Immersive Experiences for the Independent Traveler
WHAT IS AN "IMMERSION"?
An Immersion is a curated set of 3 unique experiences with locals to add to your own, self-planned itinerary in Italy. Each experience is booked for you on the dates of your choice.
The most meaningful travel memories come from time spent with locals in Italy. Yet that's the part most travelers leave to chance.
Save time. Save money. Save unforgettable memories to relive time and time again.
Save time & money
Give yourself a break from the research and planning– get high end travel planning and done FOR you booking at a fraction of the price.
Get easY access to local culture
Save yourself the hassle and the guesswork– book an Immersion to quickly and easily add that local flavor and unforgettable experiences to your trip!
Keep control of your own itinerary
Skip the bells and whistles to focus on what you actually want: memory-making experiences in touch with the authentic local culture!
Support locals & sustainable travel
We steer away from the masses and put your $ where it makes a difference– in the pockets of locals.
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If you want to plan your own trip to Italy, that’s great! But when you’ve checked off the popular sites and want to get into the more local side of things, it can be a challenge to access the authentic culture and connect with local people.
The search for authentic local experiences while traveling in Italy can be frustrating due to the overwhelming amount of information available and language barriers. Many travel guides and recommendations cater to tourists, making it challenging to find genuine experiences.
It can often feel like the local life you seek is juuuuuust out of reach, but you don’t know how to find it and hiring an Italy expert to custom-create your itinerary is an investment not everyone wants to make.
Make your travel planning easier with our new Immersions– add 3 authentic experiences to your own itinerary for unforgettable memories immersed in the Italian culture with our local friends, artisans, and partners.
give yourself a break
When you book an Immersion, you get to give yourself a break from the research and planning. We know you do your own trip planning because you want to have control over making sure the trip is special and authentic– not like the other tourists. We get it! But all that research is time-consuming, exhausting, and it’s guesswork at the end of all that effort. We LOVE that our customers can focus on booking the straightforward pieces themselves, like the famous sights and must-do activities, then simply book an Immersion to add the more unique and local flavor! You get 3 unforgettable experiences added to your itinerary in one fell swoop!
Done, Done, & Done!
save Money & maximize your memorable experiences
It used to be one or the other– you plan your own trip from A-Z (time consuming and complete guesswork pieced together from travel threads) OR you hire a travel planner to do it ALL for you (a major investment). But without access to a local expert, those planning their own itinerary miss out on those really special experiences immersed in the Italian culture with locals.
Our Immersion packages allow travelers to maintain control over their own itinerary and budget AND also get access to those little-known and super memorable, culturally-immersive experiences without hiring an expert to plan a custom itinerary.
skip the bells & whistles
Seasoned self-planners don’t wince at the thought of figuring out logistics on their own, choosing a hotel, or deciding where to eat. They don’t need the bells and whistles, they just want help finding those culturally-immersive experiences. They can take care of everything else on their own. We’re able to keep our Immersions affordable by limiting the additional services and skipping the bells and whistles to focus on what it is you actually want– memory-making experiences in touch with the authentic local culture!
What is an "immersion"?
An Immersion is a set of 3 unique experiences to add to your own, self-planned itinerary in Italy. Each experience is booked for you on the dates of your choice.
In summary, an Immersion is 3 puzzle pieces while a custom trip is the entire puzzle, custom-designed for you.
Take a look at our Local Venice Immersion, which includes each of these Private experiences just for you and your travel companions:
Starting from $840* per person (based on 2 travelers). More people in your party? Groups of 4 - 6 get a 15% discount and groups of 7 - 10 get a 20% discount!
*Approximate pricing based on 2 people. Our immersions are organized just for you! Book with a $200 deposit and we'll check current pricing and availability!
Save time & money
Get easy, insider access to the local culture
Skip the black hole of internet research
Feel confident you’ve booked something truly authentic and unique
Support locals and engage in sustainable travel
Plan your own trip but get access to high-quality, unique experiences without paying for a customized itinerary from a travel expert
what immersions are not
Immersions are NOT personalized. There are various Immersions to choose from, but each Immersion is a standard set of 3 unique and special experiences that have been carefully curated together for a reason. You are buying a set of 3 experiences, but you don't have to participate in all 3 if there's one you don't want to attend. However– we really think you’ll make some very special memories at each and every one of these experiences!
Immersions are designed to be inserted into your own, self-planned itinerary, so they do not include any additional advice, personalization, concierge services, or arrangements. If you’re looking for full service trip planning, a private, custom trip may be a better fit for you.