Frequently Asked Questions

At Travel by Luxe, we understand the value of a seamless and personalized vacation experience. By choosing to work with a travel agent, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

Expertise: Our knowledgeable travel agents have in-depth understanding of destinations, local customs, and hidden gems. They will create a tailor-made itinerary to suit your preferences and interests, ensuring you have an unforgettable journey.

Time and Effort Savings: Planning a vacation can be time-consuming and overwhelming, especially when trying to coordinate accommodations, transportation, and activities. Our travel agents take care of every detail, saving you time and effort, so you can focus on enjoying your trip.

Exclusive Access: As industry insiders, we have access to special deals and promotions not available to the general public. This means you can enjoy exclusive perks, upgrades, and experiences during your vacation.

Customization: Your vacation should be as unique as you are. Our travel agents will design a customized itinerary that caters to your preferences, whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion.

Peace of Mind: When you book with Travel by Luxe, you have a dedicated team available 24/7 to assist you with any issues or emergencies that may arise during your trip. From last-minute changes to unforeseen circumstances, we’re always here to help ensure your vacation runs smoothly.

In summary, using a travel agent for your vacation allows you to enjoy a stress-free, personalized, and memorable experience with the support of industry experts who are committed to your satisfaction.

No! There is absolutely no fee or obligation to book when you request a customized itinerary from our team of locally-based travel planning specialists.

While we have a network of experienced and qualified driver guides in each country we provide tours in, it is entirely up to you if you would prefer to stay with the driver guide you have built up a relationship with or if you would like to switch over to another equally qualified but local driver in each country.

Absolutely! Travel by Luxe specializes in creating exceptional small private group custom tours, making us the perfect choice for planning group travel experiences, including corporate events and family vacations. Our decades of experience have allowed us to develop an unsurpassed network of contacts and expertise that enables us to cater to a wide range of travel needs.

Whether you’re looking to organize a team-building retreat, an incentive trip for your employees, or a memorable family vacation, we’ll work closely with you to design a custom itinerary that meets your specific requirements. From selecting the perfect destination and accommodations to arranging engaging activities and experiences, our travel experts will handle every detail with precision and care.

We understand that sometimes plans change, and you might need to cancel your booking. No worries, we’re here to help you out. You can cancel your Package Travel Agreement anytime before your trip begins. Just keep in mind that we’ll need to cover any expenses we’ve already incurred in organizing your awesome vacation. If you’d like a breakdown of these costs, feel free to ask us!

We’ll make sure you’re taken care of, and we look forward to helping you plan your next adventure with us!

For our full cancellation policy, please see here:

At Travel by Luxe, our journey began as Italian tour specialists, passionately crafting unforgettable experiences for our clients in the beautiful and diverse regions of Italy. Over time, our clients enjoyed our services so much that they started requesting our expertise for their vacations in other destinations.

As we expanded our offerings, our main priority was to maintain the same exceptional quality and personal touch that our clients had come to expect from us. Over our decades of experience, we have built strong partnerships and friendships with the finest private tour providers in every destination we serve.

When selecting new destinations, we carefully curate our network of local experts, ensuring that they share our values, commitment to excellence, and passion for creating unforgettable travel experiences. This approach has allowed us to confidently expand our portfolio, offering our clients the same exceptional service and attention to detail in every corner of the globe.

It’s a good question, and while both appeal to different demographics, in general the distinction is that group tours follow a pre-set itinerary with a fixed schedule, shared with other travelers, offering limited customization and a more budget-friendly experience.

Private travel, on the other hand, features personalized itineraries tailored to your preferences, greater flexibility, and a schedule that suits your pace.

While group tours provide social opportunities, private travel ensures an exclusive, intimate experience tailored to your unique interests and desires.

Absolutely! At Travel by Luxe we strive to create enjoyable experiences for every traveler, regardless of their dietary or mobility needs. Our expert team will work closely with you to understand your specific requirements and tailor your itinerary accordingly. From selecting accessible accommodations and transportation to arranging meals that cater to your dietary preferences or restrictions, we’ll ensure your vacation is both comfortable and memorable. Just let us know your needs, and we’ll take care of the rest!

Yes, you must still go through security at all sites. You will enjoy the privileges of skipping the waiting line to enter the site which can at times be wrapped around the buildings!

Not a bit. We can help smooth every step, starting with your airport transfer, where a friendly English-speaking driver will be waiting to pick you up and take you to your hotel.

All our tour guides speak fluent English alongside their local language, so they can help you interface with the people we meet along our tours, as well as translating key signs or answering your questions. We’re always happy to recommend hotels and restaurants with English-speaking staff.

Since Rome is such a central location you’re in luck, but if you want to know my expert opinion on the absolute Best Day Trip in Italy from Rome then get ready for good news!

