WHY IT RATES: Maxa is an industry veteran and the host and executive producer of “Rudy Maxa’s World” and “The Savvy Traveler.” —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer
Rudy Maxa, one of America’s premier consumer travel experts, has just launched a new eponymous and exclusive tour company-Maxa Tours. Offering curated itineraries through Europe’s top destinations, trips will include Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Monaco, Switzerland and Scandinavia.
Designed as small luxury group tours for 20 travelers or less, the trips are fully inclusive featuring four- and five-star hotels, curated experiences in each destination. An industry veteran, Maxa is well known as “The Savvy Traveler” from his public radio show of the same name as well as Host and Executive Producer of “Rudy Maxa’s World,” the Emmy Award-winning, public television, 98-episode travel series featuring destinations around the world. He also received numerous awards during his 17 years as a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler magazine.
“Creating Maxa Tours has truly been in slow and careful cultivation during the entire 30 years I have been in the travel business,” notes Maxa. “Having researched and written about my personal travel experiences and interviewed hundreds of travel industry executives, I’ve learned what great travel experiences should feel and look like. I am privileged to be able to have curate these trips by cherry picking exactly how I want to travel with top guides, luxury hotels, most memorable restaurants and experiences not everyone knows about, in my favorite destinations in the world.”
All trips include a local host, all meals, tours, admissions, entertainment, transportation between cities in small luxury vehicles or high-speed trains, Luggage Butler Service, and all gratuities. Rudy will join all 2019 tours, and his concierge team will handle all logistics for a seamless experience and peace of mind.
Initial trips include:
Grand European Voyage — Portugal, Spain, France, Monaco, Italy
Highlights include stops in Lisbon, Barcelona, Pisa, Florence Portofino, Cinque Terra, and Monte Carlo. (15 days, from $7,995)
Essential Scandinavia – Sweden, Norway and Denmark
From Oslo and Stockholm to the Fjords with a cruise to Copenhagen in between. (10 days from $5,995)
Essential France, Italy and Switzerland
This journey takes guests from Paris through the wine region in Burgundy and Lyon in France to Geneva and Interlaken in Switzerland to Lake Como in Italy. (11 days from $5,995)
“We know other tour operators take travelers to the same destinations, so we have specifically committed to developing the most memorable experiences for the most accessible price,” adds Tommy Danielsen, president of Rudy Maxa Tours. “We believe that having the Original Savvy Traveler curate your trip how he likes to travel, guarantees peace of mind that you are getting the best.”
For more information, visit MaxaTours.com or contact a personal travel concierge at 628-400-3450.
SOURCE: Maxa Tours press release.
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