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VENETIAN EPICUREAN

7 day itinerary for food & wine lovers wanting to escape the crowds & experience the Prosecco Hills & hidden gems of Veneto like a local

Leave the Umbrella Waving Tour Guide (+ Crowded Bus) Behind and Pop the bubbly in the Heart of Italy’s Prosecco Hills With the…

VENETIAN EPICUREAN

…and explore Veneto off-the-beaten path on this only-offered-twice-a-year 7 day adventure.

For 6 nights, indulge in personalized service, authentic cuisine, and real Italian life. 

Plus, exclusively curated experiences & day trips (including some of Italy’s most beautiful villages, the Oldest Distillery in Italy & the magical lagoon of Venice).

SAVE $200 off per person

enter the discount code: ITALY2023

“WE WANTED TO BE ITALIAN FOR A WEEK”

“This trip was exactly what we wanted and gave a glimpse into real Italian life.”

RACHEL RUVO

North Carolina, USA

“THE PERSONAL ATTENTION & SERVICE WAS AMAZING!”

“This is not like other tours.  On this personally led tour you’ll get amazing service and gain local insight into a part of Italy not really known by tourists”

SUSANA SANCHEZ

California, USA

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If you could connect with (and eat like!) the locals all while experiencing genuine Italian life –

without ever having to lift a finger

(or worrying about the lingo)

…would you give yourself that chance?

Or, would you keep on…

🚫 Feeling overwhelmed with planning your Italian vacation while worrying about the logistics & guessing if the activities you’ve planned are money well spent or even worth your time? 

🚫 Rolling up in a coach bus packed with 50 people on a whirlwind “Ultimate Italy” tour only to be exhausted from fighting through lines, and wasting your precious vacation days on a crowded bus?

🚫 Vacationing in a beautiful villa (think Under the Tuscan Sun) leaving you isolated and missing out on meeting the locals & actually experiencing genuine Italian life?

🚫 DIY planning your Italian vacation with TripAdvisor and scoring a deal on Groupon to save big bucks only to find out the activities mentioned were “just suggestions” and “not included in the price” ?

🚫 Purchasing a self-guided itinerary, hiring a private driver (white gloves top hat and all), just to realize your itinerary wasn’t put together by locals and those “hidden gems” mentioned are where every other single tour goes?

*Truth Time*

You’ve fallen into just another

tourist trap!

If you’re ready to have that “Wow! I can’t believe this is my life!” Italian moment as you mingle with the locals, indulge in award-winning wines, incredible cuisine, authentic places and exclusive experiences…

…then we’ve got

GOOD NEWS:

On this 7 day Venetian Epicurean Adventure

You’ll uncover the nuances of everyday Italian life 

Enjoy the best meal of your life moments

Sit, back & relax by unpacking once at a 4 -star historic boutique hotel just steps away top restaurants & charming cafes

And NEVER pull out your wallet for the “extras” not included in the price

You’ll experience the “Real Italy” just like these travelers before you….

“WE GOT TO SEE THE REAL ITALY!”

“The Italy that so many people who visit Italy multiple times, never get to experience in their lifetime.”

JENNIFER LEVESQUE

Mooresville, North Carolina, USA

“YOU’LL TAKE ALL THE GUESSWORK OUT OF PLANNING YOUR ITALIAN VACATION”

“Giovanni & Chantelle take care of where to go, what to see, where to eat: all while experiencing genuine everyday Italian lifestyle and cuisine.”

ANNETTE PETRO

San Jose, California, USA

“YOU WON’T HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE ON YOUR OWN.”

“The exceptional scenery, the out of the way amazing places, wineries and food, all worth the trip to Italy and you wouldn’t find them without Giovanni & Chantelle!”

LEE FARRINGTON

Melbourne, Australia

“THIS WAS AN AUTHENTIC ITALIAN EXPERIENCE”

“I wanted an authentic experience as a local in Italy. Giovanni & Chantelle absolutely exceeded my expectations!”

