From the UNESCO World Heritage-listed treasures of Budapest’s Castle Hill, to Bratislava’s colorful eighteenth-century buildings and medieval palace, to the ornate architecture and intimate pubs along Vienna’s Ringstrasse, your Danube journey with Crystal River Cruises showcases storybook Europe. Taste the famous Linzer torte in Linz – it dates back to 1653 and is thought to be the oldest cake recipe in the world. In Vienna, opt for a tour along one of the most famous and attractive shopping streets in the city, popping into opulent jewelers and cafés. Along the way, lose yourself in the grand all-inclusive luxury of your all-suite ship, where the choices for entertainment, dining, and excursions are seemingly limitless, but never overwhelming. Start your day with a yoga class or in the state-of-the-art fitness center, enjoy a lunch of Michelin-inspired cuisine while you glide effortlessly past picturesque riverside villages and ancient ruins, catch up on your reading, attend an enriching lecture – it’s entirely up to you.
Virtuoso fares from $2,050 per person. Crystal Mahler, Crystal Mozart, and Crystal Ravel depart March 30 through December 9, 2019; book by February 28, 2019. Virtuoso Voyages benefits include a $200 shipboard credit per person or a custom curated shore experience, welcome reception, and onboard Virtuoso host.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are home to gorgeous Grace Bay Beach and the third-longest barrier reef in the world. It’s here that sun worshippers and other escape artists find Gansevoort Turks + Caicos, A Wymara Resort, a heady retreat of 91 serene guest rooms (most are beachfront and many boast a kitchen, wraparound terrace, and outdoor Jacuzzi), a 7,000-square-foot swimming pool, and a wide array of tantalizing options at the spa. Minutes away are seven villas, each featuring two swimming pools and an overwater swim platform. It’s easy to savor the island vibe of Providenciales, whether you’re dining at the award-winning Asian fusion restaurant Stelle or sipping a refreshing cocktail at Zest, right next to the sand. By day, snorkel over a dynamic marine ecosystem or kayak through a mangrove channel to an iguana sanctuary. Come evening, enjoy the Thursday night fish fry next door or DJed tunes at Stelle. The longer you stay, the more you save – take advantage of up to 30 percent off nightly rates on select dates.
Virtuoso rates from $716 per room, per night. Available through December 18, 2019; book by December 12, 2019. Virtuoso exclusive amenities include a $100 resort credit; breakfast for two daily; a room upgrade, if available; early check-in and late checkout, if available; and complimentary Wi-Fi.
There’s a welcoming, residential ambience throughout Esprit Saint Germain, set on the historic Left Bank in the heart of Paris. Guests are welcomed as dear friends into a collection of 28 exquisite guest rooms and immaculate guest lounges behind the hotel’s graceful eighteenth-century facade. During your stay, enjoy a complimentary fourth night at this refined yet unpretentious gem. With the extra time, explore the treasures of Paris, from Notre-Dame and Saint-Sulpice to the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, to Les Jardins du Luxembourg – all nearby. Later, after a day of exploring and shopping, settle into the cozy lounge for a complimentary cocktail next to the roaring fireplace. Families are especially welcomed and particularly enjoy the connecting rooms, a highly sought-after amenity in the city and rare for a hotel of this size.
Virtuoso rates from EUR 1,260 per room for four nights. Available until March 31, 2019. Virtuoso exclusive experience includes complimentary fourth night; choice of red or white wine upon arrival, with assorted French delicacies; fresh fruit and flowers daily; complimentary drinks at the lobby bar; complimentary in-room minibar; breakfast daily; a room upgrade, if available; early check-in and late checkout, if available; complimentary Wi-Fi; and more.