A private guided tour is the perfect solution if you can't find a published departure date that you and your companions agree on. Just ask us to run any of our walking, family, or culinary tours as a Private Journey on any date that works for you. To get started, call 800.200.3887 or email us with the size of your group and preferred destination, and we’ll create a proposal for you.

Tweak as much as you want.
If you'd like to make changes to our itinerary, just give us your wish list. Whether you customize or not, you get great cultural experiences, the services of a local guide, and the fine accommodations and food you expect from Classic Journeys. Plus, you also have the luxury of traveling on your own terms without worrying about logistics or shepherding your group.

It's affordable for groups of any size.
We arrange Private Journeys for groups of all sizes…from one person and up. In the current travel market, we can offer you costs that compare very favorably with our published rates. Of course, final pricing is contingent on if or how custom you ask us to make the tour.

Ideas you can use from past guests
Families head off on private tours in France for unforgettable reunions. Couples get the one-of-a-kind honeymoons they dreamed of. Old friends who never see enough of each other spend a week together. Colleagues fulfill their educational or professional travel needs in style. Those are all perfect scenarios for Private Journeys. Be inspired by one of these stories or call us with your own unique idea. We're all about adapting to the needs of every guest!

Request a private departure of any of these tours

Argentina

Argentina

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights

Austria

Prague to Budapest

Cultural Walking Adventure

8 Days, 7 Nights
JUN, AUG, SEP, OCT

Belize

Belize & Guatemala

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
FEB, MAR, JUL, NOV

Belize & Guatemala

Family Journey

7 Days, 6 Nights
FEB, MAR, APR, JUL

Bhutan

Bhutan

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, NOV

Brazil

Brazil

Cultural Walking Adventure

8 Days, 7 Nights
JAN, MAR, OCT

Cambodia

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Cultural Walking Adventure

10 Days, 9 Nights
JAN, MAR, MAY, OCT, DEC

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Family Journey

10 Days, 9 Nights
MAR, JUN, DEC

Canada

Canadian Rockies

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, AUG, SEP

Canadian Rockies

Family Journey

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL

Nova Scotia

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUL, AUG, SEP

Nova Scotia

Family Journey

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL

Puget Sound's San Juan Islands

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUL, SEP

Puget Sound's San Juan Islands

Family Journey

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUL

Québec & Charlevoix

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP

Chile

Chile

Cultural Walking Adventure

8 Days, 7 Nights
JAN, FEB, MAR, NOV, DEC

Chile's Easter Island

Extension

5 Days, 5 Nights

China

China

Cultural Walking Adventure

12 Days, 11 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Yangtze River Cruise

Extension

5 Days, 4 Nights

Costa Rica

Costa Rica—Arenal & Manuel Antonio Park

Family Journey

6 Days, 5 Nights
FEB, MAR, JUN, NOV, DEC

Costa Rica—Arenal & Manuel Antonio Park

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JAN, FEB, MAR, MAY, JUN, DEC

Costa Rica—Coast to Coast

Family Journey

6 Days, 5 Nights
FEB, MAR, JUL, AUG, NOV, DEC

Costa Rica—Coast to Coast

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
FEB, APR, SEP, OCT, DEC

Tortuguero National Park

Extension

4 Days, 3 Nights
JAN, NOV, DEC

Croatia

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Family Journey

7 Days, 6 Nights
JUN, JUL

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT

Croatia's Istrian Peninsula

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Cuba

Cuba for Families

Family Journey

8 Days, 7 Nights
MAR, MAY, JUN, NOV, DEC

Cuba: A Long Weekend in Havana

Cultural Walking Adventure

5 Days, 4 Nights
JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, OCT, NOV, DEC

Cuba: Cienfuegos, Trinidad & Havana

Cultural Walking Adventure

8 Days, 7 Nights

Cuba: Havana & the Viñales Valley

Cultural Walking Adventure

8 Days, 7 Nights
JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, JUN, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC

