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Luxury Gold Reviews: (26)
Tours on Sale: 51
Accommodation: 4+ to 5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Guided Tours
Max Group Size(s): 40 & 24
Budget: Luxury
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA

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Luxury Gold Africa Tours
Africa (2 Trips)
Luxury Gold Asia Tours
Asia (14 Trips)
Luxury Gold Canada & Alaska Tours
Canada & Alaska (7 Trips)
Luxury Gold Europe & UK Tours
Europe & UK (16 Trips)
Luxury Gold South & Central America Tours
South & Central America (5 Trips)
Luxury Gold USA Tours
USA (7 Trips)

26 Luxury Gold Tour Reviews

Read the reviews for Luxury Gold from Global Journeys' past Aussie & Kiwi clients

Summary

Average 4.6 out of 5 based on 26 user reviews.

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NSW, Australia
Sep 2017
3 Helpful Votes
3 Trips
“15 Day Indulgence in Eastern Canada & Cruise”
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This is the 3rd trip we have done with Insight Tours and yes we would travel with them again if the opportunity arises. There is always a good mix of people and personalities on the tours. The highlight for us was the extra helicopter flight over Niagara Falls and also loved Quebec. Unfortunately, because of the weather being so warm for that time of the year there was not a lot of Fall colours.
VIC, Australia
Sep 2017
2 Helpful Votes
5 Trips
“Worry free holiday. It was magic.”
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The hotels were fantastic on the whole. Only one which wasn't up to standard and apparently Insights not staying there next year anyway. Ben, our Tour Director was absolutely fabulous. He had us in fits of laughter lots of times. Jemma was helpful all through the quote and then the booking and payment right up until we left on our magic trip.
QLD, Australia
Aug 2017
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Rocky Mountains portion was excellent, but cruise was disappointing.”
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The Rocky Mountains part of the tour really was excellent. Accommodation really was 5 star in most locations though often with the worst views. Food was very good where provided although a few breakfasts were more Denny's than 5 star. We experienced a lot of smoke from the British Columbia bush fires which did take the gloss away a little, but we still had a good time thanks to the excellent tour concierge, Ben Hutchison.

The cruise though was more 3 star. We cruise a lot and this ship, Nieuw Amsterdam, was cheap and nasty. Our verandah room was more like a back office of a factory. Food was more Ramada Inn than 5 star, and staff in general had a could not care less attitude. We disliked our first Holland America cruise and this, our second, was worse. To cap it all on the last day they destroyed both of our suitcases requiring me to spend $200 to buy a replacement and to try to temporary repair the other. My grading below only applies, to the Insight portion of the trip.
NSW, Australia
Jul 2017
2 Trips
“Overall the trip was wonderful.”
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Overall the trip was wonderful. We saw some amazing scenery and learnt so much. We were disappointed in the "luxury gold" experience. It did not meet our expectations. We stayed in top hotels but the rooms were certainly not the best. Beautiful countryside. It was quite tiring as it involved a lot of travelling.
VIC, Australia
Jun 2017
1 Trip
“Excellent trip exploring the wonders of Italy”
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Excellent trip from start to finish. Main highlights were getting special access to areas in private like the Vatican Museum and the Dojo's palace in Venice. Highly recommend this trip and some of the experiences (wine tasting and making pasta) made the trip very special.
NSW, Australia
Jun 2017
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Insight as usual has put together another fabulous, hassle free journey.......wonderful scenery, great accommodation and food. The wildlife wasn't as abundant as we thought it would be but I guess that was because we went just prior (June/July) to the salmon season.

The Rocky Mountaineer was pleasant, with exceptional service but in hindsight an over rated expense…. I think it would be very pretty if there was more snow around on the trees etc but otherwise it was a bit boring.
The other problem about the train was that freight trains have priority….at one time we were stationary for 1-2 hours while waiting, we spent 12 hours on the train that day and although we were well fed and watered but it felt like a long haul fight and we were all totally exhausted and fed up by the end.

The Inside Passage Alaskan Cruise was fabulous….and I didn’t get seasick once!...very calm cruise.....the scenery is spectacular. If you can afford it get a veranda stateroom....it was worth the extra money to be able to sit and enjoy the majestic landscape quietly and serenely, away form all the hustle and bustle of the ship.
SA, Australia
Jun 2017
3 Helpful Votes
“Bucket list trip to Canada Rockies and Alaska”
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A great combination of travel in Canada and Alaska. Coach through Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer back to Vancouver. Cruise to Allask and the Inside Passage finished it in great style. Too many highlights to list.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2016
2 Trips
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The Insight tour concierge was just the best, a local with great knowledge and experience. Hannah at Global Journeys made sure all matters were completed on time and ready for us to have a hassle free tour.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2016
1 Trip
“Wonderful trip”
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Very well organized and worry free. Good quality accommodation in great locations. Excellent travel director and efficient booking process through Global Journeys. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
NSW, Australia
Jun 2016
2 Helpful Votes
“Beautiful Canadian Rockies & Alaska Tour ”
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Hannah Campbell from Global Journeys was excellent to work with, with quick responses and effective communication, Insight Tours gave us a fantastic tour through the Canadian Rockies, great hotels and meals, with a very knowledgeable Tour Director and Coach Captain. June/July is a great time to visit the Rockies and Alaska. We plan to book with Global Journeys again.
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About Luxury Gold

Why you should choose to travel with Luxury Gold on your next holiday
Insight Gold Luxury Vacations
Insight Gold Luxury Vacations

At Luxury Gold, itʼs our pleasure to make your next journey extraordinary. Allow us to share our unparalleled wealth of expertise and insights, accumulated over nearly 100 years as leaders in luxury travel. In the following pages, you will sample stories from around the world. All capturing the exclusive experiences that await when you travel with us. We put our heart and soul into everything we do, taking care of every detail to ensure your Luxury Gold journey is perfectly planned, personalised, and truly unforgettable.

Meet our Tour Directors
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.

Leisurely Paced Itineraries
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.

Leisurely Paced Itineraries
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.

The Insight Difference
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 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

Luxury Gold VIP Experiences
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.

Luxury Gold FAQ's

Some of the frequently asked questions Luxury Gold receive from their clients
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 MyLuxuryGold before receiving trip documentation (your Global Journeys tour consultant 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 else will be travelling with me?

Travellers who have a share a love of travel, adventure, entertainment and exploration. A mix of solo travellers, couples, and groups of friends and family join Luxury Gold 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.

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.

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*.

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.

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 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 Tour Consultant 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.

Arrival & Departure Information

What happens when you arrive at your destination, including information on airport transfers with Luxury Gold

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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