Escorted Tours and Coach Holidays to Italy

One size certainly fits all when it comes to ‘The Boot’ of Europe, and holidays to Italy are our speciality! With its beautiful scenery, historic cities, iconic landmarks, and passion for spectacular cuisine, Bella Italia provides the perfect holiday destination for everyone. If you’re planning to tour this magnificent country, but aren’t too sure where to start in Italy, then McLachlan European Holidays can help. Whether it’s a short and sweet tour of some of Italy’s most famous cities, such as Rome, Venice and Pompeii, a grand tour of Italy’s most popular hotspots, or a lakeside retreat enjoying Lake Como or Lake Garda, whatever it is that suits you, we’re sure to have the perfect tour…

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"The excursions were all we had imagined, to see such historical sites as Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii.”

Mr & Mrs Forster

Why Visit Italy?

  • Capital: Rome
  • Language: Italian
  • Currency: Euro

So why travel to Italy? Well with the allure of its spectacular cities, from the ancient capital of Rome to the fashion house that is Milan, its luscious lakes such as Lake Como and Lake Garda and beautiful coastal cities of Sorrento and Napals… There’s a holiday experience for everyone to enjoy whilst spending time in this spectacular European country.

Located at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, the ancient capital of the Western world offers over 2500 years of history, and it’s no surprise, as The Roman Empire was one to the largest empires in world history. And, with more UNESCO World Heritages sites than any other country in the World, Italy has wonder at every turn.

And if the places and attractions alone aren’t enough to tempt you, then the cuisine will have your mouth watering. Famous for being home of the pizza, pasta, gelato and lemoncello, to name but a few, you’ll not find yourself hungry whilst holidaying in Italy.

Recommended tours to Italy

Italy is a feast of fine art, historical heritage and undeniable charm, but if you’re in need of some inspiration, or simply unsure where to visit next, then here’s a few of our favourite escorted holidays to 'Bella Italia'!

Places and Cuisine

Italy is, without doubt, a food enthusiast's paradise, but there’s way more to Italy than just pizza! Here’s the lowdown on Italian cuisine and to whet your appetite, an insight into some of the top places to visit

Top Italian Places

There are few destinations that rank as high as Italy on a traveller’s bucket list. From its major cities, white-sand beaches and its legendary lakes, whatever your travel tastes are, Italy has something to satisfy!

Food and Drink

From pizza to pasta and antipastis to gelato, there’s certain foods you just can’t leave Italy without eating, including the Limoncello liqueur, Trentino Ham and Porchetta.

Useful Information

As with travelling to any destination, when visiting Italy it’s helpful to know a little about the place before you go. So here’s some useful hints and tips to help you with your holiday planning...

Top places to visit in Italy

Major Cities

Tuscany

Italian Lakes

Italian Islands

Hidden Gems

Food and Drink in Italy

Useful Information about Italy

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The Beauty of Lake Como & Lake Maggiore – All-Inclusive

Relax by the exquisite scenery of two of Italy's most stunning lakes, Como and Maggiore, and soak up the culture of glamorous Milan.

Tour Includes

  • 6 or 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 or 6 evening meals & 3 or 5 lunches (packed lunch on excursions)
  • 'Silver' All-Inclusive basis at hotel in Cadenabbia, including...
  • Convenient local joining points
7 - 9 days from only $1,498pp $2,995 for 2 people

Lake Garda, Venice & Verona

Lake Garda to Venice and Verona, with the chance to sample a glass of wine or two! Enjoy a true taste of Italy on this Italian adventure.

Tour Includes

  • 8 or 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 or 9 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
9 - 12 days from only $1,898pp $3,795 for 2 people

The Elegance & Charm of the Italian & French Rivieras

Experience the elegance and glamour of the French and Italian Rivieras, enjoying time in Nice, Cannes and Èze with the chance to visit Monaco.

Tour Includes

  • 6 or 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 or 6 evening meals & 3 or 5 lunches (packed lunch on all days except free...
  • All-Inclusive basis at hotel in Diano Marina, including a selection...
  • Convenient local joining points
7 - 9 days from only $1,623pp $3,245 for 2 people

The Delights of Puglia - Italy's Best Kept Secret

Uncover the charms of Puglia on this dreamy holiday, with its superb climate, endless olive groves, fairy tale towns and famous trulli houses.

Tour Includes

  • 15 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 13 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
16 days from only $3,498pp $6,995 for 2 people

Wonders of Rome & Pompeii

Embark on this exciting sightseeing tour and take in the splendours of Rome and Pompeii, with the opportunity to visit stunning Sorrento.

