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Italy for Families: Rome to Venice

Duration
8 Days
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US$ 2,421

Explore Italy’s most famous cities on a family-friendly vacation that brings the country to life. As you explore Rome, Florence, and Venice, you’ll take advantage of Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets, skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, St. Mark’s Basilica, and Doge’s Palace, and an interactive cooking class that’s fun for the whole family.


This 8-day Italy vacation takes you on a family-friendly journey from Rome to Florence to Venice.

Your family trip to Italy begins in Rome, a city that’ll leave you dazzled with all that it has to offer. With ancient wonders, modern culture, and unbeatable food, Rome is the perfect city to explore with family. Spend a day taking advantage of the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour to see many of the city sights, including the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon. The next day, travel into the past with your family as you explore the world of Ancient Rome. Begin with a treasure hunt at the Colosseum, where you and your kids will learn about the gladiator fights and wild animal hunts that’d enthrall the thousands of spectators in the stadium. As you travel throughout the Colosseum, your kids will discover clues and learn about the mysteries of Ancient Rome, winning a prize at tour’s end

Continue your Italian vacation by heading to 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.

Close out your trip to Italy in Venice, the gorgeous city of canals that used to be a capital of commerce and culture. Built on a lagoon of 117 islands in the Adriatic Sea, Venice remains one of Europe’s most-cherished destinations. Staying in a 4-star hotel in the heart of the city, you’ll explore Venice in the company of an expert guide who brings the city’s history and culture to life. Head to St. Mark’s Square to tour St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace and uncover the fascinating stories and centuries-old mystery of these incredible landmarks. Skip the line and explore the basilica as your children head on a scavenger hunt. Afterwards, head to Doge’s Palace and cross the fated Bridge of Sighs.

At the end of your vacation, connect to the airport to continue your onward journey.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,421

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Day 1

Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport to Central Rome

Duration30 Minutes

Smooth Hotel Rome Termini

The hotel is situated in Via Palestro, just 10 minutes on foot from the Termini Railway Station and a few metres from the Metro stops of Castro Pretorio (Line B) and Repubblica (Line A). This location makes the hotel really convenient for any type of stay whether you are visiting us for business or for pleasure.

The hotel is easily reachable and is ideal as a base from which to set off on a voyage of discovery around the Italian capital. The hotel is perfect for those who like to travel around the city by Metro or other means, as well as for those who want to get to know the city on foot.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Smooth Hotel Rome Termini

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    Smooth Hotel Rome Termini



    The hotel is situated in Via Palestro, just 10 minutes on foot from the Termini Railway Station and a few metres from the Metro stops of Castro Pretorio (Line B) and Repubblica (Line A). This location makes the hotel really convenient for any type of ...

    The hotel is situated in Via Palestro, just 10 minutes on foot from the Termini Railway Station and a few metres from the Metro stops of Castro Pretorio (Line B) and Repubblica (Line A). This location makes the hotel really convenient for any type of stay whether you are visiting us for business or for pleasure.

    The hotel is easily reachable and is ideal as a base from which to set off on a voyage of discovery around the Italian capital. The hotel is perfect for those who like to travel around the city by Metro or other means, as well as for those who want to get to know the city on foot.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Concierge Service
    • Ironing Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Service
    • WiFi

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Day 2

Rome 1 Day City Tour Hop On Hop Off Pass

Discover Rome's art, architecture and history aboard double decker buses! The Open Tour pass allows you to hop on/off the bus at any of the 9 stops throughout the city centre. The bus arrives every 20-25 minutes (depending on traffic), and has a running audio commentary in 8 different languages (provided by a free headset). Stops include: Terminal (Piazza dei Cinquecento - Via Massimo d'Azeglio corner via Cavour), Santa Maria Maggiore ((Piazza Esquilino, 12), Colosseo (Via San Gregorio, close to the entry of Palatine), Bocca Della Verita'/Circo Massimo (Via del Circo Massimo - Belvedere Romolo and Remo), Piazza Venezia/ Campidoglio (Via del Teatro Marcello in front the civic n. 32-34), Piazza Navona/ Pantheon, Castel Sant'Angelo (Lungotevere Tor di Nona, 7), San Pietro - Vatican Museums (Via della Conciliazione, 2 in front the Auditorium della Conciliazione), Trevi Fountain/ Spanish Steps/ Piazza Del Popolo (Via del Tritone, 177), Piazza Barberini (Via Barberini, 14)

Duration10 Hours
Day 3

Vatican Treasure Hunt

This privately guided family friendly tour is a fantastic way to get kids excited about history and a fun interactive experience for the entire family! This tour includes highlights of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and some gems such as the pope's carriages, exclusively for the little ones. Kids will receive a treasure map to entertain and quiz them along the way as the whole family learns about some of the world's most famous sculptures, paintings and artists that fill the unique hallways of the Vatican. By the end of the tour, kids will have a new sense of who Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello and Leonardo.

