Rome, Tuscany, and Venice become your entrance into ways of the Old World during your custom-tailored Italy family tour embracing tradition. Enjoy an immersion into the timeless history of ancient ruins and sophisticated art, fabled cuisine, and grand architecture. Follow in the footsteps of gladiators and discover a medieval town standing on a soaring stone bluff. Uncover clues to the secrets of the Doge’s Palace and witness the grandeur of Michelangelo’s David. Bask in the tranquility of Tuscany’s...
Rome – Arrive in Charming Rome with an Immersive Ancient History Tour
Rome is a fascinating city combining the eternal splendor of an empire with the evolving ambiance of the contemporary culture surrounding the banks of the Tiber River. Ponte Sant’Angelo crosses over the waterway connecting the heart of the ancient city with the former edges in front of the scenic Castle Sant’Angelo. The bridge was originally erected in the 2nd century and Bernini decorated the walkway with the 10 angel figures continuing to stand above the rushing Tiber waters. Your flight lands at Fiumicino Airport where your private transfer greets the family upon arrival.
The streets bustle with life around the boutique shops on Via Cola di Rienzo and the artisan studios in the chic neighborhood of Monti. After taking time to settle into the comforts of your accommodation, your guide greets the family in the hotel lobby for an introductory tour of Ancient Rome. The grand arena was a gift to the people of Rome inaugurated in 80 AD with a capacity of holding up to 50,000 spectators.
The Hypogeum reveals a hidden wonder of the labyrinth once confined beneath the wooden arena floor where gladiators trained. The arena contained 36 separate trap doors used during tournaments, games, and shows for special effects adding to the luster of events. The family has the special opportunity of going to the top of the Colosseum on the third level providing a fabulous panorama of the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine reflecting the marvels of the empire’s preserved legacy.
Rome – Enjoy a Rome Walking Tour and Explore the Vatican’s Museums
Tuscany - Discover Orvieto’s Historic Streets en route to Val di Pesa
Tuscany – Relish a Pasta-Making Class, Olive Oil Tasting, and Castle Dinner
Tuscany – Find the Artistic, Political, and Architectural History of Florence
Venice – Travel to Venice for a Gondola Tour and St. Mark’s Square Outing
Venice – Search for Clues at the Doge’s Palace and Craft a Venetian Mask
Venice – Depart for Home
- Relish the artistic intrigue of Florence while visiting the Accademia for Michelangelo’s famous sculpture of David
- Sample delicious olive oil while indulging in the marvelous flavors of hand-made pasta on a Tuscan farm with a private family-friendly cooking class
- Discover the serene canals of Venice with a gondola ride introducing you to the grandeur of La Serenisima
- Enjoy the art of making a traditional Venetian mask for Carnival with over 60 features deriving from the Commedia dell’Arte
- Bask in the grand characteristics of the Pantheon in Rome celebrated for its remarkable architectural design and noble tombs
- Witness the opulent work of Michelangelo inside the St. Peter’s Basilica in the form of the mesmerizing Pietà
- Experience the marvels of Ancient Rome on a private walking tour taking you to the newly refurbished top of the Colosseum for a panoramic view
- Uncover clues to a hidden mystery inside the Doge’s Palace in Venice where magnificent frescoes, elaborate apartments and the Staircase of the Giants decorate the opulent and secret galleries
- Enter the hidden chambers of Palazzo Vecchio for incredible frescoes depicting the Medici family and a room full of immersive period costumes
Your 8-day Italy family tour is an immersive adventure into Roman antiquity and the warm culture of Tuscany, the opulent lives of Venetian nobles and the lavish artwork of the Florentine Renaissance. The heritage of history becomes tangible embracing the past for its rich differences highlighting the ways in which contemporary life has evolved. Your remarkable exploration takes you to the iconic cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice while leading the family away from the crowds for intimate experiences unveiling the complexities and intricacies of Italy, sure to capture the imaginations of children of all ages.
Rome is the capital of Italy and foundational in the Western World’s cultural emergence. Two nights in the captivating city lets the family become deeply involved in the majesty of antique art decorating ancient architecture surrounding the modern pace of the people. Explore the Colosseum and Roman Forum for a different perspective on the ancient world and its preserved architectural integrity. Traverse the streets of the historic city center where Baroque, Renaissance, and ancient beauty combine. Discover the immeasurable grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum, home to works by Raphael, da Vinci, Giotto, and Michelangelo.
Tuscany possesses an engrossing spirit emanating from the treasured rolling hills and cypress trees. Three days surrounded by the charms of vineyards, and olive orchards provide you access to the Umbria. Umbria is known for its sensational cathedral and ancient foundations, in addition to celebrated flavors of Tuscany’s regional cuisine. Make pasta from scratch under the guidance of a traditionalist chef, and sample olive oil pressed on a local orchard. Enjoy dinner in a historical castle and witness the marvels of the Renaissance in Florence. Whether visiting the Accademia to view Michelangelo’s David or wandering through Palazzo Vecchio in search of a hidden chamber filled with frescoes, the city embodies the gorgeous essence of Tuscany.
Venice contains countless stories trickling through the canals and legends spreading from the domes of St. Mark’s Cathedral. Two nights in the captivating city allows the family time to explore the waterways on a traditional gondola and uncover the mysteries of St. Mark’s Square. Find secret rooms filled with magnificent mysteries in the Doge’s Palace and capture the opulence of Carnival when crafting handmade masks in the fashion of the Commedia dell’Arte. Stroll alongside the Grand Canal, wander over the iconic footbridges and dine at friendly restaurants overlooking the lapping water for a complete understanding of the fascinating city.
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$2,195 per person (excluding international flights)
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