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Perillo Tours Offers ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME Blue Danube Cruise

Perillo Tours Publishes New Off-Season Italy Bargains

New From Perillo Tours: Deluxe Escorded 9-Day Sicily Tour

Brimming with Generous Inclusions, Great Deals Get Even Better!

Four High Performing Agencies will be Personally Hosted by Steve Perillo

Steve Perillo Takes Top Travel Agents to Rome

Perillo Tours Introduces New Destinations, Travel Options for 2009 

Perillo Tours Adds New Features to Italy and Hawaii Tours


January 6, 2010

PERILLO TOURS OFFERS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME BLUE DANUBE CRUISE
OCT. 4-16, 2010 FROM BUDAPEST TO PRAGUE

Join Steve Perillo to Celebrate 65th Anniversary of Perillo Tours on MS Swiss Emerald, Europe's Most Luxurious River Cruiser

Woodcliff Lake, NJ, January 6, 2010  Steve Perillo will host a one-time only luxury cruise on the Danube River Oct. 4-16, visiting Mittel Europa's Old World capitals including Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Darnstein, Salzburg, Linz, Passau, Regensburg and Prague.

We're celebrating the 65th anniversary of the company founded by my grandfather,  said Perillo, and I wanted to show our valued guests something really special. I've always wanted to do a Danube cruise, and the quality of this itinerary is matched by the elegance of the beautiful riverboat I've selected for the voyage.

Starting in Budapest at the InterContinental Budapest for two nights, Steve Perillo will greet guests at a welcome reception and dinner. The next day brings a tour of the city including Heroes Square, the fashionable Váci Utca shopping street, the Parliament building and tree-lined Andrassy Avenue, plus a special visit to the State Opera House. Before boarding the vessel, guests will also enjoy a guided walking tour up to Castle Hill, overlooking the Danube with views of the iconic Fishermen's Bastion and the late-Gothic Matthias Church.

The next week is spent cruising along the River Danube, first to Bratislava, capital of modern Slovakia and a long-ago capital of Hungary. A local expert shares insights about this beloved city on a walk to the 13th-century Old Town Hall, past Habsburg-era palaces, the Opera House, Slovak Philharmonic Hall and St. Martin's Cathedral. The Old World ambiance carries into the evening with a troupe of Slovakian dancers and musicians providing after-dinner entertainment aboard the charming riverboat.

Docking in legendary Vienna on day 6, Steve Perillo and his fellow travelers will enjoy romantic Old Europe vistas including the Ringstrasse, the Opera House and Parliament, then a visit to Schönbrunn Palace or the Imperial Silver Room at the Hofburg. The evening brings a grand gala dinner set in a traditional palace, enlivened by Viennese performers.

Following a leisurely morning discovering the city's opulent palaces and theaters, the river cruise continues amidst picturesque landscapes to Dürnstein in Austria's wine country for a late night arrival. Highlights here include the ruins of Kuenringerburg Castle, where England's King Richard the Lionhearted was held for ransom during the Crusades. Also scheduled is a wine tasting at a local Wachau region winery. The riverboat journey continues past lush vineyards, ancient castles and monasteries in the Wachau Valley. The complete itinerary is described at www.Perillotours.com.

The aptly named ms Swiss Emerald features three passenger decks custom-designed to accommodate 118 Perillo guests in gracious style. Well appointed suites, junior suites and outside-facing cabins offer plush interiors with plasma TV, minibar, radio, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning and private bathroom with shower, l'Occitane toiletries and terry cloth robes and slippers. Floor-to-ceiling windows with French balconies grace 85% of the cabins.

Guests enjoy exceptional vantage points throughout the ship with panoramic windows. Culinary pleasures are many, from a spacious restaurant offering menus designed for a variety of tastes to alternative bistro dining in the teak-lined Lido Bar; limited outdoor dining is also available. The Swiss Emerald also boasts a fitness center and a sun deck with 24-hour Jacuzzi, as well as a lounge, library and boutique.

Prices start at $4,590 per person and include daily breakfast and most lunches and dinners. Also included are entertainment, admission to museums and attractions, service charges, taxes, airport transfers and all gratuities for ship's staff, tour guides and drivers. Dining is open seating accompanied by complimentary wines. Free Internet access is provided, along with several other extras.

