Make your next holiday the one you’ve always dreamt of with our Finest Collection getaways. Tailor-make your package with our best luxury cruise lines, world-renowned hotel stays and land tours that immerse you in the destinations you visit. Finest Collection allows you to create a unique holiday, crafted completely to your preferences with airlines, transfers, accommodation and sailings able to be chosen at your every whim. Our team of luxury cruise concierge will guide you each step of the way, offering their advice on the finest luxury cruise ships, hotel stays, flights and more to ensure you build a package the makes your Finest Collection experience a reality.
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Experience once-in-a-lifetime events or take a trip on an unforgettable land tour and extend your Finest Collection package with these incredible occasions. From festivals to food, cultural immersion and in-depth explorations, here are our top picks for you to expand your horizons and enjoy more of the world with Finest Collection.
Set sail on the journey of a lifetime to the vast and beautiful continent of Africa and discover why this spectacular part of the world offers an exciting escape for the intrepid traveller.
One of the key places to visit during a trip to Cape Town is the Aquila Game Reserve, just two hours from the city. With options to visit for the day or stay over at the luxurious lodges, this venue is a spectacular place to visit during your Africa holiday.
Acclaimed for its service and innovative renewable energy resources, Aquila Game Reserve is more than a wildlife experience. It’s a place to enjoy true African hospitality and traditional culinary delights. Choose from half-day, full-day or overnight trips.
Famous for its moai statues dotted around the landscape, Easter Island is a place of historical and cultural significance. Situated in Rapa Nui National Park, it is one of the most remotely inhabited islands in the world. This makes it an incredible destination to visit on a cruise, as you can view the region from both your ship and on foot.
Easter Island tours include visiting the scenic area of Ahu Akivi where the moai statues face the ocean, and watching the sunrise at Ahu Tongariki behind a line of 15 restored moai. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any South Pacific cruise.
The Golden Triangle is an experience situated in India, offering the perfect introduction to three of the region’s top destinations: Jaipur, Delhi and Agra. The Golden Triangle explores the history and splendour across this fascinating region, including a number of unforgettable experiences and highlights.
Typically, the tour starts in Delhi, visiting Agra and Jaipur – though this can be done in reverse. Throughout the tour, you will enjoy luxury accommodation in hotels such as the Sheraton New Delhi or the Rajputana in Jaipur, as well as breakfast.
There are so many excursions, tours and landmarks to visit during the tour that it’s easy to lose count. Highlights include the Taj Mahal, Palace of Winds, Jama Masjid Mosque and the Red Fort.
The tour allows you to witness some of the beauties that India has to offer in five or six days, more if you consider extensions or longer hotel stays.
It includes iconic landmarks and sometimes exclusive access to stunning attractions that you wouldn’t find elsewhere. For example, the sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal is something you won’t forget in a rush!
Within your Golden Triangle tour, all costs from your transfers, excursions, entrance fees and taxes are included, as well as your accommodation and breakfast each morning in the hotels.
Home to one of South America’s most iconic landmarks – Machu Picchu – Peru is one of the region’s most intricate countries. Many flock to visit the wonder of the famous Incan citadel, even taking part in the iconic Inca Trail to catch a glimpse of the Lost City.
Shrouded in mist and mystery, this historical Incan citadel has become a cultural icon for South America. As the most famous archaeological site on the continent, it boasts a colourful heritage stretching back to ancient civilisations. It’s a perfect option for those searching for a South America cruise and stay package.
Situated in southern Peru, Machu Picchu is a great place to visit either before or after a cruise. Though the landmark is nestled far within the Andes Mountains, a cruise holiday is still possible with ports such as Lima available. Most cruise and stay options include a flight and hotel stay in Cusco. From here, tours and routes carve the way through the villages and valleys to the pinnacle of Machu Picchu, offering insight into the local history and culture.
Connecting the main islands of Honshu, Kyushu and Hokkaido with Tokyo, the Tokaido Shinkansen – or ‘bullet train’ – is one of the most iconic images of modern Japan.
The trains are operated by Japan Railways (JR) Group and feature some of the fastest trains in the world, travelling at up to 320 kilometres per hour. The trains are run with military precision, with the average delay being just 36 seconds and the carriages aligning perfectly with pre-marked platforms which indicate carriage numbers for easier boarding.
Today, the railway carries 420,000 passengers in a typical weekday and is the busiest highspeed line in the world. Though you can’t catch much of passing scenery at 320 kilometres per hour, you can still capture a stunning view of the snow-capped Mount Fuji in the distance as you travel close to Tokyo.
