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Set out on the grandest of South American tours as you discover Lima, the City of the Kings, explore the salt pans of the Sacred Valley and see the mysterious Machu Picchu up close, with an expert-led tour of the lost city before it opens to the crowds. Cruise Lake Titicaca to the Uros Floating Islands, where locals collect reeds to create their floating homes and pause in the Casablanca Valley for a wine tasting at the boutique Kingston Family Winery. In Buenos Aires, take in the balcony made famous by the former First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron, and adventure onwards to the thundering cascades of Iguassu Falls. Across the Brazilian border in Rio de Janeiro, dial down the pace with cocktails on Copacabana Beach and dinner at the esteemed and century-old Confeitaria Colombo.

  1. Day 1
    Arrive in Lima, Peru.
    Welcome to Peru! On arrival at Lima International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your luxurious hotel with ocean view rooms in Miraflores. You can relax before meeting your Travelling Concierge at 18.00 for a Welcome Dinner, where you'll have the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers over wine and dinner at MAYTA with chef Jamie Pesaque.Accommodation: JW Marriott Hotel, Lima.
  2. Day 2
    Lima, City of the Kings.
    Explore the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Lima with a Local Expert. Drive to the main square where you will see the Cathedral, the Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace and the City Hall. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose between a guided visit to the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs. Alternatively, choose to visit the Historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank Museum. Continue to the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores and make a stop at the “Parque del Amor” for spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. A Highlight Lunch is served at Amoramar, in the San Isidro district. If you are travelling on a Chairman's Collection departure, Dr. Francisco Diez-Canseco Távara invites you to lunch at his beautiful villa to learn about his family's long heritage in Peru.Later visit the house and workshop of Peruvian artist Victor Delfin, one of the most recognizable contemporary artists in Latin America.Accommodation: JW Marriott Hotel, Lima.
  3. Day 3
    On To The Sacred Valley.
    Board your flight to Cusco and continue on to Peru's Sacred Valley. Visit the colourful market in the town of Chinchero. Afterwards, meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, and a recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Learn about her mission to preserve traditional weaving techniques and how she has succeeded in bringing weaving once more to the forefront of her community. Later in the afternoon, check in to your luxurious spa resort.Accommodation: Tambo del Inka, Sacred Valley.
  4. Day 4
    Exploring the Sacred Valley. Relaxed Start
    Visit the spectacular terraced salt pans where you will meet with a family member from the town of Maras, who will explain ancient salt mining techniques and have a chance to participate in the ancient tradition. The salt pans, dating back to Inca times, have been passed down through families for generations and today are maintained in much the same way as they were long ago. Dine the local way as you feast on a typical Peruvian meal, a caja china lunch of fresh vegetables and slow-roasted meats, all cooked in a wooden box. After lunch, participate in a Shaman ritual. A local Shaman will perform a welcoming ceremony to the Sacred Valley and the mystical Andes Mountains that surround it.Accommodation: Tambo del Inka, Sacred Valley.
  5. Day 5
    Journey to Machu Picchu.
    Today you'll visit the town of Ollantaytambo, a national archeological site set on the Urubamba River. Afterwards, board your first-class seats on the Vistadome train for your scenic journey to Machu Picchu village. Enjoy lunch at your rejuvenating resort followed by a guided exploration of its nature trails and fascinating cloud forest ecosystem. One for tea lovers, the afternoon will be spent discovering a working tea plantation, before viewing the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids. In the evening, enjoy a dinner with wine at the hotel.Accommodation: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (Superior Deluxe Room).
  6. Day 6
    Mysterious Machu Picchu.
    No trip to Peru would be complete without visiting the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Pichu. With Luxury Gold, you’ll arrive at this striking archeological site before the crowds of day-trippers. Meet your Local Expert for a guided exploration through the enigmatic Lost City of the Incas, rediscovered only 100 years ago by archaeologist Hiram Bingham. See the great Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, believed to be an ancient sun clock. In the afternoon, enjoy time to explore Machu Picchu at your leisure or return to town continue your afternoon there. After a full day of discovery, enjoy a delicious dinner with wine, where you can share stories of your day with fellow guests in the serenity of your tranquil hotel.Accommodation: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (Superior Deluxe Room).
  7. Day 7
    Return to Cusco. Relaxed Start
    Bid goodbye to Machu Picchu as you travel to the Sacred Valley by train en route to Cusco. Stop for a traditional Highlight Lunch and savour a sumptuous Pachamanca Feast of Peruvian cuisine cooked underground. After lunch, get up-close to llamas, guanacos, alpacas and even the rare vicuñas. Visit San Cristobal viewpoint which features one of the most panoramic views of Cusco from above before arriving at your historic hotel in Cusco.Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco (Superior Rooms with oxygen).
  8. Day 8
    Historical Cusco. Relaxed Start
    Join your Local Expert for a visit to the ruins of Sacsayhuman, one of the most important Incan sites. It was designated as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site along with the city of Cusco. Visit Korikancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun, as well as the beautiful colonial neighborhood of San Blas and the magnificent Cathedral at the Plaza de Armas which took 100 years to complete. In the evening, enjoy a candlelit Highlight Dinner with wine at one of the city’s most prominent culinary scenes, the MAP Restaurant in the central Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco (Superior Rooms with oxygen).
