Italy consistently ranks among the top destinations that travelers want to visit year after year. If you have already been, there is a pretty good chance that you will want to return. But you don’t want to see the same old thing, you want to experience Italy in a new way.
Enter Perillo Tours, experts in travel to Italy and one of the top providers of tours to the country. Perillo has been operating tours to Italy for U.S. visitors since 1945 and, after three generations, they are still a family-operated business.
Perillo has launched a number of new programs for the new year to give travelers a fresh, unique travel experience within Italy, whether you are heading to the north of the country, to Rome or want to have an in-depth experience in Vatican City.
Perillo’s Wonders of Northern Italy is an 11-day tour that visits the country’s northern gems of, including Turin, Bologna, Parma, Venice, La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Rapallo, Portofino, Stresa, Lugano and Lake Como. The tour includes a number of special experiences for guests such as seeing how parmigiano cheese and Parma ham is produced in the city of Parma (tastings included!), an excursion to Lugano to explore the Italian section of Switzerland and a boat ride around Lake Como, which is widely known as one of the most beautiful lakes in the country.
Prices for the tour begin at $2,650 per person, based on double occupancy, and departures begin on Mar 30 and run through Oct 26, 2016.
This 10-day tour highlights two of Perillo's favorite places in Italy: Rome and Tuscany, including Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti. Guests will experience a number of special activities such as a guided tour of Vatican City with a local guide; an excursion to the charming town of Siena and its UNESCO-designated historical center – this includes the Piazza del Campo where the famous Palio di Siena horse race is held each year; and a visit to the award-winning Tuscan winery Tenuta Torciano.
Prices begin at $2,495 per person, based on double occupancy. Departures begin on Feb. 15 and run through Nov. 14, 2016.
This eight-day tour is a special experience in 2016 for those who are interested in religious travel especially. The journey focuses on visiting Rome and Vatican City where the city is celebrating Pope Francis I's designation of 2016 as a special "Holy Year of Mercy." During the trip, guests will have a number of special experiences that include a visit to the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, built over the burial place of St. Paul, the Roman catacombs, semi-private tours of St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Papal gardens, as well as the chance to be part of a Papal Audience, when there is availability.
Prices begin at $1,995 per person, based on double occupancy. There are departures beginning on Mar 18 through Oct. 21, 2016.
Perillo also offers a number of other tours to Italy, including a nine-day Rome and the Amalfi Coast itinerary, a 10-day Vesuvius Tour, a 10-day Marco Polo Tour, and the 14-day North Classic 2016 journey. While specializing in Italy, they also offer tours to a variety of other destinations such as Hawaii, Costa Rica and Greece as well as Learning Journeys around the globe.