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2019 & 2020 Small Group Tours Now Booking

Meet STORY®

THERE'S A REASON why TripAdvisor® travelers describe Story Land & Sea® the way they do: We're the Leading Small Group Tour Company in the world. Our 'slow travel,' small group tours immerse you in the local culture, while our small group tour approach means you dine where the locals dine, explore with professional, easy-to-understand local expert guides, and stay in the hearts of cities and villages in boutique hotels.

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Video: Watch Mark Story and Story guests discuss "Why Story for your Small Group Tour?"


Tailor-Made Trips
Use Story for Independent Trips
You don't have to have a big budget to work with Story. We save you money and time by eliminating the need for Internet searches: let Story plan your trip as complex or as simple as you desire.

Catch the Spirit of the Ireland & Scotland Tour in 2019
Visit the lands of castles and manor houses, legends of Lochs and Battles, and amazing perspectives and experiences and truly catch the Spirit of Ireland & Scotland with Story's true small group approach. Unlike the mainstream tour operators, we've cut back on travel distance and time for a more balanced and enjoyable vacation.

See Ireland & Scotland Tour Here

First Time with STORY?
Introducing Story Land & Sea®

The American-owned small group tour and adventure company is based in Denver. Its Italy's Great Cities Tour is recognized by travel expert Arthur Frommer as 'the perfect way to see Italy.' We agree. With no more than 16 travelers our small group tours to Italy, France, Ireland & Scotland, Austria & Switzerland, Africa, the South Pacific and the Americas feature our 'slow travel' approach which means expert Story Tour Captains, Story Way® unique farm-to-table dining experiences, Chef-Prepared Story Exclusive®s and more.
Special Access to amazing venues and our Unique Perspective Experiences combine for a world-class small group tour experience. Leave the Herd Behind with Story Land & Sea®

See Italy's Great Cities Tour Here

Read reviews on Italy's Great Cities Tour Here

Our Guests are Talking: "We weren't 'tour people' until we discovered Story®. They changed the way we think about touring."

."..I just returned from my Italy adventure...I could not let another day go by without contacting you to thank you and your team soooo very much for an experience that was BEYOND expectations!!!!....and I have high expectations!"

Romantic Rhine Cruise & Swiss Alps Journey Debuts

France Delights in 2019: French Treasures & Beyond
Story Land & Sea® has very exciting itineraries through France set for 2019

Our Story of Travel in 2019 has our amazing Treasures of France Tour (Cote d'Azur, St. Paul de Vence, Provence, Avignon, Le Beaux and Paris) now running north to south.

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The Story Hotel
Our philosophy on Accommodation Worldwide

Our Story of Travel in 2019 has our amazing Treasures of France Tour (Cote d'Azur, St. Paul de Vence, Provence, Avignon, Le Beaux and Paris) now running north to south.

Hotels: How & Why


   
   
 

"We weren't tour people. Story changed that for us."

"The wine flowed and they did my laundry."

Your Small Group Tour awaits.
Learn Why we use American Tour Captains & Local Guides –  Watch STORY's Travel Talks Small Group Touring

—  Story's Italy's Great Cities Tour continues to amaze guests from Venice to Rome and everything in between. From our unique Story Way® dining with unlimited premium beverages to our Complimentary Laundry Service - your Story of travel through Italy awaits you! Visit the true small group tour of Italy by clicking here.

This is Your Story: Africa in Luxury & the Great Migration
Story Africa® invites you to experience the Serengeti 'Under Canvas' in Luxury August 20, 2019

Enjoy Tanzania and the Serengeti and consider adding our 5 Day Kenya Safari. We've designed our Safari in the style of the original 1920s luxury 'under canvas' adventures.

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Our Guests Are Talking

  • "It was amazing - we can't stop talking about our experience!"
    Italy's Great Cities Tour

    A week ago Dana and I got back from our Italy's Great Cities small group tour. It was amazing - we can't stop talking about our experience!...

    ~ Mark Mishoe View Complete Reviews
  • "Highly recommended!!!"
    Great Cities Tour

    We just returned from a 10 day trip to Italy and used Queenslander Tours as our guide. We had a safe...comfortable and wonderful time seeing Venice, Florence, Tuscany and Rome...

    ~ Sylvia View Complete Reviews
  • ...such a remarkable experience...
    Great Cities Tour

    ...I just returned from my Italy adventure...I could not let another day go by without contacting you to thank you and your team soooo very much for an experience that was BEYOND expectations!!!!....and I have high expectations! ....

    ~ Mila View Complete Reviews
  • "...truly was the trip of a lifetime..."
    Great Cities Tour

    Shirley and I want to thank you for a fantastic 2 weeks in Italy. You did a wonderful job arranging our personalized tour. We will highly recommend Queenslander Tours to anybody we know...Thank you, Queenslander Tours!

    ~ Sandra View Complete Reviews

Listen to Arthur


    Click to listen to Travel Expert Arthur Frommer on New York's WOR 710' The Travel Show as he discusses QueensLander, Now Story Tours, as "the perfect way to see Italy."

Story Land & Sea® on TV

From Story's television commercials to our online productions, we're constantly excited to get the word out about our true small group tour approach to discovering the world. Why Story? We've got 16 great reasons starting with you.