Italy Tour Packages (2020)

Choose one of the Italy tour packages below to get your holiday started.

About Italy

Italy is a captivating country that is famous for its arts and culture. Not forgetting the magnificent and historical monuments that have been in existence since 70-80 A.D. The country is made out of flat plains covered with mountain ranges. Depending on the latitude, the weather differs in different parts of Italy. The weather up north is harsher with a frigid cold during winters and extreme heat during the summer as opposed to the south region.

Where can you visit in Italy?

Italy is ranked as the fifth top-visited country in the world, with approximately 63.2 million tourists a year. Blessed with remarkable architecture and arts centres, we have derived the top three places to visit in Italy, which are Milan, Rome and Venice.

Home to some of the major and luxurious fashion brands in the world, Milan is the most popular fashion hub in the world. While shopping is a must in Milan, there are also other monuments worth visiting such as the 15th-century castle.

Rome is packed with historical monuments that have been around since the Roman empire. The most famous attractions are the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Colosseum. You should try out their pizzas and gelatos too while you are there.

Queen of the Adriatic or better known as Venice, is a city in Italy that is famous for its grand canals and waterways. This romantic place can be quite packed during the peak seasons, so be prepared.

Generally, the Italy tour packages will already have pre-planned attractions that you will be visiting. Therefore, it is important for you to go through the itinerary of the Italy tour package before making a purchase.

When should you travel to Italy?

Though the country has four seasons, it is best to adhere to the travelling seasons that are divided into three categories. The peak begins from mid-June to August, shoulder season from April to mid-June and September to October. Lastly, off-peak seasons from November to March.

During the peak seasons you will be expecting higher travel and accommodation fares, but it is the best time to visit Italy as it is the driest during these months. The days are also longer enabling you more time to tour the country.

Shoulder months are great too for those who have the flexibility to travel out of the school terms. The weather is nice and warm enough for you to hit the beaches and admire the blooming flowers during Spring.

It is best to avoid travelling to Italy from November to March as the weather tends to be unpredictable with heavy downpours in freezing temperature. The plus point is there will be no crowd in the museums during these times.

Depending on what you are looking for, there are specially curated Italy tour packages available for you, so you don't have to worry about anything and just enjoy it.

How do you move around in Italy?

It is easy to navigate around Italy, whether you are interested in staying in one city or tour around. The public transportation system is easy to understand and comfortable to move around major cities. Rent a car if you have an additional budget or hop on a bus for a more cost-saving option. The only downside is that the bus schedules can be tricky to understand, and it only travels to limited places. For interstate travels, flying will be a better option, but it is best to book as early as possible for a cheaper fare.

Italy tour packages offer a fuss-free and comfortable travel plan as transportation is usually included in the tour package. However, you will need to plan your transportation during ‘Free & Easy’ days or if you would like to stray out of the proposed tour itinerary.

What is the recommended budget when you travel to Italy?

Cost of living in Italy is on the higher spectrum in all of Europe. Besides accommodation, the price for items like food, transportation and daily necessities are consistent across the country. Here is a simple breakdown of the top expenditure categories in Italy:

  • Accommodation - A bed in a dorm starts from €10, and a decent hotel for two is averagely at €128. If you are travelling solo and would like to minimize the cost, even more, you can opt for couchsurfing.
  • Food - Food is abundant in Italy but ranges from €19 a day. We will advise you to skip buying mineral water and drink from the tap instead. Tap waters in Italy are filtered and are safe to drink.
  • Transport - Public transport is more affordable compared to private hires. Tickets cost around €1 to €2 and you are reminded to validate the ticket before boarding, else you will be fined.
  • Others - Get your hands on a city tourist card which will entitle you to free entries or discounts to all of their tours, attractions and food outlets. Also sign up for free walking tours, which will allow you to visit all the top attractions without spending a dime.

If you have purchased one of the Italy tour packages, you don't have to worry about these costs as these are included in the package. However, you are advised to still prepare additional cash for souvenirs or your own activities outside of the planned itinerary.

How do you choose the right Italy tour package?

With so many Italy tour packages out there, it is essential to purchasing the right package to make your trip a memorable one. You can start off by making your selection based on the attractions that you would like to see during your trip, the budget and the month you will be visiting. Another crucial factor will be the kind of trip you are looking for; be it a family vacation, honeymoon, a nature or adventure excursion.

You might also want to look into the itinerary of the Italy tour packages and decide if you want something more relaxed or packed. With all these addressed, you are now on your way to a fuss-free, convenient, and money-well-spent happy holiday in Italy.

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