  9. Day 9
    Lake Region of Peru.
    Board your included flight to Juliaca and head to Sillustani to explore the impressive burial grounds. Afterwards, continue to Puno, nestled along the majestic shores of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy the sunsets on the lake while staying at the perfectly located GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca.Accommodation: GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca, Puno.
  10. Day 10
    The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca.
    Cruise Lake Titicaca to the Uros Floating Islands, where locals bundle reeds from the lake to build floating platforms, houses and canoes. On Amantaní Island, join the local community for a lunch of regional specialties before having time to admire their textiles and handicrafts. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and walk up some of the hills for superb views and ancient ruins. Afterwards, return to Puno where you can relax this evening.Accommodation: GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca, Puno.
  11. Day 11
    Puno, Back to Lima.
    Depart your lakeside retreat today and return to Lima. Savour a sensational Highlight Dinner with wine at Matria, where chef Arlette Eulert Checa intrigues and delights with creative seasonal dishes that are in harmony with nature's offerings.Accommodation: JW Marriott Hotel, Lima.
  12. Day 12
    Fly to Santiago.
    Bid farewell to Lima as you fly to Santiago, Chile's capital and largest city. In the evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner and get a taste of Chile.Accommodation: The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel.
  13. Day 13
    The Sights of Santiago.
    Meet a Local Expert for an in-depth city exploration. Sit down to an included Lunch with wine featuring Chilean seafood at Mestizo Restaurant. Your evening is at leisure.Accommodation: The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel.
  14. Day 14
    Valparaiso and Wine Country.
    Travel to the beautiful coastal towns of Viña del Mar and UNESCO-listed port of Valparaíso. Enjoy lunch at Cafe Turri, a Chilean restaurant that offers panoramic harbor views. Next, you'll visit Kingston Family Vineyard in the Casablanca Valley for a tasting of one of the best rated Pinot Noirs in Chile. Return to Santiago for the evening.Accommodation: The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago.
  15. Day 15
    Fly to Buenos Aires.
    Enjoy a leisurely morning before flying to Buenos Aires, where you'll spend the next couple of days. This evening, taste rare, native Argentinian ingredients during a Highlight Dinner with wine at El Baqueano.Accommodation: Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires.
  16. Day 16
    Beautiful Buenos Aires.
    Get to know Buenos Aires with a Local Expert as you explore the neighborhoods of Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta. View the balcony made famous by Eva Peron, the former First Lady of Argentina, and walk the colourful streets of La Boca. Visit the Belle Époque Teatro Colón theatre and view its grand architecture. Experience an electrifying evening of live music, singers and dancers at Rojo Tango during your Highlight Dinner with wine.Accommodation: Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires.
  17. Day 17
    Pampas, Estancias and Gauchos. Relaxed Start
    Experience a traditional Argentinian Estancia. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to go on a horseback ride with the Gauchos or take a guided stroll around the Estancia.Get a taste of the life of an Argentinian gaucho, or cowboy as you are served a delicious asado Highlight Lunch.Accommodation: Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires.
  18. Day 18
    The Falls of Iguassu.
    Fly to Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venture to the Argentinean side of the falls to see the unfathomable Devil's Throat with your Local Expert. Dinner with wine is served at the Ipe Grill within your luxurious resort, the only hotel inside the Brazilian Iguassu National Park, where you'll choose from a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine.Accommodation: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu.
  19. Day 19
    The 'Great Waters' of Iguassu Falls.
    Wake up inside the park and beat the crowds. Join a Local Expert for a walk on the Brazilian side of the falls, where you'll witness panoramic views of San Martin Island and visit incredible Bird Park, which provides shelter for over a thousand birds, butterflies and reptiles from across South America.Accommodation: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu.
  20. Day 20
    Rio de Janeiro, City of Sea and Samba.
    Fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel on iconic Copacabana Beach, famous for its three-mile stretch of golden sand and bustling energy. Settle into the local way of life, with a Highlight Dinner at a traditional Brazilian steakhouse.Accommodation: Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.
  21. Day 21
    Exploring Rio de Janeiro. Relaxed Start
    Join a Local Expert on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.Savour a Highlight Lunch at Confeitaria Colombo.Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to visit the Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading. Alternatively, visit Rio's Iconic Municipal Theater with a Local Expert.Accommodation: Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.
  22. Day 22
    A Farewell to Rio de Janeiro.
    Join your Local Expert on a train ride up Corcovado Hill to Christ the Redeemer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and modern wonder of the world. Toast your journey over a remarkable Celebration Dinner at the exceptional E'toile Restaurant, a French-Brazilian restaurant with breathtaking views of the Ipanema coastline from the 26th floor.Accommodation: Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.
  23. Day 23
    Depart Rio de Janeiro. Departure Flight
    A private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, locally known as Galeao International.

