TRUE SMALL GROUP® TOURS & TRAVEL: 6 TO 16 TRAVELERS GUARANTEED ~ Leave the Herd Behind
Italy Tours Small Groups by QueensLander Tours
Transparent
American Society of Travel Agents
Follow us:
QueensLander's Facebook Account QueensLander's Twitter Mark Story Blog QueensLander's YouTube Channel
877-865-6711   
   
transparent
Home for Italy ToursAbout QueensLander Tours Small Group AdventuresAll of our Small Group Tour VacationsMake a Tour ReservationQL Air ProfileWelcome Travel AgentsWelcome Travel AgentsContact QueensLander Tours for your Small Group Vacationshadow-right
  • Tuscany Tours
  • Spain Tour
  • Ireland Tour
  • Australia Tours
  • London, Paris Vacation
  • European Vacation
  • African Safari Tours
  • Amalfi Coast Tours
shadow-left
Small Groups. 6 to 16 Travelers.
QueensLander® Worldwide Tours features "true small-groups" of 6 to 16 travelers.
Heart of cities hotels. No up-sell on tour. Free-style dinners with premium beverages.
American Tour Directors. National Tour Guides. Arthur Frommer recommends
our small group touring as "the perfect way to see Italy." And we recommend you
check out our many other worldwide tours as well.

The Original Small Group Tour of Italy ~ And Beyond
"Our Italy itinerary was a near-perfect balance of scheduled and free time."

"The small group experience was perfect. At many places, we saw buses discharge hundreds of visitors from other tours.We had no doubt our Italy experience was totally different from theirs. We touched Italy "up close" thanks to QueensLander this trip could not have been better."
~ Small Group Traveler

 Rome, Italy Tour, Colosseum
Italy's Great Cities

Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Assisi, Rome
Milan, Cinque Terre, Lakes & Bologna
Italy's Enchanted North
Milan, Cinque Terre, Lakes & Bologna await.

Tuscany Tour - Siena, Montereggioni, Volterra
Under the Tuscan Sun

Siena, Montereggioni, Volterra and more.
Magical Sicily Tour
Magical Sicily Tour

Off-the-Beaten-Path
Italy Tour Vacations
Enchanted Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast

8 Day, 7 Night Vacation
Spain & Portugal Tour
Best of Spain & Portugal

A 12 Day blend of civilizations and culture.

Spain Tour
Magic of Spain Tour

Roman relics and palaces await you in Iberia.
Portugal Tour
Discovering Portugal Tour

Discover Portugal's warm people and culture.
   
Ireland & Scotland Tour
Best of Scotland & Ireland

A delightfully hand-crafted tour to Ireland and Scotland.
England, Scotland & Wales Tour
England, Scotland & Wales

13 Day England, Scotland & Wales Tour
London, Paris & Rome Tour
London & Paris Tour

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris
London, Paris & Rome Tour
London, Paris & Rome Tour

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris, 3 Nights Rome
London, Paris & Prague Tour
London, Paris & Prague Tour

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris, 3 Nights Prague
London, Paris & Amsterdam
London, Paris & Amsterdam

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris, 3 Nights Amsterdam
       
London & Paris Tour
London & Paris Tour

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris
London, Paris & Rome Tour
London, Paris & Rome Tour

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris, 3 Nights Rome

London, Paris & Prague Tour
London, Paris & Prague Tour

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris, 3 Nights Prague
London, Paris & Amsterdam Tour
London, Paris & Amsterdam

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris, 3 Nights Amsterdam
 
France Tour
Treasures of France Tour

Paris to Provence, Avignon & the Côte d'Azur
Switzerland & Austria Tour
Best of Switzerland & Austria

Lucerne, Interlaken, Zermatt, Munich & Salzburg.
Switzerland, Austria & Northern Italy Travel
Switzerland, Austria & N. Italy

Lake Como, Lucerne, Interlaken, Munich, Salzburg
London, Paris & Prague Travel
London, Paris & Prague Tour

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris, 3 Nights Prague
London, Paris & Amsterdam Vacation
London, Paris & Amsterdam

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris, 3 Nights Amsterdam
London, Paris & Rome Tour
London, Paris & Rome Tour

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris, 3 Nights Rome

London & Paris Tour
London & Paris Tour

3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris
     
Australia Tour
12 Day Australia Tour

Melbourne, Outback, Rock & Reef, Sydney
Australia & New Zealand Tour
19 Day Australia & New Zealand

Australia with North & South Islands of New Zealand
New Zealand Travel
9 Day New Zealand Tour

Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Middle Earth
Hawaiian Island Tours
Hawaiian Island Tours

Two, three or four island itineraries in paradise await.
 

