Time with family is precious, so make your next vacation together exceptional. Whether you are seeking a spectacular safari, a luxurious train journey through the mountains or a decadent city escape, find out why a Luxury Gold tour is just perfect for families with grown-up children.
Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experiences
There are few experiences more exhilarating than getting up close and personal with the earth’s most majestic wildlife. And for families with grown-up children, sharing these moments together is even more special. Seeing wild animals in their natural habitat is both a privilege and unforgettable experience that will create a lifetime of memories.
Join us on our 9-day Spectacular South Africa tour, and spend three sublime days immersed in wildlife at the famous Kruger National Park. Experience the thrill and excitement of tracking Africa’s Big Five: the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo.
Safari by day and dine on a candle-lit terrace at night, listening to the sounds of wild animals in the evening air. And rest your heads at night at your exquisite 5-star retreat.
Read more: Where the wilderness and luxury combine: Step inside the Lion Sands Game Reserve
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In Ranthambore National Park, India, search out the elusive tigers in their natural habitat as you stalk the former private hunting grounds of the maharajahs.
On our Essence of India tour, join a Local Expert on a quest for these spectacular tigers and explore the lakes and palace ruins of the park with an Expert Naturalist. These include traditional Chhatri dome-shaped pavilions, old fortifications and a magnificent 1,000-year-old fort.
Read more: Walking with the king of the big cats in India’s royal hunting grounds
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Take a luxurious train journey
Imagine taking a luxurious train journey with your children on some of the world’s most iconic routes, enjoying first class service and magnificent views across stunning landscapes. Relax, share memories and precious moments, dine in style and watch the world unfold.
Travel with Luxury Gold on Majesty of the Rockies and journey though snow-capped peaks and lush valleys aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf Service. Plush carriages offer 360-degree views of the unparalleled beauty of the Canadian Rockies. A large outdoor viewing platform, exclusive to GoldLeaf passengers, offers a wild and intimate view. On-board gourmet dining will see you treated to exceptional dishes created by award-winning chefs.
Read more: The Rocky Mountaineer, North America’s most luxurious train journey
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Or in Europe, travel to the United Kingdom on British Royale and extend your vacation with a journey aboard the Royal Scotsman. Immerse yourself in Edwardian elegance and the rugged beauty of the Scottish highlands, stopping en route at distilleries, castles and quaint villages. This iconic train combines 5-star service, Mother Nature’s beauty and comforts of a country house, with the best of Scottish gastronomy and traditional live entertainment.
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Discover a new culture through gastronomy
Whatever your nationality, age or religion, food brings family together. Sharing a meal is sharing precious time, for conversation, reflection, stories and laughter. Nourishing for the body and the soul, exploring a country through its cuisine is also the perfect way for families with grown-up children to connect with new cultures as you discover new aromas, tastes, languages and customs.
On Cambodia & Vietnam in Style you’re invited to step into a mystical world of rainforests, beaches, mountains and bustling cities, packed with ancient temples and friendly locals. A culinary journey second to none, dine at Saigon’s splendid rooftop restaurants in and enjoy a meal and private concert at the home of celebrated painter and singer, Camille Huyen. Feast on pho and crab spring rolls as you join a local foodie to explore the street food culture of Hanoi and roll up your sleeves for a hands-on cooking class with a local chef.
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Read more: Fine dining, dressed down: the cuisine of Vietnam and Cambodia
Discover the delights of Majestic Japan from the stunning Oirase Gorge to the metropolis of Tokyo. A country known for its hospitality, innovation and tradition, unwrap its history as you savor tempura, sushi, kyo-Kaisekiand teppanyaki cuisine. Dine on Mount Fuji, visit a traditional teahouse, meet a sake brew master and learn how to make sushi with a master chef.
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Stand in awe of iconic monuments
The world’s iconic monuments. Everyone has these on their bucket list and what better way to see them than with family. From the Pyramids of Egypt to the Colosseum of Rome, they do not disappoint.
Instantly recognizable as an iconic symbol of Australia’s landscapes and heritage, Uluru tops many a traveler’s bucket list. On Inspiring Australia we invite you to witness this powerful place at her best. Enjoy multi-colored sunsets, a dawn performance of renowned artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light art installation of colored glass spheres and dine to the sounds of the digeridoo. A luxurious stay at the five-star Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort, a beautiful oasis amid the raw beauty of the Outback, will make your family holiday complete.
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One of the most sought-after destinations on earth, Machu Picchu in Peru stands 2,430 m above sea-level in the middle of a lush tropical mountain forest. Join us on Treasures of the Incas and access the enigmatic Lost City of the Incas by train. First-class seats and panoramic windows make for sublime views en route. Arrive before the day trippers and join your expert guide for a fascinating and unforgettable journey back in time.
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Read more: Step inside Peru’s blissful Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Explore spectacular cities
If your family loves to be in the heart of the action, then the world’s greatest cities might be top of your list for a vacation together. From busy markets, museums and galleries to eclectic festivals and delicious restaurants, cities are the hub of a country’s culture and full of endless surprises.
In the vibrant American South, the cities of Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans take center stage on our Southern Grace tour. An idyllic combination of music, culture and cuisine, each day in these world-famous cities is bookended with delicious dining and magnificent hotels.
Perfect for families with grown-up children, get together to participate in a rare recording session at Nashville’s famous Studio B. Join a singer/songwriter to learn the stories behind the hits before getting out your dancing shoes for a lively performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Visit Graceland, the home of The King of Rock n Roll in Memphis and take a private cooking class in New Orleans.
Read more: Why New Orleans’ Ritz Carlton Hotel is a cut above the rest
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Take a timeless journey on Ultimate Italy and explore iconic cities that have amazed visitors for generations. Cruise canals and explore Doges Palace after hours in Venice. Follow in the footsteps of gladiators at Rome’s mighty colosseum. Lose yourself amongst the masterpieces and frescos of the Vatican Museums. See Michelangelo’s David in Florence, feast on local delicacies and join a hunt for delicious truffles.
And, as a brief respite from the hustle and bustle, a sojourn to the stunning Isle of Capri will see you savoring Michelin-starred dining and embracing the celebrity lifestyle.
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Read more: Making it personal: How Travel Concierge Anna elevates your Italy experience