Elevate your travel experience with cultural immersion and living history

Each journey one takes is an opportunity to better understand one another and connect with the world around us, and there are endless ways in which our inspired travel advisors can craft cultural and travel experiences to suit your own expression of travel; art in and of itself.
Whatever your interest, be it fashion, film, dance, sculpture, theatre, literature or something else entirely, our well-connected advisors will recommend experiences to ensure your cultural encounters are every bit as enriching as you envisioned.

Enriching art & culture travel ideas

Wiener Musikverein, Austria, Vienna

Musical Heritage

Feel your skin rise in Vienna while listening to Mozart’s masterful melodies performed by a world-renowned orchestra in the country of their origin.

Temples Old Bagan, Myanmar

Ancient Architecture

Stand in awe as you watch the sun’s first rays of golden light stretch to touch the ancient temples and pagodas of Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Myanmar.

Paper lanterns during Yi Peng festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Inspiring Festivals

Imagine the solidarity as you release a paper lantern into the air, illuminating the night sky amongst thousands of others during the Yi Peng festival in Chiang Mai.

What our clients and partners are saying

Italian Journeys is proud to service the amazing and talented travel agents of Protravel. Our relationship has been a cooperation of minds: their desire to satisfy their clients dreams with no boundaries and our relentless aim to provide the best cultural experiences with the highest level of service
Dino Triantafillou, Managing Director  — Italian Journeys
Erica Harnett is fantastic! She planned multiple trips for us with each one better than the one before. She listens to what we want and then anticipates the needs we didn’t realize were important. Extra personal touches were provided at every step. We have recommended her to friends who love her too.
Janet  — Thornwood, NY
We put everything into Janice Chieffo’s hands, which wasn't easy for me. It was so nice to have every detail taken care of, from the moment we got off the plane to the time we went home. She arranged day trips, gave us enough free time, recommendations for restaurants, and every aspect of the trip went off without a hitch. Her connections in Spain made it very easy for us to get the best out of our trip.
Joey  — Anaheim Hills, CA
When I approached Paul Bachant for assistance in planning my trip to India, I knew where I wanted to travel and he helped me fill in the details. From the daily itineraries to selecting hotels and coordinating travel, Paul's experience and knowledge made the planning process stress- free. The result was a customized travel experience to remember. Paul's thoughtful approach and attention to detail were invaluable throughout the process and I would highly recommend him to anyone planning their next travel adventure.
Matt Thompson  — New York, NY
Roberta Long-Kelleher is a true professional! She has helped us plan multiple trips to both domestic and international locations . Roberta has great suggestions and often has first-hand experience with many of the destinations. She listens to our requests and is able to provide several choices whenever choices are available. With regard to traveling, my husband said it best "In Roberta We Trust"!
Gina  — Grasonville, Maryland
I have relied on Shelley’s advice for years and have benefited from the astonishing range of travel experiences she has had her self and she has arranged for others. Shelly has arranged multiple trips for me, both domestic and international (the review form doesn’t let me list them all). She is truly exceptional on every dimension. She is incredibly thorough, detail oriented, knowledgeable about a wider range of destinations than I will ever travel to, and also a complete pleasure to work with. She has amazing taste. I will always work with Shelly Bunge.
Chris  — Los Angeles, CA

I want to thank you for arranging our wonderful European trip to Florence, Sienna, Athens and Santorini. This was the best trip we have ever had. I don't have enough words to say thank you to Aanchal Gandhi at Protravel for arranging our unforgettable vacation. Some highlights were the arrangement of the chauffeured private car from Florence to Siena which was seamless and luxurious. Our bucket list on this trip was to see the Palio races. Your expert advice and ability to get VIP tickets for us showcased your ability to get access to exclusive events. Your hotel recommendations on this trip were on point in regards to location, rooms with a view and 5-Star service. We will always cherish the Tuscan sunsets, great vino and delicious food thanks to you. Your thoughtful and detail planning made our trip memorable. We are looking forward to working with you for our next adventure.

Shri  — San Diego,CA
Sari Gartner is truly a professional. From the initial planning of the trip to the pick up at the airport, she is with you. One of the first trips we planned with Sari--there have been many--my companion and I were going to Asia and needed visas, vaccinations etc and was completely on top of it. She helped with our visa process etc. She has a comprehensive knowledge of destinations, cruise lines, restaurants and hotels to meet the expectations of her clients. Sari seems to "love" the world and thus wants to help people travel and become more knowledgeable about people in other cultures. Thanks Sari! We can't wait for our next adventure!
Woodsie  — Ft. Collins, CO
Working with David Duran was fantastic! He paid attention to details I gave him and found tours in Portugal that worked for our family. He also made sure the tour companies had our information and we had theirs before leaving. Communication was easy and timely while planning, and he followed up afterwards. He helped make our trip very smooth and enjoyable!
NC  — Chicago, IL

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