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WINGS LUXE

A vibrant, female owned Australian agency for travel. We personally create alluring, luxury short break sojourns and indulgent journeys. Enjoy unsurpassed experiences in incredible destinations, close to home and across the globe. 

Dine on fresh local produce, delve into the heart and soul of a destination, unravel the little known secrets and explore from a locals perspective. Unearth hidden treasures, meet local artisans, stay in lush accommodation and experience the beauty of a journey in the company of positive, supportive, fun loving journey hosts.

When it comes to having an appetite for adventure, there are no age limits. Women and men of all ages are travelling with us and planning their next Wings Luxe journey before they return home.
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BEHIND THE NAME

WINGS LUXE

Behind the name Wings Luxe

When you unfurl your wings and take a leap of faith, the world becomes your oyster. Wings over the world.

The freedom to explore with other wanderlust travellers, appreciating our similarities and unique differences in a safe, fun environment is a luxury we should all enjoy.

With wings you are free to be yourself, flying to destinations near and far.

VANESSA DORRINGTON

Women group travel owner

The woman behind Wings Luxe

A life of travelling! 

Where it all began.

Whilst undertaking a Bachelor Of Education degree at University in her hometown, Sydney, Australia, Vanessa’s faculty was provided with the opportunity to travel to the United States Of America to complete a practice teaching block in Portland, Oregon. Little did she know that her love affair with travel was about to begin.

An ensuing career in the teaching profession allowed Vanessa the time to travel extensively, mostly as a solo traveller. She explored, adored, lived and taught in New Zealand, England and Wales, studied in Italy and designed and lived on the beautiful Island Of The Gods, Bali. 

An introduction, through a long time friend, to an Australian travel industry icon and founder of Australia’s most elite ‘luxury travel’ company changed the course of her life. They met for the first time at Sydney airport for a coffee and by the end of the hour Vanessa was a member of the team that would host guests on a tour to South America for three weeks aboard a Qantas private jet.

That was in 2004. Many incredible experiences, luxurious train journeys, privately chartered ships, planes, trains, fabulous guests and sumptuous accommodation later, Vanessa is still at the forefront of offering guests incredible journeys, experiences and fully curated itineraries to dream destinations. 

Every aspect of a Wings Luxe journey is meticulously curated by Vanessa with her guests interests and total enjoyment in mind. She considers everything, so that you don’t have to. 

DREAM | ESCAPE | EXPERIENCE

TESTIMONIALS

Are We A Good Fit ?

 At Wings Luxe we personally curate each element of every journey. We meticulously design experiences that are unique, memorable and life-enriching. Experience in the luxury travel industry since 2004 ensures that you are in the hands of a respected and knowledgeable host.

We hand select superior accommodation to complement each journey.  Boutique residences, five star hotels, villas and the best available in remote destinations. At times, we select an accommodation experience to match the journey. 

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory. On the journey ‘Booking Form’ you will be required to provide your policy number and relevant travel insurance details.

Yes, dietary requirements are catered for. We ask that you inform us of any specific requirements on your ‘Booking Form’. We will do our best to accommodate all requests however do ask that you take responsibility for your choices whilst on tour.

The number of guests varies depending on the journey. Our journeys cater for a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 18.  The Multi-Generational Journeys are dependent on the family group size.

No, not at all. Our journeys are for people of all ages. We have guests in their 20’s through to guests in their 80’s. Grandmothers, mothers, daughters, granddaughters, friends, sisters, fathers, uncles and colleagues of various ages. 

Yes, we do. Many of our guests come as solo travellers and enjoy the security and enjoyment of being with other travellers. If you would prefer to share a same sex room, we will do our best to assist with partnering you with a travel companion, however this is not always possible.

Yes, we offer single occupancy rooms for guests who would prefer not to share. A single supplement is incurred as the room will be occupied by one guest instead of shared by two guests.

