As a luxury travel company specialising in tailor-made holidays everything that we do is bespoke. At Rich Vein Travel we understand that the small details make a big difference. So to elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary we ensure that we spend time getting to know you, as an individual. We listen to your wants and needs and then carefully design the perfect luxury holiday with an absolute commitment to quality and excellence. LGBT travel is not an exception, as our standards and commitment to create the perfect holiday are unwavering.
With a mix of genuine expertise and first-hand experience of gay and lesbian travel, each member of our team is widely travelled and has a thorough understanding of each region around the world. Our team is aware of the potential challenges, risks, and awkward moments that can occur when travelling to a hotel, location, or destination which isn’t the most welcoming. And as a result, we are equipped to create the perfect holiday full of pleasure, enjoyment and excitement. Whether it is a dream honeymoon that you have been planning for the last few years, or a quick city break, our travel experts are on hand every step of the way.
As a supporter and member of various LGBT organisations such as the Gay European Tourism Association we have access to a wide range of research and information. This further allows us to provide each traveller with the most up-to-date travel information. Having the most up-to-date travel information ensures that our advice and recommendations are well considered. So you can spend less time researching the best destinations and leave the hard work to us!
However as a luxury travel company, we also have extensive links with inclusive luxury cruise lines who are dedicated to creating memorable experiences. Uniworld, one of our luxury cruise partners has collaborated with R Family to offer LGBT luxury family cruises throughout the year. On a LGBT luxury family cruise expect group dinners, cocktail parties and excursions led by R Family co-founders Gregg Kaminsky and Kelli Carpenter. The speciality cruises are available for selected dates throughout the year.
By taking a variety of steps and measures as a LGBT-friendly travel company we are able to prove that as a LGBT traveller there are few limitations. With a variety of opportunities and experiences, as an LGBT traveller the world is your oyster. Contact us today to speak to one of our luxury travel experts and discuss your next luxury holiday.
For part two of our solo travel series we have interviewed Gemma Thompson. Gemma is a solo traveller, and the creator of "A Girls' Guide to Travelling Alone" which is a free online resource for inspirational travel advice, guides and interviews around solo female travel. Gemma has also turned this passion for solo travel into an inspirational book of the same name. This eye-opening, honest and varied read is the result of contributions from several women of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds each with their own compelling tale to tell based on their solo travel experiences. Read our interview in full with Gemma below!
Welcome to part one of our solo travel series. In this series we aim to shine a light on the ups, downs and downright incredible moments that you can experience as a solo traveller. Solo travel truly is one of the most rewarding ways to explore the world and immerse yourself in new cultures. So although a fear of travelling solo is fairly common for various reasons, we want to show that traveling alone can be fulfilling, life-changing and rewarding.
For part one of our solo travel series we have reached out to some of the world's most inspirational travel bloggers, to hear from them, on the best holiday destinations for solo travel. Whether you would rather travel solo around a bustling city, or bask in the sunshine on a beautiful beach, here are the best places to travel to alone.
Albufeira, a city and municipality in the southernmost region of the Algarve requires no introduction. With average highs of 26 °C between May and September it is the perfect holiday destination for families, golf lovers, groups, and couples looking for a relaxing retreat. The proximity to the UK makes the Algarve incredibly accessible with direct flights to Faro, the closest airport, taking just under three hours. With so much to do and see, here’s our guide to spending 48 hours in Albufeira the Rich Vein Travel way.
Vila Joya, Estrada da Galé, 8201-917 Albufeira, Portugal
Vila Joya, a home, restaurant, and spa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is the Algarve’s best kept secret. Vila Joya means "House of Joy" and is named after Joy Jung, the sole owner. As one of the leading luxury hotels of the world, impeccable service and elegantly appointed rooms are a given. But it is the gourmet restaurant led by Austrian chef Dieter Koschina that draws gourmet food lovers from around the world to its doors. The only restaurant in Portugal to make the top 50 on San Pellegrino's list of the World’s Best Restaurants, Koschina’s daily changing menu is a complete and utter sensory delight. This is our review from a sublime day spent at Vila Joya in June.
With summer in full swing in Europe, and the children beginning their summer holidays, July is one of the most popular months for a holiday. If you can't decide where to go, this post on the world's top 5 holiday destinations for July is the perfect guide.
With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle rumoured to have chosen Namibia for their honeymoon, we have rounded up the best royal honeymoon destinations over the last few decades. Fit for a queen, each of these destinations offer the utmost in privacy and comfort, with stays in some of the luxury hotels of the world.
Luxury cruise holidays are becoming increasingly popular with passenger numbers up significantly last year. The sheer range, scale and variety offered by the world’s best luxury cruise lines has ensured that there is something for everyone. With voyages around the world from glorious Mediterranean luxury cruises, to remarkable expeditions in Antarctica, and adventures in the Far East, no dream holiday destination is out of reach. Outdated notions about luxury cruises being boring, old-fashioned, or stuffy, certainly do not apply here, and with incredible prices there is nothing stopping you!
When planning a luxury holiday it can be incredibly difficult finding a dog-friendly hotel or cat-friendly hotel. Finding hotels that allow dogs in particular can be especially challenging in the most popular holiday destinations. So, whether you are looking for a luxury family holiday, romantic break, or even if you are intending to travel solo (to a degree!), we have found the most pet-friendly luxury hotels of the world. These hotels not only allow both cats and dogs, but they celebrate them, making it perfect for discerning travellers and their four-legged friends.
The serene beauty of Lucerne renowned for its emerald lake, mountainous panorama, and the Kapellbrücke have ensured that Lucerne will forever be a charming holiday destination where Mother Nature and the city coalesce. Alone, Lucerne could be the perfect destination for a luxury holiday in Switzerland. However, should you find that you only have 24 hours in the city; this is our guide to spending a day in Lucerne the Rich Vein Travel way.
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