How to Travel Like a VIP

Forget the lines and the crowds, use our tips to make your trip a breeze 


 

American Museum of Natural History VIP Tour

Destination: New York, N.Y.

Best for: Adults, families

Program: A one-hour privately guided tour for groups of up to five people, though you can pay more for each additional person.

How it works: Imagine getting a front-row seat to this must-see museum in the heart of Manhattan when no one else is there. From 9 to 10 a.m., enjoy the museum’s top treasures before the crowds arrive. Tour includes pre-seating at the Space Show, special exhibitions and an Imax film.   

Getting There: WestJet flies to New York City 48 times a week from Toronto. 

Wrigley Field VIP Tour

Destination: Chicago, Ill.

Best for: Baseball fans of all ages

Program: Get an exclusive tour with a personal guide and go behind the scenes at one of the world’s most famous ballparks. 

How it works: Tours traditionally run from March through September at the home of the Chicago Cubs, but ensure that you check both the schedule and availability for the 2014 season. Expect the tour to run about 90 minutes. Private tours are for groups of up to 10 people for a flat fee of US$500. Want to really splurge? For US$25,000 or more, you get a customized, private VIP event and dinner. 

Disneyland Park VIP Tour Service

Destination: Anaheim, Calif.

Best for: Kids, tweens, adults

Program: Enjoy a private, guided tour of

Disneyland for groups of up to 10 people per guide. (Program has limited availability and a minimum six-hour duration.) 

How it works: Enjoy personalized service, expedited entry to select attractions and insider stories with your Premium VIP Tour Guide. Visit Disneyland Park and adjacent Disney California Adventure Park in one day, though you will have to purchase the park-hopper theme-park admission. Perks include special seating for parades, some stage shows, nighttime spectaculars and select restaurants. 

VIP Nightlife Tour

Destination: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Best for: Adults

Program: Want to party in style during spring break? Enjoy door-to-door, round-trip private car service from your hotel to Cabo’s fabled nightlife district for up to 12 guests.

How it works: Cabo San Lucas VIP Services offers VIP Nightlife tours that come in four packages, with price ranges that vary according to the nightclubs you choose to visit. Nightclubs can include Cabo Wabo Cantina (rocker Sammy Hagar’s bar), which offers VIP club entry and a private booth with a bottle service credit. 

Atlantis Submarines VIP Adventure

Destination: Barbados 

Best for: Adults, families

Program: Enjoy a personalized experience on The Atlantis Submarines adventures. Choose from a VIP program for two to eight guests, or the Five Star Champagne program for 10 to 22 people (available only by special request).

How it works: Enjoy priority boarding, special cocktails (if you’re an adult, of course) and a personal VIP guide. From your premium seating in the submarine you’ll get to see the Freshwater Bay Reef, lots of fish and coral and the Lord Willoughby shipwreck. Depending on the upgrade, adults can sip Champagne and nibble hors d’oeuvres. The tour lasts less than an hour.

 

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