Davidson has extensive knowledge and personal experience — including a degree in French and her time living in Paris — that she brings to the table when booking bespoke trips in northern France and the U.K. Her contacts across Normandy, Paris, and Scotland give her clients access that few others get: during Paris Fashion Week, she once pulled strings to snag a fitting for a couture tweed jacket at the Chanel atelier. She is known for passing along her personal "hidden gems," like her go-to vintage clothing shop in Edinburgh or her favorite Parisian cheese shop.
Even with the challenges of travel planning during the pandemic, Davidson was able to make meaningful moments for her clients. "One of my favorite tours last year was for an American family who had just relocated to the UK with their young sons and were keen to explore the country," she says. "In particular the boys loved their visit to Edinburgh where their love of armory, battles and blood were perfectly satisfied by a tour of Edinburgh Castle!"
Davidson sees renewed interest in the Scottish Highlands, which offer guests space, plenty of outdoor activities and opportunities to get off the beaten path. Requests usually include private estate rental complete with full country pursuits like clay pigeon shooting, archery, and falconry.
ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Ireland and the U.K.
Languages Spoken: English and French
Minimum Daily Spend: From $675
Trip Planning Fees: From $325; can be applied to trip cost
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"Camilla is different from other travel agents because of the personalized experiences she provides. Her top priority is to build a relationship with her clients, including tweens, teens, and toddlers to get a full understanding of who will be part of the day and what activities appeal to the entire group. Camilla creates adventures that are up-close and personal. In London, most people watch the changing of the guards from behind the fence, while we stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the guards presenting colors. Tourists walked through the Churchill War Rooms with their headphones peering through the glass at us in each room where Churchill sat. Not only were we granted entry to the Key Ceremony at the Tower of London, but we had the inside scoop about where to be and what to do from our Beefeater guide inside the gates. Camilla has consistently paired us with extremely knowledgeable guides that filled our days with fun and willingly changed plans on the fly when we were having a particularly good time and didn't want to move on." - Melissa H.