Should you use an expert travel agent for your trip to Italy?
Depending on who you talk to, using a travel agent to plan your trip to Italy is either a must or unnecessary.
If you’ve got all the time in the world, an infinite amount of patience, access to top-notch travel resources and the ability to remain calm when things go wrong, more power to you – you can probably handle vacation planning on your own.
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If, on the other hand, you lead a busy life and you want someone else to make all the arrangements and – this is the critical part – be on hand to fix it when something goes wrong, you’ll want to find a good travel agent.
Finding the right travel agent can be tricky, especially when you’re not sure which ones have special connections to Italy or offer one-of-a-kind tours that you won’t find elsewhere. Everyone can offer you a Rome-Florence-Venice trip, right? In fact, you could probably plan that trip yourself.
What you’re looking for when hunting down a travel agent or tour company is their Italian expertise, because that’s what’s going to make the difference between an average trip and a trip of a lifetime.
You can create a trip request using the search tool on this page and get matched with up to three travel agents ready to deliver the kind of Italy trip you’re looking for.
And if you want to try your hand at designing your own trip first, here’s the advice I give out on how to create the perfect Italy itinerary, as well as my suggestions for the perfect 2-week Italy trip for first-time visitors.