How We Work

We plan trips with care – all of them. Every trip receives our collective wisdom. Our team has experience travelling in over 80 countries.

Our process is collaborative: imagine a combination of coffee, maps and enthusiasm. Once we’ve mapped out a trip, we add the fun stuff—tables we love, the right expert, festivals and markets. Lastly, we open the curtain to your personalized trip.



Stage 1: Kick-off CHAT

Think of this as our first date. (It’s on us!) You tell us a bit about what you’re looking for, and we tell you a little about our expertise. If the chemistry feels right, we commit to work together.

Stage 2: INITIAL BLUE SKY PLAN + deposit

The Blue Sky stage involves a more detailed conversation to assess your travel needs and create your wish list. We go away to do some research and talk to our preferred partners. And then we present you with a sketch of your custom trip plan.

If you like where it’s heading, we proceed to in-depth trip planning and we ask for a non-refundable deposit of $250, which covers the initial Blue Sky planning stage.

Our Fees:

  • $750 fee per household for trips of one week or less.

  • Add $500 for each additional week (two weeks: $1,250; three weeks: $1,750).

  • Last-minute travel is subject to additional fees (according to destination).

  • *All fees subject to HST.


Now we really get into the details: where you’ll stay, what you’ll do and, of course, how you’ll get there – plus all the special extras we weave into your trip to make it a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Your plan includes:

  • A unique web page where you can see your itinerary unfold.

  • A “budget pulse” updating you on costs.

  • Full assistance, if you wish, with flight bookings ($80/ticket), insurance and travel visas.

Stage 4: on the road

Before you know it, you’re on your way – and enjoying all the dimensions of the trip you envisioned, thanks to our highly experienced guides and experts on the ground.

Your trip includes:

  • Support all along your route from Travel Impresario’s trusted partners.

  • Access to our network of local experts, who share their deep knowledge of the region.

  • A custom-designed booklet with all of the information you need to relax and enjoy your trip.

Personalized trip itinerary website  (see a sample!)

Personalized trip itinerary website (see a sample!)

Custom trip booklet.

Our Partnerships Mean More Perks for You

Travel Impresarios is affiliated with TravelEdge, a member of VIRTUOSO. That makes us a preferred partner for the many of the finest hotels in the world. You can book these hotels online yourself, but if you book through us you’ll get upgrades and added amenities that make your stay even better. Why wouldn’t you want that? Ask us about it!


In September 2019, we were delighted to be invited to attend the first ever Four Seasons Illume event for Preferred Partner World Top Performers.