Italy Tours, Shore Excursions and Vacation Packages throughout Italy

Experience Italy’s Heart and Soul with our tailored Vacation Packages, customized Cruise Shore Excursions and signature Walking Tours. Not ordinary holidays…not typical excursions - tours designed for you with personal attention from Your Own Italy’s on-the-ground staff available 24/7.

Your Own Italy Vacation Packages

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Colosseum, Rome

Roman Rhapsody

Your Vacation in Rome

Your Vacation in Rome Experience the glory of ancient Rome, the treasures of the Baroque, and everything in between! You will enjoy private after-hours tours of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel, saunter in the footsteps of gladiators, visit hill towns of the Roman countryside, mingle with locals in Rome’s famous piazzas

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Tuscan landscape

Tuscan Treasures

Bask in the luxury of Tuscany

Bask in the luxury of Tuscany Enjoy private tours of Florence and its museums. The Uffizi's unparalleled collection..Michelangelo's David at the Accademia. Indulge in wine tasting and cooking classes in the true Tuscan tradition in Chianti. All customized with private car, tour guide and custom options, of course ! Welcome to the transformational art and cuisine of Tuscany.

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Venice Revealed

Venice Revealed

Indulge Yourself

Indulge Yourself in Wonders of Venice This private tour is your chance to indulge yourself for 8 days/7 nights in one of the world’s most unique cities – and one of Italy’s most romantic. Meet the wonders of Venice in a walking tour… enjoy the romance of a private gondola ride-…explore the Grand Canal…visit the islands of Murano and Burano and more…all with Your Own Italy extras that make vacations unforgettable.

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The Faraglioni of Capri

Amalfi Coast Adventure

Experience authentic Italy, unchanged, unaltered

Experience authentic Amalfi Coast, unchanged, unaltered Discover the gems of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello on the panoramic winding roads with an Amalfi Coast vacation package. Set sail on a romantic tour of Capri on your private boat with a bottle of Prosecco. Scout the ancient city of Pompeii and view the entire region from the pinnacle of Mt. Vesuvius. Delights in the heights and depths of the Amalfi Coast. This is your Italian vacation of a lifetime.

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Design Your Own Vacation

Make Italy Your Own

Your Dream Vacation, this is private travel, perfected. Your own Italy is uniquely positioned to help you design and live your dream. Would you like to take a culinary tour from the north to the south of Italy? Focus on the off the beaten path hill-towns of Tuscany? Discover your family heritage in a remote village in Sicily? We will work with you until the vacation package is uniquely yours. With our English speaking tour guides, private transportation staff, shopping and restaurant guides and above all – personal attention during your stay – we are in the business of making Italy Your Own. We are Your Own Italy

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Tours and Shore Excursions

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Venice in a Day
Venice Port

Venice in a Day by Boat

Boat Tours Venice Italy. This private tour is ideal for first-time visitors to Venice. It departs directly from your cruise ship and features a...

Florence and Pisa
Livorno Port

Florence and Pisa

With the kind of planning and attention to detail that you can expect from Your Own Italy, it's possible to see both Florence and Pisa in one day. You will be picked up directly at your cruise ship...

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
Naples Port

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

Meet Pompeii and the volcano that destroyed it! The world’s most well-preserved ancient town, Pompeii boasts paved streets, vivid frescoes, brilliant mosaics, and in many buildings walls that are...

Rome Port

Rome in a Day for First Timers

Is it possible to see much of Rome in a day? It is with Your Own Italy and our experienced tour professionals! Beginning at the beginning with the most important landmarks of the ancient Forum, your...

Pisa and Lucca
Livorno Port

Pisa and Lucca

Pisa Italy Tours. There is only one Tower, and it's in Pisa, your first stop on this tour of two small Tuscan treasures! Once in Pisa, however...

Rome Port

The Roman Countryside Tour

The tumult of Rome has been something that Romans have been happy to leave behind for almost as long as there has been a Rome. This full-day guided trip to Tivoli, a historic town lying east of Rome...

Amalfi Coast
Naples Port

Amalfi Coast

Prepare for the experience of a lifetime! The winding roads of the Amalfi Peninsula are a cinch for your Italian driver, and all you'll have to do is sit back and enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the...

Venice in a Day Walking Tour
Venice Port

Venice in a Day Walking Tour

This walking tour of Venice begins with, naturally, a boat ride from your cruise ship through the Grand Canal, where you will learn about the palaces, warehouses, churches, and gardens that line this...

