Small Group Tours by STORY

Story Land & Sea®

2021 & 2022 Small Group Tours Now Booking

Meet STORY Land & Sea®

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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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 Exclusives 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®

*Enjoy a free or discounted pre-tour overnight hotel room to recover from your flight —  inquire to see if the promotion works for your departure.


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

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 4, 2021

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.

See Safari Here

1st Time Trip: Italy's Great Cities Tour
Now with 3 Trip Lengths to Choose From

Italy's Great Cites Tour

Experience Venice on Great Cities
Arthur Frommer recommended Small Group Touring


The STORY Gala was an amazing night...

The Greatest Show - LIVE from STORY Land & Sea on Vimeo.

France Delights in 2021: French Treasures & Beyond

Story Land & Sea® has very exciting itineraries through France set for 2021

Our Story of Travel in 2021 has our amazing Treasures of France Tour (Cote d'Azur, St. Paul de Vence, Provence, Avignon, Le Beaux and Paris) now running south to north.

See Treasures of France Tour Here

The Story Hotel

Our philosophy on Accommodation Worldwide

Our Story of Travel in 2021 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

Discover STORY's Unique Ireland Tour
Dublin boasts a literary pub crawl and great smiles!

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

STORY TV: Watch Travel Talks with Mark Story

Check out our informative Travel Talks as Mark discusses what you need to know before you travel along with walkthroughs of some of our most interesting itineraries. Learn tips and key information about your small group tour vacation or personalized journey before you go.

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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 TripAdvisor Reviews
  • "Highly recommended!!!"
    Great Cities Tour

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

    ~ Sylvia View TripAdvisor 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 TripAdvisor 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 Story to anybody we know...Thank you, STORY Land & Sea!

    ~ Sandra View TripAdvisor Reviews

We agree with Arthur Frommer

    Travel Expert Arthur Frommer on New York's WOR 710' The Travel Show described our Great Cities Tour 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. Visit our YouTube® Channel here.