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Be My Guest

discover travel's original local experience with R5000* off italy trips
*per couple
R5000* per couple off 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 R5000* per couple off all Italy trips, until 28 February

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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.
Return to where it all began with R5000* per couple off Italy trips, until 28 February.
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
Dine with your host, the passionate owner of a 19th-century tuscan villa
Giada Landi
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 kilometers from Florence.

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

Two bottles of wine and a vase of flowers
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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R5000 per Couple off all Italy trips

*Saving amount refers to the total saving made on a holiday based on 2 adults sharing as of 7th February 2019. Solo travellers are eligible for a R2500 Saving. Valid for new bookings only from 7th to 28th Feb for Summer 2019 departures (not applicable to AWS 19/20 departures), not combinable with any other offer and deposit at time of the booking and full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to departure. 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.

R5000 per Couple off all Italy trips + 5% applicable VIT

*Saving amount refers to the total saving made on a holiday based on 2 adults sharing as of 7th February 2019, plus an exclusive 5% Very Important Traveller Discount combined on designated departures. Solo travellers are eligible for a R2500 Saving, plus the 5% VIT Discount. Valid for new bookings only from 7th to 28th Feb for Summer 2019 departures (not applicable to AWS 19/20 departures), not combinable with any other offer and deposit at time of the booking and full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to departure. 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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