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CULINARY & WALKING TOURS in ITALY

CALENDAR 2018-2019

Join one of our small group departures, or book that private family get together that you've thought about for so long.

Don't see the dates you want?  E-mail us, as we often add tours during the season.

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          Tour Dates and Prices

Our prices are guaranteed in US dollars.  Once you book your tour, the price is guaranteed so you are protected from exchange rate fluctuations.

 

 

2018 - 2019   Tour  Calendar

E-mail us if you are interested in a private tour: info@italian-connection.com

Accommodation Key:

  • Signature: Boutique hotels and luxurious country inns
  • EssentialWelcoming family-run inns and farms
  • Blend: A combination of Signature and Caper lodgings

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2018

Sept 2-7: Southern Tuscany & Umbria: NEW! $4980. Exquisite hilltowns, sweeping views, and delightful quiet pathways greet the traveler on this walking tour in southern Tuscany and Umbria, with a guided visit to Assisi and lodgings in luxurious boutique hotels. Enjoy top wines & genuine cuisine.  Email-us for details: info@italian-connection.com

Sept 16-21: Amalfi & Capri Adventure NEW! $3180   Walk on rugged paths high above the coast with spectacular views, and descend through lush lemon groves to the bustling town of Amalfi.  Take a ferry to the beautiful island of Capri, where we stay 2 nights in a family-run inn, and explore the island on foot.  Enjoy sumptuous farm-to-table meals and heady local wine. Email us for details: info@ italian-connection.com Essential

Oct 18-24: Puglia Walk $4880. Explore delightful white-washed towns, follow a trail lined with wild cyclamens, walk by the turquoise sea, shape orecchiette pasta, explore the fascinating "sassi" of Matera, dine divinely, meet our passionate local friends on the trail and at the lunch table, hang out at the fish market or cool art studios. Signature

Oct 26-Nov 2: Savoring Sicily Culinary Tour $4980 Connect to Sicily through its amazing food and enjoy hands-on cooking lessons and visits to artisan producers. Taste olive oil the moment it is pressed, shape warm curds into soft cheese, and visit lovely towns as we travel east to west across the island. This unique tour includes a meal in our home and introductions to our Sicilian friends for an amazing insider experience. Signature

2019 TOUR CALENDAR

Jan 14-22: Cuba Experience - Music, Dance, Nature, and Cultural Encounters. $3680. It’s easy and legal to go to Cuba in a small group, so join us as we introduce you to our Cuban friends and immerse you in Cuban culture. Maximum 11 participants on this small group tour of Cuba. Essential See the itinerary on our blog post or E-mail us for details:  info@italian-connection.com

Feb 18-26: Sicily Grand Tour $4690. A comprehensive tour of Sicily’s amazing archeological sites at a relaxed pace, interspersed with great meals and encounters with our Sicilian friends. Join us during the gorgeous season of almond blossoms and bright early wildflowers, and enjoy splendid sites without the crowds. Signature

March 15-21: Walking & Cooking in Eastern Sicily - Special Departure, San Giuseppe Festival $4290. Explore the idyllic countryside in Eastern Sicily on foot, and participate in the exciting activities during the Festival of San Giuseppe. Bid on a wild variety of edible items during the San Giuseppe food auction, including fanciful breads, huge hunks of cheese, wild asparagus, and the occasional live chicken. Visit a selection of private homes with astonishing displays of homemade sweets in honor of the saint, and admire the Baroque architecture in Ragusa, and Greek ruins in Syracuse. An exciting and fun introduction to Sicily, from the folks who live there! Signature

April 8-15: Splendors of Sicily Walking Tour $5270. Travel around the island enjoying beautiful varied walks, archeological sites, fascinating towns, and great food and wine, while staying in Sicily's finest hotels. Enjoy dinner in a 2-star Michelin restaurant and meet the Chef. This award-winning tour was featured in National Geographic Traveler as one of "50 Tours of a Lifetime." This is during the stunning wildflower season, too! Our most popular tour, so sign-up soon. Signature

