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Ferrari in Italy

The Write of Your Life

Venice and Veneto

Naples, Amalfi, Capri

TAILOR-MADE TRIPS

From the Dolomite Mountains to the coast of Sicily, Grand Tourist can create the perfect Italian holiday for you.  Whether you are looking for history and culture or gastronomy and wine, or both, we can introduce you to unique and exceptional towns and villages throughout Italy. Many of our clients have travelled with us many times.

As an American guest recently commented, ‘Once you’ve traveled with Grand Tourist there’s no going back to other travel companies’. Venice and Veneto Tour  – October, 2017 

A British visitor recently commented, ‘It was all I could have asked for and more. The driving of the Ferraris was epic. A big thank you from us!’ Very happy Ferrari driving guests – August 2018 

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GRAND TOURIST – ITALY EXPERTS

WE WILL CREATE A PERFECT TRAVEL EXPERIENCE JUST FOR YOU

Imagine a private motor launch along the Grand Canal, Venice. Cruising in style to your perfectly located hotel, with its own landing stage. Visit churches and museums accompanied by a professional guide – learn about the history and culture of the city. Stay in comfortable and welcoming independent hotels. Enjoy shopping for unique and exceptional goods, hand-made shoes, ceramics, Venetian glass.

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INDIVIDUAL, UNIQUE JOURNEYS FOR EVERY CLIENT
What’s your dream? A week on the Amalfi Coast perhaps with a visit to the island of Capri and a day’s walking along the spectacular cliff paths. A private boat trip to Ischia, for a day of indulgence in one of the natural spas. What about a visit to a mozzarella cheese farm. Or a visit to the spectacular Greek Temples at Paestum. There’s some wonderful red wines being produced in Campania – a degustazione di vini is always popular.
 
 

ABOUT GRAND TOURIST

My name is Janet Simmonds, I started Grand Tourist in 2005. As a tour guide and writer I wanted to share my love of Italy with my clients. Every trip is prepared uniquely and exclusively for each individual traveller.

My inspiration comes from the ‘Grand Tour’ of the 18th century, when British ladies and gentlemen journeyed through France and Italy to discover art, culture, history and the treasures of Ancient Rome and Greece. I specialise in unique journeys throughout Italy, The Alps and the Mediterranean region. Very high quality personal service and attention to detail are the hallmarks of Grand Tourist.

A recent client said: ‘I must tell you how impressed I was with every step of the planning process. It was my distinct pleasure to work with you. I’m recommending your services to anyone who will listen’. Ferrari Driving in Italy, June 2016

 

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‘There is no other word for Janet’s organisational ability other than superb’. Mr John Eaton & Baroness Margaret Eaton – Verona, Lake Garda and Soave – June, 2017

‘Our Ferrari Driving trip far exceeded our expectations, thanks to Grand Tourist’ Rachel and Jim Jacobson, FL August, 2018