Australian-based boutique tour company, Carolinasusi Italia Tours, is relaunching its personalised and authentic Italian travel experiences with a special offer for two of its Autumn 2015 tours.
These small group tours of no more than 20, enable guests to be fully immersed into the Italian way of life and be treated to exceptional experiences surrounding art and architecture, history, culture, shopping, scenery and a plethora of culinary experiences while meeting local families and artisans.
Departing Rome, guests can capture the essence of Italy on the Tuscany and Umbria tour taking in some stunning towns and villages including Montecatini Terme, Montefalco and Pienza, where the real Italy is uncovered. The journey also captures some of Tuscany’s essential highlights including Florence, Siena and Assisi which are steeped in history and culture. Departing September 14, 2015 this 17 day, 16 night experience is available for $6,585 per person twin share. Book by June 30, 2015 and receive $500 off per couple.
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Alternatively, guests can discover Italy’s most southern province via the Secrets of Sicily tour departing Catania. Take in the land of the Gods under the beguiling shadow of Mt Etna while wandering through richly historic towns including Toarmina, Palermo, Marsala, Agrigento, Siracusa and more. Soak up sweeping panoramas, ancient history and taste the culinary treasure trove of fresh seafood, delicious produce and wine Sicily is renowned for. Departing October 18, 2015 this 16 day, 15 night adventure is available for $8,975 per person twin share. Book by June 30, 2015 and receive $500 off per couple.
Established in 2007, Carolinasusi Italia Tours is owned and operated by Brisbane-based Carrol Helander and Sue Clarke and offers guests a uniquely personalised proposition. The pair who share a deep passion for all things Italian, ensure one of them hosts each tour they operate, whilst also enlisting the expertise and language skills of a local tour leader.
“We wanted to be able to offer our guests something over and above a cookie cutter tour. We’ve developed fantastic relationships with small local family businesses in the destinations we visit. We love sharing our passion, telling stories, facilitating unexpected experiences and bringing to life the hidden treasures of Italy and Sicily,” said Carrol Helander.
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“We have deliberately planned all the tours for shoulder season in the European Spring and Autumn to avoid the heavy tourist season and long queues. We like to get off the well-trodden path and take our guests to the smaller towns where we can provide access to experiences which delight and surprise that they wouldn’t necessarily find for themselves,” said Sue Clarke.
Other experiences available with Carolinasusi Italia Tours include; Italian Lakes, Venice and the Veneto Region and the Emilia-Romagna and Marche Food and Wine Tour.