Italy Tours - Escorted & Self drive

A range of quality escorted and boutique regional tours to both popular and more undiscovered regions of Italy, from 1 - 15 days departing from the major cities of Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice as well as; Sorrento and southern Italian towns of Catania and Palermo in Sicily. Many of the tours can be tailored to suit your personal preferences or small group requirements and in some cases, integrated to enable the traveller to experience a more diverse range of touring options across Italy, from top to toe. All at affordable prices with no compromising on quality.

For more information, contact your local travel agent or contact CIT Reservations.


North Lakes Tour
4 days/3 nights




The Italian lakes are surrounded by striking scenery with snow-capped mountain peaks, glistening blue-green lakes, lush forests and medieval villages. Visit the tranquil hideaway of Lake Ora, the scenic Lake Maggiore, the jewel-like oasis of Lake Como and the captivating Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake. Enjoy a tour of Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. 

HIGHLIGHTS
Visit four of Italy's famous lakes: Orta, Maggiore, Como and Garda
Picture postcard scenery
Verona and see Juliet's house

INCLUDES
3 nights 3/4-star accommodation
Meals as per itinerary 
Transport by deluxe coach
English speaking tour escort


TOUR ITINERARY
 - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS



Lake Como Walk
7 days/6 nights SELF- GUIDED WALKING TOUR (GRADE 3)




A deep glacial lake surrounded by soaring mountains, Lake Como stretches from the Swiss Alps to the Po River. 

HIGHLIGHTS
Bellagio, the jewel of Lake Como
Walking through spectacular landscapes

INCLUDES
6 nights accommodation in lakeside hotels
Breakfast daily
Maps and detailed walking instructions
24 hour back up from local manager


TOUR ITINERARY
 - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS

For daily departures on request.

Essential Italy
4 days/3 nights




Journey from Rome to Venice discovering Italy's most famous cities.

HIGHLIGHTS

The medieval town of Siena
The artistic splendour of Florence
Bologna's magnificent red brick monuments
Venice and its picturesque waterways

INCLUDES
3 nights 4 star accommodation
Meals as per itinerary
Transport by deluxe coach 
English speaking tour escort
Local guide in Florence

TOUR ITINERARY - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS

Amalfi Coast Walking Tour
6 days/5 nights




The Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular parts of the Mediterranean. The walks meander high above the coastal towns following centuries-old stone paths and pass through shaded forests, remote farming communities and ancient terraces with spectacular views over the coastline. 

HIGHLIGHTS

The Amalfi Cost
Spectacular coastal walk

INCLUDES
5 nights 3 star accommodation
Breakfast daily
Maps and detailed walking instructions
Daily transfers of baggage between hotels
24 hour back up from local manager

TOUR ITINERARY - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS

Tuscany Flavours Cooking Week
8 days/7 nights




Tuscany is quintessential Italy: a dreamscape of rolling hills topped with willowy cypress trees, shimmering olive groves and rows of tangled vines, peppered with picture-perfect medieval hilltop towns

HIGHLIGHTS
Small group tour - max 10 guests
Staying in a villa surrounded by rolling hills and olive groves
Learning how to cook delicious, authentic Tuscan dishes Day trips exploring some of Italy's most historic and beautiful towns Exploring the famous markets of Florence and indulge in a private wine tasting

INCLUDES
7 nights in a Tuscan villa surrounded by rolling hills and olive groves 
5 cooking classes with italian chef
All meals and wine including 2 at loal restaurants
5 cooking lessons with Italian chef
Wine tasting at a local winery Visits to local towns such as Siena and Arezzo Transport by minibus Transfers from/to Pisa airport at specific times

TOUR ITINERARY - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS

Grand Tour of Italy & Sicily
15 days/14 nights




Visit Rome, Siena, Florence, Venice, San Marino, Assisi,  Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Naples, Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento, Taormina, Acireale, Siracusa, Mount Etna, Catania
Includes 4 star accommodation, transport, guided tours, entrance fees, some meals & tastings.

HIGHLIGHTS

Vatican Museums
Santa Croce Church, Florence
St Mark's Square and the impressive Basilica in Venice
San Marino
Pompeii excavations
Limoncello tasting
Isle of Capri
Sicilian breakfast in Palermo
Tasting of local produce in Sicily

INCLUDES
14 nights 4 star accommodation
Meals as per itinerary
Transport by deluxe coach 
English speaking tour escort
Local guides in Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii,
Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento, Siracusa
Admission fees to Vatican Museums, Church of Santa Croce, Pompeii,
Dome of Monreale, Temple's Valley Agrigento, Archaeological Park Siracusa 
Hydrofoil to Capri
Overnight cruise Naples to Palermo
Domestic flight Catania to Rome

TOUR ITINERARY - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS

The Best of Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast
5 days/4 nights




Discover the beauty and ancient past of the Sorrento and Amalfi Coast region. Visit Pompeii, the famous Roman city destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius, soak up the breathtaking panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast and spend the day on the evocative Island of Capri.

