Combining a love of a sport or hobby with a luxury getaway is growing in popularity – it’s a great way to tick off a bucket-list experience while treating yourself to a little indulgence. TravelManagers’ Frances Cream shares her favourite luxury sporting holidays that combine stunning locations with exceptional experiences.
Treating yourselves to a luxurious escape or adding a special romantic experience as a highlight to your holiday is a great way to create meaningful memories together. TravelManagers’ Elyse Palmer shares her favourite luxury holiday ideas that will leave you weak at the knees for all the right reasons.
If you feel giddy just thinking about diamond encrusted watches and VVS cufflinks (or you get a thrill from high-end window shopping), you can look forward to finding the newest addition to your collection at one of the hottest luxury fashion destinations of the world. As someone who understands the thrill of undertaking a little high-end retail therapy in a luxe setting, TravelManagers’ Catherine Rumble shares her favourite spots to shop like a tsar.
On a cycling
holiday you’re immersed in the landscape. Life doesn’t whiz by as you watch
from the coach, car or train window: you become part of the landscape through
which you are passing. Conversations with locals happen. Amazing photos happen
because you can stop when and where you want. No deadlines, except getting to
your bed for the night. Opting for the luxury version of a cycling holiday
means you fully supported every kilometre of the journey, so all you have to do
is ride, enjoy those leisurely breakfasts, long lunches and delicious dinners
along the way, knowing that your luggage will be transported to your next
destination daily. You can choose from
guided or self-guided options, and your trusty mount will be a well-maintained
bike (or e-bike), with back up support if you get a flat tyre or the weather
Rolton shares some of her favourite luxury cycling holidays, which are designed
to make your time on two wheels as enjoyable as possible.
Who wouldn’t love a
holiday in which you pack and unpack once, see an array of amazing destinations,
dine in Michelin-star quality restaurants and enjoy VIP treatment? If all of
this sounds like your kind of wonderful, you’re sure to enjoy browsing through
this selection of our favourite luxury cruise holidays, as provided by
TravelManagers’ Naomi Liss.
If you’ve been thinking about how to avoid the family
dramas and kitchen disasters that seem to crop up every Christmas, why not
treat yourself to a luxury Christmas escape instead. TravelManagers’ Melanie
Carter shares her favourite indulgent destinations in which to hang your
stocking this year.
How do you define luxury when it comes to
accommodation? For some, it’s about the finest style and comfort, while for
others it’s about an incredible setting, wondrous tranquillity and service that
goes above and beyond at every step. TravelManagers’ Debbie Bean has compiled
her top five unusual but luxurious places to sleep, each with a sense of luxury
which is derived from their sense of uniqueness and exclusivity.
If you’re planning an African safari holiday, you’re probably hoping to see the “Big Five”: lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. From Tanzania to South Africa, Africa is home to some of the most amazing, luxurious and unforgettable safari lodges, with every detail meticulously planned to ensure your stay is out-of-this-world. Here’s a selection of our favourites – the “Big Five” of safari lodges, as compiled by TravelManagers’ Sally Barron.
A luxury rail journey is one of life’s
unforgettable experiences, which everyone should have the pleasure of trying
first-hand. Travelling through
spectacular scenery in a luxuriously-furnished carriage, with copious amounts
of leg room and panoramic windows from which to admire the amazing views, is
the ultimate in travel indulgence – TravelManagers’ Nicole Edgar shares her
The competition between luxury hotels around the world is high: all of them striving to offer the best of everything. But what truly sets some of these hotels apart in the luxury space is a unique experience that they alone can offer. Here are five of our favourite hotels that are providing unique experiences for the high-end, luxury traveller.