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Our Specialty:
Customized Luxury Travel

Photo Credit: Guido Adelfio


Boutique Custom Vacation Specialists

With More Than 50

Years of Experience

Fully Personalized

Vacation Planning

About Us


With over 50 years of experience,

Bethesda Travel Center will custom-design your trip of a lifetime!


We offer carefully crafted personalized vacations custom-tailored to your interests, the ideal time of year, budget and energy level. Whether your vacation plans will take you to Italy (our favorite!), plus France, England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Holland, Greece, Israel, South Africa and more,

together we can plan the Best Vacation of your Life! 

Either in person or over the phone, we invite you to share your dreams, wishes, style of travel, and of course the practical considerations: your preferred modes of transportation, finances and schedule. After a detailed consultation, Guido and the team will carefully plan your itinerary to tailor a fully customized vacation, taking all of your individual preferences to heart! We will create a personalized travel app for you, ensuring that you stay organized with all trip details at your fingertips! Before departure, you will meet with Guido to discuss the details of your trip, as well as helpful travel tips, and off you go!

Your homework? 

Check your passport, learn some colloquial phrases and plan your luggage as the excitement builds!


Traveling with us is easy, it all starts with a conversation!


Creating a Vision


Schedule a consultation to launch your dream vacation

After our conversation, we provide your plan of action

Once everything is in place

we will prepare a personalized  mobile phone app for you

Bon Voyage!

Grab your passport and you'll be ready to embark on your very own trip of a lifetime!



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Like many great vacations,  the history of Bethesda Travel Center started with a love story.

Once upon a time, Antonio, a law student from Palermo, and Margaret, an American working in Paris under the Marshall Plan, just happened to be vacationing in the same place at the same time... They met, fell in love, and not long afterward were married!  Seven years later, they settled in Bethesda, Maryland, and founded Bethesda Travel Center LLC in 1961 with the goal of providing expert travel itineraries to Italy, Europe and the rest of the world.

Today, their son Guido, who was born in Italy is a true visionary in the world of travel. He and his dedicated staff continue to carry BTC's legacy by delivering exceptional personalized service to our clients. After more than 50 years, our passion remains the same. It is to provide our clients with the trip of a lifetime where every moment becomes a joyful memory. 

Our privilege for these many years has been serving generations of individuals, couples, friends and families just like yours — it all adds up to thousands of satisfied and loyal clients. You have my personal promise; we call it Guido’s Guarantee!


We look forward to our conversation and can’t wait to get your vacation planning started! Grazie Mille from the Adelfio family!

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 Guido Adelfio

Professionally, I plan enriching experiences for our clients. My hobby is photography, capturing images to inspire you. Most of the photos on this site and your very own personalized travel app are mine - hope you enjoy them. 

Your vacation is our passion! 

Growing up the conversation at the dinner table almost always revolved around Bethesda Travel, and now 50-some years later I’ve experienced 100 countries, logged millions of kilometers by plane, boat, train and car (hot air balloon too!), taken over 20,000 pic’s and spent 1,000’s of hotel and cruise ship nights. Truly, we hardly ever book a hotel I have not visited myself!

Ciao! Thank You for Visiting our Site
Travel Tips



Corkey & Scott D. 

The research you’ve done and the relationships you’ve built are quite extraordinary. From the drivers, to the guides and the hosts, each person and place was genuine and full of personality. All of the small details added so much to our experience, and each leg of the journey was beautifully curated. It was a trip of a lifetime. We are now officially spoiled!


Thank you, thank you, thank you!


When is your next vacation?

Start planning today! 

4422 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814   

Tel: (301) 656-1670  |  Email: 

Let's Talk

4422 East West Hwy, Bethesda MD 20814   

Tel: +1 301.656.1670 | Email:

Office Hours: 

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:30pm

  • Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm 

  • Saturday: By Appointment 

Thanks For Getting in Touch!

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