If you're looking for a native Italian to plan and curate your next trip to Italy, you've come to the right place. We offer you the opportunity to build your own custom vacation package via our custom services. Allow us to build you a custom package for your dream vacation to Italy. Working tactfully and diligently behind the scenes, we customize your trip and design culturally rich and delicious trips that will leave you asking for more.
Dreaming of your own Under The Tuscan Sun experience? Or perhaps you want a multi-regional vacation? How about the undiscovered South? A return to Sicily? No matter where in Italy, we are in the know and can get you there! Your customized itinerary will include all reservations and accommodations, so all you have to do is book your flight and pack a bag. And while we do not book flights, we're happy to connect you to our friends and colleagues who can. Great for multi-generational travelers, honeymooners, couples celebrating a special anniversary, a girls getaway, or for any other reason, or no reason at all, customized packages are all about you! We offer full service vacation planning so you're not spending your time researching the best of the best, allow us to do that for you! These are not your average "cut and paste" trips found on line, this is your trip, especially tailored just for you! We take the stress and worry away by making all the planning, arrangements and reservations.
You may be asking yourself why you should hire someone else to plan your trip, after all, you can do this yourself, right? We don't mean to take away from your skills, but did you know that it takes upwards of 100 hours to plan a 10 day vacation to an unknown destination? That includes internet searches, reviewing guidebooks, inquiring from vendors, finding the best prices, phone conversations with drivers and guides who likely don't speak English, and so much more. Do you have that amount of time to devote to your trip? How much is your own time worth to you? Most DIYers end up feeling overwhelmed by the amount of travel information found online, and either end up giving up, or just booking tourist trap excursions just to get it over with.
WE OFFER FULL SERVICE VACATION PLANNING WITH RESERVATIONS TO:
Hotels, B&Bs, agriturismos
Private local guides and drivers
Excursions such as museum visits, cooking classes, tastings, factory visits
Licensed local guides
Skip the line entrance to museums
Anything else you might need on your trip
Contact us today for a free consultation and let's get you traveling to IlBel Paese!
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HOW MUCH DOES THE PLANNING FEE COST? Our planning fee is based on a number of factors such as the duration of your trip, the destination, the number in your party, whether it's multi-regional, the number of requested excursions and many other factors that determine the amount of time it will take for us to prepare your perfect itinerary. The planning fee is discussed during our initial consultation call.
HOW MUCH DOES A WEEK IN ITALY COST? We receive this question a lot and as you might expect, it's completely different for everyone because our packages are customized just for you and your travel style and needs. There are far too many factors that it would be impossible for us to just give you an "average" price for a week in Italy. That said, we always try to work within your budget. Once we learn more about your trip, we are better able to give you an idea of what the entire package will cost. Please note that you are purchasing a customized package from us, we do not offer a cost breakdown of all activities.
HOW DOES THIS ALL WORK? We offer a free 15-minute consultation to make sure we are a great match for your travel needs. If you decide to work with us, we will ask that you sign a travel agreement and pay a deposit so that we are able to begin working on your vacation immediately. We thrive on perfection, so you can expect that we will be communicating a bit while we perfect your itinerary.
DO YOU BOOK FLIGHTS? We are a custom Italian travel tour operator and not a travel agency in the traditional sense, so we do not book flights. We are able to connect you with our travel partners for all your flight needs.
DO YOU MAKE ALL OUR RESERVATIONS FOR US? Yes, that's precisely what we do! We make reservations for hotels, meals, excursions, museums, cooking classes and whatever else we plan for your vacation! Your vacation can be as busy or as relaxed as you like, so not every day needs an activity, in fact, we encourage some unscheduled time for you to explore as you like!
I'M A SOLO TRAVELER, CAN YOU HELP ME? Our custom packages are ideal for everyone from singles, families or large groups. This is the beauty of customized packages, it's Italy on your terms.
HOW LONG DOES THE PLANNING PROCESS TAKE? As you can appreciate, organizing a memorable trip takes time and many hours of research. We suggest you reach out to us at least 3 months before your scheduled departure. We will have a draft itinerary for you within a reasonable time, approximately two weeks.
WHY SHOULD WE WORK WITH YOU? Born and raised in Italy, I have been living and traveling all over Italy for more than 30 years now. I am well versed in all regions, fluent in Italian and understands the Italian culture fully. I return to Italy on a regular basis, I still have a home in my native land, and I educate myself regularly on all things Italy. Don't be surprised to run into some of my family members during your travels together!