Local Living

                                                 Small Group Tours

It’s not a hotel.

It’s home.

You won’t stray too far from your lodgings on a Local Living trip, and once you’ve seen 'em, you won’t want to. Each trip is based out of a charming and unique residence steeped in local character. Unpack once, meet your host, and start getting the lay of the land.

Your trip,

your way.

Itineraries are as loose-fit and flexible as you are. Pursue the whim of the moment and really dig into the elements of your destination that drew you to it in the first place. We give you the setting, somewhere to stay, and all the options you want, you fill in the rest.

Don’t just visit. Inhabit.

Dine al fresco in San Gimignano on pasta you help make; hike the Path of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast; learn how to hunt with a blowgun in the Amazon; or live like a nomad on the remote Mongolian steppe. You’re a local now. Live accordingly.

Italy—Sorrento

Get a taste for Italian life on this one-week trip to Sorrento, located just around the corner from the Amalfi Coast. Replete with gorgeous scenery and all the fantastic food and drink you’d expect, you’ll unwind on an organic lemon farm and learn how the famous limoncello liquor is made. With a local family as your hosts, you'll get an in-depth look at what life at an Italian agriturismo is like. Walk along the stunning coastline, visit the elite island of Capri, and a stop at Pompeii. Don’t be a tourist in Italy — live the dream.

Day 1 Naples

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Naples/Sorrento

Start the day G Adventures supported Migrant tour of Naples. Transfer to Sorrento and your home for the week, an organic lemon farm. Enjoy a guided tour of Pompeii en route.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 Sorrento

Tour the agriturismo's lemon groves. Before dinner, enjoy a pizza-making demonstration.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Sorrento

Set off on the beautiful "Path of the Gods" trail that climbs along ridges high above the coastal towns of Positano and Praiano. Finish in Positano, then take a scenic public boat ride back to Sorrento. End the day with a limoncello tasting.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Sorrento

Enjoy a free day to do as you please. Opt to visit local villages, explore Sorrento, sign up for a full-day cooking class, or to spend some time on the beach.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 Sorrento

Enjoy a day trip to the island of Capri and enjoy free time to explore. Opt to walk along the trails on the island, go swimming, or brush shoulders with the more well-off island inhabitants at fancy shops.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 Sorrento/Naples

Transfer to the Naples train station in the morning where the tour ends upon arrival.

Meals included: Breakfast

For more details about this tour including dates and prices. 

Italy—Amalfi Coast

Charming hilltop towns, acres of lemon groves and vineyards, mile after mile of stunning cliffs kissed by cobalt-blue waters… its official name is the Amalfi Coast, but this magical land answers to "heaven." On this trip, you’ll live like one of the region’s (incredibly lucky) locals, discovering the small towns, mountain trails, and local customs of this uniquely beautiful place. Explore the ruins of Pompeii in the morning, hike the coastline of the Med by afternoon, and tuck into bed at your converted 17th-century monastery home base at sundown. It's paradise, found.

Day 1 Naples

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Naples/Furore

Start the day with a G Adventures supported migrant-led tour of Naples. Afterwards, travel to Pompeii to enjoy a guided tour of the partially buried ruins before transferring to a beautiful agriturismo nestled in the hills above the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy the first of many delicious home cooked Italian dinners and one of three cooking demonstrations.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 Furore

Hike to the Valle delle Ferriere, the first of several hikes in this beautiful part of Italy.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Furore

Set off from Amalfi to the tiny coastal village of Atrani, then continue uphill to the beautiful town of Ravello, perched high above the Mediterranean.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Furore

Hike up the mountain slopes of Mt Tre Calli. Dinner will be well deserved.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 Furore

Enjoy some down time to explore the area or just kick back and relax at the agriturismo. Enjoy a cooking demonstration before dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 Furore

Set off on the famous "Path of the Gods" along the Amalfi Coast, finishing up in quaint Positano. Take a scenic ferry ride along the coast to Amalfi, then return to the agriturismo in time for a final dinner feast.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Furore/Naples

Transfer to the Naples train station and depart in the early afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast

For more details on this trip including dates and prices.
Italy—Tuscany San Gimignano

If you’ve ever wanted to forge a deeper bond with a destination, this is your chance. Centred in San Gimignano, this Local Living adventure places you in the heart of central Tuscany. You’re free to explore the town, visit vineyards, discover medieval highlights, or embrace your inner artist wandering the Tuscan countryside. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into Italian cities, there’ll be day trips to visit Siena and Florence. You’ll share the main accommodation with like-minded travellers and a CEO (Chief Experience Officer) there to point you in the right direction. Prepare to fall in love with Italy.

Day 1 Rome

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Rome/San Gimignano

Enjoy a morning orientation walk in Rome, then travel in the afternoon via train and bus to your home for the week. Take an orientation stroll with the CEO for a first glance at San Gimignano.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 San Gimignano

Walk on top of the medieval city walls of San Gimignano for a new perspective on the town and sweeping views of the area. Enjoy an included half-day cooking class in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 San Gimignano

Enjoy a day trip to Siena including an orientation walk with the CEO. In the evening, sit down to a home cooked dinner with your Local Living host, Ugo.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 San Gimignano

Enjoy free time to visit the San Gimignano market in the morning before a leisurely walk through the Tuscan countryside along the historical Via Francigena path to Montauto, where great views of San Gimignano from afar await. In the evening, enjoy a tasting of some local wines.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Florence

Enjoy a day trip to Florence with plenty of free time to check out local museums and plazas. Opt to go out for a final group dinner back in San Gimignano or cook together at the apartments.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 San Gimignano/Rome

Transfer by bus and train to Rome. Depart in the early afternoon from the Rome train station (Termini). Book flights for no earlier than 6 pm.

Meals included: Breakfast

Contact me for more details including dates and prices.

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