The Cinque Terre
La Spezia Port

The Cinque Terre

Nestled between sea and mountains and founded in ancient times by natives seeking refuge from barbarian invaders, the towns of the Cinque Terre have been isolated from the rest of Italy for centuries...

Florence in a day
La Spezia Port

Florence in a Day

Florence, known as the "cradle of the Renaissance," is your destination from your cruise ship through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. You will begin at Piazzale Michelangelo, where you will enjoy...

Florence in a Day
Livorno Port

Florence in a Day

The route from your cruise ship to the city known as the cradle of the Renaissance will take you through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Once in Florence, you will briefly stop at Piazzale...

Naples Port

Capri

Do not forget your bathing suit for this sensuous, sumptuous dalliance with the blue waters of the Mediterranean! Your guide will accompany you from your cruise ship aboard a private boat to Capri...

Pisa and Lucca
La Spezia Port

Pisa and Lucca

Pisa is, of course, the site of the famous Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage site, but it would be a remarkable place even if the tower stood perfectly upright. Its baptistery, duomo, and tower that...

San Gimignano and Tour of Chianti Region
Livorno Port

San Gimignano and the Chianti Region

The medieval gem of San Gimignano, known as "the city of beautiful towers," is your first stop on this enchanting tour of Tuscany. In its heyday, the town boasted 72 towers. Although only 14 remain,...

 The Appian Way
Rome Port

Walk With the Ancient Romans

Italy Rome Tour Packages. Your Own Italy’s shore excursion of ancient Rome is ideal for families and those looking for an in-depth and...

Livorno Port

The Cinque Terre

Built in ancient times by people seeking refuge from barbarian invaders, and lying between the mountains and the sea, the villages of the Cinque Terre have for centuries been isolated from the rest...

Rome Port

Basilicas of Rome

Rome Italy Basilca Tour. Nowhere is the intersection of Western history, religion, art, and architecture as palpable as in the patriarchal...

Baroque Rome and The Vatican
Rome Port

Baroque Rome and The Vatican

This tour will take you to all the must-see sights of Rome from the Baroque period - a time when, thanks to political consolidation, wealth from the New World, and pressure from the Protestant north...

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Carmen Carbonell

Carmen Carbonell is founder and President of Your Own Italy. Carmen was born in the United States. Following college, she married an Italian and moved to Rome, where she raised 4 sons. She also developed a passionate love for Italy – its art, its architecture, its cities, its countryside, its...

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May 5, 2017

Hear the Cheers from Rome’s Circus Maximus

FINALLY, ROME'S CIRCUS MAXIMUS HAS SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT Until late 2016, when Rome’s newest ‘’old’’ tourist attraction was unveiled, visitors could be understandably perplexed about what was so great about the Circus Maximus. For what had been the biggest entertainment and sport structure of...

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What Our Clients Say

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Just returned from an incredible family trip to Italy with wife, children aged 22 and 19. Each of us had different expectations, different wishes of things to see and do. Carmen put it all together without a single glitch. From checking out flats, sorting out hotels, dinner reservations, tours, etc. Constant communication throughout the trip to ensure satisfaction, flexibility and adaptability along the way. Could not possibly be happier. Stress free travel. Can't wait to return! Highly, highly recommended!'

Denis Z

Chicago USA

Just returned from an incredible family trip to Italy with wife, children aged 22 and 19. Each of us had different expectations, different wishes of things to see and do. Carmen put it all together without a single glitch. From checking out flats, sorting out hotels, dinner reservations, tours, etc. Constant communication throughout the trip to ensure satisfaction, flexibility and adaptability along the way. Could not possibly be happier. Stress free travel. Can't wait to return! Highly, highly recommended!'

Denis Zayia

Chicago, IL.

It is really true: if you have just one day to spend in Florence, you should take Your Own Italy’s Florence in a Day Shore Excursion. Our ship was stopping in Livorno–for a precious 24 hours and I wanted us to see as much of Florence as we could in the limited time. The day with Your Own Italy was absolutely perfect. From the drive through Tuscany to the amazing Uffizi tour, we were taken care of by our guide and driver…we saw more than I could have imagined…all I can say is that it was perfect. I really recommend it to anyone who has a day to see Florence.

Faye K.

