First-class airfare. Secluded destinations. Fivestar hotels. Top-tier suites and staterooms. If this sounds like your typical vacation routine, you’re probably no travel novice. Perhaps you’ve already wandered cobblestone European streets, lounged on the sun-soaked fringes of the Riviera Maya and explored vast Alaskan wilderness. And now you’re looking to take your travels to the next level.
With the help of an expert travel advisor, you can ascend beyond the guidebooks to the bespoke experiences at the height of today’s luxury travel trends. A hosted cruise to the spellbinding ice-blue landscapes of Antarctica. A thrilling African safari impeccably planned from the moment you step outside your front door to the minute you return home. From a private car and driver along curvaceous Mediterranean coastlines to a plush private jet to whisk you off to another continent, a travel specialist has the tools to transform a great vacation into one that is truly spectacular.
Grab your notebook and join us as we graduate beyond Travel 101 to Advanced Luxury Travel with these exclusive experiences, available only through your travel advisor.
FLY BY PRIVATE JET
There’s nothing quite as luxurious as traveling by private jet, but the benefits aren’t just glitz and glam, either. Chartering a private jet means you’ll have more time at your destination and a more luxurious journey overall. It also means the time in transit is yours to spend as you wish. Enjoy some quiet time to read, wrap up some work before setting your out-of-office status or enjoy quality time with loved ones over a bottle of Champagne. If you’re traveling with a pet, they’ll be more comfortable roaming freely instead of being stuck in the dark cargo hold. Just imagine a vacation that begins the moment you step on board, one where you don’t have to wait for other passengers before taking off and the in-flight amenities are exactly the type you keep in the fridge at home.
Compared to the cost of flying first class, rates can be surprisingly competitive. Our agency can secure exclusive rates with ALTOUR AIR, which leverages their longstanding partnerships to negotiate on our behalf. They have priority access to over 7,000 aircraft, from economical options to coach airliners for groups and tours, turboprops for quick weekend getaways, helicopters for easy transfers and luxurious intercontinental private jets for VIPs and high-profile travelers.
Best of all, traveling this way is incredibly flexible. Compared to less than 600 commercially served airports, private flights operate out of over 5,000 airports in the United States alone, from bustling cities to more remote locations. When time is just as valuable as money, a private jet can get you closer to your destination in the most efficient — and relaxing — way possible.
DISCOVER DISTINCTIVE VOYAGES
If you like the idea of a cruise but want a more exclusive experience away from the crowds, ask your travel advisor about the Distinctive Voyages Hosted Cruise Collection. Hosted cruises are something like a community within a community; a group of like-minded travelers who enjoy access to special services and complimentary amenities unavailable to other cruise ship passengers because they’ve booked through a travel advisor.
The hosts themselves are avid travelers with extensive knowledge of the cruise line and destination who are available to provide support throughout the journey. While there are various onboard avenues to answer questions and make recommendations for all passengers, guests on hosted cruises also enjoy access to a more personal contact to offer specific recommendations about what to do in port, insight about exclusive cruise offerings or secret tips and tricks other travelers don’t know. Plus, they often receive VIP perks like inroom gifts or credits to use towards onboard offerings such as spa services or specialty dining.
Hosted cruises usually begin with a private welcome reception — a cocktail party to meet your cruise host as well as the other members of the group. This is a great way to network and get acquainted with a more intimate community of peers. Depending on the cruise, there might also be an exclusive shore event, such as a private wine tasting or small-group tour. Itineraries within the Culinary Collection include food-forward events like private cooking demonstrations, tastings and galley tours, while other itineraries offer the option of a Private Car and Driver with a fully customizable tour. Best of all, it’s all complimentary. If you’re looking for a quieter experience away from the larger cruise ship population, a hosted cruise is an excellent option available only through your travel advisor.