Escorted Tour Holidays to the Italian Islands

"Refreshing Sicilian granita, a walkway lined with ornate roman mosaics and breathtaking beaches – we adored the Italian islands!"

Escape to Italy’s magical islands for unrivalled dramatic scenery. Explore the rugged Sardinian coastline and the atmospheric, cultural melting pot of Sicily. Ascend Sicily’s imposing Mount Etna by cable car and immerse yourself in a wonderfully unique lunar landscape. Be bold, get up close and walk to the crater. In Sardinia, discover the architectural wonders of Nuraghe La Prisgiona, featuring megalithic stone structures. Alternatively, delight in the rugged coastline of Elba, the island that famously harboured the exiled Napoleon. You never know what you might find!

Sardinia

Sardinia is one of the most beautiful islands in the world – truly unspoilt and a paradise for nature and sea lovers alike. Long white sand beaches and coves are met by clear, pristine waters. For the explorer amongst us - the island is covered by mountains, forests and fantastic hiking trails. Sardinia is also full of quaint villages, fantastic wines unique to the island, delicious food, and – more than anything else – welcoming people.

On our guided tour of Sardinia – we start the tour with a visit to one of the most exclusive coasts in the world - the Emerald Coast – so you can see for yourself why this glamorous destination is a magnet for the rich and famous.

In contrast, the island’s interior is rugged and rural, with 25% of it being environmentally preserved and many plants endemic to the island. Our travellers get a chance to enjoy the landscape and get an authentic glimpse of rural Sardinian life when they visit the rural village of Aggius and indulge in an array of local dishes over a leisurely farmhouse lunch.

With sailing trips around the island (passing the natural habitat of bottlenose dolphins), snorkelling, wine tasting and archaeological excursions all on offer – this is a destination packed full of unforgettable experiences.

Sicily

A visit to Sicily is truly unforgettable. As Italy's largest island - with exceptional sandy beaches contrasting with dramatic rugged coastlines, delightful villages and towns, as well as an abundance of ancient ruins and archaeological sites - as cliched as it sounds, there really is something for everyone.

Throughout history, Sicily has been at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East and subsequently inherited cultures and cuisine from all three. The imprints left throughout the past centuries from all these diverse cultures has created Sicily’s unique identity, rich in history. There are over 24 archaeological sites. On our Best of Sicily tour - we’ll enjoy the landscape on our journey from the East to the West of the island.  You can be amazed by the beauty of the mosaics of the Roman Villa del Casale – there’s the best views from the built raised walk trail! Then walk back another thousand years to the Greeks, in the Valley of the Temples. We’ll ascend the biggest and most famous volcano in Europe, Mount Etna with a panoramic cable car ride. You could even take an optional 4X4 adventure to the crater’s rim!  Seeing the massive volcanic craters and the steaming ground up close is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

And naturally, as with all Travelsphere tours, our escorted Sicily tour is packed full of local cuisine - from street food in Palermo to granita tasting in Taormina. What's not to love?!

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The Islands of Italy Escorted Tours

Discover the islands of Italy on a Travelsphere Escorted Holiday

Travel with us and we'll show you the must-see landmarks and attractions and help you sample the lifestyle, traditions and cuisine. Our experienced Tour Managers will be there every step of the way, to ensure things run smoothly and to share with you fascinating insights no guide book could ever provide.

We'll take care of everything for you
  • Return & internal flights included where applicable
  • Experienced Tour Manager
  • Included excursions
  • Over 50 years operating tours
  • ATOL protected and a member of ABTA
  1. Sardinia

    Sardinia's Emerald Coast

    Join the jet set on this idyllic Mediterranean island, where millionaires' yachts and designer boutiques are the norm.

    • Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service
    • Return flights
    • 7 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel and 15 meals

    8 days from
    £1,349.00
    was £1,449.00
    Explore
  2. Sicily, Italy

    The Best of Sicily

    Brooding Mount Etna forms a dramatic backdrop to your discoveries as you revel in Roman history and uncover medieval treasures.

    • Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service
    • Return flights
    • 7 nights half-board in 4-star hotels and 15 meals

    8 days from
    £1,449.00
    was £1,549.00
    Explore

The holiday was a perfect introduction to Sicily, so good in fact that it has made us want to revisit. A lot of this was down to the professionalism of our Tour Manager, Roberto, who was attentive and informative... Congratulations and well done Travelsphere on creating a wonderful holiday experience.

Ms Walden | Classic Sicily