Christine C. Gaffney

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Founder / Owner
General Manager

Dominique Cid

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Assistant General Manager

Carly Singer

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Lead Travel Designer
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About us

With a prudent understanding of our clients’ wishes, professional experience and knowledge not only in travel, but also research, hotel and hospitality management, services and consulting, The Travel Designer is equipped and dedicated to creating and planning your trip of a lifetime – every time.

Where to begin?? The long journey to Alesund ended at the perfectly located and beautiful Hotel Brosundet, with an upgrade to King Suite! It was a simply beautiful room with spectacular views, and to top it all off …. Read more

6 Diane and Bob from Canada

We were very pleased with our recent trip to Iceland, Denmark and Norway planned by Rikke at The Travel Designer. She responded to our needs and made wonderful arrangements for us, especially for special places to eat…. Read more

3 Janis Alper

Our walking tour with Christine was a perfect way to appreciate the city! She was great! We plan to explore a little more before the end of the day, and for sure go back for more tomorrow. We love Bergen. 

1 Couple from Minnesota

Hello my dear! Can you stop being so gosh darn perfect???  You are making it so hard for the rest of this world to keep up! 🙂 Yet again, another fabulous review from my clients. Jacques exact words were…. Read more

2 Samantha Bavage, Borton Overseas

Today we had the walking tour. Our guide was so very pleasant and informative on area and its history. We enjoyed it very much. You were spot on about this tour – this was definitely the highlight of our trip to Bergen!

5 M/M Anderson

Returned to SF yesterday. Thank you both for all your help in planning a terrific trip. We enjoyed it immensely. Ett Hem was over the top. And it was great to have Leif on the ground picking us up and …. Read more

4 Couple from the US

We have all just returned from our trip of a week above the Arctic Circle in Norway. Christine did an excellent job in organising where to go and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The weather gods were smiling …. Read more

7 Family of 5

Hi Christine. A belated thank you for a truly memorable experience. We hope your next client trips were as successful and as much fun! We absolutely loved every minute of the Norway experience you gave us and will not …. Read more

8 Dolly

Loved Norway, Bergen, the boat trip up the fjord,Balestrand,the trail ride to Oslo and Oslo were fabulous. Accommodations and personal guides were great. The Travel Designer is «The only way to go». Thanks for a great trip …. Read more

10 lisa from USA

Our trip to Sweden and Norway was beyond perfect. Every detail was just right, from the itinerary to suggestions for restaurants and things to do. Our trip packet was extremely organized and easy to read …. Read more

11 Kriss and Erik

Many thanks for the information on the artist, Tom Hare, and his work in the sculpture gardens at the Royal Palace in Oslo. Your breath of knowledge regarding Bergen, historically, culturally and in many significant ways coupled …. Read more

12 Stephanie, Chuck and Elizabeth Cahn family

We had a group of 6 in Stockholm for 2 nights before their cruise began, and utilized The Travel Designer for the ground arrangements a round trip airport transfers and a day sightseeing tour. All arrangements were …. Read more

14 anonymous

We had such a wonderful time and I really appreciate your attention to detail. The trip was beautiful and stress free because every detail was taken care of. We ate at Dill in Reykavik and absolutely loved the experience and food …. Read more

15 Mitch and Sara

Thank you so very much for planning our amazing trip to Norway. We absolutely loved the country and our experience was enhanced by a well organised itinerary, hotels in well thought out locations for our …. Read more

16 Belinda