For coronavirus (COVID-19) travel information, see our FAQ.

Comparing Rick’s Italy Tours

Comparing tours is like comparing fine 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. 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 $2,600 per person is a big plus."

Venice, Florence & Rome in 10 Days tour: Each city is covered with more in-depth learning about history, art, sights, food, and culture than the other tours. 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!"

Village Italy in 14 Days tour: With a tasty focus on food and culture, this tour immerses you in the countryside magic of small-town Italy. "I want to slow down and experience Italian culture — cooking pasta, making wine, and getting to know the Italian people."

Best of Tuscany in 12 Days tour: While this tour starts in Florence, it'll show you the parts of this famous region that our other tours don't cover — including the Val d'Orcia, Maremma, and the island of Elba — along with time to slow down and savor Tuscany's food and wine. "I want to get a real feel for Tuscany, with plenty of time to do it!"

My Way® Italy in 13 Days vacation: Our "un-guided" tour sets you free in Venice, Lake Como, the Cinque Terre, Florence, Assisi, and Rome — for 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."

Best of South Italy in 13 Days tour: This tour covers the southern end of Italy's "boot" — including Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and Pompeii — that our other tours don't visit. "I've seen Italy's biggest sights, now I'm looking for something different and off the beaten path."

Best of Sicily in 11 Days tour: Our Sicily tour takes you all over this island — which Rick calls "Italy in the extreme" — and doesn’t visit any other parts of Italy. "I want to focus on the unique sights, culture, history, and tastes of Sicily."

Best of Rome in 7 Days tour: Experience the thrills of the Eternal City on this weeklong tour. You'll enjoy plenty of time at the city's museums, famous sights, and vibrant neighborhoods. "A couple of days in Rome aren't enough for me, I want a whole week to take it all in!"

How the five best-sellers compare…

 

Best of Italy

Heart of Italy

Venice, Florence & Rome*

Village Italy

"My Way" Italy**

Number of days

17

9

10

14

13

Dolomites

YES

Venice

YES

YES

YES

Lake Como

YES

YES

Florence

YES

YES

YES

YES

Lucca

YES

YES

Pisa

YES

Cinque Terre

YES

YES

YES

YES

Hill town in Tuscany

YES

YES

YES

YES

Rome

YES

YES

YES

YES

*Our Venice, Florence & Rome tours spend three nights in each city.

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