We round up three of the most pioneering brands in luxury travel, who all keep a finger on the pulse of just what modern holidaymakers are looking for most: authentic immersion in local culture, unique and emotive insider experiences and exclusivity where others go for mass.
Another World Adventures
Another World Adventures considers the insider mindset, one that seeks to challenge one’s comfort zone, to be a magnificent luxury. Whether you want to cross an ocean under sail like a Swedish climate campaigner, or take on the treacherous Drake’s Passage in an elegant three-masted tall ship built in 1911, or explore the jungles of Panama’s Darien Gap in search of lost civilisations and five-millennia-old rock carvings, the company will help you push the boundaries of travel.
Gleneagles has successfully repositioned itself from being one of Scotland’s iconic golf hotels to being regarded as one of Britain’s leading hotel and sporting estates, offering country pursuits within a Glorious Playground of over 850 acres, celebrating the insider arts and country pursuits of the great outdoors – including falconry with Harris’s Hawks, horse riding, off-roading, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, gun dog training and archery. Just outside, an exclusive partnership with the owners of Glen Artney offers guests a rare opportunity to spend time with Scotland’s legendary hill stalking guides on the 60,000 acre Drummond Estate.
Offering exquisite and exclusive rental properties throughout the length and breadth of Italy, matched with an on-hand experiential, insider concierge to put together uniquely spellbinding activities gleaned from their extensive knowledge of the country, Tuscany Now & More captivate their guests time and time again in Tuscany and beyond. For example, in the company’s heartland of the fabulous Florentine countryside, guests are invited to follow in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci, through their intimate knowledge of the man, his life and times and what inspired him about the region and where you’ll find his work, away from the public gaze.