IRT Virtuoso Way to Travel

What is YOUR favorite way to vacation?

If you like all the best in life, you will love our Luxury Extras – The IRT Virtuoso Way to Travel. What IS a luxury extra? When you’re traveling by luxury train, it’s all the “icing on the cake” that you may wish to add to enhance your travel experience.  You can add any of the below elements to any of our luxury rail journeys.


  • Five-Star Hotels and Unique Lodges — with valuable, complimentary and exclusive amenities valued at $450 per hotel booking
  • Private, VIP Meet & Greet planeside at airports around the world. – Once you have tried it, you’ll never go back.
  • Detailed, carefully curated travel experiences, designed just for you and around your interests
  • Fabulous guides
  • Inspiring Safaris
  • River cruises – in the Amazon, Mekong or Europe
  • Ocean cruises – just about anywhere in the world
  • Private off-ship adventures, custom-designed just for you
  • Private Jet journeys


Through our partnership with Virtuoso, we enjoy $27 billion in buying power and personal relationships that bring your travel to life. We have the very best in travel partners the world over, whether you wish to take a safari in Kenya or a river cruise on the Mekong. Anything adventurous and wonderful is in our area of expertise.

Please call us at 800-478-4881 or 502-897-1725 or write [email protected] to make a complimentary 15-minute appointment by phone about our custom-itinerary planning process. If you want everything seamless, carefully orchestrated and designed just for you, this process is for you. Eleanor Hardy. our company president, is manager of our custom-itinerary planning department.  Once you consult with Mrs. Hardy, you will work with the advisor best-suited to work with you, based on travel expertise.


IRT’s Eleanor & Owen Hardy and Society of IRT guests enjoying a special ride around Lake Baikal, on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
Owen C. Hardy, IRT’s founder, testing out Tren Crucero in Ecuador. IRT Photo by Eleanor Hardy
IRT's Angela Walker & Rachel Hardy enjoy the breeze on the observation car as the Pride of Africa arrives in Cape Town. IRT Photo.
IRT’s Angela Walker & Rachel Hardy testing out Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa. IRT Photo courtesy Rachel Hardy

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