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BE MY GUEST

Discover travel’s original local experience with R2000* off Worldwide Trips 
* PER COUPLE
R2000* OFF WORLDWIDE TRIPS
Local travel experiences you won’t find anywhere else

There are no second chances when you travel. Choose travel’s most immersive experience for food lovers, history buffs, families and everyone in-between. Our Be My Guest story began in 2009 in the home of the Esposito sisters in Sorrento, Italy, who welcomed our guests into their home over a homecooked meal and limoncello. You will connect with locals as you taste produce direct from source, uncover a piece of history in châteaux, ryokans, farms and castles and meet the characters who bring these places to life. Be My Guest experiences are exclusive to us and are available on every trip* each a one-of-a-kind experience.

Make your travel dreams real and discover Be My Guest with R2000* off Worldwide Trips. Limited time only.

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Be My Guest
experiences are exclusively available on every trip*.
2009
was the first Be My Guest experience, with the Esposito sisters in Sorrento, Italy.
Experience Be My Guest around the world with R2000* off Worldwide Trips until 31st March
Oonagh O’Dwyer, Ireland

Join nature-loving Oonagh, as you forage along the Wild Atlantic Way for local delicacies that can be transformed into a hearty Irish feast.

Meet Oonagh on Irish Experience
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.

Meet Count Miari on Great Italian Cities
Esther Carpenter, USA

Explore this Southern Mansion, passed down through 5 generations of Carpenter women, over a meal prepared by award-winning chef Esther alongside her neighbour, pianist Joe Stone.

Meet Esther on Tastes and Sounds of the South
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“Yoshida Sanso Be My Guest was very special”
Jason, Australia
CONNECT WITH LOCALS
DINE WITH YOUR HOSTS, THE WONDERFUL OWNERS OF RYOKAN YOSHIDO SANSO
Kyoko & Tomoko
Meet Kyoko & Tomoko Nakamura, who’ll take you on a journey of Japanese imperial history at their beautifully kept home.
  • The ryokan was built for the uncle of the current Japanese Emperor, Prince Higashi-Fushimi.

  • The ryokan is one of Japan’s few privately-owned places allowed to keep the Imperial Seal of Japan visible, which are visible on the ornate door pulls & roof tiles.

  • The main home is built in the classic Shoin style of Japanese architecture.

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Photo of Giada Landi in the kitchen

Surrounded by beautiful, landscaped gardens on the hillside of Mt. Yoshida, this 1930’s ryokan is picture perfect. Meet the Nakamuras and get a one-of-a-kind insight into ancient Japanese history. On arrival, guests will learn about local Japanese customs and receive a seasonal Waka poem, hand-written in calligraphy. Learn about the crests of Urakiku and enjoy a traditional kaiseki lunch - experience Japanese hospitality at its best.

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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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New Customers
R2000 per Couple off all Worldwide trips
*Saving amount refers to the total saving made on a holiday based on 2 adults sharing as of 1st of March 2019.  Solo travellers are eligible for a R1000 Saving.  Valid for new bookings only from 1st to 31st March for Summer 2019 departures (not applicable to AWS 19/20 departures), not combinable with any other offer or local Trafalgar or TTC air deals. Deposit is required at time of the booking and full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to departure (whichever comes first) to qualify for the Saving.  Deposit protection plan from other summer 2019 departures cannot be used to book these departures with the deal.  Savings are on the land-only portion of all holidays. The Saving amount does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees and airport transfers. Subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Be My Guest experiences are not included on cruise/rail combos, selected family and City Explorer itineraries

Very Important Traveller (VIT) Customers
R2000 per Couple off all Worldwide trips + 5% applicable VIT
ƗSaving amount refers to the total saving made on a holiday based on 2 adults sharing as of 1st of March 2019, plus an exclusive 5% Very Important Traveller Discount combined on designated departures.  Solo travellers are eligible for a R1000 Saving, plus the 5% VIT Discount.  Valid for new bookings only from 1st to 31st March for Summer 2019 departures (not applicable to AWS 19/20 departures), not combinable with any other offer or local Trafalgar or TTC air deals. Deposit is required at time of the booking and full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to departure (whichever comes first) to qualify for the Saving.  Deposit protection plan from other summer 2019 departures cannot be used to book these departures with the deal.  Savings are on the land-only portion of all holidays. The Saving amount does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees and airport transfers.
Subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Be My Guest experiences are not included on cruise/rail combos, selected family and City Explorer itineraries

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