Custom Tour Planning for Individuals, Families, and Private Groups

Talk to a PERSON, an Expert, and Design the Perfect Tour - Save Time, Money and Have a Great Trip

Let Us Plan Your Italy Tour with Top Hotels, Transportation, Guides, Itineraries, Restaurants, and Activities

Professor Steve Solosky is The New York Times Travel Show© Peru Expert

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Custom Tour Planning for Individuals, Groups, and Families

Details, details, details.  That, and many hours of hard work goes into planning a successful trip.  With over 10 years of planning trips for hundreds of travelers, The Professor has the knowledge and experience to put together the right travel experience for you.  Take advantage of The Professor's special relationships with hotels, guides, authentic restaurants, and other travel providers to plan a perfect travel program.

Tours can be designed as unescorted tours or accompanied by The Professor.

Email The Professor ( to custom design a tour to Paris, Normandy Invasion Beaches, Italy, Peru & Machu Picchu, Spain, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Austria, Denmark and Germany.

What Travel Planning Services are Included?

Start with a personal telephone consultation with The Professor.  We listen to YOUR needs and wants. From there The Professor will:

  • Recommend and Arrange Hotel Reservations with The Professor's Special Pricing Deals
  • Plan Special Restaurant/Event/Excursion Reservations
  • Research Air Itineraries - Get the Most Economical and Convenient Air Itinerary Possible - This Alone May be Worth the Cost of The Professor's Travel Planning Service
  • Arrange Guide Services, Local Transportation, Airport Transfers
  • Procure VIP Admission Tickets
  • Obtain Train Tickets
  • Design Day-by-Day Tour Itineraries
  • Provide Necessary Documents and Tickets for Your Trip
  • Follow-Up with Telephone Conversation to Review Itinerary

What's Not Included?

  • International or domestic flights (we do air itinerary planning as noted above)
  • Travel insurance (we can recommend travel insurance options)
  • Our fees are for itinerary planning only.  All other costs (lodging, transportation, guides, tickets, insurance, meals and other expenses) are the responsibility of the traveler

What Does Itinerary Planning Cost?

  • 1-7 day itinerary for up to 4 persons traveling on same itinerary: $495
  • 8-14 day itinerary for up to 4 persons traveling on same itinerary: $595
  • For each additional person, add $50 per person
  • Excessive changes and modifications may require additional fees

Travel agents earn commissions by booking hotels and other travel services.  Their motivation is to book a travel program that maximizes agent commissions, not necessarily what is best for the traveler.   The Traveling Professor, as a travel planner, accepts NO commissions from hotels, guides, or other travel providers. The Professor works for YOU.


  • Budget, moderate, and luxury trip planning available.  Estimated costs of your tour detailed during phone consultation.
  • Travel on your own, with The Professor, or with one of our carefully selected tour leaders.
Tour Planning Destinations

Rely on The Traveling Professor's expertise to put together the perfect tour for you, your family, or private group.
  • Italy
  • Paris
  • Normandy Invasion Beaches
  • Peru & Machu Picchu
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Spain
  • Austria & Germany
  • Norway & Denmark

When considering the quality of trip planned for you, your family or your private group along with the savings in time and money, The Traveling Professor will plan a better trip experience than you possibly could, probably for a lot less money than if you did it on your own.

Let's Get Started with Your Trip
It's easy! Enter the basic information below, click "Send Now". The Professor will get back to you quicker than you can say "Bon Voyage!"
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How It Works
Step 1: Fill Out the Form Above or Contact The Professor at

The Professor will confirm your details and send payment instructions (check, credit card or PayPal accepted).

Step 2: Once Payment is Received:

  • Telephone consultation is scheduled.  Within 24 hours after completion of telephone consultation, if you feel The Traveling Professor's services are not appropriate for you, send notification by email at  Payment  will be promptly refunded with no further obligation to The Professor.
  • Itineraries are designed with opportunity for ample traveler feedback
  • Printed itinerary and all other necessary documents are sent to the traveler
  • Follow-up telephone conversation is scheduled before departure