Cultural Crossroads

Cultural Crossroads is an award-winning tour company specializing in outstanding, enriching cultural journeys to classic and exotic destinations.


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Comments From Our Past Travelers

  • In 2011, National Geographic Traveler Magazine wrote of the trips for their “Trips of a Lifetime”: “Culled from thousands of tours worldwide, these are the antidote to the average – all offered by outfitters with solid reputations. They offer a short but deep dive into far flung cultures and transformative experiences.”  Cultural Crossroads is proud to be one of those companies and to have won the honor 5 times.
  • Hard to believe we've been back for weeks already.  Seems like we had an adventure in a magical land totally disconnected from reality while in Antarctica.
    Christine W
  • It was a wonderful trip, just the best. Thank you for all your hard work making it all seem effortless!
    Linda A
  • We recently vacationed with Cultural Crossroads to the Cinque Terre area of Italy.  The experience changed our ideas about tours. This was well organized and extremely well run. It was a culinary and wine tour and had pre-arranged the meals and the wines. Needless to say the dining experiences were over the top.
    Sunny and Jon Adler
  • Many thanks for an absolutely wonderful trip to Ireland. My heart will sing for a long time given all the joy I felt these 9 days.
    Chris B.
  • Every detail and destination is exquisitely selected and vetted.   Each guide and host exuded warmth, comfort, pride and knowledge.  Simultaneously intimate and adventurous; like traveling with old friends
    Nancy G.
  • What a delight it is to be working with you on another VPR Citizens of the World trip! Our listeners are discerning travelers, and they consistently rave about how well Cultural Crossroads tours are planned and executed. Thank you for your travel expertise, amazing overseas connections and excellent customer service.
    (Ms.) Ty Robertson
    Special Events Coordinator
    Vermont Public Radio
  • I spent a couple of weeks facilitating a tour of Ireland that Carrie organized and led. Her equanimity was remarkable, her ability to sense the mood of a diverse group of people extraordinary, and her willingness to adapt to unforeseen circumstances showed the mark of a true pro. She's a delight to work with and it's noticeable how much she likes what she does for a living.
    Kevin Cullen
    The Boston Globe
  • VPR's Egypt trip was a spectacular success… Carrie McDougall did a fantastic job running the trip. She selected a formidably skilled Egyptologist, to accompany us...to ensure everything happened without a hitch…I need to say that Carrie exceeded even my expectations….
    Christopher Wren
    Commentator, Former Bureau Chief in Egypt
    VPR, New York Times
  • Wowwowowow what an amazing fantastic trip we had to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Everything worked out so well. Really can't tell you how special it was. Thank you for all your help.
    Jan S.
  • A wonderful first class guided tour of ancient and modern Sicily with a five star culinary experience of a lifetime. An adventure not to be missed!
    Terri N.
  • We all had a wonderful time, and felt in many ways it was a trip of a lifetime.  Jim and I travel quite a bit, and have lived in France, so we are usually quite independent…This time I think we really enjoyed not having to worry about renting a car, driving, navigating in and out of new towns and cities, and all the rest.  But much more, traveling with a good guide really helps you learn so much more and understand a new culture.I expect we will be contacting you again for a future trip!
    Lisa M.
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Why Cultural Crossroads?

One of a Kind Itineraries

Our tailor-made tours are perfect for individuals, multi-generational families, small groups and non-profit organizations. Travelers are connected to people and places through unique events and one of a kind experiences. Cultures and customs, such as dance, art, music, food and wine are brought to life through interactions with locals residents.

Award Winning Services

Cultural Crossroads has been recognized globally for their unique and creative tours by National Geographic, “50 Tours of a Lifetime” and Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, “50 Trips of a Lifetime.”

Commitment to our World

Each of our tours is designed to support cultural and indigenous traditions, education, and economic programs in the countries where we travel. Many of our tours include portions of the proceeds donated to organizations that support women and children. In addition, Cultural Crossroads proudly supports sustainable community projects in the places where we travel.

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