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Private Editions

Tell Your Story.

Combine the customization of a one-of-a-kind vacation, the expertise of Stanford faculty and the excitement of your favorite people by your side. Any time of the year, anywhere in the world, we can turn your dream adventure into your very own Private Edition.

Celebrate and Reconnect Leave the Planning to Us

Whether it's to mark a special anniversary, birthday or other life milestone, Private Editions can help you create a family travel experience they'll never forget.

For example, you can:

  • Charter your own vintage yacht to explore the Gal├ípagos Islands in the footsteps of Charles Darwin.
  • Rent a small Irish castle for just you and your family and savor a celebratory banquet dinner with music and folk tales by the fire.
  • Revel in the serenity of star gazing and wildlife viewing while staying at a private safari camp in East Africa.

With Travel/Study's nearly 50 years of industry experience and partnerships in all corners of the globe, our Travel Architects find no itinerary or destination too complicated or challenging.

Our expert staff can:

  • Help you plan your trip down to the last detail, with behind-the-scenes tours, private cooking lessons, meetings with local experts and more.
  • Suggest activities for a wide variety of interests and ability levels—tell us what moves you and we'll find the perfect excursion.
  • Provide all the information and documentation you need for a seamless experience, from visa applications, insurance and packing suggestions to maps and customized travel amenities.
  • Answer all your questions, no matter how small.

Learn from Stanford Faculty Inspire and Engage

Give your family and friends a truly educational experience with exclusive access to Stanford's premier faculty.

With every Private Edition, you will:

  • Hear from some of the world's leading minds on topics ranging from history, biology and politics to art, literature and culture.
  • Get custom reading recommendations and complimentary books, including age-appropriate selections for everyone in your family.
  • Meet with a Stanford professor for a personalized pre-trip discussion or lecture on campus, at home or on video conference.

Looking for a unique alternative to a friends' reunion or your organization's special interest retreat? Let Private Editions plan a completely customized travel program that focuses on precisely what you want and leverages our Stanford connections around the globe.

Key Benefits of Private Editions for Affinity Groups:

  • We open doors to exclusive experiences, tours and local experts—you tell us your desired focus or theme, and we'll take care of all the planning to make your vision a reality.
  • Our client services team handles all the paperwork, registrations and payments and ensures that your members are fully prepared for their travel experience with packing suggestions, visas and cultural tips.
  • A professional tour manager can manage all the logistics and inevitable hiccups on the ground, so your group has a seamless and fully engaged experience—and you can be the genius who got it all rolling!

Click on the "Sample Itineraries" below to see what's possible with Private Editions.

Southern Africa SafariGalapagos Islands

And this is just a tiny sample of what's possible. Browse our dozens of current Travel/Study program offerings for even more inspiration, or contact a Private Editions Travel Architect to get started on planning your dream trip today.

  • "It was memorable for my wife and I to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren. Particularly special was being with close family at our very own private castle with no distractions and wonderful activities."

    Larry O'Rourke, '59, MBA '61

  • "I'm not sure we could have asked for a better itinerary given all our requests. All the arrangements throughout were smooth… I don't think there was a single significant hitch in 14 days."

    Nolan Haims

  • "RAVE reviews for Professor Bob Siegel and his pre-trip lecture, which was truly appreciated and well received by all our kids."

    Ed Truitt, '56, MBA '61

  • "Private Editions are very well organized. We were provided with access to private collections, artists' studios and homes not accessible to the general public. The personnel is also attentive and local guides are excellent."

    Deedee McMurtry

  • "Off the charts! What really differentiated the trip was the unbelievable thought, care and attention of the Private Editions team. They made everything seem so personal."

    Ashwin Adarkar, '86, MS '87, MBA '92

  • "We really can't think of anything that we would change about the trip. In fact, we are already thinking about the next one!"

    Owen Frost, '81

Questions? Ready to get started?

Leslie Kim, '98


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