Travel/Tour Agency for Italian Honeymoon?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Would you recommend booking through a travel agent?
    Yes! My recommendation is below : (1 votes)
    13 %
    No - do it yourself/with family's advice : (7 votes)
    88 %
    Other...? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We did a Sandals honeymoon, which is pretty straightforward, but we still used a travel agent, and it was worth it; she was able to fight for deals we couldn’t get because we didn’t know about them, she hooked us up with a deal on travel insurance (not 100% necessary, but we never, ever travel without it), and she was our contact if anything went sideways. 

    Honestly, we never travel without her anymore.  She gives us a very good deal on her price because she’s a family friend (so ask around, maybe you know one without knowing it!), but even if she didn’t I think she’d be worth it.  There’s just a lot of peace of mind knowing she’s got our back when we’re in countries we’re not familiar with.

    Post # 4
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    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @oneyearout:  

    Travel to and in Italy is very easy to do it yourself., particularly with your desired itinerary.  I see no reason at all tour use a tour company.  If you want to let me know which town(s) you’re interested in staying in I can suggest some nice, and affordable accommodations if you like, same with Rome.  Fly to Rome for your 5 night stay, then take the train to Salerno, then water taxi to Positano or whatever town you’re staying in for 5 nights.  Splurge on a private driver pick you up at your door and take you to Naples airport for your return home.  Or go from Rome to the AC via train to Naples and meet a private driver there (you’d be splurging on private driver round trip this way but it is a great way to be introduced to the coast, starting with an awesome view of Mt Vesuvius!  Bottom line is to avoid bus transit to get to and from the coast particularly during peak season because it can be difficult (Too many people & too few buses). But once you’re on the coast there is a smaller bus line to travel between towns that is quite easy to use for day trips.

    Post # 6
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    3084 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @oneyearout:  I would just ask them for advice. I would recommend booking tours in Rome, but you can do them individually. For example, seeing the Vatican is best to do with a tour. But you can a book a tour through Rome in Limo or Eyes of Rome (or something similar). Those types of tours are small group tours so they aren’t as big and you can tailor them a bit to your interests.

    Post # 7
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    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @FoxyBride14:  +1 Totally agree.  I much prefer guided tours for specific sites to get the most out of them.  I’m not the type to do a self guide.  I want a living, breathing story teller.    

    @oneyearout:  You’re welcome!  I will gather a list of places to check out and logistic tips and circle back.  Planning is half the fun, and you can take advantage of some excellent pricing.

    Post # 8
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    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @oneyearout:

    My windbag tendancies came out when I was replying so I pm’d it to you so as not to bore all of the beehive!  You’re the only lucky one, ha!

    Post # 9
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    15 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    @yehyehgirl:  If you do decide that you’d rather go with a packaged trip, check out trips2italy.com.  Even if you want to do you own planning, you can get some great ideas from the itineraries and packages that they list on their website to get ideas of must-go places.  

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