Italy is much more than a country – Italy is a feeling, an emotion, a way of life. A place where chaos is accepted with southern nonchalance. A place steeped in culture, teeming with ancient history and overflowing with natural wonders.
Our Italy tours are designed to inspire the discerning traveller. What makes our itineraries special is the collection of unique accommodations: We use specially selected, family-run inns ranging from small wineries to exquisite palazzos. All our Italy tour packages have two things in common: They are designed to acquaint you with the country and its people and they offer good value for the money.
Below are examples of tailor-made tours of Italy. We will gladly customize a package for you, drawing on our strong knowledge of Italy derived from a wealth of personal experience.
Milan – Cinque Terre – Bologna – Verona – Lake Como
A round-trip tour from Italy's fashion capital Milan that includes the unsurpassed beauty of Lake Como, the landscapes of Cinque Terre, the history of Verona and the culinary delights of Bologna. This tour has it all.
Venice – Bolzano – Lake Garda – Cinque Terre – Florence – Bologna
Enjoy staggering landscapes and historical cities on a roundtrip tour from Venice. It will take you to the peaks of the Dolomites via the "Grande Giro delle Dolomiti", one of the most scenic routes in the Alps, then on to the Italian Riviera and charming Chianti country.
Venice – Florence – Rome – Paris
See three of Italy's most famous cities, then hop over to Paris to conclude the tour in Europe's romantic cultural capital on the River Seine.
Venice – Tuscany – Rome
An ideal package for travelers who have limited time to see the highlights of Italy. Accomodations include boutique hotels and a country house on a Tuscan wine estate. Additional destinations can be added as desired.
Munich – Salzburg – Venice – Rome – Tuscany – Lake Maggiore – Lake Constance – Neuschwanstein
This incredible 15-day tour will take you across the Alps: Before heading into the higher ranges bound for Italy, you travel from Munich to Salzburg via the pre-Alpine hills. After exploring Bella Italia's premier cities, the tour returns to Germany via Switzerland with a stop at stunning Lake Maggiore.
Rome – Sorrento – Cilento-Paestum – Tropea – Mount Etna – Taormina
Travelers looking for a mixture of city life and relaxation will enjoy this tour of southern Italy. It moves from Rome to Naples, then heads down the coast before concluding in the shadow of Mount Etna on the island of Sicily.
Palermo – Madonie Mountains – Mount Etna – Syracuse – Valley of Temples – Golfo di Castellammare
This incomparable tour of Sicily offers everything from the hubbub of Palermo to the majesty of Mount Etna. Other fascinating stops include the ancient city of Syracuse and the Valley of Temples dating back to 5 B.C.
Rome – Florence – Milan – Venice
A relaxing railway tour combines four of the country's most famous cities: Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice. While this is an ideal route for those who prefer to travel by rail, the package can be easily amended to include a rental car and additional destinations.
Amalfi Coast – Rome – Tuscany – Lake Garda – Venice
In just five stops our favorite tour manages to cover key destinations in southern, central and northern Italy at a relaxed pace. In addition to major destinations such as Rome and Venice, the itinerary includes an out-of-the-way stop at a working winery in Tuscany and a stay at a fabulous B&B high above romantic Lake Garda, often regarded as the most beautiful of the northern lakes.
Venice – Lake Maggiore – Zermatt – Lake Geneva – Zurich – Andermatt – Lake Garda
A round-trip tour from Venice that includes not one but two inspiring Alpine tours on the way from Italy to Switzerland and back. Besides Europe's highest mountain, the Matterhorn, you will stop at three beautiful lakes: Lake Maggiore, Lake Geneva and Lake Garda. The tour could easily be amended to begin and end in Zurich.
Siracusa – Enna – Selinunte – Madonie Mountains – Aeolian Islands – Mount Etna – Taormina
A two-week tour from Catania that visits the island's most ancient sites and archaeological monuments. Additional destinations such as Modica, Erice and Palermo can be added as desired.
