Plan now, go later: Top 20 Bucket-List Breaks and Events for the Ultimate Luxury Gifts to Give and Receive

What are the finest Bucket-List trips you’re longing to give—and take? We pick our favourites, from London to Venice on the Orient-Express to a luxury Alaskan cruise before the glaciers melt. These are dreams that stay with you for life. Here we list the very best. 1. Alaska Cruise The raw, unspoiled beauty of the […]

Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons: best rates at Raymond Blanc’s renowned hotel: a French coup de Foudre and an iconic venue for celebrations in the English countryside

Can any lover of good food resist the chance to savour Raymond Blanc’s cuisine at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, and to stay the night? We think not; so we have arranged for our members to do just that. If you have an anniversary or special occasion in mind, this is an excellent place […]

Plan now, go later: Top 20 Bucket-List Breaks and Events for the Ultimate Luxury Gifts to Give and Receive

What are the finest Bucket-List trips you’re longing to give—and take? We pick our favourites, from London to Venice on the Orient-Express to a luxury Alaskan cruise before the glaciers melt. These are dreams that stay with you for life. Here we list the very best. 1. Alaska Cruise The raw, unspoiled beauty of the […]

Take the world’s most glamorous, historic rail journey: the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Venice, with three blissful nights in a Palazzo on the Grand Canal: Exclusive CountryClubuk Members’ rates

Join us for five wonderful, exciting days, sleep the night aboard the original ‘King of Trains, and the Train of Kings’ as it travels from London to Venice, be pampered by your personal steward, revel in its history of spies and intrigue, and enjoy gourmet dining, fine wines and spellbinding views of the Alps. Then […]

Join us on The Royal Scotsman, a Belmond train, one of the world’s most luxurious and exclusive, for a magical five-day rail journey to see Scotland’s classic splendours

Explore the breathtaking scenery, the great lochs, glens, coasts and castles of Scotland in fine Edwardian style and five-star comfort aboard the Royal Scotsman, a Belmond train—and visit HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s family seat at Glamis Castle. This fabulous five-day, four-night Scotland’s Classic Splendours trip aboard The Royal Scotsman, a Belmond train, is […]

Norway: Join the CountryClubuk Salmon Fishing Party in the footsteps of the ‘Salmon Lords’ on one of the world’s great rivers, the Namsen, for a prime-time week

British salmon fishers discovered the virtues of Norway’s great River Namsen in the 1830s, and named it ‘Queen of the Rivers’. Reports of record catches and huge salmon spread among distinguished fishers, magnetising an increasing number of titled anglers known as the ‘Salmon Lords’. Today the Namsen remains one of the most productive salmon rivers […]

The ultimate place to stay in Portofino, jewel in the crown of the Italian Riviera: Belmond Hotel Splendido, home of La Dolce Vita as it used to be: and as Groucho Marx said of this idyllic retreat, ‘Wonderful place, wonderful people.’

Belmond Hotel Splendido is the only place to stay in Portofino, jewel of the Italian Riviera. Life here revolves around it. During its vibrant history the graceful building transformed from a monastery to an aristocratic home to a grand hotel above cedar-lined slopes with the finest views of the coast and sea. The Duke of […]

Luxurious Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast, a slice of heaven between sea and sky: Perfect peace, tranquility, stupendous views, world-class cuisine and service, together with a rich and romantic history dating from the 11th century

Ravello is for those who love peace and quiet and stupendous views. Perched high above the tiny Italian coastal town of Amalfi, it has been described as closer to heaven than to the sea. And Belmond Hotel Caruso, almost suspended between sea and sky at the highest, quietest point of Ravello, is a tiny slice […]

Join us on the luxurious, historic Belmond British Pullman train in December 2022 for a Christmas event to remember—a five-star rail journey from London to Canterbury with fine wining and dining, to see a live candlelit performance of carols in Canterbury Cathedral

We are delighted to invite you aboard the luxurious and historic Belmond British Pullman train on Thursday, December 1, 2022, for a Christmas event to remember—a five-star rail journey from London to Canterbury with fine wining and dining on board, to see a candlelit performance of carols in Canterbury Cathedral. Expect luxury, history, festivities, culture, […]

A Renaissance monastery with a façade by Michelangelo, transformed into a stylish boutique hotel: this is the Belmond Villa San Michele, a prestigious hotel nestled in terraced gardens with views over Brunelleschi’s Duomo in the heart of Florence below

From its façade attributed to Michelangelo to the fresco of the Last Supper on the wall, surrounding woodlands where Leonardo Da Vinci first attempted to fly, and fine dining Tuscan style within a 15th century monastery, Belmond Villa San Michele is a uniquely beautiful place to stay. As the sun casts golden light on Brunelleschi’s […]

