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ESCORTED TOURING HOLIDAYS TO ITALY

Tours to Italy offer a feast for the senses; flavours from one of the world’s best-loved cuisines; scents of mountain air and coastal breezes; warmth on your skin from the Mediterranean sun, and the sights and sounds of a country radiating history and charm at every corner.

Discover the stunning lakes and mountains of Northern Italy, in Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige and the Veneto, where the elegant resorts, sumptuous villas and fragrant gardens that fringe the shores of Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore provide the framework for a memorable Italy tour, especially when combined with a tour of great Italian cities like Milan, Turin, Verona and Venice, the last justifiably among the world’s most popular wish-list destinations. 

Head south, into the plain of Emilia-Romagna, to find renowned centres of gastronomy like Modena and Bologna – ‘the Fat’ – and other small Italian cities, such as Mantova and Ferrara, bursting with colour and romance. Continue into Tuscany, the thrilling heart of Renaissance Italy, where jewels like Pisa, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano and peerless Florence stud a landscape of rolling hills, cypress trees and vineyards. Take time to discover each city’s delights, revel in great art and wonder at some of Europe’s most striking buildings and monuments.  

No Italy tour would be complete without a visit to Rome, set between the prosperous north and the rugged, largely agrarian south. The Italian capital's 3,000-year history, reflected in its awe-inspiring ruins and monuments, combines with its irrepressible zest for la dolce vita to ensure that the city ranks well against any on the world stage. Wander past ancient sights astonished by their preserved glory, shop in some of the world’s most stylish streets, throw coins in a fountain, dine wonderfully – and not always expensively – on dishes drawn from throughout the country, and simply sit and watch the Roman world go by.

Southern Italy

Italy’s south begins in Campania, where one of the country’s most enthralling cities – noisy, independent, pizza-loving Naples – and one of its most striking natural sights – brooding, conical Vesuvius – and some of its most alluring coastlines – the stunning bays of Naples and Salerno – draw the eye and flood the senses of delighted visitors. Don’t miss Naples’ verve and vigour, lemon-scented Sorrento’s colourful charms, the dizzying Amalfi Drive, and gorgeous resorts like Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and Salerno, all awash with Southern Italian colour and crumbling charm. Offshore, Capri epitomises island idylls and expensive chic – a must-do, must-see bucket-list favourite.

Further south still, in the dusty provinces of Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria, another Italy awaits. These regions have been shaped as much by successive invaders as by the hardy inhabitants, and Spanish, Greek and even Arab influences are evident in the towns and cities, culture and cuisine of Italy’s sun-baked foot. Discover Bari’s souks, Alberobello’s iconic, conical trulli, Lecce’s Baroque treasures, the barren beauty of Le Murge's hills and some of the Adriatic’s bluest, most inviting waters on the gorgeous, verdant Gargano peninsula – all part of Puglia’s increasingly popular attraction.  

Completing the mainland south, known as the mezzogiorno – literally midday, but flowing to the region’s sun-filled days – the provinces of Basilicata and Calabria are the country’s least populated and most rugged of all. Here, Matera’s famed Sassi caves, some recently inhabited by some of the country’s poorest souls others much renovated and sought after, draw increasing numbers from across the globe. Calabria, Italy’s toe, faces west to the Tyrrhenian Sea and east towards the Ionian Sea, across which its Greek colonisers once sailed. Largely ignored by all but the most intrepid traveller, places like pretty cliff-top Tropea, on Calabria’s west coast, university seat Cosenza, the wild, protected Sila National Park and the ancient Greek relics at Locri on the Ionian coast, all await discovery and exploration.

