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Overall experience: terrific, would highly recommend
Booking process: most grateful for thorough, timely responses and attention to detail. felt completely well prepared for our tours before we left.
Tour experience: simply amazing. made all the difference in our trip to have participated in these tours. cinzia was a MARVELOUS tour guide; not only was her expertise astounding and her storytelling riveting, but she did a simply phenomenal job of catering to our group, which included some adults who were very interested in the subject matter, two four-year-olds with limited understanding of what they were seeing (and jet lag, and tired little legs), and some distracted parents! she met every single one of us at our own level, with grace and good humor, and made rome so magical for us all. our kids gave her big hugs at the end our last tour and later told us they missed her. i was amazed after we got home to hear my son recounting the stories she shared with us, and for my daughter to be able to point out symbols and images we had learned about at the vatican museums. cinzia was just wonderful and i cannot have imagined our trip without her wonderful guidance!
Would strongly recommend nancy aiello tours to family and friends, and will look into you again should we book more travel!
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Thank you again so very much and please send our best wishes and gratitude to cinzia!
4 Day Fun-Filled Private Luxury Vacation. Experience the Best of Rome and the Vatican City Your Way. Expose your family to the storied history of the Eternal City on this child-friendly itinerary with a luxury twist. Rome highlights luxury family tour package will take in all top attractions with your private kid-friendly guide and driver. Plus, your inside visits feature VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines!
Travel back to the days of Emperors and Gladiators. Discover the Rome of the Popes. This experiential travel experience offers the right mix of sightseeing and leisure time to explore on your own.
Rome Highlights Luxury Family Tour Package is 100% private with no set departure dates. This sample family themed itinerary can be customized or altered in almost any way. Our family vacation planners are experts at developing personalized itineraries. Contact us to have a custom-designed Italy family vacation arranged just for you.
Rome and the Vatican City.
Private/ Independent/ Family-Friendly/ Educational/ Easy-Paced/ Skip the Line.
FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE DATES
Tour packages are customized for private travel according to your preferences and schedule.
TRIP AT A GLANCE
Rome – Welcome to the Eternal City of Rome!
Rome – Top Squares and Fountains
Historical Chauffeured Tour at Sunset
Rome – Rome – Best of Ancient Rome, Colosseum and the Undergrounds of St. Clemente
Skip the Line Chauffeured Tour of Old Rome Historical Sights
Rome – Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica
Skip the Line Walking Tour of the Vatican City with One Way Transfer
Your family’s unforgettable tour package ends. Arrivederci!
Day 1 Rome - Welcome to the Eternal City of Rome!
Private Rome Airport Transfer
Upon arrival at Rome airport you are transferred by private a/c deluxe vehicle to your hotel. Rest for a bit before going exploring the magic side of Rome at sunset.
What is included: Transfer by a/c Deluxe Vehicle.
Private Guided Chauffeured Rome City Tour at Sunset
Drive through the heart of the city to discover vibrant squares, quirky streets, magic fountains, and unusual talking statues. In the company of your expert kid-friendly local guide and driver explore the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and Navona Square. Stop for in-depth discoveries, best photo ops and a gelato break. A fun experiential learning experience to get a feel for the city and our warm welcome to Rome! The leisurely-paced private family tour ends with insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants to continue your dinner arrangements. Evening free to do as you please.
What is included: 3hrs Chauffeured Tour led by Licensed Local Guide and Driver.
Day 2 Rome – Best of Ancient Rome, Colosseum and the Undergrounds of St. Clemente
Private Guided Chauffeured Skip the Line Tour of Old Rome Historical Sights
Expose your family to the sites and mythological tales of the ancient world. Explore the archaeological heart of Rome an amazing layer cake of ruins. Meet your expert kid-friendly local guide and driver for an eye-opening 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 Roman daily life. Explore the legendary Palatine Hill where the Emperors built their amazing palaces. Grab some gelato in the Capitoline Hill terrace which offers a glimpse of daily Roman life. The secret underground world lying beneath Rome is home to many surprises! Learn why Rome is called archaeological lasagna. Descend into the underground excavations of the Basilica of St. Clemente. This 12th-century Basilica is an off the beaten path fun archaeological layer cake which showcases different slices of history. 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 Chauffeured Tour led by Licensed Local Guide and Driver with Reservations and Tickets to Skip the Line at the Colosseum.
