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Summary of Small Group Tours in Italy

2017 all-inclusive, very small group, fully escorted tours in Italy

Whether you are travelling alone, or with friends, spouse or partner you'll find our small group (maximum of 8 travellers) holiday- tours encompass authentic Italian experiences and customs, great food and wine, balancng sightseing and relaxation.  In 2017 we are offering two Italian tours, each one focussing on one Region of Italy.  This year we travel in May-June,  and our tours are inclusive of all meals, accommodation, land transportation from beginning to end of the tour, and entry to stipulated sites.



May-June 2017 Tours

Tour A: Truly Puglia: Food, Wine, Lecce & Trulli Cones (10 days)

May 18 - May 27  2017   

Puglia truly is amazing! Yet it is still not well known - even for many Italians, who are just now starting to find it a great place to holiday.  The Region is the stilletto heel on  a map of Italy, a diverse long, narrow Region between the Ionian and Adriatic seas, with a wide variety of architectural styles, language, food and wine.  We'll spend the first 4 nights based at our 4* hotel in the capital of Lecce, then be driven out to the countryside and Locorotondo for 5 nights based in beautiful, internally modernised comfortable 200 year old traditional trulli houses.  Our tour is designed to help you discover the "real" Puglia - not only the touristy sites.  It's all-inclusive from start to finish: there's absolutely no need for you to spend an extra Euro on this trip , which will be a relaxing holiday with good food and wine over convival meals, meeting local people and enjoying interesting and various escorted experiences in a wide range of towns and sites.   And we'll make a day deparure from this Region  to Basilicata and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sassi di Matera, fascinating ancient cave dwellings, believed to be a pre-historic settlement, with the "houses" or caves dug from stone.   Please contact us for further details of the towns and sites we visit on this tour.  Cost $AUD7,200 per person, twin share. (Single Supp + $AUD770.)


Tour B: Italian Healthy Indulgence and Slow Food: Series 2, Tuscany

June 15 - June 24 2017 


Tuscany: the dream comes true!   Fiorentine and Tuscan history and art. Country villas, and palaces. The first 3 days of our tour are in Firenze (Florence) staying in a 4* hotel in the Centro Storico , followed by 7 nights in a comfortable country villa (agriturismo), with a swimming pool, on a secluded wine and olive oil estate in the rolling hills of Lucca.  Immerse yourself in the sites and tastes of Tuscany.  Fine food, slow food, even occasional fast food (Italian style) and of course some excellent wines.  In a convivial relaxed atmosphere you'll enjoy an exploration of some of the marvellous treasures and local cultures of the Region, which remains many travellers' most popular Italian destination.   This tour is all inclusive of all meals, entries to sites, and land transportation and designed to include many of the historical links between the most significant family of Firenze and Toscana, the Medici family, together with the impact of Michelangelo and some other artists and architects of the time, lovers and enemies. Naturally, enjoying the wonderful  food and wines of Tuscany at trattorie, ristorante, enoteche, wineries, enjoying authentic Tuscan hospitality. And expect some special places for aperitivi too! $AUD 6,600.00 pp twin share; (SS + $AUD760.00)



We have opportunity in 2017 for 2  PRIVATE tours for a  group of 6/7 people booking, paying and travelling together. 

(This option no longer available in 2016)

Go to our Home Page, click "TOURS" on the header,  to see a list of 9 tours from which you may choose (and if 6/7 people are booking, paying and travelling together, get a 12 % discount) . Or you may choose to work with us to design your own different private tour, for 6 or more people.