Key Ingredients

When you travel with us, you select your own travel dates, trip length, and travel party size. But because we strongly believe that experiential travel requires time and subtlety to reflect a quality experience, the minimum trip length for a CountryBred Encounter is 5 days/4 nights. And if you happen to be a travel party of four or more, learn more about our “Share Bred with Friends“ travel program.

When you travel with us, you select your own travel dates, trip length, and travel party size. But because we strongly believe that experiential travel requires time and subtlety to reflect a quality experience, the minimum trip length for a CountryBred Encounter is 5 days/4 nights. And if you happen to be a travel party of four or more, learn more about our “Share Bred with Friends“ travel program.

Designing Your Encounter

Our trip design philosophy is founded on the principles that experiential travel should be characterized by an authenticity of place and people, while offering the attentiveness and comfort of a luxury experience – the luxury of time, the luxury of independence, the luxury of something that has been handcrafted just for you and tailored to your exact liking.

Trip Design Timeline

I. Inquiry & Trip Consultation

Once we receive your inquiry we will schedule an introductory call for you to speak with one of our trip specialists to determine if CountryBred is the right travel experience for you. During the consultation you’ll be able to share with us your specific travel interests, where you’d like to go, and possible dates for travel. We’ll then be able to discuss some initial touring ideas tailored to you. If you love what we do and have confirmed travel dates, we’ll discuss next steps for booking. Otherwise, we can certainly recommend optimal times to travel based upon your desired route and preferences.

II. Booking

If you are ready to book with CountryBred, we will ask you to submit a completed Traveler Agreement Form, Enriched Booking Form, and the required non-refundable Deposit of $1,000/per traveler, which will be applied to the final trip price. Once all items have been received, your CountryBred Encounter is booked, and the design and customization phase, known as our “Enriched Booking” process, will begin.

III. Itinerary Creation

The custom trip design process begins with a thorough review of your Enriched Booking Form, submitted as part of your booking. This Itinerary, based upon details identified on your Enriched Booking Form, will provide you with a more holistic view of your tour itinerary, and is further enriched by the unique travel preferences and interests you have shared with us. You will receive your first CountryBred Itinerary approximately 4 to 6 weeks after booking. If there is something you would like to add or change just let us know and we will continue to work on it until we get it just right!

IV. Your Detailed Itinerary

After receiving feedback regarding your initial CountryBred Itinerary, we will continue refining your itinerary to ensure that we have crafted an experience that is personal and distinctly yours, using the choicest of ingredients. Your Detailed Itinerary will provide you with a more granular portrait of your Encounter while including all pertinent details and daily touring schedules.  Once your Detailed Itinerary is completed, your trip closing balance will be due.

V. Traveler Welcome Package

Approximately 7 to 10 days prior to your departure, you will receive your Traveler Welcome Package. Your Traveler Welcome Package will include your custom Culture Guide, and all other supplemental documentation pertaining to your trip. Your custom Culture Guide will contain helpful information, including your day by day itinerary and touring schedule, additional details about activities, weather for the areas you’ll be visiting, local dining recommendations, and suggestions for things to see and do during your free time.

VI. Savoring the Experience

We have expertly crafted your Encounter from start to finish so that you can savor the experience to the fullest. We have dotted every “i” and crossed every “t” so that you need not worry about any details, and instead, can sit back, relax and take in the delicious beauty that surrounds you. From the moment you land to the moment you depart, CountryBred will be working behind the scenes to ensure that your travel experience is as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Need any assistance while traveling? We’ve got you covered with our dedicated Traveler Emergency Hotline.

The Price Of Your Encounter

The final price of your Encounter will depend upon the areas you have chosen to explore during your itinerary, the signature CountryBred activities included, your travel party size, dining preferences, total trip length, and confirmed travel dates. This will be reflected as one total trip price per person, paid directly to CountryBred, so that we can design, plan and confirm a cohesive itinerary that is inspired by the preferences you’ve shared with us, and refined by our discerning insights. Given the level of design, detail and time involved with crafting each and every Encounter, we feel it is best to distill the entirety of what we have created into one convenient, complete trip price.

What’s Included And What’s Not Included

CountryBred Encounters Include:

  • Stays at deluxe, boutique hotels hand-selected by CountryBred.
  • Private luxury transport with driver for all intercity travel, day trips and excursions.
  • Private airport/train station transfers and baggage assistance via private transport.
  • Private touring with professionally licensed local guides and cultural experts.
  • Signature activities and all associated entrance fees exclusively organized by CountryBred.
  • Taxes and base gratuities.
  • Exclusive gourmand experiences and regionally authentic dining crafted around you.
  • Daily breakfasts.
  • Traveler welcome package including customized Culture Guide.

CountryBred Encounters DO NOT Include:

  • International or regional airfare.
  • Airport taxes and charges, airport parking or excess baggage charges.
  • Expenses for activities/excursions not included in the approved CountryBred itinerary.
  • Personal expenditures during free time.
  • Transportation expenses incurred during free time.
  • Travel insurance including health, accidents, lost baggage and trip cancellation.
  • Passport and Visa expenses.
  • Hotel incidentals including room service, laundry services and hotel bar tabs.
  • Hotel room upgrade requests and/or fees/supplements incurred from any room changes
  • À la carte food orders, alcoholic beverages and wines outside of pre-arranged menus during organized meals.
  • Any meals or beverages during free time
  • All other items that are not mentioned or included in your final CountryBred itinerary.

A Note about Airfare

We live in an exciting time for travel where there are many resources available for booking airfare. As such, we encourage you to explore your options, such as booking your airfare through a trusted ticketing agent, an online airline resource, or using your frequent flier miles or credit card rewards points.

Additional Questions

Want to learn more about our trip design process and the CountryBred travel experience? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for more information on what you can expect from your CountryBred Encounter.