Burano Island, Venetian Lagoon, Venice
When it comes to choosing between escorted tours of Italy, the question is what not to visit, rather than what should I explore?, since all the attractions are absolutely astonishing. Its extraordinary beauty and historical significance make Italy a country which inspires any traveler.
For many people, an Italian trip is a lifelong dream. Whether you plan the trip on your own or via a travel agency, your goal will be to see as much as possible and miss nothing. Booking escorted tours is the best option for people who visit the country for the first time and want to make sure they see the highlights in the most efficient way.
Depending on your preferences and budget, you can book a tour covering the entire country, or you can take advantage of local tour guides and enjoy the beauty of a region or a few cities and landmarks.
What are escorted tours all about?
Escorted tours are organized group tours, with a leader. Besides the actual costs of the tours, the prices may also include hotels, meals, local transportation or admission costs. Most people are looking for structure and guidance for their trips and this is exactly what escorted tours are offering, through qualified guides.
Escorted tours vary in order to meet the customers’ needs: there are various price ranges (budget, first class, luxury…), travel styles, custom trips etc. Given the variety of options, the question is:
How do you choose the best escorted tour of Italy?
First, you need to know exactly when are you going to travel to Italy and what your budget is. You can get a better deal for trips made in spring or autumn than in the summer, when everything is more expensive, especially during the peak season. You must plan early because great deals usually sell out quickly.
Another thing you must decide right from the start is how long you will stay in Italy. There are many escorted tours covering a lot of the country in 10-14 days, but you will be likely on the road constantly, with almost no free time to spend in the places you visit.
So, for short trips, you should maybe consider local tours. You will see less of Italy as a whole, but you can focus on an area and truly get the most of your visit. Of course, choosing the type of tour will also depend on your goal: traveling for an anniversary, for adventure, to discover culture, history, cuisine etc.
With the right escorted tour, you can get exactly what you need and you will not spend time in museums if you are actually interested only in architecture, for instance.
Things you should ask when you book an escorted tour
- How large is the group that you will be traveling with?
- What is the transportation type?
- Are hotel taxes, admission charges etc. included in the price of the package?
- How much free time is allowed between the organized tours and visits?
If you’re still not sure what escorted tours of Italy you should book, click the button below to reach our photo gallery and take a look at some of the amazing attractions this picturesque country has to offer.