Small Group Tours

Small Group Travel Tours

Below is a list of all of our small group travel tours. All of our tours are for small groups of 6 – 16 people, they are aimed at experiencing and enjoying the history and culture of the region visited, and they excel in unique gourmet experiences. We would love to have you join us on one of our small group tours!

  • Puglia & Matera, Italy
    Puglia & Matera, Italy
    APR 9 - 21, 2016
    12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS | $7,199
    Discover the magical region of Puglia, flanked by Adriatic and Ionian Sea, and the charming city of Matera as well as delectable local specialties and many renowned wines.
  • Prague, Krakow & Budapest
    Prague, Krakow & Budapest
    MAY 1 - 15, 2016
    14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS | $6,799
    Prague and Cesky-Krumlov, the lively squares of Krakow, Renaissance mansions, Wawel Royal Castle, Gothic churches, delectable Polish and Hungarian cuisine, heavenly wines, the Danube, serene river villages, the magic of Budapest.
  • Loire Valley & Champagne, France
    Loire Valley & Champagne, France
    MAY 3 - 15, 2016
    12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS | $7,199
    Taste the Loire's finest wines and clink your glass with private viticulturists in their five hundred-year-old caves. Follow the Champagne Route through the real Champagne, tasting as you go. Best of all, let the French show you their timeless art of la joie de vivre and how to relax in true French style.
  • The Amalfi Coast & Isle of Capri, Italy
    The Amalfi Coast & Isle of Capri, Italy
    MAY 9 - 21, 2016
    12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS | $7,499
    Enjoy the warm days of spring on this tour to one of the world's most beautiful areas. A feast for the eyes as well as the palate, our Amalfi Coast tours feature fascinating cultural sites, featuring gorgeous luxury hotels, leisurely boat rides, and truly exceptional gourmet cuisine and wines.
  • The Mediterranean Isles of Corsica & Sardinia
    The Mediterranean Isles of Corsica & Sardinia
    MAY 15 - 28, 2016
    13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS | $7,899
    Experience Corsica's rugged coast, strikingly beautiful landscapes, villages perched on rocky hillsides and beautiful beaches. Travel to Sardinia to experience ancient archaeological sites, a private winery tour and the geological marvel that is the caves of Neptune.
  • Burgundy & Provence, France
    Burgundy & Provence, France
    MAY 22 - JUN 4, 2016
    13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS | $7,899
    Great white wines of Burgundy and reds of the Côtes du Rhône, renowned gastronomy of Lyon, sensuous aromas of Provence, all combined with ancient Roman, medieval and Renaissance architecture and humble villages along the Rhône Valley.
  • The French & Italian Rivieras & Cinque Terre
    The French & Italian Rivieras & Cinque Terre
    JUN 5 - 18, 2016
    13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS | $7,899
    Medieval hilltop villages, Pastis on your veranda overlooking the Mediterranean, Chagall’s art in Saint Paul de Vence, the flowers of Provence, the pink and yellow houses of Portofino, Cinque Terre’s striking cliffs, the incredible beauty of the Côte d’Azur.
  • Belgium & Amsterdam
    Belgium & Amsterdam
    JUN 5 -15, 2016
    10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS | $7,299
    Come join us our small group tour of Belgium and Holland. This tour highlights the local history, culture and cuisine of this region: from the canals of Amsterdam and a scenic boat tour in Ghent to the world’s best beer and chocolate, from Brussels’ Grand Palace to arguably the most beautiful town in the world. Come with us on a truly magical journey to Belgium & Holland!
  • Normandy and Brittany, France
    Normandy and Brittany, France
    JUN 5 - 18, 2016
    13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS | $7,599
    A gourmet voyage through the fascinating history of this region, from William the Conqueror's castles to Anne of Bretagne's fortress to Joan of Arc's last days in Rouen to the Allied invasion. Breton oysters and cider, Norman Calvados and Camembert.
  • Coastal New England Tour
    Coastal New England Tour
    JUL 10 - 23, 2016
    14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS | $5,399
    New England tour featuring picturesque coastal towns and villages; a sail and a harbor cruise, the rugged Maine coast, lobster feast on Monhegan Island, Beantown and the Cape, Nantucket Island and the mansions of Newport. Plenty of fresh seafood.
