Tailor-made private journeys, designed start to finish by our experts to reflect your personal tastes and interests.
Are you a Couture Traveler?
Want to walk through the same cobblestone streets of your Sicilian ancestors in Noto?
Dreamt of painting Mont Sainte-Victoire like Cezanne under the tutelage of a Provencal artist?
Always wanted to savor the nuances of jamón Ibérico with a master cortador in the Spanish dehesa?
Our design philosophy is founded on the principles that private travel should be characterized by an authenticity of place, 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.
A 100% tailor-made travel experience, expertly crafted to reflect your personal tastes, interests and ideal pace
The seasoned know-how & firsthand knowledge of a dedicated CountryBred Trip Specialist to design your made to measure experience
Created exclusively for you and your chosen few, with the flexibility to choose your preferred travel dates
A bespoke itinerary that meticulously speaks to your unique travel needs, enriched with the finest ingredients from deluxe accommodations with character, chauffeured transportation and regionally authentic dining, to knowledgeable local experts, engaging activities and captivating locales
A seamless journey from the moment you arrive to the moment you depart, with CountryBred working behind the scenes every step of the way to ensure that your travel experience is extraordinary
Because private travel requires time and subtlety to reflect a quality experience, the minimum trip duration for a Couture Encounter is 5 days / 4 nights, and begins at $1,000 – $1,300/per person, per day, ultimately depending upon the scope of your travel request
Groups of four or more are eligible for our small group preferred pricing, and will enjoy 25% off the total trip price
Stays at premium accommodations hand-selected by CountryBred for their defined sense of place & impeccable service
Chauffeured, private transportation for touring & transfers with luggage assistance
24/7 support during your Encounter
Private touring with our professionally licensed & English speaking Regional Ambassadors
Signature experiences with insider access & engaging activities led by cultural experts, exclusively developed for our community of travelers
All entrance fees, required reservations & tickets associated with your Couture Encounter
Exclusive gourmand experiences & regionally authentic dining crafted around you
Daily hotel breakfast
Taxes and base gratuities for Regional Ambassadors, chauffeurs, boat crew (when applicable) & restaurant staff
Traveler Welcome Package with customized Culture Guide
Our handpicked stays encompass some of the most exquisite independent luxury properties in the Mediterranean. An integral part of our comprehensive travel experience are sumptuous stays, made possible by our long-standing partnerships and access to top properties. Should you have a dream accommodation that you’ve always wanted to enjoy, just let us know and we can look to include the requested stay as part of your Couture Encounter.
Our custom itineraries are crafted to lead you along paths less traveled, and help you fall in love with the romance of European travel. Our hyper-local approach to regional exploration offers you time to discover delightfully hidden corners of beloved places, from the Atlantic to the Adriatic, from Corsica to Crete.
Love the sun-kissed towns and joie de vivre of Provence? Let us take you to the medieval market towns and seaside vineyards of Occitanie! Passionate for the traditional flavors of Andalucia? Time to discover the ancient gastronomy of Extremadura.
We are here to pave the way to wherever your heart seeks to roam. To learn more about the regions we can help you explore, please select a country below.
“This is our second trip we have taken with CountryBred and the attention to detail and the caring on every level is quite extraordinary. We love the company and the quality of everything they touch: the hotels, the level and selection of restaurants, the guides and drivers. We rate everything as "exceptional" because truly it is! We say, "Wherever CountryBred goes is where we want to travel." We sing the praises of the staff and their responsiveness to all. The trips always reflect who we are as people. We dream about going - and the trips live up to our expectations every time.”
“CountryBred designed a tour of Northern Spain for us (Madrid-San Sebastián-Barcelona and points in between) together with 2 friends who were thrilled with their prior CountryBred tour to Puglia, Italy. We were stunned with the knowledge and care with which CountryBred curated experiences that fulfilled our every wish, from the hotels, restaurants, wineries and performances to the excellent drivers and incredibly friendly and knowledgeable guides. We would go on another CountryBred trip in a heartbeat.”
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- Our Couture Encounters begin at $1,000 – $1,300/per person, per day. The price per person, per day will ultimately depend upon the scope of your travel request, including but not limited to: desired length of trip, number of travelers in your party, areas requested, time of year, preferred style of accommodation, dining preferences, etc.
- The minimum trip length for a Couture Encounter is 5 Days/4 Nights
- All CountryBred Encounters are touring experiences on land and sometimes at sea, and do not include airfare
- Groups of four or more are eligible for our small group preferred pricing, and will enjoy 25% off the total trip price