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Tailor-made trips by local travel agents

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Personalised trips with local travel agents

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Why choose tailor-made travel

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Save time

Simply tell us your preferences and let your local travel agent do the hard work. Save time you would spend on research. Your personalised itinerary is usually ready within 24-48h.

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No currency hassles

By cutting out the middleman, your local travel agent is able to offer competitive prices. Plus, we provide you with guaranteed financial security - no overseas bank accounts and fully protected payments.

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Benefit from expertise

With their on-the-ground knowledge, your local travel agent creates unique, authentic and engaging itineraries specifically for you.

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What is tailor-made travel?

In short, it's a trip based truly on your preferences and created by a local travel agent, including all aspects of your travel in the destination: hotels, transportation and unique excursions.

These local travel agents have longstanding insider knowledge of their destination, excellent supplier relationships to hotels, transportation and excursion providers, and of course a wealth of experience in the travel industry.

Send in your request and comments and we’ll match you with the perfect local travel agent.

Your local travel agent will plan and book a bespoke trip just the way you want it - privately guided or self drive - you decide.

Save yourself the time researching and booking your holiday and instead rely on expert advice.

Are you looking for privately guided excursions?
Planning a complex itinerary and want to have all aspects pre-booked before your arrival?


If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, send in your request today
to be matched with your personal local expert. Based on your notes, they will craft a trip
tailored to your needs and dreams, so you don’t have to spend hours researching and booking it.

I want to save time

Do you consider yourself more of a backpacker or travelling on a budget?
Our guidebooks are an ideal companion for your budget trips - check out our guidebooks for help planning budget trips.

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Meet your local travel agents

We have partnered with local travel agents from around the globe to deliver your perfect holiday.
They live in your dream destination, working for a local tour company and have the on-the-ground and travel-specific knowledge to make your trip truly special.

Meet some of them below.

Maria Jose

Maria Jose

Cordoba, Argentina

Maria Jose is your expert for Argentina, Chile, Peru and Brazil. She works for a multiregional tour operator with over 10 years experience of creating unique tour packages. She loves introducing travellers to the gems of South America, from hiking Machu Picchu to tasting wines in Chile.

Liz

Liz

Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam

Liz is your expert for Southeast Asia. She is a multilingual globetrotter coordinating the communication between their local offices to make sure your trip is curated with the most up-to-date information from on the ground.

Julia

Julia

Athens, Greece

Julia is the co-owner of a local boutique tour operator in Athens. She specialises in cultural trips, aimed at exploring the real Greece. With her help, you'll stay in villas instead of hotels, enjoy private food and wine discovery trips, discover Greece’s smaller islands and much more.

Maria Jose

Maria Jose

Cordoba, Argentina

Maria Jose is your expert for Argentina, Chile, Peru and Brazil. She works for a multiregional tour operator with over 10 years experience of creating unique tour packages. She loves introducing travellers to the gems of South America, from hiking Machu Picchu to tasting wines in Chile.

Liz

Liz

Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam

Liz is your expert for Southeast Asia. She is a multilingual globetrotter coordinating the communication between their local offices to make sure your trip is curated with the most up-to-date information from on the ground.

Julia

Julia

Athens, Greece

Julia is the co-owner of a local boutique tour operator in Athens. She specialises in cultural trips, aimed at exploring the real Greece. With her help, you'll stay in villas instead of hotels, enjoy private food and wine discovery trips, discover Greece’s smaller islands and much more.

Where can you go with a local travel agent?

EUROPE


Bosnia & Herzegovina
Croatia
Czechia
England
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Montenegro
Portugal
Slovenia
Spain
Scotland
Serbia
Switzerland
Wales

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST


Jordan
Kenya
Madagascar
Morocco
Oman
Rwanda
South Africa
Tanzania
United Arab Emirates
Uganda

ASIA & PACIFIC


Australia
Cambodia
China
India
Indonesia
Japan
Laos
Maldives
Malaysia
Myanmar
New Zealand
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam

LATIN AMERICA


Argentina
Belize
Brazil
Costa Rica
Chile
Colombia
Cuba
Ecuador
Guatemala
Mexico
Panama
Peru
Uruguay

EUROPE


Bosnia & Herzegovina
Croatia
Czechia
England
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Montenegro
Portugal
Slovenia
Spain
Scotland
Serbia
Switzerland
Wales

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST


Jordan
Kenya
Madagascar
Morocco
Oman
Rwanda
South Africa
Tanzania
United Arab Emirates
Uganda

ASIA & PACIFIC


Australia
Cambodia
China
India
Indonesia
Japan
Laos
Maldives
Malaysia
Myanmar
New Zealand
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam

LATIN AMERICA


Argentina
Belize
Brazil
Costa Rica
Chile
Colombia
Cuba
Ecuador
Guatemala
Mexico
Panama
Peru
Uruguay
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How it works

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STEP 01

Submit your request by selecting your dream destination, dates, preferences and any other requests for your dream trip.

