Why do so many travelers choose Nada's Italy?
This is the only tour of Italy you really want to be on, because... it does not feel like you're on a tour! We are proud to say that most our customers define themselves as "independent travelers", but yet choose to travel with us. Shortly after our first toast together, you'll be traveling with a group of friends. Below are only some of the many advantages that you will experience when choosing to travel with Nada's Italy. We are grateful to have many repeat customers who have given us numerous recommendations. Grazie!
√ Unbeatable Value: Smart travelers know that if they were to do everything we do on our tours on their own, they would spend close to 3 TIMES the amount they spend when signing up for one of our tours. The costs of luxury services such as private guides, private drivers, a full-time tour leader, private city guides, luxury vehicles, among others, are split among other travelers so you end up getting MORE and paying LESS.
√ Go places other travelers miss out on: Besides Italy's major sites, you will also be able to visit places (hilltop villages, farmhouses, boutique wineries, and more) that are not on the typical "tourist routes", so you are treated like royalty as we have exclusive access to destinations other tour companies either can't get to (because they have too large vehicles) or simply choose to bypass. On the other hand, a lot of travelers simply don't know about these places and often miss out because they are too remote to reach on their own.
√ Small groups of only 6-14 travelers: We do not aim at becoming the largest tour company, only the best. We are focused on QUALITY, whether it's meals, accommodations, or guides. We strongly believe that keeping our groups small means a better experience for all: more personal attention, less waiting around, being able to get to places that large busses cannot reach, and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
√ Easy schedule & convenient planning: We offer relaxed itineraries, a range of activities and excursions seeking out intriguing and off the-beaten-path destinations with extra comfort and a leisurely pace. All Nada's Italy tours start on Friday and end on Monday (11 Days/10 Nights) so you can catch 2 weekends and not have to waste any time off work!
√ Full-time service of a professional English-speaking Italian Tour Director: all our amazingly knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive Tour Directors are licensed, some with 10+ years experience, and will be your direct, daily connection to the local culture.
√ No Early wake-ups: Unlike most other tours, our average starting time for an excursion is anywhere between 9:00-11:00am (or even later so you can enjoy morning relaxation!).
√ Free time on your own: In the towns we visit, you will always be able to enjoy some time for shopping, exploring, relaxing, etc. so you can do what YOU want to do! Oh, you say "But I just want to sit at a cafe' in the Piazza, sipping on a glass of vino!". To that, we say "Why not???".
√ No up-selling: Our tours are complete experiences. Everything you want to do is ALREADY included in the trip package. However, if you wish to extend your stay and do more while in Italy, see more sites, add more experiences, we will be able to assist you and book additional travel services for you.
√ Calmer pace: some of our tours stay at a maximum of 2-3 different hotel stays per tour so you don’t have to pack and unpack everyday, and you don’t waste time checking in and out of hotels. Even with our more "dynamic" itineraries, the pace is always relaxed and never rushed.
√ Less time driving: more time having fun! Regional tours allow you to experience the local culture without having to drive from place to place to place to place.. and spending too much time on the road.
√ Smaller vehicles: our luxury vans are specially licensed to access historical centers and traffic-restricted areas, so you are right where you want to be, without wasting time getting there (unlike rental cars or large buses, which need to be parked outside the city center, forcing you to walk much longer distances).
√ Bountiful meals included: We're proud to say that Nada's Italy includes on average, more meals than most comparable tour companies in the industry. Fine local wines, deliciously fresh home-made food to be enjoyed in both upscale locations as well as authentic understated family-owned trattorias, so you can experience only the best food Italy has to offer (and not worry about ending up in a lousy and overly priced tourist trap).
√ Beverages included with meals, including red & white wine.
√ Fixed Trip Price & No Hidden Costs! Once your balance is paid, the trip price is fixed so you don’t have to worry about exchange rate fluctuations! Also included in trip price: local VAT taxes, government fees, gas, highway tolls, city access licenses and permits, parking fees, basic staff tips, and all other travel expenses relating strictly to activities specifically included in the tour package.
√ Unique Activities: The reason why you're taking this trip is because you want something different, a journey out of the ordinary, to be remembered a lifetime: a true Italian experience. This is why Nada Vergili goes out of her way to seek memorable activities that are not accessible by other tours, or even tourists in general. Escorted daily activities include: museum visits (including VIP access so you don't have to wait in line), “insider” walking tours with local guides, artisan shops, culinary & market tours, private castle tours, boat excursions, cooking classes, visits to cheese farms, private vineyard tours, and much more! (Many tour companies give you a ‘special price’ that may sound like a great deal, until you realize you need to add all the costs for the activities you want, without which the trip wouldn’t even be worth taking.).
√ Stays in distinctive Accommodations: Stay in a 13th century Villa immersed in the hills of Tuscany which produces its own wine and olive oil, or try a luxurious Medieval Castle with its own fine-dining restaurant, or even a boutique hotel overlooking the breath-taking Amalfi Coast, and why not a family-owned hotel with private beach on Italy's most beautiful Lake? Either way, you are sure to have an exciting and memorable experience during your stay on a Nada’s Italy tour!
√ Professional Pre-departure Assistance: Expert travel advice and packing help to make sure you’re prepared! Questions about...anything regarding Italy? We're here to answer them!
√ Personal Approach: family-owned farms, cooking classes with local chefs, visits to local craft shops getting to know master artisans, tours of wineries meeting wine makers, and access to memorable destinations where you will feel especially pampered in an exclusive but friendly environment, getting to know extraordinary people.
√ No luggage limit! While many other tour companies have strict luggage limits, Nada’s Italy lets you bring as much or as little as you want (but airline restrictions still apply, so prepare accordingly and check with them first).
√ Customer Loyalty Advantages: After your first tour with Nada's Italy, you’ll receive a Return Traveler discount and many more perks.
√ Materials for your trip: Guide Book & Italian Travel Phrase book, Luggage Tags, Nada's Italy travel alarm clock, DVD's, and much more to get you excited about your trip.
Read the Testimonials Page for references and see what our clients have to say about us!
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