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, local expertise and access to my insider knowledge.
I will guide you through all the uncertainties of travel, be your translator with my multilingual abilities, 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, Spain or France vacation. Visit with me, as your local host! I not only design your itinerary but lead each and every tour. From your first contact, you will be talking with me, 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 our final goodbyes, I will be there every step of the way, like traveling with a friend away from home.
Hand-picked local expert guides:
You will meet my local expert guides who share with you their local knowledge and passion for the places you are visiting.
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. 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:
I don't try to squeeze your days full of check-list items. Enjoy a well-paced, flexible itinerary which includes a mix of guided tours and time to explore on your own.
Support small business:
Proud owners of boutique accommodations, family-run wineries and restaurants, artisans, all warmly 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.
Audrey's gold standard:
I've personally tried, tasted and tested every single experience, ensuring for the best quality and authenticity. If it doesn’t meet my approval, it won’t be included on your tour!
How does Audrey price your custom private tour package?
Audrey is dedicated to offering an authentic experience at a reasonable cost. When you compare the quality of what is included to other options out there, you'll discover that Audrey offers the best culture, food and wine focused small group tours and private tours to Italy, France and Spain.
Custom itineraries are developed as a tour package and we charge a planning fee. We handle all the logistics for your land arrangements to make your vacation run flawlessly from arrival to departure. Pricing is determined by the number of people in your private group, choice of accommodations, meals, planned activities, expert local guides, local ground transportation, length of stay and additional options chosen.
Tour dates are booked on a first come, first served basis. Space is not held until a signed Liability Waiver and Release, Guest Registration Form and initial deposit are received. Audrey works with multiple clients at any given time, so you might be in the running for dates already selected by another private group.
- It takes time to create quality. Ideally, we’d begin planning your trip six months in advance, or three months if you’re not travelling during high season.
- In a world of constant changes, please note that our quoted costs are merely informative, as all services have to be confirmed at the time of the booking. Quotes are valid up to 15 days from the date they are sent and they may require modifications.
- Hotel availability and prices cannot be guaranteed until they are booked and may not be fully protected at the time of the quote. Some hotel rates fluctuate almost every day.
- While pricing across custom itineraries can vary, our bespoke trips typically start at $350 per person per day, inclusive of accommodations, private excursions, transfers and our dedicated planning services.
- Our custom vacation plans will not be itemized, and we only accept full-service planning when hotel reservations are part of the itinerary. If you are unable to stand/walk for 3 consecutive hours, cannot carry your own luggage, cannot walk for extended periods of time, have trouble walking up and down hills, or require a special diet, this trip may not be for you. Please contact Audrey if you have any questions.
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