Travel where you want, when you want, with the people you love
Write your own travel experience with a customized private tour
Planning a vacation abroad can be stressful, time-consuming, often confusing, and those pre-packaged vacations don’t always offer what you are looking for.
A customized private guided tour is right for you if:
You want someone with local knowledge, experience and expertise, to come up with a great itinerary and just take care of you.
You want to see the highlights, but you also want unique experiences that help to immerse you in the local culture.
You just want to book your flight and go, without needing to spend weeks planning.
You don't want the same old trip that everyone else books and you don't like tourist traps.
You are looking for quality and good service over a bargain.
How Audrey Can Help
Audrey works closely with private groups of 4 to 12 people (families, groups of friends or couples traveling together) looking for a personalized and private travel experience. Gather a group of friends, pick your dates, and let Audrey take care of the details.
Private Tour Highlights
Hand-crafted itineraries based on your personal wishes and interests, for one all-inclusive price, on your chosen travel dates.
Authentic insider experiences featuring the best regional food and wine, famous landmarks, incredible historical sites, places off the beaten path, local expert guides and accommodations that offer warm hospitality, comfort and character.
The luxurious convenience of knowing that every detail for your land arrangements is taken care of for you, from transportation to lodging allowing you to get the most out of your time.
AUDREY IS YOUR LOCAL HOST & CULTURAL GUIDE
I am your guide from the moment you arrive to the moment you fly back home, taking care of the logistics and all the details on the ground while you relax and enjoy your vacation. I will introduce you to restaurateurs, farmers, winemakers and artisans. With me at your side, you will benefit from my lifetime of travel experience in Europe.
I will guide you through all the uncertainties of travel, be your translator, take you on orientation walks, steer you off the beaten path, show you points of interest, assist you with "how things work", help you find just the right restaurant and share interesting stories and fun facts about the local culture. Are we joined at the hip? Of course not! You have my guidance for as much, or as little, of the day as you desire.
Don't compromise on your next Italy or Spain vacation. Visit with me, Audrey! I not only design your itinerary but lead each and every tour. From your first contact, you will be talking with me, Audrey, and I will take care of you from your first email to when I drop you off for your plane trip home. Traveling with me is like traveling with a friend away from home. You will feel safe and cared for the entire way.
FAMILY MEMORIES MADE EASY
This isn’t just a family trip, it’s your family trip. Traveling is one of the most exciting ways for families to bond. I take care of everything so that parents, grandparents, teenagers and kids can spend time enjoying being together and discovering new sights, and fun activities for all without stressing over directions, hotels, transportation, or what to see, do, and eat! Let someone else takes care of all the planning and logistics so you can enjoy quality family time.
SUGGESTED PRIVATE TOUR ITINERARIES
Not sure yet what you want to do on your customized private tour? Whether you already know where you want to go, or are looking for inspiration, check out the ready-to-book custom crafted itineraries or peruse a selection of our past guest itineraries. You don't want the same old trip that everyone else books. Treat these tours as inspiration, base your custom trip around them or book as shown. The possibilities are endless and as unique as you and your group.
Want Audrey to build an itinerary from scratch for you?
All of my itineraries are starting points, created to inspire and always customized for my guests. If you already have ideas, let me know your interests and preferences so I can craft an itinerary for your private tour just for you.
HOW AUDREY PROVIDES AN AUTHENTIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
When you travel with me you receive a special kind of attention. Here are several reasons why most of my clients are returning travelers:
You travel with me, Audrey:
From the moment I welcome you on tour to your final goodbyes, I will be there every step of the way, like traveling with a friend away from home.
Hand-picked local licensed expert guides:
My handpicked local licensed expert guides are not lecturers but "connectors” to the stories of the places you are visiting.
My itineraries, will always have a mixture of must-see sights, as well as places you have never heard of, places no other tour company visits. Italy and Spain are full of hidden treasures. I like to provide a balance of the sites you’ve been longing to take in and the discoveries of what you didn't know you were longing to take in.
Authentic experiences and activities:
Enjoy local family-owned restaurants, regional fare, truffle hunting, walking tours, cooking classes, family run winery visits and tastings, castle tours, battlefield tours, museum visits with pre-reserved entrance times, and so much more.
Stay in locally owned boutique hotels:
You will stay in carefully selected properties reflecting the authentic local character and charm of the destination without sacrificing comfort and service (whether a villa situated in a stunning location in wine country, a boutique hotel, a castle hotel, a property in the historical heart of cities, 'Paradors', charming inns, B&B's, 'agriturismi' or traditional farmhouses).
Flexibility built into your custom itinerary:
We don't try to squeeze your days full of check-list items with long bus rides between them. Enjoy well-paced, flexible travel which includes a mix of guided tours and time to explore on your own.
Support small business:
Proud owners of boutique accommodations, multi-generational wineries and family-run restaurants welcome you to share the beauty of their regions.
Connect with the locals:
Experience closer contact with the locals, something not possible on a big group tour.
By skipping the overcrowded sites for a slice of authenticity you’ll help ease the pressure on the effects of over-tourism.
Be treated with honesty and transparency:
Have you ever been on a tour, and found yourself getting some "demonstration," immediately followed by time to shop in the store you are essentially stuck in? That is called "Shop-Steering," and it is a major source of income for most tour companies. After you pay inflated prices for sub-par product that was likely misrepresented, your guide goes in the back and collects the 25% commission owed to the tour company for bringing people there. This practice is everywhere, and done by even the high-end tour companies, but I think it is dishonest, especially given that my goal is to serve your needs instead of my own. So, I will never do it.
Audrey's gold standard:
I've personally tried, tasted and tested every single experience, ensuring quality and authenticity. If it doesn’t meet my personal Stamp of Approval, it won’t be on your tour! Zero tourist traps, subpar service, or second-rate food.
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