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Affordable luxury travel deals – how to travel smart this season

Discovering luxury travel deals for less is at the heart of what we do on LiveShareTravel. We believe we should all be able to liberate a little luxury on our travels. Here’s the latest affordable luxury travel deals we’ve sourced for smart travellers like you – UPDATED APRIL 23, 2018.

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Package Deals

African Safari Experience

We all have our own travel dreams and wishes when it comes to a trip of a lifetime.

At Kanyezi Safari the team have spent over 30 years helping people realise their dreams of a luxury African adventure in the wilds. This safari reveals the very best of South Africa with the chance to spot elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo and rhino as they roam free.

Experience the most plentiful wildlife anywhere in Africa at Kruger National Park, and revel in your own high specification lodge built for comfort, style and opulence to make the most of your travels. And most importantly, all lodges here are positioned for excellent game viewing.

Sale Price Was: $5,995 Now:  $5,495

Australia and New Zealand Grand Tour

You can begin this exciting 19-day trip in Auckland, New Zealand, to experience the very best of the big city – museums, galleries, zoos and amusement parks.

From there fly to Queenstown, New Zealand’s alpine adventure capital and pass through the glacier-hewn Eglinton Valley, before enjoying a cruise on the fjord, with scenic views of the temperate rainforest, peaks and falls. 

Other tour highlights include visits to the Kawarau Gorge wine region, Mount Cook, Christchurch - New Zealand's garden city, while highlights in Australia include Melbourne - the heart of Australia’s classic south, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney to name just a few.

And with the option to modify your trip to suit your needs, this is the chance to create your grand tour of a lifetime.

Sunshine Spain and the Canaries

Searching for an affordable beach getaway to Spain or the Canary Islands but don't want to compromise on luxury? Then look no further: here is our selection of hand-picked deals from Hays Travel.

Spain is a classic destination for a very good reason. It offers beautiful stretches of coastline, sunshine, tasty cuisine and a distinctive culture.

Holidays to the Canary Islands also offer year-round sun and fun, perfect for a short break with friends, family or a romantic holiday for two - there is something for everyone.

Hidden Retreat in the Maldives

If you're searching for your next big trip, you should check out this Maldives offer from Zeldiva Luxury. This hidden, tropical-inspired retreat is both alluring and unforgettable. 

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is located in the northern Haa Alifu Atoll. This exclusive, all-suite Maldives resort, is made for those who demand luxury and the utmost in privacy.

Choose a beachside or overwater villa at Hideaway Beach which boasts some of the largest beachfront villas in the Maldives.

Foodies can indulge in an award-winning culinary experience, while spa lovers can cater to their wellbeing needs at the divine Hideaway Spa. Or simply indulge in some snorkelling and scuba diving to while away some lazy days.

Your own crewed yacht holiday

If you're looking for something different, it's time to get a unique take on some amazing destinations, as you sail between islands, discover hidden coves and soak up the vibes of bustling harbours.

Sovereign Luxury Travel has partnered with sister company The Moorings, to offer exactly that to finesse the fine art of holiday making with bespoke experiences.

Spend a few days relaxing in a stylish five-star resort, then hop aboard a sailing catamaran with your own personal captain to whisk you away, while the professional chef and steward whip and serve up gourmet food for the very best dining at sea.

Either follow a recommend itinerary, or choose where you would like to go in the area. Sailing options include Croatia, Greece and the Italian islands. 

Wildlife Tour of Borneo

Borneo evokes exotic and wonderful images of rainforests, beaches and wildlife - the most famous being the orangutan of course. This small group tour in 2019 is an excellent choice for wildlife enthusiasts, covering west to east Borneo and includes a visit to an orangutan rehabilitation centre, as well as the Mulu Caves, Kinabalu National Park and the Sukau Rainforest.

Spend 11 nights on this non-stop adventure, with accommodation ranging from jungle lodges to a beach resort.

Kuoni is all about delivering exceptional service, offering a range of handpicked hotels and tours, and with over 200 travel and service awards to date, you know you're in safe hands.

Morocco's Mountains and Cities

Enjoy a fast-paced journey through Africa's northern kingdom with time to stop and soak up the peace of the Atlas mountains, and immerse yourself in the chaotic mix of spices, perfume and local chatter around the cities.​​​​

Exodus Travels presents this ten-day tour including your flights, accommodation and meals with the chance to visit imperial Marrakesh, Meknes and Fez, explore Roman ruins as well as the lesser known Bin el Ouidane and Midelt.

