Italy Self Drive & Walking Tours
Looking for the freedom to discover Italy on your own?  To get off the beaten track to discover the roads less travelled?
CIT has a range of Self drive Food & Wine tours and Self guided Walking tours of regional Italy
that may be the perfect holiday for you. 

Self Drive Food & Wine Italy

Italy Self Drive Regional Tours

CIT Holidays is proud to present a range of exclusive Italy Self Drive culinary tours in conjunction with Slow Food Travel.

Embodying the Slow Food principles of sustainable, traditionally produced cuisine, these independent traveller tours go beyond pizza and pasta to introduce you to a range of regional specialities and the people who create them. Each gourmet journey is packed with authentic gastronomic experiences. 

Follow a pre-arranged and recommended itinerary driving through some of
Italy's most beautiful regions including Tuscany, Sicily, Piedmont, Veneto (& Lake Garda), Umbria, Lazio and Puglia. Pick up your rental car from a central location and follow the recommended itinerary to discover the best these regions have to offer.

Tours include: 

Charming 4 star regional accommodation, daily buffet breakfast, regional meals and wine, guided tastings of food and wine of the region and Avis car rentals for tour direction as specified 


Tuscany Food & Wine Self Drive Tour
7 days/6 nights EARLYBIRD  

from $1516*
 



Explore this region of sprawling vineyards, rolling hills, charming old cities, masterpieces of art and gourmandise.

HIGHLIGHTS

Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products - delicious and authentic traditional foods
Tastings of prestigious wines of the Chianti area
Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance
Siena and San Gimignano
Pienza, famous for its pecorino cheese

INCLUDES
7 days category A car hire
6 nights 4-star charming hotels and/or historical residences
Buffet breakfast daily
4 meals based on traditional regional dishes
3 guided tastings of foods and/or wines from the Tuscany region
1 cooking lesson
Half day sightseeing tour of Florence


TOUR ITINERARY - READ MORE

For selected daily departures 25 Mar - 31 Oct 2016.  Advertised price includes earlybird saving and must be booked by 29 February 2016. 


Sicily Food & Wine Self Drive Tour
8 days/7 nights EARLYBIRD   

from $2113*
 



Sicily is a melting pot of cultures, where Greek and Arab influences can be found in the architecture, the ancient ruins and in the unique cuisine. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products - delicious and authentic traditional foods
Wine tastings in vineyards of Mount Etna
Palermo, the majestic Sicilian capital
Ragusa Ibla, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Valley of the Temples, Agrigento 

INCLUDES
8 days category A car hire
7 nights 4-star charming hotels and/or historical residences
Buffet breakfast daily
4 meals based on traditional regional dishes
4 guided tastings of foods and/or wines from the Tuscany region
Guided tours of the Valley of the Temples Archaeological Park, Agrigento and Taormina
Entrance fees to the Valley of the Temples Archaeological Park, Agrigento and the Greek theatre, Taormina


TOUR ITINERARY - READ MORE

For selected daily departures Apr - Oct 2016.  *Advertised price includes earlybird saving and must be booked by 29 February 2016. 


Other Tours: 

  • Veneto & Lake Garda Self Drive - 8 days/7 nights

Visit Mira - Venice - Padua - Vicenza - Peschiera del Garda - Bardolino -  Lake Garda - Dolomiti Bellunesi - Marostica - Bassano del Grappa

  • Puglia Self Drive - 6 days/5 nights

Visit Alberobello - Grotte di Castellana - Martina Franca - Cisternino - Ostuni - Gallipoli - Lecce - Tricase - Otranto - Castro Marina

  • Piedmont Self Drive - 6 days/5 nights

Visit Pollenzo - La Morra - Carmagnola- Barbaresco - Cherasco - Monforte d'Alba- Asti - Nizza Monferrato - Grinzane Cavour.

  • Umbria Self Drive  - 6 days/ 5 nights

Visit San Martino in Campo - Orvieto - Todi - Assisi - Bevagna - Montefalco - Torgiano - Perugia - Lake Trasimeno - Castiglione del Lago

  • Lazio Self Drive - 8 days/7 nights

Ask CIT Reservations for itinerary details and prices


Italy Self Guided Walking Tours

Italy Self Guided Walking Tours

Following clearly marked paths that have been used for centuries, the Hidden Italy self guided walking tours have been designed to give the independent traveller & walker the chance to discover a side of Italy that other people only read about.

 No shuttles or buses, these itineraries are continuous walks, taking you from A to B. All you have to do is get up in the morning, pull on your boots and enjoy the walk - the rest is taken care of. Your bags will be moved, your hotels and your evening meals will be waiting for you at the end of the day.

Included
in the costs is pickup in a private vehicle from the nearest major centre or railway connection at the beginning of your tour and drop off at the nearest major rail connection at the end.
Tour dates: as self guided walks you can go whenever you like, the walks will be scheduled and booked to suit your dates.

Choose from:

  • Cinque Terre Walk 1 - Levanto to Portofino, 7 days/6 nights from $1630*
  • Cinque Terre Walk 2 - the slow version, 6 days/5 nights from $1050*
  • Portofino and the Italian Riviera, 6 days/5 nights from $1740*
  • Tuscany Walk 1 - Montalcino to Montepulciano, 6 days/5 nights from $1490*
  • Tuscany Walk 3 - San Gimignano to Siena, 5 days/4nights from $1390*
  • La Tuscia Walk - Tuscany/Umbria walk to Orvieto, 7 days/6 nights from $1720*
  • Umbria Walk - Assisi to Spoleto, 7 days/6 nights from $1500*
  • Amalfi Coast Walk - Ravello to Positano, 6 days/5 nights from $1590*
  • Lake Como Walk - Bellagio, 7 days/6nights from $1990*
  • Sicily Walk - Nicosia to Petralia, 8 days/7 nights from $1950*

Plus

  • Provence Walk (France) - Avignon to Dentelles, 7 days/6 nights from $1990*

Single Supplement from $350*

Features;

  • Different small hotels each night 
  • luggage transport between towns 
  • moderate grade walking each day 
  • recommended walks and eating options 
  • Breakfast included with “dinner option”

Contact your local travel agent or CIT Reservations for more details.


* Conditions apply. All prices per person twinshare, subject to availability. Italy City Taxes may apply and are payable direct. Fees and Service charges may apply.