Destination: Berlin

Berlin is a fun / funky / chic city with a casual style of it’s own, and the cost of doing things here felt a bit less then other major European cities. The nightlife is of course legendary, and with so many recent and not so recent landmarks, there are … Read More

Destination: Munich / München

Oktoberfest and beyond Bavaria’s capital is the gateway to great beer and Alps adventures. BEYOND by Geisel Marienplatz The luxury city residence – BEYOND by Geisel – is situated directly at the world famous Marienplatz and offers unique views to the town hall and to church St. Peter. The only … Read More

Destination: Bavaria & Southern Germany

Inspiration and pure attitude to life. Bavarians are among the proudest and most independent minded people in Germany. Locals are loyal to their roots and traditions. Bavaria is also the most autonomous of German states, and many Bavarians see themselves as Bavarians first and foremost, Germans second. SCHLOSS ELMAU south … Read More

Destination: Amsterdam

Canals, museums, and bicycles:    This cool capital city is as playful       as it is beautiful. Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands’ with a population of more than 850,000. Amsterdam is known for the canals that cross the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges. THE DYLAN AMSTERDAM … Read More

Destination: Switzerland

Peak Experience    Unparalleled Alpine Beauty Famed for its staggering, high-elevation beauty, Switzerland’s mountain villages, glitzy ski resorts, glacial lakes, and Alpine hiking trails offer unbeatable winter or summer outdoor experiences. Traveling by train is the way to go – book a ticket on the beautiful Glacier Express, the “slowest express … Read More

Destination: Germany

Always a pleasure to visit From the Bavarian Alps to Berlin’s underground clubs, diverse landscapes and cool culture await here. Tourist Visa for US Citizens: Not required for stays under 90 days. Standard Schengen rules apply on multiple reentries. Part of the EU & Schengen Agreement. US Department of State … Read More

Destination: Netherlands

One of the most charming    small countries in Europe The country’s tulip fields and windmill-dotted landscapes influenced some of the world’s best artists, the Dutch Masters. as of Feb 2, 2022 No Quarantine for those fully Vaccinated and a Booster Vaccinated travelers who have not received a booster shot a … Read More

Destination: Brussels

Belgium’s underrated capital city lures travelers with Baroque architecture, medieval history, and plenty of beer and chocolate. Brussels WikiVoyage Page A great resource for all the basic information you need for Brussels. My Brussels Information Page at Virtuoso Here is a good place to start for some additional information on … Read More

Destination: Belgium

Come for the beer and moules-frites,    stay for the scenic countryside. Although Belgium is a relatively wealthy country, it is also one of the most politically complex countries in the world. Differences in language and culture between Flanders (the Dutch speaking portion) and Wallonia (the French speaking portion) have lead … Read More

Destination: Portugal

Fabled Libations, Rich Culture, & Stunning Terrain Portugal’s Douro Valley vineyards have served as the center of the port-wine industry for 400 years. But look beyond the bottom of your glass to discover the cliffs and beaches of the Algarve, the waterfalls and lakes of Peneda-Geres National Park, the gorges … Read More

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