STEPHANY BRANHAM

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

But first, you need to know

I thought about you during my Big Fat Italian Wedding…


A small town girl from beautiful British Columbia, I knew there was so much more out there to discover and dreamed of traveling Europe. 

On my first trip, I did what most travellers do: big bus tour. Exhausted after returning home and feeling like I barely scratched the surface I knew there had to be a better way to travel.

Then I met Giovanni… 

Determined to find that elusive La Dolce Vita I packed my bags and returned to Italy for the third time. 

But now I had my trusty guide (my future Italian hubby & expert in Italian Food & Wine): Giovanni…

Evening strolls, scenic routes, traveling where the Italians live, digging into authentic Italian food, and discovering all the nuances of everyday Italian life.

This Was The

Italy Insider Difference…

An experience only achievable with a homegrown Italian with passion and expertise for everything Italy. When we finally got around to tying the knot, we wanted to share a slice of our untainted Italy with our bffs…

Which brings me back to my a-ha moment about you…every single guest had their Italy Insider moment.  The kind of experience you can only achieve with local insight and insider intel.

It was that day, walking down the aisle, saying our vows, devoting our love, and sharing our Italy with family and friends…

YOUR BACKSTAGE PASS TO ITALY WAS BORN

“I wanted an authentic experience as a local in Italy. Giovanni & Chantelle absolutely exceeded my expectations!”

Chantelle and Giovanni are a very insightful, educated, cultured husband-wife team.  From the moment they greeted me at the airport, I felt like a friend. A friend they looked out for and introduced to their local Italian friends who were also lovely, friendly… and local experts.

STEPHANY BRANHAM

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Here’s the thing…

 

You Only Need to Crave 4 Things to Claim This Exclusive Pass

LIVE LA DOLCE VITA FULL OUT 

Meet award-winning winemakers, cook with local chefs in the UNESCO Prosecco hills, cross the Rialto Bridge, and still get to toss that coin into the Trevi fountain? Or snap up the perfect photo in front of the Duomo in Milan? Hike in the Dolomites?

You don’t have to choose. 

Just 5 hours by train from Rome and less than 3 hours away from Milan you can tag on those bucket-list items before or after your trip with us.

ACCESS TO LOCAL EXPERTS

Giovanni’s passion for top quality Italian food and wine is your gateway to local guides, experts, award-winning winemakers, tour hosts (who also happen to be passionate foodies & sommeliers!) leading your entire trip…with a dash of multi-generational  grappa producers, and all-star local chefs.

We’ve personally tried, tasted and tested every single experience ensuring quality and authenticity.

Zero tourist traps, subpar service or food.

SMALL GROUP

Remember that whirlwind Contiki tour you took with 50 other guests? Not your jam anymore. You want to feel like you’re traveling among friends – not a participant on a high school field trip. 

From the moment we welcome you on tour to our final goodbyes, we’ll be there every step of the way…and limit your group to just 12 people. 

MAKE MEMORIES

 Instead of a whirlwind city-to-city, unpacking and packing every night trip where everything you see and do becomes a blur…

You want to create never forget moments with hand-picked highlights connecting you with the locals, fellow travellers,  incredible meals, and culture in the beautiful hidden territory of the Prosecco hills and the Veneto region.  

Join us for just 2 exclusive dates a year!

SAVE $200 off per person

enter the discount code: ITALY2023

“OTHER TOURISTS WILL NEVER HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE!”

“This was an experience that throngs of other tourists won’t have. A unique and nice way to see a different culture. And actually spending our last 24 hours in Rome punctuated that. Rome was cool, but we spent exactly the right amount of time there.

RACHEL RUVO

North Carolina, USA

“SINCE OUR GROUP WAS SMALL WE GAINED INSIGHT & ACTUALLY EXPERIENCED ITALY”

“A portion of Italy, we would have never had the luxury of experiencing if we had been traveling on our own.”

