Virtuoso Life - Big Ideas for 2018 + Cruising

Eighteen places to go in 2018.

In winter, Munich is packed with diversions - indoors and out.

Ruth Peter's early barnstorming adventures spurred a life of exploration.

Diversity and down-home hospitality spark a culinary boom in Houston.

Trips with lasting takeaways.

Virtuoso Life - Best of the Best

Enjoy exclusive amenities compliments of your Virtuoso travel advisor.

Pick your dream travel desitnation and compare hotels and resorts.

Explore 54 pages of inspiration for trips around the globe.

Your key to finding the perfect stay at a glance.

The votes are in and these are the top picks.

Hotel and resorts opening soon.

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

Discover your 2018 Virtuoso Voyages Directory

Informative summary of the Virtuoso Voyages Hosted Benefit Options with Select Virtuoso Voyages Shore Experience destination highlights

Captivating overview of each Hosted Partner and their Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

A full listing of the upcoming 2018 Hosted Sailings featuring active links that when clicked, go through to for full information on the itinerary and its Virtuoso Voyages benefits

Exciting summary of the Non-Hosted Partner Benefits.

Virtuoso Life - Ultimate Cruises

No matter how you set sail, let's count the wways a cruise will float your boat.

Cruise accessories for any voyage, cold or hot.

Virtuoso Traveler - 2018 Wish List

Eight must-see desitnations for the new year.

South Africa's mix of wild and urban adventures is a total score - especially for first-time safari-goers.

South Carolina: The livin' is easy in the Lowcountry.

Expert picks for close-to-home ski retreats.

Next year, cruise lines will christen a fleet of new ships with novel onboard attractions that are sure to make a splash.

Virtuoso Life - A Toast to Travel

Top chefs share their favorite new culinary trends.

Downtown Honolulu stirs up Hawaii's coolest cocktail scene.

Eleven hotels that know how to make a debut.

An amped-up fashion and restaurant scene proves music isn't the only reason to put Nashville on your radar.

Winemakers Samantha and Patrice Breton savor the world by the glass.

Bring on the gingerbread and raise a mug of glühwein during a European Christams-market crusie.

Virtuoso Life - A Catalogue of Life's Celebrations

News on navigating the world.

How to commemorate life's many milestones.

A Virtuoso advisor takes on Washington State's Sucia Island.

Virtuoso Life - Wow Edition!

Peak experiences around the world.

A new museum and exclusive tours of the designer's home remind visitors why the city is always in fashion.

Art history and high style in Tuscany's capital city.

Opera and action-packed itineraries lure Mary Jo Gartner around the world.

Make cat tracks to Aspen for a backcountry powder adventure.

Virtuoso travel advisors voted on the top wellness program, dining experience, newcomer, and more in our 11th annual hotel awards.

Virtuoso Life - September 2017

Our annual advisor poll on this year's top destinations.

Your expert guide to the Amalfi Coast.

Ten tips for adventure travelers.

Virtuoso Life - August 2017

From wilderness safaris in Scotland to winetasting in Mexico, fresh ways to explore our favorite destinations.

In Viennas top museums, an emerging class of cafes has elevated eating, drinking, and relaxing to a fine art.

Serious sustainability efforts are luring wildlife lovers to this southern African refuge.

Ken and Maddy Dychtwald make a heartfelt connection with Kenya.

Virtuoso Life - June 2017

Explore Europeés Rhine and Moselle rivers by cruise.

Taste your way through Moscow.

Four cruising style capitals.

Walk the Wales Coast Path.

Discover Berlinés Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood.

Virtuoso Life - 2017

Enjoy the best of the best with this collection of 2017 greatest travel moments

Virtuoso Life - May 2017

How to best enjoy Turkeyés cave churches and hotels.

Eat, sleep, and shop your way through Bogota, Colombia.

Travel tastemakers tell us where they want to go next.

Discover Botswanaés Okavango Delta.

Virtuoso Life - January/February 2017

Game Changers
The people, places, and products reimagining the way you travel.

Get Fizzy with It
Vitalie Taittinger serves up the best of her hometown, Champagne?s capital, Reims.

Their Favorite Places
Tastemaking travelers share their wanderlust lists.

Mérida's Spell
The Yucatán capital draws travelers looking beyond the beach.

Virtuoso Life - November/December 2016

The Real Italian
A primer on regional foods, from the boot's top to its heel.

The Borough of Kings
Our Brooklyn insider's guide to great dining and drinking across the East River.

An Entertaining World
Seasonal celebrations from some of North America's most hospitable small hotels.

Santiago's Sizzle
Chilean chefs step into the spotlight with flavors that soar like the Andes.

Style & Design: Parties on Wheels
The hotel drink dolly makes a comeback.

Virtuoso Travel Catalog - November 2016

Drop the Devices
Vacation is a chance to unwind, so leave the electronic gadgets behind and immerse yourself in a Thai cooking class, interact with locals in a European market, or embark on a week-long detox in the Himalayas.

