Touring Holidays In Italy
Far and away our most popular destination, it’s fair to say that we’re in love with Italy. All of our tours include flights, accommodation, transfers, excursions and award-winning local guides, so forget the stress of planning and navigating once you get there.
Savour more authentic Italian culture
Uncover the beautiful Italian lakes
Discover islands & coasts
Local Expert Guides to assist & inspire
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Top Places to Visit & Tourist Attractions In Italy
If relaxing by a stunning natural backdrop and soaking up the rays of sunshine as they bounce off of a glistening lake sounds like a dream, then you might enjoy one of our fantastic Italian lake holidays. With escapes to Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, there is plenty of choices. Each holiday offers guided tours to see the must-see attractions of these beautiful locations along with plenty of leisure time to relax and unwind near the crystal-blue waters of Italy’s northern lakes. Our Italian Lake holidays also include transfers, flights, accommodation and a selection of excursions with an expert guide.
Rolling green hills, tall Italian Cyprus trees and red-roofed medieval cities await us on one of our trips to Tuscany. This incredible region is famous for its scenery and its pivotal role in history as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. When travelling with us to Tuscany, we’ll admire incredible artwork, visit must-see attractions, taste local Chianti, sample traditional Tuscan foods and learn the history of the region from our expert guide. Each of our holidays gives us plenty of free time to truly immerse ourselves in this spectacular culture by taking in the sites on our own or just relaxing in the Tuscan sun.
More of a city lover? Then our trips to Italy’s most famous city might sound more appealing! Take in the must-see attractions of Italy’s capital on our Highlights of Rome and Umbria including Assisi tour or enjoy a short city break to find out why Rome has captured the heart of so many people over the years. On our trips to Rome, we’ll admire iconic sites like the Colosseum and Roman Forum, visit the smallest country in the world, the Vatican, and have time to explore the buzzing atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage City.
Italy is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, and there’s no better way to experience its aquamarine waters than on a holiday to one of the country’s beautiful islands. On our trips to Sardinia and Sicily, we’ll take in beautiful coastlines by boat, visit history-steeped villages and learn how thousands of years of sea trade influenced the culture of these islands. Each of our holidays also allows for plenty of free time to soak up the sun and relax on pristine beaches.
A Guided Holiday Experience In Italy
Explore Italy’s awe-inspiring landscapes and discover its unrivalled art cities and culture. Experience the true ‘Dolce Vita’, as you relax alongside shimmering lakes and aquamarine sea. It’s no surprise that this incredible country is our most popular destination. Italy really does have something for everyone and you’ll be sure to find a holiday to match your individual needs. From stunning Lake Garda to the rustic Tuscan countryside, the vibrant city of Rome to the stylish Sorrento coast, we’ve been showing travellers the best of Italy for over 20 years. Whether it’s a city break, opera break, sun holiday or cultural trip, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with Italy when travelling with us on one of our fantastic holidays.
Italian Holiday FAQs
Do I require a holiday visa to travel to Italy?
All EU/EEA nationals must present their valid passport on arrival in Italy. A visa is not required for EU passport holders. For information on visa requirements for non-EU citizens, we recommend you contact the Italian embassy or consulate in your country of residence. UK citizens can find further information by visiting www.gov.co.uk
Will I be met at the airport when I arrive in Italy?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide can give you tips and advice on any aspect of your Italy holiday.
Is it safe to tour Italy?
The places visited while touring Italy are generally safe and our guides will always keep an eye out for you. However, where tourists congregate, there can be opportunists and pickpockets. Be vigilant and always take good care of your personal belongings. Make use of the safe at your hotel, and carry a photocopy of your passport when out and about. Always take extra care if using public transport.
Can I use my bank cards while holidaying in Italy?
Most bank cards can be used in Italian ATMs. Most retailers accept major debit and credit cards. We recommend you contact your bank/card provider to check if charges will apply.
What advice do you have for tipping in restaurants while in Italy?
In restaurants, a tip of 5-10% is welcomed, but not obligatory. A cover charge (called ‘Pane e coperto’ ) will be added to your bill in some restaurants. This incorporates the table setting with a bread basket and doesn’t include any gratuities. However, if you see ‘servizio incluso’ on your bill, then service charge is included. For table service in bars and cafes, a few coins (50c +) will be appreciated by your servers.
What kind of plugs / sockets are used in Italy?
The most common plug type is the continental two-pin round, although some hotels have installed 3-pin square sockets. We recommend you pack an adaptor, just in case.
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.