 

Lake Garda
  • 4.13 (1769 reviews)
  • Italy
  • 7 meals included
  • Relax and unwind beside the blue waters of Lake Garda
  • Enjoy an optional Grand Circular Tour of Lake Garda
  • Enjoy an optional full-day tour of Venice
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    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £549pp
  • Was: £609pp
  • 14 airports
  • 19 dates available
  • Apr 2022 - Oct 2022
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Sicily
  • 3.93 (7 reviews)
  • Italy
  • 7 meals included
  • Enjoy the amenities at your chosen hotel
  • Discover Cefalu's old town
  • Relax on the beach
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    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £716pp
  • Was: £795pp
  • 4 airports
  • 9 dates available
  • May 2022 - Oct 2022
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Lake Como
  • 3.7 (10 reviews)
  • Italy
  • 14 meals included
  • Relax and enjoy the amenities at your chosen hotel
  • Enjoy peaceful lake-shore strolls
  • Choose from six pre-bookable optional excursions
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    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £797pp
  • Was: £885pp
  • 11 airports
  • 17 dates available
  • May 2022 - Oct 2022
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Venice, Verona & Lake Garda
  • 4.34 (1056 reviews)
  • Italy
  • 4 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • Enjoy a full-day visit to incomparable Venice, La Serenissima
  • Explore Verona, Romeo and Juliet’s exquisite city
  • Journey through the dramatic Dolomites
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    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £819pp
  • Was: £909pp
  • 14 airports
  • 19 dates available
  • Apr 2022 - Oct 2022
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Portofino, Florence & Tuscany
  • 3.92 (798 reviews)
  • Italy
  • 3 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • Visit Portofino, one of the Mediterranean's most exclusive corners
  • Discover the wonderful cities of Pisa and Lucca
  • Spend a day in breath-taking Florence
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    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £860pp
  • Was: £955pp
  • 12 airports
  • 16 dates available
  • May 2022 - Oct 2022
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Lake Maggiore, Piedmont & the Matterhorn
  • 3.92 (21 reviews)
  • Italy, Switzerland
  • 3 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • Tour Lake Maggiore's exquisite Borromean Isles
  • Cross into Switzerland to stop at the foot of the Matterhorn
  • Visit Verbania’s stunning Villa Taranto gardens
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    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £860pp
  • Was: £955pp
  • 11 airports
  • 15 dates available
  • May 2022 - Oct 2022
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Little Trains of the Dolomites
  • 3.82 (90 reviews)
  • Italy
  • 3 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • Ride the Renon narrow-gauge railway to Collabro
  • Journey by rail from Mezzolombardo to Caldes
  • Enjoy the views from the Soprabolzano cable-car
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    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £873pp
  • Was: £969pp
  • 13 airports
  • 18 dates available
  • May 2022 - Oct 2022
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Puglia & the South - Undiscovered Italy
  • 4.19 (243 reviews)
  • Italy
  • 3 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • Relaxing in a comfortable hotel beside the Adriatic Sea
  • A visit to the medieval village of Cisternino
  • Alberobello's traditional, conical trulli houses
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    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £918pp
  • Was: £1019pp
  • 3 airports
  • 17 dates available
  • Apr 2022 - Oct 2022
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Capri, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast
  • 4.01 (930 reviews)
  • Italy
  • 3 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • Spend a week in the blissful surroundings of the Neapolitan Riviera
  • Visit the extraordinary ruins of Roman Pompeii
  • Discover and explore colourful, historic Naples
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    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £946pp
  • Was: £995pp
  • 5 airports
  • 20 dates available
  • Apr 2022 - Oct 2022
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Christmas on Lake Garda
  • 4.32 (93 reviews)
  • Italy
  • 1 excursion included
  • 11 meals included
  • A scenic Lake Garda boat trip
  • A turkey lunch on Christmas Day
  • A four-course Christmas Eve Dinner
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    • Flights Included
  • 6 days from: £949pp
  • 6 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 22 December 2021
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Lake Como, St Moritz & the Bernina Express
  • 3.73 (227 reviews)
  • Italy, Switzerland
  • 3 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • Discover Bellagio, "Italy's most beautiful town"
  • Enjoy a cruise on Lake Como
  • Ride the Bernina Express to St Moritz
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    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £959pp
  • Was: £1065pp
  • 11 airports
  • 16 dates available
  • May 2022 - Oct 2022
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  • 3 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • Spend seven nights close to beautiful Lake Molveno
  • Ride the Renon narrow-gauge railway to Collabro
  • Discover medieval Bolzano – a wine-producing gem in the Dolomites
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    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £1022pp
  • Was: £1135pp
  • 4 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 04 May 2022
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Etna, Taormina & Classic Sicily
  • 3.73 (470 reviews)
  • Italy
  • 3 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • Discover Mount Etna, Europe's most celebrated active volcano
  • Visit Syracuse, one of Sicily’s most important ancient sites
  • Spend a day exploring the beautiful Aeolian Islands
