DENVER, CO (March 13, 2014) — Exclusive Resorts, the world’s leading luxury destination club for more than a decade, today announced its seventh collection of nine signature members-only Exclusive Journeys for 2015 that span six continents and over 15 countries.
This custom program of authentic travel experiences was uniquely crafted in alignment with members’ interests, needs and preferences – including six trips co-curated with worldwide travel experience provider Abercrombie & Kent to the Himalayas, Israel, Scandinavia, South Africa, South America and Uganda. Each Journey features expertly designed itineraries providing unparalleled access that offer insight into cultural, historical and natural phenomena for a myriad of excursions traversing the globe from Bhutan to Peru, Israel to Uganda.
“Our 2015 Exclusive Journeys might be the most diverse collection of excursions we’ve put together in the last seven years,” says Gina Russo, Director of the Exclusive Journeys program. “We’re bringing members to some of the most inaccessible places of the world while still maintaining the five-star services and accommodations that Exclusive Resorts is known for. Whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple, with friends or family, each itinerary has been carefully crafted to ensure each traveler is safe, comfortable, enjoys hands-on experiences and feels truly immersed in the local culture.”
Available for travel in 2015, the Exclusive Journeys include: an Antarctic Expedition; the Himalayas; Israel; Mediterranean cruise; Montana ranch; Scandinavia; South Africa; South America; and Uganda.
Details of the Club’s 2015 Exclusive Journeys include:
Antarctic Expedition: Exploring the White Continent (12 Days, 11 Nights) — This once-in-a-lifetime voyage to Antarctica is led by the renowned Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic expedition team aboard the ice-class National Geographic Orion. Highlights of this Exclusive Journey include: a city tour of Buenos Aires; crossing the Drake Passage; sea kayaking amid the Antarctic icebergs; opportunities to see unique wildlife including multiple penguin species, leopard seals, whales, albatross and more; plus photography inspiration and tips from a top National Geographic photographer aboard. Perfect for families (ages 12 and up) eager to earn their ‘red badge of courage’ (complimentary red parka) and bragging rights for landing on the 7th continent. Departure Date: January 16, 2015; 11 plan days (per double-occupancy accommodation unit) and daily fees from USD $995 per cabin.
The Himalayas: Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet (12 Days, 11 Nights) — Experience the grandeur of the Himalayas while becoming immersed in the rich cultures of these remote regions. This is the perfect Journey for those interested in the Buddhist faith and wild, exotic landscapes. Highlights of this Exclusive Journey include: viewing the historic Royal Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand; a climb to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched on a cliff some 3,000 feet above the valley floor in Bhutan; a plane ride to view the peaks of Mt. Everest; and a tour of the Dalai Lama’s former winter residence at the Potala Palace. Departure Dates: choose from set dates in April, May, October and November; from 11 plan days (per double-occupancy accommodation unit) and daily fee of USD $925 per member.
Israel: Tel Aviv, Galilee and Jerusalem (10 Days, 9 Nights) — Travel to some of the most historic and Biblical sites in the world. Great for active travelers interested in history, culture and tradition, this Journey takes travelers to all the main Christian and Jewish holy sites. Highlights of this Exclusive Journey include: sailing on the Sea of Galilee; a jeep ride through the rugged hills of Golan Heights; a viewing of the ancient Tower of David; a private tour through the city of Jerusalem and Western Wall Tunnels; and local winery tours and tastings. Departure Dates: Choose from select dates in February, March, April, May, October and November; 9 plan days (per double-occupancy accommodation unit) and daily fee of USD $450 per member.
Mediterranean: Sailing the Jewels of the Riviera (8 Days, 7 Nights) — Relax on the luxurious Seabourn Sojourn while viewing the Mediterranean coast from a private balcony. The seven ports of call have been carefully chosen to show off the best cities the Italian and French Riviera have to offer. Expert Leica Akademie photographers will be on-board offering small group photography sessions, providing members access to over $100,000 worth of Leica camera equipment and capturing member moments throughout the trip. Highlights of this Exclusive Journey include: a stop in St. Tropez where art lovers can view the paintings housed at the Musee de L’Annonciade; a trip to Italy’s famed Cinque Terre; a tour of Villa San Martino, Napoleon’s summer residence; access to shopping, golf courses, beaches and casinos in Monte Carlo; and a day spent in Marseille to taste the region’s best bouillabaisse and tour the Baseilique de Notre Dame. Departure Date: July 18, 2015; 7 plan days (per double-occupancy accommodation unit) and daily fees from USD $475 per cabin.