Why Belmond Hotel Cipriani, set on an island in the Venetian Lagoon, is one of the Great Hotels of the World: Timeless glamour, history, romance and an air of sophistication combine with superlative service to create a world all its own within the stunning mirage that is Venice

The Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice would rank at the top of any list of Great Hotels of the World. Not only because of its famous position, with Venice a shimmering vision across the water, giving 270-degree views of the Venice Lagoon and the Doge’s Palace. Not only because, set amid flower gardens on a […]

Stylish Cotswolds manor-house retreat: Calcot & Spa, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire: enjoy one of our Members’ favourite hotels with excellent CountryClubuk rates

One of our Members’ favourite country-house hotels, the luxurious 14th-century Calcot & Spa stands in its own private 220-acre estate only 10 minutes’ drive from HRH The Prince of Wales’s Highgrove Estate, making this an ideal manor-house hotel in which to stay when visiting the Royal Gardens, and the Cotswolds at large. Warm hospitality and […]

The Savoy London: best rates saving hundreds of pounds, with free room upgrade and a bottle of wine on the house at ‘one of the Great Hotels of the World: unbeatable Members-only rates

Francis Fulford reviews The Savoy, London, where our Members receive the very best deals on accommodation. The Savoy would surely figure in anybody’s list of ‘Great Hotels of the World’, not only because of the attention to detail for which it has always been famous (it makes its own beds, for instance), or for its […]

Langham London: best rates at ‘the first Grand Hotel in Europe’: exclusive advantageous CountryClubuk rates, higher categories with complientary Club Lounge

In the year 1865, the future King George V was born, the American Civil War was won, and the Langham Hotel was built as the first ‘Grand Hotel’ in Europe. The opening ceremony was performed by the then Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII, who entertained actresses Lillie Langtry and Sarah Bernhardt among […]

Villa Spalletti Trivelli, Rome, the fabulous palazzo home of a Roman Count and Countess: live as the Romans would like to live

There can be no finer place in Rome to stay than the Villa Spalletti Trivelli. It is the elegant family palazzo of a Roman Count and Countess. Neighbours include the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano, whose 17th-century Palace is just across the leafy park. The Trevi Fountain is a stroll away. At the Villa Spalletti Trivelli, […]

The Ritz London, best 5-star hotel in Piccadilly: Members enjoy special rates, a complimentary bottle of Champagne to welcome you—and a complimentary room upgrade!

Asked to name a great hotel—not only in London but the world—and most people think of The Ritz. For style, gracious living, impeccable service and social cachet, it has no equal. It is one of our Members’ all-time favourite hotels—the perfect location for a luxurious stay and a celebration of any kind. And as our […]

Stay at the five-star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa overlooking the 17th fairway on the world’s most famous golf course: surely the best place to be in St Andrews: and our Members enjoy exclusive Club rates

The legendary Old Course at St Andrews is where every golfer wants to be, and this is how to stay there, in five-star luxury overlooking the 17th fairway—in a room with a view at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, another golfing legend! From here you have the most historic vistas in world […]

Roseate House (The Royal Park), elegant Grade II townhouse in ‘quite the finest street’, overlooking Hyde Park: Rates from £159 for two with breakfast and free room upgrade

Set on the edge of Hyde Park, in Westbourne Terrace, W2—once described as ‘quite the finest street in London’—Roseate House is an elegant boutique hotel created from three Grade II listed townhouses. Dating from 1842, the buildings have been totally restored and now have stunning interiors combining luxurious furnishings with the latest technology. The beds […]

Fitzrovia Hotel, a traditional hidden gem in a quiet oasis in London’s West End | Rooms from £102 for two with free English breakfast and room upgrade

A handsome traditional wood-panelled four-star hotel, the Fitzrovia Hotel is a hidden gem and a longtime Members’ favourite. Recently refurbished, it is a comfortable oasis with some 90 rooms in easy walking distance of Oxford Circus, Regent Street and Bond Street. Not far from the BBC in Portland Place, and Harley Street for the medical […]

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh—The Caledonian: an Edinburgh icon with fabulous views of the Castle, luxurious guest rooms and fine dining—and current holder of Scotland’s Leading Hotel Title in the World Travel Awards

To stay in the heart of Edinburgh, one of Europe’s loveliest capitals, beside its showcase landmark, Edinburgh Castle, is magical. To see the golden sun set on the castle walls from the windows of your own private room or suite makes it even more amazing—what a view this is! And as a Member of CountryClubuk […]

The Gore, Kensington: best rates for Club Members in country-house style in the most photographed, romantic hotel in London, with the glamour of Judy Garland