Tour Includes

  • 4 or 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
7 - 9 days from only $1,223pp $2,445 for 2 people

Picturebook Italy

From the shores of Lake Garda and canals of Venice, to awe-inspiring Rome and the beauty of Sorrento, get a true taste of Italy on this tour.

Tour Includes

  • 11 or 13 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 9 or 11 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
12 - 14 days from only $2,473pp $4,945 for 2 people

Italian Dolomites Winter Wonderland Spectacular

A winter wonderland of the Italian kind! Enjoy fairy tale landscapes of the mighty Dolomite Mountains on this seasonal holiday to Italy.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient regional joining points
7 days from only $1,498pp $2,995 for 2 people

Treasures of Tuscany

From historic cities to quaint villages, the Tuscan countryside has everything you could want on a holiday.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
9 days from only $2,323pp $4,645 for 2 people

Jewels of Italy – Florence, Rome, Pisa & Lake Garda by Air

With grand architecture and fantastic food, tour around the highlights of Italy, including Lake Garda, Tuscany, plus many magnificent cities.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Return flights to Milan Malpensa or Bergamo Airport with one...
  • Airport transfers in Italy
9 days from only $2,198pp $4,395 for 2 people

The Beauty of Lake Como & Lake Maggiore for Single Travellers

Enjoy beautiful lakeside scenery combined with an outstanding Alpine experience on this All-Inclusive holiday.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 lunches (packed lunch on excursions) & 4 evening meals
  • 'Silver' All-Inclusive basis at the hotel in Cadenabbia/Tremezzo,...
7 days from only $1,498pp $2,995 for 2 people

Andrea Bocelli in Tuscany

Enjoy the incredible experience of Andrea Bocelli performing in his home town of Lajatico in the heart of the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with 8 evening meals
  • 2 lunches
  • Entrance to the concert
  • Convenient local joining points
12 days from only $3,873pp $7,745 for 2 people

Sorrento & the Neapolitan Riviera

Discover the coastal resort of Sorrento, the delights of the Neapolitan Riviera and the treasures of Rome in one wonderful tour.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 9 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
12 days from only $2,873pp $5,745 for 2 people

Summer in the Italian Süd Tirol & the Dolomites

The Süd Tirol offers a unique mix of Italian and Austrian cultures in a spectacular Alpine setting. Enjoy this blend on a summer holiday.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
9 days from only $1,498pp $2,995 for 2 people

Wonders of Rome & Pompeii for Single Travellers

From iconic Rome to fascinating Pompeii and the spectacular beauty of Sorrento, see some of Italy's most unique highlights.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 4 evening meals
  • Door to Door service or local departure by coach
7 days from only $1,998pp $3,995 for 2 people

Umbria Uncovered and Tuscan Delights: Assisi, Perugia, Florence & Siena

Enjoy the ‘green heart’ of Italy as we visit the stunning region of Umbria, dotted with winding valleys, olive groves and vast vineyards.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 9 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
12 days from only $3,748pp $7,495 for 2 people

Little Trains of the Dolomites

Enchanting, elegant and oh-so charming, join us as we discover the mighty Dolomites by relaxing train rides and cable car journeys.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
9 days from only $2,448pp $4,895 for 2 people

The Venice Carnival

A spectacle of sights and sounds, enjoy the celebrations of the Venice Carnival, as well as visiting beautiful Lake Garda and Verona.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Venice Carnival
  • Convenient regional joining points
7 days from only $1,673pp $3,345 for 2 people

Italian Grand Prix - Hotel & Ticket Package

Be a part of the exhilarating Italian Grand Prix at Monza and expect nothing but high-speed, high-energy action!

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Entry ticket to the Italian Grand Prix Qualifying Session and Italian...
  • Coach transfer to the race circuit on both days
  • Return airport transfers in Italy
4 days from only $1,298pp $2,595 for 2 people

Explore the Islands of Sardinia & Corsica

With unique culture and stunning landscapes, explore the beautiful Mediterranean islands of Sardinia and Corsica on this fabulous holiday.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 9 evening meals
  • 2 overnight ferry crossings in two-berth en suite inside cabins...
  • Convenient local joining points
14 days from only $3,748pp $7,495 for 2 people

New Year in Tuscany for Single Travellers

See in the New Year surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills and scenic landscapes of Tuscany, and enjoy a special dinner with live music.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals and lunch on New Year’s Day
  • Door-to-Door service or local departure by coach
9 days from only $2,248pp $4,495 for 2 people