 
Meet QueensLander

We specialize in small group tours to Italy and beyond.

Our true small group travel experiences are designed for people who don't like to go on tours. Our authentic approach to Italy and other destinations really is different from mainstream tour companies in that we seek a cultural, culinary and unique sightseeing immersion. Every group journey is led from start to finish by a professional QueensLander® Tour Captain. Off the beaten path itineraries coupled with great food and wine from the regions we're visiting, make our tours truly unique. Even travel expert Arthur Frommer agrees.

2014 & 2015 Featured Tours with Guaranteed Departures

Italy

POPULAR:
ITALY'S GREAT CITIES TOUR

The quintessential Tour of Italy features Venice, Florence, Rome, Assisi, and Tuscany.

NEW: ITALY'S ENCHANTED NORTH TOUR
We made our Northen Italy and Italian Lakes Tour even more inviting for our 2014 Italy Tour Itinerary and it includes Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Stresa, Santa Margherita, Italian Riviera, and now Parma and Bologna.

Italy Tour Menu: SEE ALL ITALY TOURS HERE

Iberia
POPULAR:
SPAIN & PORTUGAL TOUR

A true small group tour of the Iberian Peninsula begins in Lisbon and concludes in Madrid.

COMING NEW IN 2015: SPAIN'S GREAT CITIES TOUR
From Seville to Barcelona and everywhere in between, our Spain's Great Cities Tour delights.

UK & Isles

AYE: SCOTLAND & IRELAND TOUR
It's our most popular small tour commencing in Edinburgh and the finale is in Dublin.

COMING NEW IN 2015: THE GREAT IRELAND TOUR
The classic Ireland tour re-imagined in style, luxury and unique QueensLander® Exclusives.

Europe
BEST OF: SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA & NORTHERN ITALY
Our most requested itinerary takes shape and brings the traveler to Lake Como, Bellagio, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Lucerne, Grindelwald, Munich and Salzburg.


COMING NEW IN 2015: GERMANY, SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA TOUR
The journey begins in Heidelberg, through the Black Forest to Lucerne, with Innsbruck, Munich, Salzburg & Vienna. Extend to Budapest and/or Prague.

DELIGHT: TREASURES OF FRANCE TOUR
France springs to full color with our small group tour commencing in Paris, down to Avignon, and climazing along the South of France and Monte Carlo.

COMING NEW IN 2015: GRAND TREASURES OF FRANCE
Normandy, Mont Saint Michele, Paris, the Siene, Versailles, and Avignon spring to life on this most requested itinerary in all of France.


COMING NEW IN 2015: FRANCE'S MAJESTIC CITIES
Paris, the Loire Valley and the Bordeaux delight you with a glimpse into the historic royalty of France and a modern experience of her wine and culinary delights.


Oceania
12 DAY AUSTRALIA TOUR

19 DAY AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR
The original small group tour to the South Pacific is now available in at least three small group itineraries for Australia and New Zealand.

 

Find Your Trip
Small Group Vacations and Tour Packages:


Read Real Reviews on our small group tours on
Read Italy Tours Small Group Reviews on TripAdvisor

Read Italy Tour Guests Comments on our Small Group Italy Tours from 2013 and 2014. See what people are saying on TripAdvisor®
...read about QueensLander® on TripAdvisor®

Italy's Enchanted North
with Bologna
Small Group: Northern Italy Tour
NORTHERN ITALY SMALL GROUP TOUR
Enjoy Milan, Portofino, Lake Como & Maggiore, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, Parma, and Bologna

Italy's Great Cities
with 2 Days in Tuscany

Small Group: Italy's Cities Tour

MOST POPULAR FIRST TIME TOUR TO ITALY
The consummate small group tour of Italy includes the 'great cities' of Venice, Florence, and Rome, but we add time in Tuscany to visit San Gimignano and Cortona and into Perguia and Umbria, with Assisi.
Learn More

First time to Italy?
Compare our Small Group Tours with mainstream and see why our small group tours are the right choice. Some call 24 travelers a "small group tour of Italy." Our small-group Italy tours feature no more than 16 travelers. A new way to tour the world: Small.
Learn More

Travel with Your
Tour Captain

TRAVEL AGAIN WITH YOUR FAVORITE TOUR CAPTAIN
Delicious, fresh trip itineraries by your favorite QueensLander® Tour Directors.