Duration2 Hours
Day 4

Central Rome to Train Station

Duration30 Minutes

Rome Termini to Florence S.Maria Novella

Duration1 Hour

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
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Cellai

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    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.

    Facilities

    • Meeting Rooms
    • Reception

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Day 5

Walk in Florence + Meet David

A pleasant walk in Florence is just what you need to be introduced to the city and its splendor and secular heritage! Get the chance to have a taste of one of the most important and charming cities of UNESCO World Heritage. Walk through the amazing center of Florence and discover its unique secular heritage and breathtaking beauty with an expert and fun tour guide. Our tour explores the historic and architectural evolution factors from the Roman foundation through medieval centuries and its Renaissance glorious period up to modern time Florence. Learn about the Medici: masters of Florence. The Medici family rose to become famous and revered throughout the Western world in the 14th and 15th Century. The Medici came to power at a time of great social and economic inequality. They were great disrupters. Their banking practices led to the creation of a middle class, making them unimaginably wealthy. The Medici in turn used their vast power and resources to challenge traditional thinking, ushering in a new era of revolutionary art and science such as the world had never seen: the Renaissance. It's a powerful story that resonates even now. Our professional guide will take you to some of the most important spots where the greatest minds and artists have stood and been inspired. During this walk, you will see Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, the Baptistery with its 'Gates of Paradise', Giotto's independent bell tower, Brunelleschi's Dome, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, Pontevecchio Bridge and the secret Vasari Corridor, as well as famous shopping streets and the Oltrarno -- the fourth and last district, the manual crafts neighbourhood. Also, stop for a surprise "tasting", a nice and delicious break during your pleasant walk.
Tour also includes the visit to Accademia Gallery

Duration4 Hours

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 6

Florence Hotel to Florence Train Station

Duration1 Hour

Florence S.Maria Novella to Venice S.Lucia

Duration2 Hours

St. Lucia Railway Station to Venice City Centre Hotel - Private Transfer

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Tiziano

The Hotel Tiziano is located in a neighbourhood where you can feel the romantic atmosphere of Venice: the streets and squares are truly genuine, suspended between art, history and daily life, and far from the areas of the mass tourism. Hotel Tiziano is set in a 15th-century building in the Dorsoduro district, near the Church of San Nicolo dei Mendicoli, one of the most beautiful churches in the heart of Venice. The famous Churches St. Nicolo dei Mendicoli or Angello Raffaele are only several metres from the front door.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Hotel Tiziano

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    The Hotel Tiziano is located in a neighbourhood where you can feel the romantic atmosphere of Venice: the streets and squares are truly genuine, suspended between art, history and daily life, and far from the areas of the mass tourism. Hotel Tiziano is set in ...

    The Hotel Tiziano is located in a neighbourhood where you can feel the romantic atmosphere of Venice: the streets and squares are truly genuine, suspended between art, history and daily life, and far from the areas of the mass tourism. Hotel Tiziano is set in a 15th-century building in the Dorsoduro district, near the Church of San Nicolo dei Mendicoli, one of the most beautiful churches in the heart of Venice. The famous Churches St. Nicolo dei Mendicoli or Angello Raffaele are only several metres from the front door.

    Facilities

    • Express Check In/Out
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Reception (Limited hours)
    • Smoke Free Hotel

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Day 7

Treasure Hunt in Venice

Explore Saint Mark's Basilica & the Doge's Palace on this family friendly tour! Visit and learn a great deal about the religious center, Saint Mark's Basilica, and the economic and political center, Doge's Palace! Forget about the boring history lessons, this tour is filled with entertaining stories, fun facts and century-old mysteries led by a child-friendly professional tour guide that will engage the whole family with riddles and animated stories. Your children will also receive their own scavenger hunt treasure map. Enter Saint Mark's Basilica with skip-the-line access and Doge's Palace. Stay alert and continue to collect clues while the tour guide shares the child-friendly facts about the powerful Doges who used to ruled the land. The adventure continues past old-fashioned cannon balls and through the infamous interrogation rooms before we cross the notorious Bridge of Sighs, ending the tour and completing our treasure hunt.

Duration2 Hours
Day 8

Venice City Centre Hotel to Venice Airport - Private Transfer

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Train tickets in 2nd class between cities 
  • 7 nights' moderate and first class accommodations 
  • Rome 1 Day City Hop-On, Hop-Off passes
  • Vatican Treasure Hunt private excursion
  • Florence with the Kids: Discover the City private excursion
  • Cooking Class with Kids small group excursion
  • Venice Treasure Hunt private excursion

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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