About us

Classical Excursions specializes in exclusive insider travel that emphasize the enduring excellence of the traditional, including architecture, interior design, art, gardens and archeology. Our guides and lecturers are experts in their fields, opening doors to the extraordinary artistic, cultural and historical achievements of the Western World.

Classical Excursions also specializes in bespoke private tours and travel experiences for families, and private groups of all sizes. We can also arrange destination corporate events, retreats, conferences and culinary & wine tours at many exclusive destinations world wide. We have been featured in Veranda magazine as a top luxury travel expert: Is the Future of Luxury Travel Private?

Classical Excursions founder Lani Summerville personally plans each tour. Enlisting contacts local to each country, Classical Excursions offers unique learning tours and the experience of a lifetime by opening doors to rarely visited privately owned houses, gardens and art collections. From booking through meeting you at the airport, you have the personal attention of the owner throughout the entire process. Featured in Victoria Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Town & Country and endorsed by the American Institute of Architects, each tour is fully guided by experts in the fields of art and architectural history and often includes introductory lectures by local experts. Classical Excursions provides you with a detailed package for every tour, including daily itineraries, suggested reading lists, hotel information, historical background, maps and extensive biographical information about each guide prior to the tour.

Many of our specialty tours are sponsored by The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and are endorsed by the AIA making them eligible for continuing education credits available through The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.