Fully Hosted & Guided Tours in Italy
Grand Italian Highlights ~ 20 days
Regular departures: 1st & 22nd May, 12th & 26th June, 17th & 20th July, 4th & 18th Sept 2017
Commencing in iconic Venice this Grand tour includes the Lake Region, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, & historic Rome. Sampling limoncello in Positano, cheese in Pienza & winetasting in Montalcino. Cruise Lake Como, the Cinque Terre and Capri. Visits to 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites including Verona, Piazza del Duomo Pisa, Basilica of St Francis Assisi, Pompeii, & Caserta’s Royal Palace.
Beautiful Sicily Highlights ~ 10 days
Regular departures: 21st May, 11th June, 2nd & 16th July, 6th Aug, 24th Sept & 8th Oct 2017
Palermo to Catania, including Cefalů, Agrigento, Ortigia, Ragusa, Modica & Taormina.
Also Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, Ragusa and Cappella Palatina.
A separate tour, or extension on 'Grand Italian'.
Classic Italy Highlights ~ 9 days
Regular departures: 17th April, 29 May, 13 June, 9 July, 8 Aug, 19 Sept & 12 Oct 2017
Rome, Florence, Tuscany and Venice.
Visiting Siena, and the Tuscan wine regions of Montepulciano and Montalcino,
the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Accademia Gallery, St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace.
Mysteries of the Mezzogiorno
1st to 21st October 2017
- 21 day tour exploring Puglia, Basilicata, Campania & Abruzzo.
Visiting Trani, Castel del Monte, Martina Franca, Ostuni, Alberobello, Locorotondo, Matera, Paestum, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Naples, Scanno and small towns and villages in the Abruzzo. No other place matches the cultural richness of Southern Italy. TOUR COST: Euro5800 per person share twin
Sicily's Goddesses, Saints & Heroes ~ 7th to 29th May 2017
- 23 day in-depth tour, exploring Sicily & Aeolian Islands.
Visiting Monreale, Solunto, Segesta, Erice, the island of Mozia, Selinunte, Valley of the Temples, Piazza Armerina, Mount Etna and the Aeolian islands. TOUR COST: Euro7000 per person share twin
Umbrian Music Festivals
~ SUMMER - 22nd June to 9th July 2017, AUTUMN - 7th to 24th September 2017
Experience the lifestyle, artistic and musical riches of Umbria at the time of overlapping music festivals. Visiting Deruta, Spello, Perugia, Gubbio and Assisi as well as small towns and villages joining in the festival.
Puglia Soggiorno - 6 days ~ Staying in Giovinazzo & Polignano, plus Matera
Visit the characteristic trullo, whitewashed limestone teepees in and around Alberobello, Locorotondo a round nest of a village where everything is white, Ostuni's sea breezes and sculpted baroque portals, Baroque in all its theatrical, indulgent, luxuriant excess on the limestone churches & palaces of Lecce.
Commencing Sunday: Monthly departures
TOUR COST: Euro2000per person share twin, Single supplement: EUR 350.00
7 day tours ~ Based in Montefalco.... Unpack only once!
Regular departures: 4 & 11 May, 15, 22 & 29 June, 13 July, 3 August, 7 & 21 Sept, 19 Oct 2017
UMBRIA SOGGIORNO Visiting Spoleto, Bevagna, Deruta, Spello, Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. From one central and comfortable base in Montefalco you will have the opportunity to experience the lifestyle and varied riches of Umbria. Wander local markets, delightful piazzas, enjoy tasting award winning wines.
ITALIAN APPETITES Gastronomic tour ~ Foraging and cooking
Local cooking classes based on recipes rooted in ancient tradition & the finest local produce - a traditional Umbrian farmhouse kitchen, a family-run village restaurant and a 5 star villa with your teacher - a Contessa - makes for varied and delightful cooking lessons.
TOUR COST: Euro1980 per person share twin, Single supplement: EUR 350.00