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15 holidays found

Italy wine tour for over 50s

Occupying a scenic location between the Dolomites and the Venetian Lagoon, the Valdobbiadene Hills are the home of prosecco grape-growing. This tour makes for an idyllic introduction to the production processes and history behind the region’s success, in the heart of one of northern Italy’s most beautiful landscapes. Accompanied by knowledgeable local guides, you’ll explore fragrant vineyards, learning the secrets of the owners, and tasting fresh produce that will tantalise your senses. As this is a tailormade tour, there is a multitude of active and cultural experiences available to you. That might involve trekking in the mountains, biking through tranquil forests, or heading out on a ... Read more >
From €1,845 excluding flights

Sicily short break

Based in the historic, hilltop city of Agrigento on the southern coast of Sicily, this holiday takes you from a vast archaeological site to a unique art project, with many opportunities to sample the cuisine of this part of Italy. You’ll be accommodated in a homely B&B in central Agrigento, and accompanied by a local guide throughout, allowing for a thoroughly immersive experience into daily city life. Agrigento has a superb archaeological heritage, most notably the Valley of the Temples (which is actually a ridge, strangely enough). Handsome Baroque and medieval architecture can still be frequently seen on the city streets as you walk around with your guide, pausing to snack on various ... Read more >
From €1,159 excluding flights

Catania and Etna holiday, Sicily

Catania, the trendy port city formed around a UNESCO-protected historic centre, is your base for this cultural and active tour of Sicily's must-see destination: Mount Etna. One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Etna is surrounded by a stunning national park where you’ll trek through caves, craters and lava tubes, accompanied by a professional guide in a 4x4 all terrain vehicle. Before the volcano however, you’ll have plenty of time to really get a feel for what makes Catania such a special place. Accompanied by a friendly local guide, you’ll see the city’s majestic piazzas; the Berillo quarter - once a red light district and now the cultural heart of Catania - and the bustling fish ... Read more >
From €1,575 excluding flights

Padova to Venice holiday, Italy

Galileo Galilei, a leading figure of the Italian Renaissance, once lectured in Padova, and this ancient city, thought to be the oldest in northern Italy, still has a delightful ‘college’ ambience. With a knowledgeable local guide at your side, you’ll leave your central accommodation to spend a day exploring the many charms of Padova, its medieval and Renaissance architecture, and landmarks including Saint Anthony's Basilica, St George's Oratory and Padova Cathedral. The frescoes of the Cappella degli Scrovegni are a must-see, as is the handsome Palazzo della Ragione. The volcanic hills of the Colli Euganei are prime territory for some easy going cycling, and will afford plenty of ... Read more >
From €1,578 excluding flights

Sicily holiday for over 50s, Italy

This Sicily holiday, aimed at the over 50’s, is a tailor made trip around the hilltop, coastal city of Agrigento region, where you will experience not only the ancient urban archaeology but also real, rural life, travelling with an expert local guide throughout. Based in two different accommodations, you will also have a chance to meet local shepherds, farmers and dairymen, listen to their stories and learn about traditional lives here in the heart of Sicily. This holiday really is a chance to catch a glimpse of everyday life in both a town, and countryside which feel as if they have been suspended in time. Agrigento is the place where the glory of nature meets history: not even Greece ... Read more >
From €2,585 excluding flights

Venice, Verona and Lake Garda holiday

Fall deeply for northern Italy with this fabulous trip through Venice, Verona and Lake Garda. You’ll enjoy superbly located accommodations: a traditional hotel in central Venice, a countryside B&B near Verona, and a lovely farmhouse near Lake Garda. Accompanied by a local guide who can share stories and anecdotes about the places you visit that you won’t find in any guidebook, you’ll begin with five days in Venice for an insider’s look at this heart-meltingly beautiful city. Explore narrow calli and tucked-away campi, avoiding the crowds and snacking on traditional cicchetti as you go. You’ll watch a maestro at work in a Murano glass-blowing workshop, visit bakeries and vineyards on ... Read more >
From €3,606 excluding flights

Southern Sicily holiday for over 50s

The crowning glory of the Hyblaean mountains, Ragusa is a stunning baroque town, UNESCO-protected and offering spectacular valley views from its hilltop advantage. The lower, older section of the town, where you will be staying, is known as Ragusa Ibla, and it’s a joy simply to wander aimlessly through its pretty lanes and gardens. Local guides will walk alongside you, explaining the town’s history, introducing you to inhabitants, and ensuring that you get an authentic taste of this part of Sicily. You’ll also be exploring the beautiful countryside around Ragusa, spending a day meeting farmers and tasting their fresh produce, from olive oil and regional wine to delicious creamy cheeses ... Read more >
From €2,174 excluding flights

