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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 DECEMBER 13.

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Package Deals

US Coast Road Trip with Audley Travel

It's time to hit the road to enjoy the delights of San Francisco and Los Angeles on a self-drive tour, along the US west coast.

Tour Alcatraz, cycle along the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, stop off for some beach time and be starstruck by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills on this 11-day tour.

Audley Travel believe that holidays should not be off the shelf, but finely tuned and carefully matched to your needs and budget with close attention to quality - not just detail.

What's more, many of their tours include elements and experiences other travellers might miss, so you may get a unique angle on popular destinations.​​​​​​​

Croatia Tours with Affordable Luxury Travel Tours

On a Croatia tour, you'll enjoy a variety of historic sightseeing opportunities, mountainous countryside and gorgeous coastal scenery.

It is a country of wondrous natural beauty - from its 1,185 islands off the coast of the Adriatic Sea to eight national parks.

This tour starts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, then it's on to Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik and the most popular national park in Croatia - Plitvice Lakes National Park, with a string of 16 brilliant green and blue lakes. 
See more on this fantastic tour.

Magical Marrakech with Destinology

The Royal Mansour is quite literally a hotel built - and fit - for a king. Built in the style of a traditional medina, the five-star residence is one of the small leading hotels of the world.

The fabulous restaurants, library, lounge and pool add to the mystical Moroccan setting and incredible decor.

Your personal travel consultant is on hand from start to finish, and will help you add those personal touches that make all the difference.

Boutique Santorini with Sovereign Luxury Travel

Sovereign Luxury Travel has provided bespoke, handpicked holidays for over 45 years. Over which time, the trusted advisors at Sovereign have perfected the fine art of holiday making through above and beyond service, knowledge, dedication and detail.

Enjoy the serenity and elegance of Grace Santorini - a luxury boutique hotel set on a hillside with panoramic views of the bay.

Rooms are carved into the rock of the hillside, delivering a cool and calm oasis to luxuriate in.

And when you decide to venture out, the pool-level champagne and cocktail bar, sea view infinity pool and the Mediterranean restaurant, Santoro, offer relaxing surroundings and places to toast to a holiday well rested.​​​​​​​

Sandy Lane Barbados with Infinity & Beyond Travel

Infinity & Beyond Travel are dedicated to delivering an almost limitless amount of choices and always exceeding expectations of luxury travel, and one of their latest offers is proof of just that.

Perhaps one of the more prestigious hotels on Barbados, Sandy Lane is a colonial gem with a great reputation for hospitality, fabulous sea views and plenty of opportunities for a little pampering.

And with a wine cellar featuring over 2,000 options, a daily afternoon tea, a $700 resort credit offer to boost the savings, a catamaran cruise, free couples' massage and more, it's a destination for laidback luxury with a healthy dash of unpretentious opulence.

See more on this package.

La Selva Amazon Eco Lodge & Spa

Make the most out of your jungle adventure! The Amazon is home to the largest forest and river in the world, and it's the most bio-diverse region on the planet. Thousands of people visit every year to see the monkeys, birds, reptiles and more that live in the vibrant Ecuadorian jungle.

​​​​​​​This trip to the Amazon is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

See more on this package.

Wine Break with SmoothRed

SmoothRed, specialist in tailor-made wine travel, is offering 25% off a new five-star break to Bordeaux and the French Atlantic resort of Arcachon.

Spend your first two nights at Les Sources de Caudalie, a tranquil spa hotel in the heart of the Château Smith Haut Lafitte vineyards. Then spend two nights at the Philippe Stark-designed La Co(o)rniche Hotel in the coastal resort of Arcachon.

During this break you have the chance to sip and savour a number of Grand Cru Classé wines on a vineyard tour, while being transported by a chaffeur and private guide. Also included is a two Michelin-star lunch, and you have the opportunity to meet star winemakers of the Bordeaux region.

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Unique Escorted Tours in Australia with Audley Travel

Far from taking holidays off the shelf, tailor-made experts, Audley Travel carefully plans the finest details around your interests and tastes. Their travel experts design your trip around you, and will even recommend some highlights for you, and introduce you to some lesser known sights worthy of a visit.