INCLUSIONS:
Arrival transfer from Naples airport or station
4 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request)
4 breakfasts
Sightseeing as specified with an English speaking bilingual guide
TOUR ITINERARY - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS

Note: entrance fees are not included and are payable locally 


Central Sicily Walk
7 days/6 nights  Self-guided




This tour takes you through the spectacular natural beauty of central Sicily, following unsealed country roads through rolling wheat fields to forests of the Madonie National Park, staying in enchanting villages along the way. 

INCLUSIONS:
Each town and village has its own fascinating story to tell: troglodyte caves, Norman castles, Byzantine mosaics, Renaissance frescoes and Baroque stuccoes
6 nights accommodation including all breakfasts and dinners Reading lists, historical and cultural notes Maps with gps markers and walking instructions Pick up and drop off in either Catania or Palermo Daily transfers of baggage between hotels 24 hour backup from local manager
TOUR ITINERARY - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS


Sunshine Italy & Sicily
7 days/6 nights



Visit  Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Palermo, Matera, Alberobello, Lecce, Ostuni, Martina Franca & Amalfi Coast.
Includes 4 star accommodation, transport, guided tours, entrance fees, some meals & tastings.


TOUR ITINERARY - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS



Puglia & Matera Food & Wine Self Drive

 6 days/5 nights


see the trulli of Alberobello

Visit Martina Franca, Grotte di Castellana caves, Alberobello, Ostuni, Lecce, Matera

HIGHLIGHTS
Sampling Slow Food Presidia products – delicious and authentic traditional foods
Wine and produce tastings
Grotte di Castellana caves with its amazing stalactites, stalagmites, huge caverns and hidden pools of water
Alberobello, with the traditional trulli homes 
Ostuni, the white village
Lecce, the Baroque Pearl 
Matera, to see the oldest sassi (ancient homes carved right in to the rock) 

INCLUDES
6 days category A car hire
5 nights 4-star charming hotels and/or historical residences 
Buffet breakfast daily
1 Slow Food welcome dinner at Osterie d’Italia typical Slow Food restaurants 
2 lunches at Osterie d’Italia typical Slow Food restaurants 
3 guided tastings of foods and/or wines 
Guided sightseeing tour of Matera (2 hours) 

TOUR ITINERARY - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS



Walks & Tastes of Tuscany

8 days/ 7 nights


Sunflowers in Tuscan landscape

Walk through spectacular countryside, visit medieval towns and experience Tuscan wine & food

HIGHLIGHTS
Small group tour - max 8-10 guests
Walking through spectacular landscapes 
Tuscan medieval towns 
Wine tastings in Bagno Vignoni and ?Montalcino 
Cooking lesson in a 16th century ?farmhouse ?

INCLUDES
7 nights charming hotels/pensions accommodation with daily breakfast
Meals with wine as per itinerary 
Transport by air conditioned vehicle 
Fully guided each day by Ugo or ?Barbara Mariotti 
Cooking lesson at local farmhouse 
Aperitif in San Gimignano 
Wine tastings in Bagno Vignoni ?and Montalcino 
Afternoon teas in Siena and Café Poliziano in Montepulciano 

TOUR ITINERARY -  CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS


Cinque Terre Self Guided Walk Slow version 

 6 days/5 nights


Vernazza in the Cinque Terre

Visit the Cinque Terre - Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola, Corniglia & Riomaggiore - on the Ligurian coast.

HIGHLIGHTS
Cinque Terre National Park
Walking through stunning landscapes

INCLUDES
5 nights accommodation in charming hotels
5 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Maps and detailed walking instructions 
24 hour back-up from local manager 

TOUR ITINERARY - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS



Sicily Flavours Cooking Week

8 days/7 nights

ancient Temple in Sicily

Learn authentic Sicilian cooking and visit Catania, Siracusa, Modica and Ragusa

HIGHLIGHTS
Staying in a gorgeous 19th century farmhouse on a private estate 
Exotic, culinary heritage of Sicilian cuisine 
Day trips exploring some of Sicily’s most historic and beautiful towns 
Learning how to make authentic Sicilian dishes such as pasta con le sarde and cassata 

INCLUDES
7 nights villa accommodation 
All meals and wine including 2 at local restaurants
5 cookery lessons with an Italian chef
Wine tasting at a local winery
Visits to local towns of Modica, Siracusa, Ragusa
Transport by minibus
Transfers from/to Catania airport at specific times

TOUR ITINERARY - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS


Celebrating Umbria

7 days/ 6 nights

Living Umbria - Assisi

Discover the best of Umbria with its countless hill towns, monasteries and isolated castles dotted throughout the ever-changing, untouched landscapes.

HIGHLIGHTS
Small group experience of up to 12 guests 
Guided visits to Umbria's most beautiful hill towns
Wonderful dinners with local produce and wine
Wine tasting of Montefalco's award winning wines

INCLUDES
6 nights accommodation in a family-run country estate 
Meals as per itinerary
Return transfers from Foligno station
Transport by air conditioned coach
English speaking tour leader
Admission to all galleries, museums and historical sites included in the itinerary

TOUR ITINERARY - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS


Umbrian Appetites

7 days/ 6 nights

Umbrian landscape near Assisi

Delight in a gastronomic and oenological exploration of Umbria, whilst staying on a family-run country estate.