As a country blessed with one of the world’s best-known carnivals and the greatest and most diverse ecosystem, it can be hard to decide where to begin with Brazil. Brazilian festas (festivals) occur throughout the year and showcase the diversity of this amazing region. It goes without saying that no matter where you visit in Brazil, there will always be music, dancing, and those infectious rhythms which strike up a carefree love for life in all of us.
Held every year before Lent (typically starting on Friday until Tuesday or just a day after Ash Wednesday), Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a festival which is considered the biggest carnival in the world, with two million people per day attending.
Typically, during the Rio carnival parade the streets are filled with floats, and large decoration from around 200 samba schools which are located in Rio. A samba school is a collaboration of local neighbours that wish to attend the carnival together, with either a regional, geographical or common background.
Mardi Gras has grown into a worldwide celebration, with festivals occurring in many destinations to commemorate this exciting event.
However, this festival most famously takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana, where thousands of people take to the streets amongst floats and decoration to celebrate. The celebrations last around a one to a three-month stretch of the year in which the streets come alive.
Typically, one major parade occurs each day for several days, in which take place usually within the last five days of the Mardi Gras season. Balls, festivals, parades and often mascaraed balls all take place during Mardi Gras, where both locals and tourists are warmly welcomed.
Singapore Grand Prix (Asia)
Taking place at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, the Singapore Grand Prix is close to where cruise ships port in the city, at the Marina South Pier. This Grand Prix was the inaugural night race and the first street circuit in Asia which was designed for Formula 1 races.
In 2018, it was ten years since the race was held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, prior to which it was known as the Malaysian Grand Prix before Singapore gained independence in 1965 and it was renamed the Singapore Grand Prix. There are plenty of cruises which sail to Singapore, offering many opportunities to set sail to this diverse city and watch this adrenalin-rushing event unfold.
Hungarian Grand Prix (Europe)
This racing experience allows customers to discover the beautiful city of Budapest and enjoy incredible views of the track amongst all the action! Typically, action includes practice sessions, track parades and the iconic Grand Prix commences on the final day - ready for you to watch all of the action take place first hand!
Austin Grand Prix (USA)
The United States Grand Prix has been held in the U.S. on and off since 1908, where it was often referred to as the American Grand Prize. As of 2018, the race has been held 48 times and taken place at ten different locations.
Since 2012, however, the race has been held every year at the Circuit of Americas in Elroy, Texas – just 12 miles south of Austin. If you’re keen to visit Texas and watch the Grand Prix, one of the best ways to travel would be to fly in and out of Austin either from or on to your cruise departure port. We can arrange any of these options for you and tailor-make a package perfect for you!
As one of the most modern race tracks on the Formula 1 calendar, a visit to this sporting event is a must for those considering where to go. Austin is also full of great food and nightlife, making it ideal to bookend either side of your cruise!
Montreal Grand Prix (Canada)
The Canadian Grand Prix occurs each year in Montreal at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Notre Dame Island. May cruises visit here, as well as embarking from here, making it a great opportunity to watch the race then enjoy a luxury sailing.
In 2005, the Canadian Grand Prix was the most-watched Formula 1 Grand Prix in the world, coming third behind the Super Bowl XXXIX and the UEFA Champions League Final. In 2014, the organisers revealed there is a ten-year extension to keep the Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve until 2024.
Japan’s cherry blossom season is a worldwide phenomenon. The stunning display of pink bursts through the cities and towns of Japan has been celebrated across the region for centuries.
The season resides in Japan, where it holds a very prestigious place in the country’s culture. There are a number of cruise lines which visit this region during the cherry blossom season, just so you can experience it first-hand.
Across Japan the cherry blossoms bloom each spring, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy their delicate beauty. Head to warmer climes in Kyushu and Shikoku for early spring blossoms, or north to Tohoku and Hokkaido in late spring.
Japanese cherry blossom season differs from region to region, but it typically starts at the end of January to early May. It only lasts one to two weeks in each region due to the delicate nature of the flowers, sometimes less if it’s raining.
The season starts earlier in the south, because of the higher altitudes. Japan’s cherry blossom first begins to bloom in Okinawa in January-February, before moving to more central Japan in March-April, then ending with Hokkaido in May.
An iconic rodeo that only happens once a year, the Calgary Stampede is an adrenaline-rushing event perfect for celebrating western heritage, culture and community spirit. With a history stretching back over 100 years, experience the greatest outdoor show on earth alongside your cruise for holiday memories to last a lifetime.
