Travelling Italy & Europe

By Air

CIT has the best available airfares to Italy and Europe from our preferred premium airline partners including:


Emirates

A global network to over 135 destinations worldwide including over 35 cities across Europe all one stop via Dubai. So whether you are planning a sightseeing tour of the Eternal City of Rome, a shopping spree in Milan or a romantic gondola ride in Venice, Emirates offers seamless travel to get you there.

Operating 84 weekly flights out of Australia including a triple daily service from Sydney, Melbourne & Perth, a double daily from Brisbane and a daily flight from Adelaide.
Along with being one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Emirates boasts one of the most modern and technically advanced fleets in the sky. All flights from Australia are serviced by the latest aircraft including the Boeing 777-300ER and the new super jumbo Airbus A380.

Emirates Offers same day service from five Australian ports to a range of European destinations including Milan and Rome, allowing you a good night sleep before your first full day in Europe.

Emirates has one of the world's most generous baggage policies - Economy Class customers can check in 30kg, Business Class 40kg and First Class with 50kg of checked baggage.


Singapore Airlines 

Singapore Airlines, Australia's largest foreign carrier, is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality travelling experience. Onboard, you’ll enjoy a standard of in-flight service that even other airlines talk about. 

Experience unprecedented levels of comfort and World Gourmet Cuisine inspired and created by an international panel of world acclaimed chefs. You’ll also enjoy KrisWorld, your personal in-flight entertainment system offering over 1000 entertainment options including Audio Video On Demand*. Choose from a selection of the latest blockbusters to critically acclaimed art house movies, TV favourites, children’s programmes, audio CD albums, Nintendo and multi-player PC games.

Our fleet is amongst the youngest, most modern and comfortable in the world, with selected services from Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, Zurich, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai** serviced by the A380.


Singapore Airlines operates 121^ flights a week from Australia to Singapore with connections to 13 European cities, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Moscow, Munich, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Manchester, Milan, Paris, Rome and Zurich.


Singapore Airlines is the perfect partner for your CIT Holiday. Experience the difference with Singapore Airlines, a great way to fly. 
 


*Available on A380-800, Boeing 777-300ER, A330-300 and selected B777 aircraft.
** A380 service to Shanghai available from 27 October 2013
^ Flight schedules are correct as at 03 September 2013. Includes flights ex Darwin operated by SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines.




Qantas and Emirates Joint Network. Together connecting the globe
Two of the world's leading airlines have formed a global partnership. Together, Qantas and Emirates offer of of the most comprehensive international networks in the world.
Flying through Dubai on Qantas and Emirates' 98 A380 and B777 flights per week from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney you can then connect to more than 65 cities in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
This includes seven daily A380 services to London Heathrow and daily A380 flights to Paris, Rome, Munich, Amsterdam, Manchester and Moscow - a total of over 800 flights per week.

Offering the largest shared A380 network, exceptional lounges here and abroad and award-winning service - a truly aligned travel experience.
Our new partnership with Emirates means more flights and more choice for every Qantas Frequent Flyer. You can earn and use points when flying on the Emirates network.
You'll also earn Status credits on many Emirates flights as long as you have a QF flight number on your ticket. Eligible members can use Emirates Lounges across Australia, Europe, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.



Cathay Pacific

Recognised as one of the world's leading airlines and renowned for its outstanding service, friendly personnel, modern fleet and exceptional safety record. Cathay Pacific passengers can experience the new Economy, Premium Economy or Business Class on over 70 flights a week from Australia to Hong Kong with excellent connections on flights to London, Paris, Rome, Milan, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt or Moscow.

Cathay Pacific
caters for all travellers with its world renowned inflight experience including: superior service and inflight entertainment, international cuisine and leading loyalty and rewards programs.



Airports

The main gateways to Italy are Rome and Milan International airports.

Rome’s’ Leonardo da Vinci’ airport is located at Fiumicino, 35 kms from Rome centre, approximately 45 minutes by car or taxi. CIT can easily arrange transfers and car rental or alternatively, trains operate hourly from the airport to Termini Railway station in the centre of Rome.(approx. $20 one way, purchased locally). CIT can arrange an airport shuttle transfer to Rome from $21 pp.

Milan has two airports – Linate, 10 kms from the city and approximately 15 mins drive and Malpensa, 46 kms from the city and approximately an hour by car.
CIT Holidays can arrange transfers from airport to hotels or city centre and car rentals as required. There are also coach and rail services from both airports to Milan city centre (Cadorna station) every 30 minutes.


