Eleanor Flagler Hardy


Eleanor Hardy

Since 1983, Hardy and her husband Owen, the co-founders of the Society of International Railway Travelers, have been crafting luxury train journeys along some of the world's most iconic routes. Last fall, she planned an epic 18-day tour of Australia via the Indian Pacific and Ghan luxury trains that included multi-day stops in Kakadu National Park and Uluru. In addition to securing the best cabins, Hardy also excels at at seamlessly integrating off-rail activities and stays, such as adding a safari to a Rovos Rail journey in South Africa, or finding clients the perfect villas in Tuscany before boarding the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Additional Specialties: Adventure travel

Language(s) Spoken: English

Minimum Daily Spend: From $500 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: From $400

Contact Info

ehardy@irtsociety.com | (800) 478-4881 | Louisville, KY






"Eleanor Hardy has been planning trips for me for many years. Her professionalism, level of caring, and expertise have provided me with some of the most memorable experiences of my life. Not only does she provide an excellent final product, but she's there with you from the beginning planning stages, helping to determine exactly what will please you the most and make it happen. Her enthusiasm for her industry is apparent in everything she does. She customizes each trip to an individual's personal tastes and interests. If something doesn't go exactly right, she's available to fix it—she once called me from the deck of a riverboat in Myanmar in the middle of the night for just such a situation. Her dedication to making your trip an unrivaled experience is topped by none. I can't recommend Eleanor Hardy enough!" - Susan P.


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