Venice & Lake Garda family holiday

This Italy family holiday is divided between two of the country’s most stunning spots: Venice and Lake Garda, two popular tourist spots but the difference with this trip being that it is tailor made, with an itinerary adapted to your family’s interests and age groups. But also that you are travelling with an expert local guide throughout who will add an educational, very local and definitely fun aspect to the trip. This holiday starts in the great city of Venice, with plenty of time to stroll around, learning the history and interesting anecdotes of the city while playing funny games and eating tasteful food. You then get to explore the lagoon from the water, on an eco friendly sailing ... Read more >
From €2,755 excluding flights

Venice and Verona family holiday

This Venice and Verona holiday is a tailor made trip that can be done at any time of year, but we do highly recommend it during the festive period of Christmas when these towns and surrounding medieval villages are stunningly beautiful with all their winter traditions in place. You can also fit in some perfect Christmas shopping while you are there. This wonderful family holiday in Italy starts in Venice where, in winter, the canals, campi (squares) and ornate architecture are lit up with Christmas decorations everywhere. The streets are also less crowded than in the height of the tourist season, festive songs are sung at special concerts in churches and in several campi there are small ... Read more >
From €1,975 excluding flights

Italy food holiday for over 50s

On the contary of what everyone think, Italy is wonderful (and also very cheap) in the fall/winter season, plus, this season food and recipes are incredibly delicious. So what a better occasion to visit Venice, Bologna, Tuscany and Barolo area when there are fewer tourist around and when locals will welcome and greet you warmly? Your accommodations during this holiday are selected Family-run, B&B and agritourism (3 nights in one apartment in Venice city center, 2 nights in a family-run B&B in the countryside of Modena, 3 nights in Agritourism in Chianti Hills area and 2 nights in a Farmhouse in Barolo area, Piedmont (with breakfast incuded). You will try 8 different daily experiences based ... Read more >
From €1,985 excluding flights

Highlights of Sicily holiday for over 50s

This Sicily holiday starts in Catania, a perfect location to gain a sense of what we have in store for you on this island itinerary. Just imagine its colourful streets and vivid atmosphere, no matter what the time of year. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, learning its history and gaining a great introduction to its gastronomic highlights too. Food plays an important part of any Sicilian holiday which is why we include a cookery lesson with a professional chef, who will teach you Italian while showing you how to cook fresh vegetables or fish that you have bought together. This Sicily holiday also includes a trip to Mount Etna, Europe’s most famous active volcano and UNESCO World Heritage ... Read more >
From €2,396 excluding flights

Family holiday near Venice

This six-day tour of northern Italy makes a fab short break for families. Moving at a relaxed pace, and staying in a gorgeous, family-friendly agriturismo in the Treviso countryside where you’ll be immersed in daily farm life, you’ll enjoy a raft of fun activities and tours in a beautiful region. Take a relaxed stroll through the pretty Prosecco Hills, seeking out an ancient watermill in the fairytale forest. Mum and Dad can enjoy a glass or two of bubbly, and no doubt a fresh juice can be rustled up for the kids. On the farm you might take a family cookery lesson together, learning how to prepare some Italian favourites, or even discover the secrets of making ice cream! You might take a ... Read more >
From €1,515 excluding flights

Catania and Mount Etna holiday for over 50s

The lively port city of Catania, your base for this tour, is a joy to explore with a local guide who can show you around areas that escape the attention of most casual tourists. Since you’re accommodated in an elegant B&B property in central Catania, the city’s restaurants, baroque architecture and charming shops are situated right on your doorstep. Gastronomes will enjoy an exploration of Sicilian cuisine, with the highlight being a wander through the lively fish market, where you can sample the special of the day from a table overlooking the sea. Possibly your stay will coincide with a festival or another event, or you may choose to visit off-peak to see the countryside in its ... Read more >
From €1,059 excluding flights

Sicily cultural holiday

Explore the historic city of Siracusa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the surrounding area, with this idyllic Sicily holiday. You’ll be accommodated in a cosy B&B on Ortigia, the island that forms the ancient centre, and be escorted throughout by a friendly and knowledgeable local guide. Highlights of this trip, and there are many you can be assured, include tasting a variety of mouthwatering Sicilian delicacies in the Oritigia market, and wandering contentedly through traditional fishing villages such as Porto Palo and Marzamemi, which are also fantastic places to find fresh street food. While any time of year is good to visit Siracusa, the autumnal months of September and October ... Read more >
From €1,245 excluding flights

Active holiday in Sicily

This holiday to Sicily is a fairly active one, exploring the island’s cultural and natural heritage on boat trips, by trekking and cycling. Starting in Siracusa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, discover this impressive, intriguing, solemn yet sumptuous city, packed with stories from ancient times. Especially its old centre, known as Ortigia, which feels like a place where time has stopped. You will start this amazing travel experience by tasting delicious Sicilian street food: your local guide, who will be with you throughout the holiday, will lead you through the lively centre of Ortigia where you will not fail to be overwhelmed by all your senses! And then, if you like, explore Ortigia in ... Read more >
From €1,946 excluding flights
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