Meet your European Tour Guide, Audrey De Monte!
Owner & Tour Manager CITM & CTG
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. Travel has shaped my life, who I am, how I look at the world and continues to be my biggest teacher. 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 in 2012 specializing in customized private tours and itineraries to Europe.
Travels with Audrey LLC 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.
Why I do what I do
After many 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 help you travel to Europe and experience destinations as locals.
Unique & Local Experiences
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.
There are so many things to see and do in Europe, and you will definitely want to see the famous sites in the places you visit. But we also want to help you meet the locals and experience the unique culture of each destination. You’ll have a better experience and will better understand the places you visit when you interact more with the people who live there.
"I believe you can do, see and experience more on a customized private tour than if you tried to pull it all together yourself"
For us at Travels with Audrey, planning a trip is part of the fun; but not everyone feels that way. Many people simply don’t have time to find the right hotels, seek out the perfect restaurants, book the best museums and shows, or pinpoint the trail-head for a fabulous hike. It takes 80 hours or more to plan all the details and logistics of a 10-day trip to Europe. Let us do that work for you!
My Commitment to You
Travels with Audrey is much more than a business: it is my passion, a personal mission in life to provide you with unique and memorable European travel experiences and to help you understand, appreciate, enjoy 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”
Ready to get started, or want to chat about your travel plans? Follow the link below to get in touch with Audrey.
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