Maybe it’s a new destination, somewhere you have always wanted to see, or just time for an extra treat. Why not extend your Luxury Gold vacations and spend extra time in some superb locations?
You can extend your stay at the start or end of your trip, on each of our limited-edition tours. Or make your journey even more spectacular by choosing one of our extended vacations.
Venice, Italy and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Venice, ‘La Serenissima’, is a divine location and a hard act to follow. A highlight of Italy, its winding canals, stunning architecture, and rich history make it one of the most romantic and enchanting destinations in the world. You’ll never tire of exploring the city’s hidden corners, charming back alleys and secluded squares. Sip coffee in the Piazza San Marco and marvel at the opulent Basilica di San Marco and the stunning Doge’s Palace. Float along the canals on a gondola, absorbing the sights and sounds from the water.
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For the ultimate treat and crescendo to your stay, treat yourself to a journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Continue basking in the timeless elegance of Venice on a luxurious journey to Paris, as an extension to Ultimate Italy, of our most popular Luxury Gold vacations. Opulent carriages, first class service and gastronomy courtesy of a Michelin-starred Chef, make this an unforgettable step back in time.
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Auckland, New Zealand
A stunning coastal city, Auckland offers luxury travelers a unique blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. Whether you are strolling along the waterfront and enjoying views of Waitemata Harbor and the Hauraki Gulf, or exploring the city’s world-class museums and galleries, you’ll be longing for some extra time in this vibrant city.
Visit the iconic Sky Tower for panoramic views or take a helicopter ride. Explore the city’s underground lava caves and the stunning Waitakere Ranges rainforest. And pass the time enjoying fresh seafood and fine wine in the city’s many waterfront restaurants and bars.
Making your visit to Auckland even more memorable, travel with us and you’ll be treated to an exclusive dinner with one of the country’s famous former All Blacks rugby players. Just one of the exclusive moments that await on Luxury Gold vacations.
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Why not take a few extra days at the end of The Long White Cloud?
New Orleans, USA
The Big Easy. A city packed with history, music and exquisite cuisine – there is always one more experience to savor. New Orleans is known for its unique blend of African, French and American cultures. Here you can enjoy jazz, blues, Creole cuisine, unique architecture and festivals including Mardi Gras.
Founded by the French, New Orleans was ruled for 40 years by the Spanish before being bought by the United States in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, leaving behind a rich history full of fascinating tales. It’s no surprise it is one of the USA’s most popular travel destinations.
A big draw is the historic French Quarter, with its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. Visit St. Louis Cathedral and the legendary Preservation Hall jazz club. The city is considered the birthplace of jazz, and famous musicians such as Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton got their start playing in the city’s clubs and music halls. You can also enjoy the magic of Mardi Gras any time of year at the Mardi Gras World Museum.
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An Alaska cruise is a must for any discerning traveler seeking natural beauty and adventure. And it makes the perfect extension to Majesty of the Rockies, one of our limited edition Luxury Gold vacations. Once you have been exposed to the outstanding natural beauty of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, we guarantee you’ll be yearning for more.
Over 12 days, we invite you to bask in the incredible scenery of Alaska’s Inside Passage. In the company of marine biologists and expert naturalists, stop at villages, waterfalls, fjords and glaciers.
Quiet and luxurious, your boutique cruise ship combines comfort with the ultimate in environmental protection. And it is perfectly sized to enable access to islands and coves. Intimately observe wildlife from the overwater viewing platform and enjoy exquisite onboard dining, with a bounty of fresh local produce.
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Prague, Czech Republic
With a rich history and Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, Prague excludes old world glamour and charm. Known as the ‘City of a Thousand Spires’, it’s one of Europe’s architectural gems.
Must-see sights include the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and Prague Castle. Take your time strolling along the Vltava River and enjoy views of the city’s skyline or explore the winding streets of the city’s historic Old Town. Prague is renowned as shopper’s paradise, and browsing its designer boutiques is the perfect way to indulge with some extra time in the city. Visit the luxury shopping district of Parizska Street for high-end brands such as Dior and Prada or explore the vintage shops in the Josefov neighborhood.
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Tokyo, the world’s largest metropolis, is known as the city where innovation meets tradition.
Despite its size, it is considered one of the safest and friendliest cities in the world. And with so much to explore, this is the kind of city you can spend many more days in.
Tokyo’s rich history can be seen everywhere in its architecture, particularly in its ancient temples and shrines. The magnificent Sensoji Temple dates back to the 7th century. The city is also home to modern architectural marvels, such as the Tokyo Skytree, a 634-meter tower that is one of the tallest structures in the world.
Explore temples, see vendors and fishermen in action at the Tsukiji Fish Market. The Yanaka district, with its narrow streets and traditional houses, provides a glimpse into Tokyo’s past. Dine on sushi, ramen, tempura and other exquisite Japanese dishes at the city’s acclaimed restaurants or try the delicious street food.
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Spend extra time in Tokyo at the end of Majestic Japan
Zurich is famous for luxurious lifestyles, high-end shopping, and decadent chocolate. Set alongside a shimmering lake and framed by the soaring Alps, the best of indoor and outdoor blend. It’s the perfect destination to spend some extra time, whether you’re looking for arts and culture, world-class dining or shopping and indulgence.
Zurich’ abundance of high-end boutiques and designer stores cater to the most discerning of shoppers. Bahnhofstrasse is one of the most famous shopping streets in the world, with good reason. A mile long, it features luxury brands such as Chanel, Prada and Louis Vuitton, as well as exclusive boutiques and designer wear. After all that shopping, take the weight off your feet and dine by the lakeside.
Add some extra days before the start of Majestic Switzerland
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To make even more memories on Luxury Gold vacations, why not add extra days at the start or the end of your journey? To help you choose, take a look at our worldwide collection of limited-edition Luxury Gold tours.
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