Cultural & Culinary Vacations in Northern Italy

Gain Insider access to our local way of life

Live like a local in Italy

A friends and family vacation experience

With our cultural and culinary vacations you don't visit Italy, you LIVE Italy. Our cultural vacations packages in Northern Italy offer you the magical experience of Italian culture, like no other vacation can. While others come to Italy just to see the sights with a crowd of tourists, you get to experience a quieter, more authentic Italian experience that most people completely miss out on.

Each cultural vacation package we offer is based in one specific region, and is hosted for the duration of your visit at hand-picked accommodations that offer a blend blend of local hospitality, comfort and character. Enjoy hands-on cooking classes, delicious regional food and wines, visits to local producers, excursions to famous sites with incredible history, hidden treasures, walks in stunning natural beauty, unique local cultural experiences, and so much more.

And we'll let you in on a little secret....in order to notice these details, you have to slow things down a bit so that you have the opportunity to notice and savor your time in incomparable Italy. You’ll be experiencing Northern Italy as an insider from the first moment you arrive. You will truly feel like family with us.

Our vision for our regional Cultural & Culinary Vacations

We believe that the most enriching form of travel is to step out of your comfort zone, away from preconceived notions and immerse yourself in a local culture. These experiences change lives and inspire the soul. And when the time finally comes to say goodbye, you leave with a true sense of belonging, new friends, appreciation for another culture and unforgettable memories.

It is our mission to completely change the way you prefer to travel. We strive to assure that each of our cultural vacation packages offers experiences a traveler could never have achieved on their own, or with a traditional tour company.  We introduce you to our local friends and family, take you to places most visitors overlook, take you shopping to local markets and bring you to eat in amazing local restaurants.

If you're the type of traveler who enjoys jet-setting from location to location in a flurry, then our cultural & culinary vacations are probably not a good fit. On the other hand, if leisurely dinners, unhurried exploration and getting to know a place as an insider intrigues you, then we are the right choice for you and your group.

You will feel like family with us. Together, we will cook traditional family recipes while taking slow sips of wine. On excursions, we are a group of friends exploring the beautiful hamlets and countryside together. We engage you in the culture of the region we are hosting you in. We help you fully embrace all that makes the culture special. We strive to make every moment a memorable one.

Our guests regularly tell us that they had no idea how good the food could be, or what amazing things cannot be found in guidebooks, how incredibly warm and welcoming the people are when you get away from the touristy areas, or what an amazing feeling it was to immerse themselves in the culture rather than only skim the surface.

And if one week is not enough, we can recommend other areas to explore based on your particular interests.

Uncover the real Italy....

Sauris situated within the Carnia mountain area of Friuli

Italy's Secret Treasure: Friuli Venezia Giulia

Are you looking for an alternative holiday in beautiful Italy and are you willing to deviate from the beaten paths by choosing a lesser known Italian region? You found it! This region has plenty to offer Italy fans that have seen many the country’s most famous sights and are seeking somewhere wonderful off the main tourist trail.

PRICING: 8days/7nights from $3,500USD per person (double occupancy)

Alba in Piedmont

The Flavors and Vistas of Piedmont

Although more and more people are hearing about Piemonte and coming to visit, the region remains quite undiscovered; any place in Italy that isn’t Rome, Venice, or Florence is still off the beaten path. Yes, “authentic” is a loaded word, but in Piemonte, the rhythms of Italian life, uninterrupted by tourists, can be found everywhere.

PRICING: 8days/7nights from $3,500USD per person (double occupancy)

HOW WE OFFER THIS EXPERIENCE TO YOU

We are hosts, not guides.

You will never hear us use the words 'client' or 'customer'. You are our 'guest'. We are not your 'guides'; we are your 'hosts'. These are not just words. They are an attitude. We want to get to know you, and we are passionate about sharing the things we love about places we call home. We want to protect you from getting ripped off at tourist traps. We want to introduce you to our personal favorite places to eat, not the places set up for mass tourism. We want to show you some of our favorite little-known sites, and we want to show you a good time. We keep it very casual, and very fun.

