Touring Italy


Fall in love with one of the world’s top destinations on our classic adventure through Italy!

Discover the best of Italy’s mouthwatering cuisine, awe-inspiring art, charming villas and vineyards, fascinating history and ruins, and renowned shopping. With vibrant cities, Tuscan countryside, and picture perfect coastline, you’ll experience everything that makes Italy so incredible and diverse. On this program we will fully immerse ourselves in the Italian culture with cooking classes, gelato tours, coastal hikes, and more. For those wishing to further their Italian language skills, Federica, the teacher and founder of Lingo School, will join you on this trip and give Italian daily lessons that can be incorporated into each day’s activities. How is that for a new way of learning!


Depart on 19 September 2018, return on 30 September 2018.


  • Taste heaven on our gelato tour to sample the best that Florence has to offer
  • Enjoy a private invitation to a famous local leather shop for snacks and an introduction to the Italian leather market
  • Stroll across the famous Ponte Vecchio and experience Florence lit up at night
  • Visit the culinary capital of Italy and indulge in the finest balsamic vinegar, prosciutto and local cheeses
  • Explore the classic Tuscan medieval hill town of Montalcino that has remained almost unchanged with the passing of the centuries
  • Wander the golden halls of the Vatican and stare in awe at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • Discover the ancient ruins and marvel at the Colosseum in Rome
  • Experience true Roman lifestyle in the trendy neighborhood of Trastevere
  • Spend an evening at the iconic Spanish Steps
  • Make a wish and throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your future return to Rome!
  • Spend the day cruising the Amalfi Coast on your very own private boat
  • Eat authentic Italian pizza in Naples – where pizza isn’t just food, it’s an art form!
  • Discover the underground history of Naples while exploring its labyrinth of caves on a unique subterranean tour
  • Enjoy gorgeous views of the bay of Naples from your hotel terrace
  • Wander and shop the quaint streets of Sorrento
  • Enjoy numerous Southern Italian delicacies, including gnocchi alla sorrentina, fresh caprese salad and incredible seafood
  • Sunbathe on the famous black sand beaches of Positano
  • Walk the ancient streets of Pompeii, once buried by a volcanic eruption
  • Explore the chic island of Capri, where many celebrities go on holiday
  • Take a relaxing and scenic chairlift ride to the very top of Capri for stunning views
  • Hike the beautiful trails of the Amalfi Coast
  • Snorkel in crystal clear water and splash around in waterfalls
  • Taste an authentic lemon granita, made from the freshly squeezed lemons this region is famous for


Day 1: Group flight departs from Cape Town

Days 2-3: Florence

Day 4: Day trip to Pietrasanta

Day 5: Montalcino > Rome

Days 6-7: Rome

Day 8: Pompeii > Naples > Sorrento

Day 9: Positano & Amalfi

Day 10: Capri

Day 11: Sorrento > Rome

Day 12: Group flight back to Cape Town

For a more detail Itinerary, please download our ITALY EXPLORER 2018 - TUSCANY, ROME AND THE AMALFI COAST here.