Luxury Travel Adventures is a boutique luxury travel agency and independent affiliate of Travel Experts, a Virtuoso member.    We are known for customized travel itineraries that supply our clients with exactly the type of experience they are seeking.   We have a vast global network of  Virtuoso  tour operators we know and trust, and more importantly, that have exceeded our clients’ expectations.

What is a “concierge travel agency” ?

It means that we provide a high level of  personalized client service every step of the way.  We are always here for you:    before, during and after your trip!  Have food allergies or special requests?  Never a problem.  We are here to make your travel experiences as stress-free as possible.  And if something does go wrong, you can relax knowing that we will take care of it.

What do we specialize in?

Highly personal, customized travel experiences.

*    Are you getting married and looking for something more island-exotic than the Caribbean?

*    Thinking about a bucket-list safari trip  and don’t even know where to begin?

*    Are you the adventurous type looking to climb Kilimanjaro, or bike through the Loire?

*    Looking for a hands-on cooking class or school  in  Provence, San Sebastian  or Tuscany?

*    Looking to memorably celebrate a special birthday or anniversary?

We have planned many trips of a lifetime for our valued clients and we can custom design one for you too!

About Denise Burcksen

Denise is a marketing and sales veteran of National Geographic and Time Life, who left corporate life to combine her business skill  with her passion for travel  and obsessive attention to detail to launch  Luxury Travel Adventures.  A transplanted New Yorker now living in Washington, DC, she loves finding  the restaurant, hotel or beach that no one knows about,  but that makes the difference between a good and great experience.   Denise enjoys cultivating contacts all over the world to better her clients’ experiences.  She swoons equally over hotel bathrooms and great food and wine, but  her number one priority remains crafting a client’s dream trip that is better than they ever could have imagined!

Denise Burcksen, President of Luxury Travel Adventures, atop Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town, South Africa


  • Exotic Honeymoon destinations/experiences
  • Safaris
  • Food & Wine tours in Italy, France and Spain
  • Custom land itineraries and Escorted Tours
  • Active Adventures
  • Resorts and villas in Riviera Maya and Caribbean
  • Luxury ocean cruises
  • River Cruises