DISCOVER ITALY FAMILY TOUR PACKAGE

9 Day Fun-Filled Private Journey to Experience Venice, Florence, Rome and the Vatican. Expose your kids to the wonders of Italy and ignite their curiosity by visiting the most famous landmarks. Bring your family to classic Italy and go off the beaten path to smaller towns along the way! Exciting explorations, educational opportunities, and delightful discoveries await you in Venice, Bologna, Florence, Orvieto, Rome, and the Vatican. Our local experts enrich your understanding of the culture and wonders of each destination. From myth to reality enjoy little-known facts revealed by our expert kid-friendly guides. Plus, your inside visits feature VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines! In addition, you have independent time in each city to explore on your own. And because we take care of your transportation needs, you won’t waste precious vacation time dealing with logistics, giving you more free time to do as you please! You can customize your trip with our selection of kid-friendly hotels matching your personal travel style and budget. You can also personalize this sample itinerary by adding more activities and excursions that will make your vacation exclusively yours. Because we only do private tours, contact us to customize and make changes that suit your timeframe and interests.

PLACES VISITED
Venice, Bologna, Florence, Orvieto, Rome, and the Vatican City.

TRAVEL STYLE
Private/ Independent/ Family-Friendly/ Educational/ Easy-Paced/ Outdoor Adventures/ Skip the Line.

FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE DATES
Tour packages are customized for private travel according to your preferences and schedule.

TRIP AT A GLANCE

DAY 1
Venice – Welcome to the Floating City of Venice!
Arrival Transfer

Venice – Ghosts, Historical Anecdotes & Fun Curiosities 
Walking Tour at Sunset

DAY 2
Venice – Venice Top Islands Family Adventure
Murano and Burano Walking Tour

DAY 3
Venice – Bologna – Florence – Welcome to Florence the Birthplace of Renaissance!
Food Cultural Expedition in Bologna in Search of the Real Bolognese Sauce

DAY 4
Florence – Family Discovery in the Footsteps of Michelangelo
Walking Tour with Skip the Line Accademia Gallery Visit

DAY 5
Florence – Family Adventure in the Renaissance World of Art
Walking Tour with Skip the Line Uffizi Gallery Visit

DAY 6
Florence – Orvieto – Rome – Welcome to the Eternal City of Rome!
Family Adventure through Tuscany and Umbria to Explore the Hill Top Town of Orvieto

DAY 7
Rome – Top Squares, Fountains and Iconic Ancient Sights
Chauffeured Best of Rome Tour with Colosseum Skip the Line Visit

DAY 8
Rome – Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
Skip the Line Walking Tour of the Vatican City with One Way Private Transfer

DAY 9
Rome – Your family’s unforgettable vacation ends. Arrivederci!
Departure Transfer

Day 1 Venice - Welcome to the Floating City of Venice!

Private Venice Airport Arrival Transfer

Upon arrival at Venice Marco Polo airport you are transferred by private a/c deluxe vehicle combined with private water taxi to your hotel. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel then get your family acquainted with the magic side of the city at sunset.

What is included: Transfer by a/c Deluxe Vehicle and Water Taxi.

Private Guided Venice Walking Tour at Sunset

Expose your family to Venice best attractions that hide mysteries and creepy facts. This afternoon meet your expert kid-friendly local guide for a captivating journey full of surprises. Stroll through old narrow alleyways, mysterious canals and haunted passageways. Your guide unravels centuries-old ghost intriguing stories that would be appropriate to your children age and capture their imagination. From St. Mark’s square to the Bridge of Sighs you hear historical anecdotes, quirky stories and little-known facts that you won’t find in any guidebook. A fun experiential learning experience to get a feel for the city and the perfect welcome to magical Venice! The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants to continue your dinner arrangements. Evening as you please.

What is included: 2hrs Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide.

Day 2 Venice – Venice Top Islands Family Adventure

Private Guided Murano and Burano Walking Tour

Expose your family to art, history and local artisan traditions. This morning meet your expert kid-friendly local guide for on an exciting outdoor adventure. Discover, enjoy and experience the art of glass-blowing and lace-making. Travel to the famous islands of Murano and Burano the local way by the typical Venetian vaporetto public water bus. Explore Murano known around the world as the Queen of Glassmaking. Be introduced to the amazing secrets of glass blowing an art passed on from father to son through the centuries. Meet skilled local glass masters in action. See first-hand glass being blown into vases, glasses and baubles. Learn why Venice is so famous for its glassware. Explore Burano a picturesque fishing village with a dazzling array of candy colored houses and bridges. Considered a Venice in miniature this tiny island is known for its century old lace making industry using techniques inspired by the making of fishing nets. The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants to continue your dinner arrangements. Evening as you please.