For more than 40 years the travel company has offered a range of adventures with over 500 itineraries across 90 countries to give you the flexibility and choice to tailor your travels.​​​​​​​

Greece villa break with Excelle Travel

If you're searching for a get-away-from-it-all retreat, check out Excelle Travel's latest offer with 7 nights at Villa Helena in Ithaca in the Ionian Sea near Kefalonia. 

Sleeping two to five people, prices start from just £799pp on a self-catering basis based on dates between 5 May and 6 October 2018. It even includes flights from London Gatwick and car hire to explore this glorious Greek island.

The villa has a shaded pergola area, an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area which leads onto an elevated terrace with a stunning panorama. For a relaxed family holiday, a week away with friends or even a romantic retreat for two, this scenic location is made for sunshine and relaxation.

Set in the Ithaca hills with views of a valley of vineyards and olive groves, this gorgeous property is perfect for solitude, while being just ten minutes south of Vathy for some local life.

Luxury of Los Cabos at One&Only Palmilla

Located where the ocean greets the desert and sea, One&Only Palmilla is a resort of two halves, and rests alongside not one, but two, pristine sandy beaches.

Rooms are expertly positioned to take in the full glory of the Los Cabos sunrise. With butler service to tend to your every whim, and traditional Mexican décor infused with modern soft furnishings, this resort lets you experience elegance at its finest. 

Made for families and couples alike, enjoy water sports, a 27-hole golf course, and a luxury spa at this multi award-winning beachfront hotel popular with A-list stars.

Winged Boots has an expert team of personal travel managers to take care of your needs and deliver you with the holiday of a lifetime. Whatever your holiday mojo, they have you covered.

South Africa Safari with city stay

Soak up the luxury at five-star owner-run safari retreat Chitwa Chitwa. Choose from one of the artistically-styled suites complete with plunge pool, the two-bedroom Charlsy Suite with a private deck and pool, or the two-bedroom Chitwa House with pool and butler service.

Discover the wildlife at the local waterhole from the large deck on resort or with guided walks and see local life with trips to the nearby village.

Book a three-night minimum stay through Carrier and receive a free three-night stay in Cape Town. Valid for travel to 15 December 2018. Carrier is committed to helping you find 'the one' with tailor-made options to ensure the right holiday fit for you.

Tour of Ireland with Global Journeys

Enjoy a trip around Ireland's most iconic cities, such as Dublin, Cork, Killarney and Limerick with opportunities to visit ancient castles and the less-travelled roads connecting charming villages dotted throughout the verdant countryside.

Global Journeys offer a wide array of trips worldwide with a selection of more than 4,000 tours and cruises available.

In Ireland, it has 41 tours available, so you have plenty of opportunities to discover your favourite side of the Emerald Isle. Choose from holiday styles including rail journeys or adventure, with everything from affordable to premium options.

Virtuoso - Specialists in the Art of Travel

Have you discovered Virtuoso yet? Virtuoso advisors provide access to a world of personalised travel experiences and that includes special perks and upgrades that are only available to Virtuoso travellers.  

Virtuoso is a network of the best luxury travel agencies, with more than 15,000 advisors worldwide. With access to nearly 1,700 preferred partners - top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more, advisors use their global connections to plan the most memorable experiences, from weekend getaways to dream holidays. 


All Inclusive Holiday Savings

All Inclusive Luxury in Crete

Get a true taste of luxury at Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas with this Greek all-inclusive break. Complete with its own private white sandy beach and sea views from every room, this resort exudes plenty of space and style to retreat to in between your Crete island explorations.

Take a dip in the impressive infinity pool and adults-only pool, complete with a wet bar, to relax in the sun. And there are even servers on hand to ensure you needn’t leave your sun lounger, or enjoy a spa treatment at the water’s edge from one of the plush beach cabanas.

The Inspiring Travel Company deliver exceptional holidays to some of the world's best places and spaces, with unrivalled experiences which are tailored to your needs.

Middle Eastern Delights with Mercury Holidays

Enjoy a different side of the Emirates life in Fujairah, resting on the east coast of the UAE. Marvel at the spectacular mountain views while lapping up the five-star luxury on your beach break at the Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort.

For more than 36 years, Mercury Holidays has delivered customers with award-winning holidays at affordable prices. And with their price match guarantee, you're assured of great value for your next break.

Maldives Indulgence with Destinology

For Maldivian luxury at its very best, Atmosphere Hotels offer three of the island's finest luxury retreats.

Relax in the beautifully furnished villas, partake in plenty of activities and delicious cuisine for a memorable escape. You have a selection of villas and suites with direct beach access and stylish Maldivian interiors to enjoy.

