Italy Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

The Apennines run along the Italian peninsula from the north west all the way down to the Egadi islands to the west of Sicily. Of course the whole of Italy is famed for its cuisine, and on our walking tour in the Apennines you can visit local vineyards, try local olive oils and even have a go at making pasta. This region is famous for its scenery of mountains, forests and views of the glittering Adriatic Sea. Italy also offers the chance to enjoy its long-established agriturismo, where you can ...

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Group tours

Travel to Italy with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ITALY

BEST EXPERIENCES

Enjoy spectacular walks

Enjoy spectacular walks

This part of Italy offers some of the most spectacular walking, as you explore on foot in the San Bartolo Natural Park, the Cesane Forest and the Metauro River Valley, and of course the famed Furlo Gorge, known as Italy's Grand Canyon.

Sample Italy's culinary delights

Sample Italy's culinary delights

Enjoy delicious locally-cooked cuisine throughout, and you can even learn about and take part in a pasta-making session in preparation for your well-earned dinner!

Discover the medieval town of Gubbio

Discover the medieval town of Gubbio

Gubbio is an enchanting mix of Gothic architecture, Roman ruins and meandering narrow streets. Visit the Church of St Francisco, the ancient Roman amphitheater and the 14th century houses of its Old Town.

Taste delicious local wine

Taste delicious local wine

One of the many perks of visiting this part of Italy is the abundence of fantastic world-famous wines. Enjoy wine tasting sessions and learn more about the importance of the wine industry in this region.

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WHEN TO GO

LGBTQIA+ Guidance

When planning to travel as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, there may be additional things you wish to consider doing, such as:

  • Speaking to one of our travel experts for information about travelling in your chosen destination and local attitudes towards members of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Checking the Human Dignity Trust map of countries that criminalise LGBTQIA+ people, which highlights potentially dangerous regions and countries
  • Checking the ‘Local laws and customs’ section of your country's official foreign travel advice page
  • Looking for any updates for your desired destination on the Human Rights Watch LGBTQIA+ rights page
  • Buying a recommended guidebook, as many include an LGBTQIA+ section and advice for LGBTQIA+ travellers

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Italy though you should be up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and may consider boosters for Diphtheria and Hepatitis A. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.  

Currency 

In Italy the official unit of currency is the Euro.

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to 
www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

In the churches and monasteries please dress respectfully. This may mean long trousers for men and skirts for women.  Ladies should also cover their shoulders. 

Language & Religion 

In Italy, the official language is Italian, spoken by approximately 93% of the population, however there are a number of local and regional dialects that some linguists would consider to be separate languages. Evolved from Latin, Italian has a long and celebrated history and is considered one of the most romantic languages in the world. 

Home to the Pope who resides in the heart of Rome in Vatican City, Italy is considered the cradle of Catholicism. Italy is now a secular state and many religions are now present across the country, however Roman Catholicism is still the prominent religion within the population and plays an important role in Italian culture.

Time 

Italy is 1 hour ahead of GMT.  

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.   

 

Travelling Solo In Italy

All of our small group tours are designed to cater for solo travellers: the number of solo travellers will vary from tour to tour, but usually over half will be travelling alone. Get all of the excitement of discovering new places combined with the security of travelling with an organised group, with like minded people.