We believe that where you travel is important. But it is how you travel that makes all the difference.

Heritage Tours Private Travel sets the standard in custom-designed private travel.

We are widely recognized as an industry-leader for our creativity, our values, and our pioneering approach to bespoke travel. We were, after all, one of the very first to offer only private custom-designed travel. It’s even in our name.

We choose to limit what we offer so that when we say: “we are one step ahead,” everyone knows we mean it. Clients come to us for our deep knowledge, our vast network of connections, our honest opinions, and our discerning judgments.

And we happen to offer some of the most exciting places in the world – Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, and sub-Saharan Africa, which includes South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

But we like to think it is not what we offer that makes us special. It is how we offer it: with heart, with passion, and with real care and attention to each of our clients.

More than 20 years after we were founded on a drafting table in New York City, we remain at the forefront of the continual re-imagining of travel from a set of standardized commodities to an experience-based story (your story) that, at its best, can be, life changing.

We listen to your needs because we understand your trip is different than anyone else’s. With us (and our famous Rolodex), you enter doors closed to the public, gain insider insights through our network of experts in virtually any field imaginable, and meet local people who share your passions. We endeavor to offer travel that is insightful, enriching, eye-opening, and rip-roaring fun. We want to bring alive the place you are visiting and we want you to find its spirit – and its magic – on your own terms.

We pride ourselves on travel that is not only inspirational, but also responsible to local communities, as well as to the environment. See Responsibility Matters. This commitment has been one of the foundations of this company since our very beginning.

Yes, we have been honored with many accolades and recognition from many of the top travel writers in the world, and for that we are deeply appreciative. But for us, when a client calls to tell us they’ve had the trip of their lives, that’s as good as it gets.

We want your travel to be worry-free and fun, but most of all, to be inspirational. If you want to read a bit more about our story, read A Note from our President. And then let us help you write your own.