Sterling Tours, Ltd.

2907 Shelter Island Drive Suite #105-262

San Diego, CA 92106

Tel: 619 299-3010  800-976-9497

Fax (619) 550-3161

TRavel with Sterling

Sterling's philosophy is to offer small group tours for independent people who would not consider a regimented 45 passenger coach tour.

We use first class hotels with local character, and offer exclusive private visits to places you could not see on your own. Our guests enjoy meeting the owners of private gardens and appreciate the special meals featuring local cuisine.

We pay attention to detail, we care about our clients, and it shows! One recent tour included 90% repeat guests. Our customers are gardeners, professional landscape designers, and people who just appreciate looking at beautiful things.

Sterling offers garden tours all over the world. Current departures include Costa Rica, Savannah/Charleston, Sicily, Andalusia, Santa Fe and Seattle.

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2019 Costa Rica Exotic Flora & Fauna with Pacific Horticulture - 8 nights

November 16, 2019

Join us for a unique opportunity to tour the eco-tourism capital of Central America. As one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Costa Rica boasts cool cloud forests, lush riverbanks, exotic waterfalls, and tropical dry forests. We'll visit private gardens and botanical gardens that support some of the rarest and highest density of flora and fauna in the world. Our itinerary includes Wilson Botanical Gardens, Nectandra Cloud Forest, and Las Cruces Biological Station.

Gardens and Historic Houses of Savannah and Charleston - for Members and Guests of the Village Garden Club of La Jolla - 7 nights

March 28, 2020

Join us as we discover Savannah and Charleston, two jewels of the antebellum south. From oak-shaded squares, riverfront parks and world renowned restaurants to historic homes and gardens, we will experience the charm and hospitality of these historic cities.

2020 Sicily: Gardens, Culture & Cuisine with Pacific Horticulture Society - 10 nights

April 05, 2020

Our tour begins in Palermo, a city rich in history, art and exotic, lush plants. We continue to Agrigento to the Garden of Kolymbetra and the Valley of the Temples. We’ll see small villages and UNESCO world heritage sites such as Ragusa. In addition, we will visit private gardens, enjoy a picnic overlooking fields of wildflowers, a wine tasting, cooking class and participation in a local Easter parade. The trip ends in the lovely resort town of Taormina.

Tales of Andalusia: Gardens, Culture and Cuisine with the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden - 9 nights

May 23, 2020

Come with us to discover Andalusia! This fascinating region of Spain, with its legacy of Roman and Moorish influence, preserves a culture that is unique in Europe. As we make our way from Malaga to Granada, Cordoba, and Seville, we will visit exceptional private homes and gardens as well as historical palaces and cortijos, country estates that influenced the design of California’s missions. Along the way, we will enjoy regional Spanish cuisine in private homes and acclaimed restaurants.

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