Criterion Travel is a tour operator specializing in expert-led travel. We work with top U.S. affinity organizations such as museums and alumni associations to create and operate customized group itineraries worldwide with a strong educational focus. Our tours and cruises are designed for travelers interested in learning more about the destination than the average tourist.
There is nothing “off the shelf” about the trips we develop. Many are unique and operate only once. Almost all have accompanying expert lecturers who complement what local guides have to say. They might feature a combination of land and chartered sea, river, rail, or air transportation. Most of our programs provide private access or special features not available to individual travelers or most other groups.
Unique programs, many operated only once, that feature special access to people or places not available to individual travelers or other groups.
Pre-departure materials, accompanying lecturers, in-country specialists, top-notch guides, panel discussions, and demonstrations.
A mindset that travel is a means of knocking down walls and broadening minds, with the goal of helping each of us better understand the world.