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An intoxicating mix of ancient cities and imagination-firing landscapes, Italy is a land where unforgettable experiences lie around every corner. Savour every moment of this Back-Roads adventure as you journey from enchanting Tuscan villages to tranquil lake-side retreats - sampling an abundance of tantalising flavours and local wines along the way. 


 The diversity of Italy – from the history and ancient monuments of Rome, to the art and architecture of Florence, the ancient terracotta hilltop villages of idyllic Tuscany, the colourful houses of coastal towns, the grand villas and gardens of the lakes to unique floating Venice. It truly is a most remarkable and beautiful country.

♡ The Italian cuisine – like the landscape, food varies so much region to region. Whilst this tour includes some meals it also allows plenty of free time for you to go on your own foodie adventure. Discover wonderful freshly made meals in trattoria, osteria and restaurante. Enjoy a glass of locally made wine with antipasti in the enoteca. And you’ll love the cooking course with the Tuscan locals and wow your friends by recreating these delicious dishes at home. Buon appetito!

 The ease of travelling in a small group. Back-Roads Touring has spent over 30 years creating small group tours that delve a bit deeper. With a maximum of 18 guests on tour, you’ll enjoy top sights and major cities, seeing the destination through the eyes of the people who know it best: the locals who call it home. They know that the best kind of adventure is one that introduces you to local experiences and sights while providing you with the time and space to explore independently before ending each day in a hand-picked retreat brimming with local charm.


from $5733 per person share twin 

Pricing based on 08 October 22 departure.
10% off all 2022 departures - ask us for pricing and details.
Max 18 passengers. 


  • 12 nights in hand-picked accommodation
  • Breakfast:12 | Lunch:2 | Dinner:4 
  • Touring in a premium mini-coach with experienced Driver and Tour Leader
  • Learn to cook a delicious Tuscan meal in a traditional countryside villa
  • Join a truffle hunt with a local farmer and his dog amongst the scenic hills of Alba
  • Bask in the wonders of Lake Maggiore on a scenic boat tour of the Borromean Islands
  • Take in the exquisite scenery and opulent atmosphere of Lake Como
Please note: International flights to Rome and from Venice are not included. 



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13 Days / 12 Nights

per person share twin
for 08 Oct 22 departure 
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10% OFF all departures in 2022 – ask us for more dates.

Until sold out to 06 June 22

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Sales until 06 June 22 • Price is correct as at 12 May 22 • 10% discount on all 2022 departures. Can be combined with Past Passenger and Multi trip discounts. Not combinable with 7.5% late space discount. Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability • Payment schedule will be provided at time of booking • Tours are subject to availability at time of reservation.  • Advertised price is per person share twin based on payment by cash or cheque, single supplement pricing is available. Credit card fees will apply • For full terms and conditions please ask your House of Travel consultant* FINANCE CONDITIONS: Lending criteria, fees, terms & conditions apply. Offer available in-store only. For finance terms and conditions visit