Circa Travel is a privately-owned travel firm located in historic Frederick, MD. We specialize in leisure travel to Europe– most especially travel in Italy.
We work with discerning travelers to craft custom itineraries that are about relaxation, discovery, enchantment, and joy. With over 30 years of designing travel, we are well versed in all the components that go into making a trip memorable for you and for your group.
How We Work
Every trip or tour begins with a conversation with Owner and Chief Travel Designer Jackie Lamothe. Once we determine what you are looking for we move into the agreement phase where we set up expectations for you, the guest, and Circa Travel. Once that is agreed upon we collect a professional fee and set the time-line for delivering quotes.
We will keep you well informed as your trip design takes shape. We find that there is generally a big flurry of activity when we begin our work together: while hotels and flights are selected. Things then slow down a bit and we take the time to find the extra activities, auto rentals, in-country trains, planes & transfers, and anything else you desire for your unique trip.
You can rest assured that Circa Travel takes care of all the little details so you, our treasured guest can concentrate on taking care of yourself, your family, or your business with out having to fret over endless travel minutia.
Circa Travel Brilliance
Circa Travel is all about bringing a unique European experience to our guests. We believe folks should see their destination with new eyes every time they travel. Even if you have been to Italy in the past, we feel you should experience this magnificent country with the wonder and joy of a child who has just tasted ice cream for the first time! We would love to work with you on “Bucket List” trips: be they river cruises, independent travel, escorted tours, Villa rentals, or ocean cruises. Do you have a personal or business milestone such as an anniversary or birthday coming up? We excel at making the celebration one you will never forget! You dream it and we’ll make it come true!
Circa Travel is a proud business partner and travel specialist with the leaders in Luxury River cruising. Gliding along the world’s great rivers is a form of travel that is simply perfect: elegant accommodations, all meals deliciously prepared, expertly guided city tours, and plenty of free time to see and do just what you wish! Why not schedule a complimentary consultation with Jackie to discuss the joys of river cruising?
Have an idea for a group of your own? We’ll build a special tour just for you! You can fill your tour with your extended family, old (and new) friends, or business colleagues on a Circa Travel Tour. You may even be able to travel for little or no money yourself.
Whether it’s a farm to table food experience in Tuscany, a bike riding journey through the French Countryside, or an exclusive whiskey experience in Scotland, Circa Travel tours will provide you with the experience of a lifetime. We’ll help you create the perfect mix of planned activities and personal time, so you can do and see exactly what you want, when you want.
Benefits of Working with Circa Travel
The personal attention of a passionate and experienced travel professional.
After one on one consultation with you, and extensive research on our part, Circa Travel will tailor each trip specifically to your desires and budget.
We help you get the most from your travel experience.
We take the uncertainty out of planning so you can enjoy every moment of your hard-earned vacation without worrying about the details.
Circa Travel is proud to have cultivated valuable industry relationships. This means more unique travel opportunities and insider experiences for you.
We make sure you are met at your international airport and escort to your hotel or ship.
We take care of all transportation once you are at your destination. From planes and trains to boats as well as private drivers or renting luxury vehicles; we’ll make sure you travel with ease.
Meet Circa Travel Founder
Circa Travel founder Jackie Lamothe started falling in love with travel in her teen years. She spent a college semester in Florence and Rome and has been traveling throughout Europe (especially Italy) ever since. In her numerous trips, Jackie has been in the presence of popes and peasants and loves it all. She has been offered a singing contract and a marriage proposal in Italy, and never tires of the fascinating people of this delightful country.
She has a unique way of arranging trips that makes for joyous, relaxing, and unforgettable vacations (please see testimonials). She is continually building solid relationships with travel professionals all over Europe who are equally committed to providing memorable experiences for the guests on Circa Travel vacations and tours.
Circa Travel would be honored to add you to our family of happy travelers. Please contact Jackie with YOUR travel desires.