Italian Riviera, Tuscany & Rome

Immerse yourself in the culture of the spectacular Italian Riviera as we visit picturesque Tuscany, Rome and Florence.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 9 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
12 days from only $2,498pp $4,995 for 2 people

The Delights of Lake Garda

Enjoy an All-Inclusive coach holiday to picturesque Lake Garda with excursions to Venice, Sirmione and Riva del Garda.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 packed lunches and 3 evening meals, plus one 4-course, candelit gala...
  • All-inclusive in resort includes local drinks (draught beer, house...
  • Convenient local joining points
7 days from only $1,548pp $3,095 for 2 people

Treasures of Tuscany, Rome & the Green Heart of Italy for Single Travellers

Based in the pretty Tuscan spa-town of Chianciano Terme, enjoy a relaxing holiday as you discover the splendours of Tuscany.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals (on one evening you will enjoy a typical Tuscan dinner)
  • Door-to-Door service or local departure by coach
9 days from only $2,073pp $4,145 for 2 people

Verona Opera, Venice & Lake Garda

Enjoy the spectacle of renowned opera in Verona's famous Roman amphitheatre, alongside visits to beautiful Lake Garda and Venice.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 lunch and 5 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
9 days from only $2,623pp $5,245 for 2 people
new New Year in County Cork & Killarney

New Year in County Cork & Killarney

Discover the true Irish charm on this wonderful New Year holiday, enjoying Cork, Killarney, Dublin and more!

Tour Includes

  • 5 nights hotel with Irish breakfast (brunch on New Year's Day)
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient regional joining points
6 days from only $1,748pp $3,495 for 2 people
new Splendour of Lake Maggiore for Single Travellers

Splendour of Lake Maggiore for Single Travellers

Discover the delights of picturesque Lake Maggiore, Como and Lugano, as well as visiting some of Italy's finest sights.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Door-to-Door service or local departure by coach
9 days from only $3,298pp $6,595 for 2 people
new All-Inclusive Christmas on the Italian & French Rivieras

All-Inclusive Christmas on the Italian & French Rivieras

A fantastic Christmas getaway filled with stunning scenery and beautiful architecture!

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals & 4 lunches (packed lunch on all days except Christmas...
  • All-inclusive basis at the hotel in Diano Marina, including a...
  • Convenient local joining points or Door-to-Door service
8 days from only $2,498pp $4,995 for 2 people

Rome City Break by Air

Travel to Rome by air and revel in iconic sights such as the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, delicious cuisine and a lively atmosphere.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Return flights to Rome with hand luggage allowance
  • Airport transfers in Italy
  • Services of English-speaking local tour escort
5 days from only $1,023pp $2,045 for 2 people
new Christmas on Lake Garda

Christmas on Lake Garda

Make your Christmas memories special with this festive holiday to beautiful Italy.

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 lunch and 5 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points or Door-to-Door service
8 days from only $2,248pp $4,495 for 2 people

The Splendours of Lake Maggiore

Enjoy the crystal clear waters of Lake Maggiore and Como on this spectacular Italian adventure, with visits to Milan and surrounding islands.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
9 days from only $3,248pp $6,495 for 2 people

Oberammergau Passion Play & the Splendours of Lake Garda

Take in the delights of Germany, Bavaria, Austria and Lake Garda, and see the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play on this fantastic tour.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel (including two nights in the Oberammergau area) with...
  • 1 lunch
  • 9 evening meals
  • Ticket for the Oberammergau Passion Play
12 days from only $4,373pp $8,745 for 2 people

Christmas in Tuscany for Single Travellers

Make Christmas even more special by celebrating from the Tuscan countryside. Soak up the sights of wonderful Florence, Siena and Rome.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 5 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals and lunch on Christmas Day
  • Door-to-Door service or local departure by coach
8 days from only $2,198pp $4,395 for 2 people

Christmas in the Italian Dolomites

Fairy tale winter landscapes in the Italian Dolomites await this Christmas. Enjoy spectacular scenery along with visits to Verona and Merano.

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals and lunch on Christmas Day
  • Convenient local joining points
8 days from only $1,848pp $3,695 for 2 people

The Gastronomic Heart of Italy

This culinary adventure takes us to the heart of gastronomic Italy as we visit the finest Italian cities and sample delicious cuisine on the way.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 9 evening meals and 1 light lunch
  • Convenient local joining points
12 days from only $3,248pp $6,495 for 2 people

Spring & Autumn in Lake Garda for Single Travellers

Explore charming Lake Garda with its idyllic towns and beautiful scenery on this relaxing holiday, with a chance to visit Verona and Venice too.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 4 evening meals
  • Welcome drink
  • Door-to-Door Service or local departure by coach
7 days from only $2,123pp $4,245 for 2 people

Christmas on the Italian Riviera, New Year in Tuscany

Make your festive period memorable with this two-tiered trip! Spend Christmas on the Italian Riviera before celebrating the New Year in Tuscany.

