Welcome to our philosophy of travel! Boutique Escapes is a family company, owned by sisters Sharon Assis and Sandy Velikonja, started in February 2000. Passionate about travel to Europe and South America, we want to make sure your travel reflects the same quality and standards we ourselves want on a vacation. In fact, in order to do this, we have been through 90 percent of the hotels, do many of the tours that we offer and have dined at most of the restaurants we recommend.
Our private tours are often personally designed to show you the best of the city…perhaps off the beaten track or the most visited site. Either way, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience.
There’s nothing like landing in a foreign city and having a driver waiting to assist you in carrying your bags and whisking you away to your hotel. Sit back and relax, we have it covered. Plus, behind the scenes, we are ready at a moment’s notice if there is an unforeseen issue at your end. With Boutique Escapes, you have a 24-hour phone line to contact us so we can ensure you find your driver.
Finding a hotel seems easy, just Google and voila, there it is! But wait…never has the cliché “buyer beware” been more apropos. When traveling, the best place to make your “home away from home” in the Boutique Escapes world is in the heart of a city where you find history around every corner. With us, you are already “there.” Personally, we do not consider having to take a bus or a subway to get to the heart of the city a good location.
Restaurants themselves are almost a new language when traveling, and sorting through where to go can be daunting. Before we send out our itinerary for you, we send a list of restaurants for you to peruse. Remember, we have already shuffled through many for you…eating our way through most areas (poor us)! You just have to check out the list, do some “googling” and find out if you want us to make reservations for you. Once a reservation is made, it is included on your itinerary so you don’t have to remember the when and where of a reservation. We will even confirm the day of, with the restaurant!
Your final and only contact once you depart North America is Boutique Escapes. We personally look after all calls so relax, sit back and let us personally design a package for you from inception to completion of your trip!
Once your cruise is reserved, it is time to start planning what you will do in the ports of call! We have exclusive arrangements for our guests to enjoy the distinct advantage of reserving excursions in advance and at a discount. Simply click on the link below, and browse through the selected excursions offered. Reserve in advance, then sit back, relax, and watch everyone else line up onboard trying to make last minute reservations. You also avoid the hassles and risks of your selected tour(s) being sold out. Once you place your reservation, you will receive a confirmation.