Boutique Group Trips

 

Curated Food Itineraries. Meticulously Researched. Expertly Led. 

 

Travel with us to Mexico or Italy on our curated small group trips for food lovers! We believe in small groups (max of 12 guests) and big experiences for those who are as amped to try new food as they are to meet local makers.

We travel from rustic to refined with one-of-a-kind experiences. We’ll intro you to our friends and local creatives all while doing unique activities from expertly-led tours to private dinners. Head here to read about what makes Salt & Wind travel style so unique.

We run group trips to the following destinations in Italy: Milan & Lombardy; Florence & Tuscany, and Turin & Piedmont. Meanwhile, in Mexico we travel to Oaxaca City, Oaxaca; Morelia, Michoacan; Guadalajara, Jalisco; and Mexico City.

Read on for the specific dates we’re traveling to each destination!

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Boutique Group Travel In Three Steps

We’re currently booking 2019 boutique group trips to Italy and Mexico including the regions of Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont, Tuscany as well as Jalisco, Michoacan, Oaxaca, and Mexico City!

 
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SELECT YOUR DESTINATION

Take a look at our upcoming group trip dates to Mexico and Italy and decide which travel date and destination is right for you!

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SIGN UP TO TRAVEL

We offer double and single rates so you can fly solo or travel with a bestie. Just snag your spot and you’re all set.

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RELAX! WE’LL TAKE IT FROM HERE!

Team Salt & Wind will be in touch and we’ll handle every last detail so all you have to do is show up!

UPCOMING SALT & WIND BOUTIQUE GROUP TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

2019 Group Travel Dates

 
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SOLD OUT!!!



MEXICO
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OAXACA CITY, OAXACA

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WITH FOOD & LOVE
x SALT & WIND
PRESENT

ITALY

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BOLOGNA, MODENA, & PARMA, EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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ITALY

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LOMBARDY: MILAN, LAKE COMO, FRANCIACORTA, & LAKE GARDA

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BORDER FREE TRAVELS
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PRESENT

MEXICO
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OAXACA CITY, MEXICO

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MEXICO
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MEXICO CITY, D.F.

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BORDER FREE TRAVELS
x SALT & WIND

PRESENT

ITALY

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TUSCANY: FLORENCE, VAL D’ORCIA, & PERUGIA

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BORDER FREE TRAVELS X


SALT & WIND

PRESENT

MEXICO
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GUADALAJARA & TEQUILA, JALISCO

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BORDER FREE TRAVELS
x SALT & WIND

PRESENT

MEXICO
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MORELIA & PATZCUARO, MEXICO

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ITALY

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LOMBARDY: MILAN, LAKE COMO, FRANCIACORTA, & LAKE GARDA

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BORDER FREE TRAVELS
x SALT & WIND

PRESENT

ITALY

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PIEDMONT: TURIN, ASTI & ALBA

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BORDER FREE TRAVELS
x SALT & WIND

PRESENT

MEXICO
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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

What’s Included In A Group Trip…

Here's what's included in a Salt & Wind group trip:

  • Boutique hotel accommodations with complimentary wifi

  • High end meal at a 50 Best or a Michelin-starred restaurant (all trips except Oaxaca and Michoacan)

  • All meals listed in the itinerary (plus one alcoholic drink at each lunch and dinner)

  • Hands-on cooking classes with our founder & food personality, Aida Mollenkamp 

  • Street food tours with local food experts

  • Wine or liquor tastings at artisanal distilleries and wineries

  • Indie shopping, art gallery visits, and pop-ups with local creatives

  • Artisanal market and food tours conducted by regional food experts 

  • Complimentary yoga classes, biking, or neighborhood walks

  • A group concierge to help you with your needs and plan any extra excursions

  • A group photographer so you can enjoy the moment

  • A minimum of 10 edited group photos daily 

  • Group transportation to/from all events listed on the itinerary

  • Tips for all meals, hotels, and drivers included in the itinerary

  • A few gifts from some of our favorite travel brands

  • Free time so you can explore on your own

  • Access to the S&W Travel alumni network for exclusive discounts and events

  • A couple surprises! (You didn’t think we’d tell you every last detail, did you?)

Here's what's not included in your group travel experience:

  • Any incidental expenses (shopping, room service, extra drinks, etc)

  • Tips for photographer, concierge, and trip hosts

  • Required travel insurance

  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary

  • Any extra excursions or events you plan with our concierge

  • Ground or air transportation from your home to/from the destination 

  • Alcohol beyond 1 drink at both lunch and dinner

  • Any room service or minibar charges

 

Private Group Travel

Stress-free travel planning. Exclusive experiences. Custom built trips.

From girls weekends to milestone birthdays and family reunions to company retreats, you may already have the group but don't have the trip. That’s when our private group travel service is the call.

Buyout an existing Salt & Wind group trip and we can customize it to make it your own or craft a 100% unique itinerary from scratch. We’ll handle everything you need from hotel and flight bookings to restaurant reservations and everything in between. 

To get started, fill out this quick form and we'll get right back to you!

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Private Group Trip Planning Services In Three Steps

We specialize in travel planning services for California, Hawaii, France, Italy, and Spain. Here are the three steps to creating a private trip experience:

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SELECT A TRAVEL DATE

Pick one of our pre-arranged group travel dates to the destinations below or, if you’re preferred date isn’t available let us know. Then contact us via the form below.

