Uluru at night, starry sky blurred with long exposure effect

Unique romantic getaways can feel difficult to achieve. When so many others have proposed in Paris and honeymooned in Hawaii, no one will fault you for wanting to give your partner an unforgettable experience unlike any other love story.

Luxury Gold’s journeys are full of hand-curated, exclusive activities that showcase the soul of a destination. We offer opportunities to get lost in the thrill of the journey. And we provide ways to communicate with cultures and communities in your love language, be it quality time with your partner in unspoilt nature, shopping for gifts in artisan markets, or snuggling up in one of the handpicked five-star hotels featured in every tour.

Unforgettable experiences with your partner come standard on these Luxury Gold tours.

A Forest Bath for Two in Japan

Oirase Gorge in autumn with orange and red leaves, Japan

Escape from the stresses of everyday life with your beau and cleanse your bodies in a Japanese Onsen. Forest bathing in a Japanese hot spring is as relaxing as it sounds. Feel the crystal-clear waters of Oirase Gorge wash over you. Close your eyes and enjoy peaceful moments together. As one of the final unforgettable experiences on our Majestic Japan tour, a soak in the Onsen is a welcomed romantic retreat after a week spent exploring Osaka, strolling temples in Kyoto, and gazing at Mount Fuji from the window of a bullet train.

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Wild Nights in Australia

The Sydney Opera house lit cup at night

From the Great Barrier Reef to the Sydney Harbour, you’ll have countless unforgettable experiences under the Australian sun on our Inspiring Australia tour, but it’s the moonlit activities that truly make this adventure a unique romantic getaway like no other. In Uluṟu, you’ll welcome and bid farewell to the sun in two special ways: first, watching dawn illuminate the mesmerizing Field of Light art installation. Such a sight may render you speechless, which is fitting, as that same night you’ll attend a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars, surrounded by only darkness and the soulful sound of a didgeridoo.

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A Truly Unforgettable Experience in New Zealand

Road with mountainous landscape in background with low level clouds, newzealand

Rainforests and volcanic valleys. Glaciers and caverns. Waterfalls and cliffs. These aren’t your options: they’re just a small sample of the diverse landscapes you and your love will set your sights on in New Zealand. Unique romantic getaways for the couple that adores the great outdoors don’t get any better than the itinerary on Luxury Gold’s The Long White Cloud tour. This 19-day journey takes you through the Southern Alps, Franz Josef Glacier, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and more. You’ll trek across frozen ground, descend into caves, and dine on a meal cooked underground with geothermal steam. When you see the bioluminescent creatures light up the Waitomo caverns, you’ll realize that there’s no place quite like New Zealand.

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Experience La Dolce Vita in Italy

Divine dishes and stunning vistas await at Michelin-starred Mamma restaurant in Capri, where you dine on Ultimate Italy. Photo credit: @lemonzurestaurant on Instagram

On our Ultimate Italy  journey, food is the only love language you’ll need to speak for 12 days. Settle in for a Lemon Granita and a meal at the Michelin-starred Le Monzù in Capri. Sample truffle-infused cured meats and olive oils in Umbria. Taste wine with vineyard owners and savor decadent gelato with a World Champion Gelato maestro. Learn how to roll pasta by hand. These unforgettable experiences in Italy’s tastiest regions will forever change the way you plan dinner date nights.

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Continue Your Love Story in Stratford-upon-Avon

Anne Hathaway's Tudor cottage in Stratford upon Avon, England

A visit to the birthplace of William Shakespeare is one of the more unique romantic getaways for literature lovers. It’s a place to profess your love in as many creative ways as you can conjure up, taking inspiration from the equally eclectic mix of Tudor cottages and half-timbered homes lining the streets of the bard’s former home. The Luxury Gold British Royale tour is full of unforgettable experiences, bookended by days in London and Edinburgh. A stop in Stratford-upon-Avon, however, offers a small moment of reflection. A chance for you and your partner to pause and acknowledge this exciting chapter of your relationship, before continuing on to the poetic Lake District to write the next line of your love story.

