Italy Tours and Trips

Live 'la dolce vita'. A trip to Italy will take your breath away.

Vivid cultures, culinary delights, captivating cities, and idyllic countrysides.

It's a gondola ride along the Venetian canals. It's getting lost on the cobbles of Roman ruins. It's cheese and wine-tasting in the rolling hills of Tuscany. It's relaxing on the shores of Cinque Terre. Italy is irresistible. And it entices travellers from all over the globe.

With the helping hand of an expert local guide, you'll uncover the best of Italy on our group tours. 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.

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Italy Group Tours

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Italian Expresso

8 days | FROM R35,900

Ancient wonders in Rome. Incredible coastline at Cinque Terre....

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Renaissance & Riviera

12 days | FROM R63,900

Marvel at the mighty Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, travel...

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Rialto Bridge | Venice | ItalyVenice to Split - 4 Days Map

Venice to Split

4 Days | FROM R16,900

From Venice discover the coastal town of Opatija and the glorious...

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Rovinj Town | CroatiaGondolas, Lakes & Split - 9 Days Map

Gondolas, Lakes & Split

9 Days | FROM R43,900

From the Alps to the Adriatic Sea, discover the natural beauty of this...

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World Wonders Tour - 31 Days Map

World Wonders Tour

31 Days | FROM R109,900

Tick off the Seven New Wonders of the World on this 31-day...

Italy Day Tours and Excursions

Wine tours of Chianti. Cooking classes in Tuscany. Walking tours of ancient Rome. Gondola rides along the canals of Venice. Head out on an Italy day trip. It'll be a day you never forget.

Italy tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on 5 recent reviews — See All Italy Reviews

We loved the fact that we were able to cover so much ground in so little time! Having an overall tour guide for the tour (who stayed with us always) and then a specialist tour guide in each city was a wonderful way to get all the details, feel informed, feel safe, and keep our energy and engagement high.

Paola was wonderful as our constant companion guide, and kept everything on track each day while filling us in with great details. Fiona was spectacular in Venice. Francesca was fabulous in Verona. Anna Maria was a dream in Milan. The Creativvando group in Genoa was lovely. Our bus driver, Gianmarco, kept us safe, managed difficult luggage, and drove comfortably.

The hotels were all delightful, especially the one in Montecatini! We would definitely return to any one of them. Some people expressed disappointment in the B&B hotel in Como, but that was likely because it was farther out from the main parts of Como, but we personally liked the setup and modernity of the B&B.

Thanks to the tour's great coverage of the Veneto, Lombardy, Perugia, and Tuscany regions, I now know great places to return to and take more in-depth time to explore. Thanks "On the Go" tours for all the arrangements and detailed planning that go into making this kind of trip so seamless and successful! We recognise it's a lot of hard work and know it takes a lot of people behind the scenes (like our great tour contact, Sam Webster Bell) to coordinate such an experience!

We knew we would be active, but "On the Go" truly takes you on-the-go. I clocked between 5 and 8 miles of walking every day. Thanks to this kind of leisurecize (leisure + exercise) I actually lost 5 pounds--even while eating the wonderful regional food! It was a nice plus to come home and fit in the skinny jeans!

We also made wonderful connections with interesting people from other countries who were touring alongside us. How fun to spend time with diverse people who are ready to explore the sites in foreign cities! We are eager to plan our next trip.

The opening meal at Giardino and the closing meal (at a place whose name I can't recall) in Lucca were great ways to start and finish our marvellous trip! ”  

Christopher Olpin • Submitted 28 Sep 2018

Wonderful time. Susanna was informative and knew her stuff. The trip was great. ”  

Annamaria Valenti • Submitted 13 Aug 2018

Susanna was most informative, extremely helpful and very accommodating. She willingly shared her vast knowledge on Italian history. This was our first overseas holiday and so a very different experience but very enjoyable. ”  

Tricia Knight • Submitted 17 Jun 2018

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You can book your trip to Italy in total confidence - our trips are ABTA and ATOL protected. And you can expect the outstanding service we're proud to offer.

All of this means we can take the stress from your shoulders. It means you can focus on what's important: making life-long memories. And making every moment count.

Italy in the spotlight

Italy: where life, history and art meet. Rich in enchanting cultures and culinary delights. Abundant in breathtaking architecture and decorated in boundless natural beauty.

A trip to Italy is awe-inspiring - where will yours take you?

Tranquil waters

Menaggio | Lake Como | Italy

The pastel villages of Cinque Terre. The serene shores of Lake Como. The gondola-glittered canals of Venice. Italian cities often take centre stage, but its idyllic waters are not to be missed.

Charming cities

Roman Colosseum | Milan | Italy | On The Go Tours

Rome. Venice. Florence. Milan. The seat of an empire. Food and fashion capitals of the world. Ancient wonders and sacred treasures. Italy's cities are enticing, enchanting, and effortlessly stylish.

Captivating culture

Leaning Tower of Pisa | Pisa | Italy

The Colosseum. The Pantheon. The Leaning Tower of Pisa. The basilicas of Venice and the narrow walls of Lucca. Italy was once the capital of the world. It's the spiritual home of Christianity. And its 3000 year history is visible at every turn.

Phenomenal food

Pasta is one of Italian cuisine's most famous exports

Food is the centre of Italian culture. It's where simplicity is key. Rustic pizzas, homely pastas, fresh cheeses, rich wines, and velvety coffees. Awaken your sense with regional delights wherever your tour takes you.

Booking your Italy tour from South Africa

To book your tour to Italy, please call us on +44-20-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Italy with us:

Northgate - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop 39, Northgate S/C, Northumberland Road , Northgate 2162 , Johannesburg, South Africa
011 794 6127
Italian Expresso - 8 days

Rosebank Mall - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop 109, Rosebank Mall, Rosebank Johannesburg, Guateng, Johannesburg, South Africa
011 327 5355
Venice to Split - 4 Days

West Coast - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop 8 West Coast Village , Cnr Sunningdale and West Coast Road , Sunningdale, Bloubergstrand 7441, Cape Town, South Africa
021 5545217
Italian Expresso - 8 days

Tygervalley 1 - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop 132LL, Tygervalley Centre, Willie Vanschoor Av, Belville, Cape Town 7530, Cape Town, South Africa
021 914 7780
Venice to Split - 4 Days