Tours To Italy
Our superb collection of Italy tours visit this unique country's historical cities, dramatic coastlines, architectural wonders and sample world-renowned gastronomic delights. Take a tour of Tuscany and discover the delights of Florence, Pisa and Siena, experience the beauty of the Italian Lakes, or explore the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast with highlights including ancient Pompeii and cliff-top Sorrento. Off the beaten track tours take you to rustic Calabria or crowd-free Puglia.
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- 6 Days - Udine to Aquileia
- Fly Tour from £699
Few places in Italy remain undiscovered, but the tiny region of Friuli Venezia Giulia – known simply as Friuli – is a treasure trove of historic and artistic gems. You may find your first visit surprising, as there’s so much to explore and it’s so easy to fall under the spell of this unspoilt landscape.
- 6 Days - Castelfranco Veneto to Valdobbiadene
- Fly Tour from £709
Uncover the unseen gems of the breathtaking Veneto and beyond: astonishing architecture, cities steeped in history with deep cultural connections, and some of Italy’s best wines.
- 8 Days - Milan to Bergamo
- Fly Tour from £799
Italy presents a great diversity of people; of food and wines; iconic architecture; footprints of ancient and medieval civilisations and a huge variety of scenery ranging from almost desert to lofty mountains. There is no one thing or region that defines Italy but in the north, its lakes reflect the magnificent Alps, so high they appear to puncture the sky!
- 8 Days - Naples and Back
- Fly Tour from £869
The Sorrento peninsula and the Bay of Naples is simply one of the most beautiful corners of Europe, attracting visitors for centuries in search of its outstanding scenery, tranquillity and some of the most wondrous ‘sights’ from throughout history. Indeed in the immediate area we have a selection of places to see and visit which stand comparison with almost anywhere in the world.
- 8 Days - Perugia to Orvieto
- Fly Tour from £949
Italy's rich mix of archaeological treasures, fine art and architecture, hearty cuisine and mountainous Mediterranean landscape has long proved irresistible to visitors. Unreservedly romantic and deeply influenced by religion, it's capable of stirring emotion in a way that's unrivalled worldwide.
- 8 Days - Rome and Back
- Fly Tour from £979
For centuries Italy has drawn visitors in search of culture and romance with few countries comparing with its enormous Classical origins: its art, architecture, music, design, scenery, food or wine. Its contribution to art far surpasses that of any other nation being home to the most extensive ancient civilisation, the Renaissance, the Roman Catholic Church and the Vatican.
- 7 Days - Italy and Back
- Fly Tour from £999
Explore Tuscany's rolling countryside, which is dotted with olive groves, vineyards and medieval hilltop towns. This tour also takes you to Pisa, home of the famous Leaning Tower, and Florence, Italy's mesmerising 'Art City'.
- 8 Days - Stresa to Orta
- Fly Tour from £999
Just as our desire to explore and experience new lands is timeless, so too is the beauty of the Italian Lakes, unfailingly delighting visitors for centuries. Indeed it was the influx of the pioneering British during the days of the Grand Tour, who first brought fame to the majestic Lake Maggiore and helped to create the sophisticated lakeside villages, nestling like pearls on a string, along its picturesque, verbena-clad shores.
- 8 Days - Florence to Siena
- Fly Tour from £1,009
Italy’s artistic contribution surpasses that of any other nation, whilst Tuscany’s bucolic scenery is home to more historical monuments than any other entire country on earth. For centuries Italy has attracted visitors in search of culture and romance and there are few countries that can rival its renowned Classical origins, its art, music, architecture, scenery, food and wine.
From the Alpine peaks of the north to the stunning coastlines of the south and beautiful vineyards in between, Italy tours are the perfect way to discover this mesmerising country. Highlights of northern Italy tours include the stunning Liguria region on the Italian Riviera which takes in the colourful fishing villages of Cinque Terre and stylish Portofino, while the picture-postcard Amalfi Coast is one of southern Italy’s most iconic destinations.
Italy is a country where culture and art go hand in hand. After the fall of the Roman empire, the Renaissance was considered a rebirth of civilisation throughout Europe. The artists and architects who were influential in the Renaissance were all born in and around the city of Florence, including Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. This remarkable city is home to Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, plus many more. Not far away is the city of Pisa in Tuscany, renowned for its iconic Leaning Tower.
Rome, nicknamed ‘the eternal city’, was once at the centre of the Roman Empire as well as western civilisation. Its incredible monuments express the power of former emperors, from Augustus to Constantine. The Colosseum was once aroar with the noise of gladiators, and the magnificent Roman Forum was considered the heart of the Roman Empire. The ornate Sistine Chapel is best known for its breathtaking ceiling, painted by Michelangelo, with frames including scenes from the Old Testament.
