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Senior Tours in Italy - Best Tours & Trips 2019

102 trips to Senior Tours in Italy tours from 35 tour companies. 9 reviews. 5.0/5 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.

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.

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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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Winter in Puglia: Italy's Southern Gem

Road Scholar
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 187 / day
$ 1,499
From : $ 2,024
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
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  • Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Discover the Baroque beauty of Lecce — the “Florence of the South” — on an expert-led walking exploration of the Old City
    • Learn the vast history of the Sassi de Matera, a troglodyte settlement and one of the oldest cities in the world
    • Marvel in the unique trulli houses of Alberobello, historic homes built during the 16th century that are now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Visits:
    Alberobello , Matera, 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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    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 & Islands: Venice to Split
    Small Ship Cruise
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    Peregrine Adventures
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    8 days
    $ 298 / day
    $ 2,930
    From : $ 3,213
    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
    Group Tour
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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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    A Taste of Tuscany Culinary Tour

    7 days
    $ 671 / day
    $ 4,695
    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
    • Testing mouthwatering recipes in friendly cucinas
    • Strolling through vineyards and sampling their wares
    • Seeing premium olives pressed into oil
    Visits:
    Florence, Italy
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    Cruising Croatia's Northern Coast and Islands: Split to Venice
    Small Ship Cruise
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    Peregrine Adventures
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    8 days
    $ 298 / day
    $ 2,930
    From : $ 3,213
    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 Your Grandchild
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    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
    $ 274 / 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
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  • 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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    Dolomites Bike Tour

    6 days
    $ 683 / day
    $ 4,098
    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
    • Uncover the colorful history and culture of Italy and Austria's best-kept alpine secret
    • Tranquil biking amid valleys and storybook villages framed by magnificent limestone peaks
    • Pedal on bike paths past meadows strewn with wildflowers and filled with locals tending the rich soil
    • Wonderful regional wines, including vernatsch, lagrein and gewürztraminer
    • Enjoy a warm welcome at luxurious family-run hotels and savor two Michelin dinners
    Visits:
    Alps, Dolomites, Austria, 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

    9 Senior Tours in Italy Tour Reviews - Summary 100% Recommend

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    Average 0
    Disappointing 0
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    5.0
    Guide
    5.0
    Activities
    5.0
    Lodging
    5.0
    Transportation
    4.9
    Meals
    5.0

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    Perfect first trip to Italy

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

    We flew in from Albany, New York. The entire nine days of the Tour we had nothing but incredible food. Our guide Giovanni spoke perfect English and is a true expert on history and food, always making us feel comfortable. This made everything so easy for us during our stay, as he also helped us in choosing restaurants for the evening, even though our meals at lunch were so wonderful we often only went for Gelato! I recommend September, weather in the high 70's and very pleasant overall. We also appreciated our hotel being in a beautiful historic building and the rooms being spacious, something we did not have on our stay in the bigger cities.
    I have to say our favorite part was the absence of crowds and the small group, it made all the difference.

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    Operator The Italian on Tour

    The real Italy we have never seen!

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

    We have visited Italy a few times but never had an experience quiet like this one. Everything was authentic, our group was made up of only 6 guests and the whole experience was superb.
    Giovanni also helped us buy train tickets and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect.
    We had a lot of time to enjoy this wonderful small town of Ascoli Piceno and nothing felt rushed but perfectly curated. A real treat all around, thank you!
    Anne, Brisbane Australia

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    Operator The Italian on Tour

    Perfect Trip away from the crowds!

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

    My mother and I spent five wonderful days with Giovanni and Chantelle. We had incredible food and superb service everyday, definitely a luxury experience in a small group of 8, especially compared to other tours we did in Italy and Europe before. What great value! Thank you both!

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    Operator The Italian on Tour

    the best of the best in Italy!

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

    I didn’t know what to expect on a group trip, but this ended up being one of the best vacations we’ve ever been on! Being an intense planner, I had a hard time giving the reins away, but it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Annie truly found the best of the best in Italy! We felt like we were on a luxury, private vacation that was perfectly customized for us! The tours, the food, the accommodations, while booked for the group, truly felt personalized, making the experience absolutely magical and so much fun! Not to mention, it was a huge value! Being in finance, I 'ran the number'. For accommodations, daily transportation, daily meals, and excursions, I thought the cost made sense. What I didn't factor in was the intimate experience. We ate amazing meals in local's private homes! Our tours were limited to our group and we we're shuffled into tour buses but privately chartered luxury vans to travel between destinations. It's hard to vacation without these amenities these days, I hope The Table Less Traveled continues to offer a new tour yearly, or else my vacations will be limited. :)

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    Operator The Table Less Traveled

    The best pasta making experience! Great Tour!

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

    Each day started with the best cappuccino we ever tasted! There was good variety between our three classes and they turned out to be all engaging and extremely fun for our group. The genuine feeling of making pasta by hand with somebody who has been doing it for 60 years cannot be boiled down to a review. Our ingredients and accompanying wines were above and beyond our expectations. Would go back in a heart beat!!

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    Operator The Italian on Tour

    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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    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 5.0 for all Senior Tours in Italy trips.

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