TRAVEL CONCIERGE

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CURATED ITINERARIES FOR CURIOUS TRAVELLERS

Welcome to the WSJ+ Travel Concierge. Each month, we will handpick the latest trips that need to be on your radar. Whether you’re looking to discover a new culture in previously undiscovered country or gain behind the scenes access to one of your favourite destinations, Black Tomato are here to introduce you to the world through our lens. Black Tomato specialize in creating completely bespoke and highly unique trips around the world, and as a member of WSJ+, we’re offering you special benefits that are exclusive to you. Want a complimentary, behind-the-scenes tour of Angkhor Wat in Cambodia? It’s yours. Looking for a new perspective on a classic trip to London? We’ll offer you true insider-access at no additional cost.

Browse our current trips below, and when you’re ready to learn more, simply hit the ‘Start Planning’ buttons and let us know more about how you like to travel. Everything we create is completely bespoke, so if you can’t find a trip that you love on this page, feel free to get in touch with one of our Travel Experts, who are waiting to piece together your perfect travel experience, anywhere in the world.  There’s no planning fee or charge for our time, so get in touch today to learn more.

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WSJ+ MEMBER ITINERARIES

Luxury Holidays in Costa Rica

ADVENTURE IN COSTA RICA

Set out on an exhilarating eight-day trip through Costa Rica, blending our favourite jungle and surfing destinations, perfect for families. Arriving in San Jose, we’ll bring you into the thick of the rainforest. Kick-start your adventure with a rafting experience directly into Pacuare Lodge, then spend your days canyoning down creeks and soaring above the jungle canopy. Experience a secluded private picnic along the banks of the river and hike to meet an indigenous tribe before an evening of dining beside a roaring campfire. From there, we’ll whisk you across to Arenal National Park for a leisurely hike along the slopes of the active volcano and head out in search of sloths on an enchanting wilderness trail. Ending in Tambor, on the rugged coastline of the Nicoya Peninsula, you’ll be catching waves during a private surf lesson with a local expert, finishing your getaway in style.

  • Private transfers and expert, English speaking guides throughout
  • All experiences detailed above
  • One night at Xandari
  • Two nights at Pacuare Lodge
  • Two nights at Amor Arenal
  • Two nights at Nantipa

Prices start from £3,150 per person

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Luxury holidays in Ireland

DISCOVERY IN IRELAND

The west coast of Ireland is simply irresistible, so let us show you why. Discover the spirit of the Irish and experience the striking coastlines during an epic eight-day road trip. Starting in the capital of culture, Dublin, your private walking tour will bring you to Trinity College before sampling Ireland’s iconic stout at the complimentary Guinness Connoisseur Experience. Set off southbound to Cork, Hotel Ballymaloe is renowned for its food and sister cookery school run by Darina Allen, before cruising along the coastal roads by Co Kerry and Dingle with your local guide, learning of the history of this ancestral land. Witness swooping birds of prey with a falconry experience at Dromoland Castle and take a big swing at Old Head, Ireland’s acclaimed golf course.

  • Private transfers and expert, English speaking guides throughout
  • All experiences detailed above
  • Two nights at The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
  • One night at Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry (including dinner)
  • Two nights at Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare
  • One night at Pax House, Dingle
  • One night at Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus

Prices start from £5,700 per person. 

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Luxury holidays in St Lucia

ESCAPE TO ST LUCIA

If you’re crushing on the Caribbean, then we have the ultimate trip for you. Posted at the picturesque Sugar Beach, spend six days discovering the exotic wonders of St Lucia. Experience the natural healing of a volcanic mud bath, soak within hot springs and bathe beneath hidden waterfalls. Learn about the ways of the Soufriere locals at the charming fishing village and savour the rich flavours of the island’s gastronomy, washed down with world-renowned rums. Hike through the tropical foliage that encases the mountains and witness the spectacular views that stretch across the sparkling ocean. If you’re feeling adventurous, then tackle the summit of Mount Gimie, the West Indies’ tallest mountain. Your experience ends with a day of private deep-sea fishing. Back on land, you’ll sample your impressive catch of the day, freshly prepared by the island’s top chef at a harbourside restaurant. Perfection.

  • Private transfers and expert, English speaking guides throughout
  • All experiences detailed above
  • VIP arrival experience to St Lucia
  • Five nights at Sugar Beach in the Luxury Sugar Mill Room (breakfast included)

Prices start from £4,800 per person. 

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Views across London

UNDISCOVERED UNITED KINGDOM

For anyone who wants to sample the finest flavours of England, this seven night trip is perfect. Taking you across three of our favourite stops and seeking the finest culinary experiences along the way. Your trip starts in Hampshire, where you’ll indulge in private English sparkling wine tastings before heading to London to a cooking class with celebrated chef Simon Rogan’s team. You’ll also take a private tour of London’s most iconic food market before taking a private tour of Buckingham Palace with the curator of the museum before stepping behind the gates and watching the Changing of the Guard from a behind the scenes position. Your experience ends with a trip to the English Lake District, where you’ll exlplore the countryside and dine at Simon Rogan’s most experimental restaurants, L’Enclume.

  • Private transfers and expert, English speaking guides throughout.
  • All experiences detailed above.
  • A two night reservation at Heckfield Place.
  • A three night reservation at London’s Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair.
  • A two night reservation at L’Enclume in the Lake District.

Prices start from £5,750 per person

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Ankor Wat, Cambodia | Black Tomato

CULTURAL CAMBODIA & LAOS

A ten night trip filled with cultural diversity and historical exploration, all topped off with a stay on one of the world’s most luxurious private islands. Starting in Laos, you’ll witness the offering of the alms to dozens of saffron-robed monks, meet with an expert in UNESCO Heritage Preservation, take a cruise down the Mekong River and take part in a private cooking before crossing the border to Cambodia. Here we will arrange a completely privatised tour of Angkor sites with a member of the German Apsara Conservation Project, which offers the opportunity to learn of ongoing conservation work. Finally, you’ll travel to the stunning island hotel of Song Saa – a deserted oasis of virgin rainforests, tropical reefs and glistening beaches.

What’s included

  • Private transfers and expert, English speaking guides throughout.
  • All experiences detailed above. 
  • Three nights at the stunning Amantaka in Luang Prabang.
  • Three nights at Siem Reap’s Belmond La Residence D’Angkor.
  • Four nights at Song Saa private island including all activities during your stay.

Prices start from £5,950 per person

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Barcelona cityscape, Spain

FOODIE SPAIN

This nine-night Iberian adventure offers up the very best of Spain’s fascinating past, teamed with its modern culinary scene. Starting in the melting pot of Madrid, we’ll take you on a private city tour with an expert local guide, showcase the origins of Flamenco with private show and embark on a tapas tour of the city at night. In  Seville you’ll take a private tour of Europe’s oldest Royal Palace still in use, the Alcázar of Seville before continuing to the stunning Great Mosque. Ending in Barcelona, you’ll dive into the inspirational world of Antoni Gaudi with a private tour of Gaudi’s UNESCO-listed La Pedrera, walk the take labyrinthine streets of Girona during a private day tour before continuing on to the Dalí Theatre-Museum where you’ll learn about the life and style of this iconic artist. Your trip ends with in Barcelona with a private cruise on the Mediterranean to gain a new perspective on this unique waterside city. 

  • Private transfers and expert, English speaking guides throughout.
  • All experiences detailed above.
  • Three nights at The Ritz, Madrid.
  • Two nights at Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville.
  • Four nights at the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona.

Prices start from £5,800 per person

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