ANNETTE PETRO

San Jose, California, USA

SNEAK PEEK INTO YOUR 7-DAY VENETIAN EPICUREAN ADVENTURE

 

  • 6 nights 4-star Historic boutique accommodations in Castelfranco Veneto just steps away from shops, restaurants & all the amenities
  • Eat like an local with 6 breakfasts of local & zero-km products and 6 meals including coffee, dessert, and wine 
  • Sip & Savor the beauty of the Prosecco Hills with a Vineyard visit and Wine tasting experience at an award-winning winery
  • Taste Award-winning Grappa with a Visit to Italy’s Oldest Distillery followed by a  Grappa Tasting
  • Discover the secrets to making Award-winning Cheese with a Guided Tasting of  Artisan Cheese at  family-run organic cheese producer 
  • All private day trips and visits to some of the Borghi più belli d’Italia (Italy’s Most beautiful Villages) throughout Veneto’s UNESCO Prosecco Hills
  • Get to know the hidden gems of Venice with a visit to the Smallest Street & Oldest Bridge in Venice 
  • Privately guided walking tour of Castelfranco Veneto just for Italian On Tour guests
  • Visits to local artisans, including a glass blowing demonstration on the Island of Murano
  • All tips for drivers, restaurants and guides included
  • All entrance fees to monuments included.

PLUS THESE EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES…

  • Private Four Course Farm-to-Table Cooking Experience with a local chef in the heart of Veneto’s Prosecco Wine country followed by lunch – designed exclusively for our guests!

  • Get to know the real Venice with Full-Day Privately guided walking tour of Venice with a local expert – including a private boat ride to Murano – just for Italian On Tour guests 

  • Curated Private Day Trips throughout the Veneto region – designed just for The Italian On Tour guests!

And, don’t worry…we’ll pick you up…

  • Pick-up and transfer from Castelfranco Veneto’s Train Station with a private driver.
  • Return transfer to Castelfranco Veneto’s train station from your hotel with a private driver. 
  • Ground transportation in private vehicles/boats and a round-trip train ride from Castelfranco Veneto to Venice

*Not Included: flights, travel and trip cancellation insurance, items of personal nature, return transfer from Castelfranco Veneto’s Train to Venice or elsewhere, any items not mentioned in the itinerary.

YOUR 7-day italy ITINERARY

DAY 1: WELCOME TO VENETO

Benvenuti!  You’ll be welcomed to Bel Veneto by us – Giovanni and Chantelle! 

Flick your switch to vacation relaxation mode as you’re whisked away to your 4-star boutique historic hotel in the charming city of Castelfranco Veneto. You’ll be located just steps from fabulous shops, quaint cafes, top restaurants and artisan gelaterie, perfect for quenching your daily gelato craving.

Immediately you’ll sense the rhythm of La Dolce Vita. Unpack once, shake off your jet-lag with a doppio espresso macchiato (or two), and settle into your home for the week.

Tonight, gather around the dinner table and get to know your fellow travelers and new Italian bffs. 

Pop the bubbly! Cin, Cin with a glass of Prosecco, great conversation, and delicious eats at a favorite restaurant beloved by the locals.

Round out your first evening with a passeggiata (stroll) in the piazza or hit the sack to catch some Zzz’s before day 2 begins. Buonanotte!

Meals: Multi-course Welcome Dinner 

Pick-up point: Castelfranco Veneto’s Train Station (just 1 hour by train from Venice. Trains leave approximately every hour). Pick-up is available from 2pm – 5pm from Castelfranco Veneto’s Train Station.

DAY 2: MAGICAL MEDIEVAL WALLED CITIES OF VENETO

Buongiorno! Welcome to your first morning in The Italian On Tour bubble.

Everyday begins with breakfast in your charming boutique 4-star hotel (want extra space? Up-level your stay starting at just $297 per room).

You’ll always be met at your hotel before embarking on your adventure of the day.

In the morning, connect with a local history expert for your privately guided walking tour of Castelfranco Venetoexclusively arranged just for The Italian On Tour guests. 

Energized from your morning espresso, you’ll explore this stunning medieval walled city & get to know your home base for the week.

Worked up an appetite? Next up is lunch at One of Italy’s Top Slow Food Restaurants in the Veneto region.  

