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Italy Explorer

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4.6 Based on 11 Reviews
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 1-99 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-37630
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Rome, Italy
  • Ends Palermo, Italy
Starting in Rome and ending in Palermo, the "Italy Explorer" tour is a guided city sightseeing trip that takes 17 days. You will travel through Alberobello, Venice, Sorrento and 12 other destinations in Italy. "Italy Explorer" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

  • Day 1: Italy,Rome
  • Day 2: Italy,Rome
  • Day 3: Italy,Venice
  • Day 4: Italy,Venice
  • Day 5: Italy,Tuscany,Florence,Lake Garda
  • Day 6: Italy,Cinque Terre,Tuscany,Pisa
  • Day 7: Italy,Rome
  • Day 8: Italy,Rome
  • Day 9: Italy,Sorrento,Pompeii
  • Day 10: Italy,Sorrento
  • Day 11: Italy,Alberobello
  • Day 12: Italy,Taormina
  • Day 13: Italy,Taormina
  • Day 14: Italy,Syracuse,Agrigento
  • Day 15: Italy,Cefalu,Palermo
  • Day 16: Italy,Palermo
  • Day 17: Italy,End Of Tour
  • 15 nights' accommodation in twin share hotel rooms with private en-suite facilities, 1 night's accommodation in twin share cabin on ferry with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room/cabin
  • 16 breakfasts, 1 antipasto, 7 dinners*Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
  • Overnight ferry from Palermo to Naples
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour days (excludes free days)
  • Services of your Expat Explore tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
  • Any international flights to Rome and from Palermo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Italy Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
4.6 - Excellent
Based on 11 reviews
  • Earl
  • On Oct 24 2019
3 - Average
I think each tour group should have identity tags for the group plus whispers that you could at least hear the guide. Our guide Marysol was excellent doing everything she could to make the tour better for the group. But several... Read more
  • Hans Solo
  • On Oct 19 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
1. Survey handed out at the start so can be completed as you go so you don't forget anything. Better information would be provided. 2. If hotel changes last minute, Expat should pay for the taxi and not the traveler. 3. ... Read more
  • Sandy
  • On Oct 17 2019
5 - Excellent
This was such a fun trip. We saw so many beautiful places. There were also many options for additional excursions. I like this trip because I didn't have to plan anything. The Expat team took care of everything. Our guide,... Read more
  • Shez
  • On Sep 25 2019
5 - Excellent
I just returned from the most amazing holiday with my sister to Italy & Sicily with the tour operator. This was our first experience with Expat and we could not fault anything!! We were certainly blessed to have the most fun... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Italy Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 44 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 08 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 November 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 44 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Italy Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Italy Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Thorough hygiene practices and general health & safety measures has been implemented on this trip to protect against COVID-19.
  • Face masks will be compulsory while on the coach, boat and train. Coaches are cleaned and sanitised before the start of each tour and daily cleaning is maintained throughout the tour.
  • Traveler are required to carry out responsible social distancing while on the coach and train, during city tours, on visits to landmarks, museums etc.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit Italy?

    The best time to visit Italy is between the months of April and June as well as from September to October. The weather on the Italian Peninsula during these months is ideal for going out on sightseeing tours, hiking, and exploring treasures stretching from Palermo to the lagoons of Venice. Traveling to Italy during July and August is avoided by many because of the summer heat and crowds, while the period between November to March sees the fewest visitors in big cities. However, these months coincide with the prime skiing season in the Alps, while southern parts of Italy, such as Sicily, remain relatively warm during this time of year. Find more information here.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Is Italy expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work? What currency do they use?

    While it is true that Italy is not an expensive destination, it is not exactly a budget destination either. Your vacation funds will go much further in Italy than they would in Scandinavia or the UK, with daily budgets of around USD150 per person sufficient for mid-range travelers who do not want to miss out on any of the country’s most important sights. Most banks have ATM machines (called bancomat) with English language options. All you need to do is look for the US or the UK flag. Plus, most machines accept both Visa and Mastercard. Please keep in mind that you will withdraw your cash in euros, with EUR1 slightly more than its USD equivalent.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

    Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Japan can visit Italy (along with the free-movement zone of Schengen in the EU) for 90 days as tourists without requiring a visa.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.

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