What travelers say:
"Heather is very detail-oriented in her travel planning. She is knowledgeable about the destinations, and has local guides available for excellent recommendations. Her calm demeanor and optimistic personality make her an amazing guide!"
Spring Hill, Tennessee
"Heather is a pleasure to travel with! She perfectly balances the business of getting there safely with the fun of exploring a new location and being immersed in the local culture!"
Thompson Station, TN
"I highly recommend Sonder Tours. I have traveled to Europe several times with larger tour groups, but, Sonder Tours was the most enjoyable and interactive tour I have ever been on. Heather, the owner of Sonder Tours, was a wealth of knowledge of the areas we visited and was able to answer all of our questions and concerns. It was such a pleasure having her lead our group. I look forward to scheduling another exciting European tour with her."
For as long as I can remember I have seized every opportunity to travel, whether with friends, with students and their families, or independently. I have experienced everything from solo travel to the "big bus" tours. In 2021 I made the decision to design small group tours of Italy that would offer the benefits of group travel while maintaining the intimacy of traveling with friends. Thus, Sonder Tours was born!
As a history teacher, I was always drawn to learning about and exploring the world. In 2017 I began partnering with a large international educational travel company, leading groups of students and their families on tours all over Europe. Prior to traveling with students, I received training by their team in Rome, Italy on how to safely and successfully lead group tours. In that role, I traveled to England, Ireland, Scotland, France, and Italy. Now, I have applied that knowledge and experience to designing and building small group tours to Italy.
Italy has always been a magical place for me, and my itineraries capture many of the things I love about the different regions of this amazing country.
Over the years, I have built relationships with local guides, hotels, business owners, and drivers in each region. Incorporating the in-depth knowledge of their regions, we have worked to curate a blend of unique experiences mixed with some traditional highlights. Together, we have carefully selected hotels, restaurants, and experiences that we believe showcase the beauty and rich history of this country. We are so excited to share them with you! For our custom tours, we will work to create something truly unique and tailored to meet your needs.