Why choose Universal Travel?Not only have we been a family owned business for more than 40 years, we are a member of Virtuoso, the world's oldest and most exclusive network of travel advisors. So exclusive, in fact that only one percent of all travel agencies are invited to join. The Virtuoso name carries a lot of sway around the world, opening doors and behind-the-scenes access to sites and events not available to the general public. Our advisors have:
From archaeological digs to kayaking, from countryside walks to wildlife safari adventures - our travel advisors know the world and all the ways for you to discover it. We bring you specific, additional advantages:
FOR CRUISERS: We offer complimentary benefits when you cruise with Virtuoso. Virtuoso Voyager Club and Virtuoso Explorer offer escorted pre- and post-cruise trips, shore excursions, land packages and special social events on more than 450 departures per year with luxury cruise lines.
FOR AIR TRAVELERS: When you travel internationally, you benefit from our insider access to special fares that you won’t find on the Internet.
FOR COUNTRY- AND EXPERIENCE-COLLECTORS: We maintain relationships with the world’s leading travel and adventure companies. And, from time to time, we offer Virtuoso Discoveries.
FOR INDEPENDENT SORTS: You want to travel your way, and we’re experts at making independent arrangements. Our custom vacation options are endless. Tell us what personal touches you would like to add, and we’ll fine tune your vacation to make it your own.
CredentialsWorld-wide buying power and supplier networks back Universal Travel's world-class service. Our travel provider relationships give you the access, values and extra benefits you deserve.
Among the top 1% of Travel Agencies as an invited member of Virtuoso - providing exclusive and exceptional travel offers
Preferred relationships with the world's leading travel operators
On-site contacts in more than 95 countries throughout the world
Abercrombie and Kent 100 Club Agency
Orient Express Bellini Club Agency
Institute of Certified Travel Agents - ICTA
Discover incredible worldwide destinations with detailed information on more than 1,100 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 breakfast daily to extra perks like spa treatments and 3-course meals – all complimentary and available through your Virtuoso travel advisor.
Personalize Your Travel ExperienceEnjoy exclusive amenities compliments of your Virtuoso travel advisor.
ContentsPick your next travel destination and peruse these amazing properties.
Exceptional ExperiencesExplore 76 pages of incredible journeys worldwide.
Curated ExperiencesYour key to finding the perfect stay at a glance.
Award WinnersThe best of the best chosen by Virtuoso travel advisors.
Virtuoso Preview ProgramSoon-to-open hotels for your must-stay list.
Floating HotelsExceptional stays at sea with compelling reasons to cruise.
Newest Best of the BestWelcome the latest Virtuoso-preferred hotels and resorts.
Getaway of The Day
Virtuoso Life - The "Cities" Issue
A city’s irresistible juxtaposition of grit and glam, high and low, risk and reward reminds us that anything can happen. That’s why this issue celebrates cities around the globe. In these pages, we asked Virtuoso travel advisors to share their best tips for their favorite metropolises, with insider advice on what to see – and what to skip. With so much to do, it’s no wonder these cities never sleep.
Bright Lights, Big AdventureVirtuoso travel advisors share their can’t-miss highlights in seven great cities.
Ocean City, Population 8,955Life’s a sunny, scenic day at the beach on the world’s largest cruise ship.
Hooray for (West) HollywoodThe rising star of California cool buzzes from brunch through late night.
City to GoBologna is the unsung Italian city you’ve always wanted.
Why I TravelJudith Hennessey leaves home to find herself.