Dedicated to providing outstanding holidays and experiences, Luxury Gold and The Red Carnation Hotel Collection are proud to be part of the family-owned and run TTC Family of brands.Here, we explore what to expect on five perfectly planned Luxury Gold vacations, all of which feature a luxurious stay with Red Carnation Hotels:

1. Uncover spectacular South Africa

A showcase of beautiful wildernesses, eclectic cultures, warm hospitality and rich heritage, this journey will take you from cosmopolitan Cape Town into the heart of Big Five territory. Uncover the history of South Africa, while luxuriously travelling like the intrepid explorers of the past. Meet extraordinary local characters and taste the Cape’s finest wines and culinary delights. Your journey concludes with a three-day safari in the Sabi Sands, known for having one of the planet’s highest concentrations of animal species.

This trip includes a stay at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, nestled between Table Mountain and 12 Apostles mountain range, offering amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. Join your Travelling Concierge and travel companions for an exquisite welcome dinner, hosted at the hotel’s award-winning Azure restaurant. Enjoy expansive ocean views from the terrace as you experience fine dining of modern South African cuisine infused with international influences. Inspired by the ocean, the menu boasts an array of dishes prepared with seasonally organic ingredients.

View our Spectacular South Africa itinerary


2. Travel like British royalty

Uncover the very essence of Britain and go to significant destinations that were once frequented by the likes of Shakespeare and notorious kings. As you travel in elegant style, stay at the most sought-after addresses in Britain, dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant and savour local specialities. From the beautiful Georgian city of Bath to the mesmerising Lake District, this is a journey of a lifetime.

This trip includes a stay at the five-star Rubens at the Palace Hotel, overlooking Buckingham Palace, this historic hotel has been fully renovated and offers a host of restaurants and bars. Join your Travelling Concierge and travel companions for a grand welcome dinner hosted in the elegant English Grill restaurant.

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3. Indulge in breath-taking landscapes of the Emerald Isle

Welcome to the Emerald Isle. A storyteller’s paradise, you’ll explore the natural elements of this vibrant country, meeting some colourful characters along the way. From esteemed author and Dubliner Trevor White, to Killarney locals and the lively performers of Gaelic Roots – who will teach you a few moves – you’re in for a trip rich in history, fascinating local insights and lots of laughter! We are certain the breath-taking landscapes and lyrical personality will have you leaving this rugged, fairytale land inspired.

This trip includes a stay at Ashford Castle. Your royal adventure begins when you enter through the grand stone gates of our remarkable 800-year-old castle and are led with a lone piper across the bridge to the castle. Discover our exquisite interiors, delicious cuisine, passionate team, a wealth of estate activities and state-of-the-art spa. As a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, Ireland’s first Forbes five-star and former home of the Guinness family, Ashford are exceptional in every sense. In the evening you will dine at Cullen’s at the Cottage, on the grounds of Ashford Castle this traditional thatched cottage used to be Cong Cinema.

During your leisure time why not head for a walk in its grounds and take in the plush exterior and crisp, fresh country air? Experience Ashford Castle your way with a choice between a unique falconry experience or scrumptious Afternoon Tea. Your final day culminates with a celebration dinner at the esteemed George V Dining Room. Built specially for King George V in 1905, this room bestows a grand sense of occasion. Dine like royalty and share stories from the journey with your new-found friends, over dinner and wine.

View our Ultimate Ireland itinerary


4. Discover castles and kingdoms of Britain and Ireland

Head to the Islands of Britain and Ireland for a stately journey across rugged, fairy-tale lands. A storyteller’s paradise, you’ll uncover the essence of Britain and the natural elements of Ireland, meeting some colourful characters along the way. From esteemed author and Dubliner Trevor White, to Killarney locals and a Royal House Guard in London, you’re in for a trip rich in history, with fascinating local insights and lots of laughter! Travel in elegant style, stay at the most sought-after addresses, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants and savour local specialities. And of course, no trip to this part of the world would be complete without trying esteemed local delicacies, including Guinness in Ireland and a delicious English scone.

This trip includes an overnight stay at both the Rubens at the Palace and Ashford Castle.

View our Castles and Kingdoms itinerary


5. Marvel at majestic views of Switzerland


Step into a world of snow-capped mountains, traditional alpine villages and warm hospitality. This idyllic journey takes you to fairy-tale castles, breath-taking peaks and storybook meadows. Along the way you’ll meet local experts and passionate foodies who will share local specialties, such as fondue and creamy chocolate, with you. Stay in luxurious hotels, see beautiful cities and marvel at some of the most extraordinary scenery on the planet.

This trip includes a stay at Hotel d’Angleterre, perfectly situated on the banks of the Lake. Voted the number one hotel in Switzerland by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017, the hotel blends British charm with the finest Swiss hospitality.

View our Majestic Switzerland itinerary.