Dedicated to authentic cuisine, this Osteria has been owned & operated by the same family since 1904! 

Sink your teeth into zero-km, local dishes garnering the SlowFood Stamp of approval, including the famous Bigoli pasta (Veneto’s answer to Tuscany’s Pici)

After lunch, check out the City of Marostica’s piazza known for its life-size Chess Board!

Next-up, ready yourself for a visit to the Oldest Distillery in Italy!

Your trip to Veneto wouldn’t be complete without a visit to an award-winning Grappa producer. 

Located in the same spot for over 240 years, you’ll enjoy a Grappa tasting after crossing the “other” Ponte Vecchio of Bassano del Grappa.

Post-grappa tasting return to your hotel. Your evening is free to soak up the beauty of the piazza and have dinner on your own (for restaurant recos consult your exclusive The Italian On Tour Dining Guide inside the Vacation Vault).

 

Meals: Breakfast, Slow Food Lunch, Grappa Tasting

Activity: In the morning 3 hours urban walking on mostly flat terrain. Afternoon sightseeing & Grappa tasting at the Oldest distillery in Italy.  Some inclined walking is required to reach the Oldest distillery in Italy.

 

DAY 3: VENICE LIKE A LOCAL

All aboard! Reach the magical lagoon of Venice via a 1 hour train ride across the Italian countryside for a full-day of exploring the hidden gems inside one of Italy’s most iconic & magical cities.

Meet up with your local guide to enjoy a privately guided full-day walking tour of Venice – just for The Italian On Tour guests – to connect with the real Venetians & explore Venice off the main tourist path.

Completing a morning exploring Venice by foot, you’ve worked up an appetite!

It’s time to pull up a chair, sit back and settle in for a delicious lunch of traditional Venetian specialities to recharge your batteries for an afternoon of guided sightseeing & artisan visits.

Take a private boat ride to the Island of Murano to capture the colorful seaside homes & to enjoy  an artisan glass-blowing demonstration.

After a rewarding day of visiting the one & only Venice, take a relaxing train ride back to your hotel in the early evening.

Your evening is free, grab an ombra (a glass of Prosecco) and dig into another plate of cicchetti as you celebrate an evening of “dolce far niente”.

Meals: Breakfast, Eat like a local with a Lunch of traditional Venetian Specialities

Activity: A full day exploring the lagoon of Venice by foot, including an artisan glass blowing demonstration & a boat ride to the Island of Murano.  

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

DAY 4: CHEESE LOVER'S DAY IN THE PROSECCO HILLS

Take a bite out of the sweet life and ready yourself for a day filled with gourmet goodness by saying Buongiorno (Good day) to the Pearl of Veneto, Conegliano: Home to the First Wine School in Europe!

Stop for a visit at a Historic multi-generational cheesemaker to enjoy a guided cheese taste of organic award-winning cheese produced using the same artisanal methods for over 100 years!

After wetting your appetite with a tasting award-winning cheeses, you’ll visit a 400 year old mill, before escaping to the heart of the Cartizze to dine for lunch at a family-run restaurant in the Prosecco Hills.

Set overlooking the historic Borgo of Cison di Valmarino, One of Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages, you’ll take in spectacular views as you eat like a local enjoying authentic traditional dishes & specialities.

Post-Pranzo (lunch) revel in the beauty of Veneto’s countryside as you take the scenic route back through the UNESCO Prosecco hills & stop at historic sites along the Prosecco wine trail before returning to your hotel.

The rest of your evening is free.

Now that you’re feeling full-on Italiana head out to the piazza for the local ritual of a post-gelato passeggiata (stroll).

 

Meals: Breakfast, Organic Award-winning Cheese taste, Lunch overlooking the Prosecco Hills

Activity: Morning Visit to a multi-generational award-winning cheese producer. Lunch in the Prosecco Hills. Afternoon sightseeing of the historic sites & some of Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages located along the Prosecco wine trail.

DAY 5: VILLAGES & VINEYARDS

Wake up and ease into your day with a creamy cappuccino before heading to a late 18th century estate set in the backdrop of the Prosecco hills.  Once the royal residence for the King of Italy, this 10 hectare paradise is now home to award-winning winemakers.

