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Classic Journeys

4.9 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1996
Headquarters
  • La Jolla, California, USA
Trips
  • 10

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Classic Journeys Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

4.9 out of 5
Excellent 475 Great 20 Average 2 Disappointing 1 Terrible 1
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4.9 Guide:
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4.9 Lodging:
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4.9 Meals:
4.9

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Wonderful trip to Vietnam April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Wonderful trip to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Classic Journeys excelled in all aspects...
Lodging, tour guide, transportation, food and cultural education.

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Highly Recommend for Peru Family Vacation April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
All around an excellent experience!

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Classic Journeys When I Want a Great Travel Experience April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have taken three Classic Journey tours, and each have exceeded my expectations--great itineraries and accommodations, above all spectacular guides.

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This was my fourth trip with Classic… April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was my fourth trip with Classic Journeys and they are consistently excellent. Great locations, guides, lodging and of course out-of-the-ordinary cultural experiences. Highly recommended.

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Amazing Adventure in Costa Rica March 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
From beginning to end Classic Journeys was a joy to work with. Planning a family trip for nine (5 adults/4 teenagers) could have been a nightmare. However, Classic Journeys provided us with a dream vacation. Our guide was fantastic and our own comfortable van and driver made touring hassle-free. Costa Rica is rich with flora and fauna, glorious seaside to majestic volcanos, wonderful food and welcoming people. One of our highlights was a visit to a local K-6 school. The children performed for us and interacted with our family. A delightful experience. Go! You'll love it!!
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We have been on two trips with Classic… March 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We have been on two trips with Classic Journeys. Their guides have been superior as have been every aspect of their trips from planning to accommodations. We just finished a trip to New Zealand and our guide, Kreig Leitch, was incredible! Classic Journeys is well worth the expense.
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Stride Review

Classic Journeys began in 1995 and has since carved out a unique niche in the luxury travel market, providing high end travel with an adventurous twist, all over the world.

What Makes Them Stand Out

They describe themselves as having “sophisticated gusto” an apt way to get an idea of their travel style. It’s luxury travel but not the stuffy sort. In France, you might find yourself in the chateaux-lined Loire Valley or the lavender fields of Provence. In Italy, you might walk the Amalfi Coast or through Sardinia. In Southeast Asia, you can meet the locals while walking through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. In North America, you might explore Nova Scotia's coast or the streets of Savannah and Charleston. In Latin America, Cuba, Costa Rica, Belize and Chile are all possibilities. As Classic Journeys puts it: "We meet and mingle…in markets, vineyards, piazzas and homes." And always at a relaxed pace.

Who Travels With Them

Many of their customers are independent minded travelers who are fed up with planning the logistics. As such they focus on keeping an element of spontaneity in their trips. You’ll enjoy their itineraries if you enjoy unique local experiences combined with the luxury that comes with having everything expertly taken care of. Group size ranges between 10 and 18 on their walking, culinary, and family tours, and they can also arrange private custom itineraries.

Where Do They Operate

They arrange trips all over the globe, from South America to New Zealand. A majority of trips are in France, Italy, Canada, and the United States.

Why Travel With Them

They emphasise keeping the feeling of spontaneous, authentic local travel in their approach to guided travel. You can choose from between specialized itineraries in four main “buckets”: Cultural Walking Adventures, Culinary Tours, Family Multi-Sport, and Private Journeys. Local guides will provide a deeper perspective as you experience each destination from all sides, through unique and immersive cultural activities, never losing the element of luxury travel.

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From Classic Journeys

Our Approach to Luxury Adventure Travel:

At Classic Journeys, we travel with sophisticated gusto. We’re curious and a little impulsive. (Doesn’t that sound like you?) We approach a region with total enthusiasm for its people and culture. We take easy-going walks through their villages and fields and countryside. We relish the local cuisine and stay in the region’s finest inns. We meet and mingle…in their markets, vineyards, piazzas and homes.

Associations:

Adventure Travel Trade Association, 

Classic Journeys is proud to be a Travel + Leisure Magazine “World’s Best Tour Operator” for the last 11 years! 

Trips & Specials

If you organize a trip of 10 or more travellers (including yourself), your trip cost is on the house. You could save $5,000 or more depending on your itinerary and departure date. As the ringleader, you can keep the savings all to yourself or allocate them across all travellers to reduce everyone’s cost. It’s totally up to you.

9 days
Small Group Tour
Luxury - 5 star
Physical :
From: $ 4,995

Highlights

  • Walking from a rain forest on to Fox Glacier
  • Panning for gold
  • Cruising though spectacular Fiordland National Park
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10 days
Small Group Tour
Luxury - 5 star
Physical :
From: $ 4,895

Highlights

  • Biking past rice paddies on the Mekong Delta
  • Getting a personal mahout lesson on an elephant
  • Visiting a floating village in Halong Bay
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7 days
Small Group Tour
Luxury - 5 star
Physical :
From: $ 4,495

Highlights

  • Exploring seaside towns and bucolic villages
  • Living in luxury at a seaside Belle Epoque hotel
  • Challenging friendly locals to a game of pelota
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7 days
Small Group Tour
Luxury - 5 star
Physical :
From: $ 5,295

Highlights

  • Balancing top-notch instruction with breathtaking walks
  • Visiting exquisite villas with beautiful gardens
  • Pausing to learn how limoncello is made
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