cost = $ 400.00*
1- Travel Consultation (usually via e-mail but
also by phone if necessary - whatever works best for you); This
allows us to get an idea of what your interests are - how much
time you have to spend in Italy - how many places you want to
or must see - hotels, villas, farms - what will give you a total
Italian experience, yet keep you comfortable - pricing of hotels
- travel timing - we add our expertise and recommendations for
your trip - things you might not have thought about and other
particulars that impact a trip.
2- Once we've consulted, I devise travel itineraries
and options based on all of the information we've discussed. I
then send you at least five options that are open to change -
I always remember that we're making your perfect
trip. Once you've narrowed down the options and made some changes
- we're left with your best trip.
3- I then start booking hotels based on what
I know, where I've stayed, your pricing information and the season.
Once that is done and we've confirmed the hotels, I start work
on your "manifesto" or personalized travel itinerary.
*changes in confirmed hotel reservations will result in
4- The personalized travel itinerary includes
several things: a booklet with all
of your hotel correspondence and reservation confirmations, car
rental confirmations, train confirmations and any other reservations
we've made for you; you'll have a complete
itinerary with all of your hotels, addresses, phone numbers, touring/sight-seeing
advice and options, restaurant recommendations (and reservations
if desired), shopping recommendations, driving directions, travel
tips and other confirmations and correspondence; I also
include several copies of contact phone and fax numbers for you
to leave with your family, friends and office (just in case they
need to contact you); Additionally, I include a few other small
items to make your trip easy.
Total cost = $300.00**
1 - Travel Consultation (as above)
2 - Itinerary Options (as above)
3 - Hotel Booking - you'll receive copies of
all correspondence and confirmed reservations.
**changes in confirmed hotel reservations will result
in additional charges - $10 per change, cancellation, re-booking
Should your plans change or you decide to cancel your trip, I
am happy to make the hotel cancellations. You will be responsible
for any hotel cancellation penalties, if any do apply. I will
also cancel your car rental reservations with the same understanding
regarding penalties. Any changes to air travel will be on your
own as you will have these tickets to use in the future. For each
cancellation I make, I will charge you $10
per cancellation and you will not be refunded the initial $400
for my services as services were indeed rendered on your behalf.