And with a lush spa, sports centre, two swimming pools, evening entertainment and themed nights - you won't run out of things to enjoy.

Luxury in Mexico with Voyager Travel Direct

Book a romantic break for two in Mexico with this fabulous offer from Voyager Travel Direct.

Seven nights all-inclusive includes flights, resort transfers and FREE upgrade to a River Suite at Hotel Xcaret Mexico.

As it's brand new, opening in December 2017, you can be among the first to sample the ten restaurants, eight bars, adults-only areas and enjoy FREE entry to a number of local attractions, which includes a tour of Chichen Itza.

This offer certainly seems to put the all in all-inclusive.


Rail offers

Trans-Siberian Rail Journey

Journey from Moscow through Mongolia to Beijing with this unforgettable 18-day adventure along the Trans-Siberian Railway this September. The unique and fully inclusive rail travel experience includes excursions, private guides and lectures, all meals (except two dinners in Beijing), taxes, fees and gratuities. Click here for more information. 

Dates: September 6, 2018 to September 23, 2018 
Book by March 29, 2018 and save $200 per person​​

Discover the US by rail and save 20%

See where the train can take you, with one of these saver offers from Amtrak.

Save 30% on SmartFares
End Date: December 31, 2019.

Book early and save 20% on many routes
End Date: December 31, 2019.

Earn up to 300 Amtrak Guest Rewards Points per day with Hertz
End Date: December 31, 2018.

Savings made simple: up to 25% off across the country
End Date: December, 31 2019.


Flight Offers

Seoul Flight Deal for 2018

Enjoy flights via Rome to the bright lights of Seoul and its vibrant night markets and contrasting natural landscapes from £389 return from London Heathrow with Alitalia.

Dates are based on April to June 2018. A great deal to save more for a sleek luxury hotel!


Hotel Offers

Wander in Washington at The Dupont Circle

Part of The Doyle Collection, The Dupont Circle is a four-star hotel in the heart of Washington’s most iconic downtown neighbourhood. Explore the sights by day before heading back to revel in the surroundings of this chic hotel, complete with the Dupont Bar where you can enjoy a few cocktails.

With plush beds, the finest amenities and soft, neutral tones, it is an ideal base exploring the historical parts of the city. Prices include return flights with British Airways, and four nights in a standard room, including airport taxes.

Based on travel dates from 30 May to 20 June 2018, you have to act quickly - offer ends on 31 March 2018.

Stay in a lavish new resort in Abu Dhabi

There is nothing quite like being able to enjoy the finer things in life, especially when it's all brand new. Just like the five-star Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas which has recently opened in Abu Dhabi.

Love Holidays is offering four-night stays giving you the chance to lap up the resort's seven restaurants, cinema room, spa or to simply fly and flop and make the most of the pristine sands along the beachfront it rests on. 

Zen out at the Four Seasons

The contemporary Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai has a zen-like quality about it with a centrepiece of beautiful pools, lotus-filled lagoons and outdoor showers in private gardens.

Set on the legendary China Beach, the Vietnamese resort in super stylish with draped beds on raised platforms for the height of opulence and glass walls which open onto your own private terrace. 

Eden Luxury Travel believes that holidays should be as special as their customers are, and are committed to not only offering great value, but some added extras too.​​​​

Boutique Stay in Berlin, Germany

If you're planning a few nights in Berlin, the luxurious Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel offers a relaxing oasis, just a 10-minute drive from the city centre and from just £81 per person, per night. ​​​​​​The historic villa is set in verdant gardens and a pine forest, and features a sophisticated chandelier-lit restaurant, Europe's first GQ Bar (named after the lifestyle magazine), a relaxing spa with a heated indoor pool and interiors by Karl Lagerfeld and Patrick Hellmann.Enjoy spacious, tastefully decorated rooms with plush fabrics and bespoke furniture with Lalique applications and Bulgari toiletries. It's the perfect place to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of lively Berlin. The hotel even has a Rolls Royce limo service too! 

Beach cottage stay in Cornwall with Beachspoke

If you're looking for a romantic beach break, look no further than the Black Moon cottage in St Ives, Cornwall, in the southwest of England. The coastal cottage boasts an open plan kitchen and living room with two large sofas, and all the mod cons. The living room also features floor to ceiling glass doors that open out onto stunning views over St Ives Bay and a glass floor that overlooks a private cave snug area.

Beachspoke provide a curated collection of design-led accommodations in the prettiest parts of Cornwall, Devon and the Cotswolds, offering places to stay which are unique, stylish and memorable. 

