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What it takes to organize a private tour

What It Takes To Organize A Private Tour

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Everyone loves going on vacation … but not everyone loves planning a vacation. And that’s okay! That’s what tour companies, like ours, are for.  You just need to sign up for your chosen tour, book your flights, and we’ll take care of all the logistical details like booking hotel accommodations, reserving tastings and meals, and getting you from point A to point B on our itinerary.

Private tours can be just as easy to plan  – you select your itinerary, choose your preferred dates, and gather your group. Unfortunately,  some private tours can hit a snag with that last step, gathering your group.

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When Is The Best Time To Go To Italy

When Is The Best Time To Go To Italy?

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Italy is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. With its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, remarkable cuisine, and delectable wines, it’s not hard to see why. Our tour operations team gets asked quite frequently – when is the best time to go to Italy?

In our opinion, the best time to go to Italy is in April, May, September, or October, during the shoulder seasons. We typically schedule our small group public tours during the shoulder seasons of the destinations we visit. We do this for several reasons – mostly due to weather, cost, and not wanting to have to share such fabulous locales with a lot of other tourists. Italy’s high season is considered to be June – July.

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How To Negotiate At World Markets

How To Negotiate at World Markets

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We’re not big on bringing home lots of little chochkies from places we’ve visited, but tend to focus on meaningful items that come from local artisans and aren’t mass produced such as artwork, jewelry, leather goods, etc. The best place to find these little gems is at the local markets. Since it isn’t an everyday part of American culture, some travelers are unsure how to negotiate at these world markets.

Some cultures consider it rude if you don’t try to negotiate. Haggling is expected in markets in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and even Europe. Not negotiating a price is seen as economic arrogance or snobbish. Make sure to look up what is acceptable in the area you are traveling online or in a guidebook before you go.

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Group Travel for Introverts

No Need For Anxiety – Group Travel For Introverts

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Traveling for introverts can be daunting – even if you have a passion for experiencing new things and seeing new destinations. Not everyone has close friends or family that share their love of travel which for some people can be a pretty big roadblock to seeing the world. Completely solo travel for introverts can be quite overwhelming and uncomfortable – but there is another way – group travel!

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