Senior Tours in Italy - Best Tours & Trips 2019

102 Senior Tours in Italy tours from 35 tour companies. 15 reviews. 4.7/5 avg rating.

There’s no place like Italy. Fine wine, food that is so delicious in it’s simplicity and care, friendly, welcoming people. Not to mention some of the most impressive historical sites in the world, famous art pieces, the rolling hills of Tuscany, idyllic seaside towns, and the romantic gondolas of Venice. And the gelato. Did we mention the gelato?

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Italy's Epicurean Journey

9 days
$ 493 / day
$ 4,435
From : $ 5,455
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Walk the winding medieval streets of Ascoli Piceno, and experience one of the most awe-inspiring piazzas in Italy.
  • Get the insider’s scoop into what makes the perfect espresso and join us at the best café in town.
  • Indulge in cuisine that is fresh, local & organic – the original Slow Food at its finest.
  • Get to know Italy’s rolling hills and hill-top villages. Explore many of Italy’s “Borghi Piu Belli d’Italia”
  • Tap into the local scene while experiencing two of Italy’s wine regions first hand. Get to know the people behind our world class wine production.
  • Walk on top of the largest medieval fortress in Italy and experience 360 degree views of ancient olive groves & vineyards lined with Montepulciano grapes.
  • Be welcomed inside the residence of a Master olive oil sommelier and learn the secrets of spotting an authentic bottle of this liquid gold.
  • Embark on the ultimate olive oil and winery experience, taking your food and wine pairings to the next level.
Visits:
Italy
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Easy Pace Italy (Preview 2019)

10 days
$ 338 / day
$ 3,375
From : $ 4,725
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Vatican City: St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo's 'Pietà,' and the splendid dome.
  • Florence: View the city skyline from the sumptuous terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo. See the cathedral, Gates of Paradise on the baptistery and Signoria Square
  • Verona: Walk with your Travel Director past the Roman Arena to the famous balcony in the courtyard of a Renaissance villa.
  • Venice: Cruise to St. Mark’s Square by private launch. See St. Mark’s Basilica, the bell tower, clock tower, Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs.
  • Tuscany: Visit Il Poggio to learn about organic olive and grape farming. Then enjoy a tasting as you sit down to a fabulous dinner of Tuscan specialities, complimented by stunning views.
  • Venice: Join your fellow guests for an extra special Celebration Dinner of delicious Italian cuisine in the heart of romantic Venice.
  • Included Quality Dining: 9 Buffet Breakfasts (BB) and 3 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
  • Vatican City: Gain VIP entrance into the Vatican Museums. Once through the Popes’ treasure-trove, marvel at the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Florence: Visit the Accademia Museum with a local art historian to study Michelangelo’s original 17-foot marble masterpiece, David.
  • Venice: Visit an artisan showroom and workshop to see master craftsmen honouring age-old Venetian crafts.
  • Vatican City: Be among the select few to admire the Renaissance Bramante Staircase, off limits to most people.
  • Vatican City: Venture inside St. Peter's Basilica and see Michelangelo's Pietà, and the splendid dome.
  • Rome: See the mighty Colosseum and Roman Forum. You will also see other medieval buildings, including Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered throughout the city.
  • Assisi: A Local Expert will explain why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of medieval Europe.
  • Florence: View the city skyline from the sumptuous terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo. During your orientation of the city, your Travel Director will show you the cathedral, the Gates of Paradise adorning the baptistery and Piazza della Signoria.
  • Pisa: Your Local Expert will show you the baptistery bristling with marble spines, the colonnaded bell tower lurching behind the 11th century cathedral and of course, the famous Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles.
  • Verona: During your orientation, walk past the well preserved Roman Arena to Juliet's balcony in the courtyard of a Renaissance villa.
  • Venice: With your Travel Director cruise to St. Mark's Square and see the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Venice: To the tune of accompanying musicians, you will be serenaded through the atmospheric canals by gondola.
Visits:
Florence, Rome, Venice, Italy
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Italy: Classic Tuscany and the Treasures of Florence

