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UNIQUE TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL IN ITALY

UNIQUE JOURNEYS TO ITALY

 

Imagine a misty, atmospheric Venice in winter or a sun-drenched beach in Sicily in June. We offer tailor-made travel to Italy for individuals and also small groups. Contact us to discuss your unique journey to Italy. We offer small group travel and exclusive itineraries for individuals. Our focus is hidden Italy; Arezzo, Matera, Paestum, Cilento and Val di Noto. We are currently taking bookings for our ‘Second Writer’s Retreat’ to be held near Venice from 20-26th September, 2020. We’d love to hear from you and discuss your next unique journey to Italy.

CREATING YOUR PERFECT JOURNEY – JUST FOR YOU

I’d like to throw coins into the Trevi Fountain on my 60th birthday. But I don’t fly. No problem Madam – we arranged a train tour through Europe for this charming lady. On her birthday there was a cake waiting for her at the Trevi Fountain!

A helicopter over the Alps from Chamonix to Lake Como – yes we can do that.
Visiting the villas designed by the architect Andrea Palladio by bike – yes, no problem!!

a week away…. 

Are you a couple looking to go away for a perfect short break? Perhaps it’s an anniversary, a birthday or a bit of peace and quiet. 

Recently we devised a one week trip to Amalfi and Capri for a young couple. They wanted to see Vesuvius, the volcano, so we arranged for them to be there at sunset to admire the spectacular view over the Bay of Naples. They love history so we arranged a private tour of Herculaneum, the seaside town that was blanketed in a pyroclastic cloud of mud, ash & gas when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. We even found the perfect romantic hotel on the island of Capri for a few days of ‘fa niente’ – that’s Italian for ‘doing nothing’!

UNIQUE GROUP travel

Last year we arranged an amazing Gastronomy & Wine tour of Northern Italy. The clients were a group of friends from Hong Kong. They ate in some of the finest restaurants in Italy – including Osteria Francescana. Modena – frequently voted best restaurant in the world.

We also arranged truffle hunting near Bologna for a group of friends from Chicago, with fine dining near Lake Garda and vineyard visits in Barolo. The trip was a huge success. Right now we are working on a birthday weekend in Venice for a group of ladies. There’ll be a private boat trip on the lagoon – guaranteed!! We have some packages available in our Experiences section of this web site. 

 

 

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

Now that I’ve travelled with Janet (several times) I can never go back to other tour companies, her attention to detail is exceptional. Everything is carefully planned and yet it is relaxed. If we meet someone particularly interesting there is always time to stay and chat.

MLP (Mackinaw City, MI)

Janet’s planning and organisational skills were ‘flawless, absolutely flawless’

The Moorehead Family – November, 2019

We’ve enjoyed every minute of our trip to Le Marche. Honestly it has been great!

SM & RM (Adelaide)

The quality of the services that you offer, the personal attention to small details and the friendliness of your staff has made our trip really perfect

RLN (Boston, Mass)

Time to talk about your next trip