 


Guest Video Review on QueensLander®

Listen to Arthur Frommer Speak on QueensLander Tours
T
ravel Expert Arthur Frommer speaks on QueensLander small group tours, "..would not hesitate at all to go with QueensLander Tours."
Hear More

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Join Our Mailing List.
Safe Subscribe

Business Class Airfare to Europe

Down to Business
QueensLander features discounted Business Class airfare to Europe.

$3,398 to $3,998 per passenger
(Normally $5,000+ per passenger when purchased directly with the airline or online. Price based on availability. Not guaranteed or confirmed until paid for and ticketed.

Call Now, or use our Live Chat!
1-877-865-6711

Mark Story's Travel Classes
Join Mark Story for a free, live online Travel Class on Italy: The Art of Travel ~ Everything you need to know before your trip to Italy. Available live via streaming on UStream TV. Click here to See Mark Story's Travel Classes, Subjects and Dates of broadcast

Click here to See our broadcast channel at UStream.TV

transparent

h-line

Prepare For Your Trip

Find helpful information, eBooklets, and other resources on our new Prepare For Your Trip website.

Click Here To Access This Resource


h-line

transparent
transparent  
transparent transparent
transparent transparent

 

 

   

Why should you opt for a QueensLander® Tour?
We believe our True Small Group Tours are among the finest available. QueensLander® offers many additional benefits which comparably-priced tours simply do not provide. Realize that QueensLander®'s True Small Group Tours offer the following exciting benefits:

1) Only 6 to 16 guests on all QueensLander® Tours (never more than 16 on a tour), which guarantees everyone on a QueensLander® Tour a True Small-Group® experience. Renowned travel expert Arthur Frommer recently endorsed QueensLander®'s small group tours as the "perfect way to see Italy."

Most other tour operators offer either a LARGE-size group tour of 40 - 45 travelers, or offer a MEDIUM-size group tour of 20 - 28 travelers. Studies have proven that travelers who wish the ideal travel experience will travel with a group of 16, rather than a larger group.

2) Our Heart of CIty Deluxe hotels are 5-star or 4-star properties located truly in the very heart of the city (where guests want to be in each city we visit) --- we do not select hotels which require our guests to spend their precious vacation time taking expensive taxis (or vaporetto in Venice!) into and back out of the heart of the cities we visit. Our classic budget hotels are 3-star on average and are located seconds away from our deluxe properties.

Most other tour operators provide hotels which are a 10-, 15-, or 20+ minute taxi ride outside the historical heart of each city. The enjoyment of your vacation is often directly proportional to how close your hotel is to this historical heart.

3) Dine Locally: Each dinner experience is at a local restaurant which has been personally selected and reflects the region's finest in both cuisine and wine.

Most other tour operators offer dinner in the hotel restaurants (that cuisine is rarely authentic, tasty cuisine), or at restaurants which cater to large tour groups from the US and Canada (no locals dine at those restaurants). In contrast, QueensLander Tours' guests will dine at some of the finest restaurants, where real locals dine, for each of our included (and optional) dinner experiences.

4) Our guests order whatever food, wine, soft drinks, or beverages they desire from the menu, including as much as they want --- with all food, wine, soft drinks, and customary gratuities included. Our dinner experiences are never a hotel dinner buffet.

With most other tour operators, any beverage (even water) is an additional charge (usually at least $5 US per person).

5) Our professional Tour Captains accompany you from arrival to departure, and all of them come from the U.S. & North America --- no European Tour Directors like most tour operators provide. QueensLander Tours selects only the cream-of-the-crop when it comes to our professional Tour Captains, and their permanent home is in either the U.S. or Canada. You will be so impressed with the exceptional, personal, caring service provided you throughout your tour by our experienced, professional Tour Captains.

