American Excursionist

Virtuoso On-Site for the entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii)

American Excursionist

American Excursionist is a luxury DMC for the entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and the Caribbean offering unique hotel and tour packages. With dedicated staff and excellent rates at luxury accommodations across the region, we differentiate ourselves through our access to unique experiences, experts and guides. Examples include access to museums after hours, tickets to VIP events & parties and meeting unique personalities. We also provide end-to-end client support, including VIP transportation, foreign-language concierge support, exotic car rental, and chartering private jets and yachts.

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Jazz and Historical Tour

By: Michelle Cantu

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2018

We took two private tours: one for the historical aspect and one for history of jazz. Both were amazing and would do them again. We were fortunate to have Tyler as a guide and he was top notch. I can’t say enough positive about him: intelligent, personable, knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a private car as well and would recommend that as well.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas
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Washington DC

By: GG

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2018

Absolutely was a treat for us four women...our driver, Cesar was soooo nice to us and helpful in everything we asked of him...He was very knowledgeable about the city and sights...always punctual when picking us up...he was a real gentleman...I will recommend him to any of my friends traveling to that area....thank you very much for making our trip very special...
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LA food tour

By: Chip

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

The LA downtown food tour was superb! Sally with Sixtastes was a great guide! We got excellent food from different cultures while learning about downtown's history. Definitely will do again!
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett
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Smooth connections

By: Mr.Broadway

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2019

Complicated connections and layovers went smoothly and on time.
Travel Advisor:  Mark Hoyer
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National Parks


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2019

They were there for us every step of the way and the guides were very knowledgeable and professional.
Travel Advisor:  John Rees
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American Excursionist was impersonal

By: Prince

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2019

The three activities planned by American Excursionist were outstanding. There were, however, glitches in payment which we did in advance, but which vendors say they did not receive. We never met a director for American Excursionist which would have made evaluating easier. The pick-ups by vendors were on time, and all vendors were professional.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Young Lampe
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Weekend vacation

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

Very accommodating stay with sufficient activities for a couple who want to see things without exerting a lot of physical effort.
Travel Advisor:  Landa Mauriello-Vernon
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Food tour of Carmel

By: California Dreaming

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

Tracey was our guide and she was just delightful. She guided us through the town of Carmel to our food and shopping stops and as she did that, she gave us a tour of the town along the way. She was warmly greeted by all the shopkeepers and dining establishment owners/staff. They knew her and welcomed us with open arms. Her personality is a great asset to her tour. She is a very smart lady and one we enjoyed spending time with.
Travel Advisor:  Winn Harris
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By: Daniel

Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2019

American Excursionist was incredibly helpful in planning our Honeymoon to Saint Lucia! They helped out with amenities, prices, and transportation. Thanks to American Excursionist, we got some great perks at the resort! Made the the experience an absolute pleasure!
Travel Advisor:  Jeremy Gurvitch

SW National Parks

By: Jeannie

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2021

Excursionist was “by our side” the time we landed until our trip was completed. Although we didn’t really rely on them because our road trip was planned so well, they always checked in to connect us with our guides and itinerary on the next adventure. They were very reliable and of high quality, working with very experienced personnel. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Charlotte French

New England Trip

By: Garrett Family

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2021

We had a great trip! Would definitely use them again!

National Parks

By: Alan

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2021

Larry did a wonderful job hooking us up with tour guides at each of the national parks we visited last September. The guides significantly enhanced the enjoyment of our trip. Most of our accommodations we above average. We recommend using Larry and will do so for our future traveling.
Travel Advisor:  Larry Stein

Western trip

By: C&S

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2021

It was great to have recommendations & accommodations planned.
Travel Advisor:  Laurie Shuping


By: L

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2022

Interesting. Enjoyed
Travel Advisor:  Carrie Bradley

National Parks


Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2022

A couple of tours were not on time. The tour guides were given a different time than the one assigned me. Some did not have my cell phone number, but the number of DeRon in Florida. I was given an office number, rather than the cell number of the guide & we could not get in touch. Almost missed my helicopter ride in the Grand Canyon. The guide was given the time of the ride to pick me up.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Miller Murphy

Jackson hole trip

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2022

Very good follow up
Travel Advisor:  Carrie Bradley
Not Recommended


By: Dave

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2022

Suffice it to say that after my last experience with American Excursionist, I will never use them for any trip again. The whole build up to the trip was incredibly challenging with slow response times, inaccurate information, and unprofessional services. -I never had an accurate itinerary -My operator (Daniel) was unprofessional, slow and sloppy. Often he wouldn't respond to messages or phone calls for days at a time. -I received tickets minutes before events were to start and only after my prompting. -In an eleven day trip, there was an issue on all but four. Only after a manager got involved did the last four days of the trip go smoothly. I paid a premium for their services and most certainly will never pay that premium to them again. I have now spoken to several colleagues who have used them previously, all with similar experience. There are other operators out there with much better services and capabilities.

New England Trip

By: Donna

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2022

Excellent experience with American Excursionist! I’m not certain how to put into words the experience we realized! This way of travel and adventure provides one the ability to explore the world at heights simply not attainable on our own! I truly believed no one could design an itinerary that could ever begin to compare to trips I have personally planned for myself, trips where I’ve spent over a year researching and organizing (because no one would ever know exactly what “my preferences” are!!). I’m sorry to report that until this trip, I’ve truly never experienced 5Star travel in my lifetime! These are professionals who take your individual dreams and make them a reality, a reality that makes your dreams seem dull!
Travel Advisor:  Erica Carr

Wonderful Time

By: David

Reviewed on: 19 May 2023

Awesome. All of of tour guides were knowledgeable and accommodating.
Travel Advisor:  Lynne Adams

Anniversary trip

By: Tammy

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2023

Our tour guide Ruby was fantastic. I learned a lot in Montreal
Travel Advisor:  Alicia Pacini

Trip to the wild west

By: Ken

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2023

American Excursionist did a great job. Our guide in Jackson Hole (Mike) and our guide in Yellowstone (Rhiana) were both fantastic. They knew their areas incredibly well. And as a result, we were able to see some of the prettiest scenery and fascinating wildlife in the United States.
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce

American excursionist

By: World travelers

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2023

Josie at American Excursionist was very attentive to us while we were in Charleston. She helped to make our anniversary trip a very memorable trip for us. She checked on us every day and at each event our anniversary was recognized. It was a wonderful experience!
Travel Advisor:  Julie Smothers

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