Italy Tours & Guided Package Trips

Italy Group Trips & Tours

From classic destinations including Rome, Florence and Venice, to the delights of Puglia and laid-back Sicily, our escorted Italy group tours get you to the heart of this popular European destination. Travelling aboard a deluxe coach, you'll enjoy a well-balanced mix of included sightseeing with a local guide, and free time to discover destinations at your own pace. Staying in 4-star hotels and with lots of included meals, including proper pizza in Naples. Plus, enjoy 'skip the line' access to highlights including the Vatican City and Pompeii, meaning you don't waste a second of your trip!

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Amalfi, Pompeii & Vesuvius

3 days | FROM £820

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Embark on a 3-day journey through history at Pompeii, where the bustling life of...

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Florence & Tuscany Express

3 days | FROM £1,020

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Embark on a escorted 3-day journey through Italy's cultural and culinary delights....

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Milan to Lake Garda & Venice

4 days | FROM £1,100

SMALL GROUP TOUR: This 4-day group tour from Milan takes in the glistening waters of Lake Garda, one of...

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Ti Amo Tuscany

4 days | FROM £1,148

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Embark on a 4-day journey to Cinque Terre, where five pastel-hued villages cling to...

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Venice to Split

4 Days | FROM £940

GROUP TOUR: From Venice discover the coastal town of Opatija and the glorious Plitvice Lakes before...

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Italian Expresso

5 days | FROM £788

COACH TOUR: Perfect for those short on time, this 5-day express tour takes in all the main highlights...

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Italian Lakes & Alps Express

5 days | FROM £1,768

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Take in the best of northern Italy's natural wonders on this small group escorted...

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Milan, Lakes & Alps by Train

6 days | FROM £1,600

COACH TOUR: Take in the highlights of northern Italy on this 6-day coach tour which also visits...

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Milan to Cinque Terre & Rome

6 days | FROM £1,556

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Embark on a captivating 6-day small group tour through north and central Italy....

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Perfect Puglia

6 days | FROM £1,544

SMALL GROUP TOUR: A slow-paced tour of Puglia in southern Italy, perfect for return visitors to the...

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Puglia, Pompeii & Amalfi

6 days | FROM £1,556

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Embark on a 6-day small group tour through irresistible Italy. Explore the ancient...

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Best of Northern Italy

6 days | FROM £1,556

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Discover the main highlights and attractions of Northern Italy on this 6-day small...

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Lake Como & the Swiss Alps

6 days | FROM £1,740

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Explore picturesque northern Italy and the Swiss Alps on this 6-day small group tour...

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Best of Sardinia

7 days | FROM £1,764

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Discover the picturesque coastline, historic cities and mouth-watering food of the...

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Dolomites Explorer From Venice

7 days | FROM £2,196

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Take in the sights of Venice on an included walking tour and enjoy an included...

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Sizzling Sicily

7 days | FROM £987

COACH TOUR: Travel from Palermo to Taormina on this 7-day coach tour taking in the best of Sicily, in...

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Treasures of Tuscany & Liguria

7 days | FROM £2,083

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Journey from Rome to La Spezia on this 7-day trip taking in the best of Tuscany and...

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Rome, Florence & Venice

8 days | FROM £1,420

COACH TOUR: Take in the best of central Italy on this 8-day group tour which starts and ends in Rome....

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Rome, Tuscany & Cinque Terre

9 days | FROM £2,764

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Journey from Rome to La Spezia on this 9-day escorted tour through Tuscany and...

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Highlights of Puglia From Rome

9 days | FROM £2,516

SMALL GROUP TOUR: This 9-day tour of Puglia starts and ends in the Italian capital of Rome, with free...

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Gondolas, Lakes & Split

9 Days | FROM £2,412

GROUP TOUR: From the Alps to the Adriatic Sea, discover the natural beauty of this northern arm of the...

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Puglia Discovery

9 days | FROM £2,370

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Our most comprehensive tour of Puglia in southern Italy! This 9-day trip takes in the...

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La Dolce Vita

11 days | FROM £2,292

COACH TOUR: Experience the good life in Italy on this 11-day coach tour. Enjoy an evening walking tour...

