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Small Group Tours to Italy!

Italy captures the heart of travelers like no other place in the world! The Italian Cultural Society offers travelers unique, small group tours to Italy's most famous cities and charming villages with a variety of itineraries and destinations. A recent Harris Poll showed that Italy is the number one destination in the world for Americans. Condé Nast Traveler voted Italy as the world's best destination. Americans chose Italy when asked where they would most like to visit. There are many tour companies and trips to Italy, but The Italian Cultural Society travel team are Italy specialists. We have taken thousands of travelers ONLY to Italy for over 30 years. Meet our travel director and see what a difference it experience, knowledge and passion make.
Group travel has many unexpected benefits, and our tours are planned and escorted by native Italians and guarantee you the best most authentic Italy experience.
Travelers discover Italy in the company of a native Italian and enjoy many things tourists seldom get the chance to experience. Enjoy lunch on a magnificent hillside olive oil estate, walk or bike on the walls of Lucca and enjoy a Puccini concert in the town where the composer was born. Visit the Ferrari museum, and see the king of Cheeses, Parmigiano being made. Visit a private Amarone Estate and meet the countess whose family has produced this noble wine for centuries. These are but a few of the experiences awaiting you when you travel with us to Italy. A magnificent blend of incredible natural beauty, history, art, culture, architecture, wines and food all await the traveler in Italy, as well as a way of life that inspires travelers long after they return home. Almost every one of our travelers goes on more than one of our tours. Some have even take the same tour several times. They are the best testament of just how spectacular the tours are. Here is what people who travel with us say about the experience.

"I want you to know that I had a wonderful time in Italy. The hotel, the food, our group of travelers, the touring arrangements, the tour guides ... everything was fantastic." ..."I have traveled a lot and your tour was by far the best travel experience I ever had."..."Your tour exceeded even my loftiest expectations. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime" Please read more traveler reviews
We invite you to join the Italian Cultural Society in Italy for any of these tours.

 

Agrigento TempleSPRING in SICILY, SORRENTO, AMALFI COAST AND POMPEII
10 days, April 7 to 15, 2018
$2,575 per person double occupancy
( SOLD OUT for 2018, but don't miss our other wonderful small group tours!)

Join us one this spectacular tour of Sicily, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, the magical island of Capri and Pompeii. Sicily is unbelievably rich in beauty, history, arts, culture and cuisine, and you will experience it from our lovely home base in Taormina. You will walk among the greatest Greek ruins , see incomparable Roman and Norman mosaics, and explore remote hilltop villages and spectacular landscapes. Visit the Sicilian cities of Siracusa, Agrigento, Taormina, Mount Etna, Forza d’Agro, and Savoca. We will fly (flight included in tour price ) to Naples and then transfer to the enchanting city of Sorrento. We will enjoy the breathtaking “Amalfi Drive" with its stunning views. This drive is said to be the most spectacular road in Europe. We will visit the partially buried Roman city of Pompeii which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Italy.

*The tour price of $2,575 is based on double occupancy all accommodations in lovely 4-star Hotels, all buffet-style breakfasts, and full course Italian dinners, comprehensive Sightseeing Tours and museum entrance fees, with private deluxe motor-coach transportation, full time English-speaking guide and native Italian tour director and many other amenities. Arrival and Departure Transfers, hotel portage fees and
Pre-Departure Show and Orientation Banquet also included. Tour is fully escorted by Italian Cultural Society host, and local English-speaking guides. While in Sicily your home base will be the romantic city of Taormina, called the "Paris of Southern Europe" for its elegance, beauty and culture. From your home base in Taormina, visit beautiful Mount Etna, Catania, Siracusa, Agrigento, the Valley of the Temples and the charming mediaeval villages of Forza d'Agro and Savoca. Hotels are wonderfully located to allow us to really enjoy each of these special cities. From our beautiful home base in Sorrento we will visit Positano, Amalfi, Capri and Pompeii -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy. Tour starts April 8th in Taormina (Catania Airport) and ends April 15th in Naples.
For information or questions please call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your request to Italy@italiancenter.net

