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How to save money on tours to Italy

Regardless of the type of tour taken, a trip to Italy will be an education in culture. The trip can include a Venice tour or a Rome trip. A country rich in history means that it offers many sights to see. Despite its immense number of tourist attractions, a tour of Italy doesn't have to cost a fortune.

Transport

The mode of transport on any tour of Italy will determine the expense of the trip. A guided coach tour will cost less than a private car tour and the services of a personal guide. Bicycle tours are one of the most cost-effective ways of visiting Italy. Combined with the train, an Italy cycling tour also gives the freedom of where and when you want to travel. Travel to Italy Research carefully when selecting the mode of transport to Italy. A flight may be the quickest option but it is also likely to cost the most. A ferry crossing could be a cheaper entrance into Europe, followed by a train or self-drive down to Italy.

Groups

When booking a tour to Italy, discounts are usually offered for groups of travellers. These can sometimes lead to substantial savings. Depending on who the trip is booked with, a group can be anything from 8, 10, 12 or 15 travellers.

When to travel

Ferry crossings, trains, flights and guided tours will be most expensive during peak summer season or on national holidays. As holiday companies and travel firms work on supply and demand, travelling out of season when there are fewer travellers, will usually result in cheaper prices. Travel time
Most tourists travel at the end of the week or on weekends, so try booking a transport option for travel at the beginning of the week. Moreover, try sailing or flying at unsociable hours as these may be offered at cheaper rates.

Internet booking

Travel websites can provide tourists with complete control over their tour of Italy bookings. Different itineraries can be viewed, specific dates can be requested and a large choice of hotel rooms can be found. For further information, try Railholidays.com, Italiatours.com, Travelsphere.co.uk, Tours-italy.com and Pageandmoy.co.uk. For any tour of Italy and in order to save money, careful planning and research are required.

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