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A Ritual of Reverence in Peru

Machu pichu with clouds in daytime, Peru

There are moments in your relationship, that while even surrounded by others, are still some of the most intimate, unforgettable experiences you’ll ever have together. Receiving a shaman’s blessing in Peru’s Sacred Valley is one of them. Our Treasures of the Incas tour is astounding from start to finish, with visits to Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and Lima’s bohemian heart: the Sacred Valley visit, though, is second-to-none. After the blessing, you and your partner will find a deeper appreciation for the vestiges of the Incan Empire before even setting eyes on the historic citadel.

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A Flush of Luxury in France

French vineyard at sunset, near Bordeaux. France

Paris has written its own definition for the word romance, but there are more unique romantic getaways within France outside of the capital. On Luxury Gold’s Ultimate Southern France tour, you’ll spend a night in a luxurious hotel built within the medieval walls of Carcassonne. Get a feel for France’s Languedoc region as you and your beau cruise the Canal du Midi, sip your way through vineyards, and take a traditional French cooking class with a Michelin-starred chef. These unforgettable experiences offer a true taste of traditional French romance that filled the countryside long before the Iron Lady arrived.

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Soulful Food and Music in the American South

The ritz Carlton in New Oleans, USA

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The soundtrack to romance doesn’t require a slow tune. Dance into your favorite vacation memories while exploring the Deep South’s music history. After line dancing in Nashville and jookin’ in Memphis, you’ll end your trip with big bands in the Big Easy. The Southern Grace tour through Luxury Travels has a room at The Ritz-Carlton – New Orleans for you and your dance partner, but nothing’s stopping you from spending the night hopping between jazz clubs in the French Quarter.

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Sensational Sunsets in Santorini, Greece

White washed houses with colourful flowers on Santorini shine in the sun with the sea in the background.

Along with its endless sunshine and blue roofed houses, Santorini is famous for stunning sunsets over the Aegean Sea, turquoise blue waters and romantic cliffside restaurants. The best places in Santorini to enjoy lounging and relaxing are the infinity pools at Imerovigli, cave villas in Oia, or red sand beaches across the island.

History lovers will marvel at the Akrotiri and Thera sites (some of the best places in Santorini to discover archeological treasures). It’s also the perfect location for some romantic horseback riding.

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Feel the Freedom in Fiji

A view through trees of a golden beach with about moored at the waters edge and bright blue sky

Immerse yourselves in a tropical island paradise with pristine beaches, private island resorts, outstanding hotels and sensational cuisine. An independent archipelago of some 800 islands, Fiji lies in the South Pacific Ocean, north of New Zealand,

The prefect excuse to really push the boat out on romantic experiences, picnic on a sand beach on a private island, take a scenic flight, snorkel with manta rays or swim beneath a waterfall.

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Read the Stars in Prague, Czech Republic

St Charles’s bridge stretches away from he camera at sunset with buildings on the far side.

Quite simply a city like no other, pictures and stories do not do this exquisite  Czech Republic capital justice. Founded more than 1,100 years, known as the City of Spires, Prague is one of the most beautiful places in Europe and perfect for a couples trip. From proposals on the iconic Charles Bridge to romantic walks along the cobblestones and sunset river cruises along the Vltava, this is your place to get cozy.

For those that wish to write their love in the stars you are in the right place. At the beginning of the17th century Prague became the astronomical center of the world, home to Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler. The perfect spot for meeting of minds you can visit several astronomic observatories and institutions which remind you of your privileges place in the universe.

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Enjoy the Secluded Paradise of Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Guest bungalows stand on stilts in blue water with mountains in the background

Its distant location and exclusivity mean that Bora Bora remains a relatively secluded spot for a unique romantic getaway. The tropical paradise exudes glamour, tranquility and relaxation. Fabulous hotels, exceptional service and luxurious dining are just the start. The tropical weather means sunshine and warmth. Stay in an over-water bungalow for privacy, a cool breeze and the world’s most stunning waters at your foot tips. For a unique romantic experience you can choose to have breakfast delivered by a floral decorated out-rigger canoe. Many of the top hotels offer beach front dining. Plus, at a price, you can have your bed dressed in perfumed Polynesian flowers or bath in a tub with fresh flowers floating on the water.