Road Scholar
Premier
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13 days
$ 285 / day
$ 3,699
From : $ 4,994
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : N/A
  • N/A
  • Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Visit the famed quarries of Carrara to learn why this marble is the material of choice for great sculptors and architects
    • Explore the villa of Lorenzo de'Medici at Poggio a Caiano, and visit a winery in the Tuscan countryside to sample Tuscan wines
    • View the great masterpieces in Florence: works by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, Caravaggio, Cellini and Michelangelo’s iconic sculpture, “David
    Visits:
    Lucca, Pisa, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
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    Puglia and Matera Magnifica Tour

    7 days
    $ 671 / day
    $ 4,695
    From : $ 5,352
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
    Highlights
    • Two night stay and a walking tour of Matera where they have just filmed the remake of the colossal Ben Hur movie with Morgan Freeman
    • Captivating clusters of conical trulli structures
    • Discover the white-washed town of Ostuni and the beaches near the fishing village of Savelletri
    • Spectacular fields of ancient olive trees
    • Savory cuisine: grilled vegetables, handmade pasta and fresh seafood!
    • Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Alberobello & Matera
    • Beautiful countryside riding among the orchards and trulli of Valle d’Itria
    • Premier hotels some of which with spa, swimming pool, and private beach access
    Visits:
    Alberobello , Matera, Italy
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    Sicily, the Amalfi Coast & Rome - Southbound 2019

    Tauck
    By Tauck
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    11 days
    $ 817 / day
    $ 8,990
    Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
    Highlights
    • 7-night small ship cruise
    • 2 nights in Rome & 1 night Malta
    • exclusive after hours visit to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
    • night sail past volcanic Stromboli
    • ruins of Herculaneum
    • traditional Sicilian entertainment
    Visits:
    Naples, Rome, Valletta, Italy, Malta
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    Amalfi, Al Buon Gusto!

    7 days
    $ 756 / day
    $ 5,295
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
    Highlights
    • Balancing top-notch instruction with breathtaking walks
    • Visiting exquisite villas with beautiful gardens
    • Pausing to learn how limoncello is made
    Visits:
    Amalfi Coast, Naples, Positano, Italy
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    Amalfi Coast Walking

    Butterfield & Robinson
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    6 days
    $ 1,466 / day
    $ 8,795
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
    Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
    Highlights
    • Explore Villa Jovis, the summer residence of Emperor Tiberius
    • Discover Amalfi
    • Experience Walk the fabled Path of the Gods over Positano
    • Opportunity to Hike paths perched high on the mountainside while soaking up the stunning views of the islands of Ischia and Procida.
    Visits:
    Amalfi Coast, Naples, Italy
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    Cruising Croatia's Northern Coast and Islands: Ve ...

    Peregrine Adventures
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    8 days
    $ 348 / day
    $ 1,946
    From : $ 3,753
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
    Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Visit the stunning kornati national park, the biggest and most incredible collection of islands in the entire adriatic sea, once described by playwright george bernard shaw as god’s special creation of tears, stars and breath.
    • Experience the sea organ in zadar, an incredible marriage of acoustical engineering and historical art with a shot of local liqueur as the literal cherry on top.
    • Soak up hundreds of years of history in the old towns of rab, krk and sibinek.
    • Feast on the freshest seafood imaginable up and down the coast (but be sure to wait two hours before swimming).
    Visits:
    Croatia, Sibenik, Split, Italy
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    Rome, Florence & Venice

    Collette
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    8 days
    $ 244 / day
    $ 1,949
    From : $ 2,397
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
    Highlights
    • Dine in true Italian style with wine at your included dinners.
    • Enjoy tastings of cheese, cured meats, bread, chocolate, gelato and more during a Bologna food walking tour.
    • Join a local expert and explore the rich history of Rome’s Colosseum.
    • Visit the Academy Gallery to view Michelangelo’s extraordinary David.
    • Take in a glass-blowing demonstration on Venice’s Murano Island.
    • Join a local guide on your panoramic tour featuring Rome's treasures.
    • Embark on a walking tour featuring Florence's artistic and architectural gems.
    • Come to know Venice, one of Italy's most unique cities, with a local expert.
    Visits:
    Bologna, Florence, Rome, Venice, Italy
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    Cruising Croatia's Northern Coast and Islands: Sp ...

