If you haven’t heard already (where have you been?!), here at Rough Guides we recently launched our new tailor-made trips service, offering personalised travel to destinations worldwide. We connect travellers with a local expert in their chosen destination to help create an itinerary that’s packed with personality and stimulating adventure.

What is a tailor-made trip?

Exactly what it sounds like. On a tailor-made holiday you’re in the driving seat – no two trips are the same. You can decide where to go, for how long, and what you’d like to see along the way. A local travel expert is your main point of contact, and takes care of all the bookings and timings, taking the stress out of travel planning. Your expert will arrange a local guide to accompany you on the trip, sharing information about the destination and making sure everything runs smoothly. Explore Rough Guides trips options here.

Gaucho, ArgentinaGauchos on the Pampas in Argentina © Sunsinger/Shutterstock

Why choose a tailor-made trip?

At Rough Guides, we’ve always been interested in more than just how to get from A-B, and we know a lot of our customers feel the same way. We’re also aware that heading off the beaten track doesn’t have to mean going without running water. For travellers that want adventure without giving up all the creature comforts, a tailor-made trip is ideal.

Would a tailor-made trip suit me?

Rough Guides trips are designed to make travel easy, while still being adventurous. You get all of the authentic experience while enjoying peace of mind.

While working directly with local experts means we cut the middleman and the associated costs, if you’re working with a budget of less than £100 per day, prefer to take public transport or stay in very low-budget accommodation, you might find our trips are not ideal.

Similarly, all our itineraries are planned and agreed with you in advance – they’re not designed for people who like to take each day as it comes.

Rough Guides Trips - Costa RicaCosta Rica enchants visitors with its beautiful beaches and lush rainforests © NK/Shutterstock

How far in advance do I need to book a trip?

We recommend that you get in touch 2-4 weeks before your proposed travel date at the very latest to give our experts enough time to get everything just right for you. The earlier you can book the more time you’ll have to get your trip just right.

How to book

It couldn’t be easier to plan a tailor-made trip with us. Here’s how:

  1. Choose your destination, pick your dates and submit an inquiry
  2. Fill in a short form to share your preferences with your local expert
  3. Receive your personalised itinerary – you can tweak and refine until you're completely happy
  4. Book online, pack your bags and enjoy your trip!

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Tailor-made travel planned by local experts

At Rough Guides, we understand that experienced travellers want to get truly off-the-beaten-track. That’s why we’ve partnered with local experts to help you plan and book tailor-made trips that are packed with personality and stimulating adventure - at all levels of comfort. If you love planning, but find arranging the logistics exhausting, you’re in the right place.

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