We’ve been operating small group tours in Europe since 1994. Unlike big tour companies with hundreds of departures and tens of thousands of clients, we limit each trip to no more than eight participants. It's like a group of friends traveling together — except that one of them does all of the work and just happens to know a lot about each place. With less than a dozen departures each year, our clients are more than just a number. They become friends, and our biggest promoters.
Over the years we've run across a number of other tour companies that share our travel philosophy, and have carefully selected a few to feature on our site. They cover destinations that aren’t in our wheelhouse, and allow us to offer more departures each year than we can on our own. Although these tours are not led by Hand Crafted Travel owner Bryan Smith, they still offer many of the advantages of our small group size (charming hotels, a la carte dining, relaxed pace, and more).
We are proud to act as agents for booking these companies, and to feature their tours on our site.