Jet-setting the world, staying at beautiful, luxurious hotels, eating some “Chef’s Table” worthy food, and truly relaxing might sound unrealistic and expensive.

Only celebrities do that kind of thing, right?

Not unless you have a Visa Infinite or Visa Infinite Privilege credit card in your wallet. Get access to some great perks and special treatment simply for having the right credit card.

Once you’ve registered your card on the Visa Infinite site, you’re all set to start enjoying your travels more.

Let’s dive right into some of the most envy-worthy Visa Infinite perks and why you want them.

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Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection

Whether for work or play, if you stay at hotels often, Visa Infinite gives you the opportunity to travel more luxuriously – making your otherwise stressful and mediocre business trip feel more like a mini-vacation.

When you use your Visa Infinite or Visa Infinite Privilege card to reserve a stay at a Hotel Collection property, you’ll automatically enjoy:

  • the best available rate guarantee,
  • a free room upgrade (when available),
  • a $25 USD food or beverage voucher,
  • daily continental breakfast,
  • VIP guest status,
  • free internet access, and
  • late 3 PM checkout (when available).

What are some of these Hotel Collection properties, you ask?

There are over 900 locations listed from around the globe, including 63 in Los Angeles, 30 in Turkey, 42 in China, 21 in Indonesia, and 13 in Hawaii, just to name a few.

For instance, we looked at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto for a one night stay on April 13, 2019.

Visa Infinite currently offers a one-night stay for $255 taxes in (which is currently $293 when booked through the hotel’s site), and will also give you:

Fairmont Royal York list of benefits for Visa Infinite cardholders

Another good deal right now is at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City. Until April 30, 2019, when you stay for 3 consecutive nights, the 3rd night is free, on top of the other Visa Infinite benefits already provided. A one night stay in mid-April currently runs around $272 – that’s some great savings just for having a Visa Infinite card.

Please note: Your stay must be booked through your Visa Concierge or a Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection website in order to get these perks.

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Visa Infinite Dining Series

If you’re a foodie, this is an attractive perk indeed.

Visa Infinite Dining Series, which is updated each season, gives cardholders exclusive access to dining experiences at new restaurants throughout the country.

You’ll be able to purchase tickets that might not be otherwise available to Instagram-worthy culinary events in all of Canada’s biggest cities – Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, and Montreal.

Here’s an example of an event happening on April 4th at Stofa, located in Ottawa, Ontario:

Visa Infinite Dining Series event and Stofa in Ottawa

Visa Infinite Wine Country Program

What pairs best with a foodie-approved meal? Wine, of course.

With the Visa Infinite Wine Country Program, you’re able to attend wine tastings and tours at a reduced cost with preferred pricing and exclusive savings.

In order to book a tasting, you’ll have to call the winery in advance and show your Visa Infinite or Visa Infinite Privilege card on arrival in order to redeem.

Here are some available locations from the Niagara region in Ontario, just to name a few:

  • 13th Street Winery
  • Cave Spring Vineyard
  • Icellars Winery

For the west-coasters, here are some from the Okanagan region in B.C:

  • Mission Hill Family Estates
  • Inniskillin Okanagan Estate Winery
  • Nk’Mip Cellars

Visa Infinite Complimentary Concierge

I think everyone could benefit from having a personal assistant. It would be nice, right?

When life gets a little bit too hectic or your to-do list gets a little bit too long, with Visa Infinite, there’s a complimentary concierge service you can turn to.

Available 24/7, call up your Visa Infinite Concierge to help make dinner or hotel reservations, plan a party, order flowers… they do all the legwork so you can get to enjoying your downtime sooner, and help cross off more things on that to-do list.

Just take this CCG user’s comment as an example:

A creditcardGenius user's Visa Infinite Concierge success story

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Visa Infinite vs. Visa Infinite Privilege

The biggest difference between Visa Infinite and Visa Infinite Privilege is the amount of benefits you’ll receive.

