Classic Journeys

Classic Journeys handcrafts cultural walking adventures that empower you to see the world on foot and at eye level. They believe that travel—and in particular connecting with other people and cultures when you travel—fuels your soul in a way that very few things do. Through their relationships with well-connected local guides, Classic Journeys introduces you to the most memorable experiences and interesting people—artisans, winemakers, hoteliers, chefs, naturalists, and more. Experiences include joining a count and countess to walk through vineyards to their villa in Tuscany, pausing an oasis walk to share mint tea with a Berber tribesman in Morocco, and walking on the tongue of a glacier to a gourmet picnic with Viking-descendant guides in Iceland. Classic Journeys has multiple times been awarded the “World’s Best Tour Operator” by Travel+Leisure in its annual readers’ survey.

A Handcrafted Trip of a Lifetime

Edward and Susie Piegza, founders of Classic Journeys, describe the common ethos with Lindblad Expeditions: “Lindblad is all about exploration as a means to elevate the soul to care about the planet and its people. It’s known for its small ships and expert guides. It is known for pioneering exploration across the globe, whether it be on small ships, on foot, or on bicycles, and their renowned teams of expert naturalists and guides. Equally, Classic Journeys believes in building cross-cultural connections, on foot and at eye level, one step and one person at a time. The first time we met Sven Lindblad he shared with us that everything Lindblad does needs to add value to the guest experience. That really resonated with us because our goal is to handcraft a trip of a lifetime, for every guest, on every tour. So we knew our companies had shared values.”