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Since 1992, Exeter International has established itself as the leading deluxe travel specialist to Central and Eastern Europe, Russia & Central Asia. We use our intimate regional knowledge and expertise to create unique, often limited access travel experiences.  For our multinational team, it’s personal. Life and work combine to create a genuine enthusiasm that translates to the creation of out of the ordinary service for you.  We offer dedicated multilingual expertise in English, Portuguese and Spanish.  
When you book with Exeter International you can expect the top guides in each city pre-reserved at time of booking, matched to you and your preferences. You can create your ultimate travel experience with a dedicated expert who will collaborate with you in ensuring that your itinerary is planned with flair and innovation.
Our Extraordinary Experiences provide our guests with intimate experiences that are often unique to us.  Luxury hotels and fabulous restaurants are numerous throughout our countries of expertise. We distill the best of the best and then use our extraordinary connections to take you behind the cultural scenes for a truly experiential trip. Backstage tours, early museum entrances, and connecting to the expert’s expert are all possible when travelling with Exeter International. It’s about finding that perfect, yet hidden café and meeting the director of an art gallery who leads the local art scene. It’s about authenticity, and having the perfect guide to point out things that aren’t in any guidebook. 
Exeter International journeys have been written about in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, the Wall Street Journal, Town & Country, Departures, Food & Wine, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and the Financial Times to name but a few.  We also highly value our relationship with your travel  agent, and are proud to be marketing partners to Virtuoso and Signature, two of the most prestigious associations of travel professionals in the world. 
Exeter International specialists have been recognized by the Condé Nast Top Travel Specialist List from its inception in 2001. Travel+Leisure has also acknowledged our expertise since 2001 on their A-List of travel experts, and we are now proud to have three Wendy Perrin WOW List specialists on our team.
Thank you for considering a trip with us. We look forward to planning something  unique, which we know will exceed your expectations. 

The value of booking your holiday with Exeter International includes:

Local Knowledge

We are passionate about our destinations, but we understand that independent travel can sometimes be challenging. Guide books are out of date even before they are published, and it’s not so much a case of what you know as who you know. We cultivate our extensive local contacts and travel to our destinations regularly to update our knowledge.


Our Exeter team has traveled, lived, researched and studied our part of the world. Several of our staff have been named to the extraordinarily prestigious Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure lists of top travel specialists. Use our knowledge and expertise to ensure you have the best experience and make the most of your time. We can design a trip that will avoid poor flight connections, crowds at museums (as much as possible) and make your vacation unique. This takes planning and experience and is our specialty.

Authentic Experiences

We go beyond the well-known sites to allow you to discover little-known museums or street markets off the beaten track. And more importantly, we’ll open doors that are closed to the general public.

Extraordinary Experiences

Different, unusual and often closed to the general public–we can offer special insider access that defines experiential travel.

Our Guides

We know that selecting the right guide can be the single most important factor in the enjoyment of your vacation. Exeter guides are handpicked and have benefited from years of training. You will not be stuck with a guide that has poor English or a lack of knowledge.

Skip the Line

Avoiding long waits in museum lines is one of our top priorities. Because we pre-purchase most museum tickets and make appointments wherever possible, we minimize waiting time to get into the most popular sights in each city.

VIP Treatment

We book a number of people at all our partner hotels, giving us preferred rates, clout and often availability to rooms even on very busy dates. Expect added amenities and often complimentary upgrades upon check-in at our partner hotels (subject to availability).

Peace of Mind in Your Destination

Wherever you travel with Exeter International, you will have 24-hour access to a local contact. Your contact will be there for you to coordinate any changes in your program between cities or help you in the case of an emergency. All logistical changes will be handled by our local staff, giving you peace of mind.


Because we are independent we can offer truly impartial advice.

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