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How to book the most desirable villas in
the heart of the Mediterranean

Booking with The Thinking Traveller is simple. Please see our step by step guide below or click on the following links for more detailed information.

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Talk to our expert London team

When booking your holiday it is important that everything is just right! To ensure this is so, we recommend you speak to our expert London team about your wishes and requirements. They visit the properties regularly and will be happy to answer all your questions, give advice and point you in the right direction.


Check prices and availability

Prices and availability for all our villas are shown on each individual property page. Simply click on the “Prices, Availability and Booking” tab and select your preferred month of travel, the length of your stay, the number of people in your group and your preferred currency* from the dropdown menus. Then click on your preferred week(s). At this point you have three options:

1. Add the villa to your "Enquiry List" (if you are considering more than one villa)

2. "Make an Enquiry" for the villa in question straight away.

Once you have sent us your "Enquiry List", our Client Managers will be in touch with you to offer tailored, expert advice and information. Please feel free to contact them at any time by emailing or calling our London office on +44 (0)20 7377 8518.

3. Book it directly online by clicking on the "Proceed with Booking" button (see below for more information). 

*You may view prices in UK Pounds Sterling, US Dollars, Euros, Australian Dollars and Canadian Dollars and pay in UK Pounds Sterling, US Dollars or Euros.


Book your villa online

If you're sure of your choice and don't feel the need to contact us to talk through the details, you can book your villa directly online. The process is extremely simple: once you've chosen your villa, checked availability for your period of stay and entered the composition of your group (as described in the paragraph above), click on the "Proceed with Booking" button and follow the instructions to make a payment through our secure site.

NB It is currently not possible to make online bookings for (i) the winter (from the end of October to Easter), (ii) last-minute bookings made less than 6 days before departure date, (iii) stays of more than 3 weeks. For these types of bookings, please contact us at or calling our London office on +44 (0)20 7377 8518.


Confirm your booking and pay the balance (if not booking online)

1. Ask your Client Manager to place a provisional booking.
2. Log onto your personal, secure, password-protected page (see below for more info).
3. Make your confirmation payment (if booking more than 9 weeks before departure, a 30% deposit is sufficient to confirm your villa. Full payment of the balance is then due 9 weeks before departure. If you are booking less than 9 weeks before departure, payment of the full amount is required at the moment of confirmation).
4. Payment of both the deposit and the balance may be made in UK Pounds Sterling, US Dollars or Euros. You may pay this on-line by credit card by logging into the Secure Client Area, or by bank transfer.


Make the most of your secure web page

Your own personal page on not only allows you to make secure on-line payments for your villa, but may also be used for the following*:
- informing us about your flight/check-in times
- specifying room configurations
- requesting travel cots and highchairs
- renting a car
- organising a rental car delivery to your villa
- organising a transfer to your villa
- arranging an in-villa cook
- ordering wine for your villa
- sending us your feedback

*these services and more will become available on an ongoing basis


Rent a car

Our rental car booking engine, allows you to book the vehicle that best suits your requirements for pickup at the airport when you arrive in Sicily, Puglia or on the Ionian Islands. Alternatively, we can arrange for a rental car to be delivered to your villa.


Read up before you go - the joining pack

Once your balance has been paid, and in good time before departure, you will receive your “joining pack”. This will contain all the information you will require for your holiday, accommodation vouchers, maps, directions, a manual with detailed information about your villa and its surrounding area and any other information relevant to your holiday.


Don't worry about a thing - local support

In addition to your ongoing contact with TheThinking Traveller’s team in London, you will be able to contact a dedicated Local Manager on the ground in Sicily, Puglia and the Ionian Islands from the day before departure until your safe return home. Your Local Manager will be available to provide any assistance you may require, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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