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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.
  • A taste of Italy special interest breaks

    A taste of Italy - cultural, gourmet and special interest short breaks

    Italy is a country we have specialised in for many years, yet we continue to be enthralled by the rich offerings for cookery and food holidays, wine appreciation, garden visits, opera and music festivals, and of course, an amazing array of art and architecture throughout the country. Combine a lover of Italy with a passion for wine, opera or enchanting gardens and treat yourself to one of these short breaks in Italy. Ideal for the autumn, winter and spring months too.
    Cookery in Italy
    We offer a choice of three cookery holidays, each one of 4 nights’ duration and including hands-on cookery lessons. They take place in country hotels in Tuscany, Sicily and Umbria. All are for both small groups of about 6 people but they can also be organised and tailored for just two people, with additional cookery lessons if desired.
    Prices start from about £1350 per person including flights, transport and cookery lessons. Visit our cookery in Italy here.
    Opera festivals
    The most important festival in Italy is Verona and the programme for 2018 is available and bookable through us. We can arrange a visit to the Verona opera as a short break in its own right or you can combine a short stay in Verona as part of a longer holiday in Italy. We will include pre-booked seats for you. Highlights for 2018 include a new production of Carmen, Aida, Nabucco, Turandot and Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In Verona we can offer you a choice of hotel but usually the Palazzo Victoria, very close to the Arena. Prices from about £1,180 per person, depending on the seats you want at the Arena. Visit our Verona opera page here.
    Gourmet discovery breaks
    Truffles, gianduja, Parmesan cheese, Parma ham, olives, lemons, risotto, wine and peaches are just some of the foods synonymous with Italy. We offer you short breaks where you can experience and enjoy the flavours of Italy. For example, we have an Olive oil, wine and cookery break in Umbria, a Truffle-hunting holiday in Piemonte and a wine-tasting and cookery break in Valpolicella. Typically, four or five nights long, these are ideal for the autumn months or combine with another region to make a longer holiday. Prices from about £1250 per person. Visit our Italian food holidays here.
    Gardens of Italy
    Palladio wrote that ‘Gardens and orchards are the soul and pastime of the villa’. Villas are inseparable from their gardens throughout the history of Italy and through visits to the gardens of Italian villas, you can track the history of European garden design. We offer small group tours for up to 14 people of Italian gardens including Tuscany, the Veneto, the Amalfi Coast, the Italian Lakes and the Rome area. Each tour lasts 6 nights and is based in two different places, in 4 or 5-star hotels. Garden visits with knowledgeable local guides are included. Some of the world-renowned gardens we include are: Ninfa, La Mortella, Isola Bella, Landriana, Villa Pisani, Villa Carlotta, Villa Taranto and Villa Garzoni. Prices start at about £2,450 per person. Visit our Garden tours of Italy here.
    Wine tours of Italy
    We are offering four-night tours of Piemonte, accompanied by an experienced wine and food expert, discovering the land and the variety of wines of the region, including Barolo and Barbaresco. The estates we visit, including award-winning and boutique wineries, as well as one of Italy’s leading wine co-operatives, illustrate the subtle differences in the wines of the area. Departures are in May and October.  Also on offer are our accompanied wine tours of Sicily (7 nights) and one of Tuscany (4 nights). Ask us for full details. Prices from about £2,650 per person. Visit our wine tours of Italy here.
    Cultural breaks
    The influence of Italian culture on the world since Roman times is immeasurable. We have put together three holidays that follow in the footsteps of great ‘artists’ and their patrons: explore the history, work and life of Palladio, Michelangelo and the Medicis. Plus explore a more modern aspect of Italian culture and enjoy our 6-night fly-drive tour ‘For the love of the automobile’, and visit the factories and showrooms of iconic motor brands such as Alfa Romeo, Pininfarina, Ferrari and Lamborghini. Prices from about £860 per person.
    Visit our cultural breaks in Italy here.

  • Gourmet breaks in Italy

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    We offer you short breaks where you can experience and enjoy the flavours of Italy, from truffles to lemons, from olives to Parmesan cheese.
  • Opera breaks in Italy

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    Opera breaks in Italy. Visit Verona festival and other regional festivals with our tailor-made breaks including hotel stay, travel and opera tickets.
  • Italian garden tours for small groups

    Giardino Giusti gardens Veneto garden tour
    Small group tours of Italian gardens with local garden guides. Up to 14 people only. Tuscany, Veneto, Lakes, Amalfi coast and Rome area.
  • Wine tours of Italy

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    Small group tours of Italian wine regions, accompanied by an expert wine guide. Visit Piemonte, Sicily or Tuscany.
  • Cultural breaks in Italy

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    Follow in the footsteps of Palladio, Michelangelo and the Medicis with our new cultural breaks in Italy. Plus for something more modern, discover the love of the automobile.
  • Cookery breaks in Italy

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    Short breaks of 4 nights in Tuscany, Sicily and Umbria. Hands-on cookery lessons. Set departures for small groups of up to 6 people or choose your dates for just 2 people. Stay in authentic regional hotels.
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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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