P1010335
P1000490

We keep it small and intimate.

Big groups are impersonal. Unlike the big tour bus companies, our vacations average 4 to 8 people. We keep it nice and small so that we can keep it personal. We travel like locals and enjoy spontaneous adventures as we explore the path less traveled. Guests enjoy visits to small family-run producers, dining with the locals at their favorite trattoria, or savoring a multi-course tasting dinner at an exclusive ten-table ristorante.

We embrace the local culture.

Italians don't eat butter with their bread and don't drink American coffee. Italians have pastry and cappuccino for breakfast, not bacon and eggs. They never drink a cappuccino with dinner, never have olive oil and vinegar dipping sauces for bread. Italians don't have dinner before 8:00PM, and they never take their coffee to go. Most tours and tourism establishments cater to North American culture. It is easier for them to simply do it the North-American way than it is to explain the differences. We believe this robs you of a big part of the experience. As they say, "when in Rome, do as the Romans do". When you travel with us, we share with you how to adapt to the local culture, rather than asking the local culture to adapt to you. You will experience the real life of the culture you are visiting, and it is absolutely wonderful!

Wine tasting with raw meat in Piemonte at my friend's Andrea (butcher and wine maker)
P1070079

We keep it personal.

We will not call you “Mr. and Mrs.” We will call you “John and Jane,” as though we have known you for years. We will laugh and have fun together. Yes, we are technically guides and escorts, but we are your hosts, and we will treat you as if you are visiting friends and not just customers. We love sharing these wonderful place with others. You will go home having had the most amazing vacation of your life, having made amazing new friends, having experienced incredible Italian home cooking, having seen remarkable things few tourists have seen, and having felt an uncanny sense belonging in a place so far away. Long before you get home, you will have started planning your return. This results in an incredibly comfortable feeling for everyone, and we end up staying in contact with many of our guests long after they have left.

We go on orientation walks.

All of our vacation packages incorporate a mixture of cultural experiences, culinary delights and excursions. On our private guided tours, when you go visit a site in a city like Venice or Turin, you have a local expert guide who shares with you the history and interesting facts of the place you are visiting. We do offer this option when visiting the major cities, but in all other locations you will visit, we offer what we call “orientation walks.” We will certainly tell you about the places you are visiting, and show you what there is to see, but is done at a relaxed pace, with the freedom to explore shops and areas that you’re interested in, rather than following a specified course. Our goal with every visit is for you to have a wonderful and relaxing time, taking in the wonderful atmosphere of the place—stopping and smelling the roses.

Boarding Cinzia and Luigi's boat on our way to the Murano glass factory
20190511_115747

We get off the beaten path.

It is hard to ignore that tourism is a major industry. There are many places that are regular stops for tours, and they lack personality. So, while the big bus tours are stopping at that glorified gift shop with 100% markups for tourists, we choose to take you to a little artisan shop where the locals go, just a mile down the road. While rows of tour buses are lining up at that multi-national winery's faux castle in southern Tuscany that mass-produces low-grade wine destined for Wal Mart, we are a few miles down the road at a small family winery drinking their amazing wines and strolling around their cellar and vineyards. While the other tours are eating at restaurants that survive only on tourism because the food is considered inedible by local standards, we are eating at a little trattoria down the street that the locals frequent because they make the best pasta in town.

Why vacation like this? You unpack only once.

No early wake-up calls and changing hotels every other day. De-stress and relax, knowing you have the luxury of unpacking once and slowing down. Staying in the same place, you will come to understand the rhythms of local life and soon feel like a local.

Esterni Agriturismo

Who belongs to our family of guests?

If you have read this far, you may be wondering if you will fit in with this "family" of our guests. Consider this: What is your idea of a perfect vacation? Do you see yourself in a high-rise hotel with 24-hour room service? Do you want a week on the beach with a drink and a book, or a resort with drinks at the pool? This is, quite simply, not us. The people you will meet on a Travels with Audrey cultural vacation enjoy boutique hotels with staff who know their names, discovering regional cuisine and wines, venturing on the road less traveled. If that appeals to you, you'll fit right in!

You will fall in love with our Cultural & Culinary Vacation packages

What you can expect

"It is not down in any map; true places never are" - Herman Melville

It starts with place. We selected our base locations for their beauty, authenticity and local feel. If the big tour companies are there, we usually are not. 

As you look at our locations, chances are that you have never heard of it. The places you have heard about are places millions of others want to visit, so they have usually been spoiled by the ravages of mass tourism. But those same places were once largely undiscovered and truly amazing. We focus on locations that are still largely undiscovered, and have yet to be spoiled. In some cases, you may find us based in a popular location, but you will find that we quickly get you off the beaten path. 

We don't want you packing and unpacking all the time. So we stay in one place. After our excursions we always come "home" at the end of the day instead of going from hotel to hotel. This also means that we stay fairly local to give you a real sense of the place you are visiting. Therefore, we have chosen locations that allow us to build itineraries that balance local living experiences with fantastic sightseeing excursions. 

There is nothing quite like small town hospitality when you get away from the areas burdened with mass tourism. The people are warm and welcoming. That sense of Italian hospitality is our number one priority with every guest. 

The concept of Italy as a single country belies the reality—Italy consists of many regions, with incredibly diverse cultures, histories, natural topographies, and cuisines. An authentic Italian adventure requires regional expertise and relationships. We have made a conscious decision to focus our Cultural & Culinary Vacations in specific regions in Northern Italy. This means that we offer fewer tour locations but can provide a high level of regional focus and knowledge. If you have a question, we can answer it—or we know who can!

"Experience, travel - these are as education in themselves" - Euripides

People often talk about what they “saw” on their vacations. Our guests talk about what they “experienced”. One of our main goals is to get our guests into the local lifestyle as much as possible in each location. We believe in doing, rather than just seeing. So, during the wine harvest, while others are wine tasting, we are harvesting grapes and making wine. During the olive harvest, while others are buying new oil, we are making extra virgin olive oil from olives we picked together. During truffle season, we go on a truffle hunt. We participate in local festivals as locals. We introduce you to local friends who share their life experiences and knowledge with you.

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home” – James Michener

In order to keep the masses happy, the mainstream tourism industry caters to the tastes and habits of North American clientele. In doing so, however, they are taking away from the experience of learning about a new culture. For example, if you visit Rome, the hotels all serve bacon and egg breakfasts with American-style coffee. But if you venture to an area without heavy tourism, you can partake of a just-baked pastry and cappuccino for breakfast while standing at the counter of a small café. Rather than another forgettable breakfast, you can take in the sounds and aromas of that Italian café and learn why Italian cappuccino is world-famous. That authentic breakfast experience becomes memorable and educational rather than just a meal. When you experience true Italian culture, you will discover amazing things you never imagined and you will go home with a deeper appreciation for the place you have just visited. Many of our guests end up discovering new favorite recipes, products or customs, which they can take home with them to enjoy for years to come.

We not only introduce you to the local culture, but also the local customs, and we will ask you to embrace them as much as possible. While the other tourists are having a cappuccino after dinner, we will advise against it because that is a cultural faux pas. Instead, we will guide you to order an espresso or an after-dinner drink like Grappa or Limoncello. We'll even help you learn some of the language so that you are more welcomed. It may not seem like much, but these little things add up to a significantly different travel experience that never fails to give you valuable insight into the place you are visiting.

“Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go” – Anthony Bourdain

Food is an all-important part of each and every one of our journeys. We are foodies who love to savor the authentic flavors of each destination. Through food, we can learn about a region’s history, traditions and societal norms. Recipes and cooking techniques are passed down from generation to generation. Some dishes tell a story of an entire nation, whilst others may be specific to a small group. In exploring the local food we learn about the country we are visiting at a deeper level than simply visiting its sights.

It is important to note that we focus our cooking classes and dining experiences mostly on home cooking. While in some cases we dine in Michelin Star restaurants, we tend to favor and focus on family-run, local trattorias and osterias. When we eat out, we always do it like locals, with locals. We never select a tourist restaurant offering us a great deal. We always favor farm-to-table local eateries. 

“Compromises are for relationships, not wine.” – Sir Robert Scott Caywood

Each of our vacations includes wines with your meals. You most likely will have wines that you have never heard of before. This is because wherever we go, we seek out regional wines, usually produced by small, family-run winemakers. Many guests marvel when they don't get wine headaches from the red wine because it is natural and not full of fillers meant to help the wine keep for months during shipping and extreme weather conditions.

For those that are not big wine enthusiasts, not to worry! We tailor your vacation experience to you, not to the masses, so we can make changes to the excursions based on your preferences. 

3 Easy Steps to Work with Audrey

Choose your Destination

Approve your Custom Itinerary

Book your trip

Book your complimentary 30 minute initial travel consultation by using Audrey's online scheduler to find a time that's convenient for you.

What Audrey's clients are saying...

Custom Italy Tour Package

Jean and Alan

Denver, CO

We highly recommend Audrey and here’s why: she planned the vacation exactly the way we wanted it. Every detail was planned out, up to personal drivers and personal tour guides. We didn’t have to worry about anything. She provided additional info for places to eat and things to see and she was always there if we had a problem or question while on our trip. The Personal Guides were outstanding-very friendly and knowledgeable and the tickets to bypass the lines were exceptional. Hotels were centrally located for easy walking and all very clean and friendly. We really enjoyed Audrey taking us to the Venice that most tourist don’t get to see, especially our “Venetian Bar Crawl with wine and Cicchetti”. We were fortunately very lucky to have Audrey as our driver-guide from Rome to San Marino and eventually to Venice. She was a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area we were driving through. It was such a pleasure to work with Audrey: our trip was OUTSTANDING because of the care and personal attention she gave to us from our initial planning to our final itinerary.
View Jean & Allan's private tour package
(Customized Itinerary Package to Italy with Audrey as driver-guide from Rome to Venice)

Monteriggioni

Kelly and Dave

Brampton, ON, Canada

My husband and I just completed a tour of Italy arranged with Travels with Audrey. Everything was perfect, I mean, really perfect! I’m sure Audrey even arranged the weather!! The hotel recommendations were impeccable, as were the restaurants, and each of our guides along the way was extremely knowledgeable, personable and such a pleasure to spend time with. It was a trip completed at our pace, acknowledging our wishes, but with some gentle (and much needed) guidance. We feel we’ve not only gained a real knowledge and understanding of the sights we’ve seen, but a real appreciation for the rich history of Italy and the lives of its inhabitants today. Some olive oil and a few pieces of ceramic have been picked up along our travels, as well as about 2,500 photos, but more than that, our lives have been enriched by our experience, and we’ve gained a new friend. From the bottom of our hearts, thank-you Audrey! 
View Kelly & Dave's private tour package
(Customized Itinerary Package to Italy, with Audrey as driver-guide in Tuscany and orientation walk in Venice)

itineraries for family vacations to italy

Jay C and family

Littleton, CO

My family and I recently traveled to Italy with Audrey. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and all agreed that Audrey enhanced our trip way beyond anything we could have organized ourselves. Audrey is well networked with local hotels, guides and transportation services. What that meant for us, is that we got the best rooms in the hotels with views, we travelled in Luxury Mercedes vans and mini-buses with friendly, knowledgeable drivers. Our Guides to the many venues enriched our tours with their vast amount knowledge and enthusiasm. And they could get us in to venues skipping lines that were blocks long. Amazing! All of Audrey’s contacts respect and adore her and make sure her clients get the best service. We went to many of the most well-known sights and places, such as Florence, Rome, the Vatican and Tuscany. However, we also went to many off the beaten track places that Audrey knew that were wonderful, such as lunch and wine tasting at the Chianti winery, a private dinner prepared by our own chef in Rome and to some Greek ruins that were incredible in southern Italy to mention a few. I highly recommend Audrey. She is a warm gracious woman who works very hard for you and keeps your group organized. She saves you hours of logistics time, because she knows the regions and people well. Paying the money up front in the beginning was scary, but we had heard about her and took the risk. She really took care of us. Our family all agreed that our small group tour was far more satisfying than a larger tour could have ever been for not much more money.
View Jay C's & family private tour package details
(Private Customized Tour for a family vacation to Italy with Audrey as tour manager)

