Planning with
Thomson Collection

Find Your Adventure



Most journeys begin with day dreams; the dreams are part of the fun of traveling. Then the time comes to begin turning your dreams into reality. Some of the planning stages can be challenging and fraught with uncertainties. Surprises are usually a good thing- indeed, they can be the stuff that great travel stories are made of- but not if they diminish the fun. That’s where our expertise matters.


Designing a world-class journey is like writing a fine piece of music: anyone can select the notes, but how those notes are organized and arranged can mean the difference between a cacophony and a symphony.

Our method for designing your perfect journey always starts with you, our quest. Share your vision and dreams with us and ask us lots of questions. We’re always happy to answer them. We couple your visions with our passion for travel and bring your dreams to life. We listen carefully to you and craft each adventure one at a time, piece by piece, note by note, according to your timetable, personal style, and sensibilities. We combine impeccable products and inventive, innovative solutions to match your visions and needs. We design your journey your way.


We emphasize comfort, convenience, exclusivity, and style. Every Thomson Collection journey includes a private, expert, in-country concierge who travels with you throughout your trip, and who attends to all your needs along the way. They work tirelessly in the background – as well as in the foreground – to oversee every facet of the trip, and to strive to exceed your expectations. Sit back and enjoy the ride. We’ve got you covered.


What is Thomson Collection?

As a boutique travel company, Thomson Collection focuses on crafting bespoke, customized, full-service trips around the world. Our mission is to deeply understand your needs and dreams and then match our expansive destination knowledge, collection of expert in-country teams, and travel-planning abilities to prepare a trip perfectly tailored for you.

Do you have set departures?

We do not offer set group departures. Instead, each trip is customized specifically to suit your interests. We take the time to understand your needs - departure date, length of travel, hobbies, activity level, accommodation - and present a fully inclusive experience solely for you.

Is the list of destinations on your website final?

Our collection of destinations is always growing. Within the past three decades we have generated lasting partnerships and connections all around the world. Our current collection features the countries most often requested. However, if you’re interested in a destination not listed, please contact us. We are often crafting specialized itineraries to destinations beyond our official list and would be more than happy to assist you in planning that unique trip.

What are your Experiences?

We can help you craft a trip that focuses on one experience, such as a culinary exploration through Italy or a photography adventure in Patagonia, or a combination of experiences. We realize each person may have different interests and hobbies, so let us find that perfect combination that leaves everyone excited.

What is the process for planning my trip?

At Thomson, we make the planning process seamless. First, we work hard to get to know you. Our travel advisors take the time to listen carefully to your interests and style. Together, with our destination knowledge and your travel aspirations, we build a proposal for your dream trip. But it doesn’t stop here. Your travel advisor will assist you in preparing for your adventure and keep an eye on you while you travel to make any necessary adjustments.

Thomson Collection offers two complimentary itinerary proposals. Additional proposals may incur a small, non-refundable planning fee. This fee goes toward the time and expertise invested in crafting your dream itinerary and is applied directly to your trip cost should you choose to book with us.

What is included in my customized trip?

All of our customized trips include an expert private guide, accommodations, transportation, and all experiences and activities. Throughout your entire journey, our in-country partners work with us behind the scenes to ensure that all of your needs are met every step of the way.

If I’ve heard about a specific accommodation, can I add it to my itinerary?

Of course! Let us know if you’d like us to do some research to see if it fits our recommended criteria.

Do I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel with Thomson Collection?

Thomson Collection strongly recommends but no longer requires guests to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to go on a trip.

Please note that some destinations may have requirements and/or documents needed for entry. Regional requirements may change with little or no notice, which may cause trip interruptions for unvaccinated individuals.

We’re keeping up to date on the latest updates from the CDC, the WHO, the State Department and our partners on the ground. If there are changes to your trip, we will send you an email to keep you informed.

For more details, please give us a call at 855-923-2434 or email us at [email protected].

What if someone tests positive for COVID-19 on trip?

According to Thomson Collection’s protocol and CDC guidance, any guests who test positive during the trip will be asked to isolate in line with CDC isolation guidelines. Your guide will help your group figure out what the next steps may be and help to get your trip back on track.

Are the trips safe?

Yes! We have made sure that every aspect of your trip are just as safe as they are fun! Our guides are extensively trained to keep you safe and comfortable. Each of the operators that we work with has been vetted and has a long history of keeping our guests safe. If there are any activities on your itinerary that make you feel uncomfortable, you are not required to participate.

What if I need special accommodations?

We have a great record for accommodating all needs of our travelers. Dietary restrictions, allergies, mobility issues, and activity preferences are all taken care of while we plan the perfect trip for you.

Should I get travel insurance?

We strongly recommend having travel insurance because it is like having a safety net for your trip. This is an investment to create memories that will last you a lifetime, don’t put that at risk! Click here to learn more.