Tours for people who don't like tours

Many of our clients swore they would NEVER take a tour…and then they found Hand Crafted Travel.

Hand Crafted Travel specializes in connecting travelers with the people and places they are visiting. We do this by focusing on independent travel, and on small group guided tours — many of the guided tours we feature have 8 people or less, and none have more than 24.

For questions about any of the tours featured on this page, or for information about small group tours to other destinations, please contact us directly.

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  • DISCOVER PORTUGAL – 2017
    Tuscan Countryside Map of Italy

    This tour gives you a taste of the real Portugal, still basking in the glow of ancient customs. Covering everything from cosmopolitan Lisbon to Porto’s medieval cobblestone streets, this tour includes a visit to the remote, natural gem of the Douro Valley, to Roman ruins, and to world-famous pilgrimage sites.

    Cruise the Douro River in a traditional-styled, but electric powered, rabelo boat. Be moved by the folk music of traditional Fado singers. Visit the magnificent UNESCO-listed Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, and the Shrine of our Lady of Fatima in Batalha.

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    • From $2995 per person
    • 9 Days
    • Departures still available in June, September, and October
    • No more than 18 people
    Portugal, Lisbon, Porto, Douro
  • NORMANDY, BRITTANY, PARIS & THE LOIRE VALLEY – 2017
    Honfleur Harbor France Map

    Visit the poignant beaches of D-Day, discover the rugged Brittany Coast, dine at an elegant estate in chateaux country, and spend three memorable nights in Paris on one of our most comprehensive Northern France and Normandy tours.

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    • From $6990
    • 13 Days
    • Departures available in June and July
    • No more than 24 people
    France Brittany Normandy Loire Paris
  • ITALIAN INDULGENCE – 2017
    Tuscan Countryside Map of Italy

    Discover cities that have shaped the world’s culture. Cook up an Italian feast in a Tuscan villa. Hunt for truffles in Piedmont. Relax in the tranquillity of Lake Orta, one of Italy’s hidden gems. Enjoy regional flavors and renowned wines, celebrated around the globe. Take in picture-perfect landscapes that will capture your imagination and stay in your heart. Exploring Italy is truly an experience to be savored.

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    • From $4295 per person
    • 11 Days
    • Departures available almost every week from April to October
    • No more than 18 people
    Italy, Rome, Tuscany, Venice, Florence

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