Extraordinary trips for exceptional travelers, where the details make all the difference

Welcome to Darby's Destinations

I turn what if… into right now for travelers yearning to vacation on their own terms.

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What if...

  • You could snap your fingers (or just pick up the phone) and your dream vacation materializes, down to every last detail?
  • You could embark on a journey that takes you to the heart of a wondrous destination, with a one-of-a-kind itinerary tailored just to you?
  • You could reconnect with your loved ones away from the busyness of day-to-day life, savoring transformative experiences that you'll still be talking about for years to come?
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River Cruises

Africa

Authentic Italy

Costa Rica

Europe

Hawaii

North America

Oceania

River Cruises

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Hi, I’m Darby

I’m Darby Savasta, founder of Darby’s Destinations - crafting extraordinary, transformative travel experiences for discerning clients seeking more from their vacations.

As your personal travel consultant, it is my privilege to craft exceptionally meaningful journeys tailored distinctly for you. With an intuitive understanding of your unique passions and aspirations, I thoughtfully design each detail to create a profoundly enriching travel experience.

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Travel Inspiration

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Italy
A Journey Through Matera, Italy’s City of Caves

Find out how to visit Matera's sassi dwellings and rupestrian churches.

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Europe
Tips for Travelers Attending the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Set your watch for 8:24 PM sharp. It's 20:24.

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Europe
Hidden Gems of the Balkans: Kosovo and Montenegro

Escape the summer crowds in two of the world's youngest countries.

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In 2019 Darby rescued us from having both our flights to and from Europe canceled. She put together an extension for us to Lugano and Lake Como to wonderful hotels. Darby took care of all transportation from Basel. Darby has booked us on cruises through the Panama Canal and to Australia. Darby booked an AmaWaterways cruise for us, including the Pre-Cruise from Bucharest to Vilshofen, with a private transfer to Nurnberg and the another cruise to Luxembourg. We had to cancel the second cruise due to Covid. Darby guided me through all of the insurance forms, so we were able get back all of our money. Although I often book our flights and hotels (using points I have), it's great to have Darby's backup knowledge. We would highly recommend her.

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We initially had a call with Darby and told her which cities/towns we were interested in staying, the type of hotels we like, and activities that we are interested in. We didn't want to drive and wanted private transportation and tours. Darby did the rest. The trip was amazing from hotels, activities such as Night Street Food tour, Cooking Class with Marco, Archeologic Park tour and private drivers. The drivers and guides were all very knowledgeable. Darby was also able to book us massages and dinner reservations. She also was available throughout the trip and connected us with her Sicilian partners, Lucrezia and Renata who were also available. I would highly recommend Darby! Until the next trip!

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We were on our way to the airport when I got a text from Delta Airlines saying that the first leg of our flight to Prague was canceled and that they had no way to reroute us. Within minutes I got a call from Darby, who quickly found us alternate flights to get us to our destination. Darby is a most attentive, knowledgeable, and effective travel agent.