One of the greatest highlights of any Luxury Gold tour is the VIP experiences. These exclusive, one-of-a-kind encounters allow you to travel like a VIP with private, after hours access to some of the world’s most iconic sites. Instead of waiting in line or jostling with crowds, you’ll go behind the scenes once the general public has gone home. Step beyond the velvet rope and meet Local Experts who will share fascinating insights on renowned landmarks. From Luxor Temple and the Tower of London to Doge’s Palace in Venice and the Rosengart Collection in Lucerne, here’s how to travel like a VIP with some of our most remarkable after hours experiences.
Visit the Tower of London after hours for an exclusive Ceremony of the Keys
The Tower of London is impressive at any time, but it gets even more special when you visit after hours once the crowds have gone home. Luxury Gold guests will experience an exclusive, private tour of the Tower of London after dark. With the city lights glittering in the distance, a serving Yeoman Warder will greet you on arrival at this regal fortress. You’ll roam the grounds, hear the legends and stories of the iconic tower, and then witness the historic Ceremony of the Keys. This is the oldest practiced military ceremony in the world, carried out every night for the past 700 years, and you’ll have a front-row seat.
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Travel like a VIP with after hours access to Luxor Temple in Egypt
The magnificent Luxor Temple is one of the most popular tourist hotspots in the world, so this after hours experience is extremely special. Luxury Gold guests enjoy exclusive VIP access to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, so you can explore this enormous temple in peace, without the crowds. This ancient site was one of the largest religious centers in ancient Egypt and even housed a village within its walls. You can marvel at the statues, obelisks, carvings and towering pillars, all at your own pace and without having to wait in line. It’s truly special to be able to soak up this ancient wonder of the world in such a private and intimate experience.
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Explore Doge’s Palace in Venice after hours with a private tour
Venice is one of the most popular destinations in the world, drawing thousands of travelers each year. If you want to beat the crowds, you need to be a Luxury Gold guest. We’ll visit the breathtaking Doge’s Palace after hours with an exclusive tour with a local art historian. It’s a surreal feeling as you step behind the velvet ropes to marvel at the grand halls and Gold Staircase, with only a handful of your traveling companions for company. As a Gothic architectural masterpiece and an icon of Venice, this is an unforgettable experience.
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Travel like a VIP with after hours access to Castle Howard in York
If you’ve ever wanted exclusive access to an ancient castle, here’s your chance. When in York, we’ll get VIP access to explore Castle Howard after hours. Once the doors close to the general public, we’ll arrive for a guided tour of this 18th-century baroque mansion. You’ll have all the space and time to admire the spectacular architecture, including the Great Hall and ornate Chapel. There’s also an extensive collection of paintings, antiques, frescoes, and statues throughout the 145 rooms. The castle sits within 1,000 acres of lush parkland, woodlands, and manicured gardens. You might also like to roam through the beautiful lakes, fountains and monuments with one of the gardeners.
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Explore Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna with after hours access
The magniﬁcent Schönbrunn Palace is one of Vienna’s most visited attractions, but you’ll have it all to yourself when you travel with Luxury Gold. We’ll get VIP after hours access to the palace for a private tour with an expert guide. Wander through the mirrored hall where Mozart made music as a six-year-old prodigy. Marvel at the ceiling frescoes, gilded stucco and crystal chandeliers of the Grand Gallery. Be sure to snap some fantastic photos without the crowds. You’ll also explore Melk Abbey, the impressive library, and the Paul Troger ceiling fresco, all while learning about the remarkable history.
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Admire the Rosengart Collection in Lucerne with a private viewing
If you’ve visited renowned art galleries, you know it gets tiring lining up to get a glimpse of iconic pieces. When you’re a Luxury Gold guest, you’ll be invited to an exclusive after hours viewing of the acclaimed Rosengart Collection in Lucerne. The collection features over 300 works by 23 artists including Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne and Klee. You can take your time viewing each piece, with no pressure to move on quickly. Originally the private art collection of art dealer Siegfried Rosengart and his daughter Angela, this is a priceless experience.
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Get exclusive after hours access to the Museum of Apoxyomenos in Lošinj
Sail across the glittering Adriatic Sea to the Croatian island of Lošinj, and you’ll discover something quite extraordinary. Here the Museum of Apoxyomenos displays a beautifully-preserved, 2,000-year-old Greek bronze statue of an athlete. It was found on the nearby ocean floor and is now preserved and displayed in the museum. Luxury Gold guests get after hours access to view it with no one else around. You’ll hear the fascinating story of the statue and take your time soaking up all the other ancient treasures in the museum, in its tranquil after hours state.
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Are you ready to travel like a VIP? Learn more about our Curated Experiences, from our exclusive Founder’s Collection to our VIP luxury travel experiences.