Italy

Rich in history, culture, scenery, and delicious cuisine, Italy continues to be our top destination in Europe. Consider a city stay, an independent rail package (for Rome & Venice combinations), or an escorted tour if you're wanting to experience more of this beautiful country.

Itineraries may include the following city and cultural highlights:

  • Rome
  • Venice
  • Florence
  • Tuscany Region
  • Milan or Italian Alps Region
  • Isle of Capri
  • Sorrento
  • Sicily

Italy is definitely not a country I'd recommend renting a car. Parking is a nightmare, and driving is hair-raising.

We feature escorted tours by Trafalgar, Insight, Globus, and Cosmos. If you're thinking about an escorted tour to Italy, book early. Many of the more popular tours sell out quickly for travel months June through September.

More unique travel suggestions include custom itineraries with cooking classes in Tuscany. This can be combined with a number of itinerary arrangements to suit your style.

Italy Travel Packages for 2016
Escorted Tours (Trafalgar) --Upscale 4 star quality--
  • Secrets of Italy - 8 days from $2125
  • Italian Holiday - 8 days from $1850
  • Rome Explorer - 9 days from $2125
  • Rome & Tuscan Highlights at Leisure - 10 days from $2350
  • Northern Italy incl. Cinque Terre - 10 days from $2075
  • Best of the Italian Lakes at Leisure - 10 days from $1995
  • Flavors of Italy - 11 days from $2950
  • Italian Discovery - 11 days from $2575
  • Great Italian Cities at Leisure - 11 days from $2375
  • Contrasts of Italy (Rail) - 11 days from $2895
  • Italy Belissimo - 12 days from $2850
  • Italian Concerto at Leisure - 12 days from $2895
  • Best of Italy - 14 days from $2850
  • Italian Glory at Leisure - 14 days from $3550
  • Grand Italian Experience - 17 days from $4125
  • Southern Italy & Sicily - 11 days from $2395
  • Best of Italy & Sicily - 16 days from $3775
  • Classical Italy & Greece - 11 days from $2750
  • Gladiators Gondolas & Gold Family Experiences - 11 days from $2795

COSTSAVER Tours by Trafalgar - 3 to 4 star quality

  • Jewels of Italy - 8 days from $1095
  • Italian Dream - 9 days from $1295
  • Highlights of the Italian Lakes - 9 days from $1025
  • Italian Scene - 11 days from $1475
  • Splendors of Italy - 14 days from $1795
Escorted Tours (Globus) --Upscale Quality--
  • Splendors of Italy - 7 days from $1849
  • Northern Italy's Highlights & Cinque Terre - 10 days from $2369
  • Gems of Unbria and Tuscany - 9 days from $2249
  • A Taste of Italy - 7 days from $1949
  • Italy's Great Cities - 8 days from $1979
  • Italian Vista - 8 days from $1409
  • Italian Sampler - 9 days from $1799
  • Italian Tapestry - 9 days from $2519
  • Italian Highlights - 10 days from $2439
  • Italian Treasures - 11 days from $2249
  • The Best of Italy - 11 days from $2929
  • Italian Mosaic - 13 days from $2529
  • Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy - 14 days from $2429
  • The Best of Italy & Sicily - 15 days from $3529


Escorted Tours (Cosmos) --Moderate Quality
  • Gems of Italy, France & Spain - 19 days from $2499
  • Northern Italy - 8 days from $1399
  • The Magic of the Italian Lakes- 8 days from $1099
  • Splendors of Italy - 9 days from $1399
  • Italy's Best- 14 days from $1999
  • Jewels of Italy - 15 days from $1999
  • Rome Sorrento & Capri - 9 days from $1569
  • Southern Italy & Sicily - 16 days from $2339
  • Leisurely Tuscany & Rome - 8 days from $1299
  • Sicily Discvovery - 10 days from $999
  • Italy & Greece - 12 days from $1899
Escorted Tours (Insight) -- Upscale/Luxury Quality
  • Italian Intermezzo - 9 days from $1875
  • Sicily in Depth - 9 days from $2125
  • Country Roads of Puglia and the Neapolitan Riviera - 10 days from $2525
  • Country Roads of Umbria and Tuscany - 10 days from $2650
  • Best of Italy - 11 days from $2395
  • Easy Pace Italy - 11 days from $2150
  • Treasures of Italy - 12 days from $3675
  • Ultimate Italy (Gold Luxury) - 13 days from $5650
  • Italian Elegance - 13 days from $4250
  • Italian Escapade - 14 days from $4025
  • Romantic Northern Italy - 11 days from $2895
  • Country Roads of Southern Italy & Sicily - 14 days from $3625
  • Country Roads of Italy - 17 days from $4450
  • Grand Tour of Italy and Sicily - 18 days from $4875
Independent Tours
  • A Week in Rome
  • Rome and Sorrento (or reverse) rail
  • Rome and Venice (or reverse) rail
  • Rome & Taormina Riviera (air)
  • Rome, Florence, Venice rail
  • Venice, Florence, Rome & Taormina Riviera (rail/air)
  • Venice, Florence, Rome & Sorrento (rail)
  • Rome, Florence, Venice & Lake Maggiore (rail)
  • Sorrento, Rome, Florence, Venice & Lake Maggiore (rail)
  • London, Paris & Rome (rail/air)
  • London, Paris, Venice, Florence & Rome(rail/air)
  • Tuscany villa rentals
  • Rome - Florence - Venice rail packages
  • Rail/City Custom Packages
  • Hosted independent tours also available
Adventures by Disney - Family Escorted Tours --Upscale/Luxury--
  • Italy Amalfi Coast and Tuscany 8 days from $4599

Also available:

  • Contiki Tours - escorted tours for the 18 - 35 year old.
  • Tauck Tours - luxury escorted tours
  • G Adventures

Note: tours listed are consistent with the tour operator's itinerary. However, please note that Trafalgar & Insight denote the first tour day as the day you depart the US while Globus & Cosmos denote the first tour day as the day you arrive into Europe. Therefore, Trafalgar/Insight itineraries are listed as one day longer than the Globus/Cosmos itineraries.

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What is an Escorted Tour?
An escorted tour is a preplanned itinerary that includes your accomodations, tour guide, motorcoch transportation, and some meals, local tours, and activities as indicated on the itinerary. You will be traveling with other passengers (depending on tour and company, can range between 20 and 45 total passengers). The many advantages of an escorted tour includes overall value for the money, experience and expertise, and a hassle free way to enjoy your destination.

Don't simply book the least expensive escorted tours. Ask about tour inclusions and hotel location and quality, which are factors that determine package pricing. Also, book early because many of the tours sell out for popular departure dates and there is no price discount for last minute travel.

Minimum age for children traveling with their parents is generally about 8. Adventures by Disneyfeatures family oriented escorted tours, with a minimum age of 4 on many of their tours. For very small children, escorted tours are not recommended.

What is an independent tour?
An independent tour is one where your travel party is on your own. Accomodations are always included. Optional package add-ons are rail transport, airport-resort transfers, car rental, sightseeing, and excursions.

An independent tour is a great option for families, honeymoon couples, and in general the traveler who prefers to do their own thing.

Request Information if you would like to know about itineraries, departure dates, and availability for any of the escorted tours listed, or if you would like to work with a travel specialist to select the right tour or travel options to fit your needs. Custom independent tours can also be created just for you.