More Than Massage
Looking for a fresh spin on the traditional spa experience? Consider a floating meditation class on Lake Austin, an after-hours whirlpool in a Nevis garden, or facials for the whole family in Denver.

Active Relaxation
Physical activity has been shown to boost endorphins and one's outlook on life, so rejuvenate by bicycling through Southeast Asia, trekking in the Japanese Alps, or kayaking along the Sea of Cortez.

Sleep Under the Stars
There's no camping required during these open-air overnights: Spend a night under the stars on an African safari, in the Italian countryside, or while cruising the Great Barrier Reef.

Virtuoso Traveler's Guide to Island Getaways

Mexico & The Caribbean
Snorkel among the reefs of the Riviera Maya or dance to the colorful rhythms of Aruba. Enjoy rum tasting in Puerto Rico or explore mangrove islands around Montego Bay. Whether you're cruising or staying on land, the Caribbean sparkles with incredible joie de vivre.

South Pacific and Hawaii
From the sweetly scented markets of Fiji and the overwater bungalows of Bora Bora, to the luxury of Wailea and the stunning landscapes of the Kohala Coast, the Polynesian spirit infuses the Pacific islands and imparts a beautiful sense of well-being.

Other Island Destinations
The Seychelles, the Maldives, Bali, Phuket... even the names evoke magic. These islands and archipelagos are microcosms of unique cultures, traditions, and unimaginable beauty. And in each is a place to discover and call your own.

Virtuoso Traveler - October/November 2016

Traveler's Tale
Mark Burrows explores the globe with a carry-on and riding boots in tow.

Long Weekend
Relaxation gets taken seriously in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Local Flavor
New Orleans: There's never been a better time to take a bite out of the Big Easy.

Travel For All Seasons
Advisor-recommended vacations for every time of year.

Virtuoso Travel Catalog - September 2016

2016 Holiday Happenings
Give the gift that keeps giving with a getaway before the end of 2016. Consider a suite stay in New York City; a fun-filled cruise to the Caribbean; a multi-sport adventure in Costa Rica; or a Rhine river voyage to visit the region's Christmas markets.

A Vast Outlook
Meet local artists on an expedition cruise to Cuba; snorkel with penguins in the Galapagos Islands; ride the rails across the Canadian Rockies; or embark on a personalized tour of U.S. national parks.

Novel Ideas for 2017
Travel is one resolution you're sure to keep in the New Year. Following Hemingway's footsteps across Kenya, diving the warm waters of French Polynesia, or lounging on incredible beaches along the Mayan Riviera are a few possibilities.

Hotel Travel Trends
Virtuoso advisors always have their fingers on the pulse of the latest travel trends. For upscale travelers, such trends include staying at legendary properties, being immersed in local cultures, and giving back while globe-trotting.

Virtuoso Travel Catalog - August 2016

Tables with a Water View
Master chefs such as Jacques Pepin, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Thomas Keller bring their famous fare to the high seas, and private cellars open their doors to you along the Danube and Garonne rivers.

A Vast Menu
Taste authentic Berber delicacies in the High Atlas Mountains, stop for gelato while strolling villages along the Cinque Terre, and take a coveted seat in one of Switzerland's many Michelin-starred restaurants.

Epicurean Escapes
Mindful eating gets a delicious makeover in Tucson, Arizona; find the perfect venue for preparing Yucatan dishes in a residential-style kitchen in Cancun; release your inner Julia Child in a private cooking class in Lyon.

Stir Up Your Travels
Slice and dice your way around the world with culinary focused tours, cooking classes, and shipboard demonstrations that let you experience local cuisines while acquiring kitchen skills to use back home.

Virtuoso Life - July/Aug 2016

10 Trips of a Lifetime
Over the past decade, tens of thousands of you have responded to our Travel Dreams Survey. Here are this year's top experiences and how to make them a reality.

Petal by Pedal
The Tulip City is golden again with lustrous hotels and star-class cuisine, but there's still only one way to see it: on two wheels.

Insider's Cape Town
Six top hoteliers reveal where they sun and have fun in the Mother City.

Riviera Roaming
Grab your Tropeziennes and a glass of rose for our guide to the French Riviera - mais oui!

City To Go
This summer, Zurich throws a celebration to bank on.

Virtuoso Life - May/June 2016

Be Our Guest
What makes a hotel more than the sum of its marble bathrooms and gilded lobby? The people who run it.

South of Ordinary
Big landscapes and intimate lodges on New Zealand's South Island.

Cruising's Style Capitals
What to do with a day ashore in Porto, Sydney, Copenhagen, and Hong Kong - and the cruises that will get you there.

Stirring Welcomes
Cocktails that offer an entree into hotel living.

Virtuoso Life - Jan/Feb 2016

The Next List
India 2.0, the next Patagonia, an American safari - destinations you need to know for the year ahead.