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Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Lima: Take a guided visit of the Monastery and its catacombs.
  • Lima: Visit the historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank museum.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Machu Picchu: Visit a working tea plantation.
  • Machu Picchu: View the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids around your hotel surrounded by the Cloud Forest.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Machu Picchu: Explore Machu Picchu further with a guided hike up to Inti Punku, also known as Sun Gate. These ruins are considered the main entrance for those who journey through the original Inca Trail. It offers a spectacular panoramic view of Machu Picchu from above.
  • Machu Picchu: Embark on a twilight nature walk where your guide will point out medicinal plants, sacred Pre-Inca pictographs, and an enchanting waterfall in the Cloud Forest.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Cusco: Visit the ruins of Tambo Machay and enjoy a leisurely 3.7 mile (6 km) downhill walk back to Cusco as you pass the ruins of Puca Pucara and Quenguo.
  • Cusco: Return to Cusco by vehicle and visit San Blas church and the surroundings of this fascinating artsy neighbourhood of Cusco. After San Blas, continue to San Pedro market for some local shopping and insight into Peruvian produce.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Santiago: Enjoy lunch with wine at El Castillo Forestal, a converted castle located in the Parque Forestal. This unique dining experience offers French cuisine with a turret room and a terrace with views of the park.
  • Santiago: Enjoy a Chilean seafood lunch with Wine. Mestizo Restaurante has incorporated aspects of international gastronomy to Chilean cuisine to create delicious ceviches, main dishes and desserts.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Buenos Aires: Enjoy an indigenous dinner crafted with contemporary flair. Specializing in native meats and alternatives, El Baqueano works with small producers and fishermen to create extraordinary seasonal delights.
  • Buenos Aires: An iconic gastronomic hub, enjoy a traditional steakhouse dinner featuring fresh and local ingredients that make for an exceptional experience.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Buenos Aires: Meet the local gauchos and learn about the traditions of these South American Cowboys on a horseback ride.
  • Buenos Aires: Explore the beautiful ranch on a leisurely walk, learning all about the gaucho lifestyle.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Rio de Janeiro: Visit this beautiful library that was built in the heart of Rio by the Portuguese monarchy.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Take a behind the scenes look at Rio's iconic Municipal Theater with a local expert.

