Welcome to Ciao Tours - Your Window on Italy

Unique, Personalized, Independent Tours of Italy

Arlene Schroh

Over the past 20 years Ciao Tours has built a reputation as a boutique Tour Operator specializing solely in Italy. “Do what you know how to do, and do it well!” This team of Canadian and Italian women has been together for many years because Italy, and Canada, is where we live and raise our families. We have succeeded in Italy by building relationships based on trust and dedication, which in turn makes our clients experience in Italy the very best! We pride ourselves on knowing the family ran wineries and Agritourisms intimately and are eager to show our clients the warm and friendly hospitality they have to offer. I personally invite you to Italy to become part of our family. Arlene Schroh Buon Viaggio!

Arlene Schroh, Owner/Director

Guest Reviews

The highest compliment you can give Ciao Tours is to recommend us to your friends, family & business associates. "I nostri clienti sono sempre parte della nostra grande famiglia…grazie!”

Ciao Romina!

Our trip to Italy was simply amazing from beginning to end!

It was everything we’d hope for and more, thanks to all your hard work and care. There were so many positives and highlights to it all! The Itinerary was exceptional. Everything was organized and planned out very thoroughly.

The activities were very informative and enjoyable. We especially enjoyed the various wine tasting sessions and the cooking class at Guardastelle. Thank you for the aprons. What a nice touch and keepsake of our time in Tuscany.

The Accommodations were very nice! All were of high standard, very comfortable and conveniently situated. We must say though, Guardastelle was our favourite! … so beautiful and quaint; a true taste of Tuscany. A BIG thank you goes out to Susanna and Fausto!

So nice to have our own private Guides and Drivers through our time in Italy. All were very courteous, always on time and extremely knowledgeable and proud of their area. Hats off to Luca, Lisa, Janet, Laura, Thomas and of course, Enzo (we all enjoyed his exuberance and love for life!)

A special thanks goes out to Didi for always looking out for us and helping in any way she could to make our time in Italy go smoothly.

When you asked for feedback we really had to put our heads together on this. Just a couple of helpful suggestions we came up with:

Adding small maps in the itinerary to go along with the directions to meeting places.
When meeting to go over the itinerary, that maps are looked at as well.
May want to encourage future clients to invest in a data plan for direct communication with guides and drivers.

We have highly recommended Ciao Tours to our families and friends and will definitely continue to do so.

Once again, it was an amazing trip and we thank you! A future trip is definitely in order!

Doug Sheets, Lynn Peacock, Mary Lou and Bruce Grahn, Calgary, AB, May, 2018

Good Morning Arlene…

Our trip was amazing. Busy but amazing.

I felt like I blinked and it was all over. Time goes by so quick when you’re having fun.

I was amazed at the beauty of the Amalfi coast and Sorrento, loved visiting the Colosseum and ancient city in Rome, absolutely love Florence. Our hotel was perfectly situated for us to shop and explore the city. I thought that Chianti country was beautiful and really enjoyed our wine tasting and tour.

Ciao Tours really knows how to put trip together. I would highly recommend and will definitely refer anybody I know who is looking to plan a trip to Italy.

Everything from the drivers to the hotels to the tour guides were all perfect. 

The staff at Palazzo Viturri were amazing. We found them to be very helpful and friendly. We Actually like them the best!

Thanks so much for all your help in planning this once-in-a-lifetime trip for us.

Kim Lewis, Blairmore, AB, July, 2018

Dear Arlene.  The trip was fantastic and everything went very smoothly.  You all did a great job!

James Grow, Reston, MA, July, 2018

Hi Arlene,

Giuseppina and I would like to thank Ciao Tours and all their staff and all drivers and guides as this was our best vacation we both have taken and we have travelled extensive over the years.

Why did we wait so long to visit Europe? Well we won’t wait long as we are starting to plan our next trip very shortly.

Everyone we come into contact with was welcoming, understanding and always accommodating to us, we never felt out of place and learned so much about many new things.

From Josie and myself, thank you again for a great tour experience.


Ivan and Giuseppina Osti, Maple, ON, June, 2018
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