Uncharted Territory
Sealskin, icebergs, and kayaks: In Greenland, getting off the map is the point.

Hot Properties: Seven New Hotels with Style to Spare
Hoteliers are reimagining iconic buildings and resorts for the better. Make checking into one of these on-trend hotels a 2016 must.

Delta of Seduction
Botswana's Okavango Delta provides a lush encounter with some of Africa's most famous wildlife. Just ask a photographer who arrived three decades ago and never looked back.

Virtuoso Traveler - December 2015

Travel Two Ways
Dominican Republic or Washington, D.C.? Two spring breaks for two budgets.

Traveler's Tale
Randy Ubillos takes off to appreciate the big picture.

Around the World in 2016
From Utah's Sundance Film Festival to the Summer Olympics in Rio, our calendar's got you covered for 2016.

Travel At Every Age
A road map to the world for every life phase.

Virtuoso Travel Catalog - December 2015

Bucket List: Africa
Our top picks include spotting all of the "big five" on a safari in Kenya and tasting fine Shiraz at the Cape Winelands.

Reasons to Set Sail
Today's voyages offer something for everyone, including niche sailings and immersive shore excursions.

High Style
Airlines shift their focus from lower fares to lush amenities ranging from comfy pajamas to butler-serviced cabins.

Ten Trips of a Lifetime
For Virtuoso travelers, the sky's the limit with these travel-fantasies-come-true.

Virtuoso Life - Nov/Dec 2015

Take a Shine to the South
Fried chicken with curry leaves. Pickled shrimp on rye. Biscuits, "bonuts," and po'boy banh mi. Southern hospitality has never tasted so good.

The Young Ones
Get to know Napa's next generation of winemakers.

Beyond Beer and Brats
Welcome to Berlin: Germany's new culinary capital.

Hot Stuff
The coffee break, seen around the world.

Cruise Call: Just Add Salt
Cruising's most tasteful trend: Top chefs' destination dining.

Virtuoso Travel Catalog - Winter Getaways

Wave Goodbye
Whether aboard a floating resort or an intimate luxury yacht, a cruise lets you choose your destination and your style.

Snow Place Like Home
From the Swiss Alps to the Rockies, enjoy pampering spa treatments, award-winning dining, and world class family time.

Winter in the Masai Mara
Give yourself an unforgettable gift this winter with our picks in Masai Mara, Kenya's most precious wildlife sanctuary.

Ready, Set, Action
If the prospect of staring at grey gym walls this winter doesn't get your blood pumping, these energizing travel ideas will.

Virtuoso Traveler - Oct/Nov 2015

Journey to Global Citzenship
Culinary-themed travels can help your children grow.

Local Flavor
Singapore's spirit shines in its flavorful fusion food.

Pretty As A Picture
The winning shots from our travel advisor photo contest, and the stories behind them

Straight To The Source
For a true taste of your favorite foods and drinks, it's always best to head to their homelands.

Virtuoso Life - Sept/Oct 2015

How To Travel Better
Build a more fabulous trip with our annual roundup of travel intel.

Amalfi 101
Everything you ever wanted to know about Italy's most celebrated coast.

Mapping Miami
How to navigate what's new in the city, district by district.

How To Take Your Family Around The World
After 13 months, a globe-trotting clan returns to Austin, 34 countries the wiser.

Virtuoso Life - July/Aug 2015

Dream It, Do It
The results of our annual Travel Dreams Survey: Where you want to go - and how to get there.

My Kind of Place
Three boutique hotel owners reveal what you'll love about their slices of Italy.

Time Travelers
Roll back to the golden age of rail on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

I Spy Revival
The Caribbean's original luxe hideaway gets its mojo back.

Virtuoso Traveler - June/July 2015

Travel Two Ways
French Riviera or Mexican Riviera? Two sun-soaked cruises for two budgets.

Journey To Global Citizenship™
Philanthropic travel has the power to keep on giving.

Traveler's Tale
Taking on the Queen Mary 2 with a toddler.

Pearls of Wisdom
Virtuoso advisors share their top 59 travel tips, from planning to packing to pointing you to that perfect picnic spot.

Close to Home - June 2015

Panamanian Perks
Dive along the Isla Palenque, visit with fascinating Chagres river people, and hike in a protected environmental area.

Small Wonders in Alaska
Kayak in hidden coves, follow a pod of humpback whales, or release your inner explorer in other exciting regions.

St. Lucia Sampler
Things are cooking on this Caribbean island, thanks to a revitalized chocolate industry and other foodie pursuits.

Why We Love Hotels and Cruises
From hassle-free relaxation aboard a cruise ship to the way a hotel can embody the very destination you're visiting.

Virtuoso Life - The Hotel Issue - May/June 2015

By Land and By Sea
50 things we love about hotels - plus 23 of our favorite reasons to cruise.

A World Away
Expedition cruising takes a turn for the luxe on a journey through Melanesia.

