Italy Beyond the Obvious offers two types of Italy trip planning service:

  • We’ll plan your trip for you. We’ll start by getting to know the travelers in your group and then we’ll make recommendations for your overall itinerary. We’ll give you our best recommendations, make all your bookings, double- and triple-check everything before departure, and send you off to Italy with a written itinerary which has all the information you need at your fingertips. Platinum Italy trip planning is a soup-to-nuts, bells and whistles service for the busy and energetic traveler. The service includes custom maps, rainy day back-up options, and on-trip support. Our Gold Italy trip planning is the same high quality of service but for travelers who want a more flexible or relaxed trip, and it does not include maps or on-trip support.
  • If you have time to be your own Italy vacation planner but just need solid recommendations, book Madeline’s coaching service. A coaching session is 7 non-consecutive days, during which Madeline will start by getting to know you. She’ll then make recommendations for your overall itinerary, send you hotel suggestions you’ll love that are in your budget, discuss transportation options, and recommend stellar tour guides, activities and classes, and restaurants. The only catch? You do all the bookings, keep track of the details, and double-check everything before departure. Coaching is email only.

Still have questions? Here’s a table with all details of services and related fees.

Listen to Owner and Italy vacation planner Madeline discuss the all services offered by Italy Beyond the Obvious in this 30-minute interview with Anthony Capozzoli of How To Tour Italy.