Best Luxury Tour Operators In The World

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What are the best luxury tour operators and travel agents in the world? Our list includes Virtuoso, Abercrombie & Kent, Air Canada Vacations, American Airlines Vacations, Belmond Trains & Cruises, Classic Vacations, Rocky Mountaineer, Villas of Distinction, and the Walt Disney Travel Company.

Wherever you decide to travel, by booking your trip via our luxury travel concierge, you will get extra free benefits. We can book your Abercrombie & Kent tour or villa, your Belmond train journey or cruises, your Delta or American Airlines Vacation, or your Disney stay. By booking with us, you will get free benefits like free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, and more.

Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels include:

  • Room upgrade to next category
  • Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
  • Complimentary Welcome Gift
  • $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
  • Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

The best luxury tour operators and travel agents in the world are detailed below, and we have outlined the best in no particular order below.

1. Virtuoso Travel Agents

When you plan a trip with a Virtuoso travel advisor, like our luxury travel concierge advisors, you’re unlocking a world of in-the-know expertise, unbelievable travel perks, and access to a well-edited portfolio of the best brands in the business.

Virtuoso brings together more than 1,800 elite travel companies, from five-star hotel groups and renowned cruise lines to boutique properties and high-end adventure travel outfitters worldwide. When it comes to experiencing the best of the best in travel, it’s about who you know, and a Virtuoso travel advisor will connect you to the world. In fact, the photo above was taken from our room at Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo which is just one of the thousands of Virtuoso hotels.

At luxury hotels, Virtuoso guests receive:

  • Breakfast daily
  • A spa, dining, or resort credit
  • Room upgrades, exclusive amenities, and experiences, and more

When you book Cruises with a Virtuoso advisor, guests receive:

  • Dedicated onboard hosts
  • Private welcome receptions
  • Exclusive shore excursions, private port tours, shipboard credits, and more

Other perks of booking with a Virtuoso advisor include:

  • Personalized planning – the trips and experiences you want (and those unforgettable moments you didn’t even know were possible), tailored to your interests.
  • Travel perks, from hotel room upgrades to complimentary breakfasts and spa treatments, exclusive cruise excursions, and more.
  • VIP access around the globe: See the Sistine Chapel after hours, skip the lines at Angkor Wat, explore the Galápagos Islands with a third-generation naturalist guide.
  • Insider knowledge. Thanks to their own travels and personal relationships with Virtuoso partners around the world, Virtuoso travel advisors take trip recommendations well beyond the expected.
  • Peace of mind – leave the logistics to us, and rely on your advisor for insight and support every step of the way. Last-minute cancellations, border closures, unexpected changes – travel advisors will look after you, now more than ever.

2. Abercrombie & Kent

Abercrombie & Kent is an award-winning luxury travel company that creates tailor-made holidays that are as individual as the person they’re creating it for. They care about the smallest details of every holiday they design, but also about the world they’re traveling through.

Abercrombie & Kent has been designing luxury holidays to every corner of the globe for more than 50 years. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed family break, a luxurious beach holiday, or a culture-filled city break, they will help design your perfect trip.

Abercrombie & Kent have been crowned 2018’s best luxury tour operator at the sixth annual News UK Travel Awards. This accolade is voted for by the readers of The Times, The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

Villas are an extension of their destination. With open-plan kitchens, grand living rooms, professionally designed outdoor pavilions, and pools, they invite the outdoors in and completely immerse you in the landscape. Choose from overwater villas, treetop escapes, Provencal properties, resort relaxation, and much more.

Villas in Europe are their specialty, so much so that they have a dedicated website for them. Their portfolio has a style to suit every taste, from Tuscan manor houses to Spanish fincas and UK cottages. Properties range from fully serviced villas, including butlers and in-house chefs, to complete independence and seclusion in a variety of romantic and dramatic settings. For the best of both worlds, choose a resort villa with all the benefits of a villa holiday coupled with the resort’s extensive facilities.

If skiing is your passion, they’ve handpicked a selection of prestigious properties from the finest resorts in France, Switzerland, and Austria. Enjoy sought-after resort access, with the level of privacy and comfort only a luxury ski chalet can offer.

Our luxury travel concierge is part of Travel Edge, which is a member of A & K 100 Club. If you book an Abercrombie & Kent holiday with us, you will get extra discounts or benefits that you won’t find elsewhere.

