Trip Overview

Family Italian Experience

Tour rating: 4.97 / 5, Based on 25 Reviews
Private tour to Italy

Spend a memorable time discovering the wonders of Venice, Florence, and Rome with your family. Explore all major attractions, take in the charm of the Italian incomparable atmosphere, and enjoy fascinating children-friendly activities, including the Venetian mask workshop, pizza cooking class, and the Roman mosaic workshop.

Family Italian Experience

9 days3 cities
Italy1 country
Private tour to Italy
From
$3,381
Tour rating: 4.97 / 5, Based on 25 Reviews

Spend a memorable time discovering the wonders of Venice, Florence, and Rome with your family. Explore all major attractions, take in the charm of the Italian incomparable atmosphere, and enjoy fascinating children-friendly activities, including the Venetian mask workshop, pizza cooking class, and the Roman mosaic workshop.

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Venice, Italy

Venice

first destination

Waterfront palazzos and palaces make drifting down the Grand Canal feel like cruising through a painting. Venice is the world's most romantic city.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Venice
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Venice - one of the most charming cities in Italy. Upon arrival, you have a private water-taxi transfer to the hotel for the check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Venice Sightseeing & Mask Workshop
City tour
City tour
Master Class
Master Class

After breakfast at your Venice hotel, meet your private guide in the lobby and enjoy a wonderful walking city tour of all the must-see places.

Your sightseeing program starts with a visit to the main square of the city, St. Mark's Square. Here you see the outstanding 500-year old Torre dell'Orologio also known as St Mark's Clocktower which is famous for displaying not only the time of the day but also the dominant sign of Zodiac and the current phase of the moon.

Among many sights you discover are the iconic St. Mark's Basilica, where you see the astonishing Pala D'Oro altar. You go up to Loggia dei Cavalli to enjoy the best panoramic views of St. Mark's Square.

Following a lunch break, your guide takes you for a private mask workshop where you spend an amazing time with your loved ones and create a unique souvenir to bring back home. During the 2-hour private master class, you learn more about the history of masks and design one with your own hands! With the guidance of a professional artist, you go through the all steps of creating a mask from choosing your unique mask base to making it perfect with various decorations, including feathers, rhinestones, trimmings, and glitter. Believe us, your family will have great fun together!

After the workshop, you may continue the exploration of the city on your own or return to the hotel.

  • Note: we recommend you to have a private gondola ride to explore the canals of the city and enjoy the breathtaking city views from another angle.

    If you would like to extend your stay in Venice, we recommend you to visit the Dorsoduro district and meet the gondola yard owner. Here you unveil the secrets of the old craft cloaked with mysterious stories and learn more about the different parts and materials used for gondolas.  


    Another unmissable sight in Venice is the Rialto bridge and its open-air food market where you can feel the authentic Venetian spirit.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Day at Leisure & Departure to Florence
Free day
Free day

After breakfast, you check out from the Venice hotel. The first half of the day is free for you to enjoy and explore Venice on your own. Alternatively, you can take one of the short optional day trips to nearby places.

  • Optional tour: Trip to Murano and Burano Islands
    Located in the Venetian lagoon, Burano Island is famous for its lace-making production and Murano is well-known for its glass blowing traditions.

     
  • Note: if you would like to stay on the main island of Venice, we advise you to pop in a glassblowing studio located in the very heart of the city. Here you have a chance to meet the artisan in a third-generation who devoted his life to this famous craft.

    Moreover, Venice is also perfect for water activities. Don't miss a chance to take a row lesson and try traditional Venetian style of rowing on a hand-crafted all-wood boat (not gondola) which is now very rare.

    Another opportunity to explore Venice is setting on a kayak tour in a small group or privately for your family (minimum age is 8 years, 66lbs).

In the afternoon you take a water-taxi to the rail station where you board a fast train to Florence. Upon arrival to Florence in about 2 hours, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

Breakfast is included.

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Al Theatro Palace, Venice
4

Located in the heart of unforgettable Venice, the stylish Al Theatro Palace provides amazing views over one of the most famous theatres in the world, La Fenice Theatre, as well as top-notch service and great amenities.

train
Venice
Florence
2 hrs

Modern Italian trains are among the fastest and most comfortable ways to get to Florence. Free WiFi, power sockets, comfortable seats with footrests, and extensive luggage space are at your service during the journey.

Florence, Italy

Florence

second destination

One of the brightest gems of the Tuscany region, Florence, is the treasure trove, birthplace and cradle of the Renaissance.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Florence Sightseeing & Pizza Class
City tour
City tour
Master Class
Master Class

After breakfast in your hotel, meet with your private guide and go on a comprehensive walking tour of Florence's highlights.

Today's program includes exploration of the Piazza del Duomo with a visit to the Baptistery dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

Your ticket to the Grande Museo del Duomo allows you to visit the other magnificent monuments of Piazza del Duomo in your free time within 72 hours: the Cathedral itself, the famous Dome, the Bell Tower, and the Cathedral Museum with works by Michelangelo and Donatello. 

As you proceed to the main square of the city - Piazza della Signoria - you pass through the heart of the historical center with its landmark sites like Piazza della Repubblica and the Strozzi Palace. Stroll down via Tornabuoni, one of the most beautiful streets of the city, famous for its fine shops. 

We will also cross over the Arno River on the Ponte Vecchio to enter the Oltrarno district where you see numerous local craftsmen shops. 

After a short lunch break, we invite you and your kids to a fascinating pizza and gelato cooking class! During the class, you discover the recipe for the authentic pizza and delicious gelato. After unveiling all secrets, you create your own gastronomical masterpieces with a professional chef and, of course, taste them! Buon Appetito! 

