About Viaggi Elite

About Viaggi Elite

VIAGGI ELITE is a specialist tour operator with a long-standing professional reputation and decades of experience in the travel industry.

We are committed to offering a highly personalized and specifically tailored service to international guests visiting Southern Africa, as well as to South Africans wanting to experience Italy.

We specialize in providing tailor-made itineraries to the Individual Travellers (FIT’s) accommodating the client’s specific needs, interests and budget available.

We design, plan and co-ordinate itineraries for clients, focusing on special interests. We work with a network of local suppliers with whom we have established valuable relationships, and together we are able to create something extraordinary, unique and utterly memorable.

Our comprehensive services include:

  •  Self-Drive Tours
  •  Car Rental
  •  Meet & Greet on Arrival
  •  Hotel and Safari Lodge Accommodation
  •  Wildlife Safaris
  •  General Tours & Excursions
  •  Special-Interest Itineraries, such as Food & Wine and Island Holidays

Private transfers and private guided tours can be arranged on request, using reputable and reliable local ground handlers with highly knowledgeable and experienced tour guides.

About Laura Driol:

Laura has over 30 years of travel experience. She started her career in 1984 with Grosvenor Tours, where she focused on designing customized luxury travel itineraries in the Italian market for FIT (independent travellers), Groups & Incentives. She qualified as an INBOUND TOUR OPERATOR a few years later.

During this time, Laura spent a lot of time in Italy. Her involvement with Italian operators and agents through her calls, and through the trade shows she attended, gave her a very clear understanding of the dynamics of the Italian travel market, and their needs when visiting Southern Africa. She also realised her true passion lay in creating memorable experiences for others to enjoy.

In 1993, Laura began to work independently, but continued to manage the FIT bookings for Grosvenor Tours. The years of experience she earned were invaluable in helping her to understand the specialized needs of her clients, how to design unique itineraries around those needs, and establishing contact with suppliers who worked along the same values.

By the time she launched Viaggi Elite, Laura’s steady and loyal client base had come to identify her as a dedicated travel professional who provides a highly personal service, is ‘hands-on’ every step of the way, and is always at her clients’ disposal while they are travelling.