European Travel Tips & Guides

pitigliano one of the beautiful towns and villages to visit in tuscany

European Travel Tips & Guides

Travel Guide for Valle d’Aosta

This travel guide for Valle d’Aosta is to introduce you to a region we love. Valle d’Aosta, Italy’s smallest region, is known for its snow-capped mountains, Roman-era monuments and medieval castles. Some of the highest Alpine peaks in Italy are valdostan, like the Mont Blanc (tallest peak in the Alps at 4810m), the Matterhorn (Monte…

How to Find Quality Gelato in Italy

At Travels with Audrey we are passionate about Italian food, from cooking classes and food tours, to sharing with you what to eat in different regions of Italy and of course how to find quality gelato in Italy. Italians are masters of food, they are very particular in the way things are done. Just because…

How Audrey Creates Your Custom Vacation

How Audrey Creates Your Custom Vacation

When you hire Travels with Audrey for the Custom Travel Planning Service, for private guided tours or self-guided tours, we follow a 5-step travel planning process in order to create a trip that is the best fit for you and your travel companions. Our process has been honed over more than a decade, and we’ve…

Travel Guide for Piedmont

Fort of Exilles in the Val di Susa in the region of Piedmont

This is a travel guide for Piedmont (Piemonte), to inspire you to visit this gem of a region with us. The region of Piemonte (Piedmont) lies in northwestern Italy, bordered by Switzerland in the north, France in the west. Its capital and largest city is Turin (Torino). Piemonte does not attract the tourist crowds that…

Christmas Season in Italy

christmas season in italy

The Christmas season in Italy starts on December 8th (Immaculate Conception) and ends on January 6th (Ephiphany). Christmas in Italy is festive, always spent with the family, with markets, lights, Christmas trees, and music in the streets. And the best part is that the Christmas season lasts an entire month! Italy’s Christmas markets The Christmas…

8 Day Sicily Private Tour

8 Day Sicily Private Tour

This is a customized itinerary for an 8 day Sicily private tour that I put together with my in-country associates for Marie and Frank wishing to visit Sicily and her ancestor’s home town. Tour started and ended in Palermo. This is is one of the many examples of what I can do for you in…

Benefits of Hiring a Private Guide


What is a tour guide? Here at Travels with Audrey we call our local expert guides “local insiders”. Our local expert tour guides are a very important part of our small group tours and private guided tours. They have studied volumes of material and have worked hard to earn licenses that afford them special privileges and…

How Audrey Prepares your Custom Quote

questions we ask to quote a private customized itinerary and tour

If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering a customized trip to Europe, for a self-guided tour, or for a private guided tour. I am thrilled you might be interested in arranging it through Travels with Audrey, where each trip is unique and tailor-made.  To provide you with an accurate proposal for a Custom Trip to…

Is a Private Driver-guide worth it?

Private driver-guide for spain, italy and france

There are so many choices when it comes to travel transportation, from renting a car, to booking group tours, to hiring private driver-guides. There is a huge benefit in hiring a private driver-guide like myself, when travelling in Spain, Italy or France. Hiring a private driver-guide is more than just about the driving, it’s really…

What Makes Traveling with Audrey to Europe a Unique Experience

Every year since starting Travels with Audrey, I spend a few weeks traveling to specific locations in Europe to check out hotel properties, discover new restaurants, little gems and special locations that I would love to show my clients during their time in Europe. This year for the first time, I had a dear friend…


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