Italiaoutdoors Travel Planning and Guide Service

Small Group and Family Vacation Planning for Italy

Italy is one of the most diverse places in the world to visit but there is more to the country then Venice, Florence, Roma, Cinque Terre and a couple of other top attractions.  If you plan you days well and understand how to move around within the country you can a great cost effective vacation full of activity, history, culture, and great food and wine.  Contact us to get the insights to travel in Italy. 

Services We Offer

Italiaoutdoors offers travel advice for adventures throughout Italy, customised itineraries, unique tours, instructional programs, and the Guide services for both outdoor activities and cultural events. Italiaoutdoors is like having a friend in Italy. Think about the peace of mind you feel when you have a friend in a city that you have never travelled to before: likewise, we offer you peace of mind, reassurance and recommendations enabling you to experience the true heart of Italy. We will also save you something that is so precious – YOUR TIME - by offering consultation on the best ways to travel and experience Italy. This is your dream vacation why be delayed by the time and effort required to simply locate basic services you need and why become frustrated with language barriers and learning the Italian way of life in a short amount of time, or ending up spending a 1/3 more on unexpected costs during your vacation because you do not know how to make the best us of services available? Italiaoutdoors will take care of all the details so all you have to do is enjoy your vacation. WE OFFER: Travel Consultant- book time online for a web chat to answer your questions about traveling in Italy. Travel Planning - need help outlining and planning your adventure in Italy. Scheduled Tours - each month we lead a scheduled tour for those looking to join a small group to explore. Travel support:  Bike Touring - routes, bike rental, bag transfers.  Walking/Hiking Tours - routes, bag transfers, Booking assistance and suggested contacts. Outdoor Recreation: locations, equipment rental, booking assistance and other services. DON'T MISS the most interesting places wherever you go.DON'T WASTE time wandering around with other people from your group with different interests and preferences. Only a private guide can show you the places most interesting to you.GET THE MOST OUT OF IT - a private guide can give you advice on the best places to eat or shop, where to go, and how to get there.TRAVEL ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN SCHEDULE - wake up on your own time, and eat your meals when you want them. It's your vacation!IT JUST SOUNDS EXPENSIVE - hiring a private guide is far more affordable than most people think Taking one or two tours during a trip to Italy can enhance your travel experience - learn about the area from someone who lives there. Arrange tours ahead of time, when you are planning your trip.

Customized and Private Tours

If you wish to visit Italy by Bicycle, foot, or enjoy other types of recreation during your travel, our unique tours not only offer the opportunity to see the amazing sights Italy is known for but they also provide you with close interaction with nature and the Italian Culture. We provide private group tours tailor-made to suit your interests, fitness and skill level, cultural interest and budget. We can plan everything from A-Z…including airport transfers, private transportation, guided services, accommodation booking, meals and planned activities based on your interests. At the end of the planning phase you will know what your travel will cost and not be surprised by additional expensies (please note, we do not book airline tickets but can advise you on how to find affordable flights). Travel After COVID Custom Tours in Italy: Please contact us for a free quote.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Expert Outdoor Travel Advice

With an extensive knowledge of recreation area's in Italy, we will help you open the door to this beautiful country. Do you have an idea of where you want to go and what you want to see but feel you are still uncertain about how to organise your trip? We will give you peace of mind by helping you narrow down your options, provide you with valuable travel tips and answer any questions or concerns you may have so you can be confident that your choices will offer you the most unforgettable vacation ever. Simply contact us. Why spend hours, days or even weeks surfing the Net to research where to go, where to stay and what to do?...all the choices can become overwhelming. Italiaoutdoors will simplify things for you and save you time by offering invaluable travel advice, pre-travel consultation and recommendations on the best ways to experience Italy. Each place we recommend and advise on are actual places we have explored and been to personally. Consultation Fee: Hourly fee applies; the first step toward experiencing the vacation of your dreams is to contact us. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Custom Outdoor Travel Itineraries Itineraries are designed for independent travellers that prefer to travel on their own but would like to have some (or all) of their trip organised. Our itineraries will be tailored to suit your interests. We can plan as much or as little as you like…the sky’s the limit! "Based on what you tell us, we will create a detailed day-by-day itinerary for you". We will supply you with a Custom Travel Packet that will detail sights to see, places to visit, optional activities, accommodation, guided services, etc. Simply share your desires with us and we will do the rest. Custom Travel Itineraries: Prices vary; please email us to receive a free quote. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Tips For Planning You Next Italian Adventure

Italy may not be a large country, but there is so much to do and see, that it is impossible to discover in one or two weeks. This is perhaps "stating the obvious" but, you should  narrow down your interest and places to visit prior to making and plans, and then gather as much travel information as you can. The following are some travel tips that are applicable to the whole country that will make your vacation less stressful and more fun.

Explore the Regions of Italy

First Things to Consider in Planning Your Trip

FIRST STEP IS TO GET A GOOD MAP AND MARK OUT WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE AND DO Even if you’re let's just go and worry about everything later, kind of traveler, there are probably some things you want to think about and/or take care of before you leave home and head for Italy. Basic Travel Information for Italy When to Visit Italy January Travel In Italy February Travel in Italy March Travel in Italy June Travel in Italy Traveling to Italy in July December Travel in Italy

Second Step to Planning Transportation

GETTING TO AND GETTING AROUND IN ITALY As you Plan your adventure and now you know what you want to see and do you need to understand how to get there and how much it will cost.  This is where you can either save a lot or end up with lots of hidden cost.  Check out each section below and then make you decisions. Flying to Italy - Planning your vacation to Italy, tips on selecting your airline tickets. Driving In Italy - Driving is an option but if you are only visiting the major cities public transportation is better. Travel by Train in Italy - How to use the train while in Italy. Using Buses in Italy - Tips on using buses in Italy. Travel by Boat in Italy - Tips on using boat services in Italy

Next is to figure out where to Stay and Eating|Drink

This phase of planning is fairly easy with all the online booking sites, but there are plenty of pitfalls as well.  A good deal on a hotel might seem a great choice but does it really save you money.  If the hotel is 2 miles out of town how will you get to and from, also time lost is also a big expense during travel. Selecting Accomodations for Your Italian Adventure

Fouth Step Make Your Budget

  Italy is still a reasonable county to travel in for cost. But you must know how and where to spend your money.  The main tourist area's like Roma, Florence, and Venice are 300% more expensive then anywhere else.  A good rule to follow is that if it is listed in a popular guidebook it is already over priced and likely over crowded.  This does not mean you should not visit but there are always alternatives. Check out some of our local tips in the guide sections. Budgeting for Your Italian AdventureDealing with Money, How to Pay for Things When Traveling in Italy  

Final Step Is to Start Booking

There are things to book ahead of time and things you can adjust and book even a couple of days prior or day of travel.  I always propose a flexible travel plan, one because you might want to stay somewhere for 2 to 3 days but weather, crowds, and lack of interest may make you wish to cut your time short.  If you prep enough you can make adjustments along the way and get the most out of your tip.

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