What Our Clients Say

The Decorative Arts Trust has entrusted its Study Trip Abroad program to Specialtours for two decades. Our international tours are more popular than ever thanks to the exceptional effort put forward by Specialtours’ talented staff in crafting excursions and experiences customized to meet our members’ interests and expectations. Their specialists provide us with meticulous planning, flawless execution, and tremendous insight on top sites, hotels and restaurants, all while maintaining a warm and welcoming demeanor. Simply put, our members love seeing Europe the Specialtours way.

- Matthew A. Thurlow Executive Director, The Decorative Arts Trust

Europa Nostra, the pan-European federation for cultural heritage, has been using Specialtours as organizer and operator for its Heritage Tours for some 30 years. Specialtours create highly original and exclusive tours and manage to gain access to prominent private properties, not open to the general public, which is a fitting feature of our tours. They always employ capable guides who demonstrate sound knowledge and expertise. When Specialtours are in charge of organizing a tour, this genuinely becomes a worriless process for us as principal. Professionalism, effectiveness and helpfulness have ensured that Specialtours have become a much respected and trusted partner in Europa Nostra’s Heritage Tours activities.

- Tom E. Henkemans Member of the Council, Chairman Heritage Tours Committee, Europa Nostra

Specialtours’ contacts are the best. Their hotel choices are perfect….. restaurants are different and interesting, local and delicious. No detail is left to chance and glitches disappear before the travellers even notice. In the nicest way, they run a tight ship.

- Pam Niner Organizer of Private Tours Board Member, The Visiting Committee of the Garden Club of America

Specialtours knows how to put together an extraordinary tour. They arrange entree into fabulous gardens both public and private, provide captivating guides many of whom are the owners of the gardens, plan exquisite menus and tours of historic sites that give a real sense of place. There are magical moments – many of them – each and every day. The anticipation of going on a tour with Susie Orso of Specialtours is exceeded only by the tour itself. She and her colleagues are exceptional.

- Katy Moss Warner President Emeritus, American Horticultural Society Vice President and City Judge, America in Bloom