Our Journeys

Our Clients


Eighty percent of our trips are specially designed for families, groups of friends, clubs, and associations. Designing adventures to meet your unique needs is our pleasure.

Clubs and Associations: Imagine a reunion with your sorority sisters while adventuring from Paris to Barcelona, marveling at magnificent castles, wine tasting at countryside vineyards, and experiencing the world’s most famous works of art. Envision hiking the trails of Umbria with other lovers of the outdoors, while learning the natural and cultural history of your surroundings and taking in breathtaking views. Imagine watching famous operas in a first century A.D. Roman amphitheater, taking part in one of the most well known jazz festivals in the world in Umbria, and reveling in as many dance and drama performances as you can find with other music enthusiasts.

We have had the pleasure of designing trips like these for the past 10 years for a wonderful array of respected clubs and organizations, including: The Metropolitan Club of San Francisco, the Multnomah Athletic Club of Portland, Sierra Club (for whom we designed a well-loved “Hiking the Franciscan Trail” adventure, as well as other active journeys to Sicily, Southern Italy, Northern Italy, and Slovenia), Museo ItaloAmericano of San Francisco, Stanford Alumni Women’s Club of the East Bay, and Chi Omega Sorority. In addition, several wine makers have asked us to introduce their best clients to the Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese wines on our famed Wine triangle trips.

Families and Groups of Friends: Imagine getting the family together to explore the lands of your ancestors, with activities specially planned to keep travelers of all ages happy! Envision gathering your “foodie” friends to sample the best delicacies of Italy, while learning how olive oil is made and practicing secret recipes in cooking classes. Picture planning your dream wedding in an exclusive Italian palace! We can make it happen!

Companies, Educational Societies, and Other Groups: Have you ever wished you could organize that corporate event, that academic conference, or that continuing education conference in a way that wouldn’t keep you stuck in a dark room all day? Take your event on the road! Not only can we help you find the perfect, quaint, refreshing place for you to do business, we’ll help you make an exciting travel experience for your group, who will forever thank you for making work feel fun! We are also very happy to help you design incentive trips, or other sorts of “post- work” adventures.

Building tailor-made trips centered on your interests — from food and wine, to nature and hiking, to art, culture, and history, to relaxation — is our strength and joy. Take a look at our website to explore examples of adventures we’ve designed, and to get the creative juices flowing. Check out our photo gallery to get a taste of all the fun we can have together, and contact us to discuss your ideas!

Please check here for the latest Covid-19 travel updates

Dear Friends & Travelers,

The safety and well-being of our clients is our top priority.

We have been closely monitoring the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and relying on recommendations from the US State Department, CDC, World Health Organization, and other relevant authorities at home and abroad. Based on the latest developments, we have made the difficult decision, in coordination with our trip hosts and partners, to reschedule all departures starting on or before December 31, 2020.

We want to assure you that we are making every effort to do the right thing for our clients, partners, and local vendors in this time of uncertainty, and we look forward to sharing our passion for experiencing the world with you by offering the following options:

1. Join your group’s alternate date
We are offering each of our affected groups a future alternate date and will gladly transfer your reservation to this date.
2. Reschedule your trip on a different Customized Journeys departure
If the alternate date for your program does not work for you, we are happy to work with you to find a different date, private trip, or future program that will suit your needs and interests.
3. Receive a Future Travel Credit (FTC)
If your preference is to wait to make a decision, we will put your reservation on hold and apply your funds toward a future Customized Journeys travel program of your choosing. This FTC is valid for 2 years from your original departure date.

We share your disappointment and appreciate your understanding during this challenging time. As the situation continues to evolve, we have learned that what makes sense today may be different tomorrow. Our planning could be further adjusted, and we will update you as we continue to work through developments. In the meantime, we’d like you to know that we are reviewing every aspect of how we run our trips with the intent of safeguarding the health and well-being of our clients.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information to help with your decision process.

Thank you for your commitment and understanding.

The Customized Journeys team