Valerie Wilson


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A longtime luxury cruise expert, Wilson has deep knowledge of the industry’s most exciting ships—including intimate Windstar vessels and Seabourn’s fleet—as well as the most compelling ports, whether they are European city stops or dreamy South Pacific islands. 

Multigenerational trips have become something of a subspecialty for her, and often involve complex, over-the-top itineraries. "Travelers are not putting off those once in a lifetime experiences," Wilson says. "They want to take those large trips right now." As more and more of her clients get back to traveling, they're spending more on meaningful upgrades, Wilson adds. "Some prefer to splurge on a suite, rather than a room, or a magnificent view. Others want special access to exhibits, private guides, exclusive and in-depth local experiences, where they immerse themselves."

As far as on-shore excursions, Wilson is always able to recommend five-star properties. "I would have to say Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle is one of the most exciting openings within the past year. The location within the Palace of Versailles truly provides a special connection to the history of France, and you almost feel as though you were part of the aristocracy. "

Another special property she loves is Domaine de Primard. "Formerly the private residence of Catherine Deneuve, it has been transformed into a stunning and special destination. The grounds are magnificent and you can lose yourself exploring the hundreds of varieties of roses," Wilson says.

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Multigenerational travel, Europe

Languages Spoken: English

Average Daily Spend: From $1500 per person

Trip Planning Fees: From $200 per person, with a family fee of $600.

Contact Info | 212-532-3400 | New York


"We spent quite a bit of time with Valerie planning our trip to Asia, and, as we are seasoned travelers, we had strong opinions as to what we wanted to do and where we wanted to stay. Valerie's suggestions regarding hotels were superb for all of the places we stayed. Moreover, she was able to get us terrific upgrades in nearly every hotel. We had fabulous experiences during six weeks of travel, and so much of that was due to Valerie's meticulous planning and extensive knowledge of the countries, cities, and hotels. I would recommend Valerie Wilson to anyone interested in luxury travel, and have already done so. In my experience and estimation, her knowledge of places, accommodations, and the desires of clients is truly exceptional." — Lisa K.

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