Med cruises dock in Venice around lunch time giving your family a day and a half to experience the city and the magical islands of Murano and Burano with fun. Enhance your cruise vacation with a kid-friendly Venice shore excursion created just for families.  A little history and a bit of mystery, a little culture and a lot of exciting stories to keep the children interested.
Make your Venice family cruise holiday an adventure of a lifetime. Venice Family Tour Package is best for families with kids who want to get the most out of their Venice family shore trip.
Spend the first afternoon exploring Venice best attractions that hide mysteries and creepy facts. Discover Venice haunting legends and best kept secrets at family pace. On this fun filled ghost themed private guided walk your personable local guide introduces the whole family to Venice history unraveling centuries-old ghost stories that would be appropriate to your children age and capture their imagination. A captivating journey full of surprises through Venice major highlights and a hidden Venice made of old narrow alleyways, mysterious canals and haunted passageways that will intrigue, engage, and excite children of all ages.
Venice with surprises around every corner and across every bridge is a place of history, art and mystery and the ghosts of the past. If you bring children to Venice you really owe it to them to make Venice magical and this is the fun tour that does it! Specifically developed for wizard families with a sense of adventure this walk covers architectural gems and follies lost in the backstreets of Venice while learning intriguing and spooky facts you won’t find in any guidebook. From St. Mark Square to the famous or infamous Bridge of Sighs this exciting family tour keeps your children happily interested and actively involved. In tune with the theme of intrigue and mystery you pass through a side of the city less known to tourists. Discover the hidden side of Venice as you hear legends of the past, entertaining and spooky stories which your guide shares with humor, knowledge and passion. The leisurely paced private family tour ends with priceless insider information and connections from a true Venetian. Your guide is happy to provide you with recommendations for child friendly places to eat.
On your second day enjoy a fun-filled private guided Venice trip to Murano and Burano. Islands’ hopping in Venice is a favorite family friendly excursion to give kids a combination of history and behind the scenes action experience. Venice and its lagoon are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Enjoy views of Venice as you cross the lagoon by the typical Venetian vaporetto public water bus. Learn from your personable local guide about the islands cultural heritage and secrets. Discover the history of glassblowing and lace-making old traditions of Murano and Burano. An exciting outdoor adventure for parents and kids alike.
Murano is comprised of five tiny islands linked together. The island looks very similar to Venice only the feel is much quieter and more relaxed. Charming architecture, canals and bridges make it a lovely place to stroll about and it is exciting crossing the bridge over the Canal Grande of Murano to wander among the palaces and convents that witnessed many of Casanova exotic adventures.
Learn about the history of glassblowing in Murano. It is captivating for children discover local artisan traditions and see first-hand glass being blown into vases, glasses and baubles. Watch a master glassmaker fire and shape molten glass into a masterpiece and learn about the ancient art of glass-making. The whole family will be introduced to the secrets of glass-blowing and discover why Venice is famous for its glassware!
The picturesque Burano is a series of several different islands that are all linked with bridges. This colorful island is a tiny fishing village with a tradition of brightly painted small houses in different colors so the fishermen can spot them from the lagoon. You see fishermen and farmers arrive in their boats to set up a picturesque floating market. Considered a Venice in miniature it is also world renowned for its century old lace making industry using techniques inspired by the making of fishing nets. Today you can still see little old ladies that hand-made lace. Home to the antique art tradition of lace Burano is also home to a bell tower that over the years has started to lean. It may not be the Leaning Tower of Pisa but children will enjoy catching glimpses of the leaning Bell Tower. The leisurely paced private family tour ends with priceless insider information and connections from a true Venetian. Contact us to enjoy Venice and beyond with your kids.

* Private Guided Shore Trip
* Licensed Professional Guide
* Explore the Backstreets of Hidden Venice
* Entertaining and Informative Ghost Stories, Legends and Little-Known Facts about Venice
* Venice Ghost & Fun Tour Length: 3hrs
* Best Photo Opps
* Murano
* Burano
* Murano & Burano  Islands Tour Length: 5hrs
* Best Photo Opps

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Guide Venice Family Tour Package

* Cruise Ship Meet & Greet Service

When entering churches always ensure that you dress appropriately, no shorts or sleeveless dresses. By not being properly attired you run into the risk of being denied entry.

To enhance the experience, Nancy Aiello Tours suggests children’s books so that you can prepare for the tour.

Those traveling between November and March may wish to bring rubber boots in preparation for Venice’s acqua alta (high water).

Can I join a group tour?

Unfortunately this is not a service we offer. Nancy Aiello Tours specializes in individual and family private tours. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form small groups. Our private tours mean that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Your private tour is tailored to your individual needs and interests so everyone can ask questions and get the most from a new experience.

Where do we meet our private Venice tour guide?

Your tour guide meets you at a central easy-to-reach Venice location T.B.A. holding a sign with your name in. Full details provided upon booking.

Do you offer suggestions for kid-friendly restaurants in Venice?

Yes. Your private local guide provides personalized attention and on tour is glad to suggest a suitable spot for quick snack and/or lunch. You will have several options to fit your budget, tastes and whether or not you want to sit or eat on the go.

Are tips included?

Tips are optional and not included in your tour price, but are a nice way of showing satisfaction for good service.

Do you provide a refund if my cruise ship cannot make it into port?

We will honor a refund if your cruise line does not come into port due to severe weather, mechanical problems or political unrest. However, you will be charged 100% for any admission tickets pre-purchased on your behalf.