6) All our Local Guides are among the finest available in each city, offering incredible insight and immersion into each venue we visit. The local tour guides are one of the most important keys in determining whether guests have a GREAT vacation on tour, or whether they have a MEDIOCRE vacation on tour.

Local guides used by other tour operators often have a very strong accent, and because of the strong foreign accent, travelers from the US and Canada often only understand about 50% of what they are saying on the tours in each city. QueensLander Tours has personally selected each local guide in each city we visit. Our local guides are the most knowledgeable and easy-to-understand.

7) Gratuities included throughout the tour --- QueensLander® Tours provides gratuities for your Local City Tour Guides, Tour Drivers, Restaurant and Hotel Staff. Customary gratuities for your Tour Captain are not included and should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis.

It can be very confusing to travelers to know which personnel (drivers, local guides, bellmen, waiters, etc.) they should tip while on a tour. With QueensLander Tours, it is an easy-to-understand experience. Every person who should receive a tip/gratuity from you is provided a tip by QueensLander Tours throughout the entire tour except for the Tour Director, called a Tour Captain. The suggested tip for your Tour Captain is just $8 - $15/day/guest.

8) Any payments received by QueensLander® Tours are fully refundable up to 90 days prior to departure --- yes, you can cancel for any reason up to 90 days prior to departure. Most other tour companies begin to assess cancellation fees after only 72 hours from your time of deposit!

We offer a true quality, small group tour experience. The reviews of our previous guests consistently reflect that our tours live up to the high expectations of our esteemed guests.

You can see more reviews at TripAdvisor®.com

transparent

h-line

The Guest Traveler

We get asked often what is the demographic of the 'average QueensLander traveler." The answer is anyone who can appreciate learning about new and different culture, food, music, language, religion and spirituality and perspective all in the context of authentic experience.

h-line

transparent
transparent  
transparent transparent
transparent transparent
transparent

h-line

Guest Reviews

Well-balanced Itinerary
(Italy's Great Cities Tour) Excellent small group tour. Great, well-balanced itinerary, excellent hotels (we signed up for the "budget" hotels")...
~ RPSCDN via TripAdvisor©

transparentTRIPADVISOR© REVIEW >>transparent

Expertly Planned & Executed
The (Italy's Great Cities) Tour exceeded my expectations in most all respects. Our Tour Captain was superb and went beyond the call...
~ Jane Stout

transparent MORE >>

 

transparent

transparent
transparent  
transparent transparent
transparent transparent
transparent
Ready to Book Your Small Group Tour or Plan your Family Vacation?
Make a Tour Reservation NowHave us call youAsk a question about Italy Tours Small Groups transparent
Click "make a reservation"
or Call 1 (877) 865-6711 to get started
on your vacation planning today.

transparent
transparent transparent
 
transparent

line
Receive Monthly Newsletter & Travel News

QueensLander's Monthly Travel Newsletter


Click to Sign Up for our Monthly Newsletter
for Great Stories, Recipes and More.
transparent
divider

transparent
transparent transparent
shadow-right
shadow-left border shadow-right
 
transparent
transparent

Discover Italy with Us.

Welcome. Take a moment to look around and consider joining us on a small group tour to Italy or any of our exciting destinations. True small group tours of 6 to 16 guests enhance your vacation experience while exploring our growing portfolio of travel destinations. ~ Mark Story

Our new True Small Group Tour Departures for 2014 include Northern Italy with Cinque Terre in our Italy's Enchanted North Tour, Switzerland, Austria & Northern Italy Tour, England Scotland and Wales' Tour, and our South Pacific Small Group Tours. Of course we still feature our popular Italy's Great Cities Tour.

 
transparent

Arthur Frommer's Comments about QueensLander® Tours

Recently, New York WOR Radio's The Travel Show, and host Arthur Frommer, spoke about QueensLander Small Group Tours: Mr. Frommer, responding to a caller's query, said he "...would not hesitate at all to go with QueensLander Tours." And elaborated that QueensLander, as one of the new 'small group tour operators,' is an easy and stable choice because of the, literally, hundreds of past guests who could talk about their experiences on our small group tours.