Among the Elves
Reykjavik's design scene thrives on Icelandic energy - and a little magic.

True North
An Australian photographer turns his lens on his country's vast and varied Northern Territory.

Great Outdoors: Cowgirl Up
Get out of your comfort zone - in pure comfort - with a few days on the range.

Virtuoso Traveler - Guide to Exotic Lands - May 2015

Watch the sun rise over mystical Borobudur, design your own batik in Penang and dine on Michelin-starred Italian fare in Taipei.

Africa & The Middle East
A former Berber palace awaits in Morocco's Atlas Mountains, and a boutique stay in the Cape Winelands promises romance.

Around the Globe
Chile's Glacier Alley casts its own icy spell. Tahiti and her sister islands boast some of the world's best diving.

Virtuoso Traveler - The Cruise Issue - April/May 2015

Global Citizen
Five hotel getaways that let you give back.

Traveler's Tale
Aron Talwar often traveled to India while growing up, but his first visit with his daughters proved the trip of a lifetime.

26 Reasons To Set Sail
Today's voyages offer something for everyone, including niche sailings, novel onboard attractions, and immersive shore excursions.

Ocean Safari
An Alaska small-ship adventure cruise brings passengers up close to humpback whales, bald eagles, and glaciers.

Grand Voyages & Ultimate Suites - April 2015

Wonders on Water
Relax as Europe sweeps past your open-air balcony; dive into a bevy of water sports off the back of your yacht-like ship.

Vast Vistas
From wild Patagonia to the jungle-draped landscapes of Polynesia, these voyages take you to the farthest reaches on earth.

Lands of Plenty
Visit elegant Caribbean enclaves, gorgeous villas, and spectacular resorts on glorious, sunny beaches.

Views That Will Move You
Sweeping spiral staircases, sun-filled solariums, butler service and concierge lounges – our collection of cruise ship suites rivals top hotel penthouses.

Virtuoso Life - March 2015

Fantasy Islands
Splash down in the Maldives for villas, reef life, and beaches beyond compare.

Sun, Sand, and Surf
The ultimate guide to five beach towns we love.

Suites That Will Move (With) You
Ten cruise-ship suites that rival top hotel penthouses.

In the Neighborhood
Istanbul's historic blue-collar quarter is the city's hottest cultural hub.

Virtuoso Travel Catalog Family Fun - March 2015

Glorious Nature
Soar on a flightseeing tour over Denali National Park or swim with sea lions in the Galapagos.

Creating Global Citizens
Building a multiyear travel timeline, based on your family's own interests and goals, will engage your children with the world.

Active Adventures
Pedal past castles in Denmark, go river rafting in Oregon, and power-snorkel off Bermuda's pink shores.

City Fun
Explore Harry Potter's secret London, go on a scavenger hunt through Paris's Louvre and listen to jazz in New Orleans.

Virtuoso Traveler Guide to Europe - Feb 2015

You're Welcomed, Your Way
Your Virtuoso advisor ensures you receive exclusive amenities worldwide.

Find properties in your dream destination or choose from an index of Exceptional Experiences.

The Winning List
Virtuoso advisors pick their favorite hotel restaurant, family program, spa and more.

Virtuoso Preview
Your exclusive look at stunning new properties in timeless destinations.

Views That Will Move You
Incredible cruise ship suites let you experience five-star luxury travel at sea.

The Newest Best of the Best
Presenting the latest hotels and resorts to join the Virtuoso network.

Virtuoso Traveler Guide to Europe - Feb 2015

Get enchanted in Hamlet's Castle, near Copenhagen, or cruise the Norwegian fjords while your private butler unpacks.

Sip your way along Tuscany's wine trails, stay in Dali's former suite in Barcelona, and kayak off the Dalmatian Coast.

Make your own marionette in Prague and soak in Budapest's beauty and the healing properties of its famous Széchenyi Baths.

Paris, the City of Lights, shines even brighter in 2015, while Michelin stars are beaming in the center of Berlin.

Virtuoso Traveler - Jan/Feb 2015

Where Now
Virtuoso travel advisors pick their top destinations for 2015.

Puglia's Moment
In Italy's boot heel, a coastal escape that's long on allure and short on crowds.

Odds-On Favorite
Sunshine and the Swiss Alps combine for an unbeatable ski vacation.

Global Gourmet
Trips, tips, and tools for better globe-trotting in the New Year.

Great Outdoors
For Turkey's true underground scene, head to Cappadocia.

Virtuoso Traveler - Dec 2014

Travel Two Ways
Jet off to Europe for a week in the Swiss Alps, or discover the charms of a pretty alpine village during a long weekend in Vermont.

Capture the Moment
Take a cue for better snaps from the winners of our travel advisor photo contest.

Wildest Dreams
In Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle, an adventure camp shows how tourism can help endangered elephants.

