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Guided Tours of Italy Testimonials Review

HEAR FROM OUR GUESTS! What LocalWonders Travel clients say about our small group trips to Italy

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For many people, September means “back-to-school”. As the warm weather of Summer is replaced with that familiar brisk Fall air, schedules begin to focus on learning rather than that wonderful vacation-style lounging some of us get to do in July and August.

Thinking about “back-to-school” made the LocalWonders Travel team think of report cards, and – though we don’t get those anymore – we do get rated! So we thought we’d check in with our clients to see how we’ve been measuring up.

(Spoiler Alert: It looks like our commitment for providing great tours combined with clients who are passionate about exciting and authentic travel is resulting in A+ grades across the board!)

Report Card: Our Small Group Trips to Italy get an A+!

Italy’s Hidden Gems

The LocalWonders Italy tour leaders are locals who know all the best places to experience Italy’s famous vistas, attractions, food and wine – the true hidden gems of our beautiful country. LocalWonders client, Jennifer, who says she had a wonderful time with us, noted in her review that “It felt that we got to see the heart of each place that we visited and we got a real feel for the true Italian culture.” (Thank you, Jennifer!)

Above is a shot c/o Il Boscareto Resort & Spa, one of our favorite places to visit on our Food, Wine and Spa Italy Tour.

La Dolce Vita

From our Classic Italy Escapes to our Italy Food Wine and Spa Experience and our Tailor-Made Italy Tours, we’re always looking to create the most memorable holidays for our guests. What’s it like to discover “La Dolce Vita” with us? Patrice Maloney declared on the LocalWonders Travel Facebook Page that her 10 day tour of Northern Italywas an absolute pleasure” and credits her “amazing local leader” for taking them to “all of the beautiful local places as well as giving us extra insight into Italy’s culture and history.

Like A Local!

Because we all live where we work, we get to share our favourite restaurants, wineries, shops, and special destinations with the guests we welcome. Saurabh Joshi and his wife spent a day with us in Florence. You might not think a day is much time, but this couple said we gave them, “the best possible experience”. (We had fun too, Saurabh!) Highlights for them included not only the monuments, but the places locals enjoy for food, drink and that famous Italy ambiance. Their verdict? “After the tour we felt like we were exposed to the real Italy.

Below is a photo c/o Ca Du Ferra, an exciting “agriturismo” opportunity for our Tailor-Made Tour guests:

We take pride in taking care of all the details and logistics of our tours, whether it’s one day or 10 or more. But we also try to be friendly and down-to-earth, like your old friends showing you around the country we love.

Annie and Kathy were part of a group of eight friends who spent a week with our expert local leader on one of our guided tours of Italy. They described how their local leader “became one of our ‘family’ and made sure we were seeing and doing absolutely everything we had hoped to do…He is professional, patient, kind and funny, which made our trip fantastic!” Thanks Ladies!

We Love What We Do

We work really hard in planning our tours to strike the right balance between scheduled tour time and free time, and are always trying to ensure the comfort of our guests. How do they rate our care and concern? Robyn says: “Nothing was ever too much trouble for Andrea. I can’t wait for my next trip to Italy and would gladly travel with Andrea again. Andiamo!!

LocalWonders Travel guest Héctor said: “Ismael is such a warm and educated person, who made the whole trip a wonderful experience. Thank you very much!

In his review on our Facebook page, our client Alberto said of his LocalWonders local leader, “His job it’s his passion, that’s why he is the perfect tour leader. Always caring, he has a lot of experience and knows how to suit the trip on your desires.

We’re so glad that this comes across for our guests, because this is so true:
When you love what you do, you never work a day in your life!

Don’t we have the best job in the world? We consider all of our clients new friends and are so happy they love their time with us.

Ready to make your own memories? Fall is wonderful time to immerse yourself in the beauty of everything Italy offers! Contact us today to learn more or to book your own small group Italy tour now!

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Small Group Trips to Italy

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It’s often said that good things come in small packages – and it’s true! – for both holiday gifts and for group tours.

At LocalWonders Travel, we pride ourselves on the intimate size of our group trips to Italy. In many ways, booking with us is like opting for a boutique shopping experience instead of a mega-mall.

Smaller group sizes translate into many advantages for travellers looking for attentive service and flexible experiences. You can still look for all the same wonders and delights, but they’ll be curated for you with the utmost care and attention.

Less is more!

When we say we offer small-than-average group tours to Italy, we mean it! Many of our peers lead groups of 30 or 40 through the streets of Italy. At LocalWonders, our groups never have more than 10 guests, and the result is that our clients feel like they’re discovering Italy with a group of friends.

Our small groups still get all the benefits of group travel, like: better access to attractions, discounted ticket prices, and skip-the-line entry, but there’s more! Smaller groups mean more flexibility and free time so our clients have ample opportunities to explore on their own.

Host with the most

Small groups can run very efficiently, but even more so when they’re led by professional Italy local leaders who are experienced and knowledgeable. And that’s us! But don’t expect clipboards and rigorous roll calls on our tours: we pride ourselves on warm welcomes, enthusiasm, a slower pace, and lots of fun.

Our guests rave that our local leaders feel more like really well-educated friends who show them around. As your hosts, we will take care of all the details and help you discover the heart of our beautiful country.

Time to smell the flowers

Our small groups allow for a much more comfortable pace wherever we go. Large groups need to be managed and facilitated to stay on track, but our small groups can quickly and easily move between stops on the itinerary. Whether you’re visiting an ancient church or medieval castle, being part of a small group allows for everyone to ask questions. You won’t feel lost in the crowd and you’ll get to explore like a local.

Flexibility and fun

Our Italy travel groups are intimate, each one a carefully planned authentic Italian experience. It’s much easier to keep pace with a small group that can easily accommodate the needs and wishes of all eight to 10 travellers.

So if you all agree you want to linger a bit longer over a fresh Limoncello on the Amalfi Coast or take a little more time learning about vertical agriculture in the vineyards near Ca’ du Ferrà, you can!

Conversely, if everyone’s done walking around the incredible cubist homes perched on the rocky hillside of the Sassi in Matera then a small group can head on to the next adventure.

Custom adventures

Not everyone wants to pick a travel tour package, and we get that. Life would be boring if we were all the same! This is why in addition to our popular small group trips to Italy we also offer a tailor-made Italy tour option for those seeking to write their own Italian adventure story.

We’re happy to help you create your very own custom tour for your own private small group (wine, food, culture, art, architecture, sports, fashion – oh, the possibilities!). Give us some ideas about what you’d like to see and do and our professional trip planners will get to work designing your Italy trip.

There’s no better way to enjoy an authentic (and hassle-free!) Italy experience than with LocalWonders Travel. Our small group tours to Italy offer exceptional value for discerning travellers. Contact us today to learn more or to book your own Italy tour now!

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