Montana: Family Ranch Experience (8 Days, 7 Nights) — Montana’s luxurious Resort at Paws Up® is the perfect location for families to reconnect while spending time in the great outdoors. Seasoned Leica Akademie photographers will be on-site to give small group photography lessons, provide members access to almost $100,000 worth of Leica camera equipment and help capture some of the trip’s most unforgettable moments. Highlights of this Exclusive Journey include: horseback riding adventures and lessons; water activities including fly fishing, kayaking and rafting in the Blackfoot River; ATV tours; trails for biking and hiking; yoga and spa facilities; and a Hunger Games-style obstacle course. Departure Date: June 21, 2015; 7 plan days (per home) and daily fees from USD $1,250 per house.
Scandinavia: Sweden and Norway (10 Days, 9 Nights) — On this Journey from Sweden to Norway, travel through stunning scenery while learning about the region’s Viking heritage, tasting local cuisines and spending two nights on a private island. Highlights of this trip include: viewing Stockholm from a hot air balloon; kayaking around the Stockholm peninsula; a private tour through Oslo; and a Fjord Safari through Nærøyfjord, named as one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites in 2005. Departure Dates: Choose from select dates in June, July and August; 9 plan days (per double-occupancy accommodation unit) and daily fee of USD $1095 per member.
South Africa: A Family Adventure (10 Days, 9 Nights) — Perfect for families seeking adventure, this tour across South Africa perfectly balances luxury with the thrill of exotic animals and interactive activities. Highlights of this Exclusive Journey include: a private tour of Robben Island and private meeting with Christo Brand, one of Nelson Mandela’s former prison guards; a 14-course African meal; a local wine tasting for adults while the kids participate in a bread-making class; a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay; and a chance to view some of Africa’s wildest animals at the Phinda Private Game Reserve. Departure Dates: Choose from select dates in February, March, July, August and December; 9 plan days (per double-occupancy accommodation unit) and daily fee of USD $750 per member.
South America by Private Jet (13 Days, 13 Nights) — Flying via private jet allows explorers to see the best of South America without the hassle of coordinating various modes of transportation. From Machu Picchu to Easter Island, this itinerary will take travelers to the most scenic and mysterious destinations on the continent. Highlights of this Exclusive Journey include: watching the sunrise atop Ahu Tongariki at Easter Island; a bike ride to the Atacama Salt Flat and a swim in the Cejar Lagoon in the Atacama Desert; a helicopter flight over the Iguassu Falls; and a train ride through the Peruvian countryside to Machu Picchu on the famed Hiram Bingham Express and private tour of the ruins. Departure Dates: March 1 & March 13, 2015; 13 plan days (per double-occupancy accommodation unit) and daily fee of USD $4,295 per member.
Uganda: Tracking the Greater Apes (9 Days, 9 Nights) — Best known for its population of mountain gorillas, animal lovers won’t be disappointed touring Uganda and its diverse population of wildlife including elephants, chimpanzees, hippos and more. Highlights of this Exclusive Journey include: a walking safari in Kibale National Park, home to more than 1,000 chimpanzees; spotting a tree climbing lion at the Queen Elizabeth National Park; and a culinary feast featuring local Batwa food and dancing. Departure Date: Choose from select dates in June, July, August, September, October and December; 9 plan days (per double-occupancy accommodation unit) and daily fee of USD $850 per member.
Non-members interested in experiencing the Exclusive Journeys program are invited to purchase a short-term membership plan with Exclusive Resorts.
For more information on Exclusive Resorts’ collections of Exclusive Journeys for travel in 2015 please visit www.exclusiveresorts.com/2015journeys. To request a brochure or to inquire about membership plans and pricing, please contact (866) 863-2688 or visit www.exclusiveresorts.com.
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Exclusive Resorts is absolutely one of a kind. We are not merely a destination club, but a discerning and sophisticated community with a 10-year legacy providing our members with a distinctive lifestyle anchored by once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The private club provides members five distinctive ways to discover the best the world has to offer: a $1 billion dollar residential portfolio featuring more than 350 multi-million dollar vacation homes worldwide; curated members-only journeys with exotic adventures spanning seven continents; privileged access to world-class VIP events; exclusive alliances with award-winning resort partners; and a collection of exclusive benefits and privileges with elite travel and luxury lifestyle brands. Founded in 2002 and acquired by Steve Case and Revolution Places in 2004, the Club has delivered more than 180,000 vacations for its discerning members. For more information about Exclusive Resorts, visit www.exclusiveresorts.com, call (866) 863-2688, and follow Exclusive Resorts on Facebook and Twitter.
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