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Mastercard Priceless Cities: A hidden perk for Mastercard holders

Your card can unlock unique experiences across the globe – if you know where to look

Summary

Your credit card could be the key to unlocking unique experiences in cities around the world, thanks to Mastercard Priceless Cities.

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You might not even realize it, but your credit card could be the key to unlocking unique experiences in cities around the world. If you want to see a Cubs game next time you are in Chicago, learn mixology in Los Angeles or eat a Michelin-starred meal in London, Mastercard Priceless™ Cities is a great way to access one-of-a-kind opportunities.

This network of exciting activities can help spice up your next vacation, and they are available to any Mastercard holder. All you have to do is sign up with your eligible card.

What kind of deals does Mastercard Priceless Cities offer?

For the most part, Priceless Cities deals are either discounted ticket prices or standard prices for unique experiences. Experiences include anything you can think of, from cooking classes to city sightseeing to Broadway shows. There are affordable activities like museum tours all the way up to luxury experiences like helicopter rides or private food tastings.

For example, here’s a quick look at a couple of experiences that were live as of writing this article.

Last-minute tickets to the Royal Swedish Opera

This Priceless Cities deal offers affordable, last-minute tickets to the Royal Swedish Opera. You can purchase tickets for as little as $12 and book directly on the platform.

Fly into the kitchen of a Michelin-starred chef by helicopter

On the other end of the spectrum, this Priceless Cities experience offers an incredibly luxurious afternoon. You can fly by helicopter to a Michelin-starred chef’s kitchen, tour a vineyard in Italy and enjoy a private five-course meal. It runs at a much higher price of $5,630 for two people, and you must call to book this offer.

As you can see, Priceless Cities offers experiences for every kind of traveler and budget.

Restrictions with booking through Priceless Cities

Priceless Cities can be a great resource when searching for unique activities to pad your next trip, but there are a few restrictions to keep in mind before you book through the platform.

First of all, you must pay for all of your experiences booked on the site with a Mastercard. While this is unsurprising considering the perk is designed for Mastercard holders, it can be a potential drawback for rewards enthusiasts. You won’t be able to book your experience on a Visa or American Express card – even if they will earn you more points.

Additionally, each activity will have its own set of terms and conditions on the booking page when it comes to cancellation and refund policies. You’ll need to read these terms carefully before booking.

Finally, select Priceless Cities experiences are limited to World or World Elite Mastercard holders. Check for a flag at the top of the listing to ensure your card qualifies.

Tips for making the most of Mastercard Priceless Cities

  • Sign up for email notifications on your Priceless Cities account for when new experiences become available, so you don’t miss out on your dream activity.
  • Before you start planning your trip, check out Priceless Cities activities. If you find something you want to take advantage of, you can build your schedule around it.
  • Be sure to filter by group size and time of day to avoid results that won’t match your travel plans.
  • Carefully read the available dates and terms and conditions before booking.
  • If you have more than one Mastercard, book with the one that will earn you the most points or cash back to capitalize on great rewards.

Final thoughts

There are plenty of fun experiences you can tack on to a vacation to make it memorable, and Mastercard holders have access to a comprehensive network of these unique activities. By checking out Mastercard Priceless Cities before your next vacation, you can ensure it will be unforgettable.

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Published: August 1, 2019

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