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  • Custom European Itineraries

    Tailored by Kristin von Schaumburg, of J5Travel

    Want to discover the very best of Europe—but not sure where to start? Let me design and curate it all for you. As one of J5Travel’s resident travel experts, I specialize in immersive vacations full of authentic experiences tailored just for you.

    We’ll collaborate on your itinerary so that it reflects your personal preferences and passions. I’m not just your travel planner, but your personal advocate, guiding you to the places and experiences I know will exceed your expectations.

  • Here’s what you can expect when you trust your travels to me:

    The Authentic Side of Europe

    As a travel specialist I design seamless itineraries that are immersive, luxurious, and truly one of a kind. Let me help you discover the side of Europe that most tourists miss, from visiting a family-owned olive oil press in Provence to cozying up at the best hole-in-the-wall trattoria in Rome, where you dine right beside the locals.

    Tailoring Your Trip—and Perfecting the Logistics

    Let me take care of planning every last detail for you, so you can escape on a vacation that’s seamless from beginning to end. Embark on your journey with complete confidence.
     
    Planning the ultimate journey to Europe requires a little more finessing than the “typical” trip—beyond booking a hotel and flight, there are train tables to decode, tours to book, museum entries to reserve, local guides to engage, and neighborhoods to scout for tailored shopping and dining recommendations. And in today’s constantly shifting travel climate, it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed by an ocean of information.
  • I Can Help You Plan:

    Family & multigenerational getaways

    Just-for-two couples escapes

    Unique property stays: Villas, castles, & more

    Small-group & private tours

    River Cruises

    Celebration travel

    ... and more!

  • Meet Kristin

     

    Hi! I’m Kristin von Schaumburg of boutique travel agency J5Travel. As one of J5Travel’s resident travel experts, I specialize in immersive European vacations full of authentic experiences tailored just for you. We’ll collaborate on your itinerary so that it reflects your personal preferences and passions. I’m not just your travel planner, but your personal advocate, guiding you to the places and experiences I know will exceed your expectations.

    Don’t just “see” your destination—live it. Let me show you how.

    Schedule your complimentary 30 minute consultation with Kristin

     

    My goal is to ensure you experience Europe as the Europeans do! Savor a slower pace of discovery as you take your time indulging in the sights, sounds, and simple pleasures that make a destination distinct. We’ll enliven your itinerary with hands-on excursions, private guided tours, and “skip-the-line” experiences so you can make the most of every moment. My relationships with top boutique tour operators and expert, in-country guides make it all possible.

  • How I Work

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    Schedule an in depth consultation with me (always free).

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    I'll create your customized itinerary.

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    Relax, while I take care of booking everything.

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    Travel with ease as we provide continued support throughout your trip.

  • Fee Structure

    Our mission is for you to discover the world's incredible wonders, make memories that last a lifetime, and return home enlightened.

    • Our trip retainer fees, which compensate me for my time and expertise, range from just $99 per trip (not per person), to $349 depending on the complexity of the itinerary to be planned.

    • For larger groups of 7+ travelers I will let you know the exact planning fee pricing at the end of our consultation.

    • A percentage of all my earned fees and commissions go to our supported charitable causes and you can read more about this in our philanthropy section here.

    • For cruise only vacations, a non-refundable planning deposit of $99 is required. If you book the cruise with me the deposit will be applied towards your cruise total.

      For cruises with customized pre and post itineraries the fee ranges from $149 - $349, depending on complexity, and will be conveyed at the end of our consultation.

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