Perillo Tours (www.perillotours.com), the largest tour operator to Italy, has been a family-run business for more than 65 years. Led by three generations beginning with Joseph Perillo, then Mario Perillo and now Steve Perillo, Perillo Tours serves clients with the best all-inclusive vacation values available including fully escorted tours to Italy, Hawaii and Israel, which all provide excellent sightseeing, first-class and deluxe hotels, and experienced, knowledgeable tour guides. All tours include transfers, baggage handling, American-style breakfasts, tips, taxes, and dinners with complimentary wines and mineral water.

For more information or reservations, call your travel agent, Perillo at 1-800-431-1515 or visit online at www.Perillotours.com.

 
 

August 17, 2009

PERILLO TOURS PUBLISHES NEW OFF-SEASON ITALY BARGAINS

Mild Weather, No Crowds, More Inclusions: Art, Gondolas and Wine!

Woodcliff Lake, NJ, August 17, 2009  Perillo Tours, the largest operator of escorted journeys to Italy, has just released its new brochure for off-season travel, the period from November 2009 through mid-April 2010. As savvy travelers know, this is the optimal time in Italy for those who prefer the absence of summer crowds, cooler temperatures in a still-mild 50-60 degree range, and last but not least, lower travel costs. As Steve Perillo, third-generation owner of the company, likes to say, "off season is the smart season" for travel to Italy.

This year, as a weak economy drops seasonal price reductions even further, Perillo Tours has raised the bar on value by offering more inclusions than ever before “including coveted guided visits to Florence's Uffizi Gallery housing the world's finest collection of Italian Renaissance art. Romantic gondola rides on Venice's canals can be pricey, but not when they're included with a Perillo Tours tour. Also new are included visits to vineyards and wine cantinas, complete with tastings. In addition, all guests arriving and departing on scheduled tour days and times will enjoy free roundtrip airport transfers, whether or not they book their air tickets with Perillo Tours.

Of course, Perillo Tours' off-season tours also include their hallmark touches: centrally located first class and deluxe hotels; friendly, professional tour directors; unmatched meal service with wine; wireless headsets in public places; baggage handling, hotel taxes and tips and licensed local guides.

For the 2009 off-season, Perillo Tours offers four of its classic tours, plus a brand-new itinerary in Sicily (prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, land only):

  • 10-day Vesuvius Tour to Naples (two nights), Florence (three nights) and Rome (three nights) with visits to Venice, Capri and Pompeii; new vineyard tour with wine tasting and lunch, Uffizi Gallery; five dinners and two lunches ($2,890-$3,290)
  • 11-day Aristocrat to Venice (two nights), Florence (four nights) and Rome (three nights), with visits to Padua, Pisa and Siena, plus gondola ride, vineyard tour and wine tasting and Uffizi Gallery; seven dinners ($3,250-$3,650)
  • 14-day North Classic to Rome (three nights), Sorrento (two nights), Florence (three nights), Venice (two nights) and Lugano, Switzerland (two nights) on northbound or southbound itineraries, also visiting Padua, Pisa, Capri, Pompeii, Naples and Verona, plus gondola ride, vineyard tour and wine tasting and Uffizi Gallery; nine dinners ($3,675-$4,475)
  • 14-day Continental following the same itinerary as the North Classic but not including dinners ($2,990-$3,490)
  • 9-day Deluxe Sicily to Palermo (three nights) and Taormina (four nights) with visits to Monreale, Marsala, Selinute, Piazza Armerina, Siracusa and Noto; wine tasting, five dinners and one lunch (2,690-$3,290)

Perillo Tours, the largest tour operator to Italy, has been a family-run business for more than 64 years. Led by three generations beginning with Joseph Perillo, then Mario Perillo and now Steve Perillo, Perillo Tours serves clients with the best all-inclusive vacation values available including fully escorted tours to Italy, Hawaii and Israel, which all provide excellent sightseeing, first-class and deluxe hotels, and experienced, knowledgeable tour guides. All tours include transfers, baggage handling, American-style breakfasts, tips, taxes, and dinners with complimentary wines and mineral water.

