As our Tailor-made Vacations are extremely detailed and personalized, we require an upfront itinerary planning fee of €250 in order to begin trip planning. It takes a great deal of time and research to put together your customized itinerary. Should you choose to book any part of the suggested itinerary yourself, with another agency or cancel for any reason, this fee will be retained by Bella Vita Italia as payment for services rendered. This fee is non-refundable, but 100% is applied toward the cost of your travel arrangements.
We then schedule a phone call (or skype or email dialogue) to throughly discuss your travel wishes, destinations, travel route, must see or do activities and any other necessities for your trip.
About one week later, you will receive a first draft proposal with our suggested day to day itinerary and pricing For your review. We can add, delete and modify the proposal until you are 100% satisfied.
Once the proposal is approved, a 50% deposit (minus the itinerary planning fee) is due. We will then confirm all the various elements of your trip. The balance is due 90 days prior to your departure date.
About one month before your trip, you will receive your final travel packet (via UPS as well as an electronic version via email).
We will also schedule one last phone call or skype just before you depart to go over any last minute details, changes and questions.
After that it’s time to enjoy your Italian adventure!