Exceptional Dining

  • Callao Region: You can relax before meeting your Travelling Concierge at 18.00 for a Welcome Dinner at MAYTA with chef Jamie Pesaque.
  • Lima: Enjoy a fantastic seafood restaurant in the trendy neighborhood of Barranco in Lima. This restaurant offers Peruvian classics in a great outdoor ambiance underneath the lush trees.
  • Sacred Valley: Experience a caja china lunch, a popular way to create a delicious meal in Peru, cooked in a wooden box.
  • Machu Picchu: Enjoy lunch at Café Inkaterra, located between the Machu Picchu train tracks and surrounded by lush forest.
  • Machu Picchu: Savour traditional Andean cuisine at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
  • Cusco: Savour a Pachamanca feast in the Sacred valley. This traditional way to slow cook local vegetables and meats using hot stones and clay pots underground is a communal rite in the Sacred Valley that dates back to pre-historic times. It is a way to celebrate and show gratitude to Pachamama, "Mother Earth".
  • Cusco: Dine at MAP restaurant, one of the city's most prominent restaurants, situated on the lively, modern patio of the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art.
  • Lima: Savour a creative array of seasonal dishes created by chef Arlette Eulert at Matria. This Peruvian restaurant boasts organic ingredients that change according to the season.
  • Santiago: Enjoy lunch with wine at El Castillo Forestal, a converted castle located in the Parque Forestal. This unique dining experience offers French cuisine with a turret room and a terrace with views of the park.
  • Santiago: Enjoy a Chilean seafood lunch with Wine. Mestizo Restaurante has incorporated aspects of international gastronomy to Chilean cuisine to create delicious ceviches, main dishes and desserts.
  • Buenos Aires: Enjoy an indigenous dinner crafted with contemporary flair. Specializing in native meats and alternatives, El Baqueano works with small producers and fishermen to create extraordinary seasonal delights.
  • Buenos Aires: An iconic gastronomic hub, enjoy a traditional steakhouse dinner featuring fresh and local ingredients that make for an exceptional experience.
  • Buenos Aires: Savour a delicious meal, and enjoy fabulous live music, solo singers and a breathtaking display of authentic tango at Rojo Tango.
  • : Get a taste of gaucho life with a delicious asado Highlight Lunch.
  • Iguassu Falls: Enjoy dinner with wine surrounded by a subtropical forest at Ipe Grill where you'll choose from a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Dine at a local churrascaria, a traditional Brazilian steakhouse, where you'll be served a variety of quality meats, a quintessentially Brazilian experience.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Indulge in a classic Highlight Lunch amid a lavish setting at the century-old Confeitaria Colombo. This prestigious coffee shop dates back to 1894.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Your Farewell Celebration Dinner is served at the French-Brazilian E'toile Restaurant. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from the 26th floor as you toast to your journey.
  • Dining Summary: 22 Breakfast (B), 13 Dinner with Wine (DW), 8 Lunch (L), and 5 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Chairman's Collection

  • Lima: Meet Dr. Canseco today and visit his beautiful home and hear about his family's history and his sucessful political and philanthropic career. Dr. Canseco comes from a long lineage of Peruvian politicians and has started his own political party in Peru in which he ran fro president. He also owns Quinoa farms in the highlands of Peru in which he uses as a part of his social program to support local indigenous farmers.