What is included: 5hrs Murano and Burano Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide.

Day 3 Venice - Bologna - Florence - Welcome to Florence the Birthplace of Renaissance!

Private Guided Sightseeing Transfer to Florence from Venice via Bologna the City of the Kissing Towers and Tortellini!

This morning depart your hotel in Venice by private water taxi to reach Piazzale Roma. Meet your expert family-friendly driver/guide in Venice Piazzale Roma. Enjoy a comfortable sightseeing transfer to your hotel in Florence stopping along the way for 3hrs in the charming town of Bologna. The city a treasure trove of historical sites, is the gastronomical capital of Italy. In fact, Bologna is known as La Grassa aka the Fat One, which refers to the rich local cuisine famed for its tortellini, mortadella and Bolognese sauce. Bologna filled to the brim with Medieval and Renaissance monuments, is home to the oldest university in the western world, and the tradition of ideas is ever present in this thriving city. The driving day is comfortable, interspersed with rest stops and sightseeing. During the scenic journey your driver/guide shares insights about the city highlights with insider anecdotes and knowledge, pointing out top sites as well as hidden treasures showing you a fascinating side of Bologna most tourists never discover. Rest of the day free to do as you please.

What is included: Transfer from hotel in Venice to Venice Piazzale Roma by Water Taxi and 7hrs Chauffeured Tour Transfer to Florence from Venice via Bologna led by Licensed Local Driver/Guide by a/c Deluxe Vehicle.

Day 4 Florence – Family Adventure in the Footsteps of Michelangelo

Private Guided Florence Walking Tour with Skip the Line Accademia Gallery Visit

Expose your family to the stories and legends of Florence’s amazing past. This morning meet your expert kid-friendly local guide for on an exciting discovery walk while hearing the stories and history behind the sights. Learn about the historic city of Michelangelo followed by a skip the line visit of the Academia to face-to-face with the real David, Florence’s most treasured work of art and symbol of the city. Learn about the city’s Roman origins and why Florence became the birthplace of the Renaissance. Live in history while strolling the same cobblestone streets walked by Michelangelo, Leonardo and the Medici family. Meet Michelangelo’s David with priority access at the Academy of Fine Arts. Your guide gets the whole family involved sharing informative stories and little-known secrets behind this famous masterpiece. The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants. Rest of the day free to do as you please.

What is included: 4hrs Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide with Reservations and Tickets to Skip the Line at the Accademia Gallery.

Day 5 Florence – Family Adventure in the Renaissance World of Art

Private Guided Florence Walking Tour with Skip the Line Uffizi Gallery Visit

Expose  your family to an exciting museum experience at the Uffizi. This morning meet your expert kid-friendly local guide for a fun-filled exploration of art. Your guide leads you through the museum where its 45 rooms showcase paintings by artists such as Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian. Your guide shares anecdotes and stories behind the famous masterpieces capturing the interests of the whole family. With this museum experience children will have a clear idea of Renaissance art and will be prepared for a future of invaluable experiences, art related or otherwise. The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants. Rest of the day free to do as you please.

What is included: 3hrs Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide with Reservations and Tickets to Skip the Line at the Uffizi Gallery.

Day 6 Florence - Orvieto- Rome - Welcome to the Eternal City of Rome!

Private Guided Sightseeing Transfer to Rome from Florence via Orvieto the Medieval Town Perched on a Volcanic Plateau.

This morning meet your expert family-friendly driver/guide at your hotel in Florence for an enjoyable and comfortable sightseeing transfer to your hotel in Rome stopping along the way for 2hrs in the walled hill town of Orvieto. The town of Orvieto. located in the Umbria region “the green heart of Italy” offers wonderful surprises including its impressive Cathedral, charming cobblestone lanes lined with artisan shops and slow food trattorias. The driving day is comfortable, interspersed with rest stops and sightseeing. During the scenic journey your driver/guide shares insights about the town highlights with insider anecdotes and knowledge, pointing out top sites as well as hidden treasures showing you a fascinating side of Orvieto most tourists never discover. Rest of the day free to do as you please.