  • Switzerland and Italy’s Northern Lakes
    Switzerland and Italy’s Northern Lakes
    AUG 28 - SEP 10, 2016
    13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS | $7,999
    Idyllic villages tucked in the mountains, stunning vistas, Alps excursion by boat-train-gondola, Swiss fondue and chocolate, boat rides on Maggiore and Como, fascinating history, all the magnificent beauty of Switzerland and Italy's Northern Lakes.
  • Ireland and Scotland
    Ireland and Scotland
    SEP 2 - 17, 2016
    15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS | $6,999
    Striking green hills dotted with sheep, megalithic Celtic stones, friendly locals speaking Gaelic, small villages with cobblestone streets, cozy “singing” pubs, ancient churches, the Scottish Highlands, picturesque castles, mountains and lochs.
  • Bordeaux, Dordogne & Languedoc, France
    Bordeaux, Dordogne & Languedoc, France
    SEP 7 - 20, 2016
    13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS | $6,999
    This France tour features the best wines and gastronomic cuisine, idyllic hilltop villages, optional balloon ride, underground boat ride, prehistoric cave paintings, historic castles and unspoiled medieval towns with no cars, warm friendly hosts, the art of Toulouse-Lautrec.
  • Tuscany, Umbria & Cinque Terre, Italy
    Tuscany, Umbria & Cinque Terre, Italy
    SEP 11 - 25, 2016
    14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS | $7,199
    Magnificent architecture and Renaissance art, Etruscan tombs and Roman ruins, wine villages of Montepulciano, Montalcino, Orvieto, and Chianti, Prosecco "champagne", Pecorino cheese, miracle olive oil, trattorias, panoramic hilltop vistas; A classic tour of Italy.
  • Piedmont, Bologna & Emilia-Romagna
    Piedmont, Bologna & Emilia-Romagna
    SEP 17 - 28, 2016
    11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS | $6,699
    Discover the best Northern Italy has to offer: culture, scenery, food and wine. Enjoy the scenery of ancient medieval villages, a landscaped dotted with vineyards, and taste the pleasures of the Parma food valley.
  • Croatia, Slovenia & Venice
    Croatia, Slovenia & Venice
    SEP 21 - OCT 4, 2016
    13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS | $7,199
    Come with us to this magnificent part of old, unspoiled Europe: the scenery is gorgeous; the outdoor cafés are enticing; the people are unbelievably friendly; the villages are picturesque and inviting; there are wonderful castles, palaces, and fascinating ancient ruins.
  • Autumn in New England’s Villages
    Autumn in New England’s Villages
    OCT 2 - 15, 2016
    14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS | $5,899
    Lobsters, clambakes, rocky shores off deep blue Atlantic waters, three and a half centuries of American architecture. From picturesque harbors and mountain peaks to splendid forests and serene lakes, see our brilliant fall colors unequaled in the world.
  • Back Roads & Wines of Portugal
    Back Roads & Wines of Portugal
    OCT 8 - 22, 2016
    14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS | $6,799
    Wonderful Portuguese historian as escort, gourmet cooking class, outstanding wines and foods, gorgeous accommodations in villas, historic “Pousadas” and elegant inns, friendly locals, picturesque villages and great historic cities, the real Portugal.
  • Rome, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily Tours
    Rome, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily Tours
    OCT 9 - 22, 2016
    13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS | $7,899
    Breathtaking scenery, the grandeur of Rome, Amalfi's stunning cliffs, the magic of Capri, the awe of Pompeii, Sicily's ancient Greek temples, colorful markets, wonderful wines and foods, spectacular scenery, warm hearted people, beautiful Taormina.
  • The Treasures of Spain
    The Treasures of Spain
    OCT 24 - NOV 7, 2016
    14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS | $6,999
    Medieval castles, royal palaces, narrow streets in ancient villages, magnificent cathedrals and mosques, art, history, culture, relaxing on the terrace of your hotel on the Mediterranean, tapas at a sidewalk café in Seville, Flamenco dancers in coastal Nerja.

Past Small Group Tours

Although the following small group tours are not being offered this year, they are still available for custom tour requests. You are also welcome to let us know if you think any of these should be on our schedule for next year!

