From Rome's ancient streets to the romantic canals of Venice, be seduced by a slice of La Dolce Vita.
Our Italy trips score an average of 4.78 out of 5 based on 1003 reviews in the last year.
Intrepid made our time in Italy unforgettable - we saw and experienced so many things we would never have done otherwise.
Review submitted 14 Oct 2018
My 15 day trip to Italy was amazing. Andrea was a wonderful tour guide and was extremely knowledgeable, informative and fun. The trip was well planned and all went smoothly. The hotel accommodations were comfortable, always clean, and some offered great breakfast options. I chose to share accommodations with a roommate, and all went well; however, the traveler must remain open minded and easy going when deciding to room share instead of paying the additional price for single room accommodations. As a solo traveler, I wasn't fully prepared for the free time offered to explore the cities and would definitely have internet services next time for map services, as I sometimes got lost while exploring on my own (which wasn't always bad). The tour offered some planned activities, and then opportunities to plan your own activities depending on preferences. Would definitely recommend planning in advance on how to spend your free time in Rome, Florence and Venice as there is so much to see. I loved that we were able to use local transportation, i.e., train and buses to travel. I also enjoyed intrepid's small group tour size; our group size was 11, which offered a more personal experience. We were able to cover a lot of ground in 15 days, and saw big cities, smaller cities and the beautiful countryside. Overall, the tour and Italy more than met my expectations; the country is magnificent.
Review submitted 14 Oct 2018
Intrepid believes half the fun of experiencing a new country is getting there, and getting around once there! Where possible, Intrepid uses local transport options and traditional modes of transport - which usually carry less of an environmental impact, support small local operators and are heaps more fun.
Depending on which trip you're on while in Italy, you may find yourself travelling by:
Australia: No - Not required
Belgium: No - Not required
Canada: No - Not required
Germany: No - Not required
Ireland: No - Not required
Netherlands: No - Not required
New Zealand: No - Not required
South Africa: Yes - in advance
Switzerland: No - Not required
UK: No - Not required
USA: No - Not required
Tipping isn't customary in Italy; however, if restaurant service is particularly good or if you're feeling generous, a tip would be welcomed by most. Some restaurants charge a 'cover charge' which will be added to your bill.
Internet access is good in Italy and internet cafes are easily found in most cities and major towns.
Mobile phone coverage is generally very good in Italy. Ensure global roaming is activated before you arrive.
Western-style, flushable toilets are the standard in Italy. Expect to pay a small fee when using public toilets in some parts of Italy.
Cup of coffee = 2 Euro (less if you forego the table and stand up)
A glass of beer = 5 Euro
Bottle of wine in a restaurant = 16 Euro
Small gelato cone = 3 Euro
Drinking water from taps in Italy is considered safe. For environmental reasons, try to use a refillable water bottle rather than buying bottled water.
Major credit cards are widely accepted by stores in Italy. Smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards, so ensure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases.
ATMs are common in Italy, so finding one won't be a problem in most towns and cities.
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Italy go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/italy/public-holidays
Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.
1. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.
2. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.
3. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water instead.
4. Try to use public transport wherever possible.
5. Refrain from touching or interfering with ancient monuments, relics or historic sites.
6. Learn some Italian and don't be afraid to use it - simple greetings will help break the ice.
7. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.