RM TRAVEL

INTERNATIONAL WINE & CULINARY TOURS

 


Offering Wine-Country Villa Retreats & Luxury Yacht Cruises

Off-the-Beaten-Path, Authentic Local Experiences

Small Group Size (Maximum 12 People)

Designed and Personally Led by Husband-Wife Team Rachel & Alex

 

UPCOMING TRIPS

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DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL

For Groups of 10-14

Booking for September 18-25, 2022

Stay at a private estate, day of sailing the Douro River on our own luxury sailboat, explore off-the-beaten-path villages, taste world-class wines and ports, savor authentic cuisine.

From:

$4295

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CATAMARAN CRUISE:

FRENCH CARIBBEAN

For Private Groups of 10 

Booking for December, 2023

Sail around beautiful French islands as you ride in style through calm, turquoise Caribbean waters. Experience the art, culture, food & wine of France, but in a warm, laid-back & tropical setting.

From:

$5095

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CATAMARAN CRUISE:

MALLORCA, SPAIN

For Private Groups of 8-10 

Booking for Fall, 2022

Explore the island on our own private catamaran! Fresh island cuisine, water activities, private beaches, cultural and archeological excursions, boutique family winery visits and more.

From:

$4995

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YACHT CRUISE:

TURKEY & GREECE

For Private Groups of 10

Booking for Summer, 2022

Island hopping on our own private yacht! Wine, dine and relax along the crystal blue waters of the Turkish Riviera and Greek Dodacanese islands.

From:

$5995

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PROVENCE & RHONE,

SOUTH OF FRANCE

For Private Groups of 6-10 

Booking for Summer or Fall, 2022

Experience your own private chateau and chef, explore the magical Provence and Rhone wine regions, enjoy an afternoon sipping rosé on the boat.

From:

$3995

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CATAMARAN CRUISE:

BAJA, MEXICO

For Groups of 8-10 

Booking for October, 2022

Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Sea of Cortez. Swim with whale sharks, visit UNESCO protected islands and "magic villages," enjoy an exclusive Baja wine tasting, and much more.

From:

$4895

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SPAIN & PORTUGAL:
WINE, FOOD & CULTURE

For Private Groups of 8-10 

Booking for September, 2022

Witness Southern Spain at its finest, from vineyards to sherry houses, white hilltop villages to flamenco shows. Experience the vibrant villages and  stunning beaches of Southern Portugal.

From:

$4495

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TUSCAN FARMHOUSE:

ITALY

For Private Groups of 6-10

Booking for Fall, 2022

Stay in our own luxurious Tuscan Farmhouse, private winery visits & winemaker tastings, daily trips to local villages, wander the charming medieval alleys of off-the-beaten-path ancient towns, local cheese and olive oil tastings, farm-to-table cuisine, private chef, cooking class, spa-day and more.

From:

$3995

A BOUTIQUE EXPERIENCE

PERSONALIZED, SMALL GROUP TOURS
OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH DESTINATIONS

FAMILY-OWNED ESTATE WINERIES

LUXURY, BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATIONS

AUTHENTIC, LOCAL CUISINE

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Rachel Madsen: Owner, RM TRAVEL

Rachel is a wine dealer and travel guru, with a formal background in architecture and art history. Originally from New England, her sprouting wanderlust led her to Santa Fe, NM for her undergrad, and later to San Francisco, CA to study architecture and work for a few years in that field.

 

Meanwhile, with wine country in her backyard, she became acquainted and enamored with the world of wine. She visited Napa and Sonoma frequently and attended every wine show that came to the city. Though she loved San Francisco, she ultimately felt that the routine and structure of corporate life was going to suffocate her, and her adventurous spirit. 

After several years, she left San Francisco and the corporate world behind to pursue her burning passion to travel the world. 

For nearly two years she explored more than a dozen countries and lived / worked / volunteered in South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa and Europe. Upon returning to the USA she realized that she could make her passion for travel and wine into a living - as a wine importer, and eventually, a wine tour operator. 

She has since built countless relationships with folks from all over the world, speaks multiple languages, and knows her way around dozens of cities and countries. 

 

She currently lives on the west coast of Mexico with her husband, Alex. They spend 2-3 months per year in Europe, sharing beautiful off-the-beaten-path paradises of the world with happy clientele. 

For 7 years she has been designing and leading small-group tours and yacht cruises in France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Portugal and Spain. She is currently designing future trips to South Africa, Mexico, Argentina and Southern Italy.

CONTACT US

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