Customwalks specializes in designing customized trips for private groups. Let us put together a personalized tour for you and your family or friends.
There are many advantages to a custom trip as it allows you to go where you want, with whom you want and when you want. Cost is also an important consideration. With a customized trip you can have Europe’s finest hotels and cuisine or choose a mix of more affordable hotels and B&Bs. Do you prefer gentle strolls or invigorating hikes? It’s your trip, so you set the pace.
We help you develop a trip around your schedule and according to your wishes. You may book any one of our regularly scheduled departures or choose dates that better fit your schedule. Or we can create a trip to suit your private group. You decide the type of accommodations, the difficulty level of the walks/rides, and of course where and when you would like to travel. We do everything else for you so you don’t have to worry, before and during your trip.
We can customize a trip to incorporate special events such as cooking classes, winery tours and tastings, visits to local artisans and artists, and guided visits of historical towns, villas and chateaux.
FOOD AND WINE: Great food and wine are an integral part of European life, so they naturally play a starring role in all of our trips. We go to great lengths to ensure that you experience authentic local cuisine as well as the best dishes that a particular chef has to offer. Sometimes tasting the food and wine is not enough! You maybe curious to know the history and background of regional dishes and wines and may even want to recreate these wonderful meals at home. This is why we organize cooking lessons both with professional chefs and local grandmothers so you can learn their secrets. Wine also has a fascination for many, so tours and tastings at famous wineries and local wine bars are part of every trip.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF US! WE HAVE BEEN EVERYWHERE!
Unlike many other travel companies, we actually live full-time in Europe. Between Brett, Claire, Manu and our guides we have led literally HUNDREDS of trips throughout Europe and Turkey. If there is a place you want to go somewhere in Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Turkey or Croatia, chances are we have already run trips there. This means we already know where to go, and also what to avoid! Take advantage of our knowledge and experience. Pick a destination and drop us a line, letting us know what you want, and we will be more than happy to develop a customized tour for you. We have run trips in all of the destinations listed below.
In France: Alsace, Brittany, Burgundy, Champagne, Conque and Lot, the Dordogne (Dordogne Walk, Dordogne Bike), Haute Savoie, the Loire Valley, the Alps, Provence (Provence Walk, Provence Bike), Medoc wine country, Normandy, the Basque country, and the island of Corsica.
In Italy: the Dolomites (Dolomites Hike, Dolomites Family), Tuscany (Tuscany Walk, Tuscany Bike, and Tuscan Coast Bike), Umbria (Umbria Bike), Venice and the Veneto (Venice to Bologna Bike), Italian Lakes Walk, Ligurian Coast (Cinque Terre Walk), Barolo & Piedmont by bike, Puglia (Puglia Bike, Puglia Walk), the Amalfi Coast (Amalfi Walk),Sicily, and the Aeolian Islands.
Other: hike and sail on our Turkey & Istanbul walking trip; hike or bike and sail the Dalmatian islands on our Croatia Walk or Croatia Bike trips; we have three tours in Greece (bike the Peloponnese, hike the Cyclades Islands, and hike and sail the Dodecanese islands); and we have a new bike tour in Slovenia.
Toll free Canada & USA
please note this will ring through to our office in Italy and will be answered between 09:00 and 18:00 Italian time.
(+64) 3 3375951
(+39) 0577 749198
Italian operations office
You can also leave a message, but communication by email is more reliable because during the season we are often on tour, and not in the office.