Soak up the scenery of century old oaks, olive trees, and vineyards while sipping Prosecco and learning about how they cultivate “Glera” grapes in full respect of the land.

After a morning of Wine tasting & savoring the Prosecco hills, we’ll drive to Asolo, One of Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages.

Step inside the historic center to eat lunch at a favorite of the locals, not just for the food but for the incredible views!

Unique in the region of Veneto, this restaurant maintains traditional cooking methods with a kitchen powered by only wood-fueled ovens & stoves. Resulting in dishes that are truly an authentic representation of the local cuisine.

Post-pranzo (after lunch) enjoy an afternoon filled with spectacular photo ops to capture a famous 16th century Venetian Villa and unbeatable views of wine country that are perfect for sharing with your friends & family back home.

Return to your hotel in the late afternoon/early evening for some shopping at the local boutiques or chilling in the piazza. 

Optionally, enjoy the art of Apericena (think Italian-style tapas) at one of Castelfranco Veneto’s hip cafes just minutes from your hotel.  

Meals: Breakfast, Wine Taste, Lunch inside One of Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages in the Asolano Prosecco Hills

Activity: A morning Vineyard visit & Wine taste, Lunch followed by afternoon sightseeing & a photo stop.  

Comfortable walking shoes recommended as there are steep inclines to reach the restaurant in the center of Asolo.  Besides the walk up the hill to reach Asolo the rest of the day is mainly flat easy terrain.

DAY 6: Cook Cucina Italiana (Italian Cooking) with a local chef

Enjoy a doppio espresso morning to get ready for a fun day of cooking with a local chef, and his lovely wife at their home in the heart of the Prosecco hills.

Ready yourself to discover the secrets to Italian cooking with an exclusively curated cooking experience – just for The Italian On Tour guests. You’ll get to taste the best of the local cuisine with your private cooking class that varies with the season & includes learning how to make 4 different courses.

Your menu may include anything from learning how to make the local appetizers to pasta all’uovo, traditional meat or fish dishes and famous desserts (did someone mention Tiramisu?).

After cooking up a storm, take your Four Course lunch out on the terrace overlooking rows of vineyards as you dive into the fruits of your labor and wash it down with a good glass of the local Prosecco DOCG (or two).

Feeling satisfied from a lovely day cooking with a talented chef, you’ll take the scenic route back to your hotel, allowing you to soak up the stunning views along UNESCO Prosecco wine route.

Tonight is your last evening on tour and you’re already thinking about how you can travel with us again!  

Soak it up by relaxing, enjoying a passeggiata in the Piazza & savoring one more plate of Bigoli before tucking in for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, 4 course Farm-to-table Lunch at a family-run Agriturismo set in the Italy’s UNESCO Prosecco Hills (please note that menu varies with the season to offer you the freshest and most flavorful local dishes)

Activity: 2-3 hours standing on your feet in the morning while you prepare a meal with a local chef (can’t stand the whole time, no worries, pull up a chair and relax, this is your vacation after all!)

DAY 7: ARRIVEDERCI!
It’s check out day…

You feel elated and invigorated after your trip with us! Filled with gratitude, you’re having this was the “best trip ever” moment. 

Should you wish to stay longer in Castelfranco Veneto or explore Milan, Rome, Florence or travel to Croatia, we’ll be happy to offer you local insider advice on how to get to your next destination. 

You’ll be driven to Castelfranco Veneto’s train station to connect to the next leg of your trip. 

Bid farewell, with a hug and a kiss on each cheek (because after your trip with us you’ll be feeling like an Italian now).  

Until next time “Arrivederci”! Buon viaggio!”

Meals: Breakfast

Drop-off: Castelfranco Veneto’s train station. Drop-off available between 9am to 11 am

“Best trip ever! The itinerary was spot on.”

“Enough free time, interesting towns, great food and wine. Don’t just consider this tour – it is a must.”

