Four Seasons New York

...have a serene and sophisticated place to come back to, then this popular Midtown stay is for you. Four Seasons New York sits in one of the most exclusive spots in the city: a hop from Central Park with views to prove it. The hotel is palatial, with French Chassagne stone floors and colossal pillars, but the subtle lighting and potted plants tucked into corners provide a feeling of calm. This mood translates into the 368 rooms which come with com...

Mandarin Oriental New York

...ing breathtaking views across the Hudson River, Central Park and the city’s glittering skyline. Mandarin Hotel, New York makes for an ideal base from which to explore the sights and attractions of America’s capital. It features a restaurant, two bars, a spa, a 75-foot lap pool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Newark and JFK international airports are just over 25km away. Offering impeccable service and first class facilities, it will appeal...

The St. Regis New York

The St. Regis New York is situated in the heart of midtown Manhattan, in America’s capital. Housed in a 1904 landmark building, this recently revamped, luxury hotel combines old-world splendor with modern comforts and sophistication. The St. Regis’ legendary butlers are on hand to attend to your every need. Newark and JFK international airports are just over 25km away. Offering unrivalled service and first class facilities including a restaurant...

The New York Pizza Project

...one of the few remaining places where person-to-person communication is alive and well All hail the slice! Five New Yorkers set out to capture the food phenomenon that fuels their favourite metropolis… Cronuts, superfoods, farm to fork… when it comes to food trends, New Yorkers love a new discovery. But while food trends come and go, there’s one dish that always remains ingrained in New York food culture – the pizza slice. This home-grown i...

Chef Adam Kenworthy’s Guide To New York

...ccinos in the city The raw food chef takes us on a gourmet tour of the Big Apple         My first impression of New York… My first impression was that it was an intense place. I visited while in college. At the time, I was living in the mountains in Colorado.  It was a dramatic contrast.   My favourite thing to do on my day off… Go surfing at Rockaway or ride my bike to the Palisade Interstate Park in New Jersey. I enjoy the city...

The Ultimate New Zealand Honeymoon

...the country’s custom signature activities that will help you get an in-depth appreciation of what really makes New Zealand special. Start off on the North Island with a scenic helicopter ride over Auckland taking you right to your lodge. Spend the following days cruising on the Haruaki Gulf on your luxury yacht. Hop on your helicopter again for exclusive access to the middle of the active volcanic crater at White Island, before exploring Rotorua...

The Finest of New Zealand’s North and South Islands

A 12-night exploration of both the north and south island that make up the beautiful, scenic New Zealand.  Learn about the mud geysors of Roturua and marvel at the stark beauty of the Tasman Glacier.  Travel with your family or a loved one and stay in some of the most beautiful properties in New Zealand. Begin your self-drive exploration of the country in Rotorua, before flying south to Nelson for a cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park.  ...

New Zealand for Adventure Lovers

New Zealand is practically the home of activities. Offering the likes of wilderness hiking and helicopter rides, sailing and mountain biking, there’s an adventure at every rugged turn. With it’s incredible landscapes and fascinating nature, New Zealand offers the ultimate feeling of freedom that once experienced, can never be forgotten. The below itinerary is a sample only. All Lightfoot itineraries are crafted to suit client’s...

The Ultimate New Zealand Family Holiday

This two week-long family adventure on New Zealand’s scenic South Island is a perfect combination of adventure, beautiful sights and amazing properties. Your trip to Middle Earth is bound to be a memorable experience for all....

Winter Escape in New Zealand

New Zealand, with its mountain tops, lakes that go on for miles and spectacular glaciers is mouth-droppingly beautiful year-round. Driving through the North Island is a beautiful sight as you watch the landscape unfold before you. During winter, the North Island remains slightly warmer than the South Island, with decidedly less crowds, enabling you to truly enjoy the country’s gems. An added bonus to travelling in winter? Avoiding long queues an...

Hiking in New Zealand’s South Island

Set in the azure seas of the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is renowned for its clean green environment and remarkable scenic beauty from rugged mountains and ancient glaciers to beaches, bays and bush. Discerning travellers from all over the world rate New Zealand a destination not to be missed. This itinerary offers an exploration of some of the South Island’s most dramatic scenery taking guests from Christchurch on the East Coast through th...

15 Things That You Didn’t Know About New Zealand

...e sets, hurtling along in jet boats or heli-skiing in the mountains, it’s practically impossible to be bored in New Zealand. Here are 15 other reasons why this quirky country ceaselessly surprises us. And if you want to explore even more of this fascinating country, check out our Luxury Small Group Journey, departing in April 2017. 1 Meet a movie star While on a Lord of the Rings tour, you can ride a horse that was featured in the film. 2 Girls f...