Frequently Asked Questions

With a travel experience as unique as a Hosted Journey by R. Crusoe & Son, you are bound to have some questions. Browse our frequently asked questions below or feel free to email info@rcrusoe.com if you have something on your mind.

About Hosted Journeys

What are Hosted Journeys?

Led by a person in the know, these meticulously planned journeys offer unprecedented behind-the-scenes opportunities. Some examples? The company president, a noted author, a local naturalist, a chef—all experts with whom we love to travel.

How many travelers are in a group Hosted Journey?

Usually 24 or fewer likeminded travelers.

Where are the next Hosted Journeys itineraries?

In 2022, explore five destinations through the lenses of expert guides: Alaska, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Japan and Rome.

Do your trips have set departure dates?

Yes, our Hosted Journeys are selectively planned during ideal times of year and have just one departure each.

Our Process

How does the booking process work?

Simply fill out our contact form expressing interest in one of our upcoming departures. A deposit from you reserves your space on a Hosted Journey. We then provide you with documents and checklists to help you prepare for your journey.

What’s included in the Hosted Journey cost?

While inclusions and exclusions vary, typically, we include private local guides; private ground transportation; accommodations; transfers; entrance fees; sightseeing; and some meals. We also arrange your internal flights, but these are priced separately. We don’t include international airfare, visas, gratuities, insurance, or personal expenses.

How do I book my flights?

We book internal flights that you take during your journey. If you would like assistance booking your transcontinental air, we are pleased to offer that service as well.

How will R. Crusoe communicate with me?

We work with you in whatever way you choose; typically, that means by phone and/or by email. We help you prepare for your trip in the format that is best for you.

I’m traveling with relatives with health needs and physical limitations. Can you accommodate this?

Yes. Please let us know about any special needs or limitations in advance. We can create an itinerary that accommodates each and every traveler in your group.

Customization & Other Travel Types

Is it possible to customize the itineraries listed on your site?

If you’re inspired to create your own experience, we proudly partner with Andrew Harper for personalized travel. Visit andrewharper.com to get started.

Do you only offer Hosted Journeys?

Yes, but we have access to partners who offer river and canal cruises, rail journeys, and ocean cruising that can be customized with pre- and post-tour arrangements. In addition, we feature Private Jet Journey and Custom Journeys through Andrew Harper.

What if I want to travel to a destination not listed on your website?

We’ve traveled the world to find the most exceptional destinations. If you don’t see a destination on our website, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.