Step into the boutique Gore Hotel, a two-minute walk from the Royal Albert Hall, and you will think you are in the private country home of an aristocratic family, eccentricities and all. This is no ‘corporate’ hotel—far from it. It breathes warmth and character from every wood panel, every doorknob and every slightly risqué picture […]

Lindeth Howe, Beatrix Potter’s family home on the banks of Lake Windermere in the Lake District: CountryClubuk Members enjoy free two-night breaks at this favourite hotel

An all-time favourite with our Members, this charming small Edwardian country house hotel was once home to Beatrix Potter. It stands above the banks of Lake Windermere, a few minutes’ walk from the picturesque steamboat jetty which ferries passengers around the Lake. A comfortable, airy four-star hotel, it offers the most delicious and plentiful food, […]

One Aldwych: best rates at this superb five-star hotel in London’s Covent Garden: beautifully newly refurbished, it’s a delight to stay in this stunning independent hotel

A stylish, tranquil retreat from the hubbub of Covent Garden—and only a few minutes’ walk from the delights of the Royal Opera House—One Aldwych occupies the grand Edwardian building that was once home to the Morning Post newspaper and, more recently, Lloyds Bank. Now totally refurbished, the sleek, contemporary furnishings work well with the classical […]

The Pelham, fabulous 5-star design hotel in South Kensington: Exclusive Club rates for two including breakfast and complimentary room upgrade

The Pelham is the perfect five-star South Kensington pad. A smart townhouse hotel in the salubrious end of town, it is ideal for Members who are culture vultures and/or ardent shoppers. Fabulously feminine, distinctly English, elegant and original, The Pelham is a home from home—three townhouses in one—close enough to the Knightsbridge shops for our […]

Hotel Brunelleschi: luxurious, historic, and looking out over the Duomo in the very heart of Florence

‘They’re giving me a room at the Brunelleschi’ So wrote Dan Brown in his novel The Da Vinci Code. The novelist returned to the hotel twice in his new novel, Inferno—and now it is our handpicked four-star hotel in Florence, undoubtedly among the finest in this art capital of Europe. The Hotel Brunelleschi is the […]

New World Travel Event: Join us for a sparkling and luxurious six-star Regent Seven Seas cruise from Rome to Venice from October 2-11, 2022: fully booked and sailed

We are delighted to invite you to join us on a luxurious nine-night Regent Seven Seas cruise showcasing European history, archaeology, culture, art, music, Nature, fine wine, gourmet cuisine, elegance, style and beauty: and all at the exclusive advantageous CountryClubuk rate—with two free suite upgrades if you booked by June 30, 2021! (For more cruises […]

Join us on the six-star Regent Seven Seas Explorer for a World Heritage Exploration Cruise from Trieste to Athens, see one of the Seven Wonders of the World and enjoy a free three-night stay in Verona with Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production of the opera ‘Carmen’ in the Arena di Verona: this cruise has now sailed

Join us on the world’s most luxurious cruise ship for a sparkling six-star luxury World Heritage Exploration cruise from Venice (Trieste) to Athens, including three nights in Verona and best seats for a sensational Franco Zeffirelli production of the opera ‘Carmen’ in the world famous Arena di Verona. This is a luxurious 10-night world travel […]

Grinkle Park, a fine sporting baronial mansion in its own parkland estate in North Yorkshire

Grinkle Park in North Yorkshire—a superb baronial mansion-house hotel and a welcome addition to our Free Breaks Portfolio—has also won the national award for Good Shoot Hotel. The accolades cover everything from ‘brilliant hospitality’ to ‘excellent rooms’ to ‘fantastic accomodation, wine cellar, bar and food’—plus excellent, well-run shooting on the Grinkle Park Estate, one of […]

Bauer Palazzo, a palace in one of the best locations in Venice, overlooking the Grand Canal near San Marco Piazza: Members enjoy exclusive rates at this historic and palatial five-star hotel

Always when day-dreaming of Venice, the luminous, liquid paintings by Canaletto drift into mind. Not only water sets this cityscape apart, but architecture—rising from those translucent blues and greys are the domes of Byzantine churches, the marble of the High Renaissance, and the Baroque, and the pale pink palaces which look out on to the […]

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square: stylish, contemporary new five-star hotel with a Nobu restaurant taking over from the famous Nobu Berkeley Street: good news for gourmets!

Nobu has opened a five-star hotel and restaurant in Portman Square, London. It’s as elegant and glamorous as one would expect, a landmark hotel in a fabulous central location, offering world-class cuisine and service. For those who love Nobu’s amazingly good food and style, it’s a dream destination—this is, after all, successor to Nobu’s famous […]