testimonial-img-7

Bill & Gail / Lil & Tom

Dallas, TX / Tulsa, OK

We just took a tailored two week trip with our best friends.  Audrey developed our travel plan to Edinburgh, London, Normandy and the Loire valley.  It was a DREAM TRIP.  The hotels were all very good and the food was superb.  The best thing about the trip was the personal guides that Audrey set up for us; they were extremely knowledgeable, personable and entertaining.  Audrey drove us around in France and was our guide in the Loire.  A great trip! 
View Bill, Gail, Tom & Lil's private tour package details and what they consider to be most valuable about my service
(Private Customized Tour to Edinburgh, London and France. In France with Audrey as driver-guide)

greek temples in italy

Marti and family

Ann Arbor, MI

I would like to thank you for making our family vacation so special. Everything went without a hitch, from the tour guides, to the dinners you planned. We LOVED everything! The special personal chef night was fantastic, just perfect! I know traveling with toddlers is not always easy but you made it seamless. I really appreciated you giving them places to go that the girls would enjoy, and the hotel with the pool, great choice. You know that I chose to book with you because you were our guide five years ago and we really enjoyed ourselves then. I’m so happy we found you again. Booking with you was easy and I will not hesitate to recommend you to all my friends and family.
View Marti's private tour package details
(Private Customized Tour to Italy with Audrey as tour manager)

Italy off the beaten path

Kathy and Rich

Ann Arbor, MI

We had a family adventure with 13 of us, ages 1 to 67 years old, related as brothers, sisters, in-laws, cousins, and grandchildren.  Audrey spent two weeks with the whole gang as our Tour Manager and then my husband Rich and I stayed on another week with Audrey to see sites in Northern Italy with her as our driver-guide. The whole trip was AWESOME.  We made marvelous memories together.  Audrey was terrific at meeting the needs of this diverse group.  She took us to special spots that we had visited with her 5 years before.  That is one of the reasons we selected her to help guide us and she far exceeded our expectations.  She also added many new treasures to enjoy and share with each other.  Audrey is organized, knowledgeable, fun, flexible, curious, thoughtful, energetic, discreet, adventurous, and sentimental. We enjoyed Audrey’s tour and her company as she shared her favorite spots with us along the way.  We ate things that surprised us  and went to places that we would never have found on our own. Audrey was our constant guide and friend.  Tomorrow night I am meeting with the family to begin planning a trip with Audrey to France in the fall!
View Kathy's private tour package details
(Private Customized Tour for a family vacation to Italy and Audrey as tour manager, followed by 7 days of a Private Customized Guided tour of Northern Italy with Audrey as driver-guide)

Italy off the beaten path

Janet and Tim

Seattle, WA

After some research online we found and liked Audrey’s website and decided she would be a good fit for the kind of tour we had in mind, which entailed the availability of Audrey as our driver-guide who confidently drove us around well-known and lesser-known regions of Italy allowing us to discover little known locations and enjoy wonderful food and delicious wines along the way. The best part of it was the complete ability to let the trip just happen, without having to worry about anything. From driving itineraries to hotels, private guided tours in Rome and the Vatican to wine tastings and suggestions for places to eat, Audrey took care of it all for us. I would absolutely recommend Travels with Audrey, especially if you are looking for a private tour and do not want the hassle of planning or driving in a foreign country.  Audrey introduced us to parts of Italy we did not know existed! Our understanding and appreciation for Italy are now so much deeper that we would like to go back and re-visit some of those areas. By far the most notable experiences included observing the truffle hunting dogs at work in Umbria.
View Janet & Tim's private tour package details
(Private Customized Tour to Italy with Audrey as driver-guide)

