There’s pent-up demand for travel, for sure, but for today’s travelers it’s more than just clicking top destinations off their bucket list. In this new travel landscape, travelers are also looking for ways to connect with the places they visit. This was already true pre-COVID, and that trend has only soared due to the crisis at hand. Enter VIP experiences.

Luxury Gold’s new 2021-22 Worldwide Collection, with 48 itineraries spanning six continents including the Americas, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, showcases new and enhanced journeys with a breadth of mesmerizing VIP experiences.

The brand-new 9-day Resorts and Rances of Colorado & New Mexico journey includes a 3-night VIP experience at Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch, spanning from the Great Plains to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The ranch offers unparalleled excursions by allowing interaction with the natural world and observing the diverse wildlife including mountain lions, bison and golden eagles. Clients will enjoy cocktails followed by a gourmet, a la carte dinner at the elegant 25,000-sq.-ft. stone mansion, Casa Grande, blending Southwestern accents with 1900s grandeur. Activities include hiking, archery, fishing, and horseback riding. The property also offers holistic spa services for guests to relax and recharge, putting their well-being at the forefront of their experience.

For those who book the 12-Ultimate Ireland itinerary, there’s the opportunity to experience two new excursions beginning at Dublin’s Trinity College with a visit to the 9th-century Book of Kells. A Local Expert will accompany your clients and share historical insights about Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure. Clients will also admire the Long Room, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries. During their two nights at the 800-year-old Ashford Castle, part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, clients will enjoy Luxury Gold’s new enhancement in the form of new “Your Way” activities. Guests have the choice between falconry at Ashford Estate, the oldest established Falconry School in the Emerald Isle or a historic castle walk around the scenic 350-acre estate

The 10-day French Vogue journey, meanwhile, includes a new dining experience—lunch with views of Paris at the Eiffel Tower. A new luxury hotel enhancement includes a 2-night stay at the 18th-century Chateau de Fonscolombe in Aix-en-Provence. This boutique hotel has its own winery that produces three different colors of organic wine with fine and fruity noses.

Meanwhile, in Peru, during the Treasures of the Incas journey, there’s the opportunity for clients to meet Dr. Diez Canseco Tavara at his ancestral home to learn about his longstanding commitment to empowering local communities through sustainable initiatives.

Clients who book and pay in full by Dec. 17, 2020 will be able to save 10 percent. For more information on Luxury Gold’s 2021-22 Worldwide Collection, visit luxurygold.com/us/vacation-finder/2021-worldwide. For Luxury Gold’s new health and safety measures, visit luxurygold.com/us/why-luxury-gold/well-being.

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