Luxury in London at The Langham Hotel

The Langham Hotel is one of London's grand dame hotels - a historic Victorian luxury property with elegant decor and modern amenities. With a cocktail bar, a fine dining restaurant, and Palm Court, which is said to have invented the traditional afternoon tea. Take time out in the relaxing spa and pool, while the concierge, butler, and 24-hour room service take care of your every need. With spacious rooms to luxury suites, book early to enjoy up to 20% off the best available rate. ​​​​​​​

Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa

This four-star country hotel is nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, in the quaint market town of Stow-on-the-Wold.

The large private grounds, spacious and modern styled bedrooms, plus oak- panelled lounge areas, provide a delightful fusion of classic and contemporary charm - the ideal blend for a rural retreat.

This 18th-century hotel is the perfect base for unravelling the very essence of Cotswold life, allowing you to explore the stunning Cotswolds countryside, close to Broadway, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh.

Rates range from £75 pppn for a 1-night stay or £66.30 pppn for a 5-night stay.

Savoy Le Grand Hotel Marrakech with Affordable Luxury Travel

Spend 3, 5 or 7 nights enjoying a luxury break in Marrakech's trendy Hivernage quarter, staying at the five-star Savoy Le Grand Hotel Marrakech.

The hotel truly embodies the ultimate Moroccan luxury experience. With its excellent location in the Hivernage quarter, you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful broad avenues as well as exotic snake charmers, artisans and belly dancers of the Jemaa El Fnaa Square.

Spend your days exploring the dazzling souks of Marrakech, unwind in the beautiful Menara Gardens or enjoy visiting one of Marrakech's many elaborate architectural feats.

Hotel Astoria,
St Petersburg with Abercrombie & Kent

Hotel Astoria opened in 1913 and has been the venue of choice for novelists, dancers, artists, poets, actors, photographers, presidents and royalty.

Outside, it fits perfectly with its surroundings, resting in the centre of Saint Petersburg and standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the grandest buildings in the city.

After discovering some of the history and architecture in the city, you'll find an array of dining options at the Hotel Astoria, with Russian-French cuisine at Astoria Café, cocktails at Lichfield Bar and desserts from Astoria Chocolatier at Rotonda Lounge.

Halcyon House,
New South Wales, Australia

Enjoy the laidback lifestyle at boutique hideaway Halcyon House, on Cabarita Beach in New South Wales, Australia. 

Rooms and suites complete with luxurious king-sized beds have been individually designed by Anna Spiro, and with a beachfront pool and terrace area, there are plenty of places to relax and enjoy the beach life. 

After hitting the beach, visit the onsite restaurant Paper Daisy, headed up by one of Australia’s most promising chefs, Ben Devlin.

Acclaimed design, personal service and industry-leading food and drink combine to offer the perfect setting for a romantic beach break.


Airport Essentials

Holiday Extras - up to 60% off selected airport lounge access

Saving you up to 60% off the price of a lounge pass, Holiday Extras sell lounge access to 22 UK airports. Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks up to three hours before your flight and enjoy a little peace away from the crowded terminal.

Airport lounge access with Lounge Pass


Car Hire and Resort Transfer Offers

Save 15% when you hire a car with Hertz

Book your car hire with Hertz and pre-pay online to enjoy 15% off car hire rentals. Rental prices include theft and damage cover and with selected collection ranges, you get a Make and Model Guarantee too.

Discounts are applicable to certain pick-up locations and don't apply to additional extras - check full terms before you book.

Save 20% on resort transfers with Hoppa and pay just £1 deposit

Book your transfer with just £1 deposit and with the balance due just 7 days before travel it's a great way to holiday and reserve some money for the more luxurious things to life as you receive 20% off your booking too.
Save with Hertz


Travel accessories

Skyroam Solis

Skyroam is a global wi-fi hotspot and power bank that allows you to travel smart, safe and secure as you journey around the world.

One touch wi-fi gives you unlimited online access in more than 100 countries - without the need for sim cards, and with lightning fast 4G speeds and the ability to share with up to five devices - it's the companion you definitely want for international travel.

Click here to see how it works.

NIOD Set No. 1

With products named Low Viscosity Cleaning Ester, Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate, Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex and Photography Fluid, this travel set means business, and we think we ought to give this one a try.

These products work to cleanse, plump, hydrate, reduce ageing (and signs of jetlag we hope!), and create a radiant, photo-ready glow.

Round the World Travel Adaptor

This is potentially one of the sleekest adaptors we have seen on the market, perfect for streamlining your suitcase and ensure you have the convenience of power wherever you are in the world.

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    • That’s one that piqued our interest too, Agness. Cruises can be such a food fest at the best of times, so one with all that good French food and wine will be more so!

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