overwater bungalow at sunset

As we step into 2024, it promises to be an extraordinary year for those seeking luxury travel experiences. Whether you’re dreaming of a romantic train journey or an overwater bungalow, seeking the thrill of a safari adventure or a yacht charter, or planning to turn it up a notch with a private island experience, these are the luxury travel experiences you need to book in 2024. 

Luxury train journeys

Rocky Mountaineer carriage with view

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Experience the romance of a bygone era with a luxury train journey in 2024. You could board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for a nostalgic voyage across Europe, see the South African bushveld aboard the iconic Rovos Rail, or traverse the majestic landscapes of the Canadian Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer. From regal bedrooms and gourmet dining, to breathtaking scenery and private viewing decks, these journeys are an unforgettable way to explore the world’s most beautiful destinations. 

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After hours VIP experiences

Group of travellers at Schonbrunn Palace after hours

For a true luxury experience, you’ve got to go behind the scenes, where few have gone before. Luxury Gold takes you there with our one-of-a-kind VIP experiences, where you get exclusive, after hours access to some of the world’s most iconic sites. You don’t need to wait in line or battle with the crowds. Simply step beyond the velvet ropes and have the space and time to explore places like the Tower of London, Castle Howard, Schönbrunn Palace, Luxor Temple and Doge’s Palace. You’ll also meet Local Experts in many of these places for a private tour as they share fascinating insights. 

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Yacht charters

yacht sailing through the Mediterranean

Sailing through the world’s most stunning coastlines aboard a private yacht is a luxury travel trend that’s here to stay. Charter a superyacht in the Mediterranean, explore the Caribbean’s hidden coves, or cruise the Galapagos Islands in style. You’ll have the freedom to tailor your itinerary, enjoy water sports, and savor gourmet cuisine prepared by your onboard chef.

Exclusive culinary experiences

L'antic Moli restaurant dish

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Gastronomy plays a significant role in luxury travel, and 2024 is no exception. With Luxury Gold, you could go from dining at Michelin-starred restaurants like L’Antic Molí in Spain to wine-tasting tours in the world’s most renowned vineyards like South Africa’s Cape Winelands, or opt for exclusive cooking classes with renowned chefs. Whether it’s a private sushi-making class in Tokyo or a cooking class and lunch in Tuscany, you’ll indulge your palate in the most exquisite flavors of the world. 

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Overwater bungalows

luxury overwater bungalow

Overwater bungalows have long been synonymous with luxury travel. Picture yourself staying in a lavish overwater villa in Bora Bora, the Maldives, or Fiji, where you can step directly from your room into the warm, turquoise ocean. From glass floors and private pools, to direct access to vibrant coral reefs, overwater bungalows are a very special experience.

Safari adventures

Lion Sands Game Reserve accommodation South Africa

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If you’ve always wanted to go on a safari, 2024 is your year to experience it. You’ll find exclusive safari lodges and camps in destinations like Botswana, Tanzania, and Kenya, where you can witness the Big Five and other remarkable wildlife in their natural habitat. From private game drives and bush picnics, to infinity pools and dining under the stars, you can safari in style.

With Luxury Gold, you’ll visit some of the most extraordinary luxury safari lodges in the world, from Lion Sands Game Reserve or the Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge in South Africa to Nahargarh Ranthambhore in India. 

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Wellness retreats

woman in an infinity pool overlooking the ocean

In 2024, prioritize self-care and rejuvenation at the top wellness retreats in destinations like Bali, Thailand, and Costa Rica. Indulge in luxurious spa treatments, yoga sessions, meditation classes, and delicious dining to help you unwind and recharge.

Private island retreats

aerial view of tropical island

For ultimate seclusion and exclusivity, private island resorts are the epitome of luxury travel. Properties like Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, North Island in the Seychelles, and Velaa Private Island in the Maldives offer an unparalleled level of privacy and personalized service. With pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and opulent villas with your own butler, chef, and private infinity pool, you don’t get more luxurious than this.