There are lots of great day trips to choose from. My top choices are

  1. Rome-Naples/Pompeii
  2. Rome-Florence
  3. Rome-Amalfi coast
  4. Rome-Tuscany (Sassicaia/Chianti)
  5. Rome-Perugia
  6. Rome-Pisa
  7. Rome-Siena

Some of these locations are reachable by train, others by car. All in all, these locations are relatively close from 1-3 hours and are definitely doable day trips.

Check out all our Florence tours here

First, check out our Introduction To Rome page. If you have the full day to spend with us, you probably won’t want to miss our Rome in a Day tour which takes you through the wonders of the Colosseum and Roman Forum, as well as visiting the Palatine Hill which affords some breathtaking views across the city. Otherwise, our Skip the Line Vatican tour is a great introduction to the treasures of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the extraordinary St. Peters Basilica.

No. Our Italian Language classes include personalized slides that we adapt each week to fit your needs. Just use a notebook and come eager to learn.

Absolutely! Having lived in the heart of Italy for many years and being fully immersed in the culture here I can lend a helping hand. I have compiled an extensive Travelling to Italy Checklist with loads of information regarding what documents to bring, emergency numbers to know, what to pack, and what tourist traps to avoid.

The Vatican tour is suitable for older children, super young children may find it difficult especially during peak season. There are bathrooms available and places to eat snacks, however, it is not stroller-friendly. We recommend for kids to take our other tour similar to the Vatican called St.Peter’s Basilica and Castel St.Angelo tour which still lets them see the main Basilica and an interesting castle with twirly staircases!

You can also check out our Kids Tour Hub for all our children-friendly tours.

Yes, you must still go through security at all sites. You will enjoy the privileges of skipping the waiting line to enter the site which can at times be wrapped around the buildings!

The best time to avoid crowds is in the early morning. We advise during high season (summer months) to book Early Morning tours.

Let us guide you through a real Italian fresh food market, sampling produce at some of the best stalls, followed by a perfect lunch at a typical Roman trattoria on our Trastevere Food Tour– the ultimate Roman foodie excursion! If fine wine is your thing, make some time one evening for our Roman wine tasting experience, where an expert will guide you through six different local vintages. You can also learn how to Cook as the Romans do with a professional Roman chef if you’re more interested in getting your hands in the pasta! On all our tours, there’s usually time to stop for a drink or a quick snack to make sure you’re also tasting the best of Rome…. Otherwise, let us put together a bespoke gastronomic experience for you with one of our custom tours.

Don’t hesitate to check out our Italian recipes written by us and our tour guides around Italy. You can view those on our Facebook group and print them to keep.

You can still steep yourself in Roman history with our tour through Hidden Ancient Rome, where we drive to some key sites just outside the center and then take a short stroll to understand them better. Our Cook as the Romans do cooking class is in a single location so you can focus on the gastronomic experience in comfort and style. We’re also happy to create especially for you a private driving tour of Rome. All of our Rome tour packages can also be customized to meet the needs of any members of your party, so don’t hesitate to ask – there’s always a way!

We offer three different tours of Naples alone, tailored for different tastes. Strolling Naples’ Heart is a walking tour exploring the history and culture in the city. Even more adventurous travelers can visit Napoli’s sites via Vespa or Fiat 5000, in our Classic Vespa Tour of Downtown Naples, as a passenger of one of our licensed drivers. Or how about our Naples Food Tasting Tour, where you’ll be whisked across the city on two or four wheels to sample the best in Neapolitan street food, pizza, ice-cream, and coffee – amongst other treats!

The splendors of PompeiiHerculaneum, and Paestum can also be experienced with dedicated historical excursions, or you can relax on the water with our glamourous Capri Boat Tour. If you’d like to sample the best of the Amalfi Coast let us do the hard work and transport you to the pretty seaside resorts of Positano and Amalfi as well as the refined majesty of Ravello with our Amalfi Coast Day Trip.

We offer tours in the north as well, so you’re in luck!

Florence first-timers might want to try Strolling Florence’s Heart, our introduction to Renaissance Italy, or our Florence Food Lover’s Tour, sampling the best Tuscan and Italian cuisine. Art aficionados can join our dedicated Tour of the Galleria dell’Accademia & the Uffizi to gaze upon masterpieces by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Giotto. If you’re arriving by boat to Livorno, we can collect you by car and bring you on a City Tour of Florence, with optional stops at Pisa and Lucca as well.

Venice remains one of our most popular destinations, so choose Luxe Associates Travel to explore St. Mark’s Square, the Basilica of San Marco and the Doge’s Palace, or visit the islands of Murano and Burano with us.

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