Italy

Italy dips down out of Europe and into the Mediterranean like a sleek stiletto, so it’s hardly surprising its citizens are known for impeccable style and fashion. Once containing the great Roman Empire stretching across the globe, it now boasts some of the most spectacular architecture, frescoes, sculptures and Renaissance paintings in all of Europe.

More than 3,000 years of history are spread across landscapes ranging from quiet, pastoral hillside olive farms and seaside fishing villages to the Armani-wearing, scooter-driving and espresso-drinking buzz of the big cities. Italy is also home to more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country on earth, with an incredible 54 places of global historical significance dotted around the country.

Italy’s cities reveal awe-inspiring architecture from the curved arches of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence to the crumbling magnificence of the Colosseum in Rome. Home of da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Botticelli, its artworks are a visual feast.

Nestled into the outskirts of Rome is the independent Vatican City, seat of the Pope and home to the famous St Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel. The influence of the Holy Catholic Church on the people of Italy is still evident today, with holy festivals, carnivals, and parades in almost every city, town and village.

From the twisting canals of Venice to the beaches of the Riviera, and the rocky crags of the Alps to the slopes of the Dolomites and Apennines, Italy offers unique experiences to every kind of tourist.

Featured Trips - Italy

There’s a whole world of possibilities out there, here are just a few we’ve hand-selected for you to discover.

Local Living Italy: Amalfi Coast

Charming hilltop towns, acres of lemon groves and vineyards, mile after mile of stunning cliffs kissed by cobalt-blue waters… its official name is the Amalfi Coast, but this magical land answers to “heaven.” On this trip, you’ll live like one of the region’s (incredibly lucky) locals, discovering the small towns, mountain trails, and local customs of this uniquely beautiful place. Explore the ruins of Pompeii in the morning, hike the coastline of the Med by afternoon, and tuck into bed at your converted 17th-century monastery home base at sundown. It’s paradise, found.

Small Group Tour

8 Days

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$2,199*

Local Living Italy: Amalfi Coast

Charming hilltop towns, acres of lemon groves and vineyards, mile after mile of stunning cliffs kissed by cobalt-blue waters… its official name is the Amalfi Coast, but this magical land answers to “heaven.” On this trip, you’ll live like one of the region’s (incredibly lucky) locals, discovering the small towns, mountain trails, and local customs of this uniquely beautiful place. Explore the ruins of Pompeii in the morning, hike the coastline of the Med by afternoon, and tuck into bed at your converted 17th-century monastery home base at sundown. It’s paradise, found.

Best of Italy

“The trick to really connecting with Italians is to accept their love of the 3 ‘F’s – Food, Friends and Family.” – Andrew Ainscough, Travel Director

Gain VIP access into the Vatican Museums and witness the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, discover ancient treasures of Rome with a passionate local, cruise to St. Mark’s Square in Venice, visit Piazza della Signoria on your guided walking tour in Florence, and enjoy the views as you are driven in an iconic open-top taxi at the Isle of Capri!

Group Tour

11 Days

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CAD

$4,195*

Best of Italy

Gain VIP access into the Vatican Museums and witness the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, discover ancient treasures of Rome with a passionate local, cruise to St. Mark’s Square in Venice, visit Piazza della Signoria on your guided walking tour in Florence, and enjoy the views as you are driven in an iconic open-top taxi at the Isle of Capri!

Italian Escape

On this Italy escorted tour, get a taste of what the country has to offer and explore its most famous cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. Have your camera ready as you discover the historical sights of Rome, including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel with its Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling paintings. Also visit the Colosseum, the ancient amphitheater used for deadly gladiator contests. Take a step back in time as you get up close to ancient buildings and ruins to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago.

Group Tour

7 Days

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CAD

$1,749*

Italian Escape

On this Italy escorted tour, get a taste of what the country has to offer and explore its most famous cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. Have your camera ready as you discover the historical sights of Rome, including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel with its Michelangelo’s world-famous ceiling paintings. Also visit the Colosseum, the ancient amphitheater used for deadly gladiator contests. Take a step back in time as you get up close to ancient buildings and ruins to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago.

Highlights of Europe

This journey is perfect for those who want to experience the best of Europe. Explore quaint Germanic towns, appreciate the splendour of the quiet Italian Lakes and marvel at the most impressive cities on the Continent. Enjoy a private cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and enter Vatican City ahead of everyone else with special VIP access. Venture to Veneto to learn how to make the perfect Bellini and dine on rich and delicious Italian cuisine in the hills of Tuscany.

Group Tour

15 Days

from

CAD

$5,950*

Highlights of Europe

This journey is perfect for those who want to experience the best of Europe. Explore quaint Germanic towns, appreciate the splendour of the quiet Italian Lakes and marvel at the most impressive cities on the Continent. Enjoy a private cruise along the canals of Amsterdam and enter Vatican City ahead of everyone else with special VIP access. Venture to Veneto to learn how to make the perfect Bellini and dine on rich and delicious Italian cuisine in the hills of Tuscany.

European Trail: Capitals & Cafés

18-to-Thirtysomethings:

You. Europe. 26 days. This epic Paris-to-Paris romp through the Old World’s greatest cities doesn’t slow down for stragglers. Geared towards budget-conscious travelers eager to check an entire continent off their must-do list in one fell swoop, this adventure will take you from Paris’ most elegant galleries and cafés, to the stunning natural brilliance of the Swiss Alps, the ancient beauty of Italy’s Florence, the Eastern charm of Budapest and the party capitals of Berlin and Amsterdam. 

Small Group Tour

26 Days

from

CAD

$5,699*

European Trail: Capitals & Cafés

18-to-Thirtysomethings: You. Europe. 26 days. This epic Paris-to-Paris romp through the Old World’s greatest cities doesn’t slow down for stragglers. Geared towards budget-conscious travelers eager to check an entire continent off their must-do list in one fell swoop, this adventure will take you from Paris’ most elegant galleries and cafés, to the stunning natural brilliance of the Swiss Alps, the ancient beauty of Italy’s Florence, the Eastern charm of Budapest and the party capitals of Berlin and Amsterdam. 

Piazza del Duomo and leaning tower in Pisa, Italy

Custom Italy

Let us work with you to tailor a journey based on your travel style and interests. We can use an existing itinerary from one of our many suppliers as a foundation, or build one from scratch to create your ideal vacation. You decide how long you want to stay, what you want to see and experience, and the level of service offered.

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Private Tour

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Piazza del Duomo and leaning tower in Pisa, Italy

Custom Italy

Let us work with you to tailor a journey based on your travel style and interests. We can use an existing itinerary from one of our many suppliers as a foundation, or build one from scratch to create your ideal vacation. You decide how long you want to stay, what you want to see and experience, and the level of service offered.

Connect with us to start the conversation.

*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to change and availability.

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