Italy travel specialists

Top holiday types in Italy: Cultural Tours, Walking, Cycling, Villa holidays, Art Tours

VFB Holidays

Short European breaks and unique accommodation from villas and cottages to small hotels

In 1970 VFB Holidays started arranging unique self-catering accommodation in rural France, pioneering what is now known as the gite holiday. Now as well as their core, and well maintained, list of interesting places to stay, they also offer character hotels, villas in Corsica and Italy, as well as river cruises, escorted holidays and short breaks throughout Europe. Much of VFB’s accommodation is under exclusive contract and most of it family run and owned in rural or semi-rural locations. more »

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Outbound operatorUnited Kingdom flag United KingdomMid-range, Premium

Martin Randall Travel

Cultural tours, culture cruises and music festivals paired with 4 and 5 star accommodation.

Martin Randall Travel specialises in small group cultural tours, culture cruises and music festivals with stays in 4 or 5 star hotels. They have destinations in almost 40 countries including Europe, the Middle East and the USA. more »

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Outbound operatorUnited Kingdom flag United KingdomPremium

Grand Tourist

Luxury tailor made travel experiences to Europe and beyond

Inspired by the elegance and quality of travel in days gone by Grand Tourist is a unique luxury tour operator providing the finest travel arrangements for individuals and small groups. The meticulously planned journeys are inspired by travellers of the 18th and 19th Centuries who travelled from England through France and Switzerland to Italy, the shores of the Mediterranean and beyond seeking culture, adventure and excitement. more »

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Outbound operatorUnited Kingdom flag United KingdomMid-rangePrivate, Medium

Arblaster and Clarke

Don’t just taste wine, enjoy a cellar tour or private tasting combined with a cruise or the opera

Arblaster and Clarke are able to open the back doors to some of the world’s most famous chateaus and vineyards and help you discover new wines and small, up and coming producers. As well as wine tours they also offer opera tours, wine cruises, vineyard walks, gourmet holidays and bespoke trips. more »

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Outbound operatorUnited Kingdom flag United KingdomPremium

Charming Umbria

Unique rural escapes in Umbria, along with cooking classes, hiking and riding holidays.

Charming Umbria is a tailor-made accommodation agency and tour operator operating in Umbria, the green heart of Italy. Their selected accommodations are chosen for charm and atmosphere, offering guests the opportunity to sample Italian country life and traditional culture, in the authentic rural family houses and farmhouses of this fantastic region. They also offer cooking classes, riding and hiking. more »

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Inbound operatorItaly flag ItalyMid-range, Premium

Saddle Skedaddle

Leading independent cycling holiday company based in the UK.

Set up in 1995 by Andrew Straw and Paul Snedker, both seasoned travellers and experienced cyclists, Saddle Skedaddle has established itself as the premier independent biking company in the UK. Both are still very hands on and guide many of the trips, which include mountain biking tours as well as classic road trips. more »

TypeBased inPrice rangeGroup size
Outbound operatorUnited Kingdom flag United KingdomMid-range, PremiumSmall

Earthwatch Institute

Volunteer organisation with projects and expeditions worldwide.

Earthwatch is an international environmental charity which is committed to conserving the diversity and integrity of life on earth to meet the needs of current and future generations. Their mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. more »

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Outbound operatorUnited States flag United StatesMid-range, Premium

Kirker

UK based operator of luxury short breaks to European capitals for the 'discerning traveller'.

London-based Kirker provides discerning travellers with a carefully selected range of hotels that provide excellent service and comfort, combined with private transfers, private tours and well researched itineraries. more »

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Outbound operatorUnited Kingdom flag United KingdomPremium, Luxury

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