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30 of the Most Gorgeous Getaways for Your Adventure Abroad

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Whether for fun, work, study or adventure, we’re huge advocates for traveling and getting out of your element and into another. If it’s a trek through Patagonia, a tromp through Italy or a ski session in the Alps you’re after, we’ve got a place for you to treat yourself and your travel buddies in the months ahead. Come along as we visit our most adventurous, luxurious and gorgeous getaways overseas – all bookable right here on TVR.
 
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La Bastide de Gordeslearn more

    With three outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, multiple bars and restaurants, and easy access to the historical district of Gordes, this 5-star hotel is all the glam you could hope for on your French trip abroad. Snack on locally made cheeses and crisps, sip on rosé and toast to the good life from the terrace of La Bastide de Gordes.
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    Areias do Seixo Hotellearn more

    A small hideaway set along the coast of Portugal, Areias do Seixo Hotel is the perfect place to rest your head while traveling abroad. The rooms are gorgeous and modern, the restaurant organic and inventive, and the setting raw and natural by the sea.
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    Atlantis by Giardinolearn more

    Stylish, Swiss and storied, The Atlantis has been around since the 70s. Set at the foot of the Uetliberg Mountain in Zurich, the gorgeous digs provide easy access to all the urban delights of the city with an Alpine view.
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    Nobis Hotellearn more

      Central Stockholm has countless attractions, not the least of which are Hallwyl Museum and the Royal Swedish Opera, both sure to be on your abroad wishlist. Just nearby sits this beautiful, timeless 5-star hotel. Nobis Hotel is a real stunner, with gorgeous gathering spaces and welcoming guest suites.
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      Photo:Badrutt's Palace Hotel
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      Badrutt's Palace Hotellearn more

      This century-old palace in Switzerland caters to the luxury crowd who loves a beautiful setting and a really beautiful outdoor spa pool. Head to Badrutts Palace Hotel to see what traditional Alpine service is all about.
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      Belmond Hotel Carusolearn more

      Studying abroad in Italy and looking to sneak off into the lap of luxury for a night or two? Head to Ravello for a real treat and stay at this stunning 11th-century palace on the coast.
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      Photo:Das Stue
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      Das Stuelearn more

        Doing a German tour abroad? With its music scene, incredible art and architecture, and reknowned culture, Berlin is a must-see city. A quick stay at design-savvy Das Stue should give you a good sense of the chic sophistication this incredible city has on offer.
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        Photo:Belmond Copacabana Palace
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        Belmond Copacabana Palacelearn more

        Enjoy the lifestyle of the rich and the famous, Brazilian style at the copa – Copacabana. This glamorous Belmond resort sits right on the beach in Rio and touts gorgeous rooms with the best views in town.
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        Castello di Vicarellolearn more

        Oh Italy, there you go again, tugging at our wanderlusty heart strings. This magical castle in the countryside of Grosseto is more than a little bellissima. Gorgeous gardens, incredible views, olive groves, vineyards, and a stunning swimming pool are just a few of Castello di Vicarello’s perks.
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        Hotel Nerilearn more

          Set in the heart of Barcelona’s old Jewish quarter, Hotel Neri is part medieval palace from the XII century. It would be impossible to deny the charm and sophistication of this luxurious sanctuary, so go ahead and book your humble abode for a few days well-spent drinking spritzers on the rooftop and soaking up the some much-needed sleep while abroad at this spot.
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          Photo:The Gritti Palace
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          The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venicelearn more

            No doubt there are plenty of luxury hotels in Venice, but this is *the one* if you’re looking for our opinion. Opulent interiors, terraces overlooking the canals, and easy access to San Marco Piazza are just a few of the highlights at The Gritti Palace.
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            Awasi Patagonialearn more

            A trek through Patagonia usually means a few nights spent camping in the mountains and a few nights in a luxury escape pad. Awasi is all the luxury you could possibly hope to find abroad, complete with sweeping views of Torres del Paine National Park, perfectly cozy five-star rooms, and fabulous food and wine.
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            Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevadalearn more

              Headed abroad with your boo and looking for a spot to celebrate a little romantic getaway? This San Miguel de Allende boutique hotel has all the charm, courtyards and antiques to make your romance feel totally unique.
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              Photo:Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado
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              Belmond Hotel Rio Sagradolearn more

              Exploring Machu Pichu is the trip abroad of a lifetime, and it can be pretty physically exhausting too. Book ahead and plan to sneak off to the Sacred Valley of the Incas after your trek and stay at this luxurious hideaway for a few days of authentic Peruvian R&R.
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              Hotel Unico Madridlearn more