As well as powerful cities and archaeological treasures, Italy offers outstanding scenery and natural beauty. Lake Maggiore, just south of the Alps, and captivating Lake Garda, are just two of the lakes which make up the popular Italian Lakes. It is impossible not to be seduced by these stunning lakes, as the shorelines are dotted with pretty villages and exquisite villas. The beautiful island of Sicily at the crossroads of the western world is equally as beautiful, and overlooked by the brooding Mount Etna. Tranquil azure waters lap against secluded bays, all set against a backdrop of striking blue sky.
Highlights of Italy
Rome & the Vatican City
The vibrant, modern street life is a delightful contrast to the haunting ruins and historical, iconic monuments of this awe-inspiring city. Home to the world-famous Colosseum and other slices of history such as the Roman Forum and Pantheon; this city almost resembles a huge open-air museum. The picturesque streets feature bustling cafes and the pretty piazzas offer many tempting restaurants. A visit to Rome wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the magnificent Vatican City. Ruled by the head of the Catholic Religion, the Vatican City is the smallest state in the world and features some of Rome's most popular attractions, including St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapels.
Located in the Veneto region of Italy, Venice is one of the most famous and recognisable cities in the world. The city was built on small islands and relies on a series of waterways and canals rather than roads. The most popular attractions are the world-renowned Grand Canal which runs through the centre of the city and the Piazza San Marco, the central square which houses the stunning St. Mark’s Basilica.
The ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii is located near the Bay of Naples and is Europe’s most compelling archaeological site. In 79 A.D., the Mount Vesuvias erupted burying Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash and killing all of its residents. The city was rediscovered in 1748 and when carefully excavated, it revealed intact buildings, artefacts and skeletons. The archaeology site is a true wonder to explore.
The lovely city of Florence is jam-packed with extraordinary art, architectural masterpieces and culinary delights. When strolling through this glorious city its almost as if each cobbled street leads to a different medieval chapel, 15th-century palace or marble basilica. The city is also home to world-class art including Michelangelo’s sculptures and is a haven for fashion lovers.
Sitting in the heart of the Mediterranean, the gorgeous island of Sicily has many natural wonders and treasured archaeologic sites. The diverse landscape features sandy beaches, hidden coves and volcanoes with smoking craters, but the real highlight of this glorious island is the historical monuments. Greek temples, Norman churches, Baroque palaces and other Roman monuments tell the tale of historic Sicily.
Pisa is known for its architectural project that didn’t quite go to plan. The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa draws attention from tourists all over the world and is one of many magnificent attractions in this fantastic city. The city is also home to an elite university meaning the area has a lively café and bar scene.
Assisi is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world and is the birthplace of one of the most admired Saints in the Catholic Religion. The stunning town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many highlights including the striking 14th-century castle that sits at the very top of the town and the Basilica of St. Francis.
The colourful city of Sienna sits in the heart of Tuscany and is surrounded by well-preserved walls. The city boasts fine examples of Gothic architecture and is known around the world for the famous Palio run. The Palio run is a horse race which is held twice a year and takes place in the unique piazza del Campo; one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares renowned for its beauty.
Arezzo is located in the South East of Tuscany, a region that isn’t quite as popular with tourists. The city’s medieval centre is still beautiful despite being almost completely destroyed during WWII and there are an abundance of monuments, churches and monuments. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of tourists, Arezzo is the perfect destination to explore.
The sun-kissed region of Puglia is located in the ‘heel of Italy’s boot’ and is a favourite summer getaway for Italian locals. Puglia has everything from friendly white-washed coastal towns to glorious white sand beaches, a fascinating history and a delicious rustic cuisine. The summer months in Puglia are particular exciting with an array of food and music festivals taking place throughout the region.
The island of Sardinia boasts some of the most stunning beaches in the whole of Europe, the crystal-clear sea is the bluest of blues and the sand is soft and white. Sheer cliffs seclude the area and there are hidden coves at every turn. The island is great for adventure lovers and has many opportunities to hike, windsurf and dive amongst the shipwrecks off Cagliari’s coast.
Famous for being the backdrop of Shakespeare’s legendary Romeo and Juliet play, Verona’s charming city centre is the epitome of Renaissance romance. The striking 1st-century amphitheatre dominates the centre and hosts the city’s much-loved annual summer opera festival. With impressive art, divine regional culinary and alluring architecture; this city of star-crossed lovers is one of Northern Italy’s gems.