Customized Private Tours to Europe

Customized experiences-Lifelong memories

Is there some place in Europe you would like to take your significant other, family or friends? Looking for a trip of a lifetime to Europe tailored just for you? I’m Audrey De Monte, and this is what you can expect to experience, and more, when you travel with me.

Private tours to Europe

I work closely with couples, families and groups of friends that are looking for a personalized and private travel experience. When you book your tour with me this is what you can expect:

Hand-crafted itineraries based on your wishes and interests bringing together a balance of cultural encounters, authentic insider experiences embracing the best of food and wine, famous landmarks, incredible historical sites, places off the beaten path, countryside villages, local expert guides and accommodations that blend a mix of warm hospitality, comfort and character.

A tailor-made tour package for one all-inclusive price on your chosen travel dates.

• No group is too small or too big; there are no minimum or maximum tour days; the choice is entirely yours.

• Together with my in-country associates, I will take care of every detail of your land arrangements including the hidden treasures and personal touches that make travel a truly memorable experience.

A private tour with a local expert is the way for you to enjoy a one-of-a-kind, hassle-free travel experience where transportation, lodging, driving, cultural customs and foreign languages are never your concern. Whether you travel with me as your tour manager, driver-guide, or independently, you will feel safe and cared for the entire way.

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italy without the crowds
italy with your private driver

Knowledge and Expertise

When you hire me as your private tour manager or driver-guide, you will benefit from my lifetime of travel experience in Europe, which, I believe, is a step toward turning your dreams into reality.

I will guide you through all the uncertainties of travel, such as foreign languages, getting around, finding just the right restaurant, avoiding crowds and lineups. All of this is easy for a person who not only knows Europe well, but also speaks the local languages. With me as you dedicated tour manager, driver-guide, you will not have to worry because I will be there with you. My full attention is focused on you and your group for a truly personalized experience, giving you insider access to our way of life while taking care of every detail. Are we joined at the hip? Of course not! You have my guidance for as much, or as little, of the day as you desire. Italy, France, Spain and Germany are my homes away from home, where I am treated like a local.

I also offer other destinations within Europe where I have developed relationships with in-country specialists, in order to provide my prospective clients with the best possible options available on the market for Europe. With my expertise you will avoid the tourist traps, have a unique travel experience, enjoy exclusive activities and be more like a local than merely a tourist.

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Your Own Travel Experience

Have you ever thought that you would like to see Europe, perhaps even where your ancestors are from, but are hesitant to navigate the language difference, the driving, or the logistics on your own? I take care of all of that.

Whether you are a “first time” traveler to Europe seeking a personalized introduction, looking for a private experience with your extended family or a seasoned visitor with a specific adventure in mind; whether you are a foodie looking to venture off-the-beaten-path or a first-timer aiming to soak up the highlights, I will create a private tour tailored around your specific wishes, showing you the main sites but also introducing you to places and experiences few get to enjoy. As my motto goes “write your very own travel experience” and create unique, lasting memories.

Ask me how I can make it happen for you. All it takes is a phone consultation where you share with me what you would like to see, do and experience on your custom designed tour. I take the time to get to know you and the travel experience you are seeking, to carefully design an itinerary to match.

Pricing is based on the amount of customization and the size of your group, but your price will often be competitive based on market standards. If you dream it, you can do it and it does not cost anything to find out how.

Are you ready for a custom trip that revolves around you? You have nothing to lose and every memory to gain by contacting me today. See below on how to get started.

private guided tours to italy

Let’s get Started

Step 1 – Initial Travel Consultation

No website or smart phone ‘app’ can offer the personal, customized service experience I do, which starts the moment I receive your inquiry, when I will promptly schedule an initial travel consultation with you. After your consultation, I will send you a follow-up travel questionnaire. These simple, convenient steps will ensure I completely understand your travel wishes and will allow me to share some initial ideas and recommendations.

Are you ready to schedule your personal consultation? Contact me 

Step 2 - Planning

The next step involves designing an itinerary and planning your dream vacation. For all the best possible options for your vacation, I highly recommend starting to plan with me at least 1 year to 6 months before your planned vacation dates.  The itinerary will be refined until it is exactly what you are looking for, reflecting everything we discussed.

I will request a fee of $500.00 to start bringing your dream European vacation to life! The fee is the same no matter how large your group is. The fee covers an extensive and often time-consuming process where I devote many hours putting together your itinerary, from accommodations to unique experiences, working with my in-country associates and vetted local suppliers, in order to tailor a seamless, extraordinary vacation for you. Planning also involves scheduling, booking, and organizing every detail of your dream vacation.  The benefit of allowing me to do this for you is that I have very specialized knowledge of the travel destinations I tour, and I work with experienced and knowledgeable in-country associates so that you get unique accommodations, ground transportation and private tours with the best local guides. You also gain the advantage of skipping lines at famous sites and access to our exclusive experiences.

Once the price of the tour package and the itinerary have been approved, a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total per person tour price (not including the design fee) will be due in order to proceed with booking all of the components of your European vacation. Once received, the entire amount is applied to the total cost of your vacation. The balance is due 90 days prior to your departure.

For private guided tours, with me as your private driver-guide or tour manager, tour dates are booked on a first come, first served basis. Space is not held until a signed Liability Waiver and Release, Guest Registration Form and initial deposit are received. I work with multiple clients at any given time, so you might be in the running for dates already selected by another private group.

Step 3 - Preparation

Your only tasks are to purchase your international flights, travel and medical insurance, begin preparing for your European vacation and pack your bags. I will ensure you have all the information you need to be ready for your dream vacation.

Approximately 1  month before your departure, I will send you material that includes destination tips, your hotel information, packing tips and free-time sightseeing suggestions.

As you land in Europe, whether you travel with Audrey as your tour manager or driver-guide, or independently, you will feel cared for the entire way. You can just relax, enjoy,  and be ready for a wonderful vacation!

Contact me to schedule your free consultation.

Tell me what you are looking for and my team and I will make your dreams come true!