What is included: 6hrs Chauffeured Tour Transfer to Rome from Florence via Orvieto led by Licensed Local Driver/Guide by a/c Deluxe Vehicle.

Day 7 Rome - Top Squares, Fountains and Iconic Ancient Sights

Private Guided Chauffeured Rome Tour with Skip the Line Coliseum Visit

Expose your family to the sites and mythological tales of ancient Rome. This morning meet your expert kid-friendly local guide and driver for an interactive tour where parents and children learn together while having fun. Enjoy privileged entry skipping the line at the Coliseum. Learn about the exciting history of the Colosseum and the entertainments that went on within its walls. Discover the huge Roman Forum the heart of ancient daily life. Grab some gelato in the Capitoline Hill terrace which offers a glimpse of daily Roman life. Visit the Pantheon Rome’s 2000 year old temple of all the gods and find out why are our planets are named after the Roman gods. Discover the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Navona Square and best gelato shops in the historical heart of the Eternal City. The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants to continue your dinner arrangements. Evening as you please.

What is included: 6hrs Chauffeured Tour led by Licensed Local Guide and Driver with Reservations and Tickets to Skip the Line at the Colosseum.

Day 8 Rome – Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

Private Guided Skip the Line Walking Tour of the Vatican City with One Way Private Transfer

Expose your family to the art, history and great stories of the Vatican City. Meet your private driver at your hotel. Transfer to the Vatican City in the comfort of a private deluxe vehicle. After skipping the line your expert kid-friendly local guide leads you through to the Vatican Museums home of one of the most astonishing art collection in the world to reveal the secrets behind the masterpieces you encounter. In the Sistine Chapel gaze in amazement at Michelangelo’s ceiling and understand the Creation of the World. Bypass the crowds once again to enter St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in Christendom. Your guide provides insights into its many religious and art treasures including Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s bronze baldachin. Your Vatican City tour concludes in St. Peter’s Square. The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants. Rest of the day free to do as you please.

What is included: One Way Transfer by a/c Deluxe Vehicle and 4hrs Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide with Reservations and Tickets to Skip the Line at the Vatican.

Day 9 Your family unforgettable vacation ends. Arrivederci!

Private Departure Transfer to Rome Airport.

What is included: Transfer by a/c Deluxe Vehicle.

Options to Enhance Your Private Family Tour Package

This sample family themed itinerary can be customized to suit your needs and dreams i.e. we can substitute other sites or add sites as you desire. This tour package may be personalized in any way such as addition or subtraction of sights or extension into other cities. We can help you create a tour that is focused on what you want to see. Let us know if you would like to visit a site or location that is not mentioned in the itinerary. Pre and post extensions to the tour package are available, as well as various other optional day excursions.

We offer you the opportunity to associate any type of property to this land package and customize it as you wish. Choosing the right hotels for your upcoming vacation can be an overwhelming affair. Our first-hand knowledge enables us to match the perfect accommodation tailored to your itinerary. As part of the trip planning service based on your budget and travel style, we recommend and help you booking kid-friendly hotels that fit your needs.

PRIVATE TOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE

AIRFARES
TRAVEL INSURANCE
ACCOMMODATION
MEALS & DRINKS
PERSONAL EXPENSES
TIPS & GRATUITIES (Optional)
ANYTHING NOT EXPRESSLY MENTIONED AS INCLUDED

Can the Discover Italy Family Tour Package be modified?

The itinerary can be personalized around the ages of your family, your travel dates, activity choices, and other custom preferences. This sample itinerary may be personalized in any way such as addition or subtraction of sights or extension into other cities. Our published tours are intended to serve as a “starting point” for the trip you ultimately end up taking. These sample itineraries are based on our own expertise and firsthand experience. While it is fine to decide to take a trip exactly as it appears on our web site, most people prefer to work with one of our travel experts to create an itinerary that meets their interests and preferences. All our tours can be customized, modified or tweaked. From designing a custom experience from scratch to modifying an existing itinerary, the only limit is your creativity!

How does the trip planning service work?

Our job is to marry your request with our expertise, making sure you end up with a trip that fits your needs. We do not work with fixed itineraries. We do not have set group departure dates. We start from scratch and build the trip you want. You will work with one of our travel specialists to design the vacation of your dreams. To create your personalized itinerary we must be aware of what you want. Once we have a clear sense of your travel style we can start creating your tailor-made itinerary, including hotel preferences, transportation and suggested tours and other special activities at one cost to you. We will refine your tour package until you are 100% satisfied. We are dedicated to working with you to ensure that the final itinerary is exactly what you want. To get started, please fill out our custom trip planning form.

