Award-Winning & Best Value Tour Company


Enjoy unexpected returns.
Every detail of your Classic Journey is about treating you to unexpected returns on the valuable vacation time you invest with us. Even better, our prices are as much as 20% to 40% below what our competitors charge for their tours to the same places. “Excellent value” and “unbeatable access” are two of the reasons that Travel + Leisure readers have consistently voted us a World’s Best Tour Operator.

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On your Classic Journey, we automatically treat you to the best hotels and inns—many of them world-renowned, 5-star properties. (And they are the same hotels you find our competitors’ pricier trips.) All optional activities are yours to enjoy at no extra cost. We snag invitations to private homes, craftsmen’s cottages, and even otherwise crowded sites like Stonehenge, which we visit when it’s closed to the public. These hand-crafted cultural experiences are priceless.

We are also proud to be affiliated with these top organizations:
Adventure Travel Trade Association: We’re proud to be a member of the only international adventure travel trade association. ATTA facilitates professionalization, defines adventure travel, establishes best practices and operating standards for its member companies, and encourages sustainable and environmentally and culturally sensitive adventure travel practices.

Tourist Boards: At Classic Journeys, we also work actively with the tourist boards of each country in which we operate our tours. Among these fine organizations are Switzerland Tourism, the British Tourist Authority, 100% Pure New Zealand, and the Italian Government Tourist Board.
Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure Award

For 2016, we scored 97.15 out of 100 — our highest numbers to date. We were ranked based on six parameters: value, destinations, guides, 5-star lodgings, cuisine and activities.

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Travel + Leisure Award

We ranked #1 in the 2014 World’s Best Awards, nearly acing it with a score of 97.07 out of 100 possible points in the T+L Readers’ Survey. The ratings criteria included: staff/guides, itineraries/destinations, activities, accommodations, food and value.

Travel + Leisure Award

T+L readers ranked Classic Journeys in the elite list of the World’s Best Family Travel Adventure Outfitters in November 2013. Our Multisport Family Journeys were designed especially to put great simplicity and big fun into multi-generational vacations.

Saveur Culinary Award

Our Culinary Tours are #1, said Saveur Magazine’s expert panel of world travelers and readers. “The in-depth tours put together by Classic Journeys get to the source with visits to markets, bakers, cheese-makers, and home kitchens.

National Geographic Traveler

Our Cuba for Families program is one of “50 Tours of a Lifetime”. National Geographic Traveler made the announcement in 2015, citing the trip for being one of the “most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours.”

National Geographic Adventure

Classic Journeys was selected as one of the "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth" in National Geographic Adventure's 2009 rating.

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