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LET US PLAN IT FOR YOU!

A Salt & Wind travel concierge will be in touch to customize your group travel experience and handle every last detail!

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HIT THE ROAD AND HAVE FUN!

Gather your group, pack your bags, hit the road, and get ready to make some memories!

Name *
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ITALY:
MILAN & THE LAKES,
LOMBARDY

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ITALY:

TURIN & ALBA,
PIEDMONT

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MEXICO:

GUADALAJARA & TEQUILA, JALISCO

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MEXICO:

TIJUANA, ENSENADA, & WINE COUNTRY,
BAJA CALIFORNIA

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FRANCE
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PARIS, LYON, BASQUE COUNTRY, & SOUTH OF FRANCE

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ITALY:

BOLOGNA,
EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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SPAIN:

BARCELONA & COSTA BRAVA,
CATALUNYA

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MEXICO:
MORELIA & PATZCUARO,
MICHOACAN

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HAWAII:

HONOLULU & NORTH SHORE,
OAHU

Custom Travel Planning

Tailored Travel Planning. Customized Itineraries. Travel Consultation.

Wanderlust-ing but overwhelmed by planning your trip? Let us handle it so you can get back to daydreaming!

From honeymoons to family reunions, we help food lovers travel their way in the places we know best, namely, California, Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, France, and Spain. We'll tailor our services to your needs and assist as much or little as you’d like, from itinerary planning to booking restaurant reservations.

Contact us and we’ll help make your travel dreams a reality.

 
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Custom Travel Planning Services In Three Steps

If you have a dream food trip but don’t know where to start, we’re here for you!
These are the three steps to our custom travel planning services:

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LET US KNOW YOUR PREFERENCES!

Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime Michelin-star meal? To cook like an abuela? Or exclusive wine tastings? Fill out our client form to tell us how you want to travel and we’ll make it happen.

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TALK WITH A SALT & WIND TRAVEL PLANNER

Next we’ll plan a free 15 to 20 minute call to get to know each other. Once you’ve decided how you want to work with us, you'll leave a deposit so we can begin customizing your travels. 

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WE’LL CREATE YOUR DREAM ITINERARY

Within two weeks of your deposit, you’ll receive a preliminary itinerary. Once it’s approved, we’ll start booking and finalizing all the details.

We had been wanting to travel to Europe for years but always put it off, worried that the planning process would be too daunting. Thanks to Aida and her team, we were able to have an amazing trip we will never forget without having to worry about doing all the research and work that often comes with traveling. The team helped answer all of our questions and concerns with care and kindness. We are so grateful to have found Salt & Wind!
— -Maureen D.

TRAVEL PLANNING SERVICE TIERS

These are the most common services we provide as custom travel planning; however, we can also customize a package for you! Services start at US $100/travel day and are determined based on length of trip and extent or services provided.

STANDARD || Itinerary Recommendations

Services include a 1 (15 to 20 minute) call with Salt & Wind Travel staff, a list of Salt & Wind-approved restaurant and activity recommendations for your destination, and a list of FAQs and travel tips for your destination. You will be responsible for booking and organizing everything and for the trip costs.

PLUS || Custom Itinerary

This includes up to 2 (15 to 20 minute) calls with Salt & Wind Travel staff, a list of Salt & Wind-approved recommendations, a multi-page custom itinerary, and a list of FAQs and travel tips for your destination. You will be responsible for booking and organizing everything and for the trip costs.

PREMIUM || Custom Itinerary + Booking

This includes up to 3 (15 to 20 minute) calls with Salt & Wind Travel staff, a list of Salt & Wind-approved recommendations, a custom multi-page itinerary, a custom Google map, a list of FAQs and travel tips for your destination. and booking by Team Salt & Wind of agreed upon activities, restaurant reservations, and travel services. You will still be responsible for the trip costs.

THE EXTRAS || Travel Planning Service Add Ons:

In-Trip Support

While Team Salt & Wind is always an email away, some of our clients want constant contact and support while they travel. We can provide this for an extra fee.

Full Time Private Staff

From a private photographer to a chef or a guide to a driver, for an extra fee, we can help arrange to have someone with you to make sure your trip goes smoothly.

Private Event Coordination

Be it a surprise party, a coordinated proposal, or even a Papal visit, sometimes you want your trip to go above and beyond. We can help coordinate that for an extra fee.

Where We Plan Travel

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Regional Specialists. Local Expertise. Deep Connections.

We believe the best travel planners are those who know a place really well. As in speak the language, work there regularly, and have expertise in everything from the local food to history and culture.

For that reason we specialize in a few specific places, namely, California, Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, France, and Spain. The specific areas we are highly knowledgeable include:

  • Spain: Basque Country, Madrid, Seville, Barcelona

  • France: Paris, Lyon, Rhone Valley, Languedoc, Côte D’Azur

  • Italy: Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Amalfi Coast

  • Mexico: Los Cabos, Mexican Wine Country, Tijuana, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Guadalajara

Why these destinations? They all have a deep sense of place, vibrant food culture, strong creative scenes, and unique local makers — the very things we believe that makes a destination magical.