Touring Holidays

An escorted tour to Italy is the best way to discover this charming country which is packed with attractions from top to toe.

From Venice in the north to the island of Sicily in the south, it is famed for its iconic landmarks, elegant cities, historical treasures and exceptional cuisine. Italy is a dream destination for travellers all over the world – this dazzling country packs in so much diversity! Italy’s bustling, cosmopolitan cities are steeped in history, while the rolling countryside is evocative of a bygone era frozen in time. Sail off on a glorious island getaway, or explore unspoilt hidden beaches between the mountains and the sea.

We’ve specialised in providing escorted tours for over 50 years, and we still love to share our passion for travel with like-minded people just like you. Our Italian holidays have been carefully handcrafted by our experts to give you fantastic value for money. We pack as much as we can into your holiday price. Flights, transfers, accommodation, world-class Tour Managers and many exciting excursions are all included, so you can truly immerse yourself in the experience and enjoy.

Our award-winning holidays help you discover Italy’s fascinating history, sublime scenery, idyllic beaches and stunning, awe-inspiring sites. Whether you choose a top-to-toe or relaxed tour, you’ll be sure to have a truly authentic experience and discover why Italy is such a popular choice. After all, shared experiences in good company are something you’ll never forget. Our holidays let you discover Italy at your own pace. You can tailor your trip with optional excursions, and will have free time to explore at your leisure or relax at your hotel.


Book any Italy tour and receive a free 6-bottle case of Italian wine, if booked between 9th to 31st August 2018, and departing before July 31st 2019. This offer is for new bookings only and does not apply to any holiday booked prior to this promotion.

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From flights and hotels to meals and excursions, so much is included in the price of your holiday.


Returning customers are rewarded with a discount – all you have to do is re-book within six months of your last holiday.


You’ll have free time to explore on every holiday & you can tailor your trip too with add-ons & the chance to stay longer.


Our customers give us feedback via our customer questionnaires, & we are delighted with our consistently high scores.


Our 50 years of expertise sets us apart from the competition & guarantees an enriching travel experience every time.


Our dedicated customer support team are here when you need them, offering 24/7 peace of mind.

Explore Italy from top to toe

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