Posted: 07 August 2018
Italy touring holidays are the best way to explore all that Europe’s most beloved country has to offer. From self-driving through the hills of Tuscany to boarding rail carriages to Venice, find out how to explore all corners of Italy with our luxury touring holidays for 2018 and beyond…Enquire Now
What Are Touring Holidays?
A touring holiday is the key to immersing yourself in a destination. Making your means of transportation part of the joy of the journey, a touring holiday is all about being up and ready to meet the world. Whether by car, train, boat or plane, luxury touring holidays take you on an adventure of a lifetime, with a personally tailored itinerary and five-star accommodation to help you explore in style.
Touring holidays take the shape of either an escorted, independent or self-drive journey. While escorted tours offer the comfort of being part of a group, a luxury independent or self-drive tour doesn’t mean you are left to fend for yourself – on the contrary, our expert Travel Consultants ensure every step of the way is meticulously planned and that you are well looked after every step of the way. Elegant Resorts offers a number of luxury touring holidays, from cruises to private jet charters, so let us know your limits and we can arrange an expertly tailored journey to suit your needs.
Italy Touring Holidays
A touring holiday in Italy is a perfect way to spread your wings and explore. Offering true diversity, you must hit the ground running if you want to experience the full myriad of delights on offer. Packed with culture and history every mile of the way, you must get moving if you want to discover the full spectrum of sweeping vineyards, gastronomic delights, cobbled towns and illustrious cities that Italy is known for – perhaps even finishing your stay off on some of its beautiful beaches along the coastline. Take a look at some of our selected Italy touring holidays and be inspired to get stuck into Europe’s most magical destination…
What better way is there to explore Italy than behind the wheel of one the country’s most prestigious sports cars? Take your touring holiday in Italy to the next level with our private luxury escorted holidays, which include a self-drive itinerary in the seat of a Ferrari. With a personal Tour Director driving ahead of you, and with luggage transported separately, you are completely free to enjoy the thrill of driving Italy’s most scenic roads in unrivalled style. Assistance is also provided for refuelling, parking and cleaning your vehicle along the way.
Our Ferrari Italy touring holidays boast some enviable itineraries. In the north, you may wish to choose our option to start in Milan, discovering the beauty of Lake Garda and Lake Como before finishing your stay in beautiful Venice. Alternatively, head from Milan into the countryside regions of Piedmont, cruising along picturesque scenes of wine and truffle regions, before reaching the breathtaking Ligurian Coast and heading to your glamorous final stop – Monte Carlo.
If you really want to put your engine to the test, we also offer an itinerary which includes the renowned Mille Miglia route, that takes you through the stunning cities of Rome and Florence, before finishing in Milan, or from Tuscany to Siena.
If you don’t fancy the drive, there is another renowned Italian transportation that can make up your touring holiday in Italy - the charming Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. It may not be the fastest way to get around, but the romance of the Golden Age of Travel is as alive as ever on this elegantly modelled train.
The classic route is from London to Venice, during which you can sit back and enjoy silver service dining, nightcaps as the piano plays in the bar and a plush bed for the night. Our Captivating Italian Rail Adventure combines your journey with a stay at Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, before you board the high-speed train to Florence, staying for two nights at Belmond Villa San Michele, and finishing off with a drive up to Portofino to spend two nights at the beautiful Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino.
The Best of Tuscany
If you want to explore more on your own terms, our The Best of Tuscany journey is one of our finest luxury touring holidays. Beginning in northwest Italy’s Italian Riviera, you will drive to Cinque Terre, where you can bask in the authentic Italian vibe, sampling the famed pesto sauce and local wines. Next, you will drive on to Lucca and Florence, before heading to the Chianti region, staying at the fabulous farmhouse property, Borgo Pignano. The journey is not over yet, as you carry on to Siena and finish off with stays at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco and L’Andana. Perfect for lovers of food, wine and culture, this Italian touring holiday is the perfect way to discover Tuscany.
Explore Italy's Remarkable Cities
If you don’t want to waste too much time travelling from one point to the next, you will love Italy’s high-speed rail network, which can whizz you from A to B in a jiffy. Explore Italy’s remarkable cities with our journey from Venice to Verona, Bologna, Florence and Rome, with the help of some of Europe’s fastest and most efficient train links – the impressive Frecciarossa 1000 high-speed trains. Making the most of your Italy touring holiday by combining the most magnificent of its cities, you will see old Medieval towns, artistic wonders and gastronomic marvels, stopping overnight at some of the country’s top luxury hotels.
For more information, or to find your Italy touring holidays 2018, please call our expert Travel Consultants or complete our online enquiry form.