For more information or reservations, call your travel agent, Perillo at 1-800-431-1515 or visit online at www.Perillotours.com.

 

July 28, 2009

NEW FROM PERILLO TOURS: DELUXE ESCORTED 9-DAY SICILY TOUR

16 Departures Nov. 7-Apr. 10; All-Inclusive Land Prices from $2,690

Woodcliff Lake, NJ, July 28, 2009 "“ With rustic beauty and Old World charm, Sicily is a rare jewel, and Perillo Tours has a brand new nine-day escorted tour to this Mediterranean gem. The value-packed journey unfolds 25 centuries of treasures left by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Bourbons and other invaders. Two of the most enlightened Western capitals, Greek Siracusa and Arab-Norman Palermo are featured, as well as medieval Taormina with its stunning beaches back-dropped by Mount Etna's smoking volcano.

A top Mediterranean power 2700 years ago, Siracusa is a World Heritage Site with a Greek theater, several temples, Roman amphitheater and the tomb of the Greek mathematician Archimedes. Nearly every great European empire once ruled Palermo, and left their traces in its palaces, churches and crypts.

Deluxe hotels include three nights in Palermo at the Grand Hotel Waqner and two nights in Taormina at the Grand Timeo. A hearty buffet breakfast starts every, and evenings bring sumptuous, wine-fueled meals. Accompanied by engaging and knowledgeable tour directors, guests will enjoy day trips to Sicily's fascinating sites.

Highlights include a wine cellar visit in Marsala, where guests will taste the fortified wine first introduced in 1796. Also on the itinerary is the ancient Greek city of Selinus, an acropolis of majestic temples overlooking the sea. On the road to Taormina, the tour will stop at the aristocratic fourth century Villa Romana del Casales in Piazza Armerina, famed for its intricate mosaics. A morning trip from Taormina will reveal another World Heritage Site, Noto, built in the Baroque period.

Each departure is limited to 40 guests traveling in deluxe motor coaches with extra legroom. Tour price covers airport transfers in Italy, hearty daily buffet breakfast, five dinners and one lunch including wine and beer, Marsala wine tasting, baggage handling, hotel service charges and taxes, professional tour directors and local guides. Plenty of free time is allowed for independent explorations, shopping and relaxing. The Deluxe Sicily Tour is offered at $2,690 per person double occupancy for three departures in January, with the top price of $3,290 offered in April.

For more information and to book this or any other Perillo Tours package, see a travel agent, or visit www.PerilloTours.com or call toll free at 1-800-431-1515.

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April 1, 2009

Brimming with Generous Inclusions, Great Deals Get Even Better!

Woodcliff Lakes, NJ, April 1, 2009 "“ Perillo Tours, the leader in tourism to Italy and now also a trailblazer in Hawaii and Israel tours, is offering $200 per person, or $400 per couple, savings on most of its tours when booked and paid in full before April 30. A stronger dollar, current low airfares and anticipated tax refunds make this a good time to explore any one of these fascinating destinations.

Operating tours to Italy since 1945, Perillo has nailed both the science and art of conducting impeccable tours, a skill it now also brings to travel in Hawaii and Israel. Every Perillo all-inclusive land package covers airport transfers (except Hawaii), first-class or deluxe hotels, daily breakfast and dinner with wine, mineral water and soft drinks, deluxe motor-coaches and expert guides who are as companionable and efficient as they are knowledgeable about their destinations. Escorted tours also include baggage handling, hotel taxes, hotel service charges and all tips for hotel and restaurant personnel.

These tours can be booked through travel agents, online at www.perillotours.com or by calling Perillo at 1-800-431-1515. Prices quoted are per person, based on double occupancy. Those who book and pay in full by April 30 will automatically receive $200 savings per person.

The 10-day escorted Vesuvius Tour visiting Pompeii, Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples and Capri begins at $2799 (see complete itinerary and dates at www.perillotours.com). Exciting, educational and fun, it's an excellent introduction to Italy for couples and friends. In addition to the above inclusions guests will enjoy seven five-course dinners, a gourmet Venetian luncheon with local wines, and a gala evening at the lavish Casina di Macchia Madama in Rome with cocktails, dinner, wine and dancing. Bring some stylin' party duds!

