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.
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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.
Known as the ‘pearl of the lake’, Bellagio is home to incredibly well-preserved historic buildings, narrow cobbled lanes and chic shops selling beautiful Italian handmade items including scarves, jewellery and handbags. The town is small enough to walk around and an ideal spot for taking views of the lake. On our trips to Lake Como, we’ll take a boat ride around the lake to visit the gorgeous town of Bellagio and have plenty of free time to explore the beautiful gardens, serene views and authentic shops at a leisurely pace.
Villa Balbianello is a spectacular 18th-century villa set on the shores of Lake Como. The villa contains an impressive Italianate garden that was completely renovated in the early 20th century and is built on terraces of majestic plane trees overlooking the sparkling lake. The villa is also famous for its appearance in films like Casino Royale and Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones. Travellers on our Lake Como holidays will enjoy plenty of free time to visit this must-see attraction.
One of the most stunning things about Lake Como is the dramatic Alpine scenery that surrounds it. On our trips to the lake, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the Alps on a full day excursion on the Bernina Express, a UNESCO World Heritage Railway. During this panoramic journey, we’ll see views of White Lake, Black Lake and breathtaking glaciers. We’ll also visit the Swiss mountain town of St. Moritz, where we’ll have time to take in the beautiful scenery, wander the town’s charming streets and shop for Swiss chocolates.
Just a short drive away from Lake Como is Italy’s northern capital and fashion hub, Milan. On our Lake Como holidays, we’ll visit this incredible city with an expert guide by our side to give us an overview of its fascinating history. We’ll stroll past the Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral, along with the world’s oldest shopping mall, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Plus, we’ll enjoy some free time to go shopping or view some of the Milan’s famous art galleries.
On our summer holidays to Lake Como, enjoy plenty of free time to soak up the sun at some of the lake’s fabulous ‘lidos’ or beaches. Almost every town on the lake includes a lido, and there are plenty of public and beach club options to choose from. Some of these lidos, likes the ones in Riva Bianca and Onno, are traditional public beaches. While others, like those in the towns of Cadenabbia and Bellagio, are more exclusive, boasting pools, bars and sun loungers for a fee.
A Guided Holiday Experience In Italy
Situated in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy offers visitors the opportunity to admire a stunning natural landscape, enjoy delicious cuisine, relax along the beautiful coastline, and explore a unique culture. 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
What is included in my holiday?
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
Will I be met at the airport?
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 is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
What is the deposit and when is full payment due?
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
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.