Getting there - for best available European Airfares, speak to your travel agent or CIT Holidays.


Transfers 

In most major cities of Italy, CIT can arrange transfers to your hotel from the airport or main railway station or vice versa.

Having transfers booked in Australia before you depart on your travels to Italy & Europe, not only saves time and effort when you arrive (often after a long international flight) but it gets you straight to your hotel door, with all your luggage, so you can begin your holiday straight away (without navigating public transport systems with heavy luggage, negotiating taxi fares in a foreign language or getting lost before your adventure even begins!).

Available to book online



By Car

Italy and Europe are easily accessible by car via major motorways linking neighbouring France and Switzerland and throughout Italy from north to south.

Car Rental

For total freedom and independent travel, why not hire a car and experience the picture postcard countryside first hand and at your leisure. In certain European cities, vehicular access is limited. With CIT’s expertise we can advise the best hotel selection and car parking options available across Italy.

CIT offers best available Avis Italy & European Car hire and Maggiore Italy car rental prices. Ask for a quote.

Car Leasing 

If you are travelling to Europe for over 3 weeks, car leasing is an affordable (tax free) transport option, allowing you the freedom travel all over Europe hassle free from 21 to 170 days. The longer you lease, the lower the daily rate.
CIT has great car leasing deals/rates with Peugeot and Renault Eurodrive.

NOTE: Driving in Italy and Europe is on the right hand side, overtaking on the left. Carrying an International driving license is recommended.


For more information on driving in Italy


Contact CIT for best available prices & specials or
book online



By Rail

Travelling by rail is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to travel around Europe.

CIT provides the full range of Europe Rail passes including Eurail, Eurostar, Britrail, Italian Rail passes (Trenitalia and Italo), Swiss Rail, Thalys and SNCF as well as most single country European Passes covering all the major rail networks across Europe. Individual point to point ticket sectors within Italy and Europe can also be booked before you depart Australia. 

3 reasons to book Europe Rail with CIT

  1. Connecting Italy & Europe - CIT has competitive rates on all rail networks of Europe  
  2. One stop shop - CIT combines Europe rail with all your Italy & Europe travel all in the one place.
  3. CIT specialist knowledge - tailored Italian/European holidays to suit all travellers, now with 45 years experience in Australia

Check out the Europe Rail section of this website.

Including: 
  • Book Europe Rail Online
  • Rail Passes & Tickets
  • Rail Specials
  • Rail Q&A
  • Europe Rail Journeys - recommended rail itineraries, Italo Rail & Swiss Scenic rail packages plus rail journeys aboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express, undeniably the world’s most famous train. 


By Tour

Escorted & Boutique Regional

CIT has a large range of quality escorted and boutique regional tours to some of the most popular, as well as more undiscovered regions, of Italy.
  • Escorted Tours are from Milan, Venice, Rome and Sorrento and Sicily in the south. 
  • Boutique Regional Tours include escorted and independent tours of Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo and Sicily and include walking, cooking, food & wine and self guided options offering something different to travellers to Italy. 

City Tours & Excursions

CIT offers a range of half day and full day tours of the main cities of Italy and various cities of Europe including London, Paris, Athens, Barcelona and Berlin.
Base yourself in one of Italy or Europe's major cities and add one, two or more day tours to explore the best of these cities and the surrounding regions.
  • In Rome – Eternal Rome, Vatican City, Tivoli, Roman Countryside, Papal Blessing, Exclusive Cooking lesson in Rome and Day tours to Assisi & Orvieto and Renaissance Florence 
  • In Florence – city tour, Academy Gallery to see “David”, cooking courses including pasta making, shopping outlets, Chianti Classico dinner and day tours to Siena & San Gimignano, Pisa, Chianti and Tuscany. 
  • In Milan – City tour & Last Supper, Milan by night, Shopping tour, Verona & Lake Garda, Lake Como & Bellagio, Suisse Aps & Bernini Express. 
  • In Venice – walking tours, the Doges Palace, The Golden Basilica, Gondala tour and Murano/Burano/Torcello Islands tour. 
  • In Amalfi/Sorrento - island of Capri & Anacapri, island of Ischia, Positano mini cruise, Pompeii Express, Vesuvius, Paestrum Temples, Erculaneum, Cooking, Blue & Green Grotto cruises. 
  • Hop on/ Hop off Sightseeing City tours in Turin, Verona, Padua, Palermo, Naples, Sorrento

For more information on CIT’s range of Tours - go to Something Different & Escorted Tours 



For more information on where to travel in Italy - go to Italy by region