The Two Islander Hawaii package (starting at $2299) whisks guests off to Oahu and Maui for the perfect escorted seven-day getaway that gets off on a festive footing with a lei greeting and welcome party on arrival in Honolulu. Excursions and events celebrating Hawaii's history, culture and natural beauty unlock the secrets of both islands. On Oahu, a visit to Pearl Harbor is an evocative look back at the events that brought the U.S. into World War II. Sightseeing also includes Punchbowl National Cemetery, a memorial to those who died during the attack, and downtown Honolulu. A "Society of Seven" cocktail show fêtes the last evening on Oahu.

In Maui, guests will explore the otherworldly Mount Haleakala with its seven-mile crater, Iao Valley and the charming former whaling town of Lahaina. A convivial Hawaiian luau cocktail party, dinner and show at the Hyatt Regency Maui top off the journey. The Two-Islander is fully escorted but leaves plenty of free time for enjoying Hawaii's fabulous beaches or anything else the heart desires.

Guests enjoy three nights in an ocean view room at the Deluxe Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa and three nights in a partial ocean view room at the Deluxe Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. Daily buffet or à la carte breakfast, five dinners with wine, beer or soft drinks are all covered in the tour price, as well as all the Perillo inclusions described above.

Everyone should visit Israel and the Holy Land at least once. Perillo packs in the highlights of a past that dates back 5,000 years in its 10-day tour starting at $2249. Every day brings once-in-a-lifetime thrills in visits to holy sites and landmarks sacred to the three great monotheistic religions. Among the highlights are Masada, Herod's rock fortress where the Jews fought the Roman legions; Old Jerusalem with the Western Wall, the Second Temple destroyed by the Romans in 66 C.E, and the Dome of Rock where the Prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven; the Synagogue with the Chagall windows, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Also on the itinerary is Tiberias, which was established after the time of Christ, and is the birthplace of the Talmud, the Jewish commentary on Scripture. From Tiberias guests take a full-day excursion to Galilee, the most scenic part of Israel. The Crusader city of Caesarea and the ancient port of Jaffa with its artists' quarter are additional highlights of a memorable journey. The tour begins and ends in Tel Aviv, with five nights in Jerusalem, two nights in Tiberias and two nights in Tel Aviv. Accommodations are in first class and deluxe hotels with daily breakfast, nightly dinner with complimentary wines, mineral water and coffee, as well as three luncheons and all the standard Perillo inclusions.

Perillo Tours (www.perillotours.com), the largest tour operator to Italy, has been a family-run business for more than 64 years. Led by three generations beginning with Joseph Perillo, then Mario Perillo and now Steve Perillo, Perillo Tours serves clients with the best all-inclusive vacation values available including fully escorted tours to Italy, Hawaii and Israel, which all provide excellent sightseeing, first-class and deluxe hotels, and experienced, knowledgeable tour guides. All tours include transfers, baggage handling, American-style breakfasts, tips, taxes, and dinners with complimentary wines and mineral water.

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March 30, 2009

Four High Performing Agencies will be Personally Hosted by Steve Perillo

Woodcliff Lake, NJ, March 30, 2009 "“ They'll soon be strolling the Via Veneto "“ Diane Tortorelli, manager and team leader of Liberty Travel, Danbury, CT; Laura Evans and Susan Michailidis of McCoy Travel, Kahului, HI; Pam Christiansen of Rainbow Travel, Chester, NJ, and Laura LaMont, manager and team leader of Liberty Travel, Little Falls, NJ.

These lucky professionals have been recognized for their agency's outstanding performance with Perillo Tours (www.perillotours.com) in 2008 and will enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Rome in April. They will stay at the Rose Garden Palace Hotel, a luxury property owned by Steve Perillo, third generation owner of Perillo Tours and the best host they could possibly have in Rome.

Congratulating the winners, Steve Perillo said, "High performing agents like these are essential to our success, and it's my great pleasure to welcome the winning agents every year to Rome, the Eternal City, and to host them at one of Rome's most beautiful boutique hotels. The trip gives us a great opportunity to get to know each other better and it really helps motivate us to do even better this year."