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Rome, Naples & Sicily Highlights

11 days | FROM £2,612

COACH TOUR: Enjoy an evening walking tour of Rome, take in sweeping views of Naples and eat real...

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Scenic Switzerland & Northern Italy

13 days | FROM £3,396

SMALL GROUP TOUR: This 13-day small group tour journeys through the stunning landscapes of Switzerland...

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Italy Encompassed

17 days | FROM £4,076

COACH TOUR: Uncover the highlights of mainland Italy and Sicily on this 17-day coach tour. Explore Rome...

Live 'la dolce vita'. Renaissance architecture. Stunning scenery. Pizza. Italy will enthral you. Book your Italy package today!



It's roaming the legendary St Mark's Square in Venice. It's getting lost amongst the cobbles and iconic landmarks of Rome. It's sipping Italian wine in the rolling green hills of Tuscany. It's discovering the laid-back lifestyle and Italian dishes of Sicily. Italy is irresistible. And it entices travellers from all over the globe.

Escorted every step of the way by an expert local guide, you'll uncover the best of Italy on our group trips. Forgotten city streets. Gems of history. Divine regional dishes. And the most exceptional views.

Our trips to Italy offer what money can't buy. Once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Life-long memories. And new-found friendships with a group of like-minded travellers. They're suitable for families too!

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Frequently asked questions about our Italy trips

Will I explore Rome on your package tours?

It depends on which Italy tour you choose. Shorter tours starting in Rome depart the city early on day 1, so if you would like to explore the historic Italian capital then we recommend arriving in Italy a day or two before your tour starts.

On our Rome, Florence & Venice, La Dolce Vita and Rome, Naples & Sicily Highlights, an evening walking tour of Rome is included. And on Italy Encompassed, Rome, Florence & Venice and La Dolce Vita, you will also visit the Vatican and Vatican museums on a guided tour.

Make sure to check the itineraries before booking so you know exactly where you will visit on each tour, and contact us if you need more information!

How about Venice?

Many of our Italy tours visit Venice in northern Italy, and those that do all include a guided tour of the canal city, with the exception of our short 4-day Venice to Split tour which departs on day 1. Trips to consider if you would like to tour Venice are Rome, Florence & Venice, La Dolce Vita, Italy Encompassed and Gondolas, Lakes & Split.

What is the pace of these Italy trips like?

Our Italy tours are quite fast-moving. You will see lots of different places but we often visit two or three destinations (including major cities) in a day, stopping for a couple of hours at a time. There is plenty of free time in which to further sightsee independently, and optional excursions to places like the Amalfi Coast can be booked at your leisure.

If it is your first time visiting Italy and you want to experience as much of the country as possible, then these tours are a great option. If you'd like a more in-depth, slower-paced visit to Rome, Venice or elsewhere then perhaps these tours aren't quite right for you. Second time visitors are recommended to check out our slower-paced tours of Sicily and Puglia instead.

Find out what other travellers thought with our Italy tour reviews here.

When is the best time to visit Italy?

The summer months from June - August are high season in Italy, with the best weather. But attractions are busy and prices higher at these times. The shoulder seasons from March - May and September - October offer a nice compromise, with fewer crowds and still pleasant temperatures. Check out our guide on when to visit Italy for more information.

What transport do you use on your Italy package trips?

In Italy we travel by coach, as this is the most efficient way to get around, and it means we can stop often in lesser-known destinations like Assisi and Montepulciano.

Our deluxe coaches offer comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and audio headsets. The coaches are 45-seater, so a sold-out tour will mean the coach is full. Outside high season groups are often closer to the 30-person mark. Please note that our small-group Perfect Puglia Italy tour operates with a maximum of 15 passengers.

How big are the groups on your Italy trips?

The size of the group varies depending on the season, but as a guide you can expect a group size of 30 - 50 on the majority of our Italy coach tours. There is lots of free time on all of our tours, so you will have plenty of opportunities to explore destinations with your partner, friends, or relatives in between our guided sightseeing excursions. And there are some optional excursions, to the Amalfi Coast and to see the Leaning Tower in Pisa - not everyone on the tour will join these excursions so groups will be smaller.

