History & Passion
In 1998, Ciao Tours was launched in Canada with a dream to provide unique, personalized & independent tours of Italy with a local expertise. Ciao Tours was born thanks to an international friendship and has focused on providing the utmost care and attention to our clients while respecting the traditions, culture, people and environment of the countries we live and work in. We discovered an authentic and passionate way to experience a country and chose a niche in the market which the large tour companies were not meeting. (The age of following an umbrella with fifty people you did not know was slowly coming to an end).
We wanted clients to experience the small family run farms called Agriturismo, the local guides in Rome, Siena, Florence & Venice, to enjoy a cooking lesson with an Italian family & more. With that common goal, we all wanted to immerse our clients into the hospitality, culture and beauty of our country, Italy!
Ciao Tours has grown to include a combination of international and local staff in Canada & Italy as well as Greece who combine, in a positive way, their skills and knowledge of their countries. With an office located in Calgary, AB Canada and dedicated Travel Agents throughout North America. As a group of Canadians, Italians & Greeks, Ciao Tours has vast talents in all areas of Tourism and Business. Each person brings their professional abilities to one common goal of ensuring our clients’ customized tour is their most memorable holiday!
OUR COMPANY VALUES
Quality in everything we do
Honestly & trust
Balance between work and family
“Can do” attitude
Accountability for our actions
Meet or exceed our customer’s expectations