Indeed, for Rainbow Travel, Chester, NJ, this is the second consecutive year that their agency has won the "Perillo Agency of the Year" honors, due to their continued growth and superior performance selling Perillo's tours.

According to Bill Forlenza, "Rainbow Travel began selling Perillo Tours about three years ago and because of our success, Perillo quickly became one of our preferred suppliers. Perillo's consumer advertising, really exceptional escorted tours, easy-to-use web-site booking process and additional rewards of the Perillo Perks program have all been instrumental in making Perillo our top choice for Italy and Hawaii escorted tours."

Laura LaMont of Liberty Travel in Little Falls, NJ sold her first Perillo tour many years ago, and recalls the clients rave reviews when they returned.

"Since then I've sold countless Perillo tours with confidence," she says. "I know my clients will be happy, and the Perillo Perks program not only makes it fun and exciting to work with Perillo, it is a really creative way to excite and motivate all of our front-line agents."

Diane Tortorelli moved into her present position at Danbury's Liberty Travel office 17 years ago, three years after starting there. She credits Perillo's commitment to both clients and travel agents for the strong bond the agency has formed with Perillo, and continues to look to Perillo as a primary resource for her agency's clientele.

Melissa McCoy who has been a leader in Hawaii's travel industry for more than 20 years and uses the Internet to help procure quality inbound Hawaii clients from all over the USA, says Perillo offers a much-needed deluxe all-inclusive escorted tour product to Hawaii.

"Selling Perillo's Hawaii escorted tours is easy for us, and more of our agents are being trained about Perillo. As a result of our success selling Perillo's Hawaii tours, we're now working on becoming more familiar with their Italy tours and promoting those to our client base. We want to learn more to sell more."

Perillo Perks is Perillo's five-year old travel agency incentive program that helps boost agency revenues and provides exciting rewards to front-line agents. Agencies can earn $100 bonus commissions per eligible tour participant and compete during the year with other Perks agencies for this special five-day trip to Rome.

With every confirmed reservation on Perillo tours to Italy, Hawaii and Israel, the booking agent is eligible to play the Perillo Perks instant-win game with a chance to win vacations to each of those destinations as well as American Express gift cards (from $25 to $1000), TUMI luggage, Apple iPods, Nikon digital cameras and other travel gear and prizes.

Perillo Tours (www.perillotours.com), the largest tour operator to Italy, has been a family-run business for more than 64 years. Led by three generations beginning with Joseph Perillo, then Mario Perillo and now Steve Perillo, Perillo Tours serves clients with the best all-inclusive vacation values available including fully escorted tours to Italy, Hawaii and Israel, which all provide excellent sightseeing, first-class and deluxe hotels, and experienced, knowledgeable tour guides. All tours include transfers, baggage handling, American-style breakfasts, tips, taxes, and dinners with complimentary wines and mineral water.

 

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September 2, 2008

Steve Perillo Takes Top Travel Agents to Rome

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ "“ September 2, 2008 Perillo Tours, America's leader in tourism to Italy since 1945, today announced the successful return from an all-expense paid trip to Rome, Italy for top travel agency winners in the Perillo Perks Incentive Reward Program.

The three travel agency winners are:

  • Bill and Diane Forlenza of Rainbow Travel in  Chester, New Jersey
  • Mike Senzer of Liberty Travel in Jericho, New York 
  • Glenn Dybus of Cross Bay Travel Service in Howard Beach, New York (though Dybus was unable to make the trip).

"At Perillo Tours, we truly value our relationships with travel agents and this is just one of the ways I can personally show my appreciation for the work we do together," says Steve Perillo, President and CEO of Perillo Tours. "Each year, I look forward to hosting these owner-managers at Perillo's very own hotel -- the Rose Garden Palace, just off Rome's famed via Veneto."

"I thought I knew it all when it came to the standard Italian tour venues, but not with Steve Perillo and Perillo Tours. The trip to the Vatican was the most fascinating and Perillo's guide made that so. The hotel we stayed in was great and Perillo made that so. We had some great food and again Perillo made that so," said Mike Senzer, of Liberty Travel.  "I just wish that everyone could travel with Steve and meet him."

