Home to artistic treasures, renowned sights, celebrated fashion and some of the tastiest food on the planet, Italy will surely impress.

From Rome's ancient streets to the romantic canals of Venice, be seduced by a slice of La Dolce Vita.

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7 Jul 2018
Cycle Tuscany
8 $1,770
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21 $4,870
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14 Jul 2018
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4 $937
$673
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Sail Italy - Amalfi to Procida
4 $937
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Italy Real Food Adventure
8 $2,515
$1,887
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21 Jul 2018
Italy Family Holiday
8 $2,040
$1,734
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23 Jul 2018
Classic Italy
21 $4,730
$4,257
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28 Jul 2018
Highlights of Italy
8 $1,340
$1,139
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28 Jul 2018
Amalfi Coast Sailing Adventure
7 $1,814
$1,304
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5 Aug 2018
Explore Southern Italy
10 $2,080
$1,664
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Italy tour reviews

Our Italy trips score an average of 4.75 out of 5 based on 631 reviews in the last year.

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Italy travel highlights

Transport in Italy

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:

Cycling around Italy allows you to take it all in

Bicycle

Fields of grass scattered with wildflowers, quaint buildings and cobblestone lanes… cycling through the countryside of Italy is a great way to get around.

Cycle Tuscany

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Best of Italy

Italy holiday information

At a glance

Best time to visit Italy

Culture and customs

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Festivals and Events in Italy

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Italy travel FAQs

ITALY:
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

  • 1 Jan New Year’s Day
  • 6 Jan Epiphany
  • 16 Apr Easter Sunday
  • 17 Apr Easter Monday
  • 25 Apr Liberation Day
  • 1 May International Workers' Day
  • 2 Jun Republic Day
  • 15 Aug Assumption Day
  • 1 Nov All Saints' Day
  • 8 Dec Immaculate Conception
  • 25 Dec Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec St Stephen's Day

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

Responsible Travel

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.

Street artist in Florence, Italy

Top responsible travel tips for Italy

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.