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Italy Tours
Luxury small group vacations to Italy

You could visit Italy every year forever, and you’d never have to repeat yourself. In the land of La Dolce Vita, each region—sometimes each village—is its own unique and totally irresistible destination.

From northern Italy's chic Lake Como, to Sicily and Puglia in the very south, with SardiniaTuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Venice, Florence & Rome in between. With us, you'll experience more than “postcard” Italy. 

Our Italy tours save you from the usual cathedral-and-cappuccino circuit. Your small group takes easy-going walks in the gorgeous countryside. You meet the locals in their market, olive groves and Tuscan farmhouse kitchens. You’ll go wine tasting and savor the local cuisine.

You won’t just visit Italy on our trip. With us, you’ll live and feel it.

Amalfi Coast

Our best-selling trips to Italy’s dazzling south coast. Stay in mythical hotels carved out of the cliffside, and explore captivating Capri.

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Venice, Florence & Rome  

The “Floating City”, “Cradle of the Renaissance” and “Caput mundi" (capital of the world). Italy’s best collection of history, culture and art.  

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Tuscany

Drink in Tuscany’s superlative landscape and unmatched art scene. Then devour Cinque Terre’s wildly rugged coastline and captivating villages.  

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Italian Lakes

Picturesque promenades, romantic villas and La Dolce Vita from dawn ‘til dusk.

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Sicily  

Ancient history and natural beauty abound: Five seconds on the sun-kissed isle of Sicily and you can consider yourself utterly captivated. 

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Sardinia & Corsica 

Hobnob with rural shepherds – and the yacht set – on a visit to Sardinia that also includes the nearby French island of Corsica.  

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Puglia

For something more rustic and off-the-beaten path, head to Italy’s heel and fill your boots with fairytale towns, decadent churches and delicious countryside. 

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Guided Tours of Italy

Culture + Walking Tours in Italy
From the alpine breezes that cool the villas on Lake Como to sun-warmed Sicily, the culture, climate and terrain make walking in Italy deliciously diverse. Walk rustic countryside to meet friends in family-run vineyards and olive groves, visit villas, sleepy towns and ancient ruins, and drink in the best views of rolling hills and rugged coastline.

Family Vacations in Italy
Show your kids or grandkids what all the fuss is about. Take them on a family trip to Venice, Florence and Rome. It’s an incredible introduction to Italian life. Or take the family to the Amalfi Coast and Capri where Vesuvius and Pompeii come to life for everyone in the company of our expert, local (and total awesome) guides.

Italy Cooking Tours
How do you know if you are right for a Classic Journeys culinary tour to Italy? Ask yourself this question: Do I enjoy great food and wine in jaw-dropping settings with wonderful people? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to make ravioli under the Tuscan sun, gather picnic supplies at the San Lorenzo market in Florence, enjoy a cheese-tasting with a shepherd, prepare your own pizzas in a wood-fire oven using the famous mozzarella cheese from Naples, taste olive oil at a working mill, and enjoy a cooking session and wine tasting on the grounds of a 15th century castle.

How do I plan a perfect trip to Italy? 
Choose one of our itineraries below. All are expertly crafted trips of a lifetime, led by the best local guides. Or, request a private custom tour, which we will craft completely around your wishes. 

How to plan an Italian vacation:

1) Browse all of our Italy trips.

2) Download the Italy itineraries that interest you, directly from the Italy tour pages, or right here

3) If you have any questions, email us, or phone our expert Travel Experience Specialists at 800-200-3887.

4) If you like the trip as it appears on the itinerary, the pricing and dates will be right there for you to select.

5) Reserve your Italian trip of a lifetime by placing a deposit.

What are the best southern Italy tours?

Our best escorted tours to southern Italy include— 

Amalfi & Capri: Naples, Pompei, Capri, Positano 

Puglia: Matera, Lecce, Alberobello, Brindisi 

Sicily: Palermo, Agrigento, Siracusa, Taormina, Canania 

Sardinia: Alghero, Oilena  

What are the best northern Italy tours? 

Our best escorted tours to northern Italy include: 

Italian Lakes: Bellagio, Stresa, Milan 

These tours combine northern Italy and central Italy:

Venice, Florence & Rome 

Tuscany & The Cinque Terre

What are the best central Italy tours? 

Venice, Florence & Rome 

Tuscany & The Cinque Terre 

What is the best time to travel to Italy? 

The best time of year to go to Italy depends on what you prefer from your vacation: 

Visit in the summer (between July and September) for the warmest weather. 

Visit in spring (April - June), or fall (late September - October) for milder weather and less crowds. 

Visit in winter (November – February) for Christmas markets, quiet cities and beaches. 

How many days do I need to see Italy? 

It can take a lifetime to explore all of Italy, but we recommend a minimum of 7 days to see the best of one of Italy’s regions. To visit multiple regions all over Italy, consider a 2 or 3 week tour. Our itineraries can be booked back-to-back, or we can create a private tour around the amount of time you have, and the places you wish to see. 

What should I pack for Italy? 

Warm weather clothes. 

Comfortable walking shoes. 

A cover up or jacket for the evenings. 

Sunglasses and sunscreen. 

Camera. 

Euros. 

I want to experience an authentic Italian tradition, can I plan my trip around this?

Absolutely, we love the different Italian traditions (read our blog on them here) and can arrange a trip to suit the location and dates of whichever tradition in Italy you want to experience!

Italy Vacations

A Taste of Tuscany

Culinary

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT, DEC 

Amalfi Coast & Capri

Family

6 Days, 5 Nights
MAR, JUN, JUL 

Amalfi Coast & Capri

Special Edition

6 Days, 5 Nights
DEC 

Amalfi Coast & Capri

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Amalfi, Al Buon Gusto!

Culinary

6 Days, 5 Nights
APR, SEP 

Italian Lake Retreats

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT 

Puglia

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Sardinia & Corsica

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Sicily

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Tuscany & the Cinque Terre

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT 

Venice, Florence & Rome

Family

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, JUN, JUL, DEC 
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