Czech Republic

Prague to Budapest

Cultural Walking Adventure

8 Days, 7 Nights
JUN, AUG, SEP, OCT

Denmark

Scandinavia

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights

Ecuador

Galápagos & Andes

Family Journey

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAR, JUN, JUL, DEC

Galápagos & Andes

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP, DEC

Galápagos Islands

Family Journey

7 Days, 6 Nights
FEB, APR, JUN, JUL, NOV, DEC

Galápagos Islands

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT, DEC

France

Basque Pyrenées

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Bon Appétit, Provence

Culinary Tour

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUL, OCT

Bordeaux & the Dordogne Valley

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Loire & Burgundy

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
JUN, SEP, OCT

Normandy & Brittany

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Provence

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Provence

Family Journey

7 Days, 6 Nights
JUN, JUL

Sardinia & Corsica

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

The French and Italian Riviera

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights

Greece

Greek Isles

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Guatemala

Belize & Guatemala

Family Journey

7 Days, 6 Nights
FEB, MAR, APR, JUL

Belize & Guatemala

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
FEB, MAR, JUL, NOV

Hungary

Prague to Budapest

Cultural Walking Adventure

8 Days, 7 Nights
JUN, AUG, SEP, OCT

Iceland

Iceland

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP

India

India

Cultural Walking Adventure

11 Days, 10 Nights
JAN, MAR, OCT, NOV, DEC

Ireland

Ireland

Family Journey

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL

Ireland

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP

Italy

A Taste of Tuscany

Culinary Tour

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, OCT, DEC

Amalfi Coast & Capri

Family Journey

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAR, JUN, JUL

Amalfi Coast & Capri

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT, DEC

Amalfi, Al Buon Gusto!

Culinary Tour

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, SEP, OCT

Apulia

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Italian Lake Retreats

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT

Sardinia & Corsica

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Sicily

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

The French and Italian Riviera

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights

Tuscany & the Cinque Terre

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT

Venice & the Villas of the Veneto

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights

Venice, Florence & Rome

Family Journey

7 Days, 6 Nights
JUN, JUL

Laos

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Family Journey

10 Days, 9 Nights
MAR, JUN, DEC

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Cultural Walking Adventure

10 Days, 9 Nights
JAN, MAR, MAY, OCT, DEC

Montenegro

Montenegro

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT

Morocco

Morocco

Cultural Walking Adventure

9 Days, 8 Nights
FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC

Morocco

Family Journey

9 Days, 8 Nights
FEB, MAR, APR, JUN, NOV, DEC

Myanmar

Myanmar

Cultural Walking Adventure

9 Days, 8 Nights
FEB, MAR, NOV, DEC

New Zealand

Dolphin Experience

Extension

2 Days, 2 Nights

Milford Track

Extension

3 Days, 2 Nights

New Zealand's South Island

Family Journey

9 Days, 8 Nights
MAR, NOV

New Zealand's South Island

Cultural Walking Adventure

9 Days, 8 Nights
JAN, FEB, OCT, NOV

Norway

Norway

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP

Scandinavia

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights

Panama

Panama

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
FEB, MAR, JUN, NOV, DEC

Panama

Family Journey

6 Days, 5 Nights
FEB, MAR, JUN, AUG, NOV, DEC

Peru

Lake Titicaca

Extension

5 Days, 4 Nights

Peru & Machu Picchu

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAR, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT, DEC

Peru & Machu Picchu

Family Journey

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAR, APR, JUN, DEC

The Peruvian Amazon

Extension

4 Days, 3 Nights
JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT

Portugal

Portugal

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Scotland

Edinburgh & the Scottish Highlands

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP

Spain

Barcelona & the Costa Brava

Family Journey

7 Days, 6 Nights
JUL, AUG

Barcelona & the Costa Brava

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Basque Pyrenées

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Spain: Seville, Granada & Córdoba