LISTEN & READ MORE >>

transparent
transparent
transparent

YouTube© Channel
Personalized Tours and Trips to Italy

transparent transparent
h-line
transparent

QueensLander's YouTube© Channel Presents the Contino & Valas Family Tour to Italy

transparent
h-line
transparent

Our new Northern Italy Tour for 2014, Italy's Enchanted North Tour, enhances our experience with the discovery of four regions including Liguria, the Piedmont, Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. You too can see why the likes of Anthony Bourdain loves the food of the Emilia-Romagna with Parma and Bologna. And why George Clooney loves Lake Como: just about everywhere you look would be a good start.

New to QueensLander in 2014: Emilia-Romagna
The Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna is known for its gastronomy and QueensLander® fully explores it in Parma and Bologna.

TripAdvisor® is a trademark of TripAdvisor LLC.

transparent
red
transparent
transparent

Your Family Trip to Italy
Customize Your Small Group Italian Vacation or Italy Tour Today

Craft the Perfect Italy Trip for Family Heritage or Leisure
Is it the year for the family trip to the old homeland? Our Italy experts can craft perfection for 2 to 40+ guests. Friends, family or a combination thereof are perfect for our Italy, Italian and European Vacation Team.
~ "QueensLander went beyond the call of duty on our family trip to Sicily!" ~ Susan

START PLANNING >>

 
Why Small Group Tours to Italy & Other Destinations?
transparent

A "True" Small Group Tour Experience with the "Anti-tour"
We don't want to travel in a large herd either, that's why we designed all of our travel experiences for intimate encounters along unique itineraries. 6 to 16 travelers with tour itineraries that have no hidden charges and all the admissions included. We don't up-sell while you're on tour and our hotels are literally seconds from the hearts of where you want to be. Oh yes, and the cuisine: our dining experiences are at real restaurants, not the hotels. Unique dining venues that inspire. Mainstream companies tell you small groups start at 20 to 24 guests. Yeah, right!

transparent

Local Traditions, Regional Cuisine & Wine, Insight to the Authentic Italy and Beyond!

With QueensLander Tours your travel experience will focus on discovering local traditions, regional cuisine paired with the perfect wine and an insight into the authentic Italian way of life. You'll enjoy a stay at our Italian and very Tuscan villa hotel in Cortona along with luxury hotels on the Great Cities Italy Tour. The Italy's Lake District tour features lake-side, family-run hotels with astounding views of Lake Como and Lake Orta.

Italy's Enchanted North Tour

Our new Northern Italy Tour, Italy's Enchanted North Tour, enhances our experience with the discovery of four regions including Liguria, the Piedmont, Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. You too can see why the likes of Anthony Bourdain loves the food of the Emilia-Romagna with Parma and Bologna. And why George Clooney loves Lake Como: just about everywhere you look would be a good start. New to QueensLander in 2014: Emilia-Romagna
The Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna is known for its gastronomy and QueensLander® fully explores it in Parma and Bologna.

TripAdvisor® is a trademark of TripAdvisor LLC.

transparent
h-line
transparent
red

YouTube© Channel
Click to Visit QueensLander Tours YouTube© Channel

transparent
The Tour Captain's Journal and QueensLander's YouTube© Channel provide great sights and insight.

transparent
divider
transparent

QueensLander Tours on YouTube©

transparent
divider
transparent
transparent

We Love
Travel Agents.

Travel Agents Welcome!
QueensLander Vacations & Tours promises to entertain and delight your clients on our True Small Group Tours. Call today for more details on our Travel Agency Program: ~ 1 (877) 865-6711

A Small Group Italy Tour
QueensLander's Italian Vacations & Tours takes the fear and large group complexity of old-style escorted tours and totally redefines modern tour vacation experience. Imagine a true small group of 16 travelers exploring the back roads and canals of the famous and not so famous cities of Italy and Europe.

Italy Travel Resources
Helpful information and websites when considering a small group tour or independent travel to Italy.

transparent MORE >>transparent

View Past Tour Family Photos

Get glimpses into your recent tour, trip or vacation to Italy, Europe, Oceania and beyond with QueensLander's Shutterfly© Albums.

Tour Family Photos from small group vacations

 

 

cornergoldcorner
 Follow us on: QueensLander's Facebook Account QueensLander's Twitter Account Mark Story's Blog QueensLander Tours YouTube Channel

transparentSITE MAPtransparent|transparentPRIVACYtransparent|transparentTERMStransparent|transparentCAREERStransparent

2010 Queenslander International llc. All Rights Reserved.

transparent