Sport and Spas in Banff, Canada

Two Elk stand on grassland with mountains in the background

The breathtaking beauty of Canada’s Rockies need little introduction, and one of the most romantic ways to experience them is in Banff. A UNESCO World Heritage site Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park spanning over 6,641 square kilometers. Glaciers, alpine meadows and rugged mountain peaks serve as a backdrop for the ultimate romantic getaway.

Journey with Luxury Gold and stay at the 5-star Fairmont Banff Springs Resort. Ride together on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s eye view of the Rockies. Let your competitive side shine through and tee up at the world-renowned Banff Springs Golf Course to play nine holes of golf surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Or maybe you would just like to unwind to the calming sounds of rushing waterfalls and bubbling mineral pools with spa treatments at the Willow Stream Mineral Pools and Spa.

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Embrace Tradition in Kyoto, Japan

A lady in a kimono with a bright red parasol stands under pink cherry blossom trees.

Perfect for couple’s trip, Kyoto could well be called Japan’s City of Love. Stroll atmospheric streets, picturesque gardens and absorb its rich traditional culture. One of the most sought-after sights are the Geisha. Long associated with Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, these professional entertainers train for years to perfect this ancient art. You mustn’t leave Kyoto without witnessing a charming performance.

A unique way to relax together, pay a visit to a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn. A popular choice for travelers back in the day of the samurai, here you can enjoy an exquisite multi course kaiseki meal followed by a soak in a private onsen (hot spring).

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Scale the Heights of Paris, France

A birds eye view of Paris, a unique romantic getaway, showing the Eiffel Tower amongst other landmarks

Maybe more iconic than unique, the City of Love boasts iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe, along with charming streets and world-class cuisine. You’ll be spoiled for choice for unique romantic moments. Take in the stunning Paris views and sip bubbly together at the Champagne Bar on the top floor of the Eiffel Tower. Kiss passionatley at the Wall of Love in Montmartre, or toast yourselves on a romantic Seine River Cruise.

For the ultimate romantic date, head to the top floor of the Montparnasse tower where the gourmet restaurant Ciel de Paris offers a breathtaking panorama. At 200 m high, it is one of the highest restaurants in Europe. You can see the Eiffel Tower, the Champ-de-Mars, the École Militaire, Les Invalides and La Défense.

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Taste the Bounty of the Cinque Terre, Italy

Red, yellow and blue houses clings to he cliffs as green waters lap below

Explore colorful cliffside villages, hike scenic coastal trails and savor fresh seafood by the seaside. The Cinque Terre is actually five towns along a coastline; Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernaza and Monterosso. Renowned for its beautiful colored houses, the seafood is also sensational.  What better way to celebrate romance than with decadent lobster, shrimp and freshly shucked oysters. Not to mention the Italian wine and sensational sunsets.

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Bask in Barbados

Sun loungers and a blue parasol on a white sand beach with turquoise waters

For a romantic Caribbean getaway, imagine a sunset stroll along powdery beaches, with golden hues reflecting off crystal-clear waters. Share quiet moments, hand in hand, by the serene Caribbean Sea. This picture-perfect setting creates lasting memories making it perfect for unique romantic getaways.

Barbados is also a culinary haven. Indulge in a candlelit dinner under the stars at a seaside restaurant, savoring fresh seafood, tropical fruits and local dishes.

For adventure, explore hidden coves, take a catamaran cruise, or ride horseback along the coastline. Barbados’ landscapes and vibrant culture offer countless shared experiences. As night falls, enjoy the nightlife, from lively beach parties to intimate bars, with music and dancing adding magic to your evenings. 

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World Renowned for a Reason – The Maldives

A green island with beach houses, surrounded by white sands and blue waters.

Renowned as paradise for good reason, The Maldives is a tropical island paradise in the Indian Ocean, boasting luxurious private villas, vibrant coral reefs and secluded beaches. Beyond sandy shores, explore underwater diving and shipwrecks. For the romantics, there are private candlelit dinners on the sand beach and couple spa sessions.

