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Every single trip I coordinate is unique and tailored specifically to the individual client. My mission is to offer an extremely high level of personalized service, so that means no prepackaged  tours or large groups. An important part of what I do is go to these destinations in person, research the area over many years to find the perfect accommodations, local guides, activities, restaurants and discover some hidden gems along the way. This is what makes your trip with Ciao Bella Tours so special. I'm able to create a truly unique itinerary that promises a personal experience you won't find anywhere else. The itineraries I put together are all tailor-made to fit your travel style and budget and I will make sure everything is as seamless as possible so all you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself!


So how does custom travel planning work exactly?


I start with an initial phone or email consultation free of charge to find out more about yourself and the trip you have in mind.  Together, we will look at who is traveling, the desired pace of the trip, your budget, as well as your interests and “must-see” places or experiences you would like included. I then follow up by email with an outline of the itinerary I have in mind for you. If at this point you decide you’d like to work together, I will ask for a deposit to create an estimate that shows a day-by-day program, transport options & travel times, recommended hotels, guided tours and activities with an overall trip cost. We will fine tune the itinerary until it’s just right, making as many changes as needed. I’ll then make all arrangements and bookings on your behalf and invoice you for 25% of the total trip cost with the remaining balance due one month prior to your departure. I pay all suppliers directly so you don’t have to worry about making overseas payments.


About 3-4 weeks before your departure, I’ll send you a very detailed itinerary with everything you need for your trip including  free time sightseeing suggestions, dining recommendations including reservations and local insider tips. I will be available 24/7 while you are traveling in case you need assistance.

Custom Travel Planning Fees


As each itinerary is customized, so are my trip planning fees, which depend on how complex the trip is, how many travelers, how many destinations, etc. Please contact me for more details.

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