Journey Highlights

  • Lima: Take a guided visit of the Monastery and its catacombs.
  • Lima: Visit the historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank museum.
  • Sacred Valley: Learn from locals about the process of salt mining.The cascading salt terraces along this scenic canyon have been harvested using an evaporation technique since the times of the Incas and has been passed down by local families, who still harvest salt from it today to sell to the local market.
  • Sacred Valley: A local shaman will perform a welcoming ceremony to the Sacred Valley and the mystical Andes Mountains that surround it.
  • Ollantaytambo: Join a local expert and visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo. See the magnificent views of the ruins on the side of the cliffs above the Urubamba river.
  • Machu Picchu: Visit a working tea plantation.
  • Machu Picchu: View the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids around your hotel surrounded by the Cloud Forest.
  • Machu Picchu: Spend a full day exploring the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, rediscovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911 after being forgotten for centuries. A Local Expert helps you understand the enigmatic fortress abandoned by the Incas in the 16th century.
  • Machu Picchu: Explore Machu Picchu further with a guided hike up to Inti Punku, also known as Sun Gate. These ruins are considered the main entrance for those who journey through the original Inca Trail. It offers a spectacular panoramic view of Machu Picchu from above.
  • Machu Picchu: Embark on a twilight nature walk where your guide will point out medicinal plants, sacred Pre-Inca pictographs, and an enchanting waterfall in the Cloud Forest.
  • Sacred Valley: Travel back to the Sacred Valley by train, offering you great views with panoramic windows and an outdoor observation carriage.
  • Cusco: Join your Local Expert for a visit to the ruins of Sacsayhuman, on of the most important Incan sites and a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. You'll also visit Korikancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun, and the beautiful colonial neighborhood of San Blas and the magnificent Cathedral at Plaza de Armas which took 100 years to complete.
  • Puno: Enjoy a picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Umayo before visiting the archeological site of Sillustani. Explore the stone burial towers 'chullpas' that have dotted the shores since pre-Inca times.
  • Lake Titicaca: Visit the Uros Floating Islands to learn about the lifestyle and customs of the local people and enjoy lunch with this community that bundles reeds from the lake to build floating platforms, houses and canoes.
  • Santiago: Meet a Local Expert for an in-depth city exploration. Start out at the heart of the city, seeing the Chilean University, San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill. Then visit the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral. Cross the Mapocho river to the bohemian Bellavista district on the way to San Cristobal Hill, where you will have the best views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains.
  • Santiago: Visit Kingston Family Winery, a small boutique winery located in Casablanca Valley for an introduction to and tasting of their exquisite wines.
  • Valparaiso: From Santiago, head west towards Valparaíso. Pass by the main square where you can see the monument honoring the 1879 Naval Battle of Iquique. Declared a World Heritage by UNESCO, Valparaíso offers unique ocean landscapes with colorful neighborhoods, picturesque cobblestone streets, and old cable cars. Then, take the coastal highway to the modern seaside city of Viña del Mar.
  • Buenos Aires: Take a tour of this historical and prestigious opera house and explore the Main Hall, Foyer, Bustos Gallery and the Golden Hall.
  • Buenos Aires: Explore the beautiful ranch on a leisurely walk, learning all about the gaucho lifestyle.
  • Iguassu Falls: Head to the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls and view the unfathomable Devil's Throat.
  • Iguassu Falls: Join a local expert for a spectacular walk past thundering curtains of water and misty rainbows on the Brazilian side of the falls. Explore the base of the falls and see the impressive panoramic view of San Martin Island.
  • Iguassu Falls: See several native birds in their natural habitat. One of the largest bird parks in Latin America, The Bird Park is an integrated conservation center for birds of the Atlantic Forest and his home to 120 species of birds.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Experience sightseeing with a Local Expert and a cable car journey to the lofty heights of Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Visit this beautiful library that was built in the heart of Rio by the Portuguese monarchy.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Take a behind the scenes look at Rio's iconic Municipal Theater with a local expert.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Take a train ride up Corcovado Hill through the Tijuca National Forest to the open arms of Christ the Redeemer and magnificent views over the legendary bay.