Tour Includes

  • 13 nights hotel with continental breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 11 evening meals
  • Travel by Silver Service
14 days from only $3,873pp $7,745 for 2 people

New Year in Lake Garda, Venice & Verona

From the shores of Lake Garda, see in the New Year in style and enjoy a gala dinner, music and dancing, along with visits to Venice and Verona.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
7 days from only $2,323pp $4,645 for 2 people

Dolomite Mountains & Lake Garda for Single Travellers

Immerse yourself in two of Italy’s true delights, the mighty Dolomites and the stunning Lake Garda, on this wonderful holiday.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Door-to-Door service or local departure by coach
9 days from only $2,898pp $5,795 for 2 people

Treasures of Sicily by Air

Marvel at the spectacular Sicilian treasures of Taormina, Syracuse and the brooding Mount Etna on this fantastic escorted Italian adventure.

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Return flights to Catania with one checked-in suitcase
  • Airport transfers in Sicily
8 days from only $2,673pp $5,345 for 2 people

Fire & Ice – The Wonders of Sicily, Italy & Austria

Enjoy a grand adventure visiting some of Europe’s most spectacular volcanoes, glaciers and ancient wonders on our Fire & Ice holiday.

Tour Includes

  • 15 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 13 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
16 days from only $4,373pp $8,745 for 2 people

Christmas on Lake Como & Lake Maggiore – All-Inclusive

Enjoy the fantastic scenery of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore on this all-inclusive festive holiday to Italy. Let us take care of Christmas for you!

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 lunches (packed lunch on excursions) and 5 evening meals
  • Local drinks (beer, selected spirits, wine, soft drinks, tea and...
  • Convenient local joining points
8 days from only $2,248pp $4,495 for 2 people

The Italian & French Rivieras for Single Travellers

Join this relaxing break to the Mediterranean coast and take in the beautiful sights of Nice, Monte Carlo and picturesque Portofino.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 lunches (packed lunch on all days except free day in Diano Marina) & 6...
  • Selection of drinks included in resort (beer, wine, local spirits,...
9 days from only $2,873pp $5,745 for 2 people

Sordevolo Passion Play, Piedmont & Lake Maggiore

Combine the Passion Play of Sordevolo with the charm of Piedmont and the beauty of Lake Maggiore on this exciting tour.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 8 evening meals
  • 1 dinner in a local restaurant
  • Category 4 ticket for Sordevolo Passion Play (ticket upgrades...
12 days from only $2,998pp $5,995 for 2 people

Steaming through the heart of Tuscany & Sagra del Tordo Festival

It’s full steam ahead on this fantastic tour to the picturesque Italian region of Tuscany, with a visit to the medieval Sagra del Tordo Festival.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Included lunch in Cortona
  • 9 evening meals
  • Welcome drink
12 days from only $3,498pp $6,995 for 2 people

Christmas in Sorrento & New Year on Lake Como

Soak up the sights of the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Rome, Lake Como and Milan this Christmas and New Year on this once-in-a-lifetime holiday!

Tour Includes

  • 14 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 12 evening meals & lunch on Christmas Day
15 days from only $4,123pp $8,245 for 2 people

Oberammergau Passion Play, Rome, The Vatican & Lake Garda

A fantastic tour exploring the splendours of some of Italy’s finest gems, with a day to visit Rome and The Vatican.

Tour Includes

  • 13 nights hotel (including one night in the Oberammergau area) with...
  • 1 lunch
  • 11 evening meals
  • Ticket for the Oberammergau Passion Play
14 days from only $4,873pp $9,745 for 2 people

Christmas in the Black Forest & New Year in Lake Garda & the Dolomites

Celebrate in style and enjoy this two-tiered coach holiday, spending Christmas in Germany's Black Forest and New Year on Italy's Lake Garda.

Tour Includes

  • 13 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 11 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
14 days from only $4,248pp $8,495 for 2 people

Oberammergau Passion Play, Rome, The Vatican & Assisi

This fascinating package holiday by coach combines the finest gems of Italy, with the enchanting sights of Germany, including the fairy tale castles of Bavaria, the...

Tour Includes

  • 13 nights hotel (including two nights in the Oberammergau area) with...
  • 1 lunch
  • 11 evening meals
  • Ticket for the Oberammergau Passion Play
14 days from only $4,873pp $9,745 for 2 people