Luxury Holiday Destinations
When it comes to finding the best holiday destinations in the world, look no further than our carefully curated collection of luxury holiday destinations.
What are the best luxury holiday destinations?
From the tranquil ryokans of Japan to exclusive after-hour tours of the Vatican, enjoy luxury experiences in every country. Europe is ideal for serene beach getaways and scrumptious food affairs while Asia stuns with its varied landscapes and cultures. However, we’ve found some of the best luxury holiday destinations in even the unlikeliest of places…
Top Holiday Destinations
Asia has become one of the hottest luxury holiday destinations of the year, with rooms booked out a year in advance, especially in Japan for cherry blossom season. Europe and South America remain at the top with Europe’s classic holiday reputation and South America’s eclectic blend of outdoor adventure and world-class gastronomy.
Italy, Greece, Spain, France… these iconic countries are the epitome of luxurious holiday destinations and that’s not changing anytime soon.
Africa is about epic wildlife, walking in the footsteps of explorers, magical landscapes and the fascinating people which bring it all alive.
Yearning for a new adventure? South America offers something wholly unique to our understanding of luxury travel.
From ancient ruins in Peru and epic safaris in South Africa to captivating city breaks in Rome and Tokyo, these are our favourite luxury holiday destinations.
Proving to be one of the hottest countries to visit this year, Japan brings nothing but rave reviews from our discerning travellers. With unmatched hospitality, incredible cuisine and stunning scenery, Japan offers views completely unique to the rest of the world.
Jump into tradition with a tea ceremony and then roam the bustling streets of Tokyo to get a taste of Harajuku culture and 5-star dining. For history, no place is better than Kyoto with its geisha district (Gion) or one of the many ancient Japanese castles and torii gates still standing today.
Truly a country of its own, we can’t recommend Japan enough.
From the Italian Alps and historic cities in the north to the radiant coast and enchanting islands in the south, this luxury holiday destination remains a quintessential escape.
Italy’s varied terrain lends itself beautifully to year-round travel, various types of holidays, and trips fit for every kind of traveller – young and old. If you’re travelling to Italy for the first time, certainly partake in the iconic Rome and Florence tour, but for veterans, we highly recommend checking out the Dolomites for some off-the-beaten-track adventure or a family Italian beach holiday to revel in the pared-back pace of life.
Garden Route road trips, wine estates, bold safaris, wilderness lodges – these are a few of the experiences you should expect to see on your South Africa luxury holiday itinerary. Whether you’d like to base yourself in the heart of cosmopolitan Cape Town or at a boutique game lodge in the Eastern Cape, South Africa is brimming with activities for you to jump into.
While a safari in the famous Kruger National Park or Madikwe Game Reserve and spending a few nights beneath the stars is a must for any South Africa itinerary, we also urge you to head west to the towns of the Cape Winelands, such as Franschhoek, for a truly delectable cuisine experience and family-friendly outdoor activities like horse riding or hiking.
Get lost in the past with Peru’s archaeological ruins and colonial heritage or discover the new whilst traversing the Amazon in search of unique wildlife.
Home to Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail and the Amazon Rainforest, Peru is a dream destination for adventure holidays. On top of this, the mouth-watering gastronomy and winter sun in Lima and breathtaking views in Colca Canyon are sure to impress.
A true pleasure for the masses, Peru is a great destination for first-time travellers to South America as well as frequent visitors.
- South Africa
Our Luxury Holiday Destinations
Creating tours in nearly 100 destinations, our recommendations above merely scratch the surface of the luxury holiday destinations. Push the boundaries of your imagination with a tour of Antarctica, a trek through Patagonia, or simply add a new twist to your favourite place with a country-wide road trip. Whatever it is, we’ll curate a trip completely unique to you.
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Why Scott Dunn?
Unique to You
- We listen to your travel goals and craft unique trips that are bespoke to you.
- We’re with you every step of your life’s travel journey, from honeymoons to family trips and beyond.
- Global offices in the UK, US, and Singapore for 24/7 seamless service.
- We offer flexibility if your plans change so you can book with confidence and peace of mind.
Carefully Curated Collection
- We’ve curated an elevated collection of accommodation, experiences, and guides.
- Committed to fostering close global relationships to continue bringing you unique experiences.
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- We deliver a sense of luxury that matters most to you.
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