Lake Maggiore – Andermatt – Davos – Bolzano – Lake Garda
While most tours cut through the Alps on a north-south plane, this roundtrip tour from Milan proceeds from west to east through some of the most magnificent mountain landscapes in the world. An Alpine tour deluxe that will take you from Andermatt and Davos in Switzerland to Bolzano in Italy, travelling via two beautiful Italian Lakes.
Paris – Côte d’Azur – Milan – Venice – Florence – Rome
This rail package connects the most popular destinations in both France and Italy. After exploring Paris and Nice the journey takes you around the Riviera to Milan, then continues on to Venice, Florence and finally the ancient city of Rome.
Naples – Pompei – Capri – Amalfi Coast – Matera – Castel del Monte
Get away from it all in sunny Capri and on the Amalfi Coast, two of the most beautiful destinations in Italy, if not all of Europe. The tour concludes with a trip to the cave dwellings of Matera in the interior and the World Heritage Site Castel del Monte. Arrival and departure from Naples.
Rome – Umbria – Tuscany – Lake Garda – Venice
We have selected some of our best accommodations for each top destination. Perfect for your honeymoon, special occasion or just as a treat: exploring Italy's treasures! Additional destinations can be added as desired.
Florence – Siena – Umbria – Rome
Between two of the world's most beautiful cities see picturesque Tuscany and unspoiled Umbria. Stay at a working winery and a former monastery. Additional stops can be added as desired.
Rome – Sorrento – Matera – Otranto – Castel del Monte – Gargano National Park
Discover the treasures of southeast Italy on this off-the-beaten-track tour of Apulia. Far away from large tourist hotels you can enjoy the scenery and explore historical dwellings, such as the caves in Matera, traditional Trulli houses and an octagonal castle built by a medieval emperor.
Lake Garda – Dolomites – Venice
Venice being a gem among the Italian cities happens to be located close to one of the most remarkable regions of the Alps: The Dolomites. Without having to do much driving you will explore both.
Mount Etna – Taormina – Enna – Siracusa
The trip to Sicily's highest mountain focuses on the island's unspoiled interior and the two coastal towns of Taormina and Siracusa with their charming old towns, greek theatres and archäological sites.
A fascinating tour that will take you to a part of Italy wrongly neglected by most tourists, where the country's Greek, Roman and Norman past remain a tangible part of the present.
Costa Smeralda – Barbagia – Costa Rei – Costa del Sud – Gallura
The grand tour of Sardinia covers nearly the entire island from the Emerald Coast to the southern beaches.
Florence – Elba – Montepulciano – Siena
Sample world-class wines on this round trip tour from Florence that includes three days of rest and relaxation on the enchanting island of Elba. The next stop is a true mecca of wine lovers: Montepulciano, where you will reside at an estate specializing in winery tours and Tuscan cuisine. Finally, before returning to Florence, you will cap the tour with a stay at a functioning winery in the world-famous Chianti region. Enjoy!
Costa Smeralda – Barbagia – Bosa – Gallura
The second largest island in the Mediterranean is much more sparsely populated than its sister, Sicily, and is thus still able to offer pristine nature. The tour offers fabulous beaches, rugged back country and majestic mountains.
Mount Etna – Enna – Madonie Mountains – Taormina
An overnight stay on the slopes of an active volcano, followed by an excursion to the smoking craters at the top, is one of the most exciting experiences in Europe. The trip is suitable for anyone in average physical condition.
Munich – Innsbruck – Verona – Venice – Florence – Rome
The Alps are more than just a watershed between the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. For thousands of years they were a cultural barrier between the Germanic and the Romanic countries. On this railway tour you will experience the differences and enjoy the best of two worlds.
The tour guides that we had in Venice, Florence and Rome were all remarkable
Everything was well-organized and stress-free
The accomodations in all of our destinations were spot on