We also offer some smaller group tours, with a maximum size of 15-20 passengers. Tours include Milan to Cinque Terre & Rome, Best of Northern Italy, Lake Como & the Swiss Alps, Scenic Switzerland & Northern Italy and Puglia, Pompeii and Amalfi. The maximum group size on our Milan, Lakes & Alps by Train tour is also smaller, at 25.

Will I be escorted by a tour guide?

Yes - in Italy we offer escorted tours. Your English-speaking Italian tour leader will travel on the coach with you and will act as the tour guide for your trip.

Is Italy a safe destination for travellers from the LGBTQ+ community?

According to the 2022 LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index, Italy scores a C rating for LGBTQ+ traveller safety, ranking 53rd out of 203 countries.

Same sex civil unions or partnerships are legal, and there are worker protections in place for people of all sexual orientations. 76 - 100% of consulted citizens consider Italy a good place to live for gay and lesbian people. There are no legal punishments for same sex relations and most trips for LGBTQ+ travellers to Italy are trouble-free.

The LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index is designed to provide a good overall picture of attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community in each country and may not reflect the experience of foreign travellers to the country.

Can I drink the tap water?

Yes, the tap water across Italy is safe for human consumption. There are thousands of public water fountains dotted across the country's towns and cities, so we recommend bringing a reusable water bottle on your Italy tour. This will save you money and is good for the environment, helping you to reduce your plastic footprint.

What is the current travel advice for Italy?

As a UK-based company, we follow the latest up to date advice from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCDO). You can see the latest travel advice for Italy here.

Exploring Sicily on our Italy trips

Combine Rome, Naples and Capri with Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island on our 11-day Rome, Naples & Sicily Highlights cultural group tour. Enjoy an evening walking tour of the Italian capital, explore the famous ruins of Pompeii and discover the delightful city of Palermo, plus lots more!

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The Best of our Italy Trips

From the ancient Colosseum and the Forum in Rome, to the canals of Venice and captivating Milan in northern Italy and the historic ruined city of Pompeii, in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Italy is a dream destination for lovers of history. Florence is the place to go for Renaissance architecture. Naples was the birthplace of pizza. The Amalfi Coast is, well, the Amalfi Coast. Away from mainland Italy, Capri, Sardinia and Sicily are Mediterranean paradises, whilst Mount Etna is one of Europe's most active volcanoes! On the east coast, Puglia is a great destination for travellers on their second or third visit to Italy. These are the unmissable highlights to visit on your Italy package.

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Rome

The Italian capital and former centre of the Roman Empire is home to the Colosseum, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This rich history is further enhanced by a treasure trove of ancient wonders including the Forum, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the independent Vatican City. There is a lot to be said for heading into ancient Rome without a plan, just enjoy a wander and embrace everything this fabulous city has to offer.

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Venice

Is Venice the most romantic destination in the world? Located in northern Italy on the Adriatic Sea, the canal city has long been a destination for lovers, who relax on a gondola ride along the Grand Canal. A stroll around St Mark's Square is a must, and other iconic sites include the Palazzo dei Dogi, a reminder of the city's glorious past.

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Florence

Italy's Renaissance capital is the place to head for fans of art and architecture. Home to Michelangelo, the crowing jewel of the city is the beautiful Duomo, and you'll want to enjoy the view from Piazzale Michelangelo. If you have time, a visit to the Uffizi Gallery and the Academia (home to Michelangelo's David) are also recommended.

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Capri

A small island off the coast of Sorrento, Capri is an exclusive destination. Historically popular with Roman emperors, today it is a favourite celebrity jaunt. A visit to the Blue Grotto sea cave is a worthy excursion, and you will also want to take in some of the island's magnificent rock formations.

Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Italy

Palermo

Palermo is the capital of the southern island of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean. It is more than 3,000 years old and the highlight is undoubtedly the city's historical center, the second largest old town in Europe. It is home to all manner of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and is a culinary gem, birthplace of cannoli, and an expert in gelato.

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Pompeii

A ruined city frozen in time since the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the ancient ruins of Pompeii are one of the world's most important archaeological sites. This sophisticated Roman city was utterly destroyed during the volcanic eruption, but the mixture of ash and pumice has preserved the ancient city buildings, and even some of its people, making for an enthralling if sobering visit.

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