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Posted April 10, 2024 in Travel by Eileen Lopez

See the world, Virtuoso style

Whether your vacation goals are simple or sophisticated, our advice is the same: Lock that trip in now. Luckily for you, a Virtuoso travel advisor is the secret weapon for making sure you get where you want to go, the way you want to do it. Now is the time to get excited about upcoming travels. We’ve curated some of our top destinations to get you started.

So get inspired and start planning now.

The Athenian Riviera

In-the-know Greeks have been frequenting this pine-speckled peninsula since the 1950s, but it wasn’t on the international radar until a few years ago, when the Four Seasons transformed the Astir Palace Hotel Athens – once frequented by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Brigitte Bardot – into a Hellenic hot spot. More ultra-chic resorts have followed, and now travelers are discovering this island-style sophistication just 30 minutes from Athens.

The riviera’s primary activity is beach hopping – from family-friendly Varkiza to secluded Legrena and glamorous Astir. And just like on Santorini or Páros, dining ranges from old-fashioned tavernas and souvlaki joints to chic restaurants.


It started with Maui and followed with Sicily: “The White Lotus” effect, as it’s been dubbed, has turbocharged interest in the holiday destinations of the smash HBO series’ well-traveled (and less well-behaved) characters. For its third season, projected to debut sometime in late 2024, rumor has it that the crew is landing on Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, where hijinks will undoubtedly ensue – as will a real-world surge in popularity. Producers are still mum on which resort will serve as the film set. The internet speculates that it might be the recently renovated Amanpuri, which spills down a coconut grove onto a honey-hued beach, or Trisara, with its temple-like villas and private infinity pools. Either way, days on Phuket are filled with jungle treks, long-tail boat trips around whisper-quiet bays, and fresh coconuts in the shade of swaying palm trees.

The Moselle River

Towering castles, charming villages, and hillside vineyards brimming with Riesling grapes line the banks of the Moselle River, a less-traveled – and more laid-back – tributary of the Rhine. With its steep valley walls and dramatic river bends, the Moselle zigzags for 339 miles through some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery; beginning in the Vosges Mountains, it winds through France and Germany and, forming part of Luxembourg’s eastern border along the way. Moselle sailings promise stops in small towns such as Germany’s Trier, home to 2,000-year-old structures from Roman times, and Bernkastel, which has a medieval market square full of picturesque, half-timbered buildings. Says Pam Hoffee, president of Avalon Waterways: “It’s the old-world lore, legends, and castles that people dream of when they imagine themselves cruising through fairy-tale Europe.”

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