Italy: The Grand Tour
Tuscany-Le
Cinque Terre-Rome
12 days, June 18 to 29, 2018
$3,299 per person double occupancy

(Airfare and tips not included)

This Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Rome Grand Tour allows travelers to experience the heart of Italy. Tuscany's incomparable beauty and variety have lured travelers for over two thousand years. Travelers can enjoy the luxury and hospitality of staying in a welcoming family owned and run villa hotel for the entire stay in Tuscany, and taking short drives in our private motor coach to visit Florence (voted the world's best city by
Condé Nast Traveler), Lucca, Viareggio, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, Montecatini and the Chianti Wine Road. We will also visit the charming Cinque Terre and Portovenere. This tour includes private motor coach, ferry boat, and train transportation and all visits.

Rome is a city blessed by an immense wealth of the world's most magnificent art and architecture. There is no escaping the Eternal City's importance and its history and grandeur, but Rome is one of the most phenomenally alive and vibrant places on earth! See Ancient Rome, St. Peters and Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. Walk the ancient streets, visit the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, and much more.

$3,299 tour price is per person and based on double occupancy (single supplement for a private room for the entire tour is $500) and includes all accommodations in 4 star hotels - all buffet style breakfasts - all full course Italian dinners while in Tuscany- comprehensive Sightseeing Tours - museum entrance fees - private deluxe motor-coach transportation and many other amenities. - Arrival and Departure Transfers in Italy and
Pre-Departure Show and Orientation Banquet are also included. Tour is fully escorted by Italian Cultural Society host, and local English-speaking local guides. Travelers may arrange their own air transportation, or use the group air available from San Francisco. If doing your own air, please note that the tour begins June 19, 2018 in Pescia (near Florence) and ends June 29, 2018 in ROME. Please see our complete brochure for details, or call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your request to Italy@italiancenter.net

 

bellagioItaly the Beautiful Tour
The Italian Riviera, Lake Region,
Milan, Verona and Venice
September 1 to 11, 2018
11 days ~ $4,199 double occupancy
(Airfare and tips not included)
* * Combine with Italy the Tutta Toscana Tour 12 to 20, for an exquisite 20 day trip of a life time! We take are of all transfers and accommodations.


This tour is called Italy the Beautiful because it visits the cities which have been voted the world's MOST BEAUTIFUL. Travel as a VIP on this 11 day excursion to Northern Italy to discover the splendor of the Italian Riviera, the elegance of the Italian Lake Region and Milan, and the Romance of Verona and Venice with this exclusive Italian Cultural Society tour. September is magnificent in Northern Italy, and this tour highlights the jewels of the Italian Riviera: Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Genova, Le Cinque Terre and Porto Venere. We travel from the Mediterranean to the Adriatic and see all of the splendors in between. The spectacular Italian Lake Region- Lakes Maggiore, Como and Garda are stunningly beautiful and we will cruise their shores via private motor boat and visit charming hamlets like Como, Sirmione and Bellagio (voted "the most beautiful place" in the world). But natural beauty is just part of the wonder. We will visit Milan- the world fashion center, the home of La Scala Opera House and the Galleria, the world's first shopping mall, and of course the spectacular Duomo. Romance and history await us in Verona, home of Juliette and of the most perfectly preserved Roman amphitheater Verona's Arena. We will also travel to Venice, called “the Queen of the Adriatic”, with her unique and stunning location is unparalleled in the world We will visit both the glass Island of Murano and the colorful lace Island of Burano. We will finish our tour by visiting some of the Italy's national treasures: Parmigiano Cheese, Balsamic Vinegar and the FerrariFerrari Museum with very special exclusive tours of each.

