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GIOIA 2024 is the vacation experience for Family + Friends of Mr. Hancock’s singers — alongside Felicitá, the Italy Choir for the Orange County Youth Chorale. 

Make Memories together! Visit beautiful places in Rome and Umbria, enjoy authentic Italian experiences, great food + drinks — all with like-minded people, your way!

As travelers, life-long foodies, parents, friends and European destination experts, we care that everyone in your party has a wonderful time in Italy.
Feel welcomed, safe and at ease visiting favorite places we cannot wait to return to.

We have been there!
Let’s craft your next travel story! 

Pantheon Rome Inside Europe

GIOIA Italy – Overview

  • Four Days in Rome & at the Vatican

    Welcome to Italy: Benvenuti!

    Your Italy 2024 experience starts in the capital city of Rome.
    Stroll through the historic center, see major sights and local neighborhoods up close — and from your hotels’ beautiful rooftop terrace. Shop for unique gifts, made in Italy.  Hear OCYC sing at St. Peter’s Basilica on June 7 at 5 pm — with two short(er) concerts at 2:45 pm at the Centro San Lorenzo and also on St. Peter’s Square. Visit the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel (as part of the now exclusive private after-hours visit on June 6) and tour the Colosseum with the Roman Forum on June 5 in the afternoon. Let’s not forget all the great food + drinks awaiting you in the Eternal City.

    GOIA stays at Mama Shelter Rome for three nights.
    Epic upgrade travelers are making Indigo St. George their Roman home away from home.

  • Umbria Experiences

    Explore Perugia, Assisi and smaller charming villages

    Next destination is Umbria, the “Green Heart of Italy”.  With charming Perugia + Assisi, being the places you may have already heard of, but also smaller charming villages. You’ll spend four nights in this stunning region off the beaten path. OCYC will be a featured performer in the renowned Musica dal Mondo festival – with concerts on June 8 and June 9 (Todi) and plus recitals we’ll make sure you won’t miss.

    In Umbria, GIOA travelers check-in at Posta Donini  and the EPIC upgrade brings you to Nun Relais & Spa.

  • Come Early or Stay Longer?

    It won't be easy to say Ciao!

    You’ll bring back memories to last a lifetime from even just a little over week in Italy. GIOIA, like the main choir tour, concludes on June 11, 2024 with same day arrival at LAX for our Air-Land travelers. Early arrival and extension opportunities are being offered.

    This itinerary is a an overview of the activities being planned.  

  • "An unbelievably great vacation: full of expertise and personal touches!"

    Jenne Schwarz
  • "An amazing trip, thank you so much for the memories"

    Cydney Motia
  • We have nothing but fond memories of our Bon Voyage trip to Paris and Normandy. Thank you for thoughtfully planning meaningful experiences for the group, and special touches. You are the best!

    Janice Shue

What's it like to travel to Italy with Inside Travel Experiences?

  • By Invitation Only

    Unique Vacation Experiences for You + Yours

    Spend quality time together with the people you like. Every Family + Friends journey is crafted anew with personalized experiences for you, our actual travelers, and everyone in your party. This way, everyone can enjoy what they love while vacationing together in Europe.

  • Peace of Mind

    Destination Expertise: We've Been There

    Feel welcomed and safe visiting places we cannot wait to return to. Every aspect of the journey is carefully matched, from hotels with rooftop bars, a spa, golf course or playground, to a designated driver or nanny for the younger kids. And that is just the beginning!

  • Bon Appetit!

    Great Food: From Street Food to Michelin Star

    Make sure to come hungry. We are foodies at Inside Travel Experiences, excited to share some of the world’s favorite foods and restaurants! Your tastes and preferences set the menus. If Uncle Buck’s a vegan, he’ll experience local, regional specialties, too! We even ‘serve’ Michelin-Star kids’ meals!

  • Great Memories

    For Us, the Tiniest Moments Matter

    Experience expertise and care throughout the journey. Leave the logistics and worries to us and enjoy making memories to last a lifetime. Your hosts are your concierge, translators, and companions. We offer professional photographer services to ensure Mom’s also in the picture.

GIOIA Italy Inspiration


Thank you for your interest in learning more about GIOIA. Our team is looking forward to sharing updates as they become available.