"Italy has always been at the centre of European history, from the glories of Ancient Rome to the cultural flowering of the Renaissance, and it’s easy to forget that a unified Italian nation has only existed since the late 19th century."

Escorted Tours and Holidays in Italy

Italy has always been at the centre of European history, from the glories of Ancient Rome to the cultural flowering of the Renaissance, and it’s easy to forget that a unified Italian nation has only existed since the late 19th century. The peninsula’s history as a fractious collection of rival city states is reflected in a patchwork of regional dialects and traditions, and there is still a deeply felt divide between the wealthy, urbanised North and the rural South. The sights of Rome alone could take up the entirety of your holiday, and yet Italy’s majestic capital is just one amongst a whole constellation of magnificent cities rich in culture, architecture and history.

Marvel at the Renaissance treasures of Florence, get lost amongst the impossibly romantic canals of Venice, and shop till you drop in Milan’s upscale fashion district. The glittering Amalfi Coast and the pastel-hued villages of the Cinque Terre add a dash of glamour, while the islands of Sardinia and Sicily are an entirely different proposition, each with its own distinct culture and history. When it comes to natural beauty Italy delivers in spades, from the spectacular peaks of the Italian Alps and the stunning Lakes to the fiery volcanoes of the Aeolian Islands. And all of this comes with a side order of the most mouthwatering cuisine on the planet, served up by some of the friendliest and most engaging people you’re ever likely to meet.

 

Touring Highlights of Italy

  • Rome, the ‘Eternal City’, is one of the world’s great capitals. The traffic may be crazy, the Colosseum may be crumbling, but nowhere on earth can match Rome for sheer historical resonance and grandeur.
  • The charms of St Mark’s and the Grand Canal are well known, but the real joy of Venice is getting lost amongst the quiet backstreets of this incomparably romantic city.
  • Milan is Europe’s fashion capital and Italy’s richest city, home to cultural treasures including La Scala opera house, the Pinacoteca di Brera gallery and the striking Duomo cathedral.
  • The Amalfi Coast is not just about glitz and glamour; it’s also within easy reach of Naples and the fascinating ruins at Pompeii and Herculaneum.
  • The beautiful UNESCO-listed city of Florence spills over with handsome palazzi, medieval churches and museums filled with treasures from the masters of the Renaissance.
  • Sicily is a world apart from mainland Italy, moulded by countless invaders and occupiers over the centuries. Highlights include smouldering Mount Etna, the ancient ruins of Siracusa and Agrigento, and the crumbling streets of gritty Palermo.
  • The Italian Lakes have been attracting discerning holidaymakers for centuries, lured here by the elegant waterfront towns, invigorating spas and beautiful Alpine scenery.
  • The central region of Emilia-Romagna is a real culinary hotspot, the home of Parmesan cheese, Modena’s famous balsamic vinegar and the foodie-friendly town of Bologna.
  • Puglia is the ‘heel’ of Italy, a sun-drenched region where attractions include the unique trullo houses of Alberobello and the beautiful baroque city of Lecce.
  • Most visitors to Sardinia are attracted by the gorgeous white beaches, but it’s also a rugged and largely unspoilt island where you’ll find dense forests, mysterious prehistoric ruins and some of the best food in Italy.

Tour Types in Italy


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7 Nights

Amalfi Coast Walking

A relaxed walking holiday exploring the spectacular Amalfi Coast.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £17pp
Starts:Naples Airport
Ends:Naples Airport
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Easy to Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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20 Nights

Rome to Paris: Cobblestones & Cuisine

Budapest and opt to soak in the famous thermal baths, enjoy a pint or two at a Berlin beer hall, stroll down cobblestone streets in Italy.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £44pp
Starts:Rome
Ends:Paris
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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7 Nights

A Taste of Puglia

Discover the superb cuisine and wines of Puglia and enjoy easy walks with wide panoramas of gently rolling landscapes.

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Starts:Altamura
Ends:Monopoli
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Easy
Operator:Explore!

