Welcome to Ciao Tours - Your Window on Italy

Unique, Personalized, Independent Tours of Italy

Arlene Schroh

Over the past 19 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!”

Dear Caterina

Thank you for the “welcome home” email.

We really enjoyed our trip to Italy 🇮🇹 and it was particularly comforting knowing that Ciao Tours had provided such a comprehensive and thoughtful itinerary for us to follow.

Starting with the hotel transfers from the airport and to the train stations to the walking tours and excellent guides provided, the driving directions and suggestions for points of interest and restaurants. Having the train tickets ahead of time again helps with the anxiety of not knowing the language and functionality in a foreign country. The attraction tickets that were attached also helped us plan our days.

The Ciao Tours itinerary really tried to think of everything ahead of time to help avoid any problems which could occur.

In particular, the wine/oil tastings were exceptional and especially the cooking lesson with Marie Louise and Eddo was exactly the Italian experience we were hoping for.

Obviously providing information about our interests at planning time really helped provide an itinerary which directed the activities towards our interests.
In particular , the Agritourism stay was exactly the Tuscan experience we were hoping for. One of the biggest comforts we felt while in Italy, was to have someone living in Italy contact us throughout the itinerary to ensure we were on track and are safe and satisfied with our accommodations etc.

We used Didi a few times during train cancellations and when we had inquiries etc. Didi was an excellent resource and as we said, was very comforting.

We think the only thing that we would have added to the trip would be the addition of transfers from the train stations in Milan and Venice, as both arrivals were extremely crowded arrivals and confusing.

I would have gladly added the transfers for every city as they were very convenient and extremely appreciated after a very long flight/train ride.

Thank you for providing such a comprehensive itinerary and making our Italian dream trip a reality. We will certainly recommend Ciao Tours to our friends and family.

Respectively

Denis Taillefer and Elaine Ayers Alexander, Duncan, BC, September, 2017

Romina,

Thank you and the entire team at Ciao Tours for organizing such a wonderful trip for Shawna and me. 

We thourougly enjoyed our time in Italy and look forward to going back again.

The drivers and guides were exceptional, the restaurant recommendations were always good, the hotels were great and the wine tastings were unbelievable.

Sincerely,

Bob Redden

Bob and Shawna Redden, Calgary, AB, September, 2017

Dear Arlene,

The short story is that we had an absolutely fabulous trip to Italy.  We could not be more pleased with Ciao Tours and the way our trip together and the consistent follow up provided by Claudia during our trip.  She is absolutely fantastic and a lovely person.

The guides exhibited tremendous knowledge of each of their respective cities.  One common trait between each of the guides was that we felt like each of their tours was their first one; they give the same tour to different parties day after day but do not lose their enthusiasm or pride for their cities.

Thank you.

Leriche Family

Leriche Family, Fernie, BC, August 2017

Dear Caterina,

Thank you very much for designing such a fabulous visit to Tuscany. Honestly, I have never seen a tour company provide the services you do. The best!

Grazie Mille

Judy & Bill

Judy Kovas and Bill Svensson, San Tan Valley, AZ, August 2017