"I was so impressed with the accommodations at the Rose Garden Palace Hotel. Perillo's tour director was also great and she was able to have us see sights not usually open to most tourists," said Diane Forlenza of Rainbow Travel. "And the highlight of our trip was that we were able to meet Steve. I look forward to our future with Perillo Tours.  I feel like part of the family!"

Perillo Tours, the largest tour operator to Italy, has been a family-run business for over 64 years. Led by three generations beginning with Joseph Perillo, then Mario Perillo and now Steve Perillo, Perillo Tours' fully escorted tours to Italy, Hawaii and Israel provide excellent sightseeing, first-class hotels, and experienced and knowledgeable tour guides. All tours include transfers, baggage handling, American-style breakfasts, tips, taxes, and dinners with complimentary wines and mineral water.

 

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August 28, 2008

Perillo Tours Introduces New Destinations, Travel Options for 2009

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ "“ August 28, 2008 -"“ Perillo Tours, (http://www.perillotours.com/) America's leader in travel to Italy since 1945, today announced its tour roster for 2009, which includes new destination tours to Israel and Europe's capitals as well as a private tour option in its signature destination, Italy.

"We think Americans will be traveling more in 2009 and we want to give them new ways to see to the world's most exciting destinations including Europe and Israel. Perillo's new Private Tour Series will give small groups of families and friends an intimate perspective of Italy," says Steve Perillo, President and CEO of Perillo Tours.

New 2009 tour options from Perillo Tours:

Israel "“ This 10-day tour of the historic and religious highlights of the Holy Land is the trip of a lifetime! Affordably priced from $2,249 per person (land only), the tour includes first-class accommodations in Jerusalem, Tiberias and Tel Aviv as well as most meals and incredible sightseeing.

Three Capitals "“ Perillo customers have been clamoring for an opportunity to see other European capitals the way they've seen Rome and Italy's major cities. Now travelers can experience regal London, opulent Paris and ancient Rome the Perillo way, all in one tour.  Highlights include a London theater night, a romantic dinner cruise along the Seine River in Paris and expertly guided visits to Vatican City and ancient Rome.

Private Tour Series in Italy - Groups of eight to 18 can select one of five Perillo Italy itineraries and travel on a deluxe mini-coach with their own private tour guide. With Perillo's Private Tour Series, guests stay in the same great hotels used for other Perillo Tours, follow the same itineraries, visit the same sights and have the same great native Italian guides. Yet, since it is their personal tour, they can decide to stay long to stay at a site and choose their own restaurants for dinner. It's the best of a Perillo tour and the best of a private tour -- combined.

"Each new tour has been designed with Perillo's flair for romance and unflagging attention to detail," adds Perillo. "Each one of our tours is lovingly designed, fully guided, and guaranteed to help customers discover the magic of these spectacular destinations."

Perillo Tours, the largest tour operator to Italy, has been a family-run business for over 64 years. Led by three generations beginning with Joseph Perillo, then Mario Perillo and now Steve Perillo, Perillo Tours' fully escorted tours provide excellent sightseeing, first-class hotels, and experienced and knowledgeable tour guides. All tours include transfers, baggage handling, American-style breakfasts, tips, taxes, and dinners with complimentary wines and mineral water.

 

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January 28, 2008

Perillo Tours Adds New Features to Italy and Hawaii Tours

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ "“ January 28, 2008 -"“ Perillo Tours, (http://www.perillotours.com/) America's leader in tourism to Italy since 1945, today announced new enhancements to their 2008 Italy and Hawaii vacation tours.

For over 60 years as America's leading Italy tour operator and over 20 years bringing that same magic to tours of Hawaii, Perillo Tours has perfected a winning formula for helping travel agents give their clients unique and hassle-free travel experiences. One way they have done that is to constantly improve upon their tour packages.

"We're always searching for new ways to enrich our Italy and Hawaii tours as well as give our travel agent partners new itineraries and experiences for their repeat clients," says Steve Perillo, President and CEO of Perillo Tours.

