Small Group Tours

Are you a “traveler” rather than a “tourist”? Prefer experiences over sightseeing?

Join one of our curated small group tours, rich in local culture, customs and natural surroundings, always with a bit of adventure.

 

The perfect blend of planned activities and independent time with a great group of like minded travelers.

You will bring back memories to last a lifetime!

*All pricing is per person based on double occupancy. Solo rooms available, please call. Please note on some tours pricing may vary due to group numbers.

2022 Tours – Come Travel With Me

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Come Travel With Me

I Will Host These Tours

Departures will be guaranteed once we reach the required number of travelers (15 maximum)

All pricing is based on double occupancy. I will match same gender roommates for solo travelers.

Pricing does not include airfare or gratuities unless noted. Some pricing is approximated until full tour details can be finalized.

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Walking The Whisky Trail In Scotland

September 18 – 25, 2022

$1975

What better way to enjoy Scotland’s magnificent countryside and delicious Scotch whiskey all in one tour! Come walk with us, there is something for everyone! 

This is a “gentle” hike designed with the part-time hiker in mind.

Stop and take photos, meet the locals and enjoy a long lunch, things as important as the hike itself.

Average Hiking Distance: 16-17km (10-10.5 miles) per day 

Average Hiking Time: 4-6 hours per day

Star Flyer Clipper ship

Athens to Malta Sailing Escape

October 15 – 23, 2022

$2400 starting cabin level

Come sail with me as I host a beautiful sailing voyage from Greece, through Sicily and to Malta. 

A true clipper ship, the Star Flyer projects her proud heritage in every inch of her polished brass and gleaming brightwork. Step aboard this unique vessel and discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day.

We will sail from Athens, stopping along the Greece coastline, then cross the sea to Sicily with 2 stops and finally end in Malta with 2 stops. Weather during this season is mid 70’s, comfortable and delightful for exploring, swimming and relaxing in the sun. 

We have wonderful amenities like pre-paid gratuities, $100 per person on board credit.

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Essence of Burgundy & Provence

November 10-17, 2022

$3459 starting cabin level

Indulge in French flavors on a palate-pleasing itinerary that highlights the essence of France’s Burgundy and Provence. Uncover the Roman history of Chalon-sur Saône and delight in charming Tournus with its towering Romanesque abbey and historic apothecary shop. Visit French châteaux from Provence to Burgundy, taste your way through the French culinary capital of Lyon and visit the Papal Palace in Avignon. While you’ll get more than a taste of Burgundy and Provence during this itinerary, the essence of these destinations will linger on your palate – and in your heart – for a lifetime!

2023 Tours – Come Travel With Me

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Come Travel With Me!

I Will Host These Tours

Departures will be guaranteed once we reach the required number of travelers (15 maximum)

All pricing is based on double occupancy. I will match same gender roommates for solo travelers. 

Pricing does not include airfare or gratuities unless noted. Some pricing is approximated until full tour details can be finalized. 

 

Star Flyer Clipper ship

Fun in the Sun Sailing on Star Clippers in the Caribbean

February 4-11, 2023

Starting at $2345 per person

By February, we are ready for a break from winter! Even if you live in a warmer destination, sailing on Star Clippers is an experience not to be missed! We will sail the Leeward islands in the Caribbean, St. Maarten, Nevis, Dominica, Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, Antigua, St. Barts, returning to St. Maarten. Sail these lesser traveled islands, exploring them and the sea surrounding them via our beautiful sailing ship! Come relax, enjoy water sports, experience the islands and get away from winter!

Bomarzo gardens Italy

Exploring the Gardens Of Italy

An L & L Garden Tour – Hosted by Lorraine & Layanee

April 15-24 2023

$4925 per person

Immerse in the gardens of Italy from Rome to Lake Como. Visit the gardens of Popes, Emperors, Prince and Princesses. Gardens designed in past centuries, full of romance, architectural delights, Renaissance statues, and splendid landscapes.

From Rome to Florence, Tuscany and ending in Lake Como, some gardens you will visit are Orto Botanico di Roma, Hadrian’s Villa, the Gardens of Ninfa, the monsters of Bomarzo, Torrigiani private gardens, the Medici gardens, Villa Torrigiani, the Villa Melzi Gardens in Bellagio and the terraced gardens of Villa Carlotta, plus MUCH more.

 

 

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Flavors of Portugal and Spain

May 23-30, 2023

$4059 starting cabin level per person

Set sail in Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges” and gateway to the Douro River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with rambling vineyards and charming quintas, which cling to the steep sides of the river. Taste wines from these vineyards and discover the timeless traditions of Portuguese winemaking throughout your journey. End your cruise in the golden-hued city of Salamanca.

