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, Elizabetta, 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.
VENICE EXCLUSIVE FAMILY TOUR PACKAGE
4 Day Fun-Filled Private Vacation. Experience Venice and Her Top Islands Beyond the Tourist Tracks. Expose your family to the magical world of Venice, the Italian city built on 117 small island, where bridges take the place of streets. Go beyond the well-worn tourist track to discover the secrets of this unique city. Venice exclusive family tour package inspires a sense of wonder and enrich understanding. Stay away from the crowds. Discover the authentic City of Canals through the eyes of an expert kid-friendly local guide at your side. Enjoy the glassblowing and lace-making arts of Murano and Burano. Learn about the city’s rich legacy of gondola and the tradition of Venetian masks. Children will remember Venice watery wonderland as an open-air museum full of timeless treasures. And because we take care of your arrival and departure transfers, you won’t waste precious vacation time dealing with logistics, giving you more free time to explore this magical city on your own!
Venice Exclusive Family Tour Package is private and there are no set departure dates. This sample family themed itinerary can be customized to suit your needs and dreams. You have the flexibility to choose your accommodation level, add extra nights or sites as you desire. Let us know if you would like to visit a site or place that is not mentioned in the itinerary. Our family vacation planners develop personalized itineraries that focus on what you want to see. Contact us to start creating your private bespoke trip.
Venice, Murano, and Burano.
Private/ Independent/ Family-Friendly/ Educational/ Easy-Paced/ Outdoor Adventures.
FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE DATES
Tour packages are customized for private travel according to your preferences and schedule.
TRIP AT A GLANCE
Venice – Welcome to the Floating City of Venice!
Venice – Ghosts, Historical Anecdotes & Fun Curiosities
Walking Tour at Sunset
Venice – Experience the Essence of Venice by Land & Water
Walking Tour combined with Water Taxi Ride
Venice – Venice Top Islands Family Adventure
Murano and Burano Walking Tour
Venice – Your family’s unforgettable vacation ends. Arrivederci!
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. After time to settle in, 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 through the most haunted city on earth. Stroll through old narrow alleyways, mysterious canals, and haunted passageways. Your guide unravels age-appropriate-old ghost stories that would capture your children 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 free to do as you please.
What is included: 2hrs Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide.
Day 2 Venice – Experience the Essence of Venice
Private Guided Venice Walking Tour combined with Private Guided Water Taxi Ride
Expose your family to the real Venice that lies just out of reach of most visitors. Stay away from the crowds. Experience the best that the city has to offer from the water and by land. This eye-opening experience includes a one hour cruise along the canals combined with a one hour off the beaten path stroll. Your guide leads you through the most authentic areas showing you the city that belongs to the locals. Learn about the amazing history of this unique, maze-like city of canals, walkways, and slowly sinking palaces. Soak up the views and charming atmosphere of Venice from a privileged perspective. Sit back, relax, float along historic canals, and gaze upon its wonders from the comfort of a private water taxi. 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: 2hrs Combination Walking and Boat Tour of Venice led by Licensed Local Guide. – 1-hour Walking Tour and 1-hour Water Taxi Ride –
Day 3 Venice – Venice Top Islands Family Adventure
Private Guided Murano and Burano Walking Tour
Expose your family to art, history, and traditions. This morning meet your expert kid-friendly local guide for on an exciting outdoor adventure. Discover, enjoy, and experience the art of glassblowing 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. Watch skilled artisans mold glass masterpieces. Learn why Murano is the center of the Italian glassmaking art since 1291. 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 priceless insider recommendations for child-friendly restaurants. Rest of the day free to do as you please.
What is included: 5hrs Murano and Burano Walking Tour led by Licensed Local Guide.
Day 4 Your family's unforgettable tour package ends. Arrivederci!
Private Departure Transfer to Venice Airport or Venice Railway Station.
What is included: Transfer by Water Taxi.
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 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. 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 Venice Exclusive 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 Venice Exclusive 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 Venice Exclusive 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 Venice Exclusive 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.
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.
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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.Robert C. Vogelsang
Having a private guide was a welcome luxury at the very busy Vatican Museums and the Coliseum. Our guide was Lucia who had great English and was very knowledgeable and interesting.Maire Murphy
We appreciate the service you provided. While it was expensive, it was worth it. The skip the line feature at the Vatican and Coliseum was quite the time and sanity saver. We had our 4 and 6 year olds with us and we knew they would have a limited amount of energy for sightseeing. We didn’t want to waste it in line. Plus, it was quite fun walking past all the people who had stood in line for 2 hours. We only had 2 full days to spend in Rome and would not have seen and done as much as we did without our tour guide. Our guide was Catia and she was wonderful. She was patient with our kids. She was very personable. She gave us a background and history of the places we visited and pointed out things regular sightseers wouldn’t notice. We enjoyed our time spent with her immensely. At one point, our 4 year old was tired and cranky and hungry for Nutella. Catia remembered there was a place nearby that had a Nutella pizza and called ahead to confirm. That pizza was probably our kids’ favorite meal in Italy and it averted a major meltdown. We were appreciative of Catia’s thoughtfulness.
It’s difficult with small children on a regular tour as they have their own special needs and pacing, but having a private tour with Nancy Aiello was the way to make everyone happy.
I would most definitely recommend Nancy Aiello Tours to my family and friends. We saw and experienced more than we would have in Rome than under any other circumstance. We were quite pleased with the experience.
I googled Rome for children and you were recommended in several travel sites and blogs. We looked at your website and saw that a couple of your tours looked exactly what we wanted.
Thank you. We were very pleased.Marisa Coll