Welcome

     Welcome to Rautenstraus Travel’s new website!  Over the years, we have predominantly arranged custom and specialized tours and cruises that connect our clients in a truly unique way not typically found with other group offerings. 

     We have frequently been allowed “special status” entry into a number of incredible sites and settings around the world.  For instance, we helped arrange “after hours” private entry into the Sistine Chapel and once took our clients to an extraordinary luncheon held at an estate and gardens owned by an Italian princess that included live music of Handel and Vivaldi. 

     Rautenstraus Travel helped secure group access into peace talks with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and planned a multi-course dinner at a private villa with a special surprise of three magnificent tenors, whose voices resounded throughout the walls of the elaborate dining hall.

     We reserved private rail cars high up in the Norwegian Fjords, and rode camels at sunset around the back side of the Great Pyramids.  Most recently, we were one of the last groups to sail throughout the Mediterranean on the luxury liner QE2 before she was dry-docked.  All of these extraordinary travel experiences have created lifetime memories and friendships, and also changed the way our clients and we viewed the world.

     Since our website is still under construction, feel free to check back in a few weeks to see what new elements are added.  You may even be surprised to spot a picture of yourself due to the amazing number of repeat clients that continue to entrust us with their group tour planning.  

   We’re glad you visited us online and thank you for your continued trust and loyalty.  Together, we will seek out amazing and soulful journeys that enrich, inspire and transform us as individuals. 

   May our journeys stir something within the heart that make us broader, kinder, and more understanding in this expanding world! 

Warmly,

Kent and Kathleen Rautenstraus
Rautenstraus Travel, Inc.