15 Travel Resolutions for 2015
Trips, tips, and tools for better globe-trotting in the New Year.

Virtuoso Life - Nov/Dec 2014

Location, Location, Location
From paelia in Valencia to pizza in New York, Chicago and Naples, we've rounded up the restaurants for authentic regional specialties around the world.

Parlez-vous Frapanese?
Japanese cooks and flavors are reinvigorating Lyon's classic cuisine.

Sweet Spot
Ecuador serves up a delicious cacao-to-confection journey.

Virtuoso Traveler's Guide - Nov 2014

South Pacific
Picnic on a secluded beach along the Great Barrier Reef or stay in Marlon Brando's private French Polynesian getaway.

Carefree Caribbean
Swim with playful bottlenose dolphins in the Bahamas, go deep-sea fishing off the shores of Grand Turk or ride a Harley around Aruba.

More Idyllic Islands
Take a gondola ride through Venice's canals, travel in the footsteps of The Godfather on Sicily, or go off-roading around Rhodes.

Virtuoso Traveler - Oct/Nov 2014

Travel Two Ways
Bordeaux or Santa Barbara? Two culinary cruises for two budgets.

Long Weekend
Haute heli-tours, scenic spins in Bentley convertibles, and star-studded skies beckon from canyon country.

Savoring Saint Lucia
Envelope-pushing chefs and foodie pursuits from rum-tasting to truffle-making get things cooking on this alluring isle.

Epicurean Peru
Renowned for its eco-tourism and storied culture, the Land of the Inca has now emerged as a center of global gastrotourism.

Virtuoso Life - September/October 2014

Travel Better
Build a better trip with our giant roundup of tips, tricks, products, and inspiration.

Sport Like an Irishman
Learn the art of manor-born heritage games on the Emerald Isle.

Raise a Global Citizen
Traveling with children isn't just a luxury - it's a requirement for an informed, compassionate worldview.

Virtuoso Destination Guide - Southern Sojourns September 2014

Mayan Ruins and Mariachi Music

Latin America
Glacial Lakes and Glorious Waterfalls

Tropical Pleasures and Colonial Treasures

Virtuoso Traveler - August/Sept 2014 Issue

15 Fresh Ways renew, recharge, and reconnect

Suite Dreams
Hotel sleep programs that help you catch some Z's

Setting A Course
A new wave of enrichment programs takes to the high seas.

Virtuoso Life - July/August 2014 Issue

Dream Big
The results of our 8th annual Travel Dreams Survey.

Just Deserts
Namibia's conservation bet pays off in high-flying adventure.

Reader's Report
A husband and wife celebrate their big 5-0 birthdays at sea.

Insider's Sydney
Four tastemaking Sydneysiders dish on the city's greatest places to eat, shop, and play.

Virtuoso Traveler - June/July 2014 Issue

Travel Two Ways
The Moselle or the Mississippi? Two themed river cruises for two budgets.

Traveler's Tale
Annual girls' getaways serve as a touchstone for old friends.

Making Waves
New ships, noteworthy shore excursions, and novel itineraries to make plans for now.

Lake Life
From Peten Itza to Pichola, check out seven destinations where you can really soak it in.

Virtuoso Travel Catalog - Sizzling Summer

Sand and Surf
Snorkel with rainbow-hued tropical fish. Swim with dolphins. Laugh like a kid - with your kids.

Exhilarating Adventures
Explore Turkey's secluded Blue Lagoon, cycle through the French countryside, or spot Canada's resident polar bears.

Urban Escapes
From Chicago to Vienna, the sights, sounds, and tastes of city life define your urban getaway.

Virtuoso Life - Hotels & Cruising

Client Interview
Jered Barclay travels because life's just more exciting on the road.

Let Me Get That For You
Around the world, hotel doormen make grand entrances their business.

All In The Family
These privately owned European hotels offer a personal definition of hospitality.

Life Without Borders
Three nighborhoods that define Berlin 25 years after unification.

Anchors Aweigh
Our cruise report; New ships and cruising tips, elite accommodations at sea, and river-cruising safaris.

Virtuoso Travel Catalog - Grand Voyages & Ultimate Suites

Small Pleasures
Discover hidden gems while yachting along the Baltic or dive Tahiti's pristine coral reefs from the onboard marina.

A Vast Outlook
The world is your oyster with Virtuoso's active and specialty travel collection.

Shore Things
Get the (Michelin) star treatment in Vancouver, savor Vienna's famous Sacher torte or cross the River Kwai by rail.

Living Large
A sumptuous suite, your own private butler and gourmet cuisine - the possibilities are as endless as the destinations.

Virtuoso Life ~ Mar/Apr 2014

Beach Appeal
6 Sun-kissed towns where life revolves around the seaside.

Turks and Caicos, Tailored
This tiny chain of islands offers something for everyone.

A New Grecian Formula
Greece turns to its past to develop a more sustainable tourism future.

Surprise Island
With a peaceful recovery in full swing, Sri Lanka's temples, tea gardens, safaris, and surf breaks are ready for rediscovery.

