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GRAND RAPIDS • MICHIGAN • LUXURY TRAVEL AGENCY

We Design Luxury Small-Group Vacations For Empty Nesters

Embark on an extraordinary journey of discovery and celebration with Sphera Travel – Your Trusted Luxury Travel Agency.

Meaningful Travel Happens Together!

This isn’t just a journey; it’s a vibrant chapter of life redefined by shared exploration and newfound friendships, all within an adventure uniquely yours.

 

Group Travel With A

Touch of Luxury

Step into a world of elegance and shared discovery with Sphera Travel, your guide to luxurious group travel experiences.

Let’s craft unforgettable experiences as you explore the world in luxury. Our mission is to design and organize luxury group travel experiences for empty nesters, close-knit friends, couples in their golden years, and anyone ready to embark on a new chapter of exploration.

CELEBRATE LIFE’S BIG MOMENTS

Gather with other empty nesters for an extraordinary journey to celebrate important milestones in life.

TASTE THE WORLD

Embark on a culinary journey with fellow enthusiasts. Taste the world’s finest cuisines and flavors, crafted for those with a taste for the exquisite.

SEEK Adventure & Expeditions

Feel the thrill of discovery on our luxury trips, designed with the spirit of adventure in mind, tailored for those ready to explore.

CONNECT OVER COMMON INTERESTS

Find your tribe in interest-based travel groups. Dive deep into immersive experiences with others who share your passions.

FAMILY JOURNEYS: CONNECTING GENERATIONS

Create unforgettable memories that bridge generations, exploring the world with your loved ones.

 

PARTNERSHIPS THAT ENRICH TRAVEL

At Sphera Travel, we value partnerships. We collaborate with businesses to create travel experiences that align with your goals.

Sue Ball and Andy Ball walking in a Christmas Market in Budapest, Hungary with Andy's arm wrapped around a smiling Sue.

Discover your perfect pairing

Discover the river cruise that perfectly matches your wine tastes with our one-of-a-kind quiz.

Transitioning into the freedom of being an empty nester or stepping into the rewarding retirement phase opens new avenues for exploration and connection.

THE CHALLENGE…

The challenge lies in finding those special experiences that align with your interests and introduces you to like-minded individuals.

Our unique quiz bridges that gap, seamlessly matching your wine preferences with the ideal European river cruise.

 

IF WINE IS YOUR INTEREST…

THEN RIVER CRUISING IS THE PERFECT PAIRING

Welcome!

We Are Sphera Travel – Your Trusted Luxury Travel Agency

YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE IF:

  • You are either embracing the Empty Nester lifestyle or getting ready to.
  • You long for meaningful travel connections with close-knit friends, family, and like-minded individuals.
  • You are a group leader needing expert support to make your group’s travel dreams come true.
  • You are an affluent traveler with a taste for the finer things, seeking the most exquisite experiences.
  • You are an explorer who is looking to experience River Cruising.
  • You appreciate the convenience of having a professional who pays attention to every detail and tailors the trip to your group.
  • You’re eager to forge lasting memories in destinations that perfectly reflect your unique style and preferences.
  • You find yourself at a point in life where celebrating family, life milestones, and making new friends through travel is a top priority.
Sphera Travel - Your Trusted Luxury Travel Agency | Grand Rapids, MI

Our Process

step by step

We understand life gets pretty hectic. Let us lighten the load by applying our 30+ years of expertise and proven processes to tailor a wonderful group vacation for you. Our goal isn’t just to bring your travel dreams to life but also to deepen your connections with friends and family, especially during a phase like empty nesting when you might feel a bit detached.

STEP 1: Let’s Connect AND GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER

Your luxury journey begins with a brief 15-minute call.

Step 2: Designing Your Dream Vacation

After hiring Sphera Travel and paying for your design package, we will get started researching your vacation.

Step 3: Preparing for Your Journey

A “know-before-you-go” meeting before departure ensures you are well-prepared for your vacation.

Step 4: Discovering the World Together!

Embark on your luxurious vacation with a hand-crafted itinerary designed just for you.

Access the Work with Us Guide

A complete review of our services, pricing, and what to expect when hiring Sphera Travel to design your luxury group vacation.

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From our happy clients

Retired friends and empty nesters savoring wine and sharing an outdoor meal in Tuscany, Italy
A cobblestone street in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany, lined with colorful half-timbered houses—a picturesque destination on a Christmas Market river cruise.
Families spanning multiple generations delighting in a luxurious beach vacation together.
Jacobins Square in Lyon, France, known as the culinary capital of the world—a perfect vacation spot for a group of food enthusiast friends.