Women's Only Tour
An adventure to Southern Italy. Experiencing the unique treasures of Tropea, Cosenza, Matera (Sassi), Alberobello, Ostuni, Lecce, & Bari for Women Only
Hosted by Anna Scavo of Ciao Tours
- Morning Boat Tour of the Riviera of the Gods in Tropea
- Guided Walking Tour of Pizzo Calabro, San Floro, Scilla and Reggio Calabria
- 2-Hour private walking tour of Cosenza
- 3-Hour private walking tour of Matera and the Sassi (Unesco Site)
- 2 hour private walking tour of Alberobello (Trullis)
- Group Tour in English of the Castellana Grottes
- 2-Hour private tours of Lecce, Ostuni and Bari
- Private cooking lesson (you eat what you make!)
- Farewell dinner at an authentic trattoria in Bari
- Private Wine Tasting and Olive Oil in the Apulia Countryside
- 6 Hosted Lunches
- 13 Hosted Breakfasts
2019 Tour Dates
Our Women’s-Only October 01st – 13th, 2019 Tour featuring Calabria, Basilicata, & Apulia! Find out more
Ciao Tours will guarantee the exchange rate at the time of full payment or 45 days prior to departure.
Reviews of the 2018 & 2017 Women's Only Tour
Hi Arlene, Thanks for your email and the one shortly after our arrival home.
In summary I really enjoyed the trip. The choice of destinations; the quality of hotels we stayed at; the coordination of scheduling trains, buses and guides; and the restaurants chosen all made it a great vacation. I enjoyed all our tour guides’ talks as well, especially their individual ways of presentation (no boredom there).
Mostly I need to commend Anna on what a great job she did: answering all our questions, solving any problems, being available for translating, and the list goes on. Mostly though, she seemed to know how to keep us all content, not an easy task when nine women may have their own expectations for this kind of trip.
Good morning Arlene, First, I would like to thank Ciao Tours and Anna for making my holiday more than I expected! It was well thought out and organized in every aspect. Our drivers always met us punctually and were very friendly while offering a wealth of information. I never felt unsafe on the roads while in their care. All our Tour Guides were extremely knowledgeable in every aspect. In fact I thought they went above and beyond in sharing their particular areas of expertise! Our accommodations were absolutely fabulous, all of them showcasing their love of their cities and country. At each of the hotels the check-in process was very quick and efficient, I believe because of Ciao Tours’ care and planning. A couple of highlights for me were the tour to the olive farm and being shown how they make their oils. I certainly never expected such a wonderful ‘light lunch’! The other highlight was our day at the farm and our cooking lesson (thank you for the lovely personalized apron!) with Nonna Luisa and her family. The other highlight was taking the train onto a ferry! Who knew this was even possible! Arlene, I can’t thank you enough for the ‘hosted dinners and events’. That was very kind of you and I know all the ladies appreciated them as much as I did! Although I loved being busy touring, etc., it would have been nice to have a bit more shopping time. Also, having a bit more time on the Amalfi Coast and a bit less in Sorrento. I know it is a juggling act for your people to try and incorporate everything, but that is the only thing I would change. My thoughts on our Tour Leader, Anna. She did an amazing job and is a very good representative for Ciao Tours. She treated everyone with grace and kindness, always looking to see how she could make our time in Italy the best experience possible. She treated all the drivers, guides, hotel personnel and restaurant people with a high level of professionalism. From the interactions I witnessed, she was treated the same by them. Ciao Tours has a very good reputation! Thank you again for putting this tour together, making it one of my best travel experiences ever!
The Women’s Only Tour with Anna Scavo was amazing!
I absolutely enjoyed every minute. Ciao Tours did a fantastic job as usual! I will not hesitate to recommend your company to all of my friends.
As usual, Anna did a great job. She went out of her way to make sure everyone was happy and well taken care of. We were so lucky to have her leading our tour!