Welcome to TRAVEL DESIGNS!

We’re sure that you’ll agree: The main reasons for traveling are enjoyment and the enrichment of our lives.

The quality of your travel experience is essential to achieve these goals. And it is quality that inspires our travelers to return to Travel Designs again and again!

For nearly 25 years, Travel Designs has been drawing on our knowledge and familiarity with Europe, Southeast Asia, and on this side of the Atlantic to create distinctive journeys that meet our travelers’ interests and high expectations.

Singular itineraries are our forte, always including unexpected and out-of-the-ordinary pleasures, the result of imaginative and careful planning, supported by meticulous attention to detail.

Destinations are limited to those with which we have personal experience and where we have priceless personal contacts that are crucial to providing experiences that our travelers could not have on their own.

An important aspect of every Travel Designs escorted small group tour is that we are in touch with our travelers from the moment they reserve space on one of our tours until its conclusion. We lead every Travel Designs escorted tour ourselves.

If you enjoy the luxury of a small group and have a wide range of interests – from art, architecture, ancient civilizations, gardens and history to spectacular mountains and lakes, regional cuisine, fine wines, and lesser-traveled routes through lovely countryside – and you are an inquisitive and adventurous person who likes to expand your horizons through active and unusual travel in the company of a small, congenial group, then a Travel Designs tour is for you!

Upon request, we also organize self-led itineraries for family groups or small groups of friends who do not have the time themselves to plan a complicated trip and to make the necessary advance arrangements for hotels, local guides, special visits and, if desired, private transportation—and who wish to benefit from our years of experience.

In either instance, Travel Designs will provide you, your family and friends with exceptional value – and great memories to take home and to treasure.

Our upcoming tours are described on our Current Tours page.

Advance notice of tours “on the drawing board” is provided in our eNewsletter, sent periodically to individuals on our private mailing list. If you would like your name(s) added to our eNewsletter mailing list, please send us your contact information—and let us know how you found out about Travel Designs.

If you would like to engage Travel Designs to help you with an unescorted trip, please contact us directly at: info@travel-designs.com

“Your taste and judgment are impeccable. New insights to different cultures, different people, different times – this is really what travel is all about, and your trips achieve that.” – Kentucky

“This last trip [to Turkey] was one of the finest we have ever experienced. Thank you both for doing what you do so very well.” – North Carolina

“As always, your meticulous attention to detail and planning made the trip [to northern Italy] absolutely first class.” – New York

 “…it was a great trip [to Sicily]. This was our first group tour and it far exceeded any expectations that [we] might have had. We could not have done it without you. It was a great value.” – Virginia

 Truly, one of the nicest things about your tours is the companionship—not only with you two but with the other travelers.” – Georgia