A suggested packing list for your chosen international destination will be forwarded to you at least 60 days prior to departure.

Absolutely. You will be escorted by an experienced and personable Wings Luxe host on every journey.

  • Mandatory travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature – purchases, laundry, beverages, telephone calls, incidentals
  • Mini bar and other hotel costs
  • Excess baggage
  • Air Travel – fares and associated arrangements
  • All inclusions are itemised in each respective tour brochure
  • All decadent meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Sumptuous accommodation
  • All tipping/gratuities, porterage and local taxes
  • Private transportation throughout
  • Group transfers to and from the airport at the start and conclusion of each journey
  • Professional, experienced Journey Host 24/7
  • All-inclusive daily sightseeing

No. Our journeys start from the first location point as itemised in the chosen journey brochure.

Wings Luxe accepts all major credit cards via Stripe (2.9% bank issued fee). We also accept PayPal payments (2.9% fee) and direct deposits into our company bank account. All journey prices are in AUD and all payments are processed in AUD. (Australian Dollars)

An initial deposit is required at the time of booking. The remainder of the journey is to be made in two stages. The first stage is due 180 days prior to the departure date at 50% of the journey cost less the initial ‘non- refundable’ deposit. The full and final journey payment is 120 days prior to the departure date of the booked journey. A final invoice will be issued for any Credit Card or PayPal payments that incur bank issued fees and will be due for full payment 60 days prior to the journey start date.

Wings Luxe ‘Domestic Discoveries’ – Australia

Sojourns are between 3-4 days in duration. They are a fabulous break close to home, to recharge and renew. Sumptuous accommodation, gourmet delights, all delectable meals, private transport and signature experiences. They can include, but are not exclusive to; boutique brewery and distillery visits, soothing spa treatments, paddock-to-plate dining, art appreciation, highlights walking tour, wineries and ‘Meet-the-maker’ experiences.

Wings Luxe ‘Domestic Discoveries’ – Australia

Journeys are 5 Days + to get to the heart and soul of a destination.

Sumptuous accommodation, gourmet delights, all delectable meals, private transport and signature experiences. Can include but not exclusive to; ‘Meet and Greet’ local artisans, special guest appearances, boutique brewery and distillery visits, soothing spa treatments, retail therapy, street art style and delicious by design dining

Multi-Generational travel refers to people of various ages, often various generations of one family, travelling together. We curate personalised signature journeys for multi-generational groups, normally three generations – children, parents and grandparents however these fabulous journeys can also include aunts, uncles, cousins and siblings.

At Wings Luxe we curate two types of Multi-Generational Journeys.

  1. Co-Ed – for the entire family (males and females)
  2. Female Only – For the women of the family. Grandmother, daughter, granddaughter, aunts, nieces, cousins.

We have considered everything, so that you can unwind, relax and enjoy time with your loved ones.

There is something special for everyone.s

Yes, these are very special journeys and we haven’t overlooked your male family members.

At Wings Luxe we curate two types of Multi-Generational Journeys.

In addition to our ‘Female Only’ Multi-Generational Journeys, we also curate: 

  • Co-Ed Multi-Generational Journeys for the entire family (males and females)
Wonderful adventures for the entire family to enjoy.
 
We consider everything so that you can relax and enjoy every moment with your loved ones.

A ‘Daydreamer’ is a one day discovery of an area within an hour of a nominated destination.

Each Daydreamer will be different and will have a different focus for the day. Boutiques | Barista’s | Design | Decor | Distilleries | Homewares | Cuisine | Farmers Markets | Paddock-To-Plate | Art and Soul or a combination.

Fully hosted by a professional local Journey Host. 

Can include: Tastings and/or lunch, transport, distillery or brewery visits, experiences unique to an area.

Please read each ‘Daydreamer’ for inclusions.

Custom ‘private tour’ Daydreamers can also be curated exclusively for you and your group. (Min 8)

 

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