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Calling on more than 40 years of expertise, Leger Holidays’ escorted coach tours are compelling, comfortable and uniquely convenient

Have you always wanted to explore Italy – or are you long overdue a return visit? If the answer is yes, but you’re wary of the hassle that can come with air travel, then a trip with Leger Holidays may well be the solution you’ve been waiting for. This seductive Mediterranean country is one of Leger’s mainstays, with the dolce vita positively on tap. Three fabulous examples are highlighted below, but first let’s find out more about this award-winning company.

Leger Holidays – four decades of coach travel

Leger Holidays coach in Italy

More than 40 years. That’s how long Leger Holidays has now been providing fully escorted coach holidays, with numerous awards to show for it – including a Gold Award for the Best Travel Company for Coach Holidays in the British Travel Awards 2023. The South Yorkshire-based company operates trips as far afield as Australia, India and Canada, yet Europe – and especially bella Italia – remains its heartland. 

Stress-free holidays are a Leger cornerstone. For instance, transfer vehicles connect to its luxurious coaches from hundreds of joining points across England and Wales, and then make the return journeys once tours conclude – which ensures much less legwork for you. Making those transfers easier still is a door-to-door service that chauffeurs customers from their front doors to the nearest transfer vehicle, and then back again afterwards. Book those and, with everything taken care of from start to finish, you can completely relax. When did that last happen? 

The Italian experience

Italian lake

Thanks to beautiful coastlines, culinary favourites, hypnotic lakes, historic cities, unrivalled vineyards, Venice and a volcano or three, Italy stands apart in Europe. Happily, Leger Holidays has more than 30 culture- and scenery-focused Italian holidays to choose from

Two categories of luxurious coach are used for them. Equivalent to business-class air travel, sleek Luxuria models feature armchair-style seats and touchscreen TVs, while their sister Silver Service fleet is similarly plush and provides a rear lounge for socialising. 

Involving sightseeing tours led by knowledgeable local guides, itineraries include stops in compelling destinations without simply cramming them in for the sake of it. Hotels are handpicked, a cheerful driver accompanies you throughout, there’s ample free time and the group will comprise like-minded travellers who might become pals for life. 

Three of the best Leger Italian tours

Piazza del Campo

Lasting 12 or 14 days, depending on whether you want to visit pretty Verona, Picturebook Italy is a grand tour that combines the country’s A-list lakes with some of its most majestic cities. There will be the opportunity to get to know Venice’s fairytale canals, learn about the Leaning Tower of Pisa, stand on Siena’s saintly Piazza del Campo (pictured above), explore Rome on foot and fall for Florence, plus take an optional journey along the Bay of Naples. Prices for the shorter version start from £1,299 per person, including 11 nights’ B&B and nine dinners.

For a deeper dive into the Italian Lakes, consider The Beauty of Lake Como & Lake Maggiore, a seven- or nine-day tour, which also introduces the fashion, fabulous cathedral and Michelangelo artworks of Milan. Based on Como’s shores, you’ll sail past the preposterously pretty Borromean Islands and visit Maggiore’s elegant resort of Stresa, a red-roofed waterside town below plunging green hills. The tour includes an optional border-crossing trip to pretty St Moritz in Switzerland, for a memorable ride on one of the Alps’ highest trainlines. Prices start from £869 per person for seven days, including six nights’ B&B and seven other meals. 

Umbria Uncovered and Tuscan Delights sees you exploring the two distinct regions: an extravaganza of vineyard-dotted hills, olive groves, green valleys and ancient, church-crowned hill towns. Highlights range from Assisi, of Saint Francis fame, to Lake Trasimeno, Siena and Florence. There’s the opportunity to taste wines, naturally, and also to learn how to cook some regional specialities. Prices start from £1,849pp, including eleven nights’ B&B and nine evening meals.

As seen on TV

Have you seen Leger’s latest TV advert? It was filmed in some of Italy’s most picturesque destinations, including beautiful Siena and Florence. As the Leger coach winds through the Italian Dolomites, you get a real feel for the passing scenery, while seeing our guests enjoying wine tasting in a beautiful Tuscan vineyard highlights those extra-special moments you’ll experience with newfound friends on holiday. You don’t want to miss this. 

To view the TV advert, click here. Alternatively, visit Leger’s website or call 01709 914 931 to book or find out more about Leger Holidays’ Italian tours. 

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