A Taste of Life Ashore

Creative Culinary and Contemporary Lifestyle Shore Excursions in Europe for Discriminating Cruise Ship Guests

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The most important consideration for the consumer has to be “Who is actually operating each of these tours?” From the beginning, our intention has been to work on an exclusive basis with the most respected travel firms in the World. We are extremely proud the Tour Operators who are operating these Food and Contemporary Life Experiences. We want you to know who they are. Here is a partial list of the companies we work with to plan our unique Luxury Ashore Shore Excursions. We should add that each of these companies has been in business for a long time serving the needs of true luxury travelers. Each of the owners is a friend of Angela and Richard Turen and they will never let our clients down. Here is a sample of the quality operators we use for our Exclusive Private Shore experiences:

ak-logo         ABERCROMBIE & KENT 

Abercrombie & Kent has been regarded as the world’s top luxury travel company for more than two decades. Angela Turen served as a Tour Manager at A&K and we have enjoyed a special relationship with the company since that time. We know those areas of the world where A&K has particularly strong local offices. Churchill & Turen has been named a member of A&K’s special Chairman’s Counsel. A&K understands our Contemporary Lifestyle Touring concept and they are able to deliver some of the very best local guides in the industry.

CROATIA – EXETER INTERNATIONAL

Exeter International offers private and small group travel to Russia and Eastern Europe since 1992 at the highest level of luxury and service.  Recognized as the ‘Top Travel Specialist’ annually since 2001 by the editors of Conde Nast Travel and selected as a Travel + Leisure’s ‘A-List’ agency consecutively since 2002, Exeter International creates experiences beyond the usual, sharing exclusive access to extraordinary people and places.

GREECE – GREECE A LA CARTE

Greece a la Carte has been welcoming guests for over 25 years with a commitment to sharing local insights through personalized and authentic travel experiences.  Tailoring seamless itineraries to exceed expectations, Greece a la Carte specializes in the unique and memorable experience throughout the mainland and the islands. The company is an official provider for Virtuoso and other highly respected travel organizations in the United States

ITALY – IC BELLAGIO

IC Bellagio’s exclusive relationship with key partners allows its dedication to superior service for travelers in Italy to shine through.  Recognized by the editors of Conde Nast Travel as one of the ‘Top Travel Specialists’ and selected for Travel + Leisure’s ‘A List., this company truly understands the needs of Churchill & Turen VIP guests seeking “Out of the Ordinary” experiences in Italy.

RUSSIA – EXETER INTERNATIONAL

Exeter International offers private and small group travel to Russia and Eastern Europe since 1992 at the highest level of luxury and service.  Recognized as the ‘Top Travel Specialist’ annually since 2001 by the editors of Conde Nast Travel and selected as a Travel + Leisure’s ‘A-List’ agency consecutively since 2002, Exeter International creates experiences beyond the usual, sharing exclusive access to extraordinary people and places.

SPAIN – MADE FOR SPAIN

Made for Spain offers personalized services, bespoke itineraries and unrivaled experiences for travelers to Spain.  Guaranteeing insider’s access to people and places for the independent traveler, Made for Spain has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as the “Top Travel Specialist” consecutively since 2004.

TURKEY – NURDAN’S UNITED TRAVEL SERVICE

Nurdan’s United Travel Service (UTS) has been welcoming the most discerning travelers to Turkey for over 45 years.   Consummate professionalism, personalized service and passion for sharing rich history and cultural mosaic of modern Turkey has earned this family-run business the honor of Best Virtuoso On-Site Award time and time again.

virtuoso-top-producer-award    We are members of the “By Invitation Only” $17.3 billion Virtuoso Worldwide Network composed on the very best travel firms globally. This gives us priority access to the best travel firms in 91 countries. We meet with these firms twice a year on a face-to-face basis. We know them well. We know their strengths and they understand our standards. They also understand that we do not do “ordinary” touring for our top-tier clientele. They have created unique, truly memorable private shore excursions and pre/post programs for our guests for more than twenty years. They are aware that C&T was, in 2015, the Top-Producing team of advisers in the network.

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Italy
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