Zurer Travel: Italian Trip Planning

Recommended in the Fodor's Italy 2008 guidebook

Jim Zurer is a passionate Italy specialist. He has traveled widely across the length and breadth of the Italian peninsula--from Friuli to Sicily to the Val d'Aosta and most places in between. He has made more than twenty trips to Italy since 1993 and returns there at least twice each year to update his knowledge and to explore new places. Working with Jim gives you the benefit of first-hand experience and intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of Italian travel.

He can help you develop a customized itinerary which features a detailed, day-by-day sightseeing plan and valuable information - much from his own personal experience - about restaurants, special sightseeing possibilities, tips about local customs, and shopping recommendations. He also can provide you with local maps, other tourist information, a suggested reading list, recommended guide books, specific driving directions, as well as other discoveries all aimed at making your voyage rewarding and trouble-free.

COSTS: The cost of these services depends on the complexity of the arrangements; the average charge for a two-week trip is $750.00, which covers all booking fees for hotels, etc. Call or write for a specific quote, as the complexity of your itinerary affects the cost. This represents a small fraction of your total trip cost, which past clients feel is money well spent.

If you are feeling adventurous, and want to do more of the planning and arrangements yourself, you can hire Jim for a one-hour minimum consultation at an hourly rate of $100. Your meeting can be by phone or in person.

HOTEL BOOKINGS: Jim knows his hotels and can help you find the right accommodation at the right price. Each booking costs $35.00 per hotel.

: If you need a villa or apartment, car rental, private guides, car and driver or any special assistance--honeymoons, weddings, family trips, genealogical vacations--he can provide that assistance as well.

Email: jzurer@gmail.com
Phone: (202) 210 6975
Fax: (270) 342-7677
4701 Willard Ave.
Suite 836
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


What Jim's clients have to say:

"The trip was so well planned we felt like he had come with us. In our experience with travel agents and consultants, we found him to be incomparable."

"One of the best things my husband and I ever did, as far as travel planning goes, was to hire Jim Zurer. We couldn't have put our trip together without him. "