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Honeymoons
& weddings
  
Honeymoons and weddings abroad are tailor-made by Expressions Holidays. Contact us for a range of honeymoon and wedding destinations around the world and an amazing choice of honeymoons from island-hopping to visiting cultural sites.
Authentic
Experiences
  

With Authentic Experiences from Expressions Holidays you enter a world of genuine holiday and travel experiences within the framework of one of our tailor-made holidays, be its significance culture, gastronomy, wine appreciation, wildlife, sports or special occasions.
Spa
holidays
  

Expressions Spas opens a world of tailor-made spa holidays that allows you to choose according to region, type of treatment desired, product type and recommends for your party type, whether it be for couples, singles or perhaps mothers and daughters travelling together.
Family
holidays
  

Expressions Families affords you an amazing choice of sophisticated resorts ideally suited to families in selected destinations worldwide. You can also choose according to required facilities in resort and we suggest holidays for families with grandparents and single parent families too.
Rail
holidays
  

Expressions Holidays offers you tailor-made rail holidays and journeys by train, including luxury trains, scenic journeys and classic rail tours.
Worldwide
journeys
  

Tailor-made journeys and tours for individuals and small groups to selected destinations around the world from Burma to Italy, from Vietnam to India.
  • Garden tours in Italy

    Giardina Giusti gardens Verona

    Villa Torrigiano gardens Tuscany

    Villa dEste gardens near Rome

    Ninfa gardens Rome area

    Tours and touring holidays exploring the gardens of Italy - tours for individuals and small groups

    Italy possesses a wealth of gardens to enjoy. Many beautiful gardens have been created in the grounds of historic, private villas and are only open to the public by special arrangement or at special times of the year. Other, formal gardens are open year-round to the public and are equally not to be missed.
    Three regions in Italy are the most prolific in terms of gardens and each region, because of its geography and climate, has a distinctly different character and therefore vegetation. These regions are the Italian Lakes, Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast with Capri. The Lakes and the Amalfi Coast area have long had associations as playgrounds of the rich and famous, dating back to the Roman Empire. Later these areas, and then Tuscany, all rich in beautiful vegetation, were visited by poets and writers artists and musicians as well as wealthy foreigners, often British, who made their homes here and worked with the native vegetation to develop a style that is frequently a mixture of classical and romantic, formal and informal. Another important region in the north of the country is the Veneto, where you will find terraced gardens as well as wilder English-style parks, many of which have been influenced by the great Palladio. At the heart of Italy, in the vicinity of Rome are truly amazing gardens which have shaped the design and structure of gardens the world over since the 16th century. On the whole plants are less important than structure in this region, with key features including terraces, steps, symmetry and the use of water. 
    We have developed a range of holidays for small groups which visit the gardens in these regions with a local guide. The holidays are for a maximum of 14 people with travel in a small luxury coach, and take place on set departure dates throughout the year.
    In The Italian Lakes, Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast with Capri and Ischia we have also developed wonderful garden tour itineraries for you to enjoy as an individual, combining a luxurious holiday in one of our nearby hand-picked hotels with visits to formal and informal gardens. Please note that certain times of the year may be better than others in the respective regions and the need also to allow for times when the gardens may be open.


    The tour holidays for small groups are:
    Tour of gardens and villas of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore
    Tour of gardens and villas of the Amalfi Coast and Capri
    Tour of gardens and villas of Tuscany
    Tour of gardens and villas of Rome's surrounding areas
    Tour of gardens and villas of the Veneto


    The tour holidays for individuals are:
    Holiday to Gardens and Villas of the Amalfi Coast and Capri
    Holiday to Gardens and Villas of the Italian Lakes
    Holiday to Gardens and Villas of Tuscany

  • Rome area garden tours

    Ninfa Tower_P
    Trace the history of garden design from the Romans to the 20th Century in our tour of the gardens of the ancient region of Latium. A highlight is the magical garden of Ninfa. 2019 tours booking now..
  • Amalfi coast garden tours

    Villa Rufolo gardens Amalfi Coast
    Enjoy a classic introduction to the landscape, history and flora of Campania including the islands of Capri and Ischia. 2019 tours booking now.
  • The Italian Lakes garden tours

    Villa Monastero gardens Lake Como Italian Lakes gardens tour
    Combine the lakes of Como and Maggiore and explore the parkland gardens and the structured gardens of this region, on the lake shore and on islands in the lake. 2019 tours booking now.
  • Tuscany garden tours

    Palazzo Pfanner gardens Tuscany garden tour
    Visit the delightful gardens of the villas of the Chianti and Lucca regions of Tuscany. 2019 tours booking now.
  • Veneto garden tours

    Villa Pisani Veneto_P
    Visit some of the great Palladian and other historic villa gardens of the Veneto with stays in the charming cities of  Padua and Verona.2019 tours booking now.
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  • OUR HOLIDAYS

    • Rail holidays

      Rail holidays and train journeys, tailor-made.

    • Garden holidays

      Italian garden holidays and tours for individuals and small groups

    • Family holidays

      Visit our selection of tailor-made family holidays to selected hotels and resorts around the world.

    • Cookery holidays

      Tailor-made cookery holidays in Italy

    • Spa holidays

      Rejuvenating, relaxing, refreshing, good for the body and the soul; spa and well-being worldwide

    • Authentic experiences

      Our selection of authentic experience and special interest holidays.

    • Worldwide journeys

      Luxury tours for individuals around the world

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