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About us

Our passion

We felt the desire to launch Allura Blue, a brand of Ventura Travel, when we saw a gap in the market for high-end tours tailored to those who want to fully immerse themselves in Italy and Portugal; people who want to participate in authentic and local experiences. We see a lot of trips being offered in the market that tend to focus on the typical, popular tourist attractions. However, while many of these places are important to include, the travelers who we take on our tours don’t want to miss the culture, hidden gems and authentic local experiences that are there to be discovered. We not only show our guests the highlights of Italy and Portugal, but also take them on the most beautiful roads, dine in countryside family restaurants, show them the workshops and farms of artisans and producers and so much more. Get in touch to find out which trip is best for you!
Anna is excited to join the Ventura Travel team as the founder of Allura Blue, which offers small group journeys in Italy and Portugal. Originally from the US, Anna has always loved traveling and has spent time studying abroad in both Japan and Germany. She started in the hospitality industry, in particular working with hotels. She developed a passion for travel as she visited incredible hotels and holiday destinations across Europe. During her travels, she searched for the best local experiences and restaurants, compiling what she found into small group escorted tours that now help our travelers experience the very best that Italy and Portugal have to offer.

What it means to travel with Allura Blue

Allura Blue is a luxury travel brand with a difference, taking you on exclusive and authentic small group journeys in Italy and Portugal. Delve deep into local cultures on unique outings, discover hidden treasures on expert-led tours and travel in style, enjoying handpicked hotels and high-end transfers. From meeting local artisans to indulging in exquisite cuisine and everything else in between, unforgettable experiences are at the heart of everything we do.
We know how important comfort, service and value are to our guests, which is why we pay such close attention to all the finer aspects of our tours, ensuring every little detail is taken care of. We want the focus to be on you and your personal experiences, so our small group tours really are small, never consisting of more than 12 people. This means easier access to the best restaurants and activities, plus better relationships with your guide and fellow travelers. Our expert tour leaders will see that you discover Italy and Portugal's top history, art and attractions, as well as immersing you into the rich culture, giving you a true taste of local life. After an action-packed day of exploring, tantalize your taste buds with traditional dishes on a carefully-selected culinary experience to remember. Then, settle down to a great night’s sleep in a spectacular hotel, where you’ll wake refreshed and ready to continue the adventure of a lifetime – that is until you come back to Allura Blue to book your next one! Allura Blue is brand of Ventura Travel, a travel company which has served over 40,000 customers for more than 20 years.

Our promises to you

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Small groups
We guarantee no more than 12 people per group.
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Expert guides
Our experienced guides gain you exclusive access to the locals’ favorite hotspots.
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Great food every day
We carefully select restaurants so you can indulge in the destination’s best traditional cuisines.
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Handpicked hotels
We meticulously search for the highest standard hotels with something special to offer.