Tailor-made travel to Italy – From a misty, atmospheric Venice in winter to a sun-drenched beach in Sicily in July. We offer travel for individuals and also small groups. Our next small group tour is a trip to Southern Italy from 16-22 April, 2019. Bookings now being taken. There will be more small group tours in 2019 including a very special Writer’s Retreat in September, near Venice.


I’d like to throw coins into the Trevi Fountain on my 60th birthday. But I don’t fly. No problem Madam – we arranged a train tour through Europe for this charming lady. On her birthday there was a cake waiting for her at the Trevi Fountain!

A helicopter over the Alps from Chamonix to Lake Como – yes we can do that.
Visiting the villas designed by the architect Andrea Palladio by bike – yes, no problem!!


Are you a couple looking to go away for a perfect short break? Perhaps it’s an anniversary, a birthday or you just fancy getting away, we will work with you to create the perfect holiday experience.

Recently we devised a one week trip to Amalfi and the island of Capri for a young couple. They wanted to see Vesuvius, the volcano, so we arranged for them to be there at sunset to admire the spectacular view over the Bay of Naples. They love history so we arranged a private tour of Herculaneum, the seaside town that was blanketed in a sea of volcanic mud when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. We even found the perfect romantic hotel on the island of Capri for a few days of ‘fa niente’ – that’s Italian for ‘doing nothing’!


Last year we arranged an amazing Gastronomy & Wine tour of Northern Italy. The clients were a group of friends from Hong Kong. They ate in some of the finest restaurants in Italy – including Osteria Francescana. Modena – number 1 restaurant in the world in 2016.

We also arranged truffle hunting near Bologna for a group of friends from Chicago, with fine dining near Lake Garda and vineyard visits in Barolo. The trip was a huge success. Right now we are working on a birthday weekend in Venice for a group of ladies. There’ll be a private boat trip on the lagoon – guaranteed!! We have some packages available in our Experiences section of this web site. Or if you prefer contact us now. For your perfect trip – enquiries at Grand Tourist

Tailor-Made Holidays

We will work closely with you to create the perfect tailor-made travel and holiday.

Whether it is adventure seeking, or luxury room service, we will craft the holiday of your dreams.


I participated in this tour in 2014 and loved every minute, we met so many Italian people and experienced an amazing and welcoming region of Italy. My favourite was Matera.

DFD (Guildford, Surrey)

The quality of the services that you offer, the personal attention to small details and the friendliness of your staff has made our trip really perfect

RLN (Boston, Mass)

We’ve enjoyed every minute of our trip to Le Marche. Honestly it has been great!

SM & RM (Adelaide)

Now that I’ve travelled with Janet (several times) I can never go back to other tour companies, her attention to detail is exceptional. Everything is carefully planned and yet it is relaxed. If we meet someone particularly interesting there is always time to stay and chat.

MLP (Mackinaw City, MI)

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