Immersion Journeys in Italy, France and Spain

Custom Travel Planning

Use our 20+ years of experience traveling and living in Italy and France to help you design your own personal travel adventure.

We listen to your dreams and find out what you really want to experience in Italy or France.

Then we craft a trip that is tailored just for you.

At the end of the process, you will receive a package that will include:

  • A detailed day-by-day itinerary
  • Your lodging (hotel, villa, apartment or farm house/agriturismo rentals)
  • Activities such as privately guided tours, cooking lessons, wine tastings, bike rides, castle tours, museum visits with pre-reserved entrance times (no waiting in line to see Michelangelo's David!).
  • Recommendations for wonderful little out of the way family-run restaurants and for restaurants that are worth the splurge.
  • Unique and magical places and people you would never find on your own

See the trip we planned for the Lovotti family through the eyes of Mr. Joe Lovotti – an amazing photographer!

Just wanted to let you know how very happy we were with the whole experience. This was our first time with a guided vacation and we will never go back!

We saw the awesome value in the private tours. All the guides were just Great. They were sooo qualified and were incredibly enthusiastic. The Palio trial race was a fantastic highlight.

The overwhelming winner of Wine Tastings was the one on the Amalfi Coast. Everyone we met was an owner or a family member. They were cooking food for us.

They were so sincere and proud of their winery. The setting was intimate and beautiful. And of course, the wine, olive oil and Grappa were great. I toasted our safe arrival home with their Grappa!  Our favorite spot was Anacapri, although Tuscany was amazing as well.  Every Transfer was on time, professional and friendly.  Love the Travel App.   All hotels were perfect for us with great staff. I really hope to get back to some of them in the future.  We’re already thinking about France for next fall!

Joe and Suzie Lovotti

Bring your family and friends to Italy and France and spend a day:

Going to special places not open to the public

Hanging out with friends in the vineyard


Biking the Tuscan Hills

Hanging out with your private wine guide

Cooking with the pros

Dancing to your private band

Driving a Cinquecento Or a FERRARI!

We’ll wrap these special days into an amazing immersion journey created just for you!


Travel Clubs and Groups of Friends

We have groups who return to us year after year to plan their Italy and France trips. They depend on us to understand the dynamics of their group and to match them with the perfect trip plan.

Walk and Talk with Tom and Leslie

Tom and Leslie Carter and their friends are about to take their ninth yearly trip with Tuscany Tours.

They have been to Tuscany (three times!), the Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Provence, Northern Italy and the Loir Valley and Normandy!

This interview, held in 2014 will tell you why!

Look at all the fun they had...

Travelers Celebrating Milestones

Gloria’s Birthday Extravaganza

Dear All,

Our family all got back last night from an amazing week+,  thanks to all of you.  The hotel the first night, activities, guides, sights, food, restaurants, bus drivers (in short, everything) could not have been better.  And the arrangements all occurred seamlessly - everyone you had arranged were where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be there.  If there was any confusion, we never knew it!

The bus driver was not only a wonderful driver on those twisty mountain roads, but a really nice person who went out of his way to be sure we had a good time.  Fede was a terrific guide who also kept an eye out for the 11-14 year old boys and kept them amused when needed. Fortunately, that wasn't often.  Also, for the arranged meals, vegetarians were accommodated well.

Aside from the mind blowing scenery, the weather was perfect, day after day.  We had a little rain one day that I barely remember. The bike ride was fun - beautiful day, great scenery and all downhill.  Bill was an excellent facilitator.

Thank you also for the candy and prosecco, both appreciated and delicious.   Also, we loved the villa, which was enormous and amazing. If you have any questions or want to use me as a reference, don't hesitate to call.

Warm regards,

Pranav’s 40th

When we were asked to help plan a 40th birthday week for Pranav, we had no idea how amazing the week would be.

Take the generosity and creativity of his family and their affection for each other and mix in the Tuscany Tours Team and the week was magic.

Thank you for a truly amazing trip!! I think we all have withdrawal symptoms!!

Pam and Karen and the entire Tuscany tours team arranged an amazing trip for us in Tuscany. They planned things to the smallest details which ensured that we as a family enjoyed the trip.

I would strongly recommend Tuscany tours due to the dedication, passion and commitment of each of their team members.


The Nunan Family

Chuck and Chris Nunan traveled with Tuscany Tours on a number of public tours. As we had become big fans of theirs, we were thrilled when they asked us to plan a trip for their family.

We had the most amazing time in Italy! Without Pam’s top notch team of tour guides, restaurant stops and first-class accommodations, we simply would not have had the same experience. We were completely immersed into Italian culture, and actually felt like a local in another country! We cannot recommend Tuscany Tours highly enough! When we go back to Italy, they will be the first people we call. Rosie Nunan

When, we travel with Tuscany tours, they make is seamless. Great attention to details. Chuck Nunan

We were blown away by the attention to detail. We can honestly say everyday was a gift just waiting to be opened. Kim Williams

It was a wine lovers DREAM! We felt like family everywhere we went & we won’t travel with anyone else but Tuscany Tours to Italy. Nan Lovell Nunan


Carolyn and Mike also started out on our public tours and then wanted us to plan some private trips. Caroline’s thank-you is one of our favorites ever.

I wanted to write, and thank you for planning our wonderful trip to Paris and Provence.

As usual, Shauna did an amazing job! Our time in Paris was wonderful and we loved our guide. She was so friendly and very knowledgeable. If I lived there, I would like to be her friend. I will never forget our little apartment you found for us in Eze (a place, by the way, I had never heard of) having our breakfast laid out for us by the owner on the main floor every morning, while we slept on the second floor, was priceless. After eating, we would ascend to the third-floor roof top deck, to look out over the Mediterranean, and at night watch the stars and fireworks.

I will always be indebted to my husband, Michael, you and Sam, for the amazing introduction to foreign travel you have given me. Your Best of Tuscany Tour opened my eyes to a vast world.

The trip you planned for us to Rome, Amalfi Coast, and the apartment in your incredible village will always be the Gold Standard for all other trips! I have so many amazing memories because of you and your team.

Thank you for showing me the world, in so many ways!

Warmest Regards Always,



Use our 20+ years of experience traveling and living in Italy and France
to help you design your own personal travel adventure!

We connect you to:


The ambassadors and door-opening-locals you must meet! Our guides engage you. They are not lecturers but "connectors” whose knowledge of their subject is deep and who connect you to the stories of history and the places you are visiting. They can also tell you where the best gelato is!


Cooking Schools, small family winery visits, truffle hunting, private dining rooms and roof-top palaces, local musicians of all varieties who can play for your special birthday or anniversary or just-for-fun trips. Occasionally you’ll run into local characters as well!

Exceptional Lodging

Whether you want a villa, a castle, a boutique, a top luxury hotel or a family run hotel, we have our favorites and the owners know us well and treat our travelers with great care.

We help you plan your trip in a way that maximizes your time and makes sure you see the not-to-be-missed and the out-of-the-ordinary.

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