Italy is crammed full of fascinating sites and beautiful scenery. You will find something different at every step of your journey that you want to stop and investigate, whether it be the striking architecture of a baroque church, a buzzing local market or just a pretty piazza where you want to sit and watch the world pass by.
Italy tours are therefore ideal on a private basis, when you are free to travel at your own pace rather than be guided by the pace of a group tour. You can also then work to your own schedule and budget.
Cox & Kings provides a number of suggested itineraries, from short breaks to self-drives and honeymoons. These itineraries can be amended to suit your requirements, or call us for advise on how to completely tailor-make an itinerary of your own.
Travel at a leisurely pace through seven
countries aboard the Golden Eagle Danube
Express. From Hungary to Italy, journey
through some of Europe’s most intriguing
destinations, from enchanting...
The west of Sicily contains a host of
attractions, including the Valley of the
Temples, the Temples of Selinunte and
Segesta, and the renowned Norman cathedral
at Monreale. This 5-day self-drive...
The region of Umbria has picture-perfect verdant landscapes and a wealth of early Renaissance attractions. Stay in a luxury hotel in Perugia, one of Italy’s best-preserved hilltop towns, for the...
This self-drive itinerary starts in Palermo
and visits the Valley of the Temples in
Agrigento, the Roman mosaics at Piazza
Armerina, and the coastal towns of Syracuse
Explore a region scattered with baroque
towns, trulli huts with conical roofs,
bountiful orchards and olive groves. This
self-drive also includes visits to the Unescolisted
sites of Matera and...
The towns of Florence, Lucca and Pisa,
which together formed the cradle of
the Renaissance movement that swept
through Europe between the 14th and 17th
centuries, are home to distinct...
Picturesque Lake Maggiore, just south of the
Alps, is a relaxing holiday destination with a
temperate climate, pristine mountain views
and splendid villas dotted around the lake.
Lake Como is...
Starting in the picturesque city of Genoa,
this 8-day self-drive tour travels through
the Italian Riveria visiting the towns of
Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure, the
picturesque villages of Le...
This 4-day private journey visits the island of Sicily, which inspired the Inspector Montalbano detective novels by renowned author Andrea Camilleri, plus the successful Italian television series....
This tour explores the three main cities of
southern Italy - Rome, Naples and Sorrento
- each of which offers contrasting settings
and attractions. Stay in the capital, Rome,
for 3 nights, then...
The region of Emilia-Romagna has a fascinating history and is renowned for its cultural treasures. Bologna is home to the oldest university in the western world while Ravenna was once the capital of...
Staying in some of Tuscany’s most luxurious hotels, this 8-day self-drive itinerary visits the Renaissance city of Florence before travelling into the heart of the picturesque Tuscan...
Staying in luxurious boutique hotels, drive through the southern
Italian regions of Puglia and Basilicata, ending in the coastal
resort of Sorrento in Amalfi. View the renowned trulli houses...
For centuries, Italy’s scenic Amalfi coast has
drawn visitors for its historical sites, coastal
vistas and small villages and hamlets dotted
around the Gulf of Naples. This itinerary
stays in th...
Experience the best of the Neapolitan Riviera with a three-centre stay in Sorrento, the island of Capri and the tranquil coastal town of Ravello. From the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum to the...
The region of Basilicata is still relatively untouched by tourists and off ers much for even the most seasoned traveller. Visit the towns of Matera and Bernalda, fi nishing in the picturesque coasta...
Discover the charm of the seven Aeolian islands, also called ‘the Seven Pearls’, located off the north coast of Sicily. Sail on a traditional Ketch wooden sailing ship and visit the main islands of...
Sicily has had many rulers over the centuries. See their legacies on this 9-day tour, passing through Syracuse, Ragusa, Agrigento, Palermo and Taormina. Staying in luxurious boutique hotels, this is...
Starting in Italy, cruise along the Adriatic and Ionian coastlines, making stops en route in Croatia, Montenegro and Greece. Explore the canals and piazzas of Venice, the beautiful fortified city of...
Known as ‘the heel of Italy’, the region of
Puglia offers some of the country's most
remote coastline and countryside, dotted
with ancient sites and whitewashed
towns. The neighbouring...
The Mediterranean’s largest island, Sicily,
is as culturally rich as it is beautiful. It
is home to superb Norman architecture,
vibrant Roman floor mosaics, Arab-inspired
gardens, and probably...
Discover the captivating scenery of Italy, from coastal vistas and verdant rolling hills to medieval cities, all from the comfort of the Golden Eagle Danube Express, a luxury train with panoramic...
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.