Italy France Custom Travel Planning

Italy France custom travel planning


Vacations don’t come around that often. Especially vacations to dream destinations like Italy and France. Life is too short to leave your trip of a lifetime to chance, which is why you should consider custom travel planning.

Allowing me to take care of all the details leaves you with peace-of-mind as well as the time and energy to just sit back, relax and savor every moment of your vacation.

Robin is a top level professional who paved the way for my dream vacation to Italy.  I appreciated her attention to detail and paying close attention to the things that were most important for us to see. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to have her arrange our trip. I was thrilled with her wealth of knowledge, insights and recommendations and I was blown away by the amazing guides she set up. I couldn’t have done it without her!” – Carla Martin

My top tier, Italy France custom travel planning service, is tailored to your needs, but includes:

  • Consultation on pace, flow, destinations, itinerary set-up and design, budget, flights, airports, what to do and see, transportation.
  • Booking hotel accommodations
  • Transportation arrangements (car rental, train reservations, private driver)
  • Restaurant suggestions and/or reservations
  • Booking tours, excursions, wine tastings, cooking classes, private guides etc.
  • Must-see activities, hot spots and hidden gems
  • A detailed daily step-by-step itinerary
  • Relevant city maps and any custom maps created just for your trip
  • A portable, country specific ‘how-to guidebook’, chock full of travel tips, helpful foreign language travel phrases, cultural and practical information and insider secrets designed to make your stay smooth and enjoyable.
  • Unlimited advice and recommendations
  • Full access to me during your trip, in case your hotel floods or you need a last-minute restaurant recommendation


Get in touch and share some details about you and your travel plans using my simple contact form.  We will chat a bit so I can find out more about your travel style and interests; you’ll complete an itinerary questionnaire and I’ll follow up with a proposal and fee quote.  If you decide to move forward, we can arrange a phone or Skype chat to discuss things further, if you like.

I’ll create a draft itinerary, which we will adjust until it’s exactly the way you want it.  Once you’re happy with it, work will begin on booking, confirming, and arranging your travel plans.  I’ll be in touch to ask and answer questions and give you updates along the way.

Custom travel planning is perfect for those who:

  • Don’t want to be restricted by overcrowded group tours
  • Haven’t the time or desire to make their own travel arrangements
  • Have become lost, stressed or overwhelmed wading through all of the information on the Internet
  • Are looking for something more personalized than prefab guidebook itineraries
  • Don’t have the patience for communicating in an unfamiliar language
  • Want to maximize time and money
  • Appreciate personalized service and like the idea of one point-person taking care of all the details prior to departure
  • Prefers a travel planner who has first-hand experience, in-depth knowledge and specializes in Italy + France
  • Wish to create a unique authentic experience, based on your goals, interests, budget and travel style


Custom travel planning starts at $175 per trip day, but can vary based on:

  • how many travelers and destinations
  • how much time we have for planning [at least 6 months prior to departure is recommended]
  • any specialized requests that require additional time and research