    Peregrine Adventures
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    8 days
    $ 348 / day
    $ 2,780
    From : $ 3,753
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
    Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Visit the stunning kornati national park, the biggest and most incredible collection of islands in the entire adriatic sea, once described by playwright george bernard shaw as god’s special creation of tears, stars and breath.
    • Experience the sea organ in zadar, an incredible marriage of acoustical engineering and historical art with a shot of local liqueur as the literal cherry on top.
    • Soak up hundreds of years of history in the old towns of rab, krk and sibinek.
    • Feast on the freshest seafood imaginable up and down the coast (but be sure to wait two hours before swimming).
    Visits:
    Croatia, Sibenik, Split, Venice, Italy
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    The Magic of Italy: A Riverboat Adventure With Yo ...

    Road Scholar
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    10 days
    $ 490 / day
    $ 4,895
    From : $ 6,608
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : N/A
    Physical Level : N/A
  • N/A
  • Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Enter castles and cathedrals that house some of the finest works of art the world has ever known
    • Visit Murano, a captivating island in the middle of Venice’s world-famous lagoon
    • Attend a concert in a historic venue in Verona
    Visits:
    Padua, Venice, Verona, Italy
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    Tuscany Biking

    Butterfield & Robinson
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    6 days
    $ 883 / day
    $ 5,295
    From : $ 6,036
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
    Highlights
    • Enjoy tasting of Tuscan reds
    • Explore vine-covered hills of Chianti
    • Explore Siena
    • Visit a private wine estate for a tasting
    Visits:
    Florence, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
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    Grand Tour

    Evaneos
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    13 days
    $ 284 / day
    $ 2,900
    Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Visits:
    Rome, Italy
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    The Hidden Treasures of Florence

    Road Scholar
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    11 days
    $ 273 / day
    $ 2,999
    From : $ 4,049
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : N/A
    Physical Level : N/A
  • N/A
  • Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Top art historians introduce you to great but lesser-known works of art in galleries and private collections not open to the public
    • Visit the Scuola del Restauro and discover what it takes to preserve and repair invaluable masterpieces
    • On-site lectures cover Roman, Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic art and architecture, while art collectors discuss their stunning private holdings with you over cocktails and aperitifs
    Visits:
    Italy
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    Shrines of Italy

    Collette
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    11 days
    $ 211 / day
    $ 2,319
    From : $ 2,606
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
    Highlights
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    • Spend time at the renowned Abbey of Montecassino, founded by St. Benedict.
    • In Pompeii, visit the Madonna del Rosario Sanctuary.
    • Join a local expert for a fascinating tour of Assisi.
    • See the Gargano Peninsula and explore the Grotto of St. Michael.
    • Celebrate Mass in the sanctuary of Padre Pio.
    • Attend the weekly papal audience* at Vatican City.
    • Stroll through the catacombs where early Christians hid and buried their dead.
    • Discover the Holy House of Nazareth and the beautiful Madonna of Loreto.
    Visits:
    Assisi, Rome, Italy
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    Top Senior Tours in Italy Experiences and Attractions

    Top Senior Tours in Italy Experiences

    Seeing incredible art pieces such as the David and the Sistine Chapel

    Learning the fascinating history of gladiators at the Colosseum

    Tasting wine at a villa in picturesque Tuscany and going on a winery tour

    Enjoying a picnic of the essentials: good cheese, prosciutto, wine, and bread in San Gimignano

    Taking in the majesty of the Vatican - the heart of the Catholic Church

    Wandering the streets of Rome and discovering a hole in the wall restaurant for the perfect gnocchi

    Enjoying a cafe meal al fresco with the Roman Colosseum in the background, lit up against the night sky

    Visiting the ruins of Pompeii, buried in ash and preserved for thousands of years by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.

