Dear Friends, Traveling in Connoisseurs’ style is to travel with a purpose; we don’t just “sightsee,” we visit destinations of significance with uniquely qualified experts - often from the local community - who bring an insider’s perspective to deepen our experience. At the same time, traveling in Connoisseurs’ style means planning leisure time to explore a township on our own or to relax in luxurious accommodations and appreciate fine foods and wines.
A Connoisseurs Tours journey is an effortless experience. We handle the details from the moment you pick up the phone or register online, to the day you return home. Our caring attention to detail and personalized service are why 90% of their guests return to travel with Connoisseurs Tours time and again!
Please take a look at our varied menu of journeys, each briefly described below, I’m sure there is something to pique everyone’s interest! You can make a risk-free reservation online with just a few clicks, and hold your space for 7 days before confirming your plans.
Warm Regards, Kathryn
American Safari: Scenic Jackson Hole, The Grand Tetons, A Journey Down the Snake River and Iconic Yellowstone National Park Small group experiences, each limited to 22 guests per departure: June 2 - 7, 2019 *This departure is now full September 8 - 13, 2019
Adventure and luxury await you off the beaten path in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. From the comfort of your African safari-style vehicle that affords excellent viewing and photo ops, you’ll spy bears, wolves, elk, bison, coyote, and other amazing wildlife in habitats undiscovered by the crowds. We will be on the Trail of Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe and expert naturalists, biologists — all engaging and inspiring — will interpret the area’s rich geology, history, art, and wildlife. We also have a private visit at the Diamond Cross Ranch with Grant Golliher - well-known as the horse whisperer!
Whether it’s floating down the Snake River’s most scenic parts, visiting remote parts of the backcountry, or touring Yellowstone’s most impressive hot springs and geysers, this iconic American Journey offers abundant wildlife viewing off the beaten track, as well as amazing activities planned for all ability levels. Fantastic accommodations, delicious local food, unforgettable scenery under vast blue skies-in short, a singular experience awaits Dames and their guests!
William & Mary's A Sense of Place: Taos and Santa Fe June 16 through June 21, 2020
Mesmerizing landscapes, flamboyant sunsets, thriving arts culture, and millennia of history, Taos is unlike any city in the country. One-thousand-year-old Taos Pueblo, a multistory adobe one mile north of Taos, is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States. They appear today the same as when the first Spanish explorers arrived in Northern New Mexico in 1540 and believed that the Pueblo was one of the fabled golden cities of Cibola. Enjoy Taos’ celebrated art galleries or incredible museums. We depart Taos for Santa Fe, cutting through valleys surrounded by other-wordly mountains, and arrive at San Ildefonso Pueblo; a community dating back to 1300, known for its traditional black on black pottery, as well as red and polychrome pottery. Next is a walking tour of old Santa Fe, to learn the extensive history of this city, from its native roots to becoming the seat of power during the Spanish Empire during the 1600s and 1700s. The final day of exploring will be spent in Abiquiu, home of Georgia O’Keeffe. Take your time in getting to know both her home and studio, as well as her Ghost Ranch, the inspiration site of so much of her extraordinary work.