RACHEL STENDER

Bethseda, Washtington, DC, USA

DON’T FORGET Your Trip Perks

PERSONALIZED SERVICE

Get the details on catching your flight home or connecting to the next leg of your Italian adventure. We’ll get your flight and connecting destination info to give you personalized trip planning advice.

ARTISAN SHOPPING TIPS

From Artisan made Masks to discovering the art of making Murano glass, we’ll take you to the best local spots to get unique gifts to bring back home.

Psst…more food & wine lover than artisan addict?

 We’ll take you to a multi-generational cheese producer, an award-winning grappa distillery  & top wine maker where you can taste, try & purchase your favorites to take back home.

INSIDER RECOMMENDATIONS

Whether you want to spend the evening sipping aperol spritz in the piazza or hit-up the local art scene, you’ll get our local expert advice for where to eat, what to see, and what’s happening in town.  

“When I lost my luggage, Giovanni took his personal time to help me sort things out”

“This showed me that Giovanni & Chantelle really care about their clients. They really went above and beyond the scope of the tour.

RACHELLE HYNES

Squamish, BC, Canada

“Loved the personal shopping tips!”

“…and all the food recommendations. Giovanni and Chantelle helped us with buying cheese so we could

bring some of the experience back with us. “

ANNA PESTI

Brisbane, Australia

PLUS…A LIFETIME PASS TO THE VACATION  VAULT

✔Packing lists & tips

✔What you need to know guides

✔Restaurant Recos & a local event listing – so you can make the most of your free time on tour!

✔Shopping recommendations

✔Allergy dining out cards for those who are gluten-free (separate cards for celiacs and gluten intolerant)

“Giovanni and Chantelle have relationships with the people…every experience is very genuine!”

This is relaxed touring with a personalised touch where you meet the winemakers or producers…It goes beyond herding people in the hopes they’ll buy merchandise. “

BELINDA REILLY

Brisbane, Australia

Ready to SIP aperol spritz in the piazza?

starting at 

$3,997 USD per person

Grab your spot for just $549 down

 (pop open the prosecco & get excited for your trip)

SAVE $200 off per person

enter the discount code: ITALY2023

“They should charge more!”

Their prices are unbelievably fair. If you’re hesitant about their pricing then I would say don’t go to Italy…”

RACHEL RUVO

North Carolina, USA

THE 10 QUESTIONS YOU WANT ANSWERED

(and the ones we get asked alot)

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1. Who will I be traveling with?

Giovanni –  Your Exclusive The Italian On Tour host & Italian  Food & Wine expert – Chantelle, and your fellow Italian adventurers. Most of our guests range in age from their 30s to being in their 70s. When you’re on tour with us, age is just a number because everyone is here to sit back, relax, and experience Italy like a local all while enjoying Italy’s amazing culinary and cultural delights.

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“Giovanni & Chantelle are the perfect balance of tour guides & friends.”

“You can really feel the love and care they put into their business and getting to know them was a definite value add.”

Rachel Ruvo

North Carolina, USA

“I’VE BEEN TO ITALY MULTIPLE TIMES & NO OTHER EXPERIENCE COMPARES.”

“With Giovanni & Chantelle’s local knowledge we were able to experience food and restaurants we would’ve never discovered on our own.”

KELLY SERVINSKI

Squamish, BC, Canada

2. I’ve already been to Italy...is this the right trip for me?

Yes, because this means you already love Italy and you’ve probably already traveled to all of Italy’s major tourist sites, but are dying to experience Italy like a local. When you travel with us you’ll experience a new culture among locals who become friends (and know Italy like the back of their hand!). Your trip will be the perfect balance of vacationing and relaxing so you can indulge in La Dolce Vita.

“You’ll want to go back & experience their Italy, again and again!”

MINETHA BROWN

Toronto, Canada

“THE ITALIAN ON TOUR SURPASSED OUR EXPECTATIONS!”

As seasoned travelers, we have high expectations. It’s hard to imagine any other place in Italy that better exemplifies the charms of the country that make it a magnet for travellers. It’s even harder to imagine more engaging, charming and thoughtful guides than Chantelle and Giovanni.