Six of us were travelling together on the cruise. None of us spoke Italian. So we were thrilled to find Shore Excursions that guaranteed English-speaking drivers and guides. But frankly, Your Own Italy gave us so much more than that, it’s hard to describe. We had a marvelous Mercedes van. The guide was very knowledgeable. The Basilicas of Rome excursion satisfied every single one of us, which is very rare with our group, believe me. We were so pleased, we booked another Your Own Italy Shore Excursion in our next port in Venice. I really want to thank the people at Your Own Italy for making Italy so great for us.

Janet R. and her friends

Carmen was invaluable in helping plan our honeymoon to Italy across Florence, the Tuscan countryside, and Rome. The Uffizi tour in Florence and Vatican evening museum tour in Rome were amazing experiences. The friendly and knowledgeable guides she selected helped us get the most out of our visit in navigating and learning about such rich and dense environments. Most importantly, Carmen's help and feedback was based on our specific needs and goals which in our case varied depending on place and time, a huge advantage over other "one-size-fits-all" sources. She helped us find a perfect balance and variety from day-to-day while still maximizing our sight-seeing goals, and even helped with advice on different neighborhoods/towns and booking accommodations. Overall, I highly recommend reaching out to Carmen and taking advantage of her services for personalized assistance to help maximize whatever kind of trip you are planning.

Jeffrey Lian

My wife and I are experienced travelers. Now, maybe for the first time, I’m a truly satisfied travelers. I knew how happy it would make my wife to have a truly romantic vacation. I figured Venice. Our trip was planned, executed, guided, and made nearly perfect by Your Own Italy. From being picked up at the train station to staying in hotels that were well vetted and well worth it…to gondola tours and restaurant recommendations that fulfilled the romantic quotient easily…with the added benefit of our own private English speaking drivers and guides. My wife was ecstatic. My recommendation: Your Own Italy.

Thomas H.

So we met Carmen at the Santa Clara Travel Show in 2017. We went ahead and booked a few tours with her. AMAZING!!! The guides that she booked for us were so knowledgeable and fun. She planned everything down to the last detail. She even met us at our hotel in Rome to walk us to where we were to meet our private bus driver. I have been to Italy 7 times and was so impressed that she she could still bring tears to my eyes with another amazing experience!! On behalf of the Taylor and Lee Family we will book and future trips with Carmen. She makes you realize why you love Italy �. It truly is the people that make the trip!! �Carmen!!

Kathi Taylor

Can’t say enough about Your Own Italy! On short notice, they created an outstanding personalized tour of Rome, Florence and Venice with custom-made stop overs in Tuscany, Assisi, and Padua. As a return traveler to Italy, Your Own Italy tailored our trip with great tour guides to take us on specialized tours focused on our preferences. Your Own Italy planned and executed a tremendous vacation experience for our family of eight with beautiful apartments and taking care of every minute detail from the moment we arrived.

From a personalized tour of St. Peter’s (where we saw the Pope speak) and the catacombs in Rome, to an enjoyable tour of Tuscany wine country and seeing the finest art in Florence, to riding on the romantic gondolas in Venice and seeing the islands of Murano and Burano, we did it all in one week! This impossible task was only made possible by the detailed planning and expertise of the Your Own Italy team with excellent chauffeurs and tour guides who created a wonderful experience where everyone had a great time.

The fantastic lunch and dinner plans including dinner with Carmen provided the perfect touch all for a reasonable price compared to other package tour offerings. They get our highest recommendation to make your dream vacation come true!

Josè and Soledad D.

We had never been to Europe – and I was a bit anxious. Would we be able to communicate? Would we be able to find what we were looking for? Working with Your Own Italy on our Rome vacation solved all those issues. We had a private vacation – just the 2 of us. But we had English speaking drivers or and tour guides taking care of us. It not only eliminated my anxiety; it made everything we did easier and more wonderful at the same time. It really was our own Italy. I cannot say enough how much Carmen did to make it all happen. From planning to follow through, she was amazing. We spoke with her a few times while we were there – and had dinner with her our last night in Rome. I’ll finish by saying that it is not just a marketing line that with Your Own Italy, you have a friend in Rome. We will definitely go back to Italy. And I wouldn’t plan the trip with anyone but Your Own Italy.

Diane B.

We had an amazing experience on our recent trip to Italy booked entirely through Your Own Italy! Carmen was so easy to work with and anticipated our needs and wishes. Our accommodations, located in the perfect location in each city, exceeded our expectations. Loved our guide in Florence, loved our villa in Chianti, loved it all!! Can't wait to go back - and wouldn't do it without Your Own Italy. A true partner.

Janet Petrillo