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!”


We thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to Europe! The boys enjoyed as well. Luc, our eldest, speaks Italian and was an immense help throughout the trip. Matt and my husband narrated lots of videos, quite funny. Matt’s favorite part was Monterosso, as he’s a surfer and quite active. He jumped off the rocks at the beach and could have hiked the whole way through all five villages.

I am so thankful we did not have to concern  ourselves with figuring out logistics, purchasing and arranging tickets and transportation. Each person we interacted with was helpful and professional.

The only thing I would have changed would be to have not spent the day in Pisa; instead having the additional time in Monterosso.

Thank you so very much for making our trip memorable. We got a taste of the different cities and each was unique.

Ceci Family, Yorba Linda, CA, July 2017

Hello Arlene,

Although we have  not met, Nathan and I are indebted to you for the trip of a lifetime in Italy. It was the best and could not have been better.

Thank you so much to you and your staff for putting together the fantastic itinerary for us. And the “Window on Italy” booklet was the BEST! The detail for each day, event, restaurant, etc. made everything so easy. Whenever I proudly show the booklet to anyone they are so impressed and frequently say “Who did this?” Great job!

Believe me Arlene, I could go on and on and on about the trip and Ciao Tours! We found that when people in restaurants, hotels, etc. knew we were associated with Ciao Tours they knew how well your travellers are treated by you and they continued that fine service.

Of course,  many thanks for the upgrades and special  dinners. The reserved table in the  Grand Hotel Riviera in Sorrento was wonderful!

As with many things that we saw, words cannot fully express our sincere thanks.


Gerald and Nathan

Gerald McConaghy, Lethbridge, AB, June 2017

Hi Arlene :

We did have a wonderful time – highly credited to your identifying our interests and then making great suggestions and pacing to enrich our holiday.

Our guides were excellent – very informative and intuitively sensitive to our needs:
–        Rosaria for introducing Sorrento;
–        Nino – truly a Guides Guide – for the Walk of the Gods and introduction to Amalfi;
–        Paola  for her spirited interpretations of Pompei, Herculenium and Vesuvio – and for accommodating a spontaneous visit to the wondrous Cathedral in the present city of Pompeii.
–        In Napoli – Paola was again amazing – animating the museum tour and also providing an enjoyable  and memorable walk through the textured and vibrant city as we returned to the boat.

We also wish to especially note our Driver Ciznia,  She was fabulous in getting us around to locations on our Vesuvio day – thereby making Paola’s efforts easier – and for us creating a calm and relaxing journey.

With gratitude for everyone’s efforts,

Peggy and Bill

Bill & Peggy Wittman, Mississauga, Ontario, June 2017

Good morning Romina,

We have been home a week now, and thoroughly enjoyed our whole trip.

This was our first time to Italy, what an amazing place.

We choose Ciao tours by reviewing their webpage, and we were not disappointed.

Ciao tours delivered exactly what we asked for in our customized tour. All of the drivers and tour guides were friendly and extremely knowledgeable.

Ciao tours gave us more than a 100%, more likely 150%.

All four of us would highly recommend Ciao tours to family and friends and would call upon you for another trip.

Wayne and I will always remember our 40th wedding anniversary in Italy.


The Brooks Family, Vancouver, BC, May 2017