Jonathan Epstein


Travel + Leisure A-List Travel Agent Jonathan Epstein
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Epstein, an expert in the United Kingdom (including England, Wales, and Scotland) and Ireland, splits his time between Atlanta and his company's offices in England and Ireland. He enjoys designing bespoke itineraries about anything his clients throw at him: a tour of Ireland focused on emigration and the diaspora; making your own whisky in Scotland; a hiking-and adventure-focused trip in the Scottish Highlands; and even a day of immersive experiences around the story of Grace O'Malley, the famous 16th-century pirate queen.

The rugged, misty countryside of the British Isles is home to some of the world's most spectacular places to stay, and Epstein keeps his eye on new openings that could draw clients to lesser-traveled regions like Loch Lomond, home of Cameron House, which recently reopened after an extensive renovation.

"We are seeing more requests for visits to national parks, like Killarney, Yorkshire Dales, Dartmoor, and Pembrokeshire Coast," he notes. "And people are more open to moving around less and enjoying longer stays at each stop. This gives more time to experience a place rather than simply checking off touring highlights. There is time for spontaneous fun conversations at the pub, walks around the walled gardens at the hotel, enjoying a drink in the drawing room after dinner, and so on."

Additional Specialties: Italy

Languages Spoken: English

Minimum Daily Spend: From $750 per day

Trip Planning Fees: Varies

Contact Info | 404-812-9298 | Atlanta and


"Jonathan is - without a doubt - the very best travel specialist. I have had the pleasure of working with Jonathan to plan multiple trips over the years, most recently a trip in the fall of 2018 to the UK and Wales. The trip was planned in honor of my husband's 50th birthday and Jonathan made sure that each property that we stayed knew this and thus went out of their way to honor such an important date - what with champagne, chocolates and balloons greeting us at nearly every turn. It was an incredibly thoughtful and meaningful perk. While we were in Wales, Jonathan arranged for us to have an amazing guide for climbing Mt. Snowdon. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and delightful— a truly wonderful experience start to finish—resulting in that climb being the highlight of our trip! Jonathan is meticulous and takes the time to get to know each and every one of his clients so that he and his team can plan an unforgettable trip. His attention to detail is unparalleled, even down to specific dietary requirements. He leaves no stone left unturned. We had an issue with one of the properties that we stayed at, and it occurred on a holiday for Jonathan. It required us needing to find a new property to stay in very short order and within an hour we had a new lodging. And he even made sure that we had a reservation at the top restaurant for that evening. That's just who Jonathan is, he always goes above and beyond. Our final night of our trip, we were staying at my most favorite hotel in the world, one I discovered through Jonathan. We were upgraded to an exceptional room with a magnificent view for that evening, something I'm certain that Jonathan arranged. We don't plan trips without Jonathan and his team, every trip that we have planned with him has been better than the last—which is an extraordinary feat." - Annie C.

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