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7 Nights

Highlights of Puglia

This trip offers the perfect balance of culture, food and the Adriatic coastline.

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Starts:Bari
Ends:Lecce
Group Size:4- 18
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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1 Nights

Paris to Rome: Picnics & Pizza

Explore historic cities and their galleries and museums, sample regional flavours.

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Starts:Paris
Ends:Rome
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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15 Nights

Premium Rome to Split

Embrace the cultural, culinary and natural delights of Italy, Slovenia and Croatia on a 16-day Premium adventure

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £110pp
Starts:Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Ends:21000, Split, Croatia
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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25 Nights

European Trail: Capitals & Cafés

Explore the galleries and cafés of Paris, take in the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps, marvel at the beauty of Florence, get a taste of Eastern charm in Kraków.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £60pp
Starts:Paris
Ends:Paris
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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12 Nights

Paris to Barcelona: Tapas & Train Rides

Explore one of the world’s great cultural centers, brimming with museums, art galleries and historic sights alongside an endless array of charming curbside cafés and boulangeries.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £32pp
Starts:Paris
Ends:Barcelona
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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21 Nights

Paris to the Mediterranean: Coasts & Cafés

Experience classic architecture, world-class cuisine, and the Mediterranean coast on a tour from Paris to the French Rivieria.

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Starts:Paris
Ends:Lisbon
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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20 Nights

Paris to Berlin: Art & the Alps

Experience Jewish Museum, Ethnological Museum of Berlin, German Historical Museum and German Museum of Technology.

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Starts:Paris
Ends:Berlin
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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14 Nights

Paris to Budapest: Waterways, Wine & Bohemian Vibes

Experience Europe's most famous sites by train with the Eurail Global Pass. Breathe in the romance of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £37pp
Starts:Paris
Ends:Budapest
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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15 Nights

Premium Venice to Dubrovnik

Discover a piece of paradise as you dive into the best of Slovenia and Croatia on a 16-day Premium adventure

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Starts:Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Ends:Dubrovnik, Croatia
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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7 Nights

Lake Como Walking

A relaxed walking holiday that is based in the charming town of Gravedona on Lake Como.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £22pp
Starts:Milan Malpensa Airport
Ends:Milan Malpensa Airport
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Easy to Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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7 Nights

Hike the Tour du Mont Blanc

Uncover the Alps in all their glory as you spend eight days hiking the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £41pp
Starts:74400 Chamonix, France
Ends:74400 Chamonix, France
Group Size:4- 14
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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7 Nights

Hiking in the Dolomites

Based in the town of Dobbiaco we explore the strikingly beautiful rock towers and limestone cliffs of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £24pp
Starts:Venice Airport
Ends:Venice Airport
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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7 Nights

Wine Trails of Classic Tuscany

A walking holiday that takes in the splendours of southern Tuscany.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £18pp
Starts:Pisa Airport
Ends:Florence
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Easy to Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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7 Nights

Sicilian Volcano Hike with Luca Cosma

Exciting trekking to the summit of three active volcanoes in the company of specialist volcanology guide Luca Cosma.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £26pp
Starts:near to Linguaglossa
Ends:Giardini Naxos
Group Size:4- 15
Difficulty:Moderate to Challenging
Operator:Explore!

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7 Nights

Classical Sicily

See the highlights of Sicily as we travel to some of the most impressive and best preserved Greco-Roman sites in the Mediterranean.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £23pp
Starts:Syracusa
Ends:Giardini Naxos
Group Size:4- 18
Difficulty:Full On
Operator:Explore!

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7 Nights

Winter Activities in the Dolomites

Enjoy the stunning snow-covered jagged mountains of the Dolomites with downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and more.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £35pp
Starts:Armentarola, San Cassiano
Ends:Armentarola, San Cassiano
Group Size:2- 30
Difficulty:Multi-Level
Operator:Exodus

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7 Nights

Family Tuscan Active Adventure

This energetic family trip explores one of Tuscany's hidden gems, the stunning Garfagnana Valley.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £22pp
Starts:Lucca
Ends:Pisa Airport
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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