Virtuoso Travel Catalog - Family Fun

It's A Small World, After All
From hiking in Costa Rica to learning falconry in Scotland, each trip has been carefully selected with families in mind

Active Adventures
The adventure of a lifetime awaits with our Virtuoso Active and Specialty Travel collection

Sun Hats and Sand Castles
Pack the swimsuits and sunscreen for a colorful, sun-filled vacation

Dream Vacations
In last year's annual Travel Dreams Survey, Virtuoso travelers revealed your favorite destinations and experiences for families

Virtuoso Traveler - Warm Weather Getaways

Travel Two Ways
Seychelles or Sea Island? Two balmy breaks for two budgets

Spring Flings
Six spots for sophisticated, sun-filled sprees

Summer School
Surfing lessons in Florida, diving programs in Maldives, and more

The Big Picture
Soaking up the Greek Island of Santorini

Virtuoso Destination Guide - Europe

Stroll in Jane Austen's hometown, Bath; take in the drama of Ireland's rocky coast or visit Copenhagen's Little Mermaid

Whip up memories during a Tuscan cooking class in Puglia and watch for shooting stars while sipping fine wines in Siena

Experience medieval villages, revitalized capitals, and the castle-dotted countryside

Head underground to the Paris catacombs and then to the "top of the world" in the Swiss Alps

Virtuoso Travel Catalog - Life's Celebrations

Sail Away to Mark the Day
Whether reveling on deck of a luxury ship or making merry in a small river town, we'll help you find just the right cruise

Festive Terrains for Your Gala
Find all manner of ways to add cheer to your celebration, be it a quick getaway or an indulgent trip of a lifetime

Party of Two
Virtuoso Life readers have spoken! We've got your picks for the top ten locales when it's just the two of you

Presenting the 2014 Guide to the World's Best Hotels

Virtuoso Opens Doors Worldwide
Explore your world, your way, with exclusive amenities at all of the hotels and resorts in this directory

Navigate to any section of the world and read about Virtuoso's preferred hotels and resorts

Award Winners
Voted outstanding in select categories by Virtuoso travel advisors, these hotels are standouts this year

The Newest Best of the Best
The Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts Preview program welcomes seven extraordinary properties

Use this tool to quickly find a listing and see important details

2014 Virtuoso On-Site Directory

Africa & Middle East

Asia & Pacific

Canada & United States

Caribbean & Bermuda


Mexico, Central & South America

Virtuoso Life ~ Jan/Feb 2014

Where Now?:
Virtuoso travel advisors pick the destinations - plus one truly out-of-this world experience - that will define the year ahead.

Into Bhutan:
In this Himalayan kingdom, travelers find serpentine mountain roads, ancient Buddhist traditions, and, arugula for dinner.

Best Addressed:
We have the hotels that will put Beijing, London, New York, and Miami on your list - plus Courchevel, Venice, and Florence too.

Seoul Now:
An iPhone photo journey though the Korean capital, a city that's ready for its close-up.

Virtuoso Catalog - Trips of a Lifetime ~ Dec 2013

Exotic Discoveries
Cheer a camel race in Abu Dhabi or join the 'Afro-gastronaut' on a culinary tour in Cape Town.

Active Adventures
Witness the tusked narwhal in the Arctic or ride across the world's highest sand dunes in Namibia.

Historic Journeys
Cruise along legendary rivers in Central Europe or zip around Tuscany in a late-model Ferrari.

Southern Explorations
Go beyond the typical Rig of Kerry tour to uncover the real Irish magic.

Virtuoso Traveler - Your 2014 Travel Calendar ~ Dec 2013

Travel Two Ways -- Fiji or Florida?
Two sun-soaked cruises for two budgets.

How to Take it with You
Our essential packing primer.

Big Shots
Hula dance aboard your five-star ship off Kauai or watch humpback whales during your catamaran cruise around Maui.

Ireland Off the Beaten Path
Go beyond the typical Rig of Kerry tour to uncover the real Irish magic.

A Year's Worth of Trips
We've got your 2014 travel calendar covered.

The Big Picture
Dog days atop Alaska's Punch Bowl Glacier.

Virtuoso Traveler's Guide to Island Getaways ~ Nov 2013

South Pacific
Swim with green sea turtles along the Great Barrier Reef or savor a romantic dinner on a private islet off Bora Bora.

Stay at a chic Anguilla resort designed by tastemaker Kelly Wearstler or a celebrity-favored Jamaican retreat styled by Ralph Lauren.

Nip it in the Bud
Hula dance aboard your five-star ship off Kauai or watch humpback whales during your catamaran cruise around Maui.

Virtuoso Life ~ Nov/Dec 2013

Eat Like a Local
Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco: Andrew McCarthy, Paulina Porizkova, and other notable residents share their favorite hometown restaurants.

Oregon Crush
Great pinots, an earthy ethos, and truffle hunting: What's not to love about the Willamette Valley?