At Dusit Thani Maldives on Mudhdhoo Island, the ‘Borderless Dining’ concept lets you choose any romantic spot for a memorable meal. Their beach pit dining features tiki torch-lit tables by the sea, for a unique romantic experience. While at Finolhu Baa Atoll, you sleep under the stars in a bubble tent with luxurious amenities and be treated to a private beach barbecue.

Embrace Nature in Aspen, Colorado, USA

Lush green meadows with a green lake and a backdrop of mountains in Colorado, USA 

Nestled in the heart of the White River National Forest and surrounded by the peaks of the Elk Mountains, Aspen in the United States is well known as a ski destination and playground for the rich and famous. An area of outstanding natural beauty, cozy up in a mountain lodge, ski or snowboard together or enjoy après-ski cocktails by a crackling fireplace.

There was a time in Aspen when nearly every family used sleighs to navigate the winter snow. Today, it’s a delightful novelty. Aspen Carriage and Sleigh offers a private experience starting in the forest, leading to a pristine meadow along the Roaring Fork River. Guests enjoy carriage rides and sleigh rides, before sipping hot chocolate while the horses rest. This enchanting winter adventure, with jingling bells and starlit skies, ensures you’ll always remember dashing through Aspen’s snowy wonderland.

Experience Aspen’s past and present with Elk Mountain Expeditions’ unique Mine N’ Dine adventure, available from June to August. Start with a guided tour of Smuggler, Aspen’s last and longest-operating mine, exploring 1,250 feet into the mountain and learning about the silver mining history. Afterwards, enjoy drinks, a barbecue buffet, lawn games, and s’mores by the fire, all while taking in stunning sunset views over the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Wine and Dine in Sonoma Valley, California

Dark grapes ripen on a vine with the sun shining through in California, USA.

A sensational spot on the United States, Sonoma Wine Valley in California is renowned for its world-class wineries, scenic vineyards and charming small towns. The 17-mile long valley near San Fransisco is one of 12 wine growing regions within the greater Sonoma County area.

A unique romantic getaway for wine lovers, you can taste a diverse terroir at more than 425 wineries, indulge in gourmet farm-to-table cuisine, and explore the valley’s beautiful landscapes. In addition to learning all about local vintages with a diverse range of wine-tasting experiences, from boutique wineries to large, historic estates. you can also enjoy a romantic hike among towering redwoods and gaze lovingly at the stunning Pacific Coast.

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Practice Seclusion in Scotland, UK

The blue waters of Loch Lomond in Scotland, flanked by rolling hills.

If it’s solitude you and your lover are after, then Scotland is the place to go. Boasting some of the most romantic, remote landscapes in the world, these places generally remain adults only due to the time it takes to reach them. St. Kilda, a remote archipelago in the Outer Hebrides, offers an unparalleled glimpse into Scotland’s rugged beauty. Accessible only by boat, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the place to admire dramatic cliffs and seabird colonies. Once home to a resilient community, the islands are now uninhabited.

For tranquility and unspoiled nature, Knoydart Peninsula, often dubbed Britain’s last wilderness, is a secluded haven on Scotland’s west coast. Accessible only by boat or a long hike, you’re rewarded with breathtaking views of lochs, mountains, and forests. Topping the board of unique romantic getaways, share a drink at The Old Forge, the UK’s most remote pub. Or head to Sandwood Bay in the far northwest, often regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK and reached only by a four-mile walk from the nearest road.

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Be Dazzled Beyond Belief in Norway

Green and blue Northern Lights dance in the sky about a city in Iceland

Last but not least the spectacular natural beauty of Norway can put the romance into any vacation. Mayne bot first on your list, but the majestic fjords, such as Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, provide stunning backdrops for romantic boat cruises or serene hikes,

Not to mention the Northern Lights, visible from places like Tromsø and the Lofoten Islands. Have the privilege to see this mesmerizing display and you’ll create an unforgettable romantic moment. Especially if you view the world’s greatest light show hand-in-hand under starry skies.


Unique romantic getaways, unforgettable experiences, and, most importantly, quality time spent with the one you love. Experience a Luxury Gold tour together this year.