Elevating the Experience of Travel
River cruises are growing in popularity because they offer an intimately unique way to see the world. They’re available in every country; they are much smaller than your large cruise lines; they port is some of the world’s most beautiful cities allowing you to take land-based excursions; the cuisine is high-end; and they can be all-inclusive.
Europe and Africa are popular river cruising destinations, but no matter where you want to travel, we can help ensure you do so comfortably by handling the planning details.
Safaris are prized for both their exotic nature and adventurous spirit. Essentially a trip within a trip, safari travel requires longer periods of time and, typically, larger budgets. Safaris vary, some including amazing lodging and culinary options. Depending on what your desired takeaway from your vacation experience is, we’ll help customize a package to meet your needs.
Group and Escorted Tours
While traveling with your own agenda is enjoyable, many people like to include escorted tours. We find you can often learn more about the history, culture, food and people of a new place with a local guiding you.
Group tours are also an excellent way to travel through cities where you want to visit several museums or landmarks. Or, if you’re planning an adventure trip, guides can ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable.
Bucket List Trips
Bucket list trips can be taken at any age and in any number – solo, couples or group travel. Some of our favorite bucket list destinations and experiences include:
- Australia and New Zealand
- Thailand and Bali
- World cruise
- Cooking classes in Tuscany
One way to elevate the experience of lodging on your vacation is to opt for a villa, as opposed to a singe hotel room or cruise cabin. Villas can be procured within resort travel destinations, or if you’re looking for a more intimate experience, we can help you find something more tucked away.
Villas often include sitting rooms, kitchens, outdoor areas and for larger parties, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. This is great for family vacations and group travel because they allow everyone to lodge together in a home-away-from-home type of space.
Wine Country Excursions
We’ve worked with countless clients to arrange wine country vacations that surpass the average tour and tasting – although winery tours and tastings are typically top on people’s list when traveling to an area where vintners shape the landscape. Whether you’re flying to a foreign destination, such as France or Italy, to experience their amazing wine culture, or you prefer to drive up the California coast and sip wines made in the United States, About Going Places can ensure you have the transportation, accommodations and planned experiences to fulfill your wine country vacation desires.
We’ve planned fantastic ski vacations within the United States, where there are tons of resorts and destinations to enjoy the slopes, but Club Med accommodations, French ski resorts and breathtaking views in the Italian Alps attract passionate ski travelers, as well.
Some clients require lessons, equipment rentals and unique services that are only necessary when planning a ski vacation, and we can help ensure every detail is fully covered so you can enjoy the snow and scenery.
Over the many years we’ve been in the business of travel planning, we’ve built great relationships with some of the world’s top-line, luxury cruise providers.
Some of these include:
- Oceana Cruises
- Seabourn Cruises
- Silversea Cruises
- Crystal Cruises
- Windstar Cruises
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Traveling is all about the experience – About Going Places can expertly manage the intricacies of planning your trip so the experience and the memories it creates are what remains with you.
Culinary and Wine Tours
One of the best parts about travel is experiencing the culinary culture of a different place. Food travel is growing in popularity, and About Going Places can build specific experiences for wine and food lovers alike. Napa Valley, Burgundy, South Africa, Truffle Festivals … the world is your oyster! Whether domestically or abroad, we can help you identify both popular, revered restaurants, as well as those tucked away treasures where you’re sure to dine on the area’s most traditional cuisine.