How It Works

Journeys Yacht & Travel Company is the industry’s premier architect of designing extraordinary travel experiences. Part travel agency, part event planners, we orchestrate the big travel components (hotels, guides, transfers) and all of the little details (restaurant reservations, special activities, you-name-it) that make your trip one-of-a-kind. In short, our job is to use our travel expertise and connections to fulfill your requests to design and deliver the trip of a lifetime. Here’s what you can expect when you work with us: We start with a blank slate, and spend time getting to know you and your personal desires. Once we have a clear sense of where you’d like to go and what you’d like to experience, we can determine together if our services are a good fit for you. The next step is to collaborate to create your perfect trip designed just for you. 

 

EXPLORE THE SEA

Ready to Set Sail?

Chartering a yacht is simple:

First... Peruse our yachts to find your inspiration. What kind of charter are you looking for? For how many people? Where would you like to go? Do you prefer a private yacht?  Or perhaps set sail with a small crew of like minded passengers River Cruising along the Rhine or exploring on an Expedition Cruise in Patagonia with our hand- selected Boutique Cruising Partners?

Second... Contact us, either by filling out our online form or by picking up the phone, as soon as possible so that you have the best selection of yachts to choose from. We have the skills and expertise to plan out every detail to make your trip by sea second to none.  

Third... We help you select your yacht, you decide on the perfect vessel; we confirm the availability; you sign the paperwork.

Finally... We work with your yacht captain to oversee every detail, from staff preparation to stocking the craft with all your favorite items. Violà—you’re ready to set sail!!

JOURNEYS BY LAND

What’s Your Pleasure?

Bespoke and Partner Collections- What’s the difference?

Bespoke

  • Custom trips designed down to every detail.  And hand-selected properties for our Villa Collection.
  • Your experience is tailored to your desires and needs; every detail is designed just the way you want it.
  • A bespoke itinerary comes in all sizes, from a week-long excursion to the ultimate month-long+ adventure.
  • Our personal guides take care of everything and let you enjoy every moment, providing 5-star service.
  • Your preferences determine cost. Expect the highest level of personal service and expertise.
  • Customized trips typically start at $300-$500/pp per day and up.

Partner Collection

  • Pre-planned itineraries for small-group travel.
  • We will help you choose from our partner collection of carefully crafted itineraries. 
  • Predetermined itineraries showcase the “must-sees” for every destination and booking is simple.
  • Perfect for the independent traveler, these trips and tours are led by local experts and give you the freedom to explore.
  • Value in combining your trip with our collection of pre-planned itineraries is reflected in cost of this small-group travel. 

JOURNEYS BY LAND

Ready to Go Bespoke?

 Here’s how it works:

First... If you can imagine it, we can do it!   And we can add some creative juices along the way! That’s it. That’s all you have to do. We can make your dream trip happen, no matter where in the world and no matter how long or who with.

Second... Your trip is designed with one of our experienced travel-planning experts whose job it is to understand your personality and preferences in order to add that je ne sais quoi that makes experiences unforgettable. You want to go on safari. How would you like to eat breakfast with giraffes? You’re going skiing in the Swiss Alps. How about learning to yodel from the peaks?  

Third... Urban chic or country charm? Professional guide or local host? 5-star or B&B? We guide you through the myriad of choices to decide down to the finest details of what your dream vacation looks like.

Finally... Done with decisions, deposits and details, now all you have to do is sit back and take off into your ultimate vacation.

JOURNEYS BY LAND

Prefer Our Partner Collection?

Here’s how it works:

First... Get inspired and we will help you find your luxury trip by looking through our exceptional travel partners around the world- tour operators, cruise lines and fabulous hotel properties. 

Second... It’s simple. Choose your trip, select your dates, and we will do all the legwork to get you on your way. 

Third... Fine-tune your trip with a few minor adjustments to make it your own. If you’re looking for more customization, we are happy to tailor a Bespoke itinerary for you.

Finally... You confirm the dates and price and we ensure all the other details are in place. All you have to do is pack your bags...

BY LAND AND BY SEA

Virtuoso & Industry Preferred Partner Advisor Status

Taking luxury to an unforgettable level..

You love to travel, and the world is your oyster.   As a Virtuoso travel Advisors, we will help you create unique journeys and explorations in every corner of the globe. Through Virtuoso, you'll get access to:

  • Special perks and extra amenities to include upgrades, food & beverage credits but most importantly we work with cruise, tour operator and hotel management and dedicated Virtuoso representatives for the companies to ensure your trip is created perfectly to exceed expectations
  • An enthusiastic professional whom you can trust and rely on before, during, and after every trip
  • Over 1000 exclusive luxury resorts and properties across the globe 
  • Once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the partnership of over 70 specialty tour operators worldwide.

In addition to Virtuoso’s exclusive membership, we are honored members of a small selected class of advisors for Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Relais & Chateaux, Seabourn, Tauck to name just a few.

OUR FEES

The Nitty Gritty

In short- working together:

As recognized experts in our fields by clients, suppliers and Virtuoso, our expertise will take you on journeys of a lifetime.  The services we provide are as a trusted advisor and we do charge accordingly for our time, knowledge and design services.  The Nitty Gritty is that we like to be upfront with no surprises on how we work together.  You will receive a Terms of Service Agreement when we start but in a nutshell…

Explore the Sea

Our Yacht Services are complimentary for the yacht selection, booking process and sailing itinerary for up to 2 research revisions.  For further selections, we do require a $500 non-refundable deposit that will be applied to your booking.   For pre- and post- travel programs please refer to our Journeys By Land Fee Structure.

Journeys By Land 

Customized Travel Planning Fee- After our complimentary travel consultation conversation, our base fee starts at $250 and increases depending on your destination, length of travel and number of people. 

I Want to Go on Vacation but Don’t Know Where- After our complimentary travel consultation, we will provide detailed information on 3 destinations for individual travelers and $300 for a group.  For additional research and suggestions there is a charge of $75 per hotel and per destination for individuals and $150 for groups.

Concierge Services- The “Accessorizing”-  Restaurant, Spa and Golf reservations, VIP airport service, luxury transfers with champagne…  We are happy to plan starting at $25/reservation, 20% service fee or $65/hr depending upon the requests.

Stop and Drop!-  Love the spontaneity.. We welcome last minute trips but do need to work overtime as we have a full portfolio of trip designing.  $250 additional fee for Stop and Drop and our full attention within 30 days of travel- except for basic hotel reservations.

Change Requests after Deposit- Collaboration is our specialty!  But we all are prone to change our minds and interests. We do charge a $125 change order fee.

Cancellation Policy:  Life events happen and unfortunately that can mean cancelling your trip. Each trip is different and your travel proposals will have all the details.

 *Please note above fees apply to individuals.  Group fees will be provided upon consultation.