Italy is a destination on most people's bucket list. For over 25 years, we have been a top seller of Italy tours and vacations. We have personally traveled to most regions in Italy, and offer only the most reputable travel companies to meet every budget. We offer escorted Italy tours, rail vacations, Italy small group travel, family vacations and customized trips.
The sky is the limit. Walk in the footsteps of Caesar. Take in the art and architecture of renowned painters and sculptors. Indulge in a creamy Gelato or handmade cannoli. Get lost exploring the hilltop villages and medieval towns. Stroll over the many bridges of Venice and end your day with a romantic gondola ride or a dance under the stars in St. Mark’s Square. Shop for designer brands, Murano glass, Italian leather boots and jackets. Taste the wine and olive oil they have been producing in this region for centuries. Sit in a bustling piazzas taking in the Italian way of life. We assure you an Italy guided vacation is something that you will never forget.
Inclusions will vary depending on whether you selected a budget, first class, deluxe or luxury Italy tour. However all Italy tours include hotel accommodations, a professional tour guide and driver, daily breakfast and some sightseeing.
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The best months to travel to Italy are April, May, early June, mid to late September and October. Temperatures tend to be more mild, and the main sites are a bit less crowded. August can be quite hot. During the winter months you can also find some nice deals if you don't mind the cold weather, especially in Northern Italy.
The most popular Italy tours explore Rome, Florence and Venice. However, there is so much to see and do throughout this vast country beyond these 3 amazing cities. You can focus on visiting just the Italian Lakes area. Spend time in Tuscany and Cinque Terre enjoying culinary and wine delights. Start in Rome and head south all the way Sicily or spend your days basking in the Mediterranean sun in the Amalfi Coast.
One thing is for certain, Italy tours offer something for every interest, including those that love food and wine, architecture, art, music or shopping.Rome: On most Italy tours, Rome if the starting point, and you will normally have at least a half day of sightseeing included in the price. Highlights could include the Colosseum, Roman Forum, the Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Don't forget to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain which many feel will ensure your return to Rome.
Florence: Your next stop popular itineraries, is usually Florence. When you arrive in Florence, it is easy to pick out the pointed tower of the Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo Cathedral's massive dome, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Outside of the Duomo is Giotto's graceful Campanile or Bell Tower. Not far from the cathedral is the Piazza della Signoria, one of the most popular squares in Florence. Other places you may want to visit are the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio bridge, Bobli Gardens and the Accademia.
Venice: The heart of Venice centers around St. Mark's Square. The piazza is huge yet harmonious with covered galleries all around sheltering luxury shops and cafes. Places of interest include the Accademia Gallery, Basilica San Marco, the Grand Canal, Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge.
Visit Italy and create memories that will last the rest of your life!