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Travel Styles

From luxury travel to just the essentials, guided holidays offer a variety of enriching experiences from the iconic to the unexpected. Travel the world with local experts from award-winning brands and leave the guidebooks at home as you forge connections and make memories to last a lifetime.

A luxury river cruise is the perfect combination of iconic cities, timeless valleys and classic waterways in one truly extraordinary adventure. Marvel at the ever-changing jaw dropping scenery as you discover multiple “must see” destinations whilst unpacking only once. River cruising brings the best out of every destination you visit.

Today, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection proudly stands at 20 exceptional properties around the world, each unique and special, whilst sharing the founding values that define our family-owned and run business.

Exquisite style and comfort await with Luxury Gold. Take a journey beyond the ordinary, full of exclusive VIP experiences, fine dining, luxury hotels and your Travelling Concierge catering to your every whim. Our nearly 100 years of high-end service fuels our passion for bringing back the golden age of travel.

Embrace exhilaration and the serenity of nature on this quintessential bucket list experience. From luxury safari camps to value adventures and highly-curated itineraries, we’ll guide you through up-close-and-personal journeys to discover the Big 5. Whatever your budget or style, in the care of our experts, expect an unforgettable experience.

Laughter, adventure and friendships guaranteed. Connect to the time of your life with Contiki, exclusively for 18 – 35 year-olds. More than the perfect Instagram shots, it’s the experiences that inspire and all the essentials covered.

From America’s treasures including the great geysers of Yellowstone and Grand Teton’s majestic peaks to Canada’s Kluane National Park and Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this travel style is designed to take you away from the crowds so you can appreciate the magnificence of your surroundings with our unprecedented access.

Break bread with a local family, learn an artisan’s passion, get a private after-hours tour of a world icon. The real diversity of the world is found beyond the guidebooks. Only our local experts can open doors to these authentic experiences you’ll carry forever. Discover meaningful travel made effortless.

Whether planning a quick getaway or extending an unforgettable trip, we’ll help you make the most of your time. Extend your South American journey to swim with turtles, sea lions and manta rays on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands or explore the brilliant, colorful coral of the Great Barrier Reef during a mini-stay. There’s always more to discover.

For those who enjoy the journey as much as the destination, mix in the freedom of the rails or the luxury of cruise with your destination immersion as only expert guidance can offer. From a cruise around the Greek Islands to a scenic train journey on Switzerland’s Bernina Express or Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer, enjoy the diversity of the ride.

Travel brings people together. From multi-generation family celebrations to old friends and special interest clubs, let us help plan your next gathering. Join one of hundreds of curated guided itineraries across all 7 continents or create a custom experience like wine tasting in France, a foodie adventure in Italy or a history tour throughout Europe.

Now you can choose to travel on a Small Group departure which gives you the opportunity for plenty of space on your next holiday while still enjoying our remarkable travel experiences.

Opting for a private group gives you the opportunity to take an existing trip and turn it into a private and exclusive group travel experience for just you, your friends, and your family.

Welcome to the school of life. From specially-designed family experiences, like Italian pizza-making to Wyoming cowboy wrangling, to simply exploring together, we’ll help you build your family bonds through travel. And with all the details taken care of, you can focus on what’s important—each other.

Create new traditions by exploring world-famous Christmas Markets from Strasbourg to Vienna or reveling in the festivities during special events like Hogmanay, Scotland’s New Year’s celebration. Beautiful decorations, snow-capped landscapes and unbeatable shopping add to the splendor of the season. After all, travel is a gift never forgotten.

Life is an adventure not to be missed. From hiking Machu Picchu and rafting in the Alps to exploring the majestic National Parks and swimming with turtles and stingrays in the Galapagos, your version of adventure is waiting to be discovered. Let us help you find what drives your adrenaline and guide you on your next journey.

Travel is an incredible gift. It has the ability to open our eyes, our hearts and our minds to the unique cultures and wonders of the world. We are committed to supporting initiatives which protect people, the planet and wildlife so that they remain vibrant for generations to come. We believe in making travel matter which is why we've partnered with the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting conservation and sustainability projects around the world.

The comfort of a guide with the freedom to discover yourself. A trend on the rise, solo travelling can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Whether searching for solitude or interested in meeting a group of like-minded travellers, we give you the tools and expert guidance to help you go solo, creating a style that is as unique as you.

Walk in the footsteps of history at some of the world’s most revered religious sites. Take in the views of the Promised Land from the top of Biblical Mount Nebo; visit Fatima, a celebrated place of pilgrimage in Portugal; skip-the-line for a privately guided tour of the Vatican Museum and, in 2020, visit Oberammeragu for a once-in-a-decade experience.

Celebrate the milestones of life with the gift of travel. Say happy birthday under the Tuscan sun. Revel in your first days as newlyweds beneath the romantic lights of Paris. Go on an adventure together exploring the Ecuadorian Andes. We’ll help you remember your special moment and create a few new ones too.