Italy with Chelsea – 2017


Italy with Chelsea – 2017

(Click here for the itinerary)

OK guys. This will be my third trip to Italy with the legends at Trafalgar.  That is a testament to how incredible an experience it is.

10 reasons this trip will be the one of the best things you’ll ever do…

  • Forget about your preconceptions of ‘group travel’. This is a Trafalgar escorted tour – quite simply, a brilliant way to travel (not a bumbag in sight). Trafalgar is hands-down the best in the world at what they do – I’m proud to be a part of their family. Click here to see what I mean. Things run like a well-oiled machine (as they should).
  • Your group will be made up entirely of kiwis like you. A great mix of ages and personalities – you will make loads of lifelong friends.
  • Our tour operator, Anna S, is an Sicilian firecracker and quite possibly the most fabulous human being you will ever encounter. You’ll know what I mean when you meet her. She alone makes the trip worthwhile!
  • Value for money will leave you gobsmacked. I reckon we cram about a month’s worth of the good stuff into the 2 weeks.
  • Stress-free travel – it’s unbelievable. No waiting in long queues (that’s a biggie), no awkward decisions to make, no logistical nightmares, no agonising on Trip Advisor over where to go. No planning. No frustrations. You don’t even need to lug your bags around! Just turn up, sit back and be treated like a VIP while you’re whisked around Italy like a boss. Incredible.
  • This is an ‘out of the box’ trip – you’ll experience special local sights and sounds that ‘ordinary’ tourists don’t get to.
  • We travel on a big, snazzy, comfy coach with wifi – so you can make everyone at home sick with jealousy by sharing all your amazing photos.
  • You will feel 100% safe the whole time.
  • We get stuff done – there’s never a dull moment.
  • You will be travelling with ME! And I am a pretty great travel companion. My husband Mike will attest to this, as well as my seasoned travellers below…

Feedback from Chelseafied travellers

“If you love food, wine, fun, new friendships and amazing sights, then don’t hesitate to join Chelsea in Italy for a foodie tour you’re never to forget! Trafalgar tours are the best, a fantastico travel director and to travel with such a special person as Chelsea whose honest down to earth charm and goofiness made for a very relaxed feel, and there’s even daaaancing and shopping!!!” – Jill

“I met so many wonderful people and created the most amazing memories and new friends. If you’re thinking of going on a similar trip, don’t think twice – just book it you’ll love love love it!!!” – Vanessa

“It was my trip of a lifetime! Organised well with an amazing itinerary. My husband was one of two men and he loved it as much as me. Chelsea is the icing on the cake. Such a beautiful, inspiring girl who is not afraid to enjoy all the treats of Italy! I think about the trip every day! Just take the leap and book it and go! xx” – Rhonda

“I have been on a few overseas trips but this one had to be the trip of a lifetime by far. We stayed in amazing places and had the most beautiful of meals . Having Chelsea on the trip with us definitely was the finishing touch. She is such a happy-go-lucky person who makes everyone who she comes in contact with feel so special. I would do this trip to Italy again with her if I could. If you are slightly thinking about booking this trip do it now before you miss out. You will have no regrets that’s for sure. Definitely value for money. Don’t think you would find a better value trip like this anywhere.” – Raewyn

Italy with Chelsea…wow, what a trip! Very friendly, met many special people, experienced some fabulous food and went to lots of memorable places. – Jennifer

Don’t hesitate. I was dubious of travelling on my own, but never on any day did I feel lonely. Awesome trip, awesome food, awesome people, awesome travel director, and awesome places we visited. Beautiful country from the historic places to the beautiful experiences and of course the beautiful Chelsea and her great sense of fun. DO IT!” – Julie

Definitely one of my travel highlights! Fantastic food and accommodation, travel guide and expert local guides, and of course having Chelsea on board made it extra special! The trip covered so many different regions of Italy & their unique characteristics.” – Pam

“Italy with Chelsea 2016 was amazing! The itinerary was jam packed full of exciting adventures that were set at an easy pace for everyone of all ages to enjoy. The accommodation was fantastic and as for the food… Mamma Mia it was Bellissimo!!! (Take your stretchy pants, you’re gonna need them!). As for our beautiful Chelsea, what a lovely host and friend to travel with. Love my 41 new Trafalgar friends. Would definitely do another trip.” – Nardene

What a trip of a lifetime we had in Italy 2016 with Chelsea. Amazing food and wine, and we visited some wonderful places. Chelsea was a truly wonderful hostess who was fun to be around and made time for us all. Don’t hesitate just do it! It’s one you will not regret.” – Leanne

Wasn’t a ‘foodie’ & didn’t know much about Chelsea (very cool sense of humour) & didn’t have a travel buddy – the trip sounded interesting & that it was: such a variety of experiences, great locations, excellent digs, informed guides AND the most wonderful group of people to share it all with. Trip of a lifetime? For me, most definitely.” – Chris


Make a booking or ask a question

Email the lovely Caroline at Trafalgar on Caroline on (or click here).

Click below to see the updated trip schedule


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  1. Terry & Karen Wilkins Reply
    Hi, is this the same tour you had full some months ago we enquired about..or is this the one later in the year, as we may be still interested ....
    • Chelsea Winter Reply
      Yes it is the same one! Please email the address above :)
  2. louise Reply
    cost please. and will you also go next year? thanks
  3. Deidre spooner Reply
    I have all of your books Chelsea and love love love your recipes. So easy and so extremely tasty.

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