Gold tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys. When you book your Luxury Gold tour with us you'll enjoy exclusive online savings, a dedicated travel consultant to look after your booking and the best price guaranteed!

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Luxury Gold Tour Reviews (40)

40 Luxury Gold Tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“A dream holiday come true”
- WA, Australia Mar 2019 View Photo

We had an amazing dream holiday come true. We loved it. Our Cairo Host Mohammed was simply amazing. He greeted us and covered all of what our schedule entailed. Top marks! Our first guide Hany Atta (land component), was exceptional, he was warm in his greeting, and made us feel welcome and safe. Abdullah the driver could not have been more courteous and accommodating, even to the point of picking up our amazing falafel sandwiches (gobsmacking).

Our tour of the museum with Hany was truly informative and at times moving. His knowledge of Cairo as a city and of the history the pyramids brought our experience to life. From start to finish the land excursions were never to be forgotten.

Our accommodation was at the Conrad Hilton, where we also planned to extend our stay to conclude our Egyptian Odyssey. However, this plan was changed due to several reasons. In our opinion, we suggest the use of the Conrad Hilton be reconsidered, as we believe it is letting down the quality service of the tour.

The reception was unwelcoming, the concierge was preoccupied and unable to assist with our inquiries, the lock on the hotel room door was broken, the cutlery was unwashed (sticky and unwashed), the air conditioner was noisy, and when we went to visit the pool we advised the ground staff there was water all over the toilet floor and we were asked if there was a problem. So based on this, not to spoil our vacation, we opted to change hotels prior to the conclusion of our holiday.

All pickups, all transfers, all drivers and all hosts arranged through Luxury Gold and Global Journeys were exceptional in their conduct at all times. We were made to feel welcome and safe at all times.

The River Tosca cruise from Aswan to Luxor was definitely a highlight. The three nights were not long enough and it is possible we will come back to do a longer cruise. The staff were just beyond words with their help and conduct. Our guide Khaled Ezzat brought the Ancient Egyptian world to life for us, and his passion, communication skills and willingness to share knowledge was outstanding. High praise all round for our excursion guides, drivers and Tosca staff - they were truly wonderful. The food onboard the Tosca was amazing - the level of hygiene to be complemented.

We will have no hesitation in recommending Luxury Gold and Global Journeys to anyone. They are first class companies to deal with. Madeline Lewis, who coordinated our holiday was on point every step of the way, and nothing was ever too much trouble. For that we thank her very much.

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“Fascinating journey through Rajasthan history”
- ACT, Australia Dec 2018 2 Helpful Votes View Photo

Luxury Gold's Imperial Rajasthan gave us a marvellous taste of India through centuries of history. Finally saw the Taj Mahal, one of those few places that actually goes beyond the hype, and enjoyed the range of forts and palaces in various states of repair and detail. The trip does have a number of long travelling days, but once you get to the interesting, and sometimes off the beaten track locations you might not get to otherwise, they're well worth the time.

Some of the hotels were stunning - it felt so special to be sleeping in a former royal residence, or lying in bed watching the sunrise over the Udaipur lake with the window thrown wide open. And the special inclusions, like high tea in the private area of the Jaipur City Palace, added a lovely extra touch. A wonderful trip, and so easy to organise through Yvonne at Global Journeys.

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“Classical India with Nepal ”
- VIC, Australia Oct 2018 3 Helpful Votes View Photo

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, it was very well organised and so interesting. All the hotels were of a high standard, except for the Radisson at Khajuraho. Our room was alright but other tour group members requested a room change because of the low standard of cleanliness.

We were prepared for something different and India was another world! Our tour director Taj was excellent, nothing fazed him and he was very caring towards the older, less mobile tour members. He was so knowledgeable on India and Kathmandu. Having local guides was another plus. Everyone found day 9 a very long, tiring one as we arrived so late in Agra after travelling on the Shatabdi Express. The train ride was comfortable but it was dark and there wasn't much to look at outside.

