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Authentic Vacations Introduces Small Guided Vacations

Posted August 10, 2023

Authentic Vacations Introduces Small Guided Vacations

Authentic Vacations Creates Exclusive Travel Experiences.


Mary Beth Kelm, Chief Operating Officer of Authentic Vacations, a member of TPG, is happy to introduce the company’s new Small Guided Vacations. Designed for people seeking a personalized travel experience, these tours are created exclusively by Authentic Vacations. Each itinerary only takes 18 people, maximum.

“Our guaranteed departure dates are unique in the travel industry, and it is part of what we call our Distinctive Difference,” says Kelm. “The smaller size of these tours is ideal for people who expect stellar service, their accommodations are all 4 and 5-star, and our modes of transportation are upscale.”

Another feature that sets these tours apart is that each has a local guide as well as a private driver. Kelm states that the smaller size creates an intimate environment where travelers can feel free to ask their guide questions along the way, and the driver is able to accommodate the need to stop and stretch.

“It’s always a good time to take in stunning views! Leisure time is built into our itineraries for a harmonious balance of scheduled stops and alone time. Our goal with these exclusive guided vacations,” continues Kelm, “is to give a traveler complete ease.”

“No worries about surprise charges, handling baggage, transfers, or finding first-rate hotels,” she says. “There is complete comfort on the roads in small Mercedes vehicles with great wi-fi and sound systems. No waiting in line for entrance to landmarks. And, the ability to discover backroads without having to navigate driving in a foreign country, cannot be overstated. Everything is taken care of.”

According to Authentic Vacations’ website, cultural experiences are an integral part of their Small Guided Vacations. The itineraries are designed so that clients can dive deeply into the culture, cuisine, history, stories, and music of both ancient villages and modern cities. Besides the most popular highlights, a few possibilities include: Cooking in a chef’s home kitchen; sheep dog demonstrations; chasing Northern Lights; and storytellers in a reindeer camp.

In sum, again according to the Authentic Vacations’ website, the points that create a Distinctive Difference in these tours are:

1. A maximum of 18 passengers
2. Private local guide and a private driver
3. Luxurious 4 and 5-star accommodations
4. Distinctive experiences
5. Luxury touring vehicles
6. Private airport transfers
7. Portage throughout
8. Guaranteed departures

“It has been a pleasure creating these exclusive small, guided tours,” says Kelm. “We know that passengers will be amazed by stunning landscapes, UNESCO sites, and culture. As a guided tour specialist in Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Italy, and the Scandinavian countries, our goal, always, is for our clients to experience travel with elegant ease. We want them to come home with memories that will last a lifetime, whether traveling solo, as a couple, with friends, or with family.”

To discover these Exclusive Small Guided Vacations, visit

Authentic Vacations has arranged over 200,000 trips and is a trusted member of ASTA, ITOA, and is part of the UK-based leading destination management company, Tour Partner Group. They are affiliated with Tourism Ireland, Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Cymru Wales, Italia, and Australia.