What does Luxury means to us means several things:
The best villas and carefully chosen categories.
Expert local guides with a wealth of knowledge and the ability to tailor touring to traveler’s interests.
Itineraries designed with ideal order and routing.
Relaxation and hassle-free experiences.
How different are we from other tour companies.
We provide well planned tours with great attention to service, with each trip carefully designed according to our clients’ interests.
We offer small group tours with set departures ( for friends and extended families as well as a group of singles or couples).
We specialize in Luxury Travel made affordable to our clientele, so our tours include five stars villas,( often deluxe rooms or suites). The guides and drivers that we arrange are true experts and our tours emphasize the local lifestyle and culture through cuisine, arts and architecture, landscapes and local traditions. Our villas are selected based on style , location and facilities.
Luxury Travel Consultant2 offers tours to France and Italy where our expertise and services will be of tremendous value to luxury travelers.
The owner of Luxury Travel Consultant2 is very passionate about travel and has extensive experience living and traveling in the countries that she handles.
We work with tour guides and drivers and make sure that they are bilingual and very knowledgeable about the region. Our customized tours can be sent to clients and we are happy to modify any of the tours on our website.
Is air fare included in the price of your tours?
No air fare is not included in our tour prices. Trans-Atlantic air fare is additional. Many of our clients prefer to book their own international flights using miles or two-for-one offers. As a tour planner, our services begin when you arrive at your international destination. We offer a complimentary TGV train ride from the airport to your final destination.
Are meals included in your tours?
Yes, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as wine for dinner. We usually have our personal chefs who are also very knowledgeable about the food of the chosen region.
After we book a trip, what sort of materials do you send us?
We will send you a detailed confirmed itinerary as well as including tips on how to travel safely.
How far in advance should we book our trip?
It is best to book a tour with us a few months in advance ( 2 to 4 months in advance ) is best.
What type of vehicles do you use?
We always provide the best of vehicles in each region : safe, comfortable, spacious and air conditioned. For groups traveling together or friends , we provide mini- vans or SUVs.
We will have lots of luggage, is it a problem?
This not a problem as long as you let us know in advance so that we can arrange the appropriate vehicles. Please bear in mind that International and domestic airlines charge extra fees for luggage that exceeds their maximum per person weight allowance. These fees are the responsibility of each traveler and must be paid directly to the airline (s).
Do you design tours that focuses on certain interests.
Yes we do! whether you are interested in architecture, art, history, food wines, truffles, group friendly activities or shopping we will design them with your interests in mind.
What is there to do during leisure time?
We have arranged spa treatments at the property or elsewhere, wine tasting at the property or in a vineyard with lunch included. You would love to play golf but not get a massage we will arrange these activities (at extra cost) if not included in the tour. Leisure time is always a matter of preference, but in general we like to incorporate quiet time.
One client asked us a couple of years ago for a gourmet experience in Provence.
Many of our clients really love great food and so do we. We know some fantastic experiences that will make your tour extra special. In Provence for example we can take you truffle hunting on an organic farm or foraging for mushrooms or fishing, these activities are very interesting and always come with a complimentary lunch. We can also meet a chef at the market and cook at the property and enjoy our own creations. We have many more delicious suggestions in other parts of France and in Italy as well.
Wanting to make sure that you have opportunities to shop during the tour and great recommendations for unique local products.
All luxury Travel Consultant2 tours are designed to include some shopping as part of the private cultural touring in each location. We are offering a special shopping tour in May & September 2015 ” Shopping the flea markets and Brocantes of Provence“. Contact us for more information.
Luxury Travel Consultant2 offers a different approach to upscale Travel.
TGV round trip to your destination.
Drivers / Tour guides are local and bilingual.
Transfers to and from property.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner ( 4 bottles of wine per dinner)
Touring the region and special activities.
( Air Fare is not included).
” The entire group really enjoyed themselves; it was peaceful,beautiful and well orchestrated. If we wanted to change a plan, she was flexible with the group.
All checklists you can think of on a trip like this,with a large group, were all met and surpasses and helped us have the trip of a lifetime.”
Kate & Ted Smiths. San Francisco.