Category: italy

Rethink your stay

Unique Places to Stay Your vacation is a chance to go beyond the ordinary and that means staying somewhere exceptional. At Breakaway, we carefully select the best and most interesting accommodation to make sure you get the most out of your time away. From charming hotels run by the same family for generations, to historic chateaux that helped to shape a region's identity, Breakaway hotels are unique and eclectic. See…

Our new 2019 Brochure is on its Way!

Our New Brochure is on its Way! We're really excited by our new brochure and the range of wonderful trips that we have for 2019. For your next active vacation you could be walking around fresh alpine pastures, or cycling through pretty Tuscan hamlets as you stay in our hand-picked family run hotels. If you can't wait to start planning your next Breakaway tour before your copy of our brochure…

Extend your summer!

After a sweltering summer at home, it’s clear nobody wants it to end. An autumnal escape allows you to extend this rush of sunshine longer into the year – let the good times keep rolling... Why not extend your summer by walking on La Gomera. Experience spectacular coastal walks with breath-taking views of La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, complimented with exceptional local cuisine. Discover the secrets of Tenerife with soaring…

Long vs Short Tours

Whether you're looking for a longer vacation because a week isn't enough or a short trip suits you better, we have a selection of 10-night tours and shorter 4-night "taster tours" to consider. Let's take a look at some of your options... Our 10-night trips: -Explore at your own relaxed pace -Includes extra 'stay put' days for local sightseeing and discovery -Cover a larger area Classic Chianti Cycling Quintessential Italian…

A Room with a View

UMBRIA, ITALY You'll spend two nights at the **** La Bastiglia Hotel on our Umbria tours. Originally an ancient mill, the hotel has been lovingly restored and boasts a beautiful setting at the foot of Mount Subasio, the enchanted mountain of Saint Francis. All rooms have panoramic views and most have a private terrace with olive trees, overlooking the magnificent valley of Chiona River and Subasio Mountain Park. What's included:…

Piedmont vs Tuscany – which do you choose?

Timeless Tuscany or Perfect Piedmont? The sophisticated Piedmont region of northern Italy and timeless Tuscany in the heart of Italy are two of our most popular walking and cycling destinations. As well as the breathtaking landscapes coming to life, including the grapes growing on the vines in Piedmont, during the summer there are many festivals to enjoy. Meanwhile, in the Chianti region of Tuscany, the Via Francigena is alive with…

Four new guided walking tours in Europe!

We are delighted to introduce 4 new guided walking holidays to our portfolio, to some of the most popular destinations! Led by an experienced local guide, escorted trips are ideal for solo travelers, couples and small groups of friends. Share your experiences with the rest of the group, make new friends and stroll through the landscapes together, as a team. "A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles"…

From farm to table in Tuscany

  Two new Tuscany tours for "foodies" There is no word for "foodie" in Italian; Italians are foodies in the deepest sense of the word. In Italy, food is not simply a meal, it is a culture, a way of life. Ask an Italian to tell you about a dish and they will not just tell you about the fresh local ingredients, but the times and place and people connect to…

7 Ways to break the norm in 2018!

Do something different on foot or by bike in 2018! Our walking & cycling tours focus on unique experiences where you can make memories and create those special moments that matter. This could be a fabulous meal you had during your trip, an encounter with the locals that made you smile or something as simple yet astonishing as a panoramic hilltop view. Do something different, broaden your horizons and make…

UNESCO finest wine regions on foot & by bike

Wine connoisseurs and beginners alike flock to the UNESCO World Heritage wine regions to taste the finest vintages on offer from these famous vineyards. Chosen for their unique contribution to wine making, here is our pick of three of the best regions from around the world that have made the grade...  Piedmont, Italy The Langhe region of Piedmont boasts softly rolling hills, encased in layers of vines, sunflowers and oak…

Destination Desire

Do you yearn for a vacation where you can soak in spectacular coastal views? Are you seeking marvelously quiet villages off the tourist trail? Or perhaps is strolling through vineyards, tasting home-grown wines and sampling world-class cuisine your idea of paradise? We have relaxed walking and cycling itineraries for you to explore on foot or by bike in 15 countries, with many different sights, sounds and experiences en route. Here's…

Schools back in! Time to reset and refresh for 2017/2018…

[caption id="attachment_1300" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Porto, Portugal Cityscape on the Douro River.[/caption] The lazy days of summer are coming to an end, the sun is shining, the hum of lawnmowers can be heard throughout neighborhoods and school is just about (or already) back in session. It's a great time to reset, refresh and look ahead to the coming 2017/2018 year. Our selection of guided walks are filling up quickly for the…