Italy, home of exquisite food and wine; soul-stirring cities and world-famous art, will capture your imagination from the very start. Experience Italy on our exclusive Discover Recover™holiday and choose from culinary tours; historic sights of the Roman Empire; bike and private walking tours of Oltramo; and excursions in Naples, Pompeii or Tuscany for a discovery that suits your adventurous spirit. After staying in Rome or Florence, you will recover on one of our wellness holidays, you have two locations to choose from, both which offer relaxing spa treatments and exciting fitness opportunities. Whether you prefer to find your inner harmony with yoga, cleanse and relax your body with a detox, or continue your adventures with mountain biking and hiking, your end your holiday feeling rejuvenated.
We will tailor-make your Discover Recover™ holiday to suit your exact requirements to make this a memorable trip for you.
3+ nights accommodation at a hotel of your choice in Rome or Florence
7+ nights accommodation with breakfast
Return transfers (included, but optional)
Flights available on request
Choose from a variety of our different excursions and tours to Discover Italy
► Taste of Testaccio
Experience Rome like a local as you are taken to seven authentic eateries to savour 12 tastings of the best food in Rome. Along the way you will be charmed with entertaining stories and insights into Rome’s culture and history, while exploring the city’s most fascinating offbeat landmarks.
► Rome Highlights Bike Tour
Visit the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum and other major landmarks on this unique biking tour. Follow the lead of the local guides through the highlights of Rome and take advantage of the insights and information they can offer, including answering any questions you may have. This is a perfect way for those active explorers to get to know the city even better!
► Roman Empire Tours
Choose from a tour of the Vatican, the city of Rome or the Roman Forum and Colosseum with the top ranked tours in Rome. You will be immersed in culture and history by friendly guides who take a slightly different approach than the usual lacklustre tours. Their knowledge, passion and ability to communicate will surely make Rome come alive for you.
► Naples and Pompeii in a Day
This tour allows you to see Pompeii, one of the world’s most important archaeological sites, and spend the day surrounded by nature and culture with the help of an experienced guide. Explore Naples with a panoramic tour of the city and visit the Piazza del Plebiscito, The Royal Palace and the Castell dell’Uovo before visiting the impressive ruins of Pompeii.
► The best of Tuscany
Enjoy the rustic charms of Tuscany with this guided tour, which takes in rolling countryside, historic towns and hearty cuisine. Explore the scenic region of Val d’Orcia and taste local wines at a wine cellar alongside your traditional Tuscan lunch. Wander the almost perfect streets of Pienza and experience the timeless beauty of the hill town of Montepulciano.
► Florence City Bike tour
Enjoy a guided tour of Florence by bike, which gives you a chance to see much more than you could by walking. Adore the Dome of Brunellesch and the Uffizi Gallery with the help of a knowledgeable guide who will share the diverse history of the area as you pedal along. Capture photographic memories as you stop to enjoy a delicious traditional gelato.
► Private walk of the Oltrarno neighbourhood
Explore the private workshops of this characteristic neighbourhood and take a look behind the scenes at the state of current artesian production. You will discover the neighbourhood, which is virtually carpeted with a maze of small workshops and tiny side streets, and see craftsmen at work. Led by a local, you will get an in-depth look at the workings of a traditional art.
► The Best of Tuscany Tour
Tuscany is famous for its wealth of art, history, striking landscapes, delicious food and superb wine, and you can experience it on this full day guided tour. Visit the medieval city of Siena and, after some free time, enjoy a Tuscan lunch at an organic family-run wine estate. Then, roam the enchanting hilltop town of San Gimignano and tour the historic heart of Pisa.
► Wonderful Tuscany Wine Tour
See the Beautiful Tuscan countryside as you are guided through the Chianti wine area. This trip includes the field square and cathedrals in Siena; the defence walls and Chianti in Montegriggioni; lunch and a wine tasting in San Gimignano; climbing the Torre Grossa and taking in the panoramic views at the Piazzale Michelangelo.
► Traditional Cooking class with lunch
Put on your chef’s hat and cook under the guidance of a local chef in a Florentine cooking school. Learn how to prepare regional dishes and practice the style of this traditional cuisine whilst you are taught about ingredient choices, cooking times and wine couplings. After all that hard work, enjoy your master piece – sure to be the best food you have had for a while!
Recover after your adventures around Italy with a healthy holiday at one of our destinations with a choice of various wellness programmes. Unwind with aromatherapy massages or red grape facial treatments or enhance your well-being with holistic activities like meditation or yoga. Depending on your destination, you can choose to cycle along the waters edge or trek in the mountains, and with a choice of daily classes to choose from, no matter where you choose, you are sure to leave Italy feeling relaxed and renewed.
For more information, view our wellness holidays in Italy
(This is our suggestion but nights and tours are flexible, prices based on a 10 night stay)
SHARING FROM Per person, based on two guests booking together and sharing a room (unless otherwise stated)
SINGLES FROM Per person, based on private single occupancy (unless otherwise stated)
01 Jan - 31 Dec 2021
01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
01 Jan - 31 Dec 2022
01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
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Italy is a destination of world-renowned beauty and excellence in all areas of life. It boasts picture-perfect countryside, unbeatable cuisine, bustling city life and deeply-rooted traditions. With dramatic lakes, stunning cliffs and quaint villages, Italy offers new delights at every turn.
De-stress with the regenerating benefits of pioneering wine therapy; detox and enhance your energy levels with natural treatments; practice yoga in the stunning countryside or boost your fitness levels with a personalised fitness plan.
Italy is arguably one of the most photogenic regions in Europe and a holiday there will leave you inspired and rejuvenated.
From London you can either fly to Rome of Florence, a flight to Rome takes on average 2 and a half hours and to Florence, just over 2 hours. On arrival you will take a private transfer to the hotel you will choose to discover from.
Depending on your ‘Recover’ location, the following are your transport options:
The largest of northern Italy’s great lakes, Lake Garda is known for its clear water and its diverse landscape and is home to Lefay Resort. To get to Lake Garda from Rome you will take a flight to Verona airport, which will take just over an hour, before a 90 minute transfer to the resort. From Florence we will arrange a private transfer to Lefay, which will last approximately 3 and a half hours and will take you through Italy’s picturesque mountains.
Tuscany, located in central Italy is home to both Adler Thermae and Argentario. To get to either Adler Thermae or Argentario you can opt to take a private transfer or alternatively a train and then a transfer to the resort. Private road transfer and train transfers to the resorts take between 2-3 hours, and allow you to view the beautiful villages, historical towns and breath-taking landscape.
Good to Know
Great selection of World Heritages sites
Authentic Italian food and wine
Beautiful and picturesque landscape
Strong sense of local camaraderie that is hard to match
Some of the world’s finest cities for art and culture
Once you have discovered Italy, now it’s time to recover on our healthy holidays tailor-made to suit you. Either head to Tuscany for a detox, spa, yoga, fitness or active break or venture to Lake Garda for a healthy holiday. Whatever option you choose, you will leave Italy feeling renewed.