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    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £1098pp
  • Was: £1219pp
  • 3 airports
  • 9 dates available
  • May 2022 - Oct 2022
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Sardinia & Corsica
  • 3.22 (204 reviews)
  • Italy, France
  • 5 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • Ancient Alghero and the views across to the Capo Caccia
  • The hill-top town of Bonifacio, including a train ride
  • The amazing rock formations of the Calanques de Piana
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    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £1349pp
  • Was: £1419pp
  • 4 airports
  • 17 dates available
  • May 2022 - Oct 2022
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  • 1 excursion included
  • 4 meals included
  • Enjoy four nights in beautiful Verona, in an elegant hotel base
  • Discover the exquisite city of Romeo and Juliet
  • Journey by train to glorious Venice, La Serenissima, to soak up the atmosphere of Carnevale
    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from: £653pp
  • Was: £725pp
  • 6 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 21 February 2022
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Tuscany
  • 3.97 (198 reviews)
  • Italy
  • 14 meals included
  • The chance to stroll around Montecatini
  • Excellent shopping and a fine array of restaurants
  • Enjoy a host of wellness therapies and treatments
    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £680pp
  • Was: £755pp
  • 12 airports
  • 16 dates available
  • May 2022 - Oct 2022
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Lake Como & Alpine Railways
  • 4.18 (54 reviews)
  • Italy, Switzerland
  • 2 excursions included
  • 10 meals included
  • Enjoy the magic of Italy's romantic lake
  • Ride on the historic Como-Brunate funicular
  • Journey on the Bernina Express from Tirano to St Moritz
    • Flights Included
  • 6 days from: £689pp
  • Was: £765pp
  • 6 airports
  • 5 dates available
  • Feb 2022 - Nov 2022
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Lake Maggiore
  • 4 (19 reviews)
  • Italy, Switzerland
  • 7 meals included
  • Relax and enjoy the amenities at your chosen hotel
  • Stroll along the picturesque lake-shore
  • Lunch in a shore-side cafe or restaurant
    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £707pp
  • Was: £785pp
  • 10 airports
  • 15 dates available
  • May 2022 - Oct 2022
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  • 3 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • Seven nights on the shores of the blue Tyrrhenian Sea
  • Exquisite, cliff-top Tropea, its dazzling beaches and island church
  • Wander down to the water’s edge in delightful Chianalea di Scilla
    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £833pp
  • Was: £925pp
  • 1 airport
  • 11 dates available
  • May 2022 - Sep 2022
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Christmas on Lake Como
  • 3.59 (11 reviews)
  • Italy
  • 3 excursions included
  • 15 meals included
  • Spend time on the shores of Italy's most romantic lake
  • Discover Bellagio, 'Italy's most beautiful town'
  • Como Town Christmas Market and Magic Light Festival
    • Flights Included
  • 6 days from: £855pp
  • 6 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 22 December 2021
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  • 3 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • Explore historic Palermo's Quattro Canti
  • Visit the volcanic Aeolian Islands
  • Discover Monreale’s monastery, one of Italy’s greatest glories
    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £878pp
  • Was: £975pp
  • 4 airports
  • 9 dates available
  • May 2022 - Oct 2022
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  • 2 excursions included
  • 7 meals included
  • Spend a week in delightful Italy, including three nights in Rome and four nights on the Bay of Naples
  • The chance to explore Rome, the Eternal City, on two optional tours
  • Enjoy a wonderful drive on the Amalfi Coast, one of Europe’s most scenic coastal roads
    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £959pp
  • Was: £1009pp
  • 4 airports
  • 16 dates available
  • Apr 2022 - Nov 2022
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  • 3 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • History, Culture & Charm
  • UNESCO-listed Ravenna and its famous mosaics
  • Tiny San Marino, one of the world’s smallest Republics
    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £963pp
  • Was: £1069pp
  • 5 airports
  • 6 dates available
  • May 2022 - Sep 2022
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New Year on Lake Como
  • 3.93 (7 reviews)
  • Italy, Switzerland
  • 3 excursions included
  • 18 meals included
  • Enjoying the New Year magic of Italy's romantic lake
  • Crossing Lake Como by boat to discover idyllic Bellagio
  • Como Town's Magic Light Festival
    • Flights Included
  • 7 days from: £1059pp
  • 6 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 27 December 2021
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  • 3 excursions included
  • 14 meals included
  • Discover some of Europe’s most stunning beaches
  • Explore historic island capital, Cagliari, once a Roman stronghold
  • Riding the Little Green Train through the mountainous interior
    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £1094pp
  • Was: £1215pp
  • 2 airports
  • 7 dates available
  • May 2022 - Sep 2022
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  • 3 excursions included
  • 7 meals included
  • Spend seven nights in three of Southern Italy’s most spectacular castles
  • Discover the hill towns of Umbria, Italy’s green heart
  • Explore majestic Florence, cradle of the Renaissance
    • Flights Included
  • 8 days from: £1463pp
  • Was: £1539pp
  • 5 airports
  • 8 dates available
  • May 2022 - Oct 2022
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  • 4 excursions included
  • 33 meals included
  • Spend time on the shores of Italy's most romantic lake
  • Discover Bellagio, 'Italy's most beautiful town'
  • Como Town Christmas Market and Magic Light Festival
    • Flights Included
  • 12 days from: £1599pp
  • 6 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 22 December 2021
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THINGS TO SEE ON A TOUR TO ITALY