3. Air Canada Vacations

For over 35 years, Air Canada Vacations has been striving to make every travel experience one to remember. They know that your idea of a dream vacation is as unique as you are, which is why they create travel packages that are tailored to your needs. From beaches to cityscapes and campgrounds to mountain tops, they’ve thought of the perfect places for every type of traveler. With so many travel options to choose from year-to-year, you have the power to reclaim your dreams, one trip at a time.

Our luxury travel concierge is part of Travel Edge, which is a member of Air Canada Vacations – Go Canada Program. If you book an Air Canada Vacation with us, you will get extra discounts or benefits.

4. American Airlines Vacations

American Airlines Vacations offers cheap and discounted all-inclusive vacation packages, beach vacation packages, and family vacation packages at resorts like Sandals Hotels and Resorts and Secrets Resorts, as well as discounted deals to destinations like Universal Orlando, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. Book American Airline Vacations via our luxury travel concierge for extra discounts or free benefits.

5. Delta Vacations

Delta helps nearly 200 million travelers fly to 300 destinations in 50 countries, with up to 15,000 daily departures, including flights operated by our partners. With Delta Vacations, Enjoy all-in-one vacation packages featuring the best hotels and curated experiences, designed especially for SkyMiles members. Book Delta Vacations via our luxury travel concierge for extra discounts or free benefits.

6. Walt Disney Travel Company

Walt Disney Travel Company is Disney’s official holiday specialist, bringing you great deals on Disney hotels, Disney tickets, and Disney holidays. They don’t just sell Disney – they are Disney!

Because Walt Disney Travel Company is part of the Disney family, you get that special Disney welcome and first-class service from the moment you arrive. Whether your heart is set on a trip to Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, a Disney Cruise, or a Disneyland® Paris break, book your Walt Disney Vacation via our luxury travel concierge for extra discounts or free benefits.

7. Belmond Trains & Cruises

Discover this exclusive collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures. Explore some of the world’s most sensational journeys and destinations with Belmond Trains & Cruises. One of our favorite hotels, Belmond Cipriani in Venice is included in the Belmond Portfolio and we offer free benefits here too.

Belmond train journeys include those on the Belmond British Pullman for journeys through the UK. Belmond Grand Hibernian for journeys through Ireland. Belmond Royal Scotsman for journeys through Scotland. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for journeys through Europe. Belmond Andean Explorer for journeys through Peru. Belmond Hiram Bingham and the Eastern & Oriental Express.

Slide back your compartment door to cabins brimming with style. Crisp white tablecloths set the scene for evenings of exquisite dining. Crystal glassware catches the light as you toast to your adventure in the bar. Making tracks across South America, Europe, and Asia, Belmond trains spirit you away to the world’s most exciting destinations in unforgettable style.

Book a Belmond train journey or cruise via our luxury travel concierge which is part of Travel Edge, a member of Bellini Club Amenities Program. Book with us for extra discounts or benefits.

8. Classic Vacations

A premier provider of vacations for discerning travelers, Classic Vacations offers a full line of luxury accommodations (including suites, villas, residences, and multi-bedroom units); transportation and transfer options; events such as destination weddings; pre-and post-cruise accommodation; and unique tours and excursions.

In addition, a robust portfolio of special offerings via partner companies includes private yachts, cruises, private villas, private planes, and outreach experience opportunities in Africa, Ecuador, and India. Classic recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and added Asia as its newest destination in the lineup, which also includes Australia, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda, Costa Rica, Dubai, Europe, Fiji, Hawaii, Maldives, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Seychelles, Tahiti, and the continental United States. Book a Classic Vacation via our luxury travel concierge for extra discounts or benefits.

9. Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer is a Canadian rail-tour company in Western Canada that operates trains on three rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta. Book a Rocky Mountaineer Vacation via our luxury travel concierge for extra discounts or benefits.

10. Villas of Distinction

For more than 25 years, Villas of Distinction has been the premier villa rental company. Offering luxury properties ranging from lavish one-bedroom penthouses to sprawling 42-bedroom estates in over 50 destinations around the world. They are one hundred percent committed to exceeding your expectations. Book a Villas of Distinction Vacation via our luxury travel concierge for extra discounts or benefits.

Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.

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