Italian Provincial Tours is a tour company unlike any other providing Italy tours. We aren’t about shuttling our groups off to landmark after landmark, so that they can be ticked off a list. We want to take you beyond all that. We will allow you to immerse yourself in Italian culture, meet the local people and slip into their relaxed rhythm of life.
We want you to experience the authentic Italy.
At Italian Provincial Tours, we believe that the warm and welcoming heart and soul of Italy can be found in the provincial regions, rather than around the more well-trodden tourist attractions (where the authenticity of this rich and ancient culture can get diluted by commercial interests).
We offer you the opportunity to head out into pristine, beautiful countryside, to explore roads less travelled, and seek out captivating sights and experiences that are not so easily found.
We will connect you with the local people, and get to know artisan producers, wine-makers and farmers. Our groups are encouraged to take the time to wander around villages that have remained unchanged for centuries, and enjoy coffee or aperitivi in the piazzas. You will be able to practice your Italian at the farmer’s markets, enjoy cheese-making and cooking classes with ordinary local people, and visit their festivals.
Our tours allow you to immerse yourself in a unique and inspirational culture.
Italy is about many things; art, history, amore, living life in the moment… But most of all it is about enjoying good food and wine in the company of family and friends. In Italy, it is true that culture and cuisine are directed related. It is through the country’s wonderful culinary that we gain insight into the character and enduring values of its people.
Forget being treated like a number! There will never be more than 12 travellers on any IPT tour. Small groups allow us to enjoy activities that would be impossible on regular tours, and lets us provide you with an authentic and intimate experience.
The commitment and expertise of tour leaders can make or break a holiday. With Italian Provincial Tours, your tour leaders also own the company, and you can be sure that we are passionate about what we do. We will go above and beyond what is necessary to ensure that you get the most out of your time in Italy, and have a truly unforgettable experience.
You can’t get a feel for Italian culture while racing from place to place. At Italian Provincial Tours, we are advocates for the easy-going Italian pace of life, and we conduct our tours in a way that allows you to immerse yourself in the local rhythm of life, gaining a deeper understanding of the land and its people.
We minimize hotel-hopping, and tailor our tours so that you get the most out of your time in Italy without feeling exhausted.
Never will you waste your precious time in Italy, with your head in a map or guide book, or eat at an average restaurant, or get unpleasantly lost! We are there with you all along the way to ensure that your needs are met, while always being mindful of giving you plenty of space and time to yourself.
Without the knowledge of an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, you can really miss the importance and essence of a place. We use local, certified, English-speaking guides to get the most out of our adventures.
Travel in comfortable, well-appointed vehicles, with competent and considerate drivers.
Have you ever spent hours trying to find the perfect place to stay? All our accommodations are old, restored properties, carefully selected by us to reflect the character and charm of the region. We make sure that they are comfortable, well-appointed and tasteful. Being situated in stunning, historical settings with warm and hospitable proprietors, our accommodations are an experience in their own right.
Small group travel affords travellers the luxury of private drivers, tour guides and leaders, without the exorbitant prices to match.
Why should solo travellers be made to pay huge supplements or be forced to share their personal space? Italian Provincial Tours keep our single supplements as low as possible, never charging more than is absolutely necessary.
Ask us anything and we will do our best to guide you and provide you with the help you need.
All of our customers receive $250 off future tours with Italian Provincial Tours.