Italy Explorer Tour with Flights

$6499 per person
19 days
More than 1

MUST-SEE HIGHLIGHTS 19-Day Grand Tour of Italy & Flights

This Italy tour is one of our most popular, thanks to the great value and comprehensive itinerary. Enjoy walking tours of iconic cities, explore Cinque Terre and the ruins of ancient Pompeii. Take time to explore Venice, Tuscany, Sorrento and Sicily. There's so much to love about this amazing tour experience!
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If you want to experience Italy and do it well, then this tour ticks all the boxes. Not only does it cover the iconic cities that you'd hate to miss, but it also includes many local gems that are off the regular tourist route. The itinerary is perfectly planned as well, with those little extras like two-night stays in Rome, Venice, Tuscany, Sorrento, Taormina and Palermo. Flights are included from Australia, but if you don't need the airfare, just let us know. Now's the time to start thinking about travel for next year with our great early bird deal!

What's included

Europe , Italy Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Fly from Australia to Rome, Italy
Return Location
Fly from Rome to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
June 2, 2023 12:00 am View other Times
Additional Information
Departs 2023 & 2024: See the tour start times for a full list of departures or contact us for other dates. Booking Code: EUTE19M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Escorted tour
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • International flights from Australia
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Single Supplement is Optional: Solo travellers can opt to pay a supplement to ensure a private room. Extend Your Stay: We can book hotels for you before or after the tour. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential - please ask us for a quote. Optional Tours: You can add sightseeing options during free time, contact us for details.

Italy Tour Overview

Bask in the beauty of Italy and discover the must-see destinations of Rome, Venice, Florence, Pompeii and more!

See the Leaning Tower of Pisa and drink in the beauty of Cinque Terre. Admire the Tuscan countryside and explore stunning Sicily – a hotspot for Italian summer holidays. Experience ancient cities, historic monuments and marvel at Renaissance art. Not to forget the fantastic food, rich culture and beautiful landscapes at every turn – this is how to explore Italy!

Everything you want on an Italian holiday and more – this escorted journey is one of our most popular all-encompassing tours to Italy!



Italy special deal

For a limited time you can save on this grand tour of Italy!

From $7499 per person in 2023 – depart 2 June, 25 August or 8 September
From $6499 per person with 2024 Early Bird Sale – depart 15 & 29 March; 12 & 26 April; 24 May; 7 June; 19 July; 2 & 31 August; or 13 September

To check availability and current prices, please call 1300 168 910 between 9:30am-4:30pm weekdays or email today!

Note: Prices are per person, based on twin share. Single travellers can opt to share with another traveller for the same price, or pay a single supplement for a private room. Prices are subject to confirmation and can change without notice. Space is limited and booking conditions apply.

Inclusions at a glance

  • Return economy airfares to Rome
  • Fly from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
  • 16 nights in twin share hotel rooms with private en-suite facilities
  • 1 night in twin share cabin on ferry with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room/cabin
  • 16 breakfasts, 7 dinners
    Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
  • Overnight ferry from Palermo to Naples
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour days (excludes free days)
Escorted Tour
  • Services of your English-speaking tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
  • All taxes and fees included

Special features

  • Discover Rome on a guided walking tour
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner in Rome
  • Take a funicular ride to historic Orvieto
  • See the top sights of Venice on an orientation tour
  • Stop at Lake Garda; Italy’s biggest lake
  • Explore Florence; the ‘Jewel of the Renaissance’
  • Learn about the craft of Italian leather-making
  • Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Florence
  • Explore the colourful villages of Cinque Terre
  • See the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit the gorgeous hill town of San Gimignano
  • Taste Italian wine in Siena
  • See Rome by night on a driving tour
  • See Mount Vesuvius and explore the ruins of Pompeii
  • Visit Matera; an ancient cave city
  • Explore Alberobello; famous for its conical houses
  • Catch a scenic ferry from mainland Italy to Sicily
  • Discover Taormina; a hilltop town in Sicily
  • Enjoy dinner at a beachside hotel in Taormina
  • Visit Syracuse; a historic Sicilian city
  • Explore the Valley of the Temples
  • Visit Cefalù; home to Italy’s finest beaches
  • See the sights on a walking tour of Palermo


Venice, Italy
A trip to Italy wouldn’t be complete without time to wander through Venice!
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Depart Australia


Arrive in Italy


Start tour in Rome


Rome: Free Day


Rome - Orvieto - Venice




Lake Garda - Florence - Tuscany


Cinque Terre - Pisa - Tuscany


San Gimignano - Siena - Rome

DAY 10

Rome: Free Day

DAY 11

Rome - Pompeii - Sorrento

DAY 12

Sorrento: Free Day

DAY 13

Sorrento - Matera - Alberobello

DAY 14

Alberobello - Taormina

DAY 15

Taormina: Free Day

DAY 16

Taormina - Syracuse - Agrigento

DAY 17

Agrigento - Cefalù - Palermo

DAY 18

Palermo: Free Day

DAY 19

End of tour in Rome – Fly to Australia

More about Europe

More about Italy

What's not to love about Italy! From its ancient monuments and treasure-laden museums, to iconic cities, stunning coastal villages and magnificent mountain ranges. And of course the cuisine! You could literally eat your way from Rome to Florence and Venice. Gelato ice cream was invented in Italy and there are over 200 shapes for Italian pasta. Pizza was first created in Napoli in 1860 and yes, calzone is simply folded up pizza!
If you want to experience Italy and do it well, then this tour ticks all the boxes. Not only does it cover the iconic cities that you'd hate to miss, but it also includes many local gems that are off the regular tourist route. The itinerary is perfectly planned as well, with those little extras like two-night stays in Rome, Venice, Tuscany, Sorrento, Taormina and Palermo. Flights are included from Australia, but if you don't need the airfare, just let us know. Now's the time to start thinking about travel for next year with our great early bird deal!

My Travel Experience Review

4.15out of 5

This escorted group tour covers all the essential highlights of Italy. Plus flights from Australia are included. Single travellers have the option to share or pay a supplement to ensure a private room on tour.

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The brochure includes details of the inclusions, itinerary and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Tour departures

This escorted tour includes flights from Australia and departs on select dates:

2023 - 2 June, 25 August or 8 September
2024 - 15 & 29 March; 12 & 26 April; 24 May; 7 June; 19 July; 2 & 31 August; or 13 September

Departures are subject to availability and prices may vary at time of booking.
Please ask us for your preferred date and we will advise availability and cost.
Contact us to find out about departures at other times of the year.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions in the itinerary are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, ocean conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

Speak to a travel specialist

The My Travel Experience team are travel experts and we're here to help you enjoy the best holiday - from the time you start to plan your trip until the day you return home. We are only a phone call or email away whenever you need us, so please contact us today with any questions.

Email Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or text +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

New safety measures and greater peace of mind.

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority, especially as we adjust to a new world for travellers. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.

We work closely with tour operators that have received the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which enables travellers to recognise companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

How to make a booking:

This early bird deal is valid for a limited time and may change without notice.

Prices were correct as of 2 May 2023. Please contact us for current rates.

Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

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Italy Explorer Tour with Flights

$6499 per person
19 days
More than 1

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