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Escorted tours in Italy

Our verdict:

An escorted journey through Italy – whether based in a single town or a top to toe grand tour - is guaranteed to enhance your experience of this magnificent country. Your guide will be a conduit to its art-laden galleries, Renaissance churches, medieval hill towns and the bones of the Roman empire. But there'll also be lots of free time to savour Italy's everyday cultural and artistic heritage too.

Recommended tour operator: Travelsphere

Travelsphere says

We have specialised in escorted group tours worldwide for more than 50 years, arranging insightful, fun and award-winning itineraries led by our own knowledgeable and friendly tour managers and hand-picked local guides.

  • Outstanding value
  • Inspiring itineraries
  • Professional tour managers

Our most popular destination is Italy, where we have crafted some wonderful trips from five days to two weeks. We cover the mainland from top to toe, as well as Sicily, Sardinia, Elba and the Aeolian Islands. With year-round departures, from spring in Portofino to Christmas in the Dolomites, we’re confident you will find the perfect tour to suit your interests and budget.

Our 14-night Grand Tour of Italy does exactly what it says on the tin. We’ll take you from Venice to southern Sicily via such magical places as Bologna, Pisa, Orvieto, Montecassino, Pompeii and Taormina – all included in the price. There are optional excursions in Florence, Rome and to Capri or you can simply relax at your own pace.

Marvel at the sheer natural beauty of the Italian Lakes on our one week Magnificent Maggiore & Como tour. Based at a lakefront hotel on Lake Maggiore, there’s a mix of inclusive tours and free time – our private cruise on Lake Como is just one of the highlights included in the price.

You don’t have to be an expert in Roman history to be fascinated by Pompeii and Herculaneum. Based in a delightful hotel overlooking the Bay of Naples, this one week trip has a relaxed feel whilst also including some guided tours.

Based in a charming hotel throughout, our one week Amalfi Coast Tour is a leisurely – and delicious – introduction to this world-famous coastline. We’ll take you to Amalfi town and Ravello, lively Sorrento and also include a Limoncello tasting and winery visit.

On the Island of Elba, relax and discover this historic island. We include fascinating excursions to Napoleon’s villa, eastern Elba and Marina di Campo. Our characterful small hotel is on a B&B basis so you can discover the local restaurants, trattoria and bars of Marciana Marina, the colourful fishing village which is a few steps away.

Our tours attract all ages with a mix of couples, friends and solo travellers. The atmosphere is always sociable with an emphasis on enjoying delicious local cuisine and wines, as well as experiencing “wow” moments.

All our prices represent outstanding value for money and it’s always worth checking our last-minute offers.

All our holidays include flights as well as breakfast daily and most dinners, porterage and sightseeing.

Explore our full range of escorted tours throughout Italy.

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