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What Is Virtuoso? Virtuoso is a network of the best luxury travel agencies, with more than 15,200 advisors worldwide. We represent the best of the best in travel, with a portfolio of nearly 1,700 preferred partners - top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. Our advisors use their global connections to plan the most memorable experiences for their clients, from weekend getaways to dream vacations.
Welcome to The Virtuoso Life, the blog for the Virtuoso network. Here you’ll learn how a luxury travel advisor can help you enjoy your most precious asset: your leisure time. Since it began in 2009, this blog’s mission has been to give a face and voice to the excitement of luxury travel and the value of working with a Virtuoso travel advisor. Here you’ll discover enticing destinations, the latest luxury travel trends, and insider tips to help you plan your travel. You’ll also learn about the value a Virtuoso travel advisor can bring as your partner in the travel design process. The posts on this blog are written by Virtuoso staff members. At present, we do not accept submissions from other sources. You can book travel yourself – but why would you want to? A Virtuoso travel advisor elevates every trip. They know how to get the best value for your time and money, and, thanks to their global connections, they can VIP you at hotels, on cruise lines, on tours, and more. With a portfolio of nearly 2,000 top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more, Virtuoso represents the best of the best in travel.
Blog Posts
   

A Travel Advisor on Why Sustainable Tourism Matters 

A Travel Advisor on Why Sustainable Tourism Matters

Sheila Gallant-Halloran, a travel advisor, talks sustainable travel trends and where to go in 2018. Read More 

Five Favorite Coffeehouses Around the World 

Five Favorite Coffeehouses Around the World

Discover history and sumptuous interiors that’s even more buzzworthy than what’s in your cup. Read More 

The Closest You'll Get to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding 

The Closest You'll Get to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding

Virtuoso’s connections may secure you the best view for the next royal wedding. Read More 


Virtuoso Collection of Magazines You can book travel yourself – but why would you want to? A Virtuoso travel advisor elevates every trip. They know how to get the best value for your time and money, and, thanks to their global connections, they can VIP you at hotels, on cruise lines, on tours, and more. With a portfolio of nearly 2,000 top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more, Virtuoso represents the best of the best in travel. Read the magazines below to learn more about the luxury experiences only your Virtuoso advisor can secure for you.
Virtuoso Life
Virtuoso Life is an award-winning magazine published six times a year. With a circulation of 175,000 sophisticated travelers (who receive the magazine through their advisor), each issue features experiential luxury travel at its best, with tips and insight from Virtuoso advisors and travelers.
Virtuoso Traveler
Virtuoso Traveler focuses on welcoming new travelers to the world of Virtuoso. It offers an engaging mix of special travel opportunities, insider tips, and expert advice readers can only get from Virtuoso's premier network of worldwide travel consultants. Published six times a year.
Virtuoso Life

Virtuoso Life - City Style

The juxtaposition of commotion and calm is the allure of any city. There are so many possibilities, so many sides to discover, and though people give a place its energy, sometimes stepping back makes you appreciate it even more. Filled with insight and inspiration from advisors, locals, writers, photographers, and our own editorial staff, Virtuoso Life is the perfect resource for your next urban adventure. Enjoy the ride.

My Town
Culture makers in some of the world’s most sophisticated cities share their hometown picks.

When in Rome
Enjoying Italy’s capital during high season can be a monumental undertaking — or, with the right local insight, a pure pleasure.
 
Urban Renewal
City spas that take wellness immersion one step further.
 
Amazonian Impact
A service-based vacation in Ecuador rewards locals and travelers alike.
 
Slow Food Speeds Up
In Italy, Emilia-Romagna’s old-school culinary products get a modern twist.

Virtuoso Traveler
Virtuoso Traveler

Ask someone to share a favorite memory, and it’s likely to have occurred on a family vacation. That’s why we’ve devoted the latest issue of Virtuoso Traveler to celebrating this enduring institution. From summer escapes in London, San Diego, and Maine to high adventures in Costa Rica, the Grand Canyon, and the Swiss Alps, here’s to family, in whatever form, and to exploring the world with the ones we love best. Also inside: finding community while traveling solo, sustaining New Orleans’ cultural traditions, sweet treats for grown-up palettes, and where to find the best local flavor in Portland, Oregon.

Primetime
Parents with young children, take note: Youth is fleeting, and summer in Kennebunkport is sublime.

Swiss Bliss
Time together in the Alps is just right for active families with college-age kids.

Don't Fence Me In
Below the rim, a Grand Canyon trek delves deeper.