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Sweden

Scandinavia

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights

Switzerland

The Swiss Alps

Family Journey

7 Days, 6 Nights
JUN, JUL

Thailand

Thailand

Cultural Walking Adventure

9 Days, 8 Nights
MAR, MAY, NOV, DEC

Turkey

Cappadocia

Extension

3 Days, 2 Nights
JUL

Turkey

Cultural Walking Adventure

9 Days, 8 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT

Turkey

Family Journey

7 Days, 6 Nights
JUN, JUL

United Kingdom

Cotswolds, Stonehenge & London

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP

D-Day Discovery

Extension

4 Days, 3 Nights
APR

Edinburgh & the Scottish Highlands

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP

England's Cornwall Coast

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP

United States

Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

Family Journey

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL

Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUL, AUG

Bryce, Grand Canyon & Zion

Family Journey

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL

Bryce, Grand Canyon & Zion

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP

Charleston & Savannah

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
MAY, OCT

Montana

Family Journey

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUL

Montana

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUL, AUG

Napa & Sonoma

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
SEP

Santa Fe & Taos

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
MAY, SEP

Vermont

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights

Vietnam

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Family Journey

10 Days, 9 Nights
MAR, JUN, DEC

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Cultural Walking Adventure

10 Days, 9 Nights
JAN, MAR, MAY, OCT, DEC

Zambia

Zambia

Cultural Walking Adventure

10 Days, 9 Nights

Zambia

Family Journey

10 Days, 9 Nights

Families head off on private tours in France for unforgettable reunions. Couples get the one-of-a-kind honeymoons they dreamed of. Old friends who never see enough of each other spend a week together. Colleagues fulfill their educational or professional travel needs in style. Those are all perfect scenarios for Private Journeys. Be inspired by one of these stories or call us with your own unique idea. We're all about adapting to the needs of every guest!

4 Couples on 8 Private Tours in 8 Years

Friends who travel together stay close. These are the kinds of friends we'd all like to have: the couple have arranged for their group of friends from Brooklyn and New Jersey to travel with us each year for the last eight years. Trips are always a custom variation on one or more of our existing trips. They prefer to walk a little less and spend more time on cultural and museum explorations. Trips have included multiple private tours of Italy (including Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily), France, Turkey and Greece, Spain, the UK, and Alaska.

Grad-Level Professionals Complete Their Degrees
A major East Coast university ends a two-year graduate-level agri-business program with a professional travel experience. Classic Journeys arranged a week-long Private Journey to Costa Rica. The goal of the visits is to explore the agriculture, infrastructure and culture of the region visited, and the close cultural connections we establish in each region enabled us to construct a targeted itinerary in record time. The 27-person private tour of Costa Rica based on our cultural walking adventure featured face-to-face visits with small-scale farmers and cooperatives, a dinner with the former President of Costa Rica in his home, as well as visits to directors of the central bank, the main post office, a university, and a hospital. Our local guide is himself a farmer who has degrees in biology and international relations. The activities he led included rain forest walks and a picnic lunch serenaded by the Costa Rican National Symphony. Powered by that success, the university subsequently commissioned Classic Journeys to create a similar travel program to Italy.

A Family Re-defines the Family Reunion
After traveling with Classic Journeys to the Czech Republic and Austria, two of our favorite guests asked us to create a trip for their extended family of 15 (teenagers through grandparents). Their destination was the belt of islands north of Seattle—the San Juan and Orcas Islands on the U.S side and Canada's Vancouver Island. Their memorable family gathering featured sea kayaking with Orca whales, zodiac rides along the coast, swimming in hot spring pools under waterfalls, rainforest walks, a guided visit to Butchart Gardens, and a sea plane ride from San Juan Island to Victoria on Vancouver Island. They've now joined us on five trips in all, including a second Private Journey for the family to Costa Rica.

