Coronavirus Update: At present, we have had to postpone all spring client visits. We remain optimistic that we will be able to move forward with planning for the summer and fall seasons. Check our Coronavirus blog every Friday for new updates. 

Custom College Visits - College Visits and Tours for Families
To discuss your teen's upcoming college tour please call: +1 650-931-4515

“I wish there were someone who could do this College Tour planning for me!”

So exclaimed a friend of founder Janice Caine in the midst of trying to plan a multi-campus, multi-day East Coast college trip  from Southern California with her daughter — all while holding down a full-time job, figuring out what to make for the family dinner and coordinating who would pick up the kids from their various activities — never mind planning college test prep and visits to the high school college fairs.

Many parents of college-bound teens face this same dizzying schedule and frenzy of responsibilities. Add the time needed to manage the logistics for multiple college visits and it’s enough to put anyone over the edge…


Custom College Visits provides a unique college tour, travel and on-campus planning process that gives high school students and their families an in-depth experience on each college & university campus they visit. Whether it’s a Spring Break college tour or a Summer vacation / college road trip, we’re here to help you and your teen.

Based on conversations with you and your student, all campus activities are researched and planned around your student’s academic, lifestyle and college admissions interests.

Whether you come to us with a pre-determined list of schools or you choose to work with us to develop a list that meets your teen’s criteria, we’ll handle all the details. Learn more about our services.

Itineraries are built around your student’s college list, your family’s available travel dates and take into account each college’s academic calendar. We schedule customized on-campus meetings with current students, faculty, coaches and resource professionals.

View an actual client itinerary for a East Coast College Tour planned by Custom College Visits.

Hand-Crafting college & university tour itineraries for families since 2010.

Our clients come from all around the US and from overseas. Recent international clients have traveled from China, India, Nepal, Russia, and Italy to visit US and Canadian institutions.

Customized Tours for Independent Educational Consultants

Are you an IEC who would like to arrange a multi-day tour of US colleges and universities? Do you need help planning your route, arranging on-campus meetings and coordinating your travel logistics? Custom College Visits is now offering our services to IECs that would like to travel individually or with a group of up to 20. We will work with you to arrange meetings with admissions counselors, financial aid officers, faculty members and more. Click here for More Information

Start planning your college tour today: Contact Us for a FREE consultation


Along with our travel partner Alacrity Travel & Lifestyle® a Virtuoso® Travel Adviser and premier travel service, we figure out the logistics and handle all your travel needs.

By the time you are ready to go, you’ll have a complete itinerary in hand (actually a Smartphone App) – the result will be a trip that runs smoothly, allowing you to spend quality time with your son or daughter, helping them to make knowledgeable evaluations and decisions about each campus that you visit.
Do you have questions or wish to get started?

Give us a call +1 (650) 931-4515 or request further information: Contact us!

Janice Caine wrote the best selling ebook:

College Road Trips A Parent’s Guide: How to organize your teen’s college visits without losing your mind

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Providing the Best College Tours, College Campus Tours & Customized College Visits for students and parents visiting US and Canadian colleges 

College Campus Visit Planning Services Include:

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College Search Guidance

An expert and personalized step-by-step process to assist students with the college search.

College Campus Tours

Itinerary & Travel Planning

Custom trip planning & travel booking to ensure your family’s trip is productive and enjoyable.

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On-Campus Arrangements

Personalized on-campus arrangements for every student.