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Our Tailored Luxury Process Revealed

Are you dreaming of a truly exceptional travel experience that celebrates your unique interests and preferences?


You might not even know where you want to go yet, but you know you want this trip to be special. This trip will be anything but cookie-cutter; this trip will celebrate you and your interests; this trip will pack a punch. Whether it’s a honeymoon, a milestone journey, an anniversary getaway, or a dream destination from your bucket list, we’re here to assist you every step of the way! Our Tailored Luxury service itinerary design process is crafted to suit your unique travel needs. And don’t worry if you’re not quite sure what those goals are just yet – we’re here to lend a hand and give our expert advice along the way. Let us show you how it works!

Step 1: Complimentary Discovery Call

Each Tailored Luxury trip begins with a complimentary consultative call where we learn more about your goals and vision for your trip. We’ll ask you questions about the types of adventure you’re looking for, what you want to take away from the trip, and define a desired budget. The more we know about you, the more personalization we can add to your ultimate itinerary. We are attentive to your preferences and needs and incorporate these elements into your itinerary as much as possible: anything from your favorite wine, and preferred method of travel, and knowing exactly when to set aside leisure time in your itinerary for “nap time” (for you or your kids)! By understanding your travel style, we are better able to make the right recommendations. It is these little details that allow us to present you with a fully curated itinerary. If we both feel our Tailored Luxury service is a mutual fit, we will move forward to the “Design” phase.

Step 2: Design & Itinerary

If planning the trip is as enjoyable for you as actually taking the trip, we get it! We don’t want to rob you of that fun, we want to make it even better. No more pulling out your hair trying to sift through 100,000+ internet search results – we can help target the destination research, make introductions to local experts, and help avoid the stressful parts of the design process so you can enjoy the daydreaming!

As a professional consultant, we specialize in designing a curated itinerary that is completely custom to each of our client’s unique travel styles and trip goals. This phase kicks off with a one-time $400 trip design fee. Not only does this fee cover our time and expertise, but it also includes up to 3 itinerary revisions, ensuring your itinerary fulfills every desire.

You Define Success

Your itinerary can be as detailed or as flexible as you want it to be. We can provide guidance for when it makes more sense for us to arrange a private experience or allocate some time for independent exploration. We’ll help you with:

  • Accommodations – we’ll help you pick the best hotels for your tastes… or maybe a residential villa, private yacht, or tented camp is more up your alley?
  • Planes, trains, ferries, and automobiles – we’ll help you get there and get around – either in style or in budget.
  • Activities and tours – we’ll match your interests with your destination – a homemade pasta cooking class with a local chef in their home, a private after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums, or exploring Lake Como from your vintage 1980 Alfa Romeo… you name it and we’ll find the best and most exclusive experience for you.
  • The final touches – we’ll help with everything from a packing list, restaurant suggestions, and a tipping guide so that you’re well prepared ahead of departure.

Step 3: Ready to Book

For direct hotel bookings, our compensation is already built into the commissionable rate and is paid to us by the hotel. In contrast, for custom itineraries through Tailored Luxury, we pass on NET pricing which is the negotiated, unpublished cost. Because of this, once you’re ready to book, we charge our commission separately at 20% of the total NET cost of the itinerary. While our pricing is certainly a reflection of our expertise since 2006, we also believe our pricing model allows for transparency and mutual trust.

But hold onto your (first class) seat, because this level of luxury doesn’t come cheap, as the cost of experiential luxury travel has increased dramatically. For a bespoke itinerary at 5-star hotels that include private touring and transportation, our clients should anticipate spending a minimum of $25,000 for a Tailored Luxury trip. Also keep in mind that the number of travelers, number of rooms and length of stay all impact the final price of any trip!

Pro-tip: While you’re “shopping” for a travel advisor, typically, many will include their compensation in the total trip cost without a breakdown of how much they are making (or in our case, “charging”). Through our unique pricing model, you know exactly who your money is going to and how much. We believe transparency builds trust and is the foundation of a mutually beneficial client/advisor relationship.

Our Advantage: Exceptional Partnerships
Our Advantage: Exceptional Partnerships

Our Advantage: Exceptional Partnerships

Aside from our destination knowledge, we also have great confidence in our partnerships with destination specialists and onsite tour operators around the world. We aspire to learn all we can about our vendors and their services so that we can connect your itinerary with the best partner and execute a dependable and quality itinerary on every trip.

Thanks to our strong partnerships with preferred vendors, we’re able to provide you with the utmost VIP experience. We enhance your journey by conveying your preferences and details to our vendors and collaborating with our partners to sprinkle a touch of extra magic throughout your trip. You’ll see the results of our valued partnerships during travel in both the large and small details – from a complimentary lunch at a notable cafe or surprise souvenir to an exceptional turn-down service at the end of a long day of touring.

We are proud to say that we have booked many incredible trips for our clients from a 7-week adventure through Europe & South Africa to a whirlwind journey of luxury and spirituality that included Tanzania, the Maldives, Bhutan, and Thailand. We’ve created incredibly romantic Italian honeymoons and a New England road trip that ended with a special marriage proposal. Ready for a challenge and backed with an incredible knowledge base from our strong relationships all over the world, we take you behind the red tape into a world of exclusivity, infused with surprises and lifelong memories.

Step 4: Sit Back, Relax, & Get Excited!

Leave the details to us. We are here to support your trip from start to finish. This service level ensures you will have an on-the-ground contact available to help you 24/7. With the level of planning that goes into this service, all you have to do is relax and enjoy your bucket list vacation.

The Person Behind the Magic

Courtney is our Tailored Luxury specialist and spends her days consulting and designing custom itineraries for our clients. Her background in event planning lends to a sharp eye for detail – anticipating things clients may not have realized they need. She leverages her expertise and close relationships with our suppliers and hoteliers around the world to turn our client’s travel dreams into vivid memories. She stays busy raising two adventurous boys and doing what she loves – traveling the world to learn more and exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations. Both her sons received passports at 4 months old and collected their first stamp before age 1. Some of Courtney’s favorite travel experiences include hiking in Patagonia, Chile, snowmobiling on glaciers in Iceland, an Amazon River Cruise in Peru, spotting monkeys in the Costa Rican jungle with her son & a safari in South Africa!

Ready to Start?

As professional consultants, we work with limited Tailored Luxury trips, allowing us to focus our full attention on this exclusive group of clients. If you’re ready to move forward with a Discovery Call, please fill out a Travel Request Form. We recommend getting started at least 6 months before your desired travel dates. This helps to ensure the best rates and availability.

Have a trip in mind but don’t think it fits under our Tailored Luxury service? No problem! You can view our range of services here. If you’re not sure what service level is best for you, feel free to fill out a Travel Request Form and we will assign you to the right team member.

Your dream “tailored” luxury trip is just a few steps away…

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