Custom Travel Planning
I should tell you a little bit about my custom travel planning services so you know what to expect and see if we’re a good fit for your upcoming trip! My mission is to offer an extremely high level of personalized service. The trips I put together are all tailor-made to fit your personal travel style & budget. That means no large groups or prepackaged trips. Every single trip I coordinate is unique and tailored specifically to you. I want to make everything as seamless as possible so all you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself!
So how does custom travel planning work exactly?
I start with an initial phone or email consultation free of charge to find out more about yourself and the trip you have in mind. Together, we will look at who is traveling, the desired pace of the trip, as well as your interests and “must-see” places or experiences you want included. I will send you some questions asking about your trip expectations, special interests and your budget. I then follow up by email with a rough outline of the trip I have in mind for you. If at this point you decide you’d like to work together, I will ask for a deposit to get started on a more accurate estimate with your travel dates, contacting hotels and local suppliers to get a more detailed estimate and itinerary that shows a day-by-day program, transport options & travel times, hotel recommendations, guided tours and activities, etc. The deposit covers time spent putting the estimate together and will go towards the overall trip planning costs.
We will fine tune the itinerary until it’s just right, making as many changes as needed. I’ll then make all arrangements and bookings on your behalf and invoice you for 50% of the total trip cost with the remaining balance will be due one month prior to your departure. I pay all suppliers directly so you don’t have to worry about making overseas payments or carrying cash.
About 3-4 weeks before your departure, I’ll send you a very detailed itinerary with everything you need for your trip including free time sightseeing suggestions, dining recommendations and local insider tips. I’m happy to book any restaurants for you. I will be available 24/7 while you are traveling in case you need assistance.
Custom Travel Planning Fees
As each itinerary is customized, so are my trip planning fees, which depend on how complex the trip is, how many travelers, how many destinations, etc. Please contact me for more details.