Category Archives: Perillo Tours and ItalyVacations

Perillo’s ItalyVacations Self-Guided Biking Tour Heads Off the Beaten Path in Southern Italy, as Reported by Travel + Leisure

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Looking for a new way to travel through Italy? Perillo’s ItalyVacations offers a self-guided biking tour through the Salento region of Puglia, which takes the term “off-the-beaten path” to a literal level, as seen in this online article from Travel + Leisure, published October 8, 2015.

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Celebrate the 2016 Holy Year of Mercy in Rome & Vatican City with Perillo Tours, Reported by Travel with Val

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Unable to see Pope Francis during his visit to NYC? Instead, opt to see the pontiff on his own turf, with this new Rome Jubille 2016 tour arranged by Perillo Tours to celebrate the Pope’s ‘Holy Year of Mercy’ with visits to religious sites in Rome and Vatican City. More information can be found in this article from Travel with Val, published September 22, 2015.

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Perillo’s New Rome Tour Honors Pope Francis & 2016 Jubilee, Reported by TravelPulse

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Perillo Tours’ newest itinerary, focusing exclusively on Rome & Vatican City, coincides with Pope Francis’s declaration of 2016 as a Holy Year of Mercy. The 8-day tour visits a series of basilicas, chapels, gardens and papal residences in Rome and within the Vatican City and offers exclusive, semi-private access to some of the most well-trafficked religious sites in Vatican City.

More detailed information can be found in a TravelPulse write-up by David Cogswell, published August 20, 2015.

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Geringer Global Travel and Perillo’s Learning Journeys’ Tours Spotlighted in TravelPulse Article on India Festivals

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In an article that discusses immersive travel in India through fairs and festivals, Geringer Global Travel’s Pushkar Camel Fair 19-day package and Perillo’s Learning Journeys’ 9-day Dalai Lama and Spiritual India Tour, centered around the Kalachakra Festival, are both mentioned as trips which offer an abundance of cultural immersion activities.  More information about each of these trips can be found in this online TravelPulse article, published August 13, 2015.

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Perillo Tours’ Learning Journeys Offers Spiritual Program During India’s Kalachakra Festival Presided Over by the Dalai Lama, Reported by About Travel

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If India is on your travel-to-do list, 2016 might be a good time to go as Perillo Tours’ Learning Journeys is launching a very special spiritual program through India that will coincide with the Kalachakra Festival, a world-renowned Buddhist festival presided over by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

This nine-day, single-departure trip (Jan 12 – 20, 2016) begins at $2,175 per person, enables guests to visit Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple Complex, help in the community kitchen at the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara, enjoy a cooking lesson with a local family, witness the spiritual ritual of the Ganga Aarti and spend three days at the Kalachakra festival. Read more about what the trip offers in this article from About Travel’s Janeen Christoff, posted June 23, 2015.

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Perillo Tours Celebrates 70th Anniversary; Recommend Interviews President Steve Perillo

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Perillo Tours, leading American tour operator to Italy, is celebrating their 70th anniversary!

Recommend’s Carla Hunt recently sat down with current President Steve Perillo to discuss destination wedding & honeymoon packages (one of the company’s most popular markets) in an interview posted June 1, 2015.

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Perillo’s Learning Journeys Offers Yoga Journeys with a Philanthropic Bent, Reported by USA Today’s Road Warrior Voices

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A recent article by USA Today Travel’s Road Warrior Voices (published by contributor Jessica Festa on May 17, 2015) discusses the impact of joining trips that make a positive impact through social good – often known as voluntourism.

Perillo’s Learning Journeys’ Yoga Tour to Greece was spotlighted since it offers travelers the chance to spend some time volunteering at Angel House – a shelter for orphans, abused women and the homeless.

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Perillo Tours’ “South & Sicily” Package Included in Vacations Round-Up

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Perillo Tours’ popular “South & Sicily” package was included in a round-up feature of tours by Vacations’ Brent Stoller, showcasing the magnificence of the Mediterranean.

The 12-day tour, which visits Sicily, Pompeii, Agrigento, Taormina and Rome, among others, starts at $3,190 per person and is available until mid-October.

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Perillo Tours Celebrates 70 Years; An Interview with Travel Market Report

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Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Perillo Tours, run by three generations of the Perillo family, has found success by keeping up with the times while not straying far from its core focus: escorted travel to Italy. Originally founded post-WWII as a travel agency by Joseph Perillo , primarily serving Italian immigrants who wished to take a trip back to their native country, this small family business evolved under Joseph’s son Mario into an international company which would become known as the leading American tour operator to Italy.

In an article posted April 8, 2015, Travel Market Report’s Maria Lenhart speaks with Perillo Tours’ current President and CEO, Steve Perillo , to get his take on the company’s past, present and future.

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Yoga Journeys Include Spiritual Trek to India Included in Chicago Tribune

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For fans of Yoga, Perillo Tours’ Learning Journeys is offering Nomadic Yoga Journeys in locations as varied as Costa, Vietnam, India and Greece. The India trip was recently highlighted in Chicago Tribune travel writer Phil Marty’s weekly travel round-up on March 3, 2015 and syndicated to other Tribune outlets (Hartford Courant, Baltimore Sun, etc).

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