What are the departure dates for the Discover Italy Family Tour Package?

There are no set departure dates. You can depart on whatever day you wish. All of our tours are private and built from scratch, which means that there are not set itineraries nor scheduled departure dates. Our custom tours can be any dates, any place and in any style that you want to travel.

Do you book flights?

We do not book flights.

Are hotels included in the Discover Italy Family Tour Package?

Hotels are NOT included in the tour package. Each person has personal preferences and requirements. As a result, we intentionally do not include any hotels in the itinerary. Nevertheless, as part of the trip planning service, we will help you select and book hotels perfectly tailored to your itinerary.
We believe that where you stay is an integral part of your overall enjoyment of the trip. We understand the importance of staying within your travel budget. With a budget in mind we would be able to recommend a whole variety of accommodations, such as chic boutique hotels, beautiful villas, luxury apartments and more…the choice is yours. Enhance your dream trip with our hotel choices matching your preferences and price range. As there are endless options for you to choose from we are happy to offer our own personalized hotel recommendations.

How do you choose the hotels you recommend?

To ensure that you stay in the best places we have visited hotels all over Italy. We are very selective with our choices. It has taken years of experience to weed out the good hotels from the great, so you can trust that we stand behind the services we recommend. We only choose accommodations where we would wish to stay ourselves. We look for high standards of personal service and attention to detail.

Are meals included in the Discover Italy Family Tour Package?

We understand that local food is an important component of any trip. Everybody has different tastes and we have found that our guests enjoy the spontaneity of discovering restaurants on their own. As a result, we intentionally do not include any meals in the itinerary to allow you the freedom to mix with the locals. Nevertheless, your guide is happy to recommend restaurants and advise on local specialties.

Do we skip the line to enter the major museums and monuments?

Yes. This tour package includes priority-entrance tickets to skip the lines. Your tickets will be pre-booked and prepaid for fast hassle-free entry. Recently due to increased security concerns, new screening procedures were put in place for entry to the popular sites. Due to increased security measures ALL visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors, even those with skip the line access. Because of the security measures, the lines for entry the major attractions may be quite long during peak seasons and holidays. However, no time will be wasted. Your experienced guide will use this time to provide an overview and contextualization for the tour.

How far ahead do I need to book my trip with you?

We are a boutique tour planning company. We do not sell someone else’s trip but we create, plan and run our own luxury journeys. Our philosophy is that we focus on quality rather than quantity therefore, we tend to get booked up very quickly. We encourage you to make your reservation just as early as possible especially, if you are limited to the time period in which you can travel. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. The further in advance you are able to make your arrangements the more likely we can secure the holiday you want. This is especially important if you wish to visit Italy during the busy summer and holiday times. Some holiday periods (Easter and school half term weeks, public holidays and the peak summer months) can get booked up very quickly. If you know you want to travel at this time it is a good idea to contact us at your earliest convenience to ensure the dates of your choice are available.

Do I need travel insurance?

Travel insurance is for your protection in the case of an unforeseen event which delays or prevents travel. Nancy Aiello Tours strongly recommends that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance with many coverage options from basic trip cancellation insurance to full coverage which includes emergency medical assistance. It is very important that you protect your vacation investment in case of trip cancellation/interruption, travel luggage delay or loss of luggage and medical expenses. Travel Insurance gives you peace of mind in safeguarding your investment in the event of a cancellation prior to or during your trip.
A comprehensive travel insurance gives you coverage for unforeseen problems, from a cancelled flight to a serious illness. If an illness, accident, or other covered unforeseen circumstance forces a traveler to cancel or interrupt their plans, they face two major financial losses, money invested in nonrefundable pre-payments, and medical expenses that in many instances may not be covered by health insurance.

Do you combine people to share a tour?

All our tours are private, luxurious, and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups.

Please inquire for a custom quote. The price of our tailor-made private vacations is quoted on an individual basis depending on party size and activity choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.
The type of family trips we plan start at € 1,000 per day for four travelers (excluding airfares). Please keep in mind that every vacation, like every guest, is different. No two are alike, which is why costs can vary a lot and it will depend on the services and arrangements you decide to include.

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