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With classical cities, tranquil lakeside towns, and laid-back rural landscapes, Italy is arguably one of the world's most romantic destinations. From the grand waterways of Venice to Rome's mighty ancient monuments, and Puglia's unspoilt, rugged coastline, our range of Italian tours fully immerse you in the sights, sounds, and tastes of this incomparable destination. With escapes spanning the length and breadth of the country, travel with us and discover authentic local experiences as well as free time to explore at your own pace; wander down enticing side streets, feast on world-class street food, or simply spend a lazy afternoon with a coffee and a book at a cosy pavement café. Or, opt for an all inclusive holiday and indulge in true relaxation, with all your meals and complimentary drinks included.

There's an option to tempt all travellers in Italy. Embark upon a grand tour of Italy by train and you'll have the chance to admire the contrast of rolling hillsides with historical landmarks in comfort. Step back in time in Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's most famous love story Romeo and Juliet. Or relax in the picturesque setting of Lake Garda, where you can enjoy some of Europe's stunning panoramas. Finally, the idyllic terracotta roofs of Tuscany draw many visitors to the strikingly pretty area, which is also famous for its gastronomic delights; it's the perfect place to for foodies to enjoy deliciously rustic Italian food, washed down with a glass of local wine.

Holiday ideas for Italy

Lake Garda All Inclusive
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4.3 stars(39 reviews)
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Basilica di Santa Croce, Lecce
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4.4 stars(61 reviews)
2022AprMayJunSepOct
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£1,099 pp
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Portofino
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4.0 stars(35 reviews)
2022AprMayJunJulSepOct
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£1,199 pp
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Lake Como All Inclusive
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4.1 stars(25 reviews)
2022Apr
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Rome
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Where to go and what to see

Top Destinations

Sorrento

 

  • Lake Como
  • Lake Garda
  • Tuscany
  • Venice
  • Sorrento 

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Must-see sights

Bari

 

  • Island of Capri
  • Bari
  • Verona & Venice
  • Portofino & San Futuosso
  • Pompeii

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Lake Garda All Inclusive
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4.3 stars(39 reviews)
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Basilica di Santa Croce, Lecce
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4.4 stars(61 reviews)
2022AprMayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick, London Heathrow
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Portofino
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  • DestinationFrance, Italy
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Tropea
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick, London Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight
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Taormina Sicily
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4.3 stars(12 reviews)
2022MayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
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  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Italian Explorer
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4.3 stars(15 reviews)
2022MayJunSepOct
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Lake Como All Inclusive
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4.1 stars(25 reviews)
2022Apr
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  • DestinationItaly, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Lake Maggiore
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4.5 stars(27 reviews)
2022AprMayJunJulSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly, Switzerland
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Rome
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4.1 stars(9 reviews)
2022AprMayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • DestinationAustria, France, Germany, Italy
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Our customers love our Italy tours
Puglia All Inclusive
01 Nov 2021
Sansom
5 stars
“Good holiday. Visits to many interesting places in Puglia over the course of one week. Good leader and well organised holiday.
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Lake Maggiore
06 Nov 2019
Mr G Trent
5 stars
“Our first group organised holiday and we really enjoyed it!
Collected by Rail Discoveries
Lake Garda All Inclusive
11 Oct 2019
Mr P Clayden
5 stars
“2nd time with you and both times we were impressed with tour managers, hotels and food. Angela our manager was always available, friendly and professional especially when my wife had serious injury and required assurance.
Collected by Rail Discoveries
Italian Explorer
18 Oct 2018
Miss J Walker
5 stars
“The holiday overall with the scenery was lovely . Although the journey from one place to another was long at times and the days long in travelling the scenery made up to it but I do think it could be explained more in the brouchures.
Collected by Rail Discoveries
The Italian Riviera
22 Oct 2021
S Williams
4 stars
“A very enjoyable holiday, spent with a lovely supportive group of fellow travellers and led by an extremely enthusiastic and helpful tour guide in James. Beautiful scenery, with plenty of interesting places to visit on our excursions. However, it involved a lot of walking and some places had lots of steps to negotiate with steep climbs. Day 1 from London to Turin was a very long one and the journey from Paris to Turin was particularly grewelling. We didn’t finish dinner until 11:15pm that evening. The transfer of luggage on this particular holiday is a very important consideration, and those with small suitcases had fewer problems. In hindsight those that had taken a larger suitcase between them as a couple would have been far better in taking a smaller one each. The staff at the Stella del mare hotel in Chiavari where we were based for the majority of the time were lovely, and the breakfast waitress couldn’t do enough for us. It was in a good location for our excursions. Dinner is not served at the hotel as inclusive on free days, which was somewhat disappointing as we found it difficult to find somewhere else to eat at that time of the season. There were issues at the hotel in Nice concerning dietary intolerances/preferences which could potentially have been fatal. The hotel in Turin was of a higher standard than the others. Although we were only based there for one night, it would have been preferable to have maintained this standard for the duration of the holiday. This was our first European trip with Rail Discoveries, and it was a very pleasant experience overall. We are now looking forward to deciding where to go with them next. Sue & Andrew - Selsey, West Sussex.
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Lake Como
20 Oct 2018
Mrs H Rippon
4 stars
“We enjoyed the full experience from meeting Lyne at St Pacress to leaving her at same place, I think she made the holiday for us The euro star to Paris was comfortable and interesting. Then the trek through Paris went well. The Hotels both going and on return were first class. The organisation on our travels went well, the down side was rushing to get on and off trains with only 4 minutes with luggage, in furture may get the luggage package to save us the hassle
Collected by Rail Discoveries
Sicily, Etna & The Aeolian Islands
18 Oct 2018
Mrs M Mix
4 stars
“Lovely holiday, beautiful Hotel. Lots of very interesting trips. But too much coach travel, not enough trains
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Rome & Sorrento
13 Jun 2018
Mr A Grant
4 stars
“Organisation was very good. Courier great. Food in Sorrento hotel very poor
Collected by Rail Discoveries
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