THE GRAND TOURoffers custom-designed tours to Europe and the United States & Canada for private and non-profit organizations, as well as small groups of family and friends. These tours focus on aspects of art, music, history and cuisine, and are perfect for the independent-minded, inquisitive traveler. We promise a rich, rewarding experience with expert guides, deluxe lodging, fine dining, and plenty of free time.

Our clients include museums, college alumni groups, private clubs, and public broadcasting stations. TGT does not organize 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


TGT strives to capture the spirit of the classic cultural pilgrimage made by British and Americans who, beginning in the 17th century, wished to complete their educations by observing the great sites of the classical age and Renaissance in person. This sojourn abroad—a movable feast of history, architecture, fine art, good food, and often general revelry—came over time to be known as THE GRAND TOUR.

TGT 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.

Peter Straus, Director
PO Box 274, Peterborough, NH 03458
Tel: 603.532.6265 / 800.727.2995
Fax: 603.532.8851