The Italian Cultural Society brings you this exclusive tour which includes all accommodations in luxury 4 star hotels in Genova, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda. All hot breakfasts and four-course gourmet dinners each evening. Full time English speaking native Italian Travel Director and host, local Italian guides. Private visits and tasting at Amarone Wine Estate, Balsamic vinegar producer, and a Parmigiano Cheese tastings. An incredible visit to the Ferrari museum. All tours, museum and entrance fees, private motor coach, private motorboats, and ferry boat passes are included. Also included in this package are pre-departure orientation travel class and banquet. There is an $850 single supplement for solo travelers with private room accommodations. Airfare and tips are not included. Tour starts September 2, 2018 in Genova (Genova Airport) and ends September 11, 2018 in Verona *or continue on to Tuscany with us for the trip of a lifetime! Please see the brochure for details or call 916 482-5900 or e-mail italy@italiancenter.net for details. Buon Viaggio!

 

DavidTUTTA TOSCANA
Florence, Lucca, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, Vinci, Pescia
9 days, September 12- 20, 2018
$*2,699 per person based on double occupancy
(Airfare and tips not included)
** Combine with Italy the Beautiful Tour September 1 to 11, for an exquisite 20 day trip of a life time! We take are of all transfers and accommodations.


Tuscany comes alive in September with festivals,sagre, processions and concerts. This is the ultimate Tuscany Tour! A nine day NO MOVE excursion, with a favorite itinerary and perfect time to experience an authentic Italy. Staying in one lovely family owned and run villa hotel for the entire tour and unpacking only ONCE makes this the ideal trip ~ the $*2,699 per person price is based on double occupancy (single supplement for a private room for the entire tour is $400 (and includes all accommodations in a 4 star Villa hotel, all buffet breakfasts and all 4-course, sit down Italian dinners, a special lunch at an olive oil estate with local wines, 6 sightseeing tours and museum admissions, a full time native Italian tour director and host and local English speaking guides, private motor coach for the entire time in Italy, your full time tour director is Italian Cultural Society Travel Director and Italian native Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti. A pre-trip orientation and slide show, welcome cocktail party, wine and olive oil tasting and special "insider's educational" package is also included. Airfare and tips are not included. Passengers may use mileage or book their own air on their favorite airline. Tour starts in Pescia (Florence Airport) on September 13, and ends September 20, 2018 in Pescia (Florence Airport). Join us, TuttaToscana is the perfect way to see Tuscany!

Tuscany's incomparable beauty and variety have lured travelers for over two thousand years. Tuscany is an exquisite blend of the wonders of nature, the greatest art treasures, incredible architecture, excellent foods, wine and culture and much more.  Our trips allow the traveler to enjoy all of Tuscany while staying in one place - the lovely four star, Hotel Villa Delle Rose. Both the food and the service at this hotel are impeccable. 

While in Tuscany travelers will have escorted visits to Florence, Lucca, Vinci, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, and the Chianti Wine Road. There is a single supplement charge of $400 for private accommodations. Please see brochure with full details of all the sites and places we will visit. You may also call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your questions and comments to Italy@italiancenter.net

**VIP 20 day DREAM ITALIAN VACATION OF A LIFETIME!!
Italy the Beautiful Tour and Tutta Toscana
The Italian Riviera, Lake Region, Milan, Verona and Venice,

Florence, Lucca, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, Vinci

A truly spectacular 20 day VIP tour of a lifetime awaits you when you select to combine both our Italy the Beautiful and Tutta Toscana tours to create the ideal comprehensive tour of Northern Italy and Tuscany. In addition to all the special features included in each separate tour, travelers who combine the two will receive private and fully escorted transfers and transportation from Verona to Pescia on September 11, dinner and lodging on September 11 and breakfast, dinner and lodging on September 12 and 13 at the four star Villa Delle Rose Hotel. On September 13, we will greet new travelers and begin the itinerary plan for Tutta Toscana. In addition to the land only tour prices of the Italy the Beautiful Tour and the Tutta Toscana tour passengers wishing to stay in Italy these extra days will pay an additional $699 per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $100 for private room.

All tour prices are based on double occupancy ~ (single supplement for private rooms is additional and is listed in the tour brochure) cash payment. *Travlers may use credit cards with a 3% surcharge to cover fees. Tours prices are based on a minimum of 12 persons, please check trip brochure for exact details. If you have questions or comments please call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail Italy@italiancenter.net