testimonial-img-1

Angela and family

TX, USA

My family just got back from a 10 day trip to Spain with Audrey and it was AWESOME!!!! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to travel again without her! Audrey took care of everything…hotels, transportation, obtaining tickets to sites, shows, etc., which left us to just enjoy our trip! We had told her in advance which activities and cities we were interested in and she made it happen. She was even able to squeeze in some extra activities (like wine tasting!) while we were there. Audrey is so nice, and easy to talk with. We really enjoyed her company and her love for the country. If you want to have a great vacation without any worries, you have to use Audrey!
(Private Customized Guided Tour for a family vacation to Spain with Audrey as tour manager)

testimonial-img-2

Beth and family

Dallas, TX

WARNING! You may never be able to travel without Audrey again. We have used Audrey’s services twice in the past, once to Italy and once to Spain. Our most recent trip was to Spain. This trip exceeded our expectations in many ways. First of all, individual travelers are different and have different needs. Audrey takes this into account and tailors the trip to the specific personality of the group. For example, our group had a mixture of adults, young adults and teenagers. Audrey arranged the transportation so that we were never rushed in the morning, had ample time to eat breakfast and set off to a day of sightseeing feeling rested and excited about the day. We visited all the typical tourist spots, but also had intimate “one of a kind” trips to a vineyard, sherry bodega, cooking class and olive oil factory. The longer drives were broken up by timely stops in unique towns. All this adds up to a one of a kind experience that really allows you to feel the culture of the country. We left the hotel planning up to Audrey and each hotel was centrally located, unique and clean. Audrey has extensive knowledge about the countries that she offers and a love for travel and the people. You cannot go wrong with a trip with Audrey. Try her once, and like us, you will be back for more. 
View Beth's & family private tour package details
(Private Customized Guided Tour for a family vacation to Spain with Audrey as tour manager)

IMG_1773-rotated-r1

Laurian & Gerald

Grand Junction, CO

We had a lovely time on this trip, thank you for your expertise in organizing it! Initially we were unsure about using a tour organizer without a personal recommendation and had the usual concerns about cost and quality.  We have had reasonable experiences in the past using the web to find tour organizers and, in this respect, the testimonials on your site were very helpful. We didn’t have to worry about the many specifics of doing what we wanted to do, in consideration of the fact that we had a very specific and peculiar itinerary: it was wonderful to have someone personalize our tour. Two things were very useful.  First, the identification of good quality yet small hotels that were well-located.  It would have been difficult to do this ourselves based on web searches.  Second, your arranging the tours and specific activities for us so we didn’t have to search for those.  In most cases, these activities were also located near our hotels, so the whole experience was very low hassle! Our best experiences were in Granada with Antonio as guide to the Alhambra and with the flamenco show there, which was excellent, though designed for tourists. The winery in Portugal was a great find! Everything was very high quality. In closing, we would absolutely recommend your services to others.
Thanks again!

testimonial-img-3

Tom and Dom (father and son)

Denver, CO

Dominic and I came back from our two week trip to Portugal and southern Spain.  It was a great father & son trip and we had a great time!  From Lisbon, to Evora to Seville to Cordoba to Granada and finally Madrid, we had a great time.  I would highly recommend the private car with driver and local guides that Audrey arranged for us.  It was the best way of seeing the sites without any crowds, exactly the way Audrey envisions and offers in her tours. What a great way to see more of the country.  The food recommendations Audrey provided us with in the various towns came in very handy and were very accurate.  The accommodations she chose far exceeded our expectations. The prepaid tickets arranged by Audrey for the Bullet train and the Prado saved us a lot of time. We enjoyed ourselves and look forward to booking any future trip that will measure up to this one and highly recommend Travels with Audrey.
View Tom's private tour package details
(Customized Itinerary Package, father and son vacation to Portugal and Spain)

