FAQ ( Frequently Asked Questions )

Q:     Can you create a custom journey for me?
    Want to arrange a private tour for your family, friends or business or alumni organization? We'll be glad to help—by creating a special edition of a tour you see on our website, or a totally unique itinerary based on the destinations and activities you want to include. Please call us at or email us with your wish list and let us help you plan an unforgettable vacation.

Q:     What is the best way to book airfare for my trip?
    Based on feedback from our guests and our own travel experiences, we've found the following online search engines to be very helpful for investigating and ticketing airfare to and from each of our trips. Each company has a toll-free number that you can call to speak with a real person if you prefer to do that rather than going on-line via your computer. Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

   • Expedia:    www.Expedia.com, 1-800-397-3342 or 1-404-728-8787
   • Orbitz:    www.Orbitz.com, 1-888-656-4546 or 1-312-416-0018
   • Travelocity:    www.travelocity.com, 1-888-872-8356

Q:     Will my rooms have a private bath?
    Since our tour packages are off the beaten path, involving a lot of rural areas where the living standards are not very good. Therefore, there may not be a private bath in some accommodation.

Q:     I am vegetarian or have dietary restrictions. Can you handle this?
    Yes! An important minority of our guests are vegetarians, for example. Prior to any trip, we’ll send you a detailed pre-trip questionnaire. This is designed to provide us information on your expectations and any special requests or requirements you may have. In that pre-trip questionnaire, we ask you to advise us if you have any dietary restrictions, limitations or preferences. We’ll ask you to be as specific in that as possible. (For example, if you are vegetarian, let us know if that means you do not eat meat and poultry but you do eat fish, only legumes, etc.) We then pass that information along to our guides and restaurants so that you do not have to worry about it during the trip. If you have specific concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us. We can accommodate most dietary requests, so please do not hesitate to let us know so that we can make your trip exceptional.

Q:     How do you ensure the quality of your guided adventure tours?
    We research and develop our own walking, culinary and family vacations from the ground up. We hire expert local guides who are well-connected in their regions. They help create our tours so they have a personal interest in your satisfaction. We encourage guides to react to your interests and to unexpected events (like a one-day festival or an invitation into a home) to make your trip unique. Finally, we ask for and pay careful attention to comments from our guests. We use input from previous travelers to make sure your Classic Journey meets—and exceeds—your expectations.

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