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Connecting you to travel's original local experience

This is Be My Guest.
Save $200 per couple on Italy trips*
Local travel experiences you won't find anywhere else

Nothing connects you to the soul of a place like being invited into the home of a local. Our story began in 2009 with the Esposito sisters, who invited us into their home in Sorrento, Italy and introduced us to the power of human connections with their warm hospitality and homemade limoncello. From these humble beginnings a decade ago, we now offer Be My Guest experiences exclusively on every trip^, each boasting a rare opportunity to see a destination through a local's lens.

Discover our Be My Guest experiences for yourself with $200 per couple off all Italy trips.* Get the deal by February 28, 2019 with code TTBMGIT100

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2009
Guests were welcomed by the Esposito sisters to the first Be My Guest experience in Sorrento, Italy
2019
Be My Guest experiences available on every trip^
Celebrate 10 Years of Be My Guest with $200 per couple off Italy trips.*

Meet a few of our passionate hosts:
Alberto Peroni, Italy

Join Alberto in the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio as he takes you through the castle’s cellars before being treated to a sumptuous Tuscan dinner with a wine tasting of the estate’s own Chiantis.

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Count Miari Fulcis, Italy

Explore the 15th-century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills, owned by Count Miari Fulcis, before settling in for an aperitif, olive oil tasting and specially-crafted regional feast.

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Giada Landi, Italy

Fuelled by her passion for hospitality, Giada Landi of Villa Il Leccio in Tuscany invites guests to sample her homemade olive oil and wine that is produced with the highest quality local produce.

Meet Giada on Italian Discovery
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“The Be My Guest experience at Villa Il Leccio was absolutely outstanding. I will remember it for a long time to come.”
Gwendolyn, USA
Giada Landi
The passionate owner of a 19th-century Tuscan villa and one of our Be My Guest hosts
Villa Il Leccio
Tuscany
  • The name ‘Villa Il Leccio’ comes from the centuries-old oak trees (‘leccio’ in Italian) on the property.

  • Located in the peaceful hills of Chianti, Villa Il Leccio is only 15 kilometres from Florence.

  • The building was originally a medieval tower house before being converted to a country residence.

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Photo of Giada Landi in the kitchen

Set against the backdrop of oak trees and olive groves, Villa Il Leccio is a slice of heaven in the Tuscan hills. On our exclusive Be My Guest experience, guests will enjoy a guided tour through the wine cellars, picturesque gardens and ancient villa (where the family still lives) with the chance to sample the Landi’s homemade extra-virgin olive oil and Chianti wines.

The front of Villa Il Leccio
Your host - Giada Landi
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10 Years of Be My Guest

Discover how our exclusive Be My Guest experiences revolutionized the way we travel.

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“James the tour guide was fantastic!! his knowledge of places was great and the driver Peter was great too. Both were extremely helpful. The places we visited were so lovely and the host's were fabulous!”
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*Save $200 per couple ($100 per person) with the Trafalgar Be My Guest offer on the land portion of 2019 Italy trips on new bookings for travel from 4/01/2019-10/31/19 when booked and deposited by 2/05/19 – 2/28/19. Savings are not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates including discovery trips, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Not combinable with Early Payment Discounts or Last Minute Deals and other promotional offers. Conditions apply. ^Be My Guest experiences are offered on most itineraries, some exclusions apply. CST#2077132-30

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