Award-winning Luxury Holidays
Creating a unique holiday experience has never been easier. By taking the time to truly understand your interests and how you like to travel we can arrange a tailor made, luxurious holiday that’s unique to you. But we all need a bit of inspiration now and again so come and discover some of our most popular holiday types and start dreaming about your next trip away.
Thinking about planning a safari holiday to South Africa or an adventure packed holiday around Japan? Perhaps a lazy escape to a tropical island like the Maldives or the Greek Islands where you can dine under the stars, or a fabulous ski holiday in the Italian Alps? Organising a holiday by deciding what type of getaway you want is a great place to start. These ideas have been selected by our leading travel specialists and their extensive personal knowledge. After all, choosing a holiday should be an exciting experience, not a minefield.
Nothing compares to the experience of going on an African safari; the excitement of spotting leopards weaving in and out of the tall grass or the joy of observing elephants cooling themselves at the watering hole. Whether your dream safari includes going birding along the Zambezi or tracking rhinos in Zimbabwe, we’ll help create your perfect luxury African safari.
There’s nothing quite like the exhilarating, liberating feeling of going skiing; the powder-fresh, buttery-soft snow beneath your skis and endless clear blue skies ahead. Or perhaps it’s adrenaline-inducing adventures like heli-skiing, ice climbing, or tobogganing that takes your fancy, or perusing the traditional chocolate-box ski resorts nestled below the mountains.
Travelling through the eyes of a child is magical, giving you the chance to share extraordinary experiences together that you’ll talk about for years to come. Whether it’s spying a sleuthing leopard on an incredible African safari, watching your toddler play in powdery-soft snow for the first time while skiing, or making baby footprints on ocean-kissed sands... At Scott Dunn, we promise luxury family holidays you’ll never forget.
Picture a barefoot hideaway on a powder-white tropical beach, island hopping in Greece, or enjoying your morning coffee with a view across azure Caribbean waters that look as though they’ve been photoshopped. If you’re dreaming of a luxury beach holiday, simply let us know what beachside bliss means to you, and we’ll conjure up the perfect getaway.
We have a whole smorgasbord of holidays based on culinary delights. From long, lazy lunches in the Tuscan sun to visiting a bustling fish market in Tokyo, wine tasting in New Zealand to cooking lessons in Kerala - these fantastic holidays bring food and wine to the forefront and really showcase the destination through local cuisine.
Planning your next great escape? Celebrating a life milestone? Perhaps you just want to treat yourself. Whatever your reason to travel, our travel experts know our destinations and experiences intimately and can offer impartial advice to ensure peace of mind when you travel and offer the most welcoming of holidays, with your personal needs in mind. We’ve teamed up with OutThere magazine to make some suggestions.
Let loose this year and allow your wanderlust to run wild. Wild looks different to different people. Whether you’re looking to get up close to rare wildlife, tick something off your bucket list or sample an unusual cuisine you’ve never tasted before, our specialists are bursting with ideas to help you embrace your wild side.
In travel, times are changing. Hotels across the globe are looking to the future, and the earth, to find sustainable ways to improve their green credentials and minimise their impact on the planet. From stylish, urban boltholes to remote green-minded getaways, we've chosen our favourite eco-friendly hotels, lodges and retreats to inspire a stay that doesn't cost the earth.
Breath-taking scenery is one of our favourite things about exploring the corners of the globe and we have a particular soft spot for striking mountains and glassy lakes. From the Himalayan foothills to jungle-carpeted volcanoes, below are ten destinations that each offer an incredible unique landscape that will be sure to leave you speechless...
Hand-picked by our travel specialists, a collection of our top luxury hotels will wow you with their breath-taking locations, effortless style, and world-class service. From romantic villas and boutique hideaways to eco hotels, luxury lodges and family-friendly resorts, our sublime collection of hotels will fly past your loftiest expectations, no matter your needs.
If you're anything like us, getting soaked to the skin on a white water rafting trip down the Zambezi or thundering across the Argentine Pampas on horseback will be your idea of heaven. How about running the Safaricom Marathon alongside rhino and giraffe through one of the world's most beautiful wildlife havens, crewing your own yacht on an island hopping jaunt in the Agean, or exploring a glacial cave in Iceland? If that sounds like heart-thumping good fun, do we have some ideas for you...
Ultimately exclusive, undeniably luxurious and utterly immersive – let us introduce you to Perfect Pairings by Scott Dunn. A collection of personally curated themed itineraries that pair the heart of our favourite cities with somewhere a little more off-grid: crowd-free countryside, mountain hideaways, unexplored coastline and charming villages.
Surrender to the cathartic rhythm of rail and the romance of slow travel; now the true definition of luxury in a world that doffs it cap to speed. Watch iconic landscapes like the Scottish Highlands or the Alps roll by before you pull into some of the world’s most famous cities.
Got insatiable travel cravings but don’t want to head too far out? Take a break and visit these incredible destinations that are just a doorstep away. We’ve rounded up a number of out of town spots which are perfect for relaxing, exploring and refueling away from the stress of daily life, great for people who aren’t looking for a long vacation but need a quick perk-me-up trip indulging in wellness treatments, learning more about a new culture or hiking through the jungle. Check out the list below for some easy getaway options that can be further customized for you.
Gorgeous beaches, turquoise waters, historical cities and dramatic mountains can all be found in Europe, a wonderfully varied continent for action-filled adventures, cultural journeys, and pure relaxation too. We can arrange long weekends, family holidays, beach holidays for couples or larger groups, city breaks where you might jump from city to city, and Alpine ski holidays.
Whatever your interest, we can build it into your holiday, making it the sole focus, or simply one feature of a longer trip – it’s up to you. We’ve split some of our specialist subjects into categories below, or you can browse all specialist holidays. Alternatively, contact our travel specialists for more ideas and information.
It is hard to beat the romance of the open road. For both couples and families, a road trip offers the ultimate in flexibility and adventure. The heady sense of freedom and the luxury of your own space can make hitting the road one of the most relaxing ways to travel, enjoy the scenery and meet the locals. Here’s a selection of our favourite self-drives.
Hop on board a luxury train, cruise oceans or rivers in a luxury boat; this is the way to travel in style. The journey is an integral part of the adventure. From trips through the Silk Road on Golden Eagle Luxury Train, to explorations of the Galapagos Islands by catamaran, or a cruise to remote coral reefs in Belize, we've handpicked the best of the best of cruise and rail just for you.