 New Perillo Italy Tour:

ItalyOff-The-Beaten Path: Travelers seeking to tour Italy's little-known towns will find them on this 14-day trip. One of Italy's best hotels, Le Tre Vasalle, awaits in the charming town of Torgiano in Umbria. That's where guests will have a private cooking class. There's wine tasting in the celebrated Tuscan vineyards of Montalcino. Add a visit to the capital city of Abruzzo "“ L'Aquila. Cruise Lake Como with incredible view of the Italian Alps. This escorted tour is book-ended with the classic sights of Rome and cosmopolitan Milan.

 New in Hawaii:

Oceanfront Hyatt Hotels: The 8-day Hawaii "Two Islander" (Oahu, Maui) and 11-day Hawaii "Three Islander" (Oahu, Maui, Kauai) tour packages feature luxury accommodations at oceanfront Hyatt hotels and new in 2008, guests will stay at the truly 5-star Grand Hyatt Kauai. Perfect for honeymoons, Perillo's Hawaii tours include gourmet dining, island sightseeing, luaus, inter-island air and plenty of free time to relax and unwind on Hawaii's beaches.

Take the Children on a Hawaii Vacation: Hawaii isn't just for honeymooners and new this year, Perillo's Hawaii welcomes families with inexpensive rates for kids ages 5 to 17.  Now the whole family "“ members of every generation: kids, parents and grandparents - can travel to the Hawaiian islands, Perillo-style.

For our 2008 tour brochures and DVD call 1-800-431-1515 or visit http://www.perillotours.com/.

"Each tour has been designed with Perillo's signature flair for romance and unflagging attention to detail," said Steve Perillo, President and CEO of Perillo Tours. "Every Perillo tour is lovingly designed, fully guided, and guaranteed to help customers discover the magic of these spectacular destinations."

Perillo's new Italy brochure includes both high-season and "Off-Season" departure dates. "We offer savings on Italy tours up to $2,800 per couple during the November to April Off-Season," said Steve Perillo. "That's why I call Italy Off-Season the "˜Smart Season'."

New 2008 Italy tours include:

Italy Off-The-Beaten Path: This 14-day tour offers unique experiences on the road less traveled to some of the hidden gems in Italy. L'Aquila, in the heart of Abruzzo. A special "old-style" lunch in charming Montereale. A 5-star hotel in quaint Torgiano. The rolling hills of Umbria and Tuscany. An authentic Italian cooking class. Wine-tasting in the vineyards of Montalcino. Beautiful Lake Como. All book-ended with the classic sights of Rome and cosmopolitan Milan.

Deluxe Italy-By-Rail: This 14-day journey is Perillo's most exclusive and luxurious Italy tour, featuring city stays in Venice, Florence, Capri and Rome, with excursions to Murano, Burano, Torcello, Naples, Pompeii and Vatican City. Guests stay in 5-star hotels centrally located in each city. Comfortable and scenic inter-city travel is provided by rapid First Class Rail, with luggage transported separately and delivered directly to the guest's hotel room. This deluxe journey is for the discerning traveler who wants to explore the best that Italy has to offer, Perillo-style.

Perillo's new Hawaii brochure features 2008 vacation and honeymoon packages including an 8-day "Two Islander" and 11-day "Three Islander" tour to Oahu, Maui, and Kauai, with optional excursions to the "Big Island" of Hawaii. Perillo's Hawaii tours include ocean front Hyatt hotels, gourmet dining, sightseeing, luaus, inter-island air, and plenty of free time to relax and unwind.

"Our goal is to help today's traveler plan and experience the trip of a lifetime," said Perillo. "Our 2008 Italy and Hawaii vacation brochures, together with our high quality DVD are rich and enchanting ways to preview the sights, sounds, people and places that customers encounter on our Italy and Hawaii tours," said Steve Perillo.

Perillo Tours, the largest tour operator to Italy, has been a family-run business for over 63 years. Led by three generations beginning with Joseph Perillo, then Mario Perillo and now Steve Perillo, Perillo Tours' fully escorted tours provide excellent sightseeing, first-class hotels, and experienced and knowledgeable tour guides. All tours include transfers, baggage handling, American style breakfasts, tips, taxes, and dinners with complimentary wines and mineral water.

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