Venice is a city of adventure with a history that speaks to maritime might and the adventures of Marco Polo. Embrace labyrinthine streets and palatial architecture on a tour custom tailored for the family. Enjoy the view from a private tower after traversing a dense garden maze. Craft specialized Venetian masks under the guidance of a master craftsperson. The kids explore Venice on treasure hunts as you bask in the beauty of gilded frescoes and the opulent past of the Republic. When the family...
Venice – A Family in Splendor
Venice is an assortment of hundreds of islands connected by bridges with boats meandering around the canals with ease. Your flight lands at Marco Polo International Airport, where your private transfer awaits the family’s arrival. You have tempted the kids with images of palaces and knights, remarkable naval battles and captivating history. The image of the city comes to you from the shores of the lagoon. The family boards a private vaporetto (ship) with a skipper ready to guide you to the hotel in the heart of the Venice.
The kids point out the gondolas drifting down the narrow canals. You notice the charming cafes lining the cobbled walkways. The vaporetto travels beneath arching bridges and alongside marbled facades, bringing you to the private dock of your hotel, situated in what was once a luxurious palace. The opulence of the palatial structure remains, filling the lobby with period furniture accentuated with modern amenities. After the family settles in, your guide meets you in the lobby, eager to lead you on an introductory tour of the maze-like streets.
Your guide gives the kids the challenge of lion hunting, which means picking out each lion, and winged lions filling the city. The animal is the symbol of St. Mark; it also became the symbol of the city in the 9th century AD. The kids go one step further on their scavenger hunt, connoting whether the book in the paw of the winged lions is closed or open, signifying when the Republic was either at peace or war respectively.
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- Enjoy a delicious gelato tour of Venice during a private treasure hunt that takes you around the cobbled streets of the city
- Wander along the historic canals of Venice during a private family tour of the rich architecture and churches sure to inspire you and the kids
- Embrace a city-wide scavenger hunt that takes you into the depths of the Doge’s Palace looking for particular images of the Venetian Republic
- Craft personalized Venetian masks under the guidance of a traditional mask maker
- Enjoy the opportunity to meander through the labyrinth of a stunning villa garden
- Relish the unique trompe l’oeil frescoes decorating the villas along the Brenta Canal offering three-dimensional images of historic Venetian figures
The marvels of Venice derive from images of gondolas and bulbous church domes, arching bridges, and spectacular glass figures. Your 8-day Venice tour brings history to life for the entire family, turning the charms of Venice and the grandeur of the Republic interactive. You arrive at Marco Polo International Airport where your private transfer meets the family. Your hotel exhibits an opulence of a palatial past in both furniture and gallery trimmings. Your guide meets you at the hotel and whisks the family away on an introductory tour of the city on the lagoon, pointing out the stunning architecture while asking the family to keep an eye out for different types of lions, using the variety of the Venetian character to explain the history of the city.
The next day, you have a half-day guided tour of St. Mark’s Square. The secret galleries and compartments of the Doge’s Palace keep the family’s attention, along with the gilded interior of the basilica. You have the remainder of the day at your leisure to enjoy the streets of Venice. Next, the family travels along the Venetian lagoon to visit the islands, spending most of your time on the walkways of Burano and Murano. Enjoy a sensational glassblowing demonstration on the latter island, which offers a brief history of the rise of Venice’s artists and glass trade. Travel to Padua for a brief visit to the quiet, beautiful city before boarding a boat to cruise the Brenta Canal. Visit a collection of noble villas as you travel east along the historic waterway returning you the lagoon.
Explore the Pisani Villa for artistic opulence and a sensational garden maze. In the afternoon, the family can relax with a picnic in the stunning Giardini Publicci. Bask on the beaches of Lido to enjoy the soft sand, sunlight, and beautiful architecture before partaking in a private mask making class offered in a celebrated artisan craft shop. Next, the family partakes in a treasure hunt around Venice, taking you along the cobbled streets and maze-like design of the city to indulge in its true culture. The hunt continues with a tour of the best gelaterias in Venice, which delights both you and the kids. On your final day, your private transfer meets the family at the hotel and escorts you to Marco Polo Airport for your flight home.
$2,195 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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