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!”

Thank you, Ciao Tours, for guiding our family through our first trip in Italy.

We had a fantastic time!

The tour you designed for the 4 of us was the perfect mix of country/city, activity/relaxation and organized tours/free time.

From the moment we arrived in Venice, to our departure from Rome we were well looked after. 

Our private tour guides in Venice, Sienna, Florence and Rome were full of information and a pleasure to spend time with.  The gondola ride in Venice, cooking lesson in Volterra, hiking in Cinque Terra and our guided tours were only some of the highlights of our trip.

All of our accommodations were perfect. 

We loved Italy and we will definitely be back, booking another Ciao Tour to see the southern part of this beautiful country.

Dave, Stacey, Isaac & Emma

Grimes Family, Kelowna, BC, May 2017

Good Day Arlene, We had a great time in Italy and felt very well taken care of by Claudia.  There were so many highlights.

Our accommodations were perfect and the service at each location was also very good.

The Balsamic lunch was one of our high points.

All our guides were of the highest caliber.  They all were attentive to us, and seemed to form our tours to best suit us.  They were incredibly knowledgeable and were able to give us the “inside info” that would only come from years of experience and a true love of their cities. 

The Opera in Verona was very good.  Aida is a LONG opera.  The setting was stunning.  Because of our seats, were we told that pants were a must for men.  We were able to be a bit sneaky and move to some very good floor seats in the first intermission.

We learned that men do not have to wear pants in the Vatican since the new Pope came to power.  The shorts do have to come to the knees.  This made it a bit more comfortable in the heat.  Our guide told us this the day before we went, so I was able to adjust and wear shorts for our tour.  I would suggest putting this in your info for future clients.

All in all, we had a wonderful trip and have already spoken highly of your company to several people who are looking at doing similar trips to Italy. We will strongly recommend your services in the future.
Pat Klassen

Pat & Denise Klassen, Kelowna, BC, July 2017


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