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STEP 02

We match you with your personal local travel agent who will craft a bespoke itinerary for you. Our Rough Guides Travel Team will be by your side every step of the way.

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STEP 03

Communicate with your local travel agent through emails or calls to tweak and refine the itinerary until you’re completely satisfied.

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STEP 04

Book your trip online with ease. Pay by either Visa or MasterCard and be assured your money is safe with us. Enjoy your trip knowing you have a 24/7 emergency hotline to count on.

Help me plan my trip

Don’t take our word for it,
see what our travellers say

Isabel

exploring Mexico, April 2022

Best holiday ever! Cannot praise the rough guides team enough! They worked with us to make our over ambitious plans more realistic, booked our hotels, travel, guides and site visits. Everything ran like clockwork and we even made a few last minute changes while in Mexico. Our guides were fun and incredibly knowledgeable about historic sites- so much more interesting than reading a guide book. It was a completely stress-free and wonderful trip. Love Mexico!

Barry

exploring Costa Rica, March 2022

My daughter and I had an amazing week…My daughter and I had an amazing 1 week trip to Costa Rica in celebration of her 40th birthday. Rough guides asked and listened to our vacation goals and with a helpful brief back and forth dialogue, they put together an amazing itinerary that meet all of our objectives. From the transportation drivers, who picked us up at the airport and moved us to the 3 hotels chosen by Rough Guides (two in the rainforest and our last on the beach), then back to the airport for our departure. To the guides and providers (chosen through Rough Guides) of the seven adventures planned, we couldn't have asked for more friendly, professional and courteous service.I would recommend Rough Guides to any individual or group wanting to plan a vacation. We will be using their services again.

Archana

exploring Belize, August 2021

The trip was designed exactly as we had planned for. The communication was great through the portal. All the bookings and information provided was on the dot. The trip was tailored to our liking. We adjusted the trip over a weeks time and it turned out to be perfect for us. Thanks.

Isabel

exploring Mexico, April 2022

Best holiday ever! Cannot praise the rough guides team enough! They worked with us to make our over ambitious plans more realistic, booked our hotels, travel, guides and site visits. Everything ran like clockwork and we even made a few last minute changes while in Mexico. Our guides were fun and incredibly knowledgeable about historic sites- so much more interesting than reading a guide book. It was a completely stress-free and wonderful trip. Love Mexico!

Barry

exploring Costa Rica, March 2022

My daughter and I had an amazing week…My daughter and I had an amazing 1 week trip to Costa Rica in celebration of her 40th birthday. Rough guides asked and listened to our vacation goals and with a helpful brief back and forth dialogue, they put together an amazing itinerary that meet all of our objectives. From the transportation drivers, who picked us up at the airport and moved us to the 3 hotels chosen by Rough Guides (two in the rainforest and our last on the beach), then back to the airport for our departure. To the guides and providers (chosen through Rough Guides) of the seven adventures planned, we couldn't have asked for more friendly, professional and courteous service.I would recommend Rough Guides to any individual or group wanting to plan a vacation. We will be using their services again.

Archana

exploring Belize, August 2021

The trip was designed exactly as we had planned for. The communication was great through the portal. All the bookings and information provided was on the dot. The trip was tailored to our liking. We adjusted the trip over a weeks time and it turned out to be perfect for us. Thanks.

Help me plan my trip

Answers to frequently asked questions

We don't book international flights to allow you the freedom to book with any carrier.

The local travel agents we partner with work for carefully selected local travel companies they make a living by providing you with the best itinerary and get a commission on every trip sold. There are no upfront or hidden costs.

Each tailor-made trip is unique. You will receive sample trips in the beginning and can then tweak them until you're 100% satisfied - different routes, activities or hotels - your trip, your choice.

Your local travel agent is usually able to quote up to 12 months in advance.

Get your quote now