Turn-key, self-guided trips – we've done the work for you

Planning an independent trip to Europe can be exciting, but it can also be more than a little frustrating, especially if you're visiting an area for the first time. With so many web sites and guide books, it's easy to get lost in a maze of possibilities. Conflicting opinions about hotels, restaurants, and entire cities can leave you more confused than when you started.

We’ve used our experience – more than 20 years of guiding small groups in Europe – to create carefully refined itineraries that minimize crowds and hassles, while highlighting the authentic flavor of the country and its history.

You’ll explore the major, must-see sights while discovering some hidden gems you might never find otherwise. You get maximum enjoyment and minimum stress.

Each self-guided itinerary includes:

  • reservations at charming, small hotels (in your choice of price range)
  • a rental car and/or rail transportation
  • skip-the-line tickets to major museums (wherever possible)
  • fun, informative self-guided tours of the major sights
  • recommendations for restaurants that offer ambiance, great food, and the best value
  • the assistance of local guides in certain places
  • a guidebook designed just for your trip

You pick the start date and we’ll do the rest.


Hand Crafted Travel LLC
5730 N 1st Street
Ste 105 PMB 145
Fresno CA 93710
Tel: +1 559 447 8441
CST #2094789-40