"Helping to navigate the world of personal travel."
How long have you been arranging tours?
Elin Babcock has been working with tour groups for over 25 years. She started with student groups to Europe and then graduated to small adult tours. Both Michael Gibson and Elin are artists as well as travel guides. They are passionate about sharing their love for unique places and travel experiences.
Michael Gibson has worked with Elin for years and also comes from an educational background. He is an Art Historian as well as an acclaimed artist.
How big are the groups?
We offer tours with no more than 20 persons. We like to acquaint our travelers with the personal travel experience which includes public transportation, local restaurants, and intimate experiences and unique travel opportunities.
What kind of shape do I have to be in to travel?
Our trips are designed for people with moderate walking ability. Because we offer a 1/2 day experience, the rest of the day is open for the travelers to explore. We suggest however that our travelers start a walking program at home.
What should I pack?
Pack light—you won't regret it because we will be responsible for carrying our own luggage on and off the bus and onto trains. Layer clothing and bring comfortable, practical clothes that you can wear more than once, with a few nice pieces thrown in. Never bring new shoes. Ask for sample packing list.
What documents do I need to travel?
If you are an American citizen, you will only need a US passport valid 6 months after our return date.
The travel documents for people from other countries vary. Please ask us for details.
Where do we stay? Can I have my own room?
We place a priority on booking hotels in good locations and safe areas, with convenient access to both local attractions and public transportation. Yes, we offer a single supplement rate on an availability basis.
Can I make my own flight arrangements?
Yes, we offer land-only pricing. You would meet the group at the first hotel.
Can I extend my stay and come back from a different country?
Please e-mail your inquiries to: