Discover the 'jewel of the Renaissance', Florence, independently, experiencing for yourself the magical city where this exciting period of history was born.… see more
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At GRJ independent, we tailormake your holiday to your requirements. From the must-see destinations you choose, to hotel and travel class preferences, we hand-craft your holiday to suit your budget and taste, providing you with a unique quote before you book. So, whether you're looking for a soothing Sicilian break, a week of gondola rides through Venetian canals, or time to explore Florence's Renaissance artwork, our tailormade holiday specialists can create a unique itinerary to suit your needs.
We can also suggest scenic spots and local highlights you might not have considered, or offer alternative routes and options to make the most of your time away, drawing on over 40 years' of expertise to provide you with an unforgettable experience.
Take a memorable journey through some of the most picturesque scenery in the world aboard the Bernina Express, and ascend through the Alps to St. Moritz. Discover Italy's Lake Como, journey through the vineyards of Velting, and visit Tirano and Lugano.… see more
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Italy is one of Europe's most popular destinations for holidaymakers, owing to its wide variety of attractions, glorious climate, and reputation for incredible cuisine. For the independent traveller, Italy is a dream destination, offering easy transport links and plenty to see, whatever your interests.
Relax in the Italian sunshine with a coffee or gelato, or stroll through the pleasant streets of Italy's famous cities; or take a lazy sojourn by one of the country's famous lakes, for views of sparkling azure waters and a serene atmosphere. With so much to explore from top to toe, it's no wonder Italy is one of the top destinations for British holidaymakers.
With GRJi, you can tailor your holiday to make sure you capture the highlights that matter most to you.
Italy is, of course, famed for its fabulous culinary culture. A long tradition of handed-down recipes and reliance on locally-sourced, simple ingredients have led to a distinct flavour and style, that, whilst imitated the world over, cannot be truly matched. Travellers delight in Italy's incredible cuisine, with its regional variety and seasonal changes offering a range of options both for those touring the country and return visitors re-discovering Italy at a different time of year.
From a weekend getaway to a three-week exploration of Italy right down to its heel, we can arrange a holiday for the duration that suits you, with as much free time or as many pre-arranged excursions as you want. So if you're looking for an adventure filled with discovery, or just a relaxing break, GRJi is ready to make it happen. Just get in touch, and see where we can take you.
Italy's landscape is awash with variety, from bustling cities to rolling vineyards, glass-like lakes and craggy mountains. On a GRJi holiday, you can explore Italy's features as you choose, spending your time solely in one location, or perhaps discovering several different aspects of the country as you please. Not only can we help plan the best route for an extended adventure, we can also let you know about lesser-known locations, for a quieter break away from the crowds.
From the quiet towns nestled around the stunning Dolomites, to the most famous cities in Italy, to coastal retreats and charming lakeside villages, we can recommend destinations based on your interests, or plan a tailored itinerary that takes in a variety of attractions - wherever you choose to go, we can get you there.
Fresh seafood is a highlight of coastal towns, as Italian cooking ensures the natural flavour of the fish is not overwhelmed with additional sauces or herbs, but merely complemented. Gelato is a firm favourite in sun-baked cities, and is especially refreshing after a day of sightseeing, whilst dark, bitter espresso offers its own kind of pick-me-up. Flour-based mains, such as pasta dishes and pizza, are a known staple, yet less exported fare is well worth trying - Piedmontese chocolate isn't often found outside the provincial region, whilst bicerin is almost unheard of beyond Italy. Try local favourites during your trip, for a delicious insight into Italian culture.