April 15-20: Western Sicily & Egadi Islands walking tour $3970. Explore the little-known Egadi Islands with stunning sea views, explore fascinating archeological sites from ancient Greece, enjoy a wine-paired dinner with an acclaimed chef, and revel in the fabulous wildflowers on this unique spring trip. Signature

May 12-19: Aeolian Islands Walking Tour $4880. The Aeolian Islands off the northeast coast of Sicily offer a wonderful variety of walks, and each island has its own personality. Drift past bright hibiscus flowers and a tangle of caper plants on the greenest island of Salina, or watch the natural fireworks spurting from the Stromboli volcano, and hike to a prehistoric site on the tiny island of Filicudi. Blend

May 24-29: Umbria Hilltowns $4980. Charming villages, spectacular wildflowers, and undiscovered territory greet the traveler on this walking tour in Umbria, with a guided visit to Assisi and luxurious boutique hotels. Enjoy prestigious wines & walks to lofty hilltowns. Signature

June 2-7: Amalfi & Capri Adventure $3280 Walk on rugged paths high above the coast with spectacular views, and descend through lush lemon groves to the bustling town of Amalfi. Take a ferry to the beautiful island of Capri, where we stay 2 nights in a family-run inn, and explore the island on foot. Enjoy sumptuous farm-to-table meals and heady local wine. Essential Email us for details: info@ italian-connection.com

July 10-16: Wildflowers in the Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour $4980. Enjoy alpine splendor and rustic mountaintop lunches during the spectacular wildflower season, while walking in 3 different valleys. Stay at the Rosalpina, the Dolomite's finest hotel, and dine at one of Italy’s only Michelin 3-star restaurants. Signature

July 16-20: Cortina Dolomites Hike. Splendid walks with spectacular scenery and gourmet meals await the fit walker on this luxurious hiking and walking tour in the Dolomites. Unpack once in stylish Cortina. 4-star hotel $4280. 5-star hotel w/spa $4780. Signature

Sept 16-22: Puglia Walk $4880. Explore delightful white-washed towns, follow a trail lined with wild cyclamens, walk by the turquoise sea, shape orecchiette pasta, explore the fascinating "sassi" of Matera, sleep in a trullo, dine divinely, meet our passionate local friends on the trail and at the lunch table, hang out at the fish market or cool art studios. Signature

Oct 1-7: Italian-Swiss Lakes – NEW! Enjoy the romantic scenery and lovely small towns on Lake Como, than travel through a rural landscape to lake Lugano, for a taste of Italian-Swiss hospitality. Signature Email us for further details on this new tour: info@italian-connection.com

Oct 14-21: Splendors of Sicily Walking Tour $5270. Travel around the island enjoying beautiful varied walks, archeological sites, fascinating towns, and great food and wine, while staying in Sicily's nicest boutique hotels. Enjoy dinner in a 2-star Michelin restaurant and meet Chef Ciccio Sultano. This award-winning tour was featured in National Geographic Traveler as one of "50 Tours of a Lifetime ," and is packed with insider experiences and a festive lunch in our home. One of our most popular tours! Signature

Oct 26-Nov 2: Savoring Sicily Culinary Tour $4980 Connect to Sicily through its amazing food and enjoy hands-on cooking lessons and visits to artisan producers. Taste olive oil the moment it is pressed, shape warm curds into soft cheese, and visit lovely towns as we travel east to west across the island. This unique tour includes a meal in our home and introductions to our Sicilian friends for an amazing insider experience. Signature

Don't see the dates you want? We often add tours during the course of the year, so email us with your preferred dates and trip and we'll see what we can do!

info@italian-connection.com

Unique walking holidays and tours that create long-lasting memories of active vacations in Italy, the Mediterranean, and beyond, since 1993. Small group tours of Cuba, luxury adventure tour in Costa Rica, Sicily to Istanbul cultural tour, Savoring Sicily Culinary tour.  Walking tours in Sicily, Hiking in the Dolomites, Tuscany and Umbria walking tours with luxurious boutique hotels, adventure walking tour to Amalfi coast & Capri.

E-mail us to book your perfect private tour in Italy or join one of our friendly small groups.

info@italian-connection.com

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