Three distinct touring options in Italy feature in a new Cosmos programme for winter 2018-19.
Accommodating a wide range of travel styles and budgets, the company and its sister brand Globus are running a range of off-the-beaten track escorted tours between November this year and March 2019.
Escapes by Globus, Globus escorted tours and Cosmos escorted tours are all featured.
A Sicily tour is added together with a new trip covering northern Italy and the Cinque Terre.
Cosmos chief executive, Giles Hawke, said: “Whether you are a first-time visitor to Italy, or you think you’ve seen it all, our three holiday styles unlock exclusive experiences that travellers won’t find on any other type of holiday, such as enjoying a risotto lunch in the Vercelli Rice Factory.
“On each of our tours, new and best-selling holidays alike, we will take you to undiscovered places in Italy that you might not have known existed if you went on your own – one of my favourite hidden gems being the natural wonder of Castellana Grotte. These caves, which began forming more than 90 million years ago, are truly a sight to behold.”
A six-day gourmet Tuscany tour leads in at £1,415 per person.