At LocalWonders Travel our focus is on high-quality tours and authentic travel – giving our guests the opportunity to experience Italy like the locals do while never forgoing comfort. We love Italy and want to ensure that you have the trip of a lifetime with us!
Our tours are designed to provide the perfect balance between exciting scheduled activities and free time (when you decide whether you want to rest and relax or keep on exploring!). And because we travel in small groups (10 people per tour at most) our guests have more time and space to look, learn, and discover the hidden soul of Italy. In a group this small, you’ll see and do more, and make new friends along the way!
Discover Italy’s most delicious cuisine, best wine, maximum fun and plenty of laughter. Walk charming cobblestone alleyways and learn about curious facts. How about a swim at sunset or live music at a favorite local joint in town? Whatever your preference, we’ve got a tour that’s perfect for you.
On each of our tours, an expert local tour director will ensure that you’re having a fabulous time, while also ensuring that every detail has been taken care of, and providing all of the travel tips and support that you may need along the way. Your LocalWonders tour director will become your passionate guide and resourceful friend, eager to share the innermost secrets of his native land (and introduce you to the places where usually only the locals go).
LocalWonders Travel tours include accommodation and we are proud to offer our guests accommodation at some of Italy’s charming hotels. We have painstakingly chosen distinguished locally-run boutique hotels and guesthouses that are high-quality, comfortable and clean – full of character for an authentic Italy experience – but without the rigid formality that comes with “luxury”.
We have personally inspected each of these small 3-Star Superior and 4-Star locations: all of them meet high quality standards. We are confident that you will truly enjoy your stay!
Accommodation arrangements on our tours include a double or twin room with en-suite bathroom for our guests. Single travellers are matched with a fellow traveller of the same sex to share a room. If you’d prefer a single room to enjoy during your trip, you can purchase a “single supplement” (your own room).
Below are some of the highly-praised hotels that our guests enjoy:
Il Guelfo Bianco Boutique Hotel, Florence
In a centrally-located historic building in Florence, this high-quality boutique hotel combines modern art with history, elegance with comfort. You will enjoy the attention of a friendly staff and have the chance to try a truly authentic Italian farm-to-table food experience.
Hotel Alexandra, Rome
Situated on via Veneto, the famous street of the Italian Dolce Vita, this historic hotel is the perfect setting for experiencing the “Rome life” in comfort and style.
Welcome Matera – Accommodation in the Sassi, Matera
The ancient dwellings of Matera, built on the walls of a canyon, have now been turned into elegant and comfortable accommodations. Staying here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, comfortable and wonderful!
Daily City Tax included in the tour costs – no additional charge.
Depending on the hotel and the city, sometimes there’s a city tax added to a room charge (between 1 and 10 Euros per person per night). Our tour costs include this daily city tax.
Should you wish to add extra nights to your stay here in Italy, either before your LocalWonders tour begins or after your tour has ended, we can help to make those arrangements. Simply select “additional nights” when filling in your Booking Form and we’ll be in touch to finalize the details.
On our tours we generally travel aboard comfortable high-speed trains (sometimes regional trains), or to reach locations that aren’t accessible by train, we use private means. Wherever we’re going, you won’t have to worry about the details – like tickets and departure times. Your tour director will take care of everything.
Train is one of the best and fastest means of transport in Italy (up to 300 km per hour!). Travelling by train gets you to where you’re going quickly, but allows you to relax, have fun, and socialize while you take in the beauty of the Italian landscape.
We want our guests to have a truly care-free experience on our tours, and safety and comfort are our main focus. In that sentiment, we require our guests to have travel insurance (medical and repatriation coverage with a liability limit greater than 200,000€ or corresponding currency in your country of origin).
Further, while not compulsory, we also highly recommend that our guests’ insurance also covers damages against third parties, property and people, as well as damages stemming from any trip-related events (loss of luggage and personal effects, theft, physical harm or delay).
Need help? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the LocalWonders team at any time. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our insurance policy and, while we don’t sell insurance, we can suggest a variety of good travel insurance providers should you need.