With the latter, you get access to all the regular Visa Infinite perks, plus these extras:

  • Global Airport Lounge Access with 6 complimentary visits at Priority Pass lounges,
  • Dedicated VIP security fast track lane at Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver International airports,
  • Airport parking at Ottawa and Vancouver International airports, and
  • Valet discounts at Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver International airports.

What are the income requirements of a Visa Infinite card?

Another main difference between Infinite and Infinite Privilege is it’s income requirements.

For a Visa Infinite credit card, in order to qualify, you need an income of at least $60,000 personal or $100,000 household.

For Visa Infinite Privilege, the income requirements are $200,000 for either personal or household, at least double the Visa Infinite requirements.

Visa Infinite and Visa Infinite Privilege comparison

To illustrate the differences, we’re comparing the to the .

Feature TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege
Sign-up bonus 30,000 Aeroplan miles after qualifying spending 50,000 Aeroplan miles after qualifying spending
Rewards * 1 mile per $1 spent
* 1.5 miles per $1 spent on gas, grocery, drugstore, and aircanada.com purchases (up to $80,000 spent annually)
* 1.25 miles per $1 spent.
* 1.5 miles per $1 spent on gas, grocery, drugstore, and aircanada.com purchases (up to $100,000 annually)
Visa Infinite perks * Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection
* Visa Infinite Concierge
* Visa Infinite Dining Series
* Visa Infinite Wine Country Program
* Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection
* Visa Infinite Concierge
* Visa Infinite Dining Series
* Visa Infinite Wine Country Program
* Global Airport Lounge Access with Priority Pass
* Priority security lane at Montreal-Trudeau, Vancouver, and Ottawa International airports
* Parking discounts at Montreal-Trudeau, Vancouver, and Ottawa International airports
* Premium parking spots at Vancouver and Ottawa International airports
Annual fee $120 $399
Approval $60,000 personal or $100,000 household income requirement $200,000 either personal or household income requirement

While the Infinite Privilege card has much more to offer, it does come with a much greater annual fee (not to mention steep income requirements). You’ll have to decide for yourself whether the extra fee is worth it for you or not.

Visa Infinite credit cards

Now on to the best part – the credit cards.

If you want access to Visa Infinite and Visa Infinite Privilege perks, you’ll need a Visa Infinite credit card. It just so happens that these credit cards come out on top in a number of categories.

Here are some of the most noteworthy, in addition to the 2 that we’ve already covered above.

TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite

The currently has a hot as fire sign-up bonus that’s hard to ignore. We commend TD for stepping it up.

And if you’re an Expedia fan, this card is a great one to consider for it’s great hotel deals and price matching.

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Scotiabank Momentum Visa Infinite

As the best cash back credit card in Canada for 2019, the is hard not to notice.

Giving you up to 4% cash back on top spending categories, this is the highest available cash back earn rate on the Canadian credit card market right now.

TD Cash Back Visa Infinite

Another top cash back credit card in Canada, the has a long list of great perks. Aside from the usual Visa Infinite benefits, you’ll also get:

  • complimentary Deluxe TD Auto Club Membership roadside assistance service, (comparable to a CAA plus membership, which can cost over $100 per year plus taxes),
  • emergency medical for people over 65,
  • discounts at AVIS and Budget car rental locations, and
  • the ability to redeem your cash back rewards any time you want.

Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite

What stands out the most about the is it’s lack of foreign exchange fees. We crowned it the best foreign exchange travel credit card for 2019, as a matter of fact.

Since Chase broke our hearts back in March of 2018, these kinds of credit cards have been slim pickings. This card came as a welcomed addition to Scotiabank’s credit card portfolio.

To wrap things up

Contrary to what you may have thought, it doesn’t take much to live a life of luxury. All you need is a Visa Infinite credit card in your wallet.

Do you have a Visa Infinite card? What is your favorite perk?

Let us know in the comments below.