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Following, some of the most frequently asked questions, If you are a Travel Agent, please, contact us to see how we can customize the Tour exclusively for your clients.

Are your private tours open?

No, when you book a private tour with us, it will be tailor-made
esclusively for you and with the itinerary you choose, that’s why
we won’t allow other clients to join, unless it’s your specific
request.

Is Calabria safe?

This is one of the questions our clients often make, particularly
those who want to connect to their family roots and village! The
answer is YES, Calabria is 100% safe, organized crime,
unfortunately, only affects local businesses, but it does not
affect tourists at all who, on the contrary, are really welcome.

What is the best time to visit?

Calabria enjoys a relatively mild weather all year round, yet, best time to visit would be from April/ May to October/Mid-November.

Are your Custom Tours just for independent travelers or can I have a Guide/Driver with me during my trip?

We specialize in custom tours with Private Guide/Driver, if you’d like a bilingual Escort or Driver, just let us know. We’ll be happy to plan your custom vacation accordingly.

Will you plan our trip if we don’t know the area?

Yes! We will plan your trip with you so that you can choose what
you think works best for you and we will  be constantly in
touch with you to help you with tour planning and arrangements.
If you want to include other regions in your tour, we will help
you with that, too.

What should I pack for the trip?

  1. Camera and memory card

If you’ve never traveled to Southern Italy, you will be surprised by the rocky landscape, green mountains and blue and green emerald seas …Make sure your camera is fully charged and ensure you have plenty of memory, because you will really want to take many pictures, guaranteed!

  1. Walking shoes

Medieval villages in Italy are full of steep hills and winding streets, so be prepared to wear a v pair of very comfortable shoes.

  1. Travel clothesline

A traveling clothesline is super thin, it can easily fit into your luggage and can be easily placed to dry in your hotel’s shower or bathtub, so that you can have it ready on the following day.

What is included in a private group tour?

All our private tours are fully customized so we will work
together to choose the itinerary and include activities such
cooking classes, wine tours, sailing excursions, mountain hikes
or archaeological visits and more.

How much can we expect to spend per person on a private group tour?

Price varies depending on how
many days you choose, when and where you want to go, the
activities you want to include and how many people are in your
group. If you have a budget in mind, just send us a message and
let us know. It’s way easier for us to create your ideal tour for
you when we know how much your group members are expecting to
spend.

Do I need to hire a car?

You will really need to hire a car or minivan to get around in
Calabria and South Italy. There are many reasons for that some of
which it would be too complex to explain: Picturesque medieval
villages, castles and other highlights are often located on the
hills or mountains, more or less away from the coast. Public
transportation is often unreliable and oftentimes does not serve
internal areas of Southern Italy, you might very easily end up
waiting for hours for a train or a bus and your vacation would
really turn into something different… a real nightmare! It’s a
lot more easier to hire a private car and, best option possible,
a Private Guide/Driver. You can go where you want, when you want
and not be tied to a timetable and if you don’t feel like driving
on winding mountain roads and villages which are often, among the
other things in very bad conditions, particularly in mountainous
areas, we really suggest you hire a car with Driver, who is
expert on the area and this is really the best advice we can give
you, just avoid venturing out by yourself if you want to really
enjoy the tour in total relax and without any kind of
inconvenience.    

Why should I hire a Private Guide?

There are many reasons why a Private Guide is the best solution
for your tour, following some of the most relevant:

  1. You can fully relax and enjoy the landscape and highlights
    instead of having to drive.
  2. A good Private Guide can get the most out of your tour by
    optimizing your time so that based on the time available you can
    see the best highlights.
  3. Particularly in a Country like Italy full of culture, history
    and archaelogical sites, really an open-air museum, a good local
    Guide can be a precious source of information, stories, legends
    and anedoctes  you won’t probably find in any travel guides
    which can really enrich your knowledge of the Country.
  4. Our Private Guides will meet you at your hotel or place and
    drop you off at the end of the day, so that you can relax with
    your family in total privacy.
  5. All transfers and daily excursion will be done by a 9 seats
    van or car with air conditioning and English speaking Driver/Tour
    Guide . The van or car have an NCC plate (it is a license close
    to the one of a taxi); the driver has a “K” driving license, the
    “K” allows driving cars with NCC plate. So clients are fully
    insured.
  6. Our Private Guides will assist you during the entire tour for
    anything you may need and they will help you with any last minute
    changes you may need for your tour, to make it fully
    customizable.
  7. Our Private Guides are extremely professional and discretion
    is very important for them and they will not touch on any issues
    which are normally considered as sensitive.

These and many other reasons for hiring a Private Guide and we
are committed to make your vacation a lifetime experience.

Genealogy: What should I do first?

Collect as much information as possible names, dates, places, old
pictures(they were decisive in more than one occasion!) relating
to your family and we’ll do the rest.Doing this before any
genealogy research or Ancestry tour can save a lotof time. If you
have very little information about your ancestors, we will help
you anyway.

Genealogy: Do I have to book an ancestry tour with my genealogy research?

No, you don’t have to.But if you already have a family tree and
want to take an Ancestry Tour, we are here to help.

Genealogy:Are your services available in Southern Italy only?

No,we conduct genealogy researches and ancestry tours all over
Italy. The price may vary according to the distance from the
ancestral town.

Genealogy:How much does an ancestry tour cost?

Well,we can’t have fixed prices for our tours, because they vary
based on our customers’ needs and interests, that’s why we will
be able to give you a price only when we know the services you
need.

Genealogy: How can I be sure that the result of a genealogical research is reliable?

The research we conduct is based exclusively on certified documents from the local registry office, church, etc…

Genealogy:I don’t know if I still have living family members relatives in italy, what can I do?

Normally, our research is mostly based on living relatives, so if
necessary, we can put you in contact with them and arrange a
meeting for when you visit in Italy.

Can’t find an answer to your question?Please, email us or schedule a free-toll phone call, if needed.