THE GRAND TOUR was started in 1999 in Seattle by Peter Straus, Marc Mariani and Tyler Lansford, bound by a mutual love of Italy and the desire to create tours for people who don’t take tours. Peter moved the company to Peterborough, New Hampshire, in 2003.

TGT offers custom tours to Europe and the United States & Canada for private and non-profit organizations, as well as small groups of family and friends. Just as The Grand Tour of old, we emphasize learning about aspects of art & architecture, music, history, cuisine, and current affairs of the destinations we visit.

Our clients include museums, colleges, private clubs, and public broadcasting stations. TGT does not run public, retail tours.

To discuss your group's next cultural tour to Europe or North America, please contact us at 800.727.2995 or email us at

Peter Straus, Director
PO Box 274, Peterborough, NH 03458
Tel: 800.727.2995
Fax: 603.532.8851

Our superb professional tour directors who manage each TGT trip are some of the best in the field with many years experience in Europe and the US.
Read more about them here.

• History • Art • Architecture • Music •
Food & Wine • Literature

Photos: TGT at the Villa Rufolo, Amalfi Coast, Italy;
TGT at Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

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The Grand Tour Travel Company | PO Box 274, Peterborough, NH 03458
Tel: 800. 727.2995 Fax: 603.532.8851