I had been working with another touring agency for two weeks and was continually frustrated that I was getting no where in defining costs, which was important for our budget. They made an initial excellent recommendation about seeing Florence first, but that was it. After 2 weeks, I gave up and searched the web, finding your company among others. The description of your agency and the length of time in business was what made me send an initial inquiry. Within 24 hours, not only had you detailed an itinerary to work from, you had all the costs associated with it! The promptness and detail was what won me over immediately. Rachel was excellent and accommodating to work with. Not only were the initial planning emails detailed and the final reservations easy, your organization followed through wonderfully on every aspect. The drivers were courteous and careful, and dressed in suits and ties even in the hot Italian weather (we encouraged them to lose the coat and tie to be more comfortable). Our drive from Pisa to Rome was especially memorable due to the driver’s congeniality; we even invited him to eat with us. As an opera singer, he regaled us with some of his work and our young daughter reciprocated with her own version of Sunrise, Sunset.
The tour guide in Florence, Elisabetta, was energetic, extremely knowledgeable with a masters in Art History and who was also sensitive to our kid’s needs to stop for a drink or some gelato. Again, we asked her to join us for lunch where we could converse some more. Our stop at her favorite gelato shop resulted in us going there 3 more times before leaving Florence. If it wasn’t so hot, we could have gone on for several more hours.
Our tour guide in Rome, Linda, was great; with children of her own, she was sensitive to my son and daughter. She moved at a quicker pace, skipping over some things to get at areas or topics that would be more interesting for the kids.
The cost of the tour seemed expensive to us at first and is why we deleted some things from our original plan. However, after being with the quality of individuals assigned to us, we think that the value for the money is worth it. We will not hesitate to book with you again or to recommend you to friends planning trips to Italy.
Thank you for helping make our trip to Italy memorable and enjoyable. Please feel free to use this letter or any part of it as testimonial on your website.
PRIVATE TOURS OF TUSCANY WITH KIDS
Iconic, intimate and full of history Tuscany is an enchanting place to explore as a family. A great place where history meets natural beauty creating the perfect mix for an exciting and relaxing family vacation in Italy. Delve into the sights and sounds of Tuscany and have outright fun! Stunning hilltop villages, fairytale scenery, cultural highlights, and food to die for make this region a great child-friendly Italy destination. Go beyond the well-worn tourist track to discover the secrets of this magical land, from the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa to family-friendly Chianti wine tours. The list of kid-friendly things to do in Tuscany are endless. Experts in custom travel itineraries, we design Tuscany family tours that educate and engage adults and kids. Our luxury travel advisors work with families of all sizes and ages to create memory-making experiences. Whatever your interests are our age-appropriate itineraries go a little off the grid and are fun for all.
Tuscany is celebrated for its clear light and cobblestone villages, its historic castles and its abbeys set amid olive trees fields. Yet the Tuscany you discover when exploring is even more magical. It is a land where colors take on a new depth and brilliance. Pastel-colored hamlets dazzle against an amazing blue sky and golden-stone farmhouses are tucked into orchards and vineyards ripe with fruit. Set off through gnarled olive trees and hillsides to discover the essence of Tuscany. Walk through wine country, hike under the walled town of Lucca, and climb to fortresses and medieval villages deep in the Val d’Orcia. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites or go off the beaten path for exciting discoveries! In addition, Tuscany is home to great Italian chefs, Michelin starred restaurants, and wining and dining is certainly a draw for adults. Nevertheless, the regional bounty of fresh ingredients and attention to great cooking means there is also plenty of delicious food for younger palates, as well.
Whether you are looking for a family vacation dedicated to art, nature, culture or relaxation, Tuscany is a treasure house of classic sights and experiences that offers something for everyone! No matter what time of year you visit. Indeed, you can easily spend a week in this varied region relaxing, flitting from one lovely town to another, feasting on good wine and food. Finally yet importantly, from farmhouses to hotels, kid-friendly accommodations triumph in this welcoming Italy destination. And if you want to splurge, the Tuscan countryside is dotted with castles, villas, ancient convents, transformed into luxury hotels that are perfect for upscale families. With a wide variety of hotels and an extensive to do list, our Italy based trip planners can offer their expert advice and make your Tuscany family vacation, a truly unforgettable one.
All our Tuscany family tours are private enriching travel experiences that all ages will enjoy. Grab your family for a fun-filled vacation! Tuscany makes a memorable and welcoming holiday for families with kids of any age. There are loads of things to see to keep everyone entertained. There are Cinque Terre villages to hike and Lucca’s city walls to cycle. Venture into the hilltop town of San Gimignano and learn the story behind its towers. Travel to Pisa to discover why the Leaning Tower leans. Kids who love fantasy stories enjoy Siena historic treasures. Indulge in a Tuscan feast as you savor the flavor of Chianti. Experience Val d’Orcia the quintessential landscape of Tuscany set of The Gladiator movie. Hit the streets of Renaissance Pienza and savor its delicacies. Our Tuscany family tours are customized to suit each family’s schedules and can depart from Florence, Siena, and any other Tuscan towns. Be inspired by our collection of Tuscany family tours below or let us create your own itinerary from scratch. Contact our family vacation planners for trip ideas, itineraries, and destination details for traveling Tuscany with children.