An independent affiliate of Virtuoso.
When you work with Explorateur, you aren’t simply a confirmation number, or a call in a hold cue. Your investment is personal to us. From our thorough inquiry form to the moment that you return home, we are an advocate for your vacation experience. We take the extra steps to ensure that each detail of your vacation is perfectly customized to your travel style.
YOUR KIND OF TRAVEL
We believe that independent travel can create a unique level of connection with the world. From brief getaways to lengthy sabbaticals, we are able to curate the perfect trip for one!
Private balconies overlooking the coast, infinity pools suspended over crystaline water, and thrilling experiences that bring a couple together. That is our bread and butter. We love to help create a dreamy getaway that speaks specifically to your love language.
Navigating group travel takes organization and communication... two things that we happen to specialize in! Our goal is to fully understand what each traveler wants out of their trip, and allow everyone (regardless of group size) to enjoy their perfect vacation.
Coordinating an event from afar comes with unique challenges. We have the perfect resources (and connections) to simplify the process and allow planning an event to be seamless.
To provide a modernized solution to travel planning. Our philosophy is that travel isn’t only about seeing a destination, but it is about feeling the culture. We focus on experiential travel, allowing you to fully immerse yourself into your chosen destination.
“Our honeymoon was an absolute dream thanks to Explorateur! It was so relaxing and unlike many other trips that I’ve attempted to plan myself, I was never stressed out. Airport transport, dinner reservations, side trips and day tours- every single detail was so well tailored to what we needed and wanted during our time in Europe! They were so helpful, even while we were in Paris/Bruges, and genuinely wanted to make sure that we were always enjoying ourselves. This is no doubt the best way to travel!”
“Our entire experience with Explorateur Travel, LLC was perfect - from our first inquiry phone call to getting help en route. I had never been to Europe before so they made this adventure feel easy and completely stress-free. They were patient and communicated everything which helped us feel more comfortable and excited for this trip. Our itinerary incorporated all of our favorite things - coffee, wine, food, plenty of downtime, and a healthy dose of history without museums. It felt completely personalized to us based on our conversations and feedback. We will never travel without y'all!!”
“Explorateur helped me plan a family trip to the South of France this summer and the itinerary was amazing! I expressed to them my concerns of traveling with a toddler and they worked around all of them. I also love the technology they use. The itinerary is formatted for your smartphone and you are also provided a PDF in case you’re old school like me and like to print things out. These details made the trip seamless and easy. They are incredible to work with. They want you to accomplish your traveling goals whether that be to relax or see everything a place has to offer. They really listens to you and has no agenda of their own. I will be using their service for every trip I take from here on out. Thank you Explorateur for the amazing trip!”
“My wife and I had never been to Europe prior to our trip. However, over the years we’ve talked about things we would love to see and do during our first venture across the pond. I brought those ideas to Jennifer and she took them to the next level and beyond our expectations. We spent 2 weeks in Italy (Florence and Rome) and Greece (Santorini and Athens). From coordinating all of our transportation to choosing the absolute best excursions and restaurants in each city my wife and I were able to maximize our experience in each destination. Beyond just maximizing our time, they were able to maximize every dollar spent while working within our budget on this experience we will never forget. If you’re ever considering a special trip, look no further than Explorateur Travel, you wont be disappointed!”
“Highly recommend! My husband and I were looking for a last minute anniversary getaway and Explorateur sent us the best options rom the initial inquiry to booking, we had the best experience with them! They were quick to respond to my questions and I especially loved the digital itinerary she put together. If you're planning a trip ... definitely contact Explorateur Travel!”
"Makes traveling so easy! We just couldn’t imagine planning the honeymoon we wanted while also planning our wedding, so a friend recommended Explorateur and man I’m glad she did. They took my thoughts and ran with them and came back with two honeymoon options. We picked Australia and the flights, hotels and transportation were all done for us. We had an amazing honeymoon and didn’t have to think twice about any of the planning, just showed up with our passports and suitcases!”
“Ali created a tailor-made bucket list trip to Paris for our young family. Their willingness to customize each day to meet our family’s needs, book tickets, secure top notch lodging and transfers was worth every penny. I offer my highest recommendation.”
“I have used Explorateur for two trips and both were absolutely impeccable. We just returned from a ten day tour through Italy with the first group travel expedition called Eating Italy. This trip was EPIC. My husband and I have traveled to more than thirty countries and it was our second time in Italy. This trip was our FAVORITE by far! The trip was flawless as every transfer, plan, and tour was seamless. The tours they selected were the types of experiences you could never book through the hotel concierge or a blog/book. They have real relationships with families in Italy that gave us private winery tours, winery dinners, private truffle hunts in the country, a truffle four course lunch with the truffles we found, a private parmesan making tour, and more! The tours are exquisite and curated perfectly to give us the true Italian experience. It was a trip of a lifetime we’ll never forget.”
About the Resort A luxury five star resort nestled in the countryside of Pennsylvania, you’ll find a family owned business since 1987. The property of Nemacolin is the ultimate hideaway for your next vacation. Where I Stayed Upon arriving to the Grand Lodge, the opulence was hard to miss. Warm welcomes from the bellhops & front […]
Travel Advisor, Jamie Frantz, had the most epic trip exploring Iceland with her family last July. The land of fire and ice, Iceland truly feels like another world. Since Jamie brought along her 2-year old & 11-month-old, they opted to explore Iceland in a camper van for the ease of traveling with little ones. Iceland […]
Why We Went Nestled along the sun-kissed shores of the Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo is home to luxury, tranquility, and unparalleled experiences. It’s not just a destination; it’s a world of its own, where every corner has its on unique offering. Recently, 14 Explorateur Advisors headed south and spent a weekend at Casa de […]
Travel Advisor, Jamie Frantz, spent a week in Park City, Utah this past summer. She explored Park City & Deer Valley and visited a few resorts in both towns. Park City is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream whether it be mountain biking in the summer or skiing in the winter. Park City is an excellent vacation […]
Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Lake Tahoe is a gem that has captivated the hearts of travelers for generations. With its crystal-clear waters, dramatic landscapes, and various activities that change with the seasons, Lake Tahoe stands as a testament to the breathtaking beauty of nature. This year-round destination offers something […]
Why We Went In October, our team of advisors visited the amazing country of Costa Rica on a familiarization trip! We visited many hotels, explored 3 different regions, ziplined over the rainforest, and enhanced our cooking skills with the locals. These types of trips are incredible as we get to experience everything for our clients. […]