At Winkaffe Global Travel, our expert vacation planning is comprehensive, creative, and totally customized. Let us design a once-in-a-lifetime trip for the one-in-a-million traveler that you are.
You can book your own ticket to the Colosseum. That’s why we do more than simply package up a trip you could’ve Googled your way to yourself. We help our clients see a place through a different lens (and no, we’re not talking Instagram filters).
In a word, we give you access. Expect hands-on, immersive experiences that open your eyes and align with your passions—all led by local experts, artisans, and homegrown guides who can’t wait to show you what makes a destination so special.
“Off the beaten path.” “Under the radar.” “Hidden gem.” Whatever you call it—we unearth the sneakily spectacular for you.
Expect eye-opening experiences you can’t just book with a “click” online.
Your travel passions and preferences lead the way.
Your trip supports the community culturally, economically, and ecologically.
The luxury of perks: We’re affiliated with Virtuoso, the world’s leading network of luxury travel companies. We’re proud to pass on Virtuoso perks and amenities to our clients, which may include complimentary breakfast, room upgrades, spa/cruise credits, and more.
The luxury of place: Accommodations are more than a spot to lay your head at night—which is why we’ve curated a coveted list of boutique properties with a strong sense of place, from home stays to stylish, intimate hotels.
The luxury of planning: Meticulous, thoughtful, inspired-by-you planning—all executed by experts who know exactly who to call to make the impossible happen.
Honeymoons and couples travel that amps up the romance (with a few splurges thrown in).
Our worldwide connections and insights mean we can design that dream trip—wherever in the world it takes you.
Active and adventure travel that has you hiking, diving, or ziplining your way through jaw-dropping landscapes.
Culturally enriching travel that showcases delicious delicacies, fascinating history, art and architecture, and traditions passed down through the ages.
Expedition cruises that get you closer to wondrous wildlife and remote settings inaccessible by land.
Kristin and her team planned a two week vacation for us in South Korea. Everything was so meticulously organized that it was very stress free for us. I particularly appreciated them alerting us to a typhoon impacting our itinerary and working with us to make sure we still got to do everything we planned, even with the less than ideal weather. Will be booking a vacation with them again soon!
We were hesitant about hiring a travel advisor to plan our honeymoon. We are frequent travelers so didn't think we needed it. However with all of the stress and planning for the wedding, we just didn't have the energy to give the honeymoon the attention it deserved, so we hired Kristin from Winkaffe Global Travel, and we are so glad we did! She took all the stress and effort out of planning, and crafted the perfect itinerary for us. When we arrived to the hotel they welcomed us with drinks, courtesy of Kristin, and even gave us a free upgrade to the honeymoon suite! I cannot recommend Kristin enough!
"Kristin was AMAZING! We didn't want to do the traditional tourist stuff so she recommended places that we had never heard of or considered and they were all AMAZING. Hotels, Activities, Restaurants, etc were perfect."
Once you complete our brief Trip Discovery Form, we’ll reach out to arrange your complimentary consultation call. Our goal is to dig deep to get at what makes you really tick—what lights you up, what makes you nervous, what piques your curiosity—so we can design a trip that’s as singular as you are. Plus, if you have any questions for us, this is your chance to ask away!
Next, we’ll send over your client forms and Design Fee (which typically starts at $250 and varies depending on the complexity of your trip). Once you take care of those, we’ll work with hand-picked travel partners to design a unique itinerary proposal for you and tweak it based on your feedback. Then we’ll make booking a breeze by stitching together everything for you, including hotels, transfers, tours, and more.
With your final itinerary all booked, we’ll deliver you the goods—a.k.a. all your important travel documents! They’ll be housed in a nifty mobile app, Trip Plans, for easy access on the go. At this point, we can also book any concierge services for you, like restaurant reservations, museum tickets, and spa sessions.
All packed and prepped, it’s time to start your adventure! You can make the journey with complete confidence knowing your WGT advisor has your back back home—and you’ll get contact info for our in-destination travel support as well. We’ll check in with you when you return to ensure everything was better than you could’ve even imagined.
Since our network of trusted travel partners spans the globe, we don’t just specialize in one destination or region. Instead, we specialize in a type of travel experience—one that’s immersive, hands-on, and that helps you uncover more “hidden gems” while you travel. For more about our specific travel specialties, go here.
Yes, we charge a Design Fee that covers your trip planning, management, and support. The fee varies depending on the complexity of the trip and typically begins at $250 per week of travel—we’ll share the exact fee with you after our complimentary consultation call together!
We think it comes down to two main things: value and expertise. Between the support we offer while you travel, our concierge-level service, and the luxury perks we can often snag for our clients, you get a lot more value out of a vacation designed by professionals vs. reserved on an impersonal online booking engine. And our deep travel expertise—along with our global connections—means we can hook you up with the kinds of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that just don’t pop up on Google.
Of course! This is a collaborative process, where we work with you to design your ultimate escape. Some of our clients prefer to be more hands-on in the process, whereas others just want us to whip up something for them and then provide feedback—either approach is fine with us!