    Enjoying the vibrancy of Naples follow by a welcome respite on the nearby Isle of Capri

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    Senior Tours in Italy Trip Reviews

    15 Senior Tours in Italy Tour Reviews - Summary 93% Recommend

    4.7 out of 5
    Excellent 12
    Great 2
    Average 0
    Disappointing 1
    Terrible 0
    Value
    4.6
    Guide
    4.9
    Activities
    4.8
    Lodging
    4.9
    Transportation
    4.8
    Meals
    4.6

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    Italy as you have never experienced it!

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    In 10 days we watched and learned how wine is made, visited some of the best restaurants of our lives, tasted a black truffle for the first time, cooked some incredible dishes with expert hands and made some friends in the process! We could not have asked for more. Simply perfect! Thank you, Page and Richard

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    Operator The Italian on Tour

    Good tour vastly enhanced by high quality leader

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 4.0
    • Meals 5.0

    Beppe Salerno was my guide on a cycling trip through Puglia in Southeastern Italy.

    Although I had cycled for many years and ridden in Italy before this was the first commercial trip I had ever taken. Riding with Beppe was central to the unique experience provided by this trip.

    Beppe provided unique insights into Italian life and culture as well as useful commentary on cycling routes and styles. His knowledge of Italian wines and cuisine transformed the trip from simply a “ride on a bicycle” to a gastronomic adventure. He introduced me to new wines, new dishes and to the people who grew, bottled and prepared them. We discussed history, dialects, regionalisms, music and architecture.

    Beppe's skills are many. Paramount among them, in my opinion, is his ability to motivate people of diverse backgrounds and with widely divergent interests into a cohesive, collaborative group enjoying the company of others while reveling in the delights of a shared ride.


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    Operator Tourissimo

    Traditional Europe

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    Much better paced, multiple night stop overs in cities/towns and so much to see. Lots of additional options, some a bit too "tourist" as opposed to what the locals really do. 4 travellers with birthdays plus Christmas & NYE. Extras c/o of Trafalgar/Calvin made it special;

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    Operator Trafalgar

    Our Amalfi Coast walking trip was so amazing from start to finish.

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    This was our first trip with B and R, but it will not be our last. Our Amalfi Coast walking trip was so amazing from start to finish. Our guides (Courtney and Lisa) took such great care to make all of us so comfortable and feel safe and secure. The food, the five star hotels, the sights, sounds, and surprises along the way will leave lasting memories and bring smiles to our faces when we think of our Italian adventure.

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    Operator Butterfield & Robinson

    Traditional Europe

    4.0
    • Value 4.0
    • Guide 4.0
    • Activities 4.0
    • Lodging 4.0
    • Transportation 4.0
    • Meals 4.0

    Hotels and itinerary were very good.

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    Operator Trafalgar

    Pay for a 4 star trip and get 2 star food

    2.0
    • Value 1.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 4.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 1.0

    My husband and I took the Treasures of the Mediterranean tour two weeks ago. The food off the ship was very good. The food on the ship was subpar (2 stars out of 4 stars). We ended up ordering French Fries at the beginning of each meal so we would at least have something to eat. I called Tauck and voiced my concerns. They offered us a $250 voucher each for another trip. I hardly think the food portion on the yacht was $250. Why would I go on another Tauck trip when my first one, which was our retirement celebration due to the poor food. The majority of the people on the trip were dissatisfied with the food and their reviews reflected it.

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    Senior Tours in Italy Tours and Travel Guide

    Senior Tours in Italy Attractions & Landmarks Guide

    There’s no place like Italy. Fine wine, food that is so delicious in its simplicity and care, friendly, welcoming people. Not to mention some of the most impressive historical sites in the world, famous art pieces, the rolling hills of Tuscany, idyllic seaside towns, and the romantic gondolas of Venice. And the gelato. Did we mention the gelato?