We had so many interesting and great experiences too numerous to mention them all, but the tuk-tuk ride in Varanasi to the Ganges and watching the evening ceremony was an experience we'll never forget. The Taj Mahal is so beautiful, photos can't do it justice. All the meals were delicious and we were supplied with all the bottled water we needed. Anyone who is interested in India and Nepal should try and do this tour.

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“Good overview of Japan ”
- QLD, Australia Oct 2018 4 Helpful Votes

The tour covered a large area of the main island, made possible by most of the travel being on bullet trains and the small group. It was interesting to visit the north of the island rather than just visiting cities. Excellent hotels, guide and at least one included meal every day. Could maybe have been a few days longer to give more free time to explore cities etc, and to spend longer in the national park.

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“Casual but stylish and luxurious trip in Eastern Canada ”
- QLD, Australia Oct 2018 1 Helpful Vote

Relaxed itinerary with 2 day stay in Toronto, Ottawa & Quebec and finishing in Montreal. Fantastic organisation and very informative host. Ben was very knowledgeable with regards to the history of this lovely country. Ben and Eugene the bus driver were both so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and they are a valuable asset for luxury gold and great ambassadors and proud Canadians. The Fairmont hotels were beautiful to stay in and the coach was roomy and comfortable.

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“Awesome Italy”
- New Zealand Sep 2018 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

The hotel lobbies were very nice, and the restaurants generally good, however the rooms were more 4 star than 5 star. The only true 5 star hotel we experienced was the one we booked in Milan after our trip, for a price significantly less than the extra night at the beginning through Insight Vacations. We enjoyed our trip, but question the value of Luxury Gold over a normal Insight Vacations trip.

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“Canada and Alaska holiday”
- VIC, Australia Sep 2018 4 Helpful Votes View Photo

What a wonderful experience we had, we saw so much; killer whales, humpback whales, eagles, moose, antlers, sled dogs, glaciers, snow (even though it was the wrong time of year for it), and much more. The Canadian Pacific Train was amazing, the food was 5 star, and the Neiuw Amsterdam cruise ship was unbelievable. We loved meeting all different people from all around the would, we even met a couple that lives near one of our sons and is a friend of our daughter-in-law. Our travel guide Nancy was absolutely amazing and passionate about her country, and our coach driver known as The Fox was brilliant, got us through without any difficulty. There is nothing about this journey I would change.

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“Majesty of the Rockies and Alaska Cruise”
- QLD, Australia Aug 2018 3 Helpful Votes View Photo

Trip was excellent. No hiccups. Connections and transfers went well. Seamless. Fortunately weather turned for the better and we saw magnificent scenery. According to tour operators, "Best for the season". Accommodation was first class and most meals were very good. Food at Vermillion restaurant was ordinary and my only other criticism was with the cruise. On the ship Nieuw Amsterdam, the entertainment was pretty ordinary and the buffet meal poor quality and badly served. Dining Room food was excellent.

I booked through Global Journeys and Jemma Rosen did an excellent job with our booking and was responsive and helpful with all my queries.

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Tell me about Luxury Gold Tours

Why you should choose to travel with Luxury Gold on your next adventure

Unforgettable exclusive VIP experiences

There are so many memorable moments on a Luxury Gold journey, but these are the ones you are certain to be talking about long after your trip is over. Visit places that are off limits to other travellers. Youʼll gain after-hours access to famous landmarks – some of which are closed to the public.

In Venice, marvel at the magnificent Dogeʼs Palace after hours as your passionate Local Expert reveals its fascinating history. In Rome, take a private tour of the Sistine Chapel before it opens, and your private visit to the Tower of London – joining the warden for the 700-year old Ceremony of the Keys – will become one of your most treasured memories.

Your personal travelling concierge

Your dedicated Travelling Concierge is with you all the way. Relax as they take care of every detail, and tailor the trip to your wishes and whims. Available around the clock, your Travelling Concierge will ensure your trip exceeds your highest expectations. Of course, that includes taking care of all the practical details of a smooth-running journey, like hotel check-ins and baggage transfers.