                The magic of Madrid is something you’ll pick up on almost as soon as you arrive in the ancient city. While most of your surroundings will be historic, stepping foot into Hotel Unico is a modern shift in the other direction. This contemporary hotel is a great place to hole up for a few days of exploration and classic Spanish hospitality.
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                Bairro Alto Hotellearn more

                Set in the heart of Lisbon’s lively downtown scene, Bairro Alto Hotel boasts gorgeous river views, a fabulous rooftop, elegant suites, and a top-notch restaurant. If you’re on a world tour, this classic Portuguese setting is a real treat.
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                Hacienda Vira Vira - Relais & Châteauxlearn more

                Go for the breathtaking views of the majestic Villarrica volcano, the hiking trails through the Northern Patagonia region and the beautiful forests and rivers. But stay at Hacienda Vira Vira because it’s everything you want in a vacay: peace, beauty, welcoming service, and quite a bit of luxury.
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                Photo:Mamilla Hotel
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                Mamilla Hotellearn more

                  An Art Deco hotel with totally modern interiors, this Jerusalem gem sits amongst cultural delights like the Tower of David, Museum of the History of Jerusalem and Garden Tomb. Besides the fab location, it’s luxury all around at Mamilla, from the chic rooftop bar to the towering stone lobbies to the charming courtyard.
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                  Photo:Le Mas de la Fouque
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                  Le Mas de la Fouquelearn more

                  Perched up along the shores of the Mediterranean, this Camargue guesthouse lets you live the life of luxury on an affordable budget (which, let’s be real, is a total find when you’re traveling abroad). Spend your days soaking up sunshine by the pool, riding horses or enjoying the marine life and spend your nights in the beautiful hotel or its cool caravan.
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                  Calcot Manor Hotellearn more

                  Relax and recharge at this beautiful 14th-century manor in the Cottswalds. Surrounded by pristine pastures, lavender fields and tumbling hills, Calcot Manor is everything we look for on a country holiday abroad.
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                  Photo:Hotel Fasano Sao Paulo
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                  Hotel Fasano Sao Paulolearn more

                    Tucked into the wild and crazy Metropolis of Sao Paolo, this little oasis of a hotel may be your best-kept secret while abroad. The Brazilian hideout offers luxe sleeping quarters, three fabulous restaurants and a blissful spa.
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                    Photo:La Posta Vecchia
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                    La Posta Vecchialearn more

                      This 17th-century seaside palace sits overlooking the Mediterranean from Lazio. Embrace life abroad while sipping prosecco and wandering La Posta Vecchio’s beautiful gardens and terraces.
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                      Photo:Beau-Rivage Palace
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                      Beau-Rivage Palacelearn more

                        Traditional Swiss elegance is the name of the game at this beautiful dwelling. Beau Rivage Palace offers a stunning bunch of rooms overlooking Lake Geneva and the property’s gardens. A treatment at the on-site spa is just want the doctor ordered during your trek abroad.
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                        Gran Hotel Domine Bilbaolearn more

                          Views of the city and countryside beyond are stunning, and inside you’ll love the Art Deco meets modern décor at this Bilbao hotel. Within close walking distance to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Llamas Galeria De Arte, Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is a 5-star hotel that offers luxury and an easy getaway to this gorgeous region.
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                          Bovey Castlelearn more

                          Set in the rolling countryside, hills and valleys of Devon, this beautiful old English castle has serious Downton Abbey vibes. Head to Bovey Castle if you’re abroad and looking to escape the city life. Bookable right here.
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                          Castel Monasterolearn more

                            With multiple swimming pools, indoors and out, you best be sure to bring along your favorite Italian swimwear for your stay at Castel Monastero. This relaxing getaway in the heart of Tuscany’s Siena region is close enough to Florence to be a real easy weekender trip if you’re staying abroad in the popular tourist town.
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                            Bristol Panamalearn more

                              Sweeping views of Panama City reign supreme at Bristol. This sweet hotel in the middle of the city is luxurious, sophisticated and a wonderful place to recharge during a trip abroad. Book an Earth and Fire massage at the spa and you’ll be well on your way to relaxation in no time at all.
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                              Bellevue Palacelearn more

                                Whatever takes you to Bern, it’s practically a requirement that you enjoy the best of Swiss hospitality with a stay at Bellevue Palace. It’s basically scream-whispering, “Book me! Pick me!”
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                                W Mexico Citylearn more

                                  Heading abroad to Mexico City, surely you’re after a colorful and art-filled adventure. The perfect accommodation to match, this vibrant W Hotel sits right in the middle of the great, cultural epicenter.
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                                  Auberge Saint-Antoinelearn more

                                    For the traveling set, a trip to Quebec in the winter season is always on the wishlist. Head to this little Auberge property to feel cozy, warm and right at home. That is of course, if home is a pampering sort of place.
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