Comparing Rick’s 2018 Italy Tours

Comparing tours is like comparing top-rated wine: Deciding to go to Italy is pretty easy (it's all good), but figuring out what to see in a single trip makes the choosing part a lot harder! Let's get you started on the path to clarity by comparing the features of our Italy tours for 2018. And away we go…

Best of Italy in 17 Days tour: This tour covers the most places in Italy, including the lakes and mountains. "I've got the time and money, and I want to see the most — and best — of Italy in a single trip."

Heart of Italy in 9 Days tour: Covering the core sights of our Best of Italy tour in just as much detail, this tour skips Lake Como, the Dolomites, Verona, Venice, Siena, and Assisi. "My time and budget are tight, so saving a week's worth of vacation days and up to $2,700 per person is a big plus."

Venice, Florence & Rome in 10 Days tour: Each city is covered in the same manner as the other tours, but with more free time to explore on your own. It's strictly an urban tour with none of the countryside stops offered by the two others. "My time is limited and these cities are on my must-see list. I'll come back for more of Italy later, I promise!"

My Way® Italy in 13 Days tour: Our "un-guided" tour sets you free in Venice, Lake Como, the Cinque Terre, Florence, Assisi, and Rome — for up to $2,400 less* than our fully guided Best of Italy in 17 Days tour. "Having my itinerary, transportation, and hotels arranged is a huge stress-reliever. And I'll confess, I'm not that into group sightseeing and dinners. My Way gives me Italy with more independence."

Looking for no overlap? No problem. Our Village Italy in 14 Days tour meanders near some of the quieter Best of Italy and Heart of Italy stops, but it's a very different tour. Our Best of South Italy in 13 Days tour (except for one day in Rome) and our Best of Sicily in 11 Days tour do not overlap with any tours mentioned on this page.

Want to focus on one great city? Our Rome in 7 Days tour immerses you in the thrills of the Eternal City.

When can you go? Look in the "Dates and Prices" on each tour's web page — you'll find off-season savings on all our Italy tours!

How the four best-sellers compare…

 

Best of Italy

Heart of Italy

Venice, Florence & Rome

"My Way" Italy

Number of days

17

9

10

13

Tour cost

$5,095–$5,295

$2,395–$2,795

$2,595–$3,595

$2,895–$2,995*

Cost per day

$300–$311

$266–$311

$260–$350

$223–$230*

Dolomites

YES

Venice

YES

YES

YES

Lake Como

YES

YES

Florence

YES

YES

YES

YES

Lucca

YES

Pisa

YES

Cinque Terre

YES

YES

YES

Hill town in Tuscany

YES

YES

YES

Rome

YES

YES

YES

YES

*On a My Way tour, you are responsible for arranging — and paying out of pocket — for your lunches, dinners, and admissions.