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Our Story

In 1957, my parents Leni and Preston Epstein were married in Verona, Italy. Dad was stationed in Verona while serving in the US Army, and Mom flew from New York for the big day (and Italian honeymoon!). Their love story has certainly been a lot happier and lasted much longer than Verona’s other famous couple: Romeo and Juliet. This also sparked their love affair with European travel.

Leni and Preston during their Italy honeymoon in 1957
Leni and Preston during their Italy honeymoon in 1957

In 1990, my parents began Celebrated Experiences, and I had the pleasure of joining them in this incredible journey in 2006. Today, Celebrated Experiences has an incredible team of destination experts as passionate about the UK, Ireland and Italy as we are. We are proud to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, wendyperrin.com, Town & Country Travel and many other publications for our expertise and special travel experiences we deliver for our clients.

We are proud of our beautiful collection of Celebrated Hotels, and we cherish the friendships we have made at each property. Our process of seeking out new hotels, apartments and villas never ends, and our Collection constantly changes. Our Collection is less about how famous a hotel might be and more about finding those exceptional properties with extraordinary service, experience and value

During a Scotland inspection tour Jonathan found time to visit friends at Tomatin Distillery who do such a good job of looking after our clients.
During a Scotland inspection tour Jonathan found time to visit friends at Tomatin Distillery who do such a good job of looking after our clients.

Over our 25-year history we have worked equally hard at sourcing the very best drivers, guides, and experiences in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. With all of these ingredients we are able to design special and unique itineraries.

It is our goal to make the booking process fun and to create a beautiful experience that our clients will be talking about for many years to come. Please give us a call or email us to begin the process of planning your next vacation. We are eager to assist!

All the best,
Jonathan Epstein
President, Celebrated Experiences

Top Reasons to Book with Us

  1. Our Relationships

    Our friendly and warm relationships with hotels, restaurants and guides ensures our clients receive VIP treatment and superior experiences.

  2. Our Experience

    Our Experts have slept in the beds, eaten the meals, met the guides, walked the villages, enjoyed special experiences and will use that knowledge to help plan the perfect trip.

  3. Our Knowledge

    Our knowledge of the destination and its properties ensures that our clients end up in the perfect hotel room, not just the perfect hotel. We also point you toward off-the-beaten path highlights beyond simply checking popular tourist boxes.

  4. Our Perks

    Our clients receive Celebrated Perks (special amenities) and VIP treatment when we book their hotels. Also, breakfast is always included, and WiFi is always free.

  5. Our Process

    Our trip planning process is fun, educational and enriching. We love to get our clients as enthusiastic about our destinations as we are!

  6. Our Attention to Detail

    Our team is obsessed with getting it right. We check and recheck every aspect of a trip from confirming connecting rooms and extra beds to making dinner reservations and booking the perfect golf tee time that flows well with the itinerary.

  7. Our Standards

    Our aim is to constantly evolve and improve. As such, as we are always in search of great new hotels and guides. We also are not afraid to drop hotels that do meet our tough standards.

  8. Our Documents

    Our travel documents are simple and easy to understand. We also include descriptions of our favorite sightseeing highlights in each area to be visited.

  9. Our Commitment to Give Back

    For every hotel room night we book, we donate $1 to great causes such as The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Make-A-Wish and more. We are proud to have donated over $23,500 in 2015.