Come along and meet some of my friends!
Over the course of a lifetime of traveling, working, studying and living in Europe, I have made an abundance of friends and created an amazing community for my guests to step into. I am proud of our team of local experts, in-country associates, licensed guides, producers of wines and local regional specialties and local chefs, as they are the foundation of every trip I create (only a small selection of those I work with are listed). My whole team and I are here to make your vacation unique and unforgettable!
Manlio (Audrey's husband)
WWI tour guide in Northern Italy
Manlio was born and raised in Udine, Italy, in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. It was therefore a natural fact of life to develop an appreciation for good wines, good cuisine and his beautiful Italy. He was educated in the classics, with an emphasis on history, literature and philosophy. Having served in the Italian Army’s Mountain Troops for several years and presently serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, his love for history, notably military history, grew as time went by. He is deeply passionate and knowledgeable about both the Great War and the Second World War, which indelibly shaped the course of history in his region. An avid reader, Manlio's Friulan upbringing spurred him to deepen his knowledge of the history that shaped his region, with a distinctive accent on the Great War events along the Italian front, which are often underestimated, misunderstood and even downright forgotten. Whenever he’s not busy playing with his dog, Matix, he enjoys travelling with his wife Audrey.
Italy in-country associate
After high school, Lucetta studied Hotel Administration in England and once back home in Italy, she started her career in the Travel Industry by working for Lusturismo Agency in Luserna San Giovanni and Torino and Ramognini Travel Agency in Pinerolo, Torino. From 1975 to 1989 she worked in a well-known Travel Agency in Torino and dedicated her time designing customized tours for small groups to Italy and throughout Europe. In 1989 she became the owner of her own company, "I Viaggi di Lucetta" in Torino, where she specialized in custom tours for her own groups to the United States, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Australia and Africa. In 2006 she also added to her long list of experiences, working as a facilitator for the President of Universal Studios and NBC during the Torino Winter Olympic Games. Today she is an important part of Audrey's team offering her expertise in all regions of Italy and helping create unique custom itineraries for clients.
Licenzed Venice Tour Guide & in-country associate
Cinzia, born in Venice, graduated in History at the University of Venice. From 1982 to 1984, Cinzia lived in the United States, collaborating with the U.S. Department of the Interior at the Golden Gate Recreation Area, then in Orlando, Florida, and working at EPCOT as an Italian Culture Representative. When she returned to Venice she began to work in tourism as a tour leader and interpreter. From 1991 to 1997 she held lectures on the City’s History and Art for the UNESCO Campaign on safeguarding Venice as well as contributing to the restoration of two 15th and 19th century paintings in the Church of Santa Maria Formosa in Venice. Cinzia recently graduated with honors receiving a Master's Degree in Economy and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities. Since 2000, Cinzia has been working as a registered guide of Venice, leading tours in English, French and Spanish and together with her husband Luigi, they share their love for their beautiful city.
PHD Art Historian, Renaissance Art Expert and Author of Art Books, licensed tour guide, Level III Wine Sommelier
Susanna is an art historian, graduate from the University of Florence, specializing in the Medici family art collections and Renaissance art in Tuscany. She speaks fluent English and French, having studied and lived in Paris for a year on a scholarship. She is the author of various art books, essays and catalogues, of a book about the Uffizi gallery and another book about the renaissance art in Florence that has been translated into English and published in 2007 by Barnes and noble in the USA. She is an important part of our in-country team, specializing in tours of Tuscany.
Local Expert Guide in Piemonte
Donatella lives in Turin, has a degree in Languages and Foreign Literature as well as a Master’s in Tourism. She speaks English, French, Japanese and leads our tours as a certified local guide in Piemonte. She also helps to develop client's itineraries as a travel planner.
Spain in-country Associate
Gunda lives in the south of Spain where she has been working in the travel industry for the last 10 years. A German native, she works together with German- and English-speaking clients. Her most important aim is to offer a personalized service, offering clients exposure to the authentic Spanish culture. She studied philosophy in Germany before coming to Spain, where she fell in love with the country and stayed working in the world of travel. Gunda is an important part of the Travels with Audrey's team as an in-country associate involved in the design and programing of custom itineraries, showcasing the best Spain has to offer.
Local licensed expert guide in Madrid, Avila, Segovia
Angela is from Madrid and has been working as a guide since 1995...time flies! She loves being with people, speaking different languages and showing off her amazing country. As a local guide, Angela has specialized in Central Spain. That means Madrid and surroundings. Most of her guests tell her that they didn't expect to find so many beautiful places with such a long history in this region! She looks forward to showing you the city where she was born, its charming places, impressive monuments, great museums, and delicious cuisine. See you soon!
Licensed Cordoba Tour Guide
Maria is a graduate in tourism, and her working life since 1993 has always been in tourism. In 1996, she began to work as an interpreter and tourist guide. Over 25 years later, she has had the joy of meeting people from all over the world and still loves what she does. Maria looks forward to showing you around the city where she was born—Córdoba, with its blend of Muslim and Christian influences, world-class artisans, and unsurpassed number of world heritage sites.
Bruno and Caroline
Provence Team (France)
Bruno and Caroline started a private driver company located in the heart of the Luberon, Lacoste, in 2016. In 2013, after his experiences as a driver-guide in Paris, Bruno started his own company in Paris. He was the only driver at the time and Caroline was in charge of the bookings and accounting. After 2 years in Paris, Caroline and Bruno decided to move to the south of France, with both of them offering their driver-guide services in Provence. They both speak several languages (French, Spanish and English) and the most important for them is offering the best experience in Provence to their clients.
Licensed Lisbon Tour Guide
Isabel received her degree in Tour Guiding and Tourism Management from INP, Instituto Superior de Novas Profissoes in 1980, followed by a course in “Influence of Judaism in European Culture at the Department of Jewish Teaching of the Israeli Lisbon Community, and from 1990 to present several courses on medieval art and history at the FCSH (Faculty of Social and Human Sciences). She is proficient in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Since 1980 she works as a Certified Tourist Guide and Tour Manager working for national and international companies as Shore Tours, Trafalgar, Regina Tours. She is involved in product planning, product designing and programming of new itineraries as well as coordination and management of incentives, events, conferences and meetings. She also works at the Hospitality desk for incentive groups and for pre/post cruise programs for many companies like Renaissance, Crystal, Silversea among others.
Licensed Satzburg and Berchtesgaden Guide
Astrid grew up in the countryside and has been living in Salzburg with her husband and their 3 kids for 25 years. Her passion is travelling and sports (biking, hiking, golf and especially skiing in winter). She also loves good food together with a tasty glass of Austrian wine. Astrid studied for a university degree in Business Administration, and after some experiences abroad, has been working as a licensed Austria Guide and travel agent since 2010. She is always seeking out the traditional, authentic, special and sophisticated, she speaks 4 foreign languages (English, Italian, Spanish & French) and is very talented in organizing outstanding experiences for our guests (e.g. culinary adventures, bike experiences, behind the scenes). She still discovers new perspectives of the beautiful city of Salzburg as it offers a wide range of culture, culinary specialties, nature and history!