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Florence for Families

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 762

This trip to Florence offers fun for the whole family. It includes specialized guides and activities to engage kids with history, art, and local traditions. See the highlights of the city, including Brunelleschi’s Dome, make pasta in a cooking class, head on a treasure hunt through the Uffizi Gallery, and feast on gelato.


This 4-day Italy vacation takes you and your family to the Tuscan capital, Florence.

Your trip to Italy showcases Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Along with your kids, you’ll discover the city’s history and culture, admire its gorgeous buildings, and dine on fabulous Tuscan cuisine, known for its fresh ingredients, bright colours, and wonderful flavours. Take a city tour that’ll reveal the city’s wonders to your kids. You’ll discover the Roman foundations of the city in the Piazza della Repubblica, learn about secret passages and legendary stories in Palazzo Vecchio, and even meet Pinocchio. The tour ends at Florence Cathedral, home to Brunelleschi’s famous dome. Later that day, join a cooking class with your kids and learn to make pizzas, pastas, and tiramisu. The next day, head on a treasure hunt through the city to discover hidden secrets and see artistic masterworks. Start in the Piazza della Signoria, where you’ll learn about the Medici family, who ruled Florence during the Renaissance. Then enter the Uffizi Gallery to see masterpieces by Botticelli and Da Vinci as your kids engage in a scavenger hunt.

This Italy vacation offers a great way to explore this wonderful city and makes for an excellent addition to a longer trip through the country.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 762

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Day 1

Florence Train Station to Florence Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Cellai

Hotel Cellai is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, surrounded by monuments, churches and buildings of extraordinary beauty. All the most interesting and evocative city sites are within a short walking distance, passing through little streets full of charm and mystery.

This exclusive hotel in Florence is very close to the San Lorenzo Market, hosted in a gigantic iron and glass building, where natives gather to buy local food and wine specialties. The Galleria dell'Accademia is just a short distance away, hosting the famous David by Michelangelo, as is the Duomo with its splendid dome by Brunelleschi.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Cellai

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    Hotel Cellai



    Hotel Cellai is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, surrounded by monuments, churches and buildings of extraordinary beauty. All the most interesting and evocative city sites are within a short walking distance, passing through little streets full of charm and mystery. ...

    Hotel Cellai is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, surrounded by monuments, churches and buildings of extraordinary beauty. All the most interesting and evocative city sites are within a short walking distance, passing through little streets full of charm and mystery.

    This exclusive hotel in Florence is very close to the San Lorenzo Market, hosted in a gigantic iron and glass building, where natives gather to buy local food and wine specialties. The Galleria dell'Accademia is just a short distance away, hosting the famous David by Michelangelo, as is the Duomo with its splendid dome by Brunelleschi.

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Day 2

Florence with Kids: Discovery the City

Finally a perfect tour to discover the city in an engaging and original way, with a passionate and specialised local guide, able to fascinate kids and young people through stories, anecdotes and legends, while adults will appreciate the historical and artistic aspect of Florence along a route that touches all the landmarks of the old centre. It is a pleasant stroll starting from Piazza della Repubblica, the belly button of Florence, where children will be amazed by the discovery of the old system of the Roman city from which began the history of Florence. We continue then to the ancient and colourful Straw Market where you and your kids will have the opportunity to caress the shiny nose of the famous Piglet, the most popular, photographed and lucky statue of the city. You can admire the view over the Arno river crossed by the picturesque Ponte Vecchio, with its typical glittering jewellery shops, before reaching Piazza della Signoria, the political centre of the city dominated by the famous Palazzo Vecchio and, while adults will enjoy the wonders of a true outdoor museum, the kids will be captivated by stories of secret passages, vanished churches, navigators and great artists. We then proceed to the neighbourhood of Dante Alighieri, along the same streets where the great poet met his beloved Beatrice, fascinated by their romance and absorbed by the magic of the medieval centre where children, unexpectedly, will also meet Pinocchio, the most famous wooden puppet in the world. Don't let your kids miss the opportunity to take a nice souvenir photo with him! A refreshing and mouth-watering stop at an historical ice-cream shop will follow: here participants will be able to taste a real homemade "gelato", produced with delicious, organic ingredients. We finally reach the religious centre of the city where, besides admiring the great cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi's Dome, the Baptistery with the wonderful Door of Paradise and the elegant Bell Tower, you will be told stories of bizarre creatures, magical plants, astonishing animals and other wonders.
Delicious Tuscan Lunch with Drinks in a historic Restaurant in the old town

Duration3 Hours

Cooking with Kids: Pasta, Sauces and Tiramisu

A truly hands-on experience for the entire family! Children, teenagers and adults will prepare traditional recipes of starters (focaccias and small different pizzas), fresh egg pasta (tagliatelle) with two different types of sauces (vegetarian and ragout), and the most delicious and popular Italian dessert, Tiramisù with seasonal fruits. The kids will get involved in a fun and educational game and, along with adults, they will learn how to cook the dishes that represent the essence Italy! This excursion is led by an expert and professional chef. This unforgettable experience of Italian cuisine and lifestyle will be enjoyed as feast on your creations - an enjoyable experience for the entire family. Children will also receive a Little Chef certificate. Ingredients and dishes are subject to seasonal availability.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Treasure Hunt In Florence

See another side of the famous Uffizi Gallery on this family friend excursion in Florence. Discover the hidden secrets about the world famous art collection at the Uffizi Gallery on this fun scavenger hunt. The tour will start directly from the magnificent square of Piazza Della Signoria with a Treasure Hunt map, a questionnaire and colorful pens in a bag. You will have a chance to learn about the powerful family that ruled Florence for centuries and why their history is still ever present throughout the Renaissance city. The Treasure Hunt Tour places emphasis on the most important pieces in the collection. Prepare to be amazed at the masterpieces by Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and many more. By the end of the tour, you will have solved all the mysteries and learned a great deal about the Italian Renaissance. Each child will be awarded a memorable prize for the great investigation they have done!

Duration2 Hours
Day 4

Florence Hotel to Florence Train Station

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

PRICE INCLUDES 

  • Roundtrip transfers between Florence train station and hotel
  • 3 nights' first class accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Florence with Kids: Discover the City Small Group tour
  • Florence Treasure Hunt Private tour
  • Cooking with Kids: Pasta, Sauces and Tiramisu Small Group tour

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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21 Oct 2018
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