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 designed/tailored according to your group's desires, tastes and interest. 

If you wanted to have a private tours anywhere in the World, to discover your roots or discover museums you never heard of, with members of your family, co-workers or friends, or just with your better half, give me a call or send me an email.  

Below is what someone thought of a tour I created for 4 architects, who were friends, and their spouses who went with me on a Le Corbusier architectural tour in France:

Dear Jean,

I was one of 7 on your custom tour of France and Germany to see the work of the famed Architect Le Corbusier. I know that I personally had a fantastic trip. You arranged visits to 'the' top 4 Corbu buildings and many other wonderful architectural treats.

The education was fun, the food was fabulous, and your help and hospitality were greatly appreciated. You have my endorsement.


Jim Vignola, AIA - Gainsville, FL

2nd PRIVATE TOUR with a SIXTH already planned:

I wanted to let you know that our trip to Morocco was fascinating! As always, you outdid yourself. The trip was well organized, educational, interesting and varied.
Thank you very much for everything you did and looking forward to the next one.

Jacqueline Albarran, Architect P.A.


(Second PRIVATE TOUR in two years, 2017-2018) ,the 3rd was a PRIVATE TOUR to Northern Italy in 2019, the 4th is a 2020 tour of Alsace, the 5th a 2022 tour in Provence, the 6th a 2023 a tour of the Loire Valley.

About six people on their 14th PRIVATE TOUR:

“Dear Jean, 

Both Paz and I, want to express our fondest gratitude for providing to us and our gang the most wonderful experience that makes us wish for the next great adventure in the near future. Thank you for your great patience and friendship and professionalism.

Fondly with warm regards,”

Boris and Paz Baranovich, New York, NY 10016

The September 2014 Croatia/Slovenia/Venice was their 9th PRIVATE TOUR with me and the same two other couples (The Gang). They then, went on a September 2015 PRIVATE TOUR to Portugal/Spain, the June 2016 Copenhagen/Helsinki PRIVATE TOUR; the September 2017 PRIVATE TOUR to Scotland, the 2018 PRIVATE TOUR to Tuscany; and are going on a 2019 PRIVATE tour to Netherlands/Belgium.

Janet Garner, after taking a tour to the Loire Valley in France and loving it (see her comment below),  asked me to design a PRIVATE TOUR of the same area for the following year, wanting to take 18 employees from her firm. Then a year later she came on a tour to Italy, prior to retiring.

"The absolute best CEU tour I have taken in twenty years!”

Janet Garner, ASID, Atlanta, GA 

This was organized for a family trip, starting in Florence, Italy, then going to Milan, Geneva, also taking a ride to the  Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix in the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world, from 3,396 to 12,605 ft.

They finished their trip in Paris.

I did not go on the tour but planned almost every of their awake hours. They received a 49 pages booklet of information in which I put not only addresses of restaurants, museums and interesting things to do, but all the reservations I made about hotels, trains, rental cars, museums, restaurants, guides and sites. They just had to follow the program without stressing about reservations, tickets, schedule. They just had to enjoy their time as expressed in this comment:

Dear Jean,

Thank you so much for your invaluable help with planning my family vacation. There were an enormous number of details which, by your expertise, I was equipped to deal with. The quality of this vacation, the precise timing of our activities, all of it was done with your advice and guidance, and the result was an amazing vacation.

This vacation was very significant for both Ken and me because it was probably the last with our unmarried adult kids. They are both moving ahead so fast in their lives that the chances to take a trip together like this may not come again. 

Thank you again for your help in creating memories for my kids which will last for a very long time.

Fondest best wishes.

Rebecca and Ken Rahl. Plantation, Florida

I helped this gentleman to get more out of his own trip to Israel.

I have had the privilege of working with Jean for the past year. His personality and charm have brightened my day many times. He is very well versed on architecture and world travel. It is safe to say that he knows the world as well as most of us know our own backyard!
In January, I went on a trip to Israel. Jean gave me great tips on what to see and what to avoid, all of which were very helpful tips during the journey. I would recommend him to anyone looking to have a fun trip and learn something along the way.

Alec Sandler, ITIL v3, CSM Senior Business Analyst / Scrum Master / ISO at B3 Group, Inc.

Third and 4th PRIVATE TOUR for this group:

Dear Jean,

Thank you for making our trip so interesting, fun, gastronomic, and just amazing!

Caron and Gary Kelly, Stuart, FL


Their 3rd PRIVATE TOUR was to Rome/Venice with six friends.

With seven friends, went on their 4th PRIVATE TOUR to Greece in May 2018), , and a tour to Portugal in 2023.

They also went on two normal tours, to Charleston and to Columbus, IN

In late October 2019, I took a couple on a Fourteen-Days tour of Greece: Athens, Mykonos, Peloponnese, Delphi and back to Athens.  

I also organized and conducted a tour through four countries (Romania, Hungary, Austria, Southern Germany) for a family of 15, ages ranging from 5 to 84 years, looking to find their family roots, and meeting family members they had never seen.

It was a very emotional trip, but filled with very joyous encounters.

This about a private tour of Provence for a couple.

Dear Jean,

Our recent trip with you to Provence was delightful, informative and so much fun -- we will always remember it. What a treat to have you all to ourselves. You did a wonderful job of customizing our journey to suit our needs and interests. Knowing that my husband and I were celebrating milestone birthdays, you outdid yourself creating a one-of-a-kind experience. We are so grateful for your time, love and attention. I would recommend your tours to anyone looking for a deeper experience on vacation, one that includes history, education and a fuller understanding of the culture, arts and architecture. It's been a couple of weeks and we are still wandering around in a Provence-induced haze of happiness. Thank you! 

My best,

Lisa Kahn

Then in January 2022, I took a designer, who had traveled with me before on a private visit of Paris, and then, one architect on a private tour of Provence.

I also organize and conduct buying tours to France. England and Italy to find antiques, fabrics, objects of arts, ancient roofing tiles, marbles and decorative architectural elements.

I only receive a daily fee plus travel expenses and do not collect any commissions, kick-backs from any vendors. By doing so, I can fight for the clients at getting the best prices possible, saving them a considerable amount better suited to acquire more objects.

Those are tours geared to people who really want to furnish a house in a specific classic style, or adorn their houses with interesting architectural elements, or find original art works and interior design decorative pieces. 

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