Raro Tours

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If you’re looking for a unique and authentic travel experience, you might want to consider a trip with Raro. Raro is the Italian word for uncommon and that’s just what Raro offers—rare, uncommon travel experiences.

This small-group tour company offers all-inclusive trips to some of the most beautiful and culturally rich destinations in Italy and Greece. And more destinations are coming soon.

Raro’s trips provide an immersive travel experience that goes beyond the typical tourist attractions. Your local hosts have strong ties to their communities. They will take you off the beaten path to show you what life is like in their country and hometowns. 

A meal with new friends in Civita di Bagnoregio
Sharing a meal in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy. Image from Raro

What is the Raro Way?

The Raro Way is like traveling with friends who are local experts and have made your enjoyment their top priority.

“We never plan and build a trip unless we have very strong local relationships,” says Stefano de Ponti, one of Raro’s founders.

From start to finish, Raro takes care of everything, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your trip.

You’ll also get plenty of time to explore on your own. The Raro team has crafted itineraries with the perfect balance of organized activities and free time. It’s really the best of both worlds.

George Stergiopoulos, Greek host
George Stergiopoulos, Greek host. Photo by Raro

What Makes Raro Tours Stand Out?

So, what sets Raro apart from other tour companies? For starters, everything is hassle-free and all-inclusive. From meals and drinks to transportation, accommodation and even gratuities, everything is covered in the price of the trip. You don’t have to worry about exchanging currency, tipping or figuring out how much things cost. Everything is taken care of for you.

But the real magic of a Raro Tour lies in the local hosts who guide you throughout your trip. Your dedicated host not only speaks the local language, but they know the local customs and the locals themselves.

This will ensure you have an authentic experience. You’ll be shown hidden gems, eat at local restaurants and hear the most interesting stories about the places you’ll visit.

Boating in Sardinia Italy
Boating in Sardinia. Photo by Chris Bucher

Where to Travel With Raro

Ready to explore with Raro? Here are three tours to add to your bucket list:

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1.  Explore Greece

This Greece trip begins in historic Athens where your local host will meet you at the airport. They will then take you on a 10-night, 11-day journey through this beautiful country.

Your first two days will be spent exploring Athens, with all its ancient sites, charming neighborhoods, and incredible restaurants. Next, you’ll hop on a fast ferry to automobile-free Hydra Island, where you’ll find scenic views, picturesque villages and waterside cafes and shops.

On days five and six, you’ll stay in the seaside medieval village of Nafplio. Here you’ll walk the cobblestone streets full of shops and tavernas, visit a castle and an ancient theatre and enjoy the gorgeous coastline.

Next, you’ll visit Mycenae and the Athina Eco Farm and Taverna before traveling to Corinth, which will be home for the next few days. Highlights here include a trip to Loutraki, the ancient city of Corinth. You will also visit nearby wineries and take a trip to Perigiali, the hometown of your host.

Why You Should Book This Tour:

Book this Greece trip if you want to immerse yourself in local culture and get a taste of life in Greece. From architecture to food, culture, history, nature, and shopping, you will have access to it all and you will see the true colors of this extraordinary country.

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2. Explore Umbria, Italy

This incredible tour of Umbria begins in Rome, where your host will meet you to take you to your hotel. The first two days will be spent exploring all the Eternal City has to offer, including a tour of the ancient historical site of Domus Aurea.

The third day begins on a private bus to Orvieto, with a stop at the medieval village of Civita di Bagnoregio. On the fourth day, you will explore Orvieto, including its cathedral and underground world. On the fifth and sixth days, there will be visits to various small villages in Umbria, including Todi, Spello and Rasiglia.

Days eight through ten will have you journeying to the famous town of Assisi and the medieval towns of Montefalco and Gubbio. Throughout the trip, you’ll enjoy excellent cuisine, including Italian breakfasts, local lunches, and fine Umbrian cuisine.

Why You Should Book This Tour:

This 10-day tour of Umbria includes opportunities to explore historical sites, ancient villages, and cultural attractions. You will also enjoy the best eateries and see impressive landscapes. The tour will be filled with unique experiences and encounters only Raro hosts can provide.

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3. Explore Sardinia, Italy

Your Sardinia trip starts in Rome where you have two days to explore the city and all its famous landmarks and historic sites. On day three, you’ll go to the beautiful island of Sardinia to see its natural beauty and experience warm hospitality.

A highlight of this tour is the accommodation, as you will be staying at a family-run Agriturismo. During your stay, you’ll feast on delicious, home-cooked meals sourced directly from their farm, that will fuel you for your days of adventure and exploration.

Activities in Sardinia include jewelry making, boat tours, hiking, swimming, shopping and lots of wine tasting. You’ll visit lovely villages and lively port cities, be awed by the spectacular scenery and coastline and admire the magnificent art and architecture.

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Why You Should Book This Trip

This exotic Italy experience is for you if you want to see the best of both worlds: the island lifestyle of a true Sardinian and Rome the local way. You’ll have time to unwind and enjoy the unmatched coastline, blue waters and pristine beaches. But, you will also have a full itinerary that will take you from small villages to historic landmarks with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the delicious local food.

So, if an all-inclusive, immersive travel experience in Italy or Greece sounds like a dream to you,
definitely take a look at Raro, whose hosts will give you an authentic glimpse into local life and culture. This small-group, all-inclusive tour company is sure to take you on an unforgettable journey.

Author Bio: Danijela Horvat is a travel writer with a passion for discovering new destinations. With a background in journalism and photography, she is trying to translate her own experience into articles.

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