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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 England and Italy.  To join our mailing list, click here.


To learn more about Sterling Tours, visit our "About Us" page, or use the form below to contact us for more information about our company, tours, or services.   Thank you!

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Current tours

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2023 Italian Lakes and the Veneto: Gardens, Villas and Cuisine

September 16-24, 2023

Come with us to discover Northern Italy!  We will visit charming hill towns including Asolo, magnificent countryside Palladian Villas, and the beautiful Italian Lakes with their crystal-clear water and lavish villas surrounded by Alpine mountains.  We'll explore grand palazzos, private and botanical gardens and enjoy tastings of wines, cheese and local specialties.  Accomodations are in gracious Italian style first class hotels with authentic Italian cuisine.  Optional pre-trip stay in Venice.


2024 English Gardens and the Chelsea Flower Show

May 12 - 24, 2024

Come with us to discover the extraordinary gardens of the Cotswolds, Sussex & Kent.  We’ll visit Broughton Grange, with a walled Garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith and Pettifers which owner Gina Price has transformed into one of the most influential gardens in England. We’ll explore Hidcote Manor, Serge Hill and the Barn before
heading south to travel to the area known as the “Garden of England” where our visits include a private opening at Great Dixter, Sissinghurst Castle and the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley. We will enjoy lunch at Gravetye Manor, a quintessential English Country Estate surrounded by gardens. The trip ends in London where we will attend the Chelsea Flower Show on "members only" day.
Limited to 18 guests. Escorted by Shannon Cummins

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