Look forward to visiting Stampede Park featuring the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls as they compete in a display of world-class skill and grit during six rodeo events, with evening celebrations to commemorate the occasion – think wagon racing, elaborate song and dance numbers and spectacular fireworks!
There’s a number of airlines we work closely with to build out the perfect Finest Collection packages. With a range of classes, aircrafts and availability, be assured that we can find the airline best suited to your budget and preferences. Looking for great value? Economy and Premium Class offer perks and benefits depending on the airline. Celebrating a special occasion or wanting to indulge? Business and First Class on these airlines take your in-flight experience to the next level!
British Airways is a global airline offering a range of classes for flights across the globe. The airline has been operating for over 100 years, bringing people, places and cultures closer together with a modern, fuel-efficient fleet of aircraft. British Airways offers economy, business and first class options to suit all budgets, destinations and experiences.
We have a great selection of hotels to choose from across the world and can even cater your Finest Collection package to your own favourites! With fully flexible and bespoke holidays ready for you, simply share your hotel preferences and let us find the right room for you with our Finest Collection offers.
Introducing an unmatched resort experience inspired by Elvis Presley. The Guest House at Graceland is just steps away from the music world’s most important and beloved landmark — welcoming music fans, from all over the world. A perfect blend of style and Southern hospitality, The Guest House is a whole new way to experience Memphis — the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Home of the Blues. When visiting The Guest House, you’ll enjoy all the luxurious amenities that would make Elvis proud. Inspired by the “make-yourself-at-home” warmth that Elvis always showed his guests, The Guest House at Graceland reflects Elvis’ style and the charm of Graceland.
This heritage urban resort will seduce you with its breath-taking views of the St. Lawrence River and the architecture of the Old fortified City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In any one of its 610 guestrooms and suites, you will feel an elegant touch of historic Europe. Your experience at this landmark luxury hotel will guarantee you a memorable and inspiring stay in one of the most beautiful, and walkable, cities in the world.
The Angkor Miracle Resort & Spa is the latest inclusion in Siem Reap’s international luxury resort market, satisfying the expectations of the most discerning traveller. Angkor Miracle Resort & Spa will leave you with an indelible image of what it means to experience quality service during your adventures through the mysteries of Indochina. The 324-room resort offers various accommodation options from deluxe rooms to junior and two VIP suites. Rooms are tastefully furnished with a luxurious blend of contemporary and Khmer furnishings and modern technology designed to offer the finest facilities.
From the Canadian Rockies to the iconic Venice-Simplon Express, trains are the ultimate addition to your Finest Collection package. Enjoy a holiday experience which combines the best of sea, land and rail with perks that offer high standards, gourmet dining, incredible service and experiences to last a lifetime.
The Venice-Simplon Orient Express is a luxury train reaching various destinations across Europe. Part of the Belmond Group, the experience is synonymous with luxurious adventures which whisk you away into the golden age of travel. Aboard the train enjoy decadent dining and cabins decorated with a flair of timeless glamour, all within beautifully restored 1920s carriages which bring with it an air of history. Navigating on a range of journeys from Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, London and more key European cities, you can explore Europe in style with the Venice-Simplon Orient Express train.
Combine the majestic surroundings of the Canadian Rockies with the comfortable luxury of the Rocky Mountaineer train on a truly moving train journey like no other. Departing from various destinations such as Vancouver and Moab, choose from four routes which stretch across the Rockies to Denver, Banff and Jasper, with daytime service aboard the train and hotels across the regions provided for overnight stays. There are two levels of service aboard the train: SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf, both of which include world-class service, gourmet dining and more to welcome you aboard and make your journey with Rocky Moutaineer one to remember.
Africa’s Blue Train links the south to the north with a five-star luxury experience. Bringing fine dining, elegant lounges and luxurious suites, the train travels from Pretoria to Cape Town covering some of the most diverse regions across the continent. Aboard, enjoy space for up to 82 guests, as well as a dining carriage, fully equipped conference car, the Lounge and Club cars for lounging and sharing a drink or afternoon tea, as well as an Observations Car for meeting and gathering.
VIA Rail is an intercity rail service provider for Canada, travelling across eight provinces from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. The service operates hundreds of trains per week on a range of routes including western Canada, Atlantic Canada and Scenic Adventure routes. There are cabins available for privacy and sleeping as well as multiple classes and services to suit your journey.
Amtrak offers an intercity rail service across 46 of the 48 states of the U.S., as well as nine cities in Canada. Journeys cross several regions in the U.S. including the west, midwest, south, northeast, northwest and California. With multiple durations and routes to choose, each offers changing surroundings within comfort and convenience for you and your travel companions.