MICHAEL ZACKS

Toronto, Canada

3. How about if it’s my first time to Italy - don’t I need to go to the Vatican?

Just 5 hours from Rome and a train ride away to Verona, Venice & Milan, you can tag on a trip to these bucket-list items before or after your trip with us.

While you’re with us, forget worrying about the language, logistics, or having a bad meal – you’ll travel stress-free knowing we’ve taken the guesswork out of planning your trip. 

4. HELP! I REALLY WANT TO BOOK THIS TOUR, BUT NO DATES ARE AVAILABLE WHEN I CAN TRAVEL. CAN I CUSTOMIZE MY DATES?

This itinerary has been crafted to ensure you’ll escape the crows & enjoy the best of Veneto’s hidden gems.  To offer you the best experience possible this trip has limited to just 2 dates. 

Looking to visit in November? Check out the Italian Truffle Adventure!

November off the books? Check out Italy’s Epicurean Journey or Italy Undiscovered which are available from late Spring to Fall.

“It was the best trip ever. The tour of a lifetime!”

We had taken other tours around the world, but this was our first time to Italy. I was a little skeptical at first, not knowing the region of Le Marche, but to my amazement it turned out to be the best tour we have ever done!  If you’re planning on going to Italy choose The Italian On Tour.  After your trip with Giovanni and Chantelle

you’ll want to go back to experience their Italy again and again!

MINITHA BROWN

Toronto, Canada

Our accommodation was perfect in quality and location. The hotel staff were very obliging and nothing was too much trouble for them.

LEE FARRINGTON

Melbourne, Australia

5. Where will I be staying?

 Your home base is the Magical Medieval Walled City of Castelfranco Veneto.

Locally owned and operated boutique 4-star hotel where you can enjoy staying inside a historic Palazzo.

You’ll be walking distance to boutique shops, pizzerias, your perfect scoop of gelato, and streets lined with cafes that have something perfect for everyone’s taste buds.

The hotel was perfect! Clean, friendly staff, great food and my room was very comfortable with lots of space for luggage.”

RACHELLE HYNES

Squamish, BC, Canada

6. I’m not a “tour person” (I usually plan my own trips). Is this right for me?

Great! Our guests travel with us because they’re looking for an authentic experience, something that they simply cannot pull-off on their own.

Think of this as the kind of trip planned by your local Italian BFFs who just happen to be Italian food & wine experts. 

“It was a nice balance between feeling like we were vacationing and relaxing but also getting the history and learning about the local culture.” 

RACHEL RUVO

North Carolina, USA

7. Help! I can’t eat gluten?

Your backstage pass to Italy isn’t off limits because you have to dine gluten-free.  Although the Venetian Epicurean is not available gluten-free you can still get a behind-the-scenes look at genuine everyday G-Free Italian lifestyle – at no extra cost to you – when you join any of tours that can accommodate gluten-free travellers.

Click here to discover how you can travel gluten-free.

8. WHICH AIRPORT DO I FLY INTO?

You’ll be picked up from Castelfranco Veneto’s train station. We recommend flying into Venice or Treviso’s Airport. Castelfranco Veneto is just 1 hour by train from Venice. Flying into another airport in Italy? The Italian On Tour Travel Concierge will personally help you plan the best way to meet up with your tour.

9. HOW DO I MEET UP WITH MY TOUR?

Forget the headache of organizing a transfer you’ll meet us at Castelfranco Veneto’s Train station (which is a hour train ride from Venice), hop in your private air conditioned vehicle, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride knowing you’ll be taken care of.

10. I’m traveling on my own, will I be charged a single supplement?

Heck no! You’ll be paired up with another solo traveller.*

Don’t want to share a room? No problem! You can have the privacy of your own room for just $797.

*Please note if there is not another solo traveller to pair you up with a single supplement will be applied to your booking.

“It was my first time traveling solo and Giovanni & Chantelle made me feel comfortable and very welcome”

“As a solo traveller I felt very safe!”