Following a cooking class, you may return to the hotel or continue the exploration of the city on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Day at Leisure in Florence
Free day
Free day

Today is free day for you to savor magnificent Florence on your own or join one of our carefully planned optional tours to ancient and scenic destinations, located about a one-hour drive away from Florence.​

  • Note: Florence and Tuscany offer many exciting activities for families. If you decide to stay in the city, save some time to pay a visit to the Uffizi Gallery which holds masterpieces of Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael, and young Leonardo Da Vinci or explore the works of Michelangelo in the Galleria dell'Accademia.

    For all art-enthusiasts, the Museum of Leonardo Da Vinci offers an unforgettable experience. In the museum, you have an amazing chance to see the real machines designed by Leonardo came to life.
     

    You also may be interested in the tour to the Stibbert Museum which is located on the edge of the city and houses a vast collection of armor, costumes, and paintings of Western and Eastern civilizations.

    As an option, you can join a guided tour around the Galileo Museum to explore the collection dedicated to the scientific instruments and impressive discoveries of the Pisan astronomer.


    Moreover, you can set off on a Tuscany adventure. Pay a visit to a local farm and learn more about the countryside lifestyle, enjoy the breathtaking natural views, meet animals, have a traditional lunch, and taste locally produces delicacies.

    To make your stay in Florence absolutely unforgettable, take a plain air painting class and in about 2 hours you create your own masterpieces with the guidance of a professional artist!

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel De La Ville, Florence
4

Set near the magnificent Florence Cathedral and the amazing Uffizi Gallery, the Hotel De La Ville is a great place to stay during your Italy getaway. The stylish property boasts excellent service and top-notch amenities.

train
Florence
Rome
1 hr 30 min

Taking a train is one of the best options for traveling from Florence to Rome. Trains in Italy are well-equipped, fast, and conveniently connect these Italian cities from one center to the other.

Rome, Italy

Rome

third destination

The capital of Italy, Rome, obtains an unrivaled and unfathomable collection of historical treasures. This safe and welcoming region one of the most popular tourist destinations around the globe.

4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Highlights of Rome
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast in your Florence hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for a transfer to the railway station. An hour and a half later you arrive in Rome. Your driver meets you and takes you to your downtown hotel. After check-in, you meet with your private guide and embark on a tour to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City.


You see the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini, and many others.



After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Roman Forum & Colosseum Tour
City tour
City tour

In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City on a walking tour. Your first stop today is the iconic Roman Forum, situated on low ground between the Palatine and Capitoline hills. Dating back to the 3rd century A.D., the landmark served as the key political and ritual center of ancient Rome.

The next place you discover today is Rome's hallmark site - the legendary Colosseum. Originally known by the name of Flavius amphitheater, it was the biggest and most imposing building of its kind in the Roman world, designed as an arena for the fights of Roman gladiators and could hold up to 70 thousand spectators. The place, indeed, leaves indelible impressions!

After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

  • Note: to make your visit to the Colosseum even more unforgettable, you may join a Gladiator Combat masterclass. You have a unique opportunity to travel back in time and feel like a true warrior, while learning the basics of gladiatorial combat. The beginner course takes about 2 hours and includes an introduction to Ancient Roman History and a description of the Gladiator's life.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Roman Mosaic Workshop
Master Class
Master Class

After breakfast in the hotel, you have a short transfer to a private Roman Mosaics workshop. 

Today your family turns in to a team of professional mosaicists! Following the best Imperial Roman traditions, you cooperate during the class to create a great single piece of Roman mosaic with the unique design featuring your incomparable insights!

After the workshop, you have free time to explore the city on your own or join one of our carefully planned optional tours.

  • Note: Crown your day with a picnic in one of the beautiful Rome parks. Everything is set for your joyful time with your loved ones - a special cozy place and delicious Italian meal.  

    You may also opt for a classic Vatican tour and explore the most spectacular sights, including the Sistine Chapel, Pinecone Courtyard, Galleries of the Candelabra, Tapestries, and Maps. During the tour, you learn the story of young Michelangelo, fascinating facts about the Ancient Romans and Greek, the Renaissance history and worldwide famous Raphael paintings.

    Looking for an unusual experience for your children in the Vatican? Then choose an interactive tour specially designed for ages 3-6 and 6-12 years old. This dynamic tour is held by a professional guide who will keep your children curious and entertained while showing the main highlights. 


     

Breakfast is included.

 

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Day 9
Departure Day
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Italy! After breakfast, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Dei Mellini, Rome
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Set within a walking distance from Saint Peter’s Square, the beautiful hotel is housed in an 19th-century building and offers comfortable air-conditioned guestrooms, fitted with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels in Venice, Florence and Rome;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Venice - Florence and Florence - Rome;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Private workshops of the Venetian Mask and Rome Mosaics;
  • Small group cooking class of pizza & gelato;
  • Entrance tickets to St. Mark's Basilica, Florence Duomo (visit of the Baptistery), Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Colosseum;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Important: Tourist city taxes are applied in Italy and some hotels cannot receive payment for the city tax beforehand, therefore you might need to pay additional fees on the spot. The fares usually range from 1-7 euros.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • 1st class high-speed train transportation between cities;
  • Fascinating workshops of the Venetian Mask and Rome Mosaics;
  • A visit to the Florence Baptistery;
  • Comprehensive city tour of Rome with a guided tour inside Colosseum;
  • The relaxed pace with at least a 2-nights stay in each city with sufficient time to immerse yourself in the local culture.

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Most restaurants won’t open until 7 p.m. or later
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu
  • Make sure you have coins, in Italy you will be typically charged from 1 to 2 Euros to enter a public restroom
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