Audley Travel, an award-winning travel operator with 18 years of experience crafting tailor-made journeys in more than 80 countries, and Smithsonian Journeys, the Smithsonian Institution’s travel program with 45 years of experience providing authentic, escorted travel to more than 150 destinations world-wide, have joined to offer Smithsonian Tailor-Made Journeys by Audley Travel – private, customized tours for discerning travelers.
This opportunity to travel independently will appeal to anyone who wants to explore a new corner of the world at their own pace, or who is seeking a personalized trip of a lifetime inspired by a milestone such as a special birthday, anniversary, retirement, honeymoon or family reunion.
Travelers booking a Smithsonian Tailor-Made Journey by Audley Travel will work with a certified Country Specialist who will design a completely custom trip tailored to their individual interests and pace. The Country Specialist’s in-depth knowledge serves to open eyes and doors to travel opportunities typically experienced only by locals or repeat visitors. EachCountry Specialist has spent a significant amount of time traveling and gaining firsthand knowledge of the best routes, guides, food, lodging, and local secrets in one specific corner of the world.
This news comes at an exciting time as Audley recently launched the tailor-made travel concept to the U.S. including an American website and is now fully operational from their first U.S. office in Boston this March, and as Smithsonian Journeys is marking 45 years offering small-group, escorted tours to travelers whose participation benefits the work of the Smithsonian’s nineteen museums, national zoo, and nine research centers.