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Confidence & Cleanliness

Health & Safety

25 years built on a respect for, and protection of, the world and its people

Many companies tell you that they are well-connected and then they hand off the operations of your trip to another company they pay to operate your vacation. That’s one way to operate a tour company, certainly, but it’s not the Classic Journeys’ way. We’re the best at small group travel and have been so for 25 years.

Safe Travel Protocols

Small, local, well-connected mean more than ever

Our tour leaders are LOCAL to the countries and places where they guide our trips. That means you travel with real, well-connected friends when you travel with Classic Journeys. You’ll stay in small boutique properties that are often owner operated by people we know personally and talk to daily about health, safety and your enjoyment on tour. And in a time when you are looking for a genuinely small group experience, our average group size of just eight guests is truly the most boutique in an industry that talks a lot about ‘small group travel’.

A guide leading a tour through a canyon.

Adventure Travel Trade Association

Health & Safety Guidelines

Classic Journeys is the longest serving member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), the leading industry group in the adventure travel industry. When the ATTA updated those protocols for travel during and post COVID, they turned to us and our decades of experience to access best practices around the world from our local guides and hoteliers, then melded those with advice from infectious disease experts, the CDC, WHO and local governments to create a global community consensus on health and safety guidelines for adventure activities. We actively follow these guidelines for healthy and safe practices for our guests and all members of the worldwide Classic Journeys community.

Traveling with ‘RESPECT’

You’ve found the perfect way to experience our world’s precious and fragile beauty, today and tomorrow. Join us, we use RESPECT as one of our guiding principles for how we travel on our small group cultural adventures.

  • Roam Responsibly.  We explore thoughtfully and responsibly, maintaining the utmost respect for everyone and everything we encounter.
  • Educate Ourselves.  We research and create our trips in conjunction with our expert local guides, making sure to be knowledgeable about local community concerns, norms and traditions.
  • Safety First. We follow public health directives from government officials. And we take all necessary steps to minimize health risks to ourselves and those we encounter along our explorations.
  • Preserve Places.  We protect and nurture the outdoor spaces and cultural icons we visit, by maintaining a light footprint at every turn and paying special attention to delicate ecosystems.
  • Embrace Community.  We support local businesses to ensure the long-term prosperity of the places we visit.
  • Celebrate Culture.  We immerse ourselves into the diverse local cultures and embrace the traditions and practices we encounter in our travels.
  • Teach Others. We lead by example and share these practices with fellow travelers, knowing that travel should and can be a force for good.
women in Cinque Terre
Amalfi Coast.

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If you’re seeking a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience that’s tailor-made for you and yours, look no further. Drop us a line today and see how we can work together to fine-tune the details of your dream journey.