Classic Journeys, known for handcrafting trips of a lifetime, has appointed Geoffrey Weill Associates to handle public relations. Classic Journeys has received a wide range of awards for excellence, including for eleven years running being named a “World’s Best Tour Operator” by Travel + Leisure.
“We are honored to have been chosen by Classic Journeys,” says Geoffrey Weill, “because it is a niche tour operator with an extraordinary reputation for creativity, service, unusual inclusions, value and, that most meaningful of all characteristics: clients who return year after year.”
Founded by Edward Piegza in 1995, the company has grown from offering trips in three countries (all in Europe) to more than 90 itineraries in 42 countries on six continents; and from one style of travel to seven — culture, walking, culinary, family, multi-sport, alumni and incentive. More than 300 set departures annually are complemented by all manner of private and custom trips.
What sets Classic Journeys apart is its use of experienced local guides, who not only speak English well, but also know and love their destinations. Classic Journeys is also known for its high standard of inclusions, such as: 5-Star hotels usually unavailable to groups; memorable meals including wine; unusual and inventive activities; and, “…not to be sneezed at,” adds Weill, “prices that are lower than competitive offerings that include fewer features, less pampering and less ingenuity.”
Classic Journeys is noted for being “unboring.” In Piegza’s words: “We’re curious and a little impulsive. We approach a region with total enthusiasm for its people and culture. We take easy-going walks through their villages and fields and countryside. We relish the local cuisine and stay in the region’s finest inns. We meet and mingle…in their markets, vineyards, piazzas and homes.”