VIP Experiences

  • Lima: Visit the home of local artist Victor Delfin, known for his monumental El Beso sculpture at his workshop in the city's trendy Barranco district.
  • Cusco: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, and a recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Learn about her mission to preserve traditional weaving techniques and how she has succeeded in bringing weaving once more to the forefront of her community.
  • Lake Titicaca: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you meet the locals of Amantani Island to discover how the traditions and language of the Inca culture are being kept alive. A remote location not commonly visited by tourists, you'll meet a local family and community members for a farm-to-table lunch before exploring the terraced hillsides and viewing the skillfully made crafts the inhabitants are known for.
  • Buenos Aires: Meet Alfredo Genovese at his Filetado workshop, recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. Learn about this traditional artwork that can be found throughout the city decorating trucks, murals, and signs.
  • Ipanema: Meet Local Expert Cecelo, a local guitarist, music aficionado, and studio owner from Ipanema. Join him on a walking tour of Ipanema, the birthplace of Bossa Nova in the 1950s. Enjoy the sounds and sights of the place that inspired this new genre of samba music. After your tour, head back to your hotel where Cecelo will play you some Bossa Nova classics over a caipirinha cocktail.

Your Way

  • Cusco: Visit the ruins of Tambo Machay and enjoy a leisurely 3.7 mile (6 km) downhill walk back to Cusco as you pass the ruins of Puca Pucara and Quenguo.
  • Cusco: Return to Cusco by vehicle and visit San Blas church and the surroundings of this fascinating artsy neighbourhood of Cusco. After San Blas, continue to San Pedro market for some local shopping and insight into Peruvian produce.
  • Buenos Aires: Meet the local gauchos and learn about the traditions of these South American Cowboys on a horseback ride.

Health and Safety Protocols for Luxury Gold Tours

Luxury Gold has introduced these enhanced hygiene protocols – for you and team members.

You can travel with Luxury Gold and be assured that their team has put numerous new measures in place to elevate their hygiene standards and protocols. The well-being of guests and team has always been, and always will be, their primary concern.

In this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, Luxury Gold is doing all they can to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Here are some important new steps and procedures that they have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you the peace of mind when you are traveling during these new times.

Expertly Trained Travel Directors

Travel Director training equips them with enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of the guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained. Before you travel, Luxury Gold will also keep you well informed about new protocols required in these areas, and ask that you cooperate with and heed the advice and direction of Travel Directors while on your trip. The Travel Directors have preventative measures in place to try and ensure your well-being and in the event that any unexpected issues arise on trip, they will activate additional protocols.

Stringent On-the-Road Protocols

The customized luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your trip and have always been kept to very high standards. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Luxury Gold have taken additional measures to elevate hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations. The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis. All the guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitising when required. Hand sanitiser is freely available on board for your use throughout the day. Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitiser to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.

A Full Team of Support 24/7

It’s not just your Travel Director and Driver who will be taking care of you. Behind the scenes, the operations and guest support teams are in contact with them and on call 24/7, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

Physical Distancing

Adapting to the right size groups, based on government distancing requirements, you can rest assured that you will travel with the comfort of your own personal space. Have peace of mind that all of the experiences, hotels and restaurants you’ll enjoy on your trip have been vetted to ensure they adhere to physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Trusted Partners, Exceptional Standards

Luxury Gold is very selective in who they work with and choose to only use hotels, restaurants, ground handlers and venues that take the well-being of the guests as seriously as Luxury Gold does and agrees to meet expected guidelines and specifications. Luxury Gold only works with establishments that they are confident will consistently adhere to their high standards.

Always in the Know

As part of The Travel Corporation (TTC) , Luxury Gold is kept up to date with all government advisories and travel alerts on a daily basis and is continually in touch with all of the partners on the ground in each destination. Also, rest assured that during your trip, the teams work to ensure the supplier partners (hotels, restaurants, museums and other venues) are also applying the same standard to these new hygiene and distancing protocols, to the extent possible.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Luxury Gold Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.8
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.4
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 18 reviews about Luxury Gold Tours - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

The guide was fabulous. The hotels wonderful.

Truly enjoyed all aspects of the Luxury Gold trip and will definitely look into more trips with them in the future.

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