Italy Tour Highlights

Things to see and places to visit on your escorted tour of Italy

THINGS TO DO IN ITALY

As with so many countries, seeing everything that Italy has to offer could take months, or even years. Even getting around some of the major sites of interest can be quite a job; taking in Rome’s ancient streets, the lakes of the north, Capri and Milan alone could take the better part of a week or two. And so, we’ve narrowed down the must-see, must-do things for your Italian holiday.

FOOD & DRINK IN ITALY

There is probably no better way to understand modern-day Italy than through its food. Food and a pride in the nation's favourite dishes is nothing less than a source of national unity.

Each region in Italy produces and protects its share of the world’s favourite dishes and some of its most revered produce, which means that a trip through the country is a culinary event unlike any other.

Popular local dishes include pizza and pasta. While in Lake Garda, try yota – a stew made with beans, ham and garlic – or "pike and polenta". Pike is one of the species fished straight from the lake and is delicious served traditionally with a Gardesana sauce and creamy polenta.

Don’t forget to round off your meal with an ice-cream from one of the many gelatarie – we recommend stracciatella – milk-based ice-cream with fine, irregular shavings of chocolate.

Italy FAQs

First trip to Italy? Here are a few questions you might have.

  • Some of our favourite tours to Italy include:

    Check out our full list of Italy tours on our website.

  • Italy is famous for its renaissance art and distinct cuisine. The Mediterranean nation was the birthplace of artists Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Sandro Botticelli and is responsible for originating and perfecting foods such as gelato, mozzarella, pizza, risotto, pasta and lasagne. Italy is also known for its iconic landmarks including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Leaning Tower of Pisa.

  • Italy is a fantastic holiday destination year-round. During the warmer months of May to August, temperatures reach 23°C in the north and 26–28°C in the south. This is peak season, so you can expect larger crowds at beaches, restaurants and popular attractions.

    During off-peak, temperatures drop to 6°C in northern areas and 11–14°C in the southern areas. The cities are much quieter during these times.

  • Italians generally speak English in major cities including Rome, Venice and Florence. However, it’s always a nice idea to pick up a few local phrases before you head to Italy. Here are five to get you started:

    Hello - Buongiorno or Ciao

    Goodbye - Arrivederci or Ciao

    Please - Per favore

    Thank you - Grazie

    Do you speak English? - Parla Inglese?

  • Of course! You won't be going hungry in Italy. While the country is famous for its traditional gluten-rich meals like Margherita pizza and gnocchi, these days, you’ll find many Italian restaurants offering gluten-free versions of these dishes. There are also plenty of Italian dishes that don’t include gluten, such as risotto, stracciatella soup, Caprese salad, chickpea flour flatbread, and certain meat and fish dishes.

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