Southern Italy Tours

Travel through Southern Italy steeped in historic and scenic splendour. Where colourful buildings spill down the Amalfi Coast’s sheer cliffs and the ancient towns of Puglia beckon. Wander among the moving ruins of Pompeii and the charming trulli houses of Alberobello and marvel at dazzling Mediterranean shores on a leisurely guided tour or active adventure through the South of Italy.

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Discover Top experiences and highlights of Southern Italy

Take a Walk Back in Time at Pompeii

Take a Walk Back in Time at Pompeii

Once buried under ash, this historic site now showcases some of the best-preserved and fascinating examples of Roman civilisation.

Discover the Trulli of Alberobello

Discover the Trulli of Alberobello

The intriguing limestone dwellings, known as Trulli, date back as early as the mid-14th century and have lost none of their alluring charm.

Marvel at Mountainside Matera

Marvel at Mountainside Matera

The ‘sassi’ of Matera give this city an otherworldly feel, with dwellings moulded from natural grottoes and stone houses carved into the mountainside.

A Taste of the South

A Taste of the South

Boasting culinary prowess, Southern Italy is the perfect place to indulge your tastebuds. Enjoy unrivalled wood-fired pizza in Naples, learn to prepare traditional recipes, and visit a lemon grove to see how Limoncello is made.

Explore the Amalfi Coast

Explore the Amalfi Coast

Discover a treasure trove of enchanting seaside villages and spellbinding scenery. From the main square and terraced gardens of Ravello to the Blue Grotto and trendy streets of Carpi, the Amalfi Coast will steal your heart.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their journeys through Southern Italy

Great walking in beautiful part of Italy     , ACT, Australia, Oct 2023
Good range of walks with great guide. Staying above main tourist areas of the Amalfi Coast which enabled you to escape the main tourist crush, though great to visit these as part of the itinerary walks. Shorter walks on this tour compared to some tours but higher intensity with lots of steps (often down) which tended to be uneven so can be challenging. more This is the most popular tour on the Exodus list, with 3 walking groups doing this trip at the same time. The walks were coordinated so each group took a different route each day but quite busy at the accommodation with that many groups ‘on the go’. The day spent on Mt Vesuvius including walking the edge of the crater and visiting Pompeii was amazing- great local guides making these times special.
Rome, Sorrento and Sicily   , NSW, Australia, Jun 2023
Booking with Global Journeys helped with our decision about which tour and travel group to use in Italy. Trafalgar was great and we had a fantastic mix of folk from everywhere in the world. Hotels were of a good standard and many of the included meals were amazing. Sicily was a highlight with so many beautiful places and sites to visit .... you will more not be disappointed!
Wonderful countryside and great company   , QLD, Australia, May 2023
The G Adventures local living experience is always a thrill, staying in a delightful rural setting with companions from around the world. G always ensures high quality tour leaders and local guides. Really enjoyed the busy walking program in a spectacular environment.
Very Enjoyable   , NSW, Australia, May 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour for various reasons. The 20 people on the tour were a harmonious mixed group of singles and couples but mainly all with wide travel experience. It was a pleasure to travel with them. Our guide in Italy/Sicily was Flavio. He was very patient and went out of his way to ensure that things went well and to attend to any more problems that occurred along the way.

Our bus driver was Gabrielo who deserves a medal for the way he negotiated our bus in some very interesting and tight places. Only comment on the bus is that we did not have WiFi. We had different local guides in some of the places we visited and they contributed to the enjoyment of the day. Our guide in Malta was Cynthia. She was very very efficient and knowledgeable and contributed to our greater understanding of Malta.

There were several minor hiccups along the way but they were overcome and in their own way contributed to the travel experience. The hotel in Rome is listed as a four star. I think this is a bit of an exaggeration and it is a three star at best. The remainder of the accommodation was OK for me as my needs are simple but some of the other people had problems with their rooms. These problems were corrected either by the person themselves or our guide. I thought that the trip to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel was not worth the effort. Both places were grossly overcrowded and you were unable to really stop and absorb anything. I got the impression that it was just a huge money making enterprise designed to push through as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time possible.

The other cities and towns we visited were good and, as mentioned before, we had local guides in many of them. Our last day in Sicily was good but a lot of time was wasted as our ferry to Malta did not leave until 9.30pm. As such we arrived at our hotel in Malta at midnight and then after check in and baggage it was much later before getting to bed. I would suggest that the last day in Sicily be compressed and that the transfer to Malta be on an earlier ferry. Overall, I had a great time and I am pleased that I went on this tour.

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