Nip it in the Bud
Turning the tiniest of Darjeeling's leaves into the world's most treasured tea.

Alpine Atlas
From the Matterhorn to the Dolomites, find sophisticated schussing to suit your style.

Travel Planner ~ October 2013

Set Sail and Explore
Fabulous itineraries, magnificent vessels and Virtuoso Voyager Club® benefits.

Seek Active Adventures
Incredible adventures designed for the Virtuoso traveler who loves the unique and unusual, all offered with VIP extras.

Discover Luxury on Land
Glorious tour programs, stunning hotels and resorts and exclusive Virtuoso amenities available only to you.

Fulfill Your Travel Dreams
Where to go next? For ideas, take a gander at this year's Travel Dreams Survey Top 10 Dream Destinations.

Virtuoso Traveler ~ October/November 2013

Traveler's Tale
Future astronaut Michael Gamerl travels for adventure, perspective, and an excuse to eat Gummi Bears.

Travel Two Ways
Tuscany or Tennessee? Two foodie breaks for two budgets.

Gourmet Getaways
10 Gourmet getaways to tempt the taste buds.

Cruising Through Christmas
Nothing will put you in the holiday spirit like a voyage showcasing Europe's celebrated Christkindlmarkts.

Bar Code
From rooftop aeries in Russia to poolside nightclubs in Rio, it's time we raise a toast to a few of our favorite hotel watering holes.

Virtuoso Destination Guide - Southern Sojourns

Watch whales migrating along the Sea of Cortez or stroll the charming cobblestone streets of Zihuatanejo and Old Acapulco

Latin America
Whether you're crossing the Panama Canal or exploring Chile's Patagonia region, you'll find colorful cultures, untouched nature and endless adventure.

Make waves while sailing the America's Cup course, off St. Maarten or diving along the world's second-largest barrier reef, off Belize

Virtuoso Life ~ Sept/Oct 2013

How to have an enviable honeymoon

How to travel better

How to pack like a pro

How to see the world like a VIP

How to take great travel photos

Virtuoso Travel Catalog - Taste the World ~ Aug 2013

Tasty Treks
Try a Slow Food exploration of Sicily, a cooking lesson in Cusco or a tapas walking tour around Barcelona.

Epicurean Escapes
Compare fine vintages while sailing the Caribbean, hunt for truffles in Tuscany or nibble Caviar on a voyage to Antarctica.

Take Your Seat your table aboard a luxe cruise ship, which just happens to host some of the most exclusive dining experiences around.

Must-Eats On Every Continent
From chocolaty mole to curry-topped bobotie and succulent king crab, find out what's on the world's menu.

Virtuoso Traveler ~ Aug/Oct 2013

Traveler's Tale
Fashion and a free spirit carry Lauren Wilner around the world.

Travel Two Ways
Shanghai or San Francisco? Two urban breaks for two budgets.

Free to Linger
Explore your favorite cruise ports at a more leisurely pace.

Country Charmers
Rural meets refined at these close-to-home retreats.

Virtuoso Life ~ July/Aug 2013

What made your wish list?
Dream On - The 7th Annual Travel Dreams Survey

Buenos Aires Beckons
Polo, Tango, and Malbec - What's not to love?

Taking The Waters
In Stockholm, island hopping is a way of daily life.

New Zealand Two Ways
Two dream itineraries guide you through this popular destination. Choose your adventure for family fun or a grown-up getaway.

Virtuoso Travel Catalog - Summer Sizzling Deals ~ June 2013

Continental Cool
Take a European cruise and discover ancient temples, medieval villages, dramatic coastlines and spectacular cuisine in relaxed comfort. Voyage across crystal seas, sail leisurely down celebrated rivers, or cruise to unique, less-visited ports.

Big City Chill
Chill out at one of these urban oases. Relaxing spas renew your body, award-winning restaurants restore the soul and convenient locations, just steps away from shopping, museums and historic sites, refresh your mind.

Virtuoso Traveler - Boutique Cruising ~ June/July 2013

Traveler's Tale
World cruiser Mary McKee turns trips into treasures.

Travel Two Ways
Serengeti or Yosemite? Two national park experiences for two budgets.

All Things Aqua
Shark dive in South Africa, kayak in Montana, and more.

Island Time
The Caribbean's calling. And there's an isle with your name on it.

Boutique is Beautiful
Small-ship cruises that put you in a class by yourself.

Virtuoso Traveler's Guide to Exotic Lands ~ May 2013

Asia & India
Spy tigers in the wild of India's KanhaNational Park, or and stand at attention with Xian's 8,000-figure Terracotta Army.

Africa & Middle East
Colorful dancers will mesmerize you amidst the dramatic Namib dunes, while the world's fastest roller coaster thrills you in Abu Dhabi.

South Pacific
Indulge in a traditional kava ceremony in Fiji or taste some of the world's finest pinot noir on New Zealand's North Island.

