Plugging into the best travel intelligence for each of your trips
Our extensive network of journalists and local tastemakers provides the inside take on destinations—curating hotels, food and wine, culture, shopping, and must-see sites to create bespoke itineraries that get to the very essence of a place.
Whether it’s dining in a private Venetian palazzo or getting a behind-the-scenes look at a world-class collection of contemporary art in St. Petersburg, we can make it happen.
Your own personal travel designer
Each member is assigned a professional travel designer who serves as the main point of contact before, during, and after the trip. We plan and book everything so you can relax and have fun.
Your trip in the palm of your hand
The Essentialist app is a user-friendly, intuitive tool for accessing itineraries, making changes, adding special opportunities, and communicating 24/7 with our team.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Do you really book everything and all? Yes, from flights to restaurants, local experiences and everything in between.
Are there any additional fees on top of membership? No, any necessary time from our travel design team and our editors is included as part of the membership fee. You will only pay for the cost of your trip, as you would do if booking directly, and often with a better rate and/or extra benefits.
What if I plan a trip with friends? As long as you are sharing the same backbone itinerary, we will treat them as your guests and manage their reservations as we would do for your family.
What do you mean by bespoke itinerary? A bespoke itinerary means that from food to experiences, each item is suggested based on your style of traveling, your tastes, budget, dreams and wishes.
Does Essentialist work all over the world? Yes. All 7 continents and everything in between.