  • Loire Valley France Culinary Tour
    Loire Valley France Culinary Tour
    Join us on a culinary adventure to the Loire Valley France. Experience the local cuisine and the finest wines. Gastronomic dinners are interspersed with excursions into local history and culture.
  • Borneo, Sumatra & Singapore
    Borneo, Sumatra & Singapore
    Looking for an exotic new destination for your next trip? Embark on an adventure that showcases the best of the undiscovered! Join us on a three week tour of South East Asia. Beautiful beaches, UNESCO Heritage sites, amazing cultures, night safari, and more.
  • Amalfi Coast Culinary Tour
    Amalfi Coast Culinary Tour
    Join Chef Ron Boucher on a culinary adventure to the Amalfi Coast. Experience the local cuisine and the finest wines. Gastronomic dinners are interspersed with excursions into local history and culture.
  • Corsica, French Riviera & Tuscan Coast
    Corsica, French Riviera & Tuscan Coast
    Experience Corsica's rugged coast, strikingly beautiful landscapes, villages perched on rocky hillsides and beautiful beaches. Since Corsica is situated in between the Italian coast of Tuscany and the southern French Riviera, we decided to start and end the tour on each of these beautiful coasts.
  • English Villages: East Anglia & Kent
    English Villages: East Anglia & Kent
    Suffolk, Essex, and Norfolk Counties: homeland of the first settlers of New England. Picturesque villages, ancient churches, half-timbered cottages, cobblestone streets, the fascinating Cambridge and Canterbury, Dover Castle, WWII Wartime Tunnels.
  • East Anglia: Retracing Our Puritan Roots
    East Anglia: Retracing Our Puritan Roots
    Join us on a one-in-a-lifetime journey tracing America's Puritan roots back to East Anglia, England. Enjoy lectures and interactive discussions, the villages and churches our Puritan forefathers frequented, and discover what drove them to leave for America.
  • Visit Barcelona and the Balearic Islands
    Visit Barcelona and the Balearic Islands
    The pedestrian streets of Las Ramblas, Modernist architecture, distinctive gastronomic Catalan cuisine, Mediterranean cruising, Mallorca's rugged Costa Rocosa, ancient megalithic monuments, and relentless sunshine on beautiful island beaches.
  • Southern France & Northern Italy Tour
    Southern France & Northern Italy Tour
    Medieval hilltop villages, cappuccino in Venice, Pastis on your veranda overlooking the Mediterranean, Valpolicella at a trattoria on Lake Como, the pink and yellow houses of Portofino, Juliet's balcony in Verona, Chagall's art in St. Paul de Vence.
  • Road Trip to Washington D.C.
    Road Trip to Washington D.C.
    This unique tour is for everyone interested in American history and historic houses. We will have private expert-led tours at three of the best museums in the U.S. which own historic houses from Ipswich. We’ll learn a lot about colonial America, and we’ll have fun!
  • Portugal Wine Tour
    Portugal Wine Tour
    Wonderful Portuguese historian as escort, winery visits in the main wine regions of Portugal, gorgeous accommodations in villas, historic “Pousadas” and elegant inns, outstanding cuisine, UNESCO sites, friendly locals, and picturesque villages.
  • Day Trips From Boston
    Day Trips From Boston
    Olde Ipswich Tours offers full day tours for groups to Ipswich, Essex, Newburyport, Gloucester, Rockport, Salem, and Marblehead in the North of Boston region. Included with each tours is a qualified tour guide who is fully versed in narrating the history of Colonial America, with interesting and humorous anecdotes.
  • Beach Walks on Cape Ann
    Beach Walks on Cape Ann
    A 5-night New England tour featuring picturesque coastal towns and villages of Cape Ann. Come enjoy and explore the beautiful beaches of Boston’s North Shore. Is our seaside way of life threatened by sea level rise? Learn from NOVA Consultant William Sargent.

About our small group travel tours: Specializing since 1994 in small group tours. We offer gourmet European tours, indulging in wonderful food and wine, staying at elegant  accommodations with regional character, experiencing local culture and scenery at a leisurely pace with friendly local guides, all at an exceptional value.