BELINDA REILLY

Brisbane, Australia

You answered my questions.

Italy here I come!

starting at 

$3,997 USD per person

Grab your spot for just $549 down

 (pop open the prosecco & get excited for your trip)

SAVE $200 off per person

enter the discount code: ITALY2023

“It's an experience of a lifetime that is worth every dime!”

"An immersive experience of Italian Culture, Food & Wine. The best part is that while on tour it feels like you're traveling with good friends."

ANGELICA ESTRADA

Santa Clara, California, USA

We Get It...Life Happens Guarantee

IF, FOR ANY REASON, YOU CAN’T TRAVEL WITH US, GET YOUR MONEY BACK. 

(minus the $549 non-refundable deposit)

Take advantage of this guarantee anytime between the day you book your trip and 120 days before your tour departs.  

Plus your spot is fully-transferable up to 30 days before your tour departs – just in case you wanna score brownie points with your bff.

Can’t make it on your original departure date?  No problem! 

You get one complimentary trip switch that you can use to switch your trip to any of the 2023 dates available for your original itinerary up to 60 days before your tour departs.*

[*Trip switches are subject to availability. For any other cancellations or rescheduling outside the above policy please refer to the terms and conditions for a complete breakdown.]

“Giovanni & Chantelle are the perfect guides to translate the Italian experience”

“Traveling like a local is not straight-forward. This type of experience requires someone on the inside who can guide you – and that’s where The Italian On Tour steps in.”

To get the most out of this Venetian adventure, you should…

Be ready for insider knowledge — you already know the best way to experience a new culture is among locals who become friends (and know Italy like the back of their hand!)

Want to take the guesswork out of planning your trip. Sit back and relax knowing we’ve taken care of it.  

Love Italian food, organic cheeses, sipping award-winning wines, enjoy walking, picturesque countryside, iconic and off-the-beaten-path places where you can immerse yourself in the local culture – you want a ticket to being Italian for a week.  

…and never want to stress about all the logistics, having a bad meal, or worry about speaking the local lingo.  

This means, you shouldn’t pop the prosecco if…

The flow of Italian lifestyle – dinner at 8pm, shops close for siesta-leisurely meals, and a full glass of vino – isn’t your jam. 

Exploring picturesque villages & vineyards doesn’t feel fun. We visit Venice & hill-top villages — exploring them means we’ve arranged some private walking tours to give you insight into the history and local culture.

(Please refer to each individual day in the itinerary for an approximation of the activity level.)

Boutique historic 4-star accommodations with focus on location to amenities, relaxation, character and pure Italian charm isn’t where you want to stay. You’re looking for huge rooms, a swimming pool & accommodations located far outside the city center. (Need extra space? Don’t worry! Upgrades are available starting at just $309 per room)

“You’re not shuffled in and out of a bus. There are no lines to cue up in. Chantelle & Giovanni take all the guesswork out of planning your Italian vacation.”

 

“They take care of where to go, what to see, where to eat: all while experiencing genuine everyday Italian lifestyle and cuisine.  The authentic Italian food was AMAZING! And best of all we had two locals to enlighten each day with their knowledge and experiences.”

ANNE PETRO

San Jose, California, USA

Still Reading?

Then You Should Know This…

 

Plenty of people will DIY it and book that too-good-to-be-true big bus tour because they think they’ve gotta squeeze all of Italy’s famous spots into one trip or that they’ve scored a deal of a lifetime.

And here’s what will happen…

They’ll wind up being just another tourist on a big bus tour with 50 other people or stranded in the Italian countryside without a clue of where to go, what to see, who to meet, and what to eat.

…leaving you on the sidelines, missing out on experiencing the real Italy. 

But that isn’t going to be you…

You want more time relaxing than spending countless hours planning and stressing about all the details

You want to forget about getting from point A to B, and relax knowing you’ll be taken care of

You want to enjoy sipping Prosecco under the Italian sun, digging into that second plate of pasta all’uovo made with Nonna’s love, and treating yourself with a second scoop of gelato because you’re in Italy and everyday is a celebration. 

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