Day 3 Rome – Vatican 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 guide leads you through to the Vatican Museums home of one of the most astonishing art collection in the world to reveal the secret stories 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 tour concludes in St. Peter’s Square where you can admire Bernini’s amazing optical illusion. 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 3hrs Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide with Reservations and Tickets to Skip the Line at the Vatican.
Day 4 Your family's unforgettable tour package ends. Arrivederci!
Private Departure Transfer to Rome Airport or Rome Railway Station.
What is included: Transfer by a/c Deluxe Vehicle.
PRIVATE TOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
MEALS & DRINKS
TIPS & GRATUITIES (Optional)
ANYTHING NOT EXPRESSLY MENTIONED AS INCLUDED
We offer you the opportunity to associate any type of property to this land package and customize it as you wish. Choosing the right hotel 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 a kid-friendly hotel that fit your needs. Speak to someone who’s been there.
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 € 1,500 per day for a family of four (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 travel arrangements you decide to include.
Can the Rome Highlights Luxury 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 design bespoke itineraries and private Italy travel experiences. Our comprehensive itineraries are customized to each traveler and are private. We do not use canned, one size fits all approaches. We do not offer group tours. We do not work with fixed itineraries. We do not have set group departure dates. Instead, 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 Rome Highlights Luxury 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 Rome Highlights Luxury 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 Rome Highlights Luxury 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 the 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.
Can we enter the Sistine Chapel without going through the entire Museum?
The Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums and it is not available separately. One must follow through the entire route of the Museums before entering the Sistine Chapel, which is located on the far end from the Museums entrance. Therefore, the Sistine Chapel located near the end of a long one-way itinerary inside the Museums can only be visited as part of the Vatican tour.
When our private family Vatican tour is over will we be able to visit the grottos or climb the Dome?
Absolutely. This private tour ends in St Peter’s Square, which is a very convenient location to leave for gelato, visit the Vatican bookstore and the Vatican post office, continue to the Vatican Grottoes, where the Papal tombs are, or climb to the Dome. Your guide will be happy to point you in the right direction.
Do you do Scavi tours under the Vatican?
St.Peter’s Necropolis sometimes just called the Scavi or Excavations, which contains tombs dating from the origins of Christianity are organized by the Vatican itself. They accept applications and confirm the tour only the day before. Unless you are planning an extended stay in Rome, you will have trouble arranging this tour. This 90 min. tour into the Excavations of the Necropolis underneath St. Peter’s must book well in advance. You need to email them directly at [email protected] Please keep in mind that children under 11 are not allowed.
Is food allowed inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel?
You are not allowed to consume food and drink inside the Museums, except in designated places such as the cafeteria.
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Our overall experience was very positive. The booking process was excellent. Everyone at Nancy Aiello tours was extremely responsive to all of our questions (even those unrelated to the tours!). The tours were excellent as well. Samuel did a great job with our tour in Venice. Filippo, who led our tours in Rome, was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable, organized and gracious – and he did a tremendous job of engaging our boys in the tours. He enhanced our experiences in Rome beyond description. I would absolutely recommend Nancy Aiello Tours to our family and friends.
I would be happy to put a review on TripAdvisor. Our overall experience couldn’t have been better. Ann was very helpful through the booking process, and very prompt in her response to my queries both before booking and before the first tour. We couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide in Cinzia. She was wonderfully engaging with our boys and was really able to capture their interest, especially in the more difficult Vatican Tour. My husband and I really learned a lot as well! It was especially great to have her for both tours, the continuity really helped. I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Nancy Aiello to my friends. I found you quite by accident when I was researching family tours in Italy. I believe you have a link on a website Ciaobambino. Thank you again for a delightful experience for my family.