private tour of scotland

Mike and Ellen

Indianapolis, IN

Our trip to Scotland was magical. With the help of Travels with Audrey we were able to enjoy a stress free trip in a country that prides itself on being laid back. The visit was centered in the Highlands, we had certain requests that were not only met but exceeded. The driver assigned was fabulous. An Irish chap who was the friendliest and most accommodating chap you can imagine. He was familiar with the territory and found the most interesting little spots to stop for a “lovely picture and maybe a cup of tea or coffee before we get on our way”.The variety of Hotels, Castles, Guest Houses and B & B’s made for an exciting time. The Distillery tours (2) were fun and informative and tasty. The scenery of the Highlands and the roads ventured to make the most of the tour made for a great journey. We had only one variation where a ferry could not be guaranteed to run, the driver was able to modify that on the run and found us an alternative town, Oban, that was one of the highlights of the entire trip. All in all from Edinburgh and St Andrews to the Isle of Skye to Oban and Sterling it was a couple of weeks that will live in our fondest memories.
(Customized Itinerary Package to Scotland and London, England)

testimonial-img-6

Gregg & Maureen / Coleen & Don

IL & NJ

Just want to say thank you once again for a most fabulous tour. The fact that you designed it to suit our very specific interests was phenomenal. Everything went very smoothly. You knew just what arrangements were necessary to accomplish everything in the time we had available. We were very pleased with the transportation, restaurants, sites, guides, etc. The whole trip could not have gone better.  Our tour realized the dream my wife and sister in law wanted to fulfill: following the footsteps of their father as a paratrooper during the 2nd World War. We met many great people and have wonderful memories. I will always cherish the “down” times when Maureen and I had a sandwich and a beer at a sidewalk cafe in Paris and a beer at a sidewalk cafe in Berlin with Frau Vogel. Looking forward to future travels!
View photos of their experience
(Private Customized Guided Tour with Audrey as tour manager, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany). 

testimonial-img-5

Tony, Dan and family

Atlanta, GA

We were fortunate enough to have had Audrey De Monte serve as Tour Manager for our 10 day family trip to Europe. The tour was a 10-day multi generational family tour (grandparents to teen age grandchildren) of the cities of Paris, Venice and Rome. Audrey was extremely well organized and always provided multiple suggestions to make sure that everyone was having a great time. She knew the cities well which enabled us to get access to great reasonably priced restaurants that served authentic local food which was not an easy task for such a large group. She kept our group on time and always offered suggestions for other activities when we had free time. She made this family trip a very precious memory for all and for that we are grateful. Thank you Audrey!
View photos of their experience 
(Private Customized Tour for a family vacation to Paris, Venice and Rome, with Audrey as tour manager)

testimonials-image-9

Terry and Bill

Toronto, ON, Canada

We would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to Travels with Audrey for organizing our personalized tour of Paris, France – from the pick up at the dock in Lyon to the train station – to the pickup in Paris to drop off at our hotel – we felt very special for the efficiency and courtesy provided by Audrey’s personnel.We enjoyed our excursions to Versailles; the Louvre and Notre Dame – instructions provided were well illustrated and we had no difficulty is locating the meeting centers. Our hotel was quaint and close to the downtown core – we were able to walk around visiting various sites with ease and comfort.Would highly recommend Travels with Audrey to friends and family who may consider visiting France.
Many thanks!

testimonial-img-4

Eleni, Anne and family

Toronto, Canada

My family and I just returned from a vacation to Italy, planned by Audrey. I had never been to Italy before, and I didn’t know where to begin planning. Audrey’s knowledge of Italy is incredible. We gave her some ideas, and our budget, and she planned the most amazing trip for us! Each step was perfect. The hotels were beautiful, and we loved private tours of Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Florence. The cooking class she set up in Sorrento was one of the highlights! We kept raving about how flawless and easy each part of the trip was! And Stresa, a place we never even knew about, was breathtaking! If it wasn’t for Audrey, we would have never gone there! She planned every detail, right down to the train tickets. Audrey, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. You made our trip perfect and memorable. We will definitely be booking with you again!
(Customized Itinerary Package for a family vacation to Italy)

Sign up for our Newsletter

Sign up for my monthly newsletter showcasing featured tours, new itineraries, expert travel advice and inspiration.  You will receive my insider tips for bringing your wine home.

Contact

Travels with Audrey LLC
Audrey De Monte

+1.720.339.2364 (USA)
+1.805.430.8112 (Fax)
+39.331.416.4316 (Italy)

9249 S Broadway
UNIT 200 #209
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129