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Italy Tours & Packages

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It's easy to see why year after year, Italy is one of the most visited countries in all of Europe. From the storied canals of Venice to the art and architecture of the Eternal City of Rome, and the picturesque Amalfi Coast there's no shortage of things to see and do on our 7 - 17 day Italy tours.

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From the canals of Venice to the hills of Tuscany, explore the land of la dolce vita on a guided tour. Italy has something for everyone, relaxing days by the ocean on the Isle of Capri, shopping for Armani in the fashion mecca of Milan, the romantic canals and rose-hued light of Venice, Juliet’s balcony in Verona, the faith and museums of Vatican City, Rome’s cafes and the famous Trevi Fountain, the history of the Roman Forum and Colosseum. And then there are the fantastic cuisines, wines, and traditions you’ll encounter across the different regions of Italy. With so many things to do in Italy, it’s no wonder it’s the most popular travel destination in the world. Whether it's your first time traveling to Italy, or your fifth, there's always something new and wonderful to experience. 

Can't decide which Italian cities you want to visit? Read our roundup of Italy tours and the best places to visit in Italy to help narrow down your search.

Central Italy

Begin your Italy vacation in the eternal city of Rome. With iconic sites like the Colosseum,  Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon, plus Vatican City right next door, Rome is the perfect first stop on a tour of Italy.

Florence & Tuscany

Discover the artistic hub that is Florence. Some of the best things to do in Florence are to see Michelangelo’s David statue, among other Renaissance masterpieces, cross the Ponte Vecchio, relax in the Piazza Della Signoria, and climb the Duomo di Firenze. Elsewhere in Tuscany, you can savor Chianti wine, visit Siena and the famous Piazza del Campo, and pose in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Northern Italy

Relax in the beautiful Italian Lakes District, cruising Lake Como to see the famous white peacocks of Isola Bella. Head to Cinque Terre to see the gorgeous multicolored, cliff-hugging houses overlooking the blue sea below. In the fashion capital, Milan, admire La Scala Opera House, the Milan Cathedral, and Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” before perusing the boutiques of Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II. And don’t miss out on a chance to see Juliet’s famous balcony in Shakespeare’s Verona.

East Italy & The Adriatic Coast

Cruise along the Grand Canal of Venice, the ‘Queen of the Adriatic,’ and visit St. Mark’s Square, the stunning Doge’s Palace, and Bridge of Sighs. And don’t miss a traditional glass-blowing demonstration in Murano! Travel southeast to the orange and olive groves of the region of Puglia and its most spectacular town, Alberobello, to explore the small, white-washed stone houses known as Trulli. Visit Matera, the biblical backdrop for the film ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ for exploration of the Sassi — a labyrinth of cave dwellings, churches, staircases, and arches, hewn out of solid rock. 

Southern Italy & Sicily

Take your Italy tours south to Pompeii, a city frozen in time. Journey on to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast for sunshine, alluring turquoise waters, and cliffside lemon groves. Or, take a boat ride to stylish Capri, the Isle of Dreams. Delve into the rich history of Sicily in Taormina, Palermo, and Syracuse while watching the sunrise over Mount Etna.

Frequently Asked Questions About Italy Tours

  • When is the best time to tour Italy?
    There’s never a bad time to visit Italy. There’s something special about each season. Though, we think the best time to tour Italy is in Fall (or Autumn). It “falls” directly after peak season, and it is very similar to visiting in the Spring as there are fewer crowds of people and more days of fantastic weather. 
  • What are the best places to visit in Italy?
    This answer depends on what you’re specifically looking for in a vacation. If it’s your first time, we suggest focusing on an itinerary that features the best of Italy and visiting the major cities of Florence, Rome, and Venice. If you’re looking to explore an area in more depth, then visiting Umbria and Tuscany, Puglia and the Neapolitan Riviera, or even the whole Southern Region with Sicily is a good call. We say there’s something for everyone, during any season, in Italy, making it a great destination. You’ve got the history of Rome and Vatican City, the art of Florence, the canals and gondoliers of Venice, the wines of Tuscany, and some of the best food and wine you’ve ever had no matter where you are in the country.
  • How many days should I spend in Italy?
    If you can, stay as long as possible, Italy is amazing. Though, traveling Italy for at least seven days is recommended to experience Italy to the fullest. However, if you’re traveling for less than a week or on a tour of Europe that travels through Italy, you will still be able to experience much of the beauty and splendor Italy has to offer.
  • How many months in advance should I plan a trip to Italy?
    We recommend you plan your Italy trip between 3 -10 months before you want to travel. Airlines don’t publish fares much further out than 10-11 months. You should look to book your vacation once you can lock in your flights. Luckily, we take care of all of that for you. If travelers want to go for a special anniversary or event, they’ll book years in advance so they know they’re set and can let us handle it from there.

    It’s essential to ensure your passport is valid for at least six months after you’re planning to return to the states and that you have any visas you’ll need to travel. Planning earlier allows you plenty of time to renew your passport or apply for a visa if required. Travel rules are changing daily. If unsure, ask your Travel Specialist or find out more with our simple destination guide.

Why Should You Visit Italy?

The reasons to travel to Italy are unending. With such a rich history, amazing landmarks, captivating scenery, traditional cuisine, and hospitality, you can’t go wrong planning to visit Italy.