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About Black Diamond Journeys

Black Diamond Journeys has been started by two long time friends, Slovenian Goran Valic and Dirk Neuhaus from Utrecht, combining more than 30 years of experience in travel and event organization. Crisscrossing Europe while organizing events for multinational sponsors since 1988 gave us ample opportunities to visit, to meet and to get to know exciting places which can't be found so easily.

Through all these years we filled up our data bank with hundreds and hundreds of places which can deliver unforgettable experiences, but are not well known to the general public; that means we can fulfill almost all requests made by friends of Black Diamond Journeys.

Our passion for travel to lesser known destinations, to places with a lot of charm and excellent service, to meet and befriend owners or management teams, with love for tasting good local food and wine, to enjoy local areas and sights they offer, made us want to share it with like minded people who would enjoy it all just as much as we do.

Our offers are specifically made for individual travelers or small groups, where all participants are able to enjoy the trip in their own private and individual way. Each location on the Black Diamond Journeys website is handpicked and has been personally visited, checked out and we have established direct contact with the owners or management teams.

This way we can guarantee to all friends of Black Diamond Journeys that they will experience the best possible service on nicest locations, while at the same time Black Diamond Journeys will guarantee the best prices, which you won't find on other booking websites.

We invite you to become members of our Black Diamond Journeys Travel Club so you can enjoy all the exclusive benefits we offer!

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Decades of Experience: Our priority is in quality event organisation.

We have been designing company retreats with multinational brands for decades. We’re often awarded the opportunity to integrate our organizational skills with one of our great passions, sport; proudly organizing national tournaments and world-wide games. In all of our efforts, we strive for perfection. Our team has also been involved in the evolution of snowboarding and beach volleyball events since the early 90’s. World championships, European tours, and high-level company events are just some of our experiences with brands like Danone, Ford, Philips, Ballantine’s, and Coca-Cola.

This experience has given us a clear idea on how to effectively organize considered events – and how to efficiently adapt to your wishes.

Travel Experiences, Curated for You

Black Diamond has 5 types of travel, When you book with Black Diamond Journeys you will gain access to a world of individual travel experiences.

Seasonal Breaks

Each month we carefully curate the best retreats and trips from across Europe as well as worldwide, taking care to avoid the crowds, and to get the richest experience of the culture. Each offer has a destination that caters to a maximum of 10 rooms, and will be available for a limited time only.
Additionally, we’ll serve you with suggestions for authentic local activities, restaurant recommendations, and can provide you with door-to-door travel arrangements to get you from your home to your destination in comfort.

Wanderlust is a beautiful thing, especially when shared. Our business has been in curating unique experiences, free of typical destinations. We take pride in carefully selecting the cities, routes, and mode of transportation to ensure you get to make time for each other.

It’s all about the journey, and we want to show you one that’s exceptional. Carefully selected destinations await your arrival. View our different cities and locations from our itineraries below - and with everything else taken care of, you’ll be free to enjoy the entire experience.

Escape to the perfect setting, and unwind together.

Days of Exploration

Throughout our years of experience in catering for larger parties, we’ve found that every experience works out best when we discover the perfect plan for the specific group. Sometimes that may be a luxury cruise or cultural experiences; other times gastro-tours or relaxing wellness centre.

Whatever dynamic you feel is best for you and your party, we’re delighted to present these once-off opportunities to you.

We carefully curate unique limited offers from across Europe whenever we find something meeting the standards we desire to deliver. Our philosophy is that travelling is about the journey and not just the destination - for the duration of the trip we’ll show you the lesser known cultural, historical, and gastro experiences all along the way; taking care to avoid the crowds, and to get the richest experience of the culture.

Would you prefer to plan a customised travel experience? Get in touch to create your own journey.

Family Retreats

Being with our loved ones is something that there will never be enough time for. We want you to get the most out of these moments, whenever the opportunity arises. See the breath-taking sights of Dubai with your family, or perhaps the sleepy coast of Sorrento. Allow us to provide you with carefully selected family destinations that eagerly await your arrival. 
It’s all about the journey, and we want to show you that’s exceptional. With everything else taken care of, you’ll be free to enjoy the entire experience. Escape to the perfect setting, and unwind together.

Endless possibilities

We are constantly revising and updating our travel packages and offers to ensure the best journeys are available for you. If you already had something in mind, we’d also love to make it happen. Check in our calendar to see holiday proposals that are available immediately, or get in touch with us about creating a personalised agenda for your family.

Allow us to arrange everything: How it Works

We warmly invite you to tell us your preferences and requirements. From there, we can propose to you all of our suitable options. We can also create a personalised journey that matches your wishes. Once you feel satisfied with the proposed trip, you can leave the rest to us. We’ll take care of all the planning, with an option of door-to-door transit service for everyone, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the time with your family.

Luxury Villa's

Destinations like Il Borro in Italy and Spezzie Luxury Villas in Greece await you. Despite their proximity to neighbouring cities and the exciting surroundings, you may find it difficult to leave the exceptionally picturesque grounds of the Villas themselves. Our villa holiday options boast spacious bedrooms, swimming pools, and generous garden grounds. Breakfasts can be provided, awaiting you every morning in the vast dining rooms. Be our guest, and experience true luxury.

Our villa holiday options boast spacious bedrooms, swimming pools, and generous garden grounds. Breakfasts can be provided, awaiting you every morning in the vast dining rooms. Be our guest, and experience true luxury. Find a list of our current destinations here.

How it Works

The Villas are currently available for reservations. Additionally, we’ll serve you with suggestions for authentic local activities, restaurant recommendations, and can provide you with door-to-door travel arrangements to get you from your home to your destination in comfort.

Business Events

Planning an adventure starts with good communication. We warmly invite you to describe your ideal trip to us. From there, we create a personalised journey that matches your wishes. Once you feel satisfied with the proposed trip, you can leave the rest to us. We’ll take care of all the planning, with an option of door-to-door transit service for everyone, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the time with your guests.
Additionally, we are carefully working to financially optimize your travel options.

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