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Incredible adventures with The Ultimate Travel Company

With over 25 years' experience, The Ultimate Travel Company has curated a unique range of tailor-made holidays and escorted tours centred on luxury. And their 40+ experts have been there and done that, so are able to make recommendations based on their own experiences. Indeed, they say they "use their experiences to create yours" and we like the sound of that premise.

All their packages include personalised planning, on the ground guides and are built on the principles of responsible travel.

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  • Treasures of the Tsars in Russia - enjoy five days marvelling at the incredible architecture, including an opera performance at one of the world's most beautiful theatres.

  • Southeast Asia on a Durrell Wildlife Expedition - spend 16 days discovering local markets, rural villages, marine reserves and mangroves on this unforgettable wildlife and cultural experience.

  • Once in a lifetime Antarctica - join one of the Directors as you discover enchanting wildlife and spectacular views of the Great White Continent.


    All Inclusive Holiday Savings

    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.


    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!

    Head State side with Icelandair

    Extend the winter fun and head to New York, Boston or Washington for less than £350 return from Glasgow, via Reykyavik with Icelandair.

    Dates are based on January to March 2018.


    Hotel Offers

    H Hotel Los Angeles Opening Offer with Be The First

    Be one of the first to enjoy the brand new H Hotel, just steps from the warm sands of Venice and Manhattan Beaches and minutes from the hot spots such as Hollywood and Beverly Hills. With chic furnishings, robotic butlers and a rooftop patio and pool, you'll love your sophisticated surroundings.

    Be The First bring you new boutique and luxury hotels opening across the globe, with early booking and great rates just some of the benefits of being one of the exclusive few to sample a new opening.

    Luxury Mexico Villa with Cuvee - the luxury travel experts

    Casa Fryzer, adjacent to the One & Only Palmilla, is rated the best resort in Mexico and is consistently at the top of Conde Nast Traveller's Gold List.

    Guests have access to an exclusive spa, award-winning restaurants and a Jack Nicklaus’ 27-hole golf course. Your Cuvee Travel Expert and on-site host will assist with all of your wishes, and accompany you as you would treat visiting family to give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

    Includes in-residence massages, personal chef and butler service, as well as daily housekeeping, babysitting and a personal driver.

    Hotel gift cards with Hotelgift

    Hotelgift has just launched in the UK. As one of the world's leading hotel gift card brands, it provides an exciting new present idea for those tricky recipients.

    Vouchers can be redeemed on the Hotelgift website, which features a wide selection of more than 110,000 hotels in 170 countries from boutique stays to international brands.

    The gift card is fully customisable, and you can even choose to send a video greeting for that special someone.

    To celebrate its UK launch, from December 1, you can order a postal card for just £1, saving £5.95. Order by 3pm on Monday, December 18 for delivery in time for Christmas.


    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.

    This month’s hot travel tips and links

    Travelling to NZ? Plan your flights and stopovers carefully

    There are a multitude of options for stopovers on flights to New Zealand from Europe. Alongside the UAE, Air New Zealand offers stopovers in Los Angeles from London, so if you’ve done Dubai, consider this alternative and plan an overnight stay or two to maximise your holiday, and experience another destination.

    According to Australia and New Zealand specialists Austravel, the most affordable time to travel to New Zealand is May or June. Meanwhile, New Zealand features a wide range of specially-curated packages with everything from boutique wine breaks to self-drive tours.



    Check what’s in the package

    How to cruise 9 first time cruise tipsAll-inclusive cruise packages don’t typically include drinks, and full-board packages don’t necessarily mean meals are included at every restaurant on board, some come with a small supplement.
    Check with the cruise line to find out what’s included in your package.
    Also be mindful that some drinks packages are so expensive, you would have to drink an ocean to get value for money, so decide what is best for your needs.



    Greenland isn’t just snow and ice. Summers are really beautiful along the coast, where you’ll discover rolling hills,  green tundra and wildlife aplenty.

    The Apotek is a wonderful four-star hotel in the centre of Reykjavik and the place to unravel Iceland’s history.

    Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art is a remarkable gallery – featuring a three-level subterranean cave, you’ll be amazed by its attitude in excess.

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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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