Whether it’s helping a client find a hidden cove in Croatia, or helping a family of five plan a ski vacation in Beaver Creek, Debbie Hires is a travel advisor who is passionate about helping her clients plan extraordinary travel experiences. Growing up, Debbie spent her summers in Germany and Switzerland performing with a dance company. At the University of Virginia, she majored in foreign language and minored in foreign affairs and lived in France for a semester on a study abroad program. Debbie says, “I was fortunate to be part of many wonderful US and European vacations with my family growing up and I traveled extensively around Europe while living abroad.  I hope to translate all of my experiences into amazing vacations for my clients.” 

For Debbie, creating 4- and 5-star travel itineraries is more than just booking tickets or choosing a hotel. “For me, the best itineraries reflect the personality of the traveler. You’re building an experience that reflects what your client is looking for whether it’s a weekend at the Giraffe Manor in Nairobi or a wine tasting tour in Napa.”

To find our more about working with Debbie and the Virtuoso network of properties, please continue reading below.



What is Virtuoso?

Virtuoso is the travel industry’s leading luxury network, spanning over 26 countries and 9,000 travel advisors.

Virtuoso advisors, like Debbie Hires, specialize in creating unique experiences you can’t find online or plan yourself. Their connections to properties and itineraries around the world are unparalleled.


Working with Debbie Can Increase the Value of Your Trip

Some travelers (before they end up booking) think advisors are an outdated concept. After all, you can certainly research and find travel options online. But the reality is, using an advisor drives up the value of your trip. When you work with Debbie, you may receive lots of little perks like room upgrades, early check-in or late check-out, spa credits and more. Debbie’s knowledge of properties, connections, personalized planning and collaboration with your family can help you create the trip of a lifetime.


we specialize in family travel, adventure travel, luxury cruises and five-star itineraries

Debbie has spent literally hundreds of hours researching the latest travel opportunities for families, adventurous types, cruise lovers and couples who are looking for high-end travel experiences. She’s earned certifications for Virtuoso Voyages, Virtuoso Adventure Travel and Virtuoso Family Travel. That means she specializes in creating unique opportunities for business travelers, families, couples and groups.


our global relationships make a difference

As part of the Virtuoso luxury travel network, Debbie partners with hotels, cruise lines, and tour operators. Her relationships with each of these groups pays back dividends to you as a traveler. You can spend hours trying to build an itinerary by using Google, or you can just give Debbie a call and let her work for you. The relationships in our network drive everything. 

Masterpiece Journeys can secure exclusive amenities such as:

Room upgrade on arrival
Daily breakfast for two
Food & beverage credit
Early check-in/late checkout
Spa treatment credits
Special Virtuoso experiences

My husband and I met with Debbie to discuss a variety of trip ideas. She made the brilliant suggestion that we combine two of our ideas and create a truly grand adventure. We did…and it was! There were so many arrangements to be made, but Debbie was amazing and creatively put together a seamless customized itinerary for us that was unique and very special. We are so grateful for her time, caring, energy, enthusiasm and incredible attention to detail. She took the stress and hassle out of traveling. It was a perfect trip! We already have her working on our next memory-making vacation.


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