Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Venice Airport Car Return Center to Water Taxi Shuttle Area
  2. 2 Verona to/around Lake Garda: Sights
  3. 3 Charming hotels in Paris, please help.
  4. 4 Konigsee or Wolfgangsee for a stay of 3 days ?
  5. 5 Train transfer questions and safety - France/NL/Belgium/UK
  6. 6 Breakfast Outside of Dublin off M7 (Driving to West Coast)
  7. 7 Day trips from Seville -Granada, Cadiz&Jerez or white villages
  8. 8 Please help: Swiss Pass/Lucerne/Engadine?
  9. 9 Warning about visa subcontractor VFS Global in Chicago
  10. 10 3 days solo in London
  11. 11 4 Days in Europe! Paris, Lisbon, or...?
  12. 12 Where to stay first night near Manchester
  13. 13 Hotels in Turin
  14. 14 Help on ancient history route
  15. 15 Chania
  16. 16 Days to Avoid Roussillon, Gordes, etc.
  17. 17 Now to Madrid
  18. 18 Lunch in Lake Garda
  19. 19 Trip Report Trip Report: The last hurrah? A fortnight in Lake Como
  20. 20 Village visit in Northern Italy
  21. 21 May Honeymoon in Sorrento?
  22. 22 Riviera di Ponente in mid October
  23. 23 If you visit London, go to the Kew Gardens!
  24. 24 Sicily: which coast?
  25. 25 Packing for Sicily and Sardenia: Need anything Warm?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Italy First-timers: Tour or self-guided?

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are planning a trip to Italy with our 9-year-old son in July, 2012, and we are divided on whether to book through a website that features pre-scripted destinations/tours, or to book the trip on our own. One of us likes the security of a tour with bus and/or train travel, without the stress of driving. The other doesn't mind a little driving, combined with train travel so we have the flexibility of our own hotel, food and excursion choices. Since this is our first trip to Italy, we want to do it right, and see as much as possible in about 10 days. We want this trip to be fun and safe for everyone in the family, and I would love to hear the pros and cons for both travel methods. Based on what we have been reading thus far, we would like to start in Venice, see Tuscany, and end in Rome. I would also like some feedback on how long to stay in each location.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

17 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement