Meet your European Tour Manager, Audrey De Monte!
Owner, Travel Planner, Driver-guide, Tour Manager CITM
Born in New York City, raised in Western Africa, I have studied, lived and worked on three continents (Africa, Europe and North America), and have traveled extensively throughout the world. Together with my native Italian husband, we speak 5 languages. Western Europe is my backyard, in particular Spain, France, Germany, and Italy—countries where I have spent my life, since early childhood, visiting family, friends, studying, living and working.
I possess over 35 years of experience in the travel and aviation industry, including leading tours in Canada, the United States and Europe for various companies: Collette Travel, Gray Line, Canadian Tours International, Hapag Lloyd, Queenslander Tours and Adventure Travel West. After obtaining a certification in International Tour Management I founded my own company specializing in customized private tours and itineraries to Spain, Italy and France.
Travels with Audrey is a fully protected company. As a member of the National Tour Association (NTA), we are required to provide proof of liability coverage with Tour Operator Professional Liability insurance.
View my certificate here:
IGA Certified International Tour Manager Certificate
Why I do what I do
After years spent working in the travel industry, I came to the conclusion and the realization that many travelers to Europe were not really getting to know the people or the culture of the places they were visiting. Their stories made me realize that they were merely passing through, not having had the chance to really connect with the places and people they were visiting. And so Travels with Audrey was born:
- To offer a solution to the frustration with mass tourism, tourist traps, hassles and wasted time of planning it yourself and risk of your missing out.
- To solve the problem for the busy, discerning traveler, offering peace of mind and access to a better way to experience Europe.
Everyone has a different view on how to travel and what their ideal or preferred method of doing so is. I personally believe that to truly “see” a country, one must “experience” it. I believe in hand-crafting itineraries and private guided tours in which you participate in hands-on activities, trying new foods and wines, connecting with the people, obtaining an understanding of the local culture, thus gaining personal insight and knowledge.
I believe you can do, see and experience more on a customized itinerary package than if you tried to pull it all together yourself.
Travels with Audrey is much more than a business: it is my passion, a personal mission in life to provide you with unique, memorable and valuable European travel experiences and to help you understand, appreciate and connect with the beauty of Europe and its people in the most authentic way possible.
I strive to eliminate the hassles of trip planning so that you can focus on the food, wine, culture, history and people of Europe. My main goal is to support you so that you can experience European destinations and all that they have to offer as comfortably, conveniently and as safely as possible, getting the most out of your time spent in Europe.
“A trip to Europe should be the experience of a lifetime, whether you have never been, or have been there many times but desire a more authentic, intimate and personal experience”.
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