Journey Beyond the Ordinary with Luxury Gold

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Southern Glamour with Luxury Gold!

Like a chapter out of ‘Gone With the Wind,’ this romantic journey showcases historic antebellum plantations, exclusive island resorts and the sultry romance of Charleston and Savannah. Learn about the region’s tumultuous history from Local Experts and experience the charms of southern hospitality.

Date: 12 May 2018

Duration: 8 Days

From: €3,179pps

 

VIP Experiences:

  • Asheville: Explore Biltmore Estate with a Local Expert for a private, after-hours insight into the daily lives of the elite Vanderbilt family and immerse yourself in an age of elegance marked by generous hospitality.
  • Charleston: See a demonstration of the delicate art of creating Charleston Sweetgrass Baskets, a traditional southern handicraft.

 

Journey Highlights:

  • Charleston: Step back in time at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, where you explore the house and tour the beautiful grounds with a guide.
  • Jekyll Island: Join a guided tram tour of the island.
  • Savannah: Experience the upper-class lifestyle of 19th century Savannah, during a guided tour of Owens-Thomas House.

 

 

Exceptional Dining:

  • Charleston: Be welcomed by Chef Annie Mayo for a lowcountry dinner with true Southern hospitality and entertainment, at the historical Governor Thomas Bennett House.
  • Jekyll Island: From the stunning ocean views on the verandah of your beachfront resort, enjoy a superb Highlight Dinner.
  • Savannah: Indulge in authentic, world-famous Southern fare and wine at the River House, an iconic, 18th century restored, cotton warehouse.
  • Included Quality Dining: 7 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners.

 

Terms and Conditions

  • Price shown is per person for twin share and includes EPD. Single supplements may apply.
  • Flights are excluded.
  • This offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice.
  • Book and pay in full by February 28 2018

 

Grand India

Multihued cities, palaces, temples and forts give way to the lush Kerala coast on this tour. Drifting through the peaceful tropical backwaters on your deluxe houseboat contrasts with time spent in the megacity of Mumbai. The one constant is the exemplary service, opulent hotels and unrivalled care provided throughout this Luxury Gold itinerary. Your experiences include learning how to express emotions with the raise of an eyebrow at a vibrant performance of traditional Kathakali dance, staying at The Leela Palace, set in a majestic location on Lake Pichola and in Kochi, cooking instructor Nimmy Paul unveils her secrets of traditional cooking techniques.

Date: 05 November 2018

Duration: 20 Days

From: €6,995pps

 

VIP Experiences:

  • Agra: Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India’s most famous monument. Enjoy tea and pakoras on a rooftop with exceptional views. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.
  • Jaipur: In private elegance at Sukh Niwas, Jaipur’s City Palace, enjoy a High Tea fit for royalty. Renowned for its spectacular Lalique Peacock table made to order for the Royal Family of Jaipur, this VIP experience is only available to Luxury Gold guests.

 

Journey Highlights:

  • Delhi: Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets.
  • Alleppey: Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey on a deluxe houseboat, journeying through waterways and past traditional villages.
  • Mumbai: Cruise to Elephanta Island, the glorious abode of Lord Shiva and visit the complex of ancient cave temples.
  • Agra: Visit the majestic Taj Mahal, bathed by the first rays of dawn, and learn about this romantic national icon.
  • Jaipur: Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort and stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.
  • Kochi: Attend a performance of traditional Kathakali dance.
  • Bishnoi: Experience rural village life with a jeep safari.

 

Exceptional Dining:

  • Vaikom Village: Gain insight into life at the village and try your hand at weaving with wild pineapple leaves or coconut husks, before sharing lunch at a local’s home.
  • Udaipur: Showcasing the best of Indian cuisine, your delicious Celebration Dinner is set in the perfect environment to toast your time in India.
  • Mumbai: Showcasing the best of Indian cuisine, enjoy your mouth-watering Celebration Dinner in the nation’s largest city, the perfect environment to celebrate your time in India. .
  • Jaisalmer: As the sun sets over the Kanoi Sand Dunes, be entranced by the traditional musicians welcoming you to this magical evening. Under the stars, a traditional feast is prepared for you in a truly unique environment.
  • Kochi: Meet Nimmy, a local cooking instructor, who will demonstrate traditional Kerala home recipes. Then feast on some of the delicious treats you’ve seen being made during your Highlight Lunch.
  • Ranakpur: Learn the kitchen secrets of the chef of one of Ranakpur’s finest hotels in our cooking demonstration of local specialities and lunch.

 

Terms and Conditions

  • Price shown is for twin share. Single supplements may apply.
  • Flights are excluded.
  • This offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice.

Author Information

Travel Agent: The Travel Corporation