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The Best New Tours of Italy to Take in 2024

Tue 14 May 2024

The Best New Tours of Italy to Take in 2024

Where are your travel plans taking you in 2024? We know that for many of you Italy is firmly on the radar, and we’re here for it! This Spring, Through Eternity are delighted to announce the launch of a series of new small-group tours in RomeFlorence and Venice that showcase the best of what our wonderful country has to offer. 


From in-depth tours of St. Peter’s Basilica and eerie underground adventures in Rome to relaxing strolls in Florence and Venice, we’ve got your Italy travel plans covered in 2024. Take a look at our latest offerings - we’re sure you’ll find a tour to suit you!




Florence at Twilight: Secrets of the Renaissance




There are plenty of unmissable museums and galleries that are certain to be on your schedules when in the City of the Medici, but in Florence the city itself is the real star of the show. Brand new for 2024, we’ve crafted this introductory walking tour of the city as a companion piece to our ever-popular Rome at Twilight itinerary. 


Join one of our resident Florence-experts as day slowly gives way to evening for a relaxing stroll through the jaw-droppingly beautiful streets of Florence, and let yourself be introduced to extraordinary places like Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria before heading across the river to Oltrarno for a complimentary aperitivo drink on us. The highlights of the Uffizi and Accademia can wait for another day - when you’ve just arrived and need to take things easy, this relaxing evening stroll is the perfect way to get your visit to Florence started! 


  • Who It’s Perfect For: Visitors looking for a fun and accessible introduction to the magnificent piazzas, bridges and monuments of Florence. 
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Group Size: Maximum of 10. Also available as a private tour. 


Venice at Twilight: Secrets of the Serenissima




Perhaps no other city in Italy benefits from the expertise of a local guided tour (especially for the first-time visitor) as much as Venice. The first time you get lost in its enchanting tangle of alleyways and canals, you’ll know what we mean! Our newly launched  Venice at Twilight itinerary will allow you to immerse yourself in the charms of the Floating City without having to worry about whether you’re missing the best of what Venice has to offer.


Our local guide will lead you through the labyrinth, charting a course that will us across the Rialto Bridge and through magnificent St. Mark’s Square, making sure you get the best view of the Bridge of Sighs along the way. You’ll also get to explore fascinating off-the-beaten-path parts of the city that only the locals know, where stunning palaces and ancient churches seem immune to the passage of time. To finish your evening in the city, enjoy a spritz on us at a traditional bacaro (bar). 


  • Who It’s Perfect For: Visitors looking to get their bearings in Venice with the help of a local expert.
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Group Size: Maximum of 10. Also available as a private tour. 


St. Peter’s Basilica with Dome Climb and Crypts



No visit to Rome is complete without a trip to St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest, and arguably most impressive, church. With thousands of years of history, art and faith crammed into the basilica, you could easily spend hours exploring St. Peter’s. Most visitors to Rome combine their visit to the church with a tour of the adjacent Vatican Museums, and whilst this is a great option, time constraints mean that you won’t see all there is to see inside the basilica itself if you take this route. That’s why we’ve come up with a more in-depth, stand-alone St. Peter’s Basilica tour this year! 


On this itinerary you’ll have the chance to climb up to the top of Michelangelo’s dome, admiring the church’s glittering mosaics on the way, and drink in stunning views across Rome. You’ll also get to descend into the crypts beneath the church, where generations of Popes have been laid to rest in elaborate tombs. We’ll also have plenty of time in the basilica itself to discuss highlights like Michelangelo’s Pieta sculpture and Bernini’s incredible bronze baldacchino guarding St. Peter’s grave.  


  • Who It’s Perfect For: Lovers of amazing views and visitors to the Vatican City who want the complete St. Peter’s experience. 
  • Duration: 2.5 hours 
  • Group Size:  Maximum of 10. Also available as a private tour. 


Secrets Beneath Rome: Capuchin Crypt and Catacombs Tour



When you think of Rome, what comes to mind? The Colosseum? The Vatican City? The Trevi Fountain? All of these, sure. But did you know that hidden beneath Rome there is another side of the city, buried in the mists of time? Bringing this mysterious world back to life, our new subterranean tour sees us journeying down into this haunting underground city as we visit two amazing sites: the Capuchin bone crypt and the Roman catacombs


Join us as we explore the macabre Capuchin crypt beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione where the bones of deceased monks have been arranged into bizarre, elaborate patterns as a meditation on human mortality, and discover the fascinating story of early Christianity in the labyrinthine tunnels of the Roman catacombs, decorated with the signs and symbols of Christ’s first followers in Rome. Air-conditioned transport will make sure that we’ll be moving between the sites in total comfort!


  • Who It’s Perfect For: Anyone who wants to go beyond the highlights to see a hidden side of Rome.
  • Duration: 3 hours. 
  • Group Size: Maximum of 10. Also available as a private tour. 






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