    Italy is truly spectacular and it's possible to spend a month or more and not get bored. Traveling with a tour will help ensure you see as much as possible while remaining comfortable and keeping a good pace.

    Venturing Beyond Italy’s “Big Three”

    It’s tough to argue with the appeal of Italy’s three major tourist cities - even despite their tourist reputation - Rome, Florence, & Venice all provide the pinnacle of Italian art, culture, and food. So if you only have a little bit of time, or are visiting for the first time, it is highly recommended to visit one or all of these incredible cities. 

    However, if you have the time, there are dozens of more off the beaten track places to experience in Italy. Imagine the fair Verona - which may sound familiar for its fateful lovers Romeo and Juliet.

    Or consider distinct Bologna in the north, where the famous bolognese sauce originated - the perfect spot for a food tour. Perhaps you’re curious to explore Puglia “Italy’s heel” and an up and coming tourist hot spot.  

    Art Tours of Italy

    The words "art and Italy" are practically synonymous as the Italian renaissance provided the world with some of the greatest artistic masterpieces of all time. An art tour will reveal so much detail behind each piece and take you to see more obscure pieces as well as the famous ones.

    If you can, booking a private tour of the Vatican is highly recommended. Especially if you have difficulty walking, or feel a strain looking up. When you visit this spectacular building during normal tour hours, it can feel a bit like you’re a herded sheep. Everyone being ushered along until you reach the bottleneck of the Sistine Chapel - the Vatican’s Mona Lisa.

    Private guided Italy tours will eliminate the stress of needing to keep pace, as well as allow you to rest between moments of craning your neck to see the famous ceiling created by Michelangelo in 1508. No one should feel rushed while taking in this monumental feat.

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    Things to Know Before You Go

    Italy is by far the most popular destinations for a guided tours for seniors. It’s popularity stems not just from a perfect combination beautiful weather, a gorgeous countryside and coastline, world renowned food, art, and culture -- Italian life moves at a slower, more indulgent pace. It’s this climate and way of life -- “La Dolce Vita” -- that makes for a flawless vacation.

    Types of Italy Guided Tours for Seniors

    There is more than one way to explore Italy, especially if you’re not up for a high intensity cycling or hiking adventure. Many seniors choose to get to know the country by coach tour, cruise, or a guided educational tour.

    Coach Tours in Italy
    Coach tours are a great way to get to know Italy’s countryside. They make hard to reach places accessible, and provide great views along the way. In a guided coach tour of Italy, the traveler doesn’t have to stress about the best route and what stops to take, or struggle with transporting and watching their luggage. If this sounds appealing to you, but you are worried that you may be sacrificing luxury or comfort, consider a high-end coach tour.

    Cruise
    What could be better than an idyllic cruise through the gorgeous, crystal-blue waters of the Mediterranean? Spend the beginning and end of every day this way by touring Italy by cruise.

    With so many iconic, culturally rich cities along the coast of Italy and its islands, there are dozens of routes to take. Would you rather focus only on Northern Italy? Or is visiting other countries too hard to resist, and Italy only a pitstop on your cruise also stopping in Croatia and Montenegro?

    Educational / Learning
    Italy is inextricable from its rich culture, history, and artistic scene. If you are passionate about these topics, and interested in learning more, consider bolstering your knowledge on an educational guided tour. Going on an educational group tour will add depth and meaning to any tour, and you will gain appreciation for the country’s renowned landmarks, and why they are this way.

    Senior Tours in Italy

    A guided tour meant specifically for seniors means things will move at a more relaxed pace. The tour guide will likely allow extra time for certain things. Instead of rushing seniors from destination to destination, seniors might be allowed to enjoy an extended reprieve at a café, and sit with a petite cappuccino while people watching. Extra attention will also be paid to the finer aspects of the traveling, such as guaranteeing comfortable lodging, and good, hearty meals.

    All senior tours, cruises, and packages in Italy. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 4.7 for all Senior Tours in Italy trips.

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