Customwalks specializes in designing customized trips for private groups. Let us put together a personalized tour for you and your family or friends or, instead of tampering with perfection, simply book one of our regular tour itineraries just for you! To have a private departure of one of our "regular tours" we request a per person supplement that diminishes from pretty painful for two people (Sorry!) to barely noticeable once you reach six people. Beyond 7 people there is no supplement for a private tour. The cost of the supplement changes according to the tour, so let us know what tour is of interest to you, and we will let you know what the supplement will be. Private tours that are not 100% based on our regular tours will be priced according to the costs of the customized itinerary.

There are many advantages to a private tour as it allows you to go where you want, when you want, and with whom you want. You can of course customize a private tour as 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 can book 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 hotels, the difficulty of the walks, and you pick the date and destination. We do everything else for you so you don’t have to worry.

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 may be curious to know the history and background of regional dishes and wines and may even want to recreate these wonderful meals at home. We can 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.


Unlike many other travel companies, we actually live full-time in Europe. Between Brett, Claire, Manu and our guides we have led HUNDREDS of trips throughout Europe and New Zealand. If there is a place you want to go 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.


Italy: the Dolomites (Dolomites Hike, Dolomites Llight, Dolomites "Alta Villa," and Dolomites Family), Tuscany (Tuscany Walk, Tuscany Val d'Orcia Walk, Tuscany Bike, and Tuscan Coast Bike), Umbria (Umbria Bike), Venice and the Veneto (Venice to Bologna Bike), Lake Como, the Ligurian Coast (Cinque Terre Walk), Piedmont (Piedmont Walk and Piedmont Bike), Puglia (Puglia BikePuglia Walk), the Amalfi Coast (Amalfi Walk), Sicily and Sicily's Aeolian Islands, plus the island of Sardinia Walk and Sardinia Bike. We also have a bike tour that begins in Innsbruck (Austria) and goes through northern Italy to Verona.

France: we have walking and cycling tours in the Dordogne (Dordogne WalkDordogne Bike) and Provence (Provence WalkProvence Bike), as well as a walking tour on the beautiful island of Corsica, but we have also run tours in the Pyrénées, Normandy, the Basque country, Alsace, Brittany, Burgundy, Champagne, and the Medoc wine region. We have also developed many tours centered around the Tour de France bike race!

SpainAndalusia Walk and the historical Camino de Santiago walk along the pilgrimage trail, and our Andalusia and Mallorca Bike trip.

Greece: we have three walking tours in Greece (the Cyclades Islands, hike and sail the Dodecanese islands, or hike northern Greece on our Meteora & Zagori tour) as well as a cycling tour and a 4-day hiking extension on the island of Crete.

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; hike the Republic of Georgia on our Tusheti Mountains tour; explore the South Island of New Zealand on this special walking tour; and we have bike tours in Slovenia and Montenegro & southern Croatia

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Contact us by email. All inquiries

(+64) 021 0711972
General information and sales, New Zealand. Contact us by calling or leaving a message on Whatsapp. 

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