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Italy for Families: Rome to Venice

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,133

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$ 2,133

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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
Accommodation

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

Experience the magical sights of Rome aboard double decker buses! The Open Tour pass allows you to hop on/off the bus at any of the 10 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: Via Ludovisi/Via Veneto, Barberini Square/Trevi Fountain, Termini Station (5 minutes break), S. Maria Maggiore, Colosseum, Circo Massimo/Bocca della Verita, Marcello's Theatre/Venezia Square, Vatican City, S. Angelo's Bridge and the Via Del Tritone/Trevi's Fountain (Saturday and pre-holidays until 3.00pm - Not Operate on Sunday).

Duration10 Hours
Day 3

Colosseum Treasure Hunt

This tour will begin at one of the most beautiful monuments of Rome-the Colosseum! Admire ancient Rome's iconic accomplishment, a perfect backdrop for a family photo! Learn about the gladiator games and the wild animal hunts as you walk through this 2000-year-old landmark of Rome. Then, climb your way up to the second tier of the Colosseum where you can imagine the deafening applause during the bloody games. Pretend to catch a glimpse of the Emperor as he decided the fate of the poor souls in the arena fighting for their lives. Our final stop leads us to the remains of the temple of ancient history's most famous character, Julius Gaius Caesar. Explore the Roman Forum up, down and around to discover the final clues and finish up your hunt to solve the last mysteries. All children will receive a prize at the end of the tour!

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

Florence with Kids: Discover the City

On this special tour, the specialized guide will engage kids and teenagers through fascinating 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 center. Starting with a pleasant stroll from the Piazza della Republica, children will be amazed by the discovery of the old system of the Roman city from which began the history of Florence. Then, you continue to the ancient and colorful Straw Market to see the famous bronze pig of Florence. Admire the view over the Arno River and the picturesque Ponte Vecchio, before reaching Piazza della Signoria and the dominating famous Palazzo Vecchio. Adults will enjoy the wonders of a true outdoor museum while the kids will be captivated by stories of secret passages, vanished churches, navigators and great artists. Proceed to the neighborhood of Dante Alighieri and be fascinated by the romantic stories and the magic of the medieval center and where children will also meet Pinocchio, the most famous wooden puppet in the world. Take a break and enjoy the taste a real homemade gelato. Finally reach the religious center of the city and admire the cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi's Dome, the Baptistery and the elegant Bell Tower. This tour includes a 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, Tiramisu 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 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:

Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays

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
  • Colosseum 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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