But thereʼs so much more to it than that, because their service is tailored to your interests and preferences. Connected with the locals and fluent in their language, your Travelling Concierge can suggest restaurants, spas and other activities they know youʼll love. Plus, theyʼll help you make the most of your leisure time.

Elegance elevated

Luxury Gold hotels are simply the best of the best. In terms of luxurious comfort, elegant surroundings, excellent locations, and supremely high standards of service, the carefully curated selection of places to stay leaves nothing to be desired. In every destination, Luxury Gold are able to seek out hidden gems, and other exceptional luxury hotels, that are evocative of a particular place and add something truly special to every night of your holiday.

Your Luxury Gold hotel could be in the heart of a vibrant city, perfectly placed for exploring. Or you may wake up, throw back the curtains, and reveal an idyllic rural landscape or a white-crested sea.

Exceptional dining

When does a dinner become an unforgettable experience? When you travel with Luxury Gold, theyʼll take you into a whole dazzlingly diverse world of truly memorable ways to dine.

From your welcome and farwell dinners, dining with your fellow travellers, cooking classes, freedom to dine evenings and many Luxury Gold journeys include a lunch or dinner at a Michelin Star restaurant, and we also visit fine-dining restaurants acclaimed by other leading industry guides such as Zagat, AAA Diamond and Forbes.

Travel in a class of its own

Wherever you journey with Luxury Gold – and whether by road, rail or sea – we will do everything within our considerable powers to ensure you enjoy the best, most comfortable and seamlessly stress-free travel experience. Explore North America on legendary trains or luxurious cruise ships. In South America, set sail for the Galapagos, or take a panoramic train trip to Machu Picchu.

Discover Europe, USA & Canada in a luxury motor coach with extra legroom, or on a boutique luxury rivership, or take in an African safari from a plush Jeep. And on many of our trips around the world, recline in customised coaches with double legroom – or luxury mini coaches for some smaller group explorations

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Luxury Gold Tour FAQ's

Frequently asked questions for clients considering travelling with Luxury Gold

Before I book
What sets Luxury Gold apart?

With specialist knowledge of luxury hotels, fine dining and exclusive VIP experiences, we are dedicated to bringing you vacations shaped by our family heritage of close to 100 years of high-end travel industry expertise and a total commitment to service. We take care of every detail to ensure your vacation is personalised, hassle-free and truly memorable.

We make it possible to see destinations through the eyes of locals, who are passionate about their way of life and will happily share insights into their culture and traditions. Led by Local Experts, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in hands-on authentic experiences and have exclusive, out-of-hours access to desirable famous landmarks. We also give you plenty of time and freedom to explore on your own terms, in perfect balance with the scheduled trips.

When can I expect to get my travel documents & itinerary?

All guests are required to register on 'Manage My Booking' before receiving trip documentation (your Travel Advisor will outline this simple process once yu have booked.) Once registered, your electronic documents will be available approximately 21 days prior to departure for download to your computer or mobile device. Luxury Gold are committed to long-term sustainability, so by choosing this paperless option, you’re supporting their efforts in limiting their carbon footprint wherever possible. Printed documents will be available on a request basis should this be more convenient for you.

Who travels with Luxury Gold?

We are delighted to welcome guests who have a shared love of travel, adventure, entertainment and exploration. A mix of solo travellers, couples, and groups of friends and family join us from all over the English-speaking world.

How many people will be on tour with me?

All our journeys are smaller than you’ll find elsewhere, with an average of just 30 (max 40). Better still, some of our trips to Europe and other destinations are limited to 24 guests. So you can savour personal service and companionship – and faster, smoother travel, with fewer people disembarking at each destination.

Luxury Gold is pleased to introduce small group departures of a maximum of 24 guests, for selected dates on our amazing European itineraries. On all our Indochina itineraries we have a maximum of 26 guests.

Will my coach journey be relaxing?

A luxury Gold trip will include journeying on high-speed trains, alpine cable cars, hydrofoils, river cruisers and horse-drawn carriages, in addition to their high-deck luxury coaches with extra legroom. Seat rotation each day guarantees everyone gets to enjoy the great views, while travelling head and shoulders above the other traffic.

