Italy Holidays 

Visitors have been flocking to this picturesque country for centuries to enjoy its unique, charming character. Italy tours are the perfect way to explore the wonders of the Renaissance and Baroque architecture, delicious cuisine, fine wine, cultural cities and the sun-kissed coastline.

Where to visit during tours to Italy

This warm and welcoming country is a treasure trove for travellers, revealing gems in every port, town and city. From historic rolling vineyards to characterful coastline, there is an array of charming sights to discover during our Italy trips.

The lakes hold a great deal of allure – attracting and inspiring poets, painters and botanists for many centuries. Explore pastel pink and yellow houses set against a backdrop of the Alps during our magical Villas and Gardens of the Italian Lakes tour.

Admire the astonishing natural beauty of the Amalfi coast on our hugely popular Secret Naples and Ravello tour. Enjoy striking waterfronts and breathtaking views of the Gulf in Naples, as well as palaces, castles, churches, catacombs and Medieval and Renaissance monuments. Then, embark on an expedition to the nearby volcanic island Ischia for hot springs, numerous bays and tropical vegetation.

Italy’s cities offer a vibrant character that is truly unique. During our Italy tours to Venice & the Ducal Cities, you can do so much – float down the canals in Venice, meander narrow cobbled streets in Vicenza, discover the famous Romeo and Juliet balcony in Verona and explore Romanesque, Renaissance and medieval architecture in Parma. From Puglia’s unique and mysterious Trulli and Sassi buildings, to the preserved towns of Pompeii and its neighbour Herculaneum. Furthermore, you’ll find elegant spa towns, rolling green hills and secret streets filled with history.

It really is impossible to paint a perfect picture of what’s on offer in this colourful country. Come and see it for yourself with our carefully curated range of escorted tours to Italy.

When to go on tours to Italy

Italy has a Mediterranean climate, which varies greatly across the country. The south usually has hot, sun-drenched summers, while northern areas experience slightly milder temperatures. The best time of year to visit the country really depends on which of our Italy tours you choose.

Between April and June, you can witness the spectacular bloom of the gardens and olive groves surrounding the northern lakes. Pleasant temperatures in the mid-20s mean you can explore the beautiful villages, mountains and water in comfort.

If you’re planning on embarking on one of our Italy trips to the Amalfi coast, the summer months are the best time to visit. Warm weather, long sun-filled days and luscious green vegetation makes for a wonderful experience.

Or, if you’d like to meander around the cobbled streets of Italy’s cities, this can be enjoyed all-year round. Spring and summer months are perfect for those seeking warm sunshine, and the autumn months ideal for travellers who prefer cooler temperatures as they explore.

No matter when you choose to visit, our guided tours to Italy have been created by our experts to ensure you have a luxurious and comfortable holiday. By travelling in a small group, you can experience the true character of each destination in a relaxed and informal manner. Browse our Italy guided tours below to start your journey to the holiday of a lifetime. 

Explore Italy Virtually

You can now explore Italy from the comfort of your home. Here are some of our favourite spots:

'The Floating City', Venice
Vatican Museums, Vatican City
Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Discover more of the world virtually with Jules Verne.


Weather & Climate in Italy

The weather in Italy varies considerably from north to south. Summer lingers longer in city centres. In the south, summers are far hotter and drier and temperatures more akin to those in North Africa prevail, often reaching above 30°C. 

When to go to Italy

Around the northern Italian lakes a mild microclimate prevails, benefiting the olive groves and tropical gardens that surround the lake, most of which come into spectacular bloom between April and June. Depending on your Italy holidays, tour and and trip plans, there are a number of ways to make the most of the gentler Italian climate.

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