On an AMAWaterways river cruise, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

Add a few days at the beginning to explore Lisbon and at the end to explore Madrid. 

 

Powis Castle Gardens

Exploring the Gardens Of Wales

An L & L Garden Tour – Hosted by Lorraine & Layanee

August 10-18, 2023

$3129 per person

From our hotel base in Llandrindod Wells, we will set out each day to explore the gardens of Wales. From public gardens to private homes, we have curated a variety of gardens, considering various designs, unique features, Welch culture and architecture, and gardener talent. You will visit private gardens in local homes, visit with the gardeners, learn their methods, ask them questions and get ideas for your own garden.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Powys Castle, and Aberglasney Gardens are public gardens  you will explore. Each day you can expect to view 2-5 gardens. We are also treated to wonderful tea and cakes by many of our hosts.

Our garden tours offer experiences not to be missed. You don’t have to be a gardener to enjoy the trip!

 

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Croatia - From the Islands to the Historical Mainland

September 2-12, 2023

Approx. $3975 per person

Croatia is a magical place. Seas of blues and greens, clear to the bottom, experience sailing the coastline exploring some of the islands of Dalmatia. Each island offers different experiences, from wine tasting to hiking or biking, enjoy the tastes of the sea and the beauty of the scenery. Then move to the mainland and explore the living history museums, Diocletian’s Palace and Dubrovnik’s Old Town. You will be astounded at the beauty of this country and the warmth and caring of the people who live there.

We will sail on a small ship from Dubrovnik north stopping at various islands and port cities. Then we will move to a coach and hotels as we drive back to Dubrovnik exploring important cities and sites.

 

 

 

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Normandy, Mont St. Michele and Northern France

October 7-15 2023

$2875 per person

From Paris we will board our coach to the north of France. Stopping in Giverny, stroll the gorgeous gardens of Claude Monet, ending the day in a small town on the north coast of France. Spend 2 days following the iconic footsteps of heroes on the beaches of Normandy, where Allied Forces stormed the beach with courage and heroism in World War II. We can’t miss magical Mont Saint Michel where we will visit the abbey and explore this tidal island. Last stop Rouen to walk the cobblestoned pedestrian center with medieval half-timbered houses, visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame, much-painted by Impressionist Claude Monet, and learn about Joan of Arc and her short, but eventful life. We will return to Paris to fly home.

2023 Tours – Small Group Tours

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Small Group Tours

Custom designed tours for small groups of like minded couples, solos, and travel buddies.

These tours are scheduled for specific dates. Departures are guaranteed.

A local in destination tour guide will host throughout the tour. 

All pricing is based on double occupancy. You will be matched to a same gender roommate. Solo supplements may be required for solo rooms.

Pricing does not include airfare or gratuities, unless noted. Some pricing is approximated until full tour details can be finalized.

 

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Safari in Tanzania

February 20, 2023

$4500

 

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Escape To Portugal

April 2023

$2549

 

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Escape To Morocco

Multiple Dates

$850.00

Details Coming Soon

 

 

Pyramids Giza Egypt

Ancient Egypt With a Nile River Cruise

Multiple Dates

$2999

Details coming soon

 

2023 Tours – You Choose The Date

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Choose The Date You Can Travel

Multiple tour dates available.

Love the trip but the dates don’t work for you? These trips are client favorites and other dates are available or choose a specific date for your group.

 

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Escape to Costa Rica - Volcanoes & Beaches

$2775

Details coming soon

Multiple Dates

 

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Machu Picchu - Hiking the Inca Trail

 $2699

Details coming soon

Multiple Dates

Machu Picchu

Escape to the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

$2899

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Multiple Dates

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Hiking the Annapurna Loop - Himalayas

Includes Chitwan National Park

$1725

Details coming soon

Multiple Dates

How I choose suppliers to partner with…

I have some specific criteria for selecting the suppliers I partner with to offer tours to my valued clients.

  • They must use local guides and suppliers.
  • They must make sustainable travel a priority. For example, the GAdventure Ripple Score.
  • Activities must be hands on, off the beaten path, and soft adventure (no athletics required).
  • A good mix of down time and experience time.
  • They work with travel advisors and value our expertise, loving care of our clients and mutual support.
  • Pricing enables a good 4 star experience without breaking the bank for my clients.
  • Solo travelers are supported with no or low single supplements.
  • Groups are small, under 16 people.

You will note, I use GAdventures for many of my tours. They meet all of the above criteria. G has a great cancellation policy (offering you a chance to use your deposit if you must cancel a trip anytime during your lifetime and you can even choose to transfer it to another person). G offers a loyalty program once you travel on one of their trips. I do appreciate your booking your GAdventures tours through me. There is no difference in pricing and I will help you match your interests to the best tour and  ensure all of your details are in order.

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