I want to see all the main sights, but will I have time to explore on my own?

Your journey delicately balances organised events with personal leisure time – which your Travelling Concierge can help you plan. Leaving plenty of time to indulge in luxurious hotel amenities and spa treatments. And on Relaxed Start days, you wonʼt set off before 9am.

Do you have a share program for singles?

If you are travelling alone, we’ll room-match you with someone of the same gender, so you don’t have to pay the single room supplement. Please note that a no-smoking policy applies in all shared rooms. This offer does not apply to additional accommodation, stopovers, airfares or flight supplements, Jewels of the Aegean, any rail or cruise portion of a trip, the Rocky Mountaineer train, Asia, South America, Alaska, Hawaii, and India trips.

What is Luxury Gold Travel Protection?

Luxury Gold Protection is designed to provide you with peace of mind. For $99 should you choose to cancel your guided holiday for any reason, prior to 30 days from departure date, Insight will refund your deposit and/or guided holiday payment. Luxury Gold Protection must be paid with the deposit and cannot be added at any later date. If you wish for us to include this protection in your quote, please let us know when completing your 'Quote Request'.

Do you accommodate special needs?

Luxury Gold make every effort to accommodate any special needs requests, whether it be a dietary restriction or a physical limitation. In order to accommodate your needs as best as possible, we ask that you let your Global Journeys Travel Advisor know at time of booking so we can assess the request and see how and where we can accommodate you.We may ask you to fill out a form depending on the request in order for us to assess how and if we can accommodate.

Before I depart
How much luggage can I bring?

Luggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at airports for intraair inclusive guided holidays, is included in the guided holiday price. Due to limited motorcoach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not 77.5x56x32cm (30.5”x22”x 12.5”) and weight not exce eding 66 lbs. (30kg). Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your motorcoach seat or in the small overhead compartment.

VIP door to door transfers sound great!

Luxury Gold guests can relax right from the start with their exclusive door-to-door private transfer service. They collect you from your front door in a wonderfully appointed executive car reserved exclusively for your use, ensuring an uninterrupted, hassle-free journey to your departure airport. Upon arrival at your destination you’ll also enjoy the same VIP transfer service to your hotel. At the end of your holiday, on arrival at your chosen airport, you will be greeted by your waiting driver in the arrivals hall and escorted to your car for the smooth and comfortable journey directly back home.

This exclusive service is applicable to Luxury Gold trips to Europe, Africa, Asia, India. Restrictions: Home to airport and airport to home transfers are valid for up to 50km from major Australian international airports: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney*.

What is included in the trip cost?

Our website prices include everything that is listed in the itineraries: all luxury accommodation; all sightseeing, admissions and VIP access; all motorcoach, cruise or rail transportation; the services of a professional Travelling Concierge; all meals and fine dining, as noted in the itinerary; and all luggage handling. Plus, all tips for services from Local Experts, dining-room staff, housekeeping and porters at hotels, airports, docks and train stations are also included. You can also opt to have the tips for your Driver and Travelling Concierge included too.

Do Luxury Gold coaches have WiFi?

As part of Luxury Gold's offering, they include free Wi-Fi access while travelling on-board their luxury coaches in Europe and North America. A complimentary Wi-Fi service is also available in many of their Luxury Gold hotel guestrooms. When such a service is not available, complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in the public areas of most hotels. Please be aware that due to bandwidth, the coach Wi-Fi works on a 3G mobile phone network so the connection will be slower than standard home broadband and at times may not be available.

Arrival & departure details

From the moment you arrive at the airport, Luxury Gold will ensure you are treated like a VIP. No matter when you arrive, we will arrange for you to have private, chauffeured, door-to-door return transfers to your Luxury Gold accommodation. This vehicle will be private for Luxury Gold customers only and sets the tone for you experiencing the highest level of service throughout your holiday.

All you need to do is board your flight and leave the rest to us. Your Travelling Concierge will be on hand to take care of all the details, anticipating your needs so that you can simply relax and enjoy a seamless journey.

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