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The Ultimate in Fusion Travel: India & Italy, 12th - 27th October 2012


Few countries in the world share as rich and fascinating a cultural heritage as India and Italy. Empires have risen and fallen, kingdoms have been wiped out and colonizers have come and gone yet both cultures have survived thanks to their ability to adapt to change and absorb different influences. What is it about the culture and spirit of these two countries that gives them the ability to do this?

Join us on an incredible, indulgent and unusual journey spending one week in India and one week in Italy; along the way we will explore the most wonderful aspects of both countries including their art, architecture, values, religion, society and what many would argue is the ultimate heart and soul of a culture - its food.

We will take you to our favourite locations, many of which are inaccessible to the general public, and introduce you to distinguished and flamboyant figures in culture and society. These fascinating people will be your hosts and unveil hidden gems to even those familiar with both countries.

Your hosts will be James Jayasundera from Ampersand Travel and Emily FitzRoy of Bellini Travel.

James Grace-Jayasundera, the boss of Ampersand Travel, is awfully well-connected, and his tours are testament to his ruby-encrusted contacts book.

- Sunday Times Travel Magazine

Emily FitzRoy is the owner of Bellini and the UK’s pre-eminent Italy specialist. She has access to some of its most patrician citizens – those who’ll not just make their private country estate or city palazzo accessible for a dinner, but be present to host her clients.

- Financial Times How to Spend It

CLICK HERE to view the full detailed itinerary and for more information please contact James Jayasundera at +44 207 289 6100 or email

Client Testimonials

We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had. Everything – from the individual care and attention in planning the trip, through to the efficiency of the agents on the ground in India – was handled brilliantly. An absolutely first-class service all round!
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India
Ampersand provided a bespoke and flexible holiday, tailored to my every whim. Their highly professional staff had only one goal which was to arrange an exceptional holiday and some unforgettable experiences in India. I have no hesitation in fully recommending them and they will be the first company I approach in the future - 10/10
- Anonymous, India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India

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