Let us plan your next trip to Italy or Ireland!

Go to Italy: Visit castles, artisans, wineries, hill towns, monasteries, a glass blowing workshop, cooking classes, wine-tastings with an author, a private meal at an agriturismo (farm-stay), a private visit to a parmigiano cheese factory.

Go to Ireland: Explore medieval ruins, castles, lighthouses, gastropubs, hand-weavers and wool-shops, monasteries, stone circles, hawk and falconry walks, cosy B&Bs with a full Irish breakfast. 

“Zeneba Bowers and Matt Walker convey the real Italy, the day-to-day routines of its people and the tastes of its culinary traditions. They deliver what every armchair traveler and guidebook devotee is seeking: An indelible sense of place and the locals-only advice you need to experience it for yourself.”
- Robert Firpo-Cappiello, Editor in Chief, Budget Travel (BudgetTravel.com) 


Thank you for all the work you put in to make our vacation the trip of a lifetime! We will surely be reaching out to you again for another trip in the future!” — Meredith, itinerary client

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“Each small town was a delight with its own character and charm and the plan to have a 3-day ‘home base’ in each of 4 towns was perfect. The B&Bs that you recommended were comfortable, convenient and easy to locate and the restaurant recommendations were amazing. Your advice to us on packing small to leave room for bringing home wine & oil was excellent – as were all your tips!” — Susan and Bill, itinerary clients

“I could not have imagined a better trip! We felt that every place that you steered us to was excellent, distinctive, and friendly. We are so glad we worked with you. We have many priceless memories from this first trip to Italy, and your smart and detailed itinerary was perfect… I could go on and on, but there are really too many highlights to list.” — Mark, itinerary client

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“The guidance and suggestions from Matt and Zeneba were highly creative and far exceeded my expectations. They were particularly helpful proposing an exciting entire itinerary, mainly using back-roads, with overnight stops at excellent small, boutique properties such as castles and inns, along the way… They are the experts with the important, recent, first hand experience. 
— Ray,  itinerary client

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“We’re having an amazing time!! You guys are SPOT ON!! Thank you!!” — Elizabeth, itinerary client

Think you can’t afford an itinerary planner? 
Most of our clients come to us after searching out their own lodgings, then realize they want help.
Usually the places they picked are fantastic, but pricey. 
We travel to Europe 5-6 times annually;
our lodging budget for
8 days always comes in
under $1000
- and sometimes much less.
We stay in castles, quaint B&Bs, and boutique hotels. 
We know a lot of affordable places that are luxurious,
and we can share them with you!

What makes us different? 
Unlike many travel consultants, we don’t take kickbacks. We send you to the places we love, and the only fee we get is the one you pay us. We are your advocate, not theirs. 

Our first contact with you is an hour-long consult call where we learn your wishes and trip goals, then we craft a trip for you to fit your particular needs. 

We get a lot of pleasure from helping travelers experience their “dream trips”, but we also want repeat business! We want you to be so happy that you’ll engage us again. We have several repeat clients to show for it!

- Itinerary Service - After an hour-long phone consult, we create a specific day-to-day schedule; we make all necessary meal reservations; we send links for lodging bookings; and we send you custom maps and our travel-tips package. We are personally available to you during your trip to answer questions and add/modify/cancel reservations. ($500 for a 2-person trip up to 9 days, planned at least 4 months in advance. Contact us for pricing for more people/longer trips/shorter notice.)
- Phone consultation - We will talk through your needs and advise you on planning your trip. ($50/hour) This fee is waived if you then proceed with our full itinerary service.

Name *
Level of Little Roads service *
For which level of service would you like to engage Little Roads Europe?
Please include date range, and flight schedule if you have it already
Do you prefer budget accommodations or splurging on a luxury place? *
(Note: Some of our favorite, unique and fun places to stay are not "luxury" priced!)
Can you drive a stick-shift automobile? *
Are you okay with walking/climbing stairs? *
Will you be bringing a laptop computer, smartphone and/or wifi-capable tablet? *
(Please check all that apply)
In-town vs. remote location *
Do you prefer lodgings that are semi-remote (i.e., castles, farm stays, etc), which might require driving to dinner in the evenings? The settings are stunning, but more driving is involved. Or do you prefer staying in towns that have restaurants within walking distance? Or a little of both?
Schedule type *
Do you prefer a packed daily schedule for all day with the most possible sightseeing; or do you prefer days with a lot of open, free time to explore on your own?