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Celebrations with Heritage Tours Private Travel
Our Secret Formula
We believe that travel is a celebration of life. That there is no better way to mark life’s milestones than adventuring to new lands, partaking of the wonders of the world in which we live and expanding our horizons.
Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons, family reunions, recoveries, retirements, Bar Mitzvahs, and graduations on a superbly organized private travel experience.
Landmark occasions give us an opportunity to celebrate all that is good in our lives.
They also give us the opportunity to create shared memories with those we cherish most: the different generations of your family, ten or twenty of your closest friends or that person with whom you have chosen to spend your life.
Heritage Tours Private Travel organizes once-in-a-lifetime celebrations in some of the most extraordinary locations on the face of the earth.
From the understated to the over-the-top, we design an event that reflects your dreams and your values; we recognize that each client is different.
Our connections, knowledge and judgment all make it easy. Our New York office and our in-country staff (party planners, logistics people and guides) work hard to give you a worry-free celebration.
A place of magic so far removed from your everyday life, a setting so ethereal, so perfect. For example, we might buy out a luxurious 18th century riad in the ancient walled city of Marrakech. Or a spacious fully-staffed private safari villa in the best game viewing area of Southern Africa.
Perhaps your celebration is a journey. A private gulet (traditional Ottoman-designed sailing vessel) exploring the crystal clear waters of Turkey’s Aegean coast.
The freeze-frame images that you will look back upon decades later. A deluxe private encampment under the brilliant skies of the Sahara desert at the foot of her greatest dunes, which you can climb at sunrise.
Or a magical room atop the medieval crusader castle in Bodrum.
We can stage your celebration in a tiled courtyard in a historic Moroccan mansion with rose petals strewn about a bubbling fountain or perhaps on the patio of a 18th century villa overlooking the terraced mountainsides of Portugal’s scenic Douro valley.
Entertainment of all sorts can be arranged from solo musicians to African storytellers to acrobats and dancers. We have done it all before.
A custom-designed menu created by Istanbul’s top chef served in the ancient Byzantine cisterns (opened after hours for your exclusive use). Or an afternoon of tastings in a low-volume closed-to-the-public wine estate in the legendary Cape Winelands hosted by one of only three accredited sommeliers in South Africa.
Dinner in the sun-drenched courtyard of an artisanal private sherry estate in Jerez which serves only 30 year old sherries.
Or a dinner catered by the studio of Ferran Adria, Spain’s iconic chef who created El Bulli, in the landmark 1929 Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe.
Privileged access to historic monuments completely off-limits to the public. Or after-hours exclusive access to sites normally overridden by tourists during the day.
For instance, a cocktail reception in the stunning gardens of a privately-owned 18th century palace in Lisbon hosted by the owner. Or after-hours access to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Goreme in Cappadoccia – perhaps the world’s finest open air museum. Or nighttime access to Ephesus for a catered dinner at her most famous monument – the Selcuk Library.
As simple as a hand-crafted keepsake by one of Morocco’s finest artisans. Or climbing a small dune on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia to discover on the other side of the dune a private “sundowner” cocktail setup just for you.
The unexpected can be the extraordinary—a display of fireworks to cap your evening. Or boarding a horse-drawn carriage in Marrakech unaware that your ride will end at the entrance to a candle-lit walkway leading to a spectacular surprise party arranged by your spouse.
The attention to detail that is the hallmark of Heritage Tours Private Travel characterizes all of the arrangements of your journey.
Extra touches can be as simple as knowing your favorite foods or drinks. Or your favorite colors or flowers or music. Or providing a videographer or photographer to record your celebration.
Every celebration is different. It is a reflection of your style and your values and what you seek.
Or maybe adventure – climbing the legendary dunes of Sossuvlei in Namibia…tracking endangered white rhino in South Africa… riding the famed Lusitanian horses of Portugal… a flying safari in Botswana… or trekking to remote Berber villages in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
Maybe family activities such as time with a master story-teller in South Africa…or making azulejos (traditional Portuguese tiles) in Lisbon. Remember, part of your group can take part in one activity while other members golf, hike or spend time with a personal shopper.
Or perhaps just relaxation in the property we have reserved for your exclusive use …quiet time to sit on your terrace and look at some of the most beautiful landscape in the world.
A lengthy formula? Perhaps. But it all comes easy to us.
There is still one piece missing. That is the special occasion. We rely on you for that one.
After all, the landmarks of life do not come often.
Call the premier planner of unforgettable celebrations of life in Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Turkey and all of Southern Africa at 800 378 4555.