Italy With Pleasure

Small groups, big experiences

Curated travel to allow you to uncover the real Italy

Unforgettable small group tours

On our tours you’ll see more than just the region’s highlights – you’ll meet the family making limoncello in Amalfi, you’ll feel the rhythm of the folk dance in Puglia, you’ll try the best gelato in town.  

We run tours in Italy only. This is what enables us to give you an experience that takes you to not just the highlights, as Italy specialists we have the insight to help you experience Italy as a ‘temporary local’.

What our customers say

P B, CANADA

On our tours you’ll see more than just the region’s highlights – you’ll meet the family making limoncello in Amalfi, you’ll feel the rhythm of the folk dance in Puglia, you’ll try the best gelato in town.  

We run tours in Italy only. This is what enables us to give you an experience that takes you to not just the highlights, as Italy specialists we have the insight to help you experience Italy as a ‘temporary local’.

J I, AUSTRALIA

The tour was first class, excellent in every way. An amazing way to see & learn about Puglia. The accomodation, sightseeing, superb food & mini van with great driver and Anita leading the group was sensational.

We highly recommend this is the best way to see and learn about Puglia.

M G, USA

We had a most wonderful time and a most wonderful tour guide, Mark. Mark was personable, knowledgeable and accommodating. We would love him as our guide on another tour. Each town we visited had another guide specific to the that history and culture. Everything was beautifully planned out and well executed. Our room was beautiful, our view was breathtaking, we could not have asked for a more memorable trip!!

Why travel with us

We are a hands-on company. Family run. A small team. This means that we are genuinely interested in the success and enjoyment of your tour, and your time here in Italy.

The personal touch

Our tours are a balance between being informative (examples of the culture and lifestyle, historical details) as well as having everything that makes for an enjoyable trip (long lunches in good restaurants, a relaxed pace). We plan the itinerary in the way that you would plan to travel yourself, or with a group of friends.

Your tour leader is your ‘safety net’

Many people appreciate having someone to turn to who is familiar with the local area, whether it be for help getting something from a pharmacy / drugstore, or simply where to find the best gelato! Throughout your time with us your tour leader is on call for anything that may come up.

We have a maximum of 14 in our tour groups

and this is a very important feature. We’ve trialled a range of group sizes over the years, and even with a group of 16-18 people, you start to lose that personal touch. We find anything up to 14 works well and gives you a focussed and in-depth tour – we know that not exceeding that maximum number is key to this. 

Free time

As well as organised excursions, we leave some time each day for you to explore at your own pace so you can get a sense of how it is to live like a local. This is what memories are made of.

We Refund Your Deposit

Your deposit is fully refundable, up until ten weeks before the tour start date. We recognise that your plans may need to change, perhaps for circumstances beyond your control – and we do not penalise you for this.

The tour price is comprehensive

It includes transport, accommodation, and all the visits and activities listed in the itinerary. Really the only thing left is dinner some days – we include breakfast and lunch, and actually most people eat very lightly in the evenings after our Italian long lunches! 

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