Cause for Celebration
A commitment to preserving cultural traditions and a focus on family fun are among the many reasons why we’re big on the Big Easy.

Ask the Advisors
Virtuoso travel advisors share a few favorite places with plenty of culture, history, and high adventure to please the whole family.

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Virtuoso's Destinations & Experiences Catalogs bring together a dynamic range of the world's finest suppliers and most knowledgeable travel advisors to maximize the Virtuoso client's travel experience. Each of the catalogs has a unique focus but each program encompasses information on On-Sites (DMC's), Tour Operators and Specialty Suppliers that offer clients enriching and enlightening experiences that are far out of the ordinary.
Destinations Guide: A Catalog of Life’s Celebrations If you want to take a big, special trip – like your honeymoon – and you go to a place with a lot of hotels and resorts, even if you've had good friends who have been there, you never know exactly what you might be getting. For a trip you're going to remember years later, you want to make sure all the properties are what you want. Virtuoso has all those connections with preferred hotels, resorts, and destinations that will ensure any and all of life’s celebrations will be extra-special. This catalog showcases the many ways a Virtuoso travel advisor can invaluable in making your dreams come true. Best of the Best This comprehensive catalog lists more than 1,100 Virtuoso preferred hotels and resorts and destinations that Virtuoso advisors have chosen specifically for unique settings, extraordinary service, and top-drawer amenities. Virtuoso advisors mail this luxe publication to their clients to help inspire them when planning their next vacation. Published once a year. Virtuoso Adventure Travel Catalog (formerly called VAST Catalog) The Virtuoso Adventure Travel Community (formerly called VAST) focuses on activities that include physical activity, a connection with nature, and exploration of unique cultural experiences. Specifically, partners will offer experiences guests can participate in; not merely be a spectator. The Virtuoso Adventure Travel Catalog is a collection of Virtuoso Advisors and Supplier Partners committed to creating relationships with their clients that support the belief that "The World is VAST. Go Explore!"
Travel Catalog
Destinations Guide: Exotic Lands


Expect The Unexpected
Consider this catalog an invitation for exploration. In these pages, you’ll discover some of the most breathtaking destinations and travel experiences around the globe, from cruise itineraries calling on far-flung ports to immersive tours and hotels with a sense of place.

Picture This
Photo books to inspire your next vacation.

Postcard
Palm Swing.

Best of the Best
2018 Virtuoso Best of the Best 

2017 Virtuoso Best of the Best Discover incredible worldwide destinations with detailed information on more than 1,200 Virtuoso-preferred hotels and resorts. Use this directory to collaborate with your Virtuoso travel advisor and customize your next extraordinary getaway. As you peruse the listings, you’ll find valuable information, including insider tips from Virtuoso travel advisors to help you make the most of your time, as well as exclusive hotel and resort amenities. Everything from room upgrades and free Wi-Fi to extra perks like spa treatments and three-course meals – all complimentary and available through your Virtuoso travel advisor.

Take your Travel to a New Level
Enjoy exclusive amenities compliments of your Virtuoso travel advisor.

Contents
Pick your dream travel destination and compare hotels and resorts.

Exceptional Experiences
Explore 54 pages of inspiration for trips around the globe.

Curated Experiences
Your key to finding the perfect stay at a glance.

Award Winners
The votes are in and these are the tops picks.

Virtuoso Preview Program
Hotels and resorts opening soon.

Floating Hotels
Find your ideal cruise experience and see the world in style.

Adventure Travel Directo

Virtuoso Adventure Travel

Expand Your Horizons
Life’s an adventure, and the world is waiting to be explored. Whether you’re seeking cycling tours or safaris, expedition cruises or immersive cultural journeys, Virtuoso’s active and adventure travel partners promise elevated experiences suited to your style, coupled with a commitment to preserving the cultures and ecosystems in the places you’ll visit.

 We’re passionate about adventure travel, and we can leverage our relationships with the partners you’ll read about in these pages to craft your next vacation. From quick escapes to far-flung trips of a lifetime, expect professional, personalized travel planning, plus customized itineraries, VIP treatment, exclusive amenities, and insider access wherever you roam. Here’s to your next adventure ...

GREATER GOOD
No longer a trend but a transformative movement, sustainable travel offers a brighter future for all.

HIGH ADVENTURES
18 unexpected, unconventional, and largely undercover spots to put atop your wish list.

PERSPECTIVE
New Zealand’s Milford Sound: A stunning natural wonder at the end of the earth.