Parishioners Celebrate a Priest's 50th Anniversary
Travel is a fantastic way for friends, neighbors or family to celebrate a landmark event. Dozens of guests from a single parish preceded a private tour to Tuscany and the Cinque Terre with a custom tour of Rome. Of course, we arranged a Papal visit, as well as two days in Venice at the end of the journey. The tour—organized by one industrious member of the parish—included free space for the priest whose anniversary it commemorates. Classic Journeys provided marketing material so that a group of about 150 interested households could receive information on the trip. We also provided expert support from our Tour Operations Coordinator so that prospective travelers could ask questions before reserving.

A Custom Honeymoon to Remember
One couple took the most enviable month-long honeymoon. At their request, Classic Journeys assigned a dedicated team of colleagues to research and prepare itinerary options and to implement the program. The final journey included elements from our Thailand tour and Vietnam & Cambodia tour. The highlights they'll reminisce about for years included visiting local hill tribes by boat, a day learning to be an elephant trainer, a private balloon ride over Angkor Wat, and river rafting in Bali. Accommodations included the Four Seasons in Bali and the Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor.

Like-Minded Ladies on Agent-Sponsored Travel Series
For a travel agent who has been traveling with us since 1998, Classic Journeys has organized eight different private guided tours to destinations she selects for her female clientele. The emphasis is on lots of high-energy walking options every day, while not giving up any of our cultural interactions, guided shopping time, as well as great food, wine and accommodations each night. The group has traveled with us on private tours to France, Italy, Vietnam & Angkor Wat, Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, India, and Croatia's Istrian Peninsula. In 2009, they headed to Morocco, on a tour customized with a cooking instruction at a private farm in the Middle Atlas Mountains, henna painting and a pottery-making workshop.

A Multi-Generational Trip of a Lifetime
We're happy to be as creative and extravagant as your circumstances permit. Classic Journeys recently crafted a custom tour of Italy ranging from the Amalfi Coast to Rome for a family of 16 that included grandparents, plus adult daughters, their husbands and the grandchildren. Ages were 3 months to 70s. We paired five days from our Amalfi Family Journey with 5 custom days in Rome. Arrangements included four full-time guides, two minicoaches, and a full-time nanny. We even took over a 5-star villa hotel for five nights for the family's private use and chartered a yacht for a day of exploring along the Amalfi Coast. In Rome, we arranged a private visit to the Vatican and its museums including the Sistine Chapel.

Graduate School Alumni Explore Ancient Rome’s Architecture
The challenge: Create a professional-caliber exploration of some of the Roman Empire’s finest landmarks for the alumni of a university’s engineering school. And blend the technical with the cultural pleasures of Italian travel to create an itinerary that the pros and their traveling companions would all enjoy. Classic Journeys arranged private visits to key sites in Rome, Naples, Pompeii and Campania. We engaged leading experts in engineering, architecture and history. And we included the full time services of a local guide to offer insights into contemporary ltalian life—and to provide alternate activities in spectacular locales like Positano and Ravello. Read about more alumni travel programs

 

Our custom tours can start on any day of the year

Let us adapt a custom tour from any of our walking, culinary or family tours to fit your schedule and special interests.

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Try a custom culinary tour

In Italy, France and the Napa Valley, our gourmet experiences include cooking instructions, private wine tastings and more.

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Private family tours you'll all love

France, Italy, Costa Rica, Morocco, Canada and the USA are all perfectly suited for the whole family.

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Travel solo in the best of company

We welcome solo travel on our escorted walking tours with single supplements that are the lowest you’re likely to find anywhere.

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Go a little off the grid

The ultimate luxury is in escaping the crowds. On all of our walking tours we get to the places the tourists don’t go.

Our small groups offer
more options

Fewer guests give us more flexibility. We always offer alternate walks, time off for relaxing, and other options at no extra cost.

Try our tasty culinary tours of 
Italy

Like eating as much as walking? Culinary tours in Italy visit Amalfi and Tuscany, where you learn from local chefs and mangia bene!

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