HIGHLIGHTS
Small group experience of up to 12 guests 
Umbrian medieval towns
Visits to private homes, villas and farms to cook and eat
Cooking classes of characteristic regional recipes
Truffle hunting with lunch in a mountain village
Wine tasting of Montefalco's award- winning wines

INCLUDES
6 nights accommodation in a family-run country estate 
Meals as per itinerary
4 cooking classes
Return transfers from Foligno station
Transport by air conditioned coach
English speaking tour leader

TOUR ITINERARY - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS


Living Puglia

7 days/ 6 nights 



Puglia has some of the brightest seas, most diverse art and architecture and mouth-watering, peasant cuisine. 

HIGHLIGHTS
Small group experience of up to 12 guests 
Trulli houses of Alberobella 
Baroque splendour of Lecce Short daily trips allowing for more time in the towns
INCLUDES
6 nights accommodation
Meals as per itinerary 
Return transfers from Bari airport Guided visits in Trani, Castel del Monte, Alberobello, Lecce and Ostuni English speaking tour leader
TOUR ITINERARY - CONTACT CIT FOR MORE DETAILS

More CIT Tours


Escorted - Art, History & Culture

Wonders of Italy 6 days/ 5 nights
Best of North Italy 8 days/ 7 nights
Treasures of Italy 5 days/ 4 nights
Essential Italy 4 days/ 3 nights
Sunshine Italy 6 days/ 5 nights
La Costiera 5 days/ 4 nights
Dolce Vita 3 days/ 2 nights
Limoncello 2 days/ 1 night
Treasures of Florence & Tuscany 4 days/ 3 nights
Essential Florence 3 days/ 2 nights
The Tuscany Tour 4 days/ 3 nights
Essential Venice 3 days/ 2 nights
Best of Venice 4 days/ 3 nights
Venice & Beyond 4 days/ 3 nights
Dolomites  4 days/ 3 nights
Essential Milan 3 days/ 2 nights
Milan & Beyond 4 days/ 3 nights
North Lakes Tour 4 days/ 3 nights
Italian Riviera Tour 4 days/ 3 nights
Best of Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast 5 days/ 4 nights Essential Amalfi 3 days/ 2 nights Amalfi Coast Uncovered 5 days/ 4 nights Backroads of Puglia 8 days/ 7 nights Treasures of Puglia 10 days/ 9 nights Sicilian Carousel 8 days/ 7 nights Jolly Sicily 8 days/ 7 nights Best of Sicily & Malta 12 days/ 11 nights  

Self guided, walking, cooking, food & wine

Cinque Terre Do it Yourself 3 days/2 nights self guided walk - 3* & 4* packages
Umbrian Appetites 7 days/6 nights (with 4 cooking lessons)
Living Umbria 7 days/6 nights
Living Puglia 7 days/6 nights
Buon Appetito Amalfi Coast 5 days/4 nights
Tuscany Flavours Cooking Week 8 days/7 nights
Buon Appetito Florence  4 days/ 3 nights
Tastes of Abruzzo 4 days/ 3 nights
Backroads of Abruzzo 8 days/ 7 nights
Grand Tour of Abruzzo  10 days/ 9 nights
Lake Como Walk 7 days/ 6 nights
Tastes of Puglia 4 days/3 nights

And more....


Food & Wine Tours

Slow Food Self Drive Tours

CIT offers a range of Italy Self Drive Food & Wine 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. 
  • Veneto Self Drive 8 days/7 nights
  • Puglia (& Matera) Self Drive 6 days/5 nights
  • Piedmont Self Drive 6 days/5 nights
  • Umbria Self Drive 6 days/ 5 nights
  • Tuscany Self Drive 7 days/6 nights
  • Sicily Self Drive 8 days/7 nights
  • Lazio Self Drive 8 days/7 nights
For more tours CONTACT CIT



Italy Walking Tours
- Self Guided


Designed for the independent traveller and walker for the chance to discover a side of Italy that other people only dream about.

  • Cinque Terre Coastal Walk 1 - Levanto to Portofino 7 days/6 nights
  • Cinque Terre Walk 2 slow version, 6 days/5 nights
  • Portofino & the Italian Riviera - 6 days/5 nights
  • Amalfi Coast Walk - Ravello to Positano 6 days/5 nights
  • La TusciaTuscany & Umbria to Orvieto, 7 days/6 nights
  • Tuscany Walk 1 - Montalcino to Montepulciano, 6 days/5 nights
  • Tuscany Walk 3 - San Gimignano to Siena, 5 days/4 nights
  • Umbria Walk - Assisi to Spoleto, 7 days/ 6 nights
  • Lake Como Walk– Bellagio to the central lake, 7 days/6 nights
  • Sicily Walk - Nicosia to Petralia, 8 days/ 7 nights
Also available Provence (France) Walk - Avignon to Dentrelles, 7 days/6 nights

For more CONTACT CIT



* Conditions apply. All prices are per person twin share based on twin/double share occupancy in lead-in rooms. All prices are subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuations. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. Single supplements apply to most escorted & boutique tours. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out. Ask CIT for details.