What to Know About Italy Tours for Seniors


When searching for the tours of Italy for seniors, you need to keep in mind numerous factors that will help to determine whether the tour is a good deal or not and to avoid getting caught in a tourist trap. On this page, we share handy travel tips for seniors who are considering going on journeys to Europe, as well as some detailed information about such programs.


The first thing you must pay attention to is whether the program you're being offered is not a bus tour. Trust us, the last thing you want to do is spend most of your time in Europe being stuck on board a bus.

Even if you're told that its a modern air-conditioned coach, there will be many disadvantages from the number of travelers in your group (40 or more) and the overall number of hours spent on the road and waiting up for the group to get on and off the bus, to the lack of flexibility of the itinerary and little free time remaining to see and do what you'd like, not to mention that the hotels will most likely be placed somewhere on the outskirts far away from decent dining venues and main landmarks as big tourist buses are usually prohibited in the city centers.

There are better ways of seeing Europe and, frankly, Italy is too good for you to waste your time sitting on a bus! So don't be fooled and overpay for a "cat in the bag". Next, we'll tell you which programs are decent alternatives to buses.



When selecting private tours to Italy, such as the ones organized by Tours to Europe (one of the most experienced Europe travel tour companies for seniors), you're guaranteed to have a fully customizable program, allowing you to adjust the details according to your preferences leaving as much free time or adding on as many activities and inclusions as you wish, all for a fair price.

All Italy itineraries on this page are planned out by experts in the region from start to finish, and they'll keep in touch with you from the first phone call to the very time when you return back home from your trip. Plus, every "building block" of the program is adjustable, for instance, if you have certain problems with walking for a long time, you can request to cut down the sightseeing tour on foot to several hours or to get a guide-driver for the tour.



On the other hand, if you choose to join a small group tour to Italy (for instance, the one by Tours to Europe shown on this page), you'll become one of the 14 people maximum to set off on the tour. And the most unbelievable thing about it is that the minimum number of travelers for the departure to be guaranteed is only 4!

You'll have a wonderful opportunity to get to know new people and maybe even make friends with your fellow travelers of different ages. Such programs aren't over-jammed with too many things in one day and, on the contrary, offer a good balance of guided touring with leisure time.



Regardless of the chosen tour type, you'll be happy to know that you'll be met at the airport upon arrival and taken back to the airport at the end of the tour by private drivers.

Moreover, all the hotels that are part of the programs visible on this page are the finest hand-picked 4 or 5-star properties with included breakfasts and outstanding locations in the city centers, meaning you’ll be staying at venues that are steps away from, say, the Colosseum in Rome or the Florence Duomo, as well as close to great central restaurants where you can dine.



What's for the included sightseeing tours, you'll surely see the best hallmark attractions (and most of them will be with skip-the-line passes as to not waste time standing in queues) with professional certified English-speaking local guides. They'll show you around to top places of the destination, sharing interesting stories and interesting information about the town from the perspective of a local.

Keep in mind though, that most sightseeing tours of the Italian towns require walking, so be prepared and make sure to pack your comfortable walking shoes. In any case, don't be worried as the average duration of the walking tours is from 2 to 4 hours, thus, you shouldn't bee too exhausted!


We hope that these recommendations gave you a heads up on which things to look out for when selecting a package tour to Italy. Below you can browse examples of some of the best tours for seniors to Italy with detailed itineraries, and if you're ready to start planning your getaway or have questions, we'll be more than happy to get in touch with you, so, don't hesitate to contact our dedicated travel specialists.


Best Tours of Italy for Seniors

1. Cultural Capitals Private Tour
Italy, Venice

Enjoy three of the Italian classics with professional local guides. Immerse in the romance of Venetian canals, the art of Florence, as well as the history of eternal Rome. This private program is fully customizable, includes city-center hotels as well as fast high-speed intercity connections.

Tour duration: 9 days

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2. Cultural Capitals Small Group Tour
Italy: Cultural Capitals in Small Group

Traverse the highlights of enchanting Italy with our hallmark small group tour program. Together with a petite group of travelers (14 people max.) and professional local guides see the top landmarks of Venice, Florence, and Rome.

Tour duration: 9 days

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3. Cultural Capitals with Amalfi Private Tour
Italy from Venice to Amalfi Coast

Traverse the highlights of Italy as you make your way from the northern city of canals, Venice, to the sunny southern Amalfi Coast via Florence and Rome. This 11-day private program has it all for an unforgettable adventure.

Tour duration: 11 days

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4. Best of Northern Italy Private Tour
Classic Northern Italy Tour

Set off on a comprehensive tour of Northern Italy gems and visit two most famous lakes, Garda and Como, spend time in romantic cities like Verona and Venice, as well as trendy Milan. The tour includes stays at best hotels, sightseeing tours, and private transfers between cities.

Tour duration: 10 days

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5. Italy Treasures from Amalfi to Venice Private Tour
Italy Treasures from Amalfi to Venice

Have an outstanding time exploring the most picturesque and iconic Italian destinations. Make your way from southern Amalfi to the capital city, Rome, then travel to artistic Florence and spend a day in Cinque Terre villages! As a grand finale, immerse yourself in Venice.

Tour duration: 11 days

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6. Best of Sicily Small Group Tour
Best of Sicily in Small Group

REDUCED RATES Join a petite group of no more than 14 travelers on a comprehensive exploration of Sicilian gems. This 9-day Sicily itinerary includes all the must-sees, stays at central hotels, and guided tours with local pros.

Tour duration: 9 days

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7. Best of Sicily Private Tour
Best of Sicily Private Exploration

Have an enjoyable time exploring the top Sicilian landmarks. This private Sicily itinerary can be tailored around your interests and includes guided sightseeing tours, unforgettable activities like trips to Mount Etna volcano, as well as stays at fine properties of your choice.

Tour duration: 9 days

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