South America
Learn to tango in Buenos Aires, swim with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands or search for pink dolphins along the Amazon River.

Virtuoso Life ~ May/June 2013

Star Power
From beach and jugle hideouts to energizing city escapes, these six new hotels will light up your nights.

Straight From the Top
Three of the hotel world's major players discuss the state of high-end stays.

Your Cruise Atlas
When, where, and how to set sail on seagoing cruises around the world.

Southern Exposure
Patagonia's rugged, unspoiled nature will blow you away.

The Short and Winding Road
Sweet interludes along Maui's famed Road to Hana.

Ultimate Cruising ~ April 2013

Land Ho!
Discover Vancouver's natural charms prior to your Alaska voyage, or spend some time with Big Ben in London following your sojourn across Northern Europe.

Ships Ahoy!
Sail on an tall ship across the Greek Isles. Or float leisurely through Alsace-Lorraine on a barge. Voyage across the Mediterranean in a floating hotel. Or take a mega-yacht to untouched Asia.

Rolling in the River
From bringing a small backpack for day trips to leaving the formal wear at home, Virtuoso travel advisors share ten tips for getting the most from your river cruise.

Virtuoso Traveler ~ April/May 2013

Traveler's Tale
Ottawa's Cindy Harrison and her family follow the sun on their vacations.

All in the Family
How to plan a multi-generational vacation for the ages.

Hands-on Hawaii
From surfing to snorkeling with sea turtles, go beyond the beach chairs.

Malay Medley
A visit to Malaysia offers a vibrant mix of ancient cultures and modern lifestyles.

29 Experiences of a Lifetime
Change your life forever with our ultimate must-do travel list.

Family Fun ~ March 2013

One Stop Fabulous
Here you'll find gorgeous resorts with a host of activities for kids of every age from sumptuous spas to grand golf courses to exciting snorkeling.

Non-Stop Fantastic
Flip through these pages to find dramatic destinations and exhilarating expeditions designed to thrill the young and young at heart.

Virtuoso Life ~ March/April 2013

6 Ways to Seek the Sun
Lounge in Jamaica, dive in Fiji, pedal through Sicily: Get your dose of Vitamin D now.

Big, Bold, Beachy
With 5,000 miles of coastline, a booming economy, and a good-time vibe, Brazil has sandy retreats for every mood.

Capri Calling
Ferry off to the Island of Dreams for iconic hotels, vintage taxis, and icy limoncello served with cliff top views of Amalfi.

Client Interview
World cruiser Mary McKee turns trips into treasures.

Virtuoso Traveler's Inspiring Gems ~ Feb 2013

Discover emerald shores, cone-shaped red roofs, deep-blue fjords or the many colors in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Sit back, have a glass of vino and relax. Life is good here - especially surrounded by ancient temples, medieval villages and dramatic coastlines.

Gaze at painted churches and golden onion domes. Browse grand bazaars. Wander through stone forests and wonder at thousands of crystalline lakes.

Explore a fairytale land full of lavender fields and snow-white peaks, chocolate shops and tulip gardens - even Sleeping Beauty's castle.

Virtuoso Traveler ~ Feb/March 2013

Shore Thing
Private shore excursions in Greece and Spain.

Travel Two Ways
Maldives or Miami Beach? Two sun-drenched breaks for two budgets.

Destination Weddings
Planning a destination wedding? Where to say "I do".

Family Affairs
Eight vacations that'll net a wealth of memories.

Life's Celebrations ~ January 2013

Travel Near to Give a Cheer
These pages are loaded with great ideas for nearby getaways in warm, wonderful places or snowcapped, dramatic locales.

Travel Far to Say Hooray
Browse here for inspiring ideas that'll carry you away to historic cities or exotic destinations to mark your special occasion.

Globetrotters' Guide to Incredible Destinations
Wish you could raise the bar on your merriment? Include one of these annual festivals in your travels for a party you'll never forget.

Virtuoso ~ Best of the Best 2013

Annual Best of the Best Award Winners
The hotels receiving special accolades from Virtuoso travel advisors for 2012

Virtuoso Villas & Private Retreats
Unique accommodations in remarkable destinations

Africa & Middle East
Dine on a rooftop overlooking Jerusalem or enjoy butler service in a luxury tent in Kenya

Caribbean & Bermuda
Drift into reverie on Anguilla's white sands or swim with dolphins in Bermuda

Virtuoso Life ~ January/February 2013

25 Must-See Destinations for 2013
Virtuoso advisors name this year’s most buzz-worthy places on the planet.

Go With the Floe
Polar bears, horned whales, and sea ice for miles: bundle up for adventure in the high Canadian arctic.

Swept Away
On board a vintage sailing yacht, a voyage through Greece and Turkey turns back time - and turns heads.

Past Present
Myanmar opens the door to Old Asia.

Virtuoso Travel ASAP ~ January 2013

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