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Viewfinder Travel


 Discover A New Point of View

As a luxury travel planner in the San Francisco Bay Area, our boutique travel agency specializes in crafting exclusive travel experiences tailored to our clients' desires. Whether you're seeking family-friendly luxury travel in Europe or customized travel itineraries exploring the rich cultural heritage of the SF Bay Area, we're dedicated to curating unforgettable journeys. For families with teens, we offer tailored vacations filled with teen-friendly adventure activities. Our gourmet food and wine tours throughout Europe promise culinary adventures paired with art and history-focused travel experiences. With private guided tours, personalized wine tasting tours, and bespoke travel planning services, we ensure every detail of your trip is meticulously planned. In Hawaii, indulge in exclusive artisanal experiences and culinary delights, while in Europe, immerse yourself in cultural immersion with heritage and historical tours. From luxury accommodations to custom family vacation packages, we elevate travel to an unparalleled level of sophistication, delivering nothing short of excellence in every aspect of your journey.

You deserve reliable, detail-oriented service to make your trip flow smoothly.

Viewfinder specializes in helping you find beautiful places to photograph, to discover new tastes and wines, to have quality time with your teens, learn history or envelop yourself in art.  


Trip Design

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Customized Adventures and Vacations | Family Getaways | Small Group Experiences/ Unique Road Trip Itineraries | Destination Weddings & Honeymoons/ Multigenerational Vacations |  Photography, Art, Wine, Food, History Tours


Let's make it happen!

Viewfinder Travel, LLC  specializes in customized, boutique, luxury travel, which often requires many hours of research to make sure we create a trip to fit your specific needs.  Some luxury hotels pay travel designers a commission, however, most smaller, boutique hotels do not.  As such, Viewfinder's fees for research and expert advice  are priced to allow for recommendations which are based on your preferences and not on commission incentives.

Running Start - 2 hour consultation: $150

I will provide my expert advice and answer questions based on your travel preferences and desires for your destination(s).  Alternatively, you may use my expertise for research on one area of your trip (lodging, activities) and I will send you a customized and curated selection of hotels, resorts, etc.   


Flying Start- 5 hour consultation: $350
Instead of spending 50 hours sifting through Expedia and TripAdvisor, some clients simply need help sifting through information to start their travel planning.  This 5-hour package will provide you with my expertise and research services for your destination(s), taking your budget, interests, travel profile and desires into consideration. A final deliverable usually includes a selection of hotels, sights, food experiences, insider tips, logistics, shopping, and more, based on your specific needs and profile.  In many instances, I can offer perks such as upgrades, discounts, late checkouts and more.


Jet Setter: $500
This package includes a Flying Start consultation and deliverable, plus an additional 2 hours of Viewfinder custom travel design services to pencil out an itinerary, do extra research, or answer follow up questions (for a maximum of 8 emails).

Itinerary Completion- $200

If you have already organized your trip, Viewfinder will review of the details of your itinerary to make sure your timing, transfers, and activities will flow smoothly, and put your plans together in a customized itinerary with all details, hyperlinks and maps.  If any of your hotels are in the Fora network, we will help procure any perks from our global network of partners that may be available.

A Full Service Custom Travel Plan starting at $750*

This is a curated trip itinerary, expertly researched and customized for you based on your travel profile and preferences, and chosen from our trusted contacts, reputable providers, and personal experience.


Pre-Trip Planning- What is included:​

  • A preliminary consultation and questionnaire to discuss what will thrill you

  • Destination suggestion/discussion

  • Initial research (approx 10 hours)

  • Flight suggestions (if needed)

  • Accommodation suggestions (4-6 per location) and booking

  • Restaurant suggestions and booking

  • Transportation logistics (trains, drivers, car, ferry, etc)

  • Tours/ activity suggestions and bookings

  • Trip insurance recommendations

  • Travel health insurance suggestions

  • Trip preparation advice including currency/ banking, cell phone plan advice, passport and visa advice, entry requirements (fees, visas, etc), books/ movie recommendations, etc.

  • Full detailed, customized daily itinerary

  • Confirmation of all bookings before departure

  • Help booking airport transportation during your trip, if necessary

What Is NOT Included:

  • Flight booking

  • Travel, Health, Cancellation Insurance

*Rates will vary depending on the number of travelers and destinations, length of stay, and the complexity of the itinerary.

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Viewfinder Travel, LLC is a proud affiliate of Fora, a consortium of travel designers and partner hoteliers which includes Four Seasons, Virtuoso, Hilton, Belmond, Accor, Preferred Hotels, Rosewood Elite, IHG Luxury & Lifestyle, Hyatt Prive, and more. Our affiliation with Fora allows us to offer complimentary amenities (such as room upgrades, breakfast, airport transfers and spa credits) at many of our partner properties and opens doors to exclusive experiences.  We are proud to have relationships with hotel managements everywhere, so we know our clients are well looked after while traveling. 

Itinerary Review

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. - Mark Twain

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