In addition to visiting the highlights of Italy, we have organized this trip to consider the needs of families, offering an enjoyable pace and set of activities that engage children and adults alike, and a good balance between planned events and free exploration. Embark on a truly exciting, enjoyable, and educational immersion for the whole family!
Join us for a zoom info session on Wednesday January 18th at 6:30pm PST to learn more.
Topic: Classic Italy Family Trip- Info Session
Time: Jan 18, 2023 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Fly from the US to Venice, Italy
Upon arrival in Venice, a private driver will pick you up at the airport to bring you to your hotel in Venice. You will have time to rest before meeting your guide and other travelers for a welcome talk and dinner. Overnight in Venice
This morning we will show you the best kept secrets in Venice including hidden artistic masterpieces and off-the-path architectural wonders. Our guide today, a PhD art historian- who is also lots of fun! - will take us off the beaten path to discover this magical city. Overnight in Venice.
You will have time this morning to continue exploring Venice on your own. After lunch, we will transfer to a charming inn in the Tuscan countryside where you can unwind and enjoy the pool and beautiful vistas. We will enjoy a delicious Tuscan dinner at the resort tonight. Overnight in Tuscan countryside.
Today we will take in the great wonders of Florence. Florence is blessed with world-famous art, culture, history, and architecture -- all of which can be enjoyed by simply roaming its streets and public places. Enjoy a gelato as you stroll the famous Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. Our local guide will also give us an unforgettable introduction to this essential city. Overnight in Tuscan countryside.
Today we will visit the quaint walled city of Lucca. We will learn of the city’s many legends and medieval past. The city is still surrounded by impressive stone walls constructed in the 1500’s. We will have a chance to travel around the city walls on a family friendly bike ride. Overnight in Tuscan countryside.
Today we will transfer to Rome with stops along the way. We will visit the beautiful crumbling city of Civita Bagnoregio. We will also visit the Sacro Bosco, often called the Park of Monsters. This 16th century garden is filled with sculptures that will delight both adults and children. You will have time on your own in Rome this afternoon to begin exploring. Overnight in Rome.
Once called Caput Mundi (capital of the world), Rome has been inhabited for at least 10,000 years and became the center of the civilized world after the fall of ancient Greece. Rome has never changed – it has only grown over itself a thousand times. Our fun and informative guide, who will show you some of the city’s greatest attractions including the Colosseum. After, we will visit a gladiator school where the children (and adults) can “train” as a gladiator. Overnight in Rome.
Today we will make our way to Southern Italy starting with a visit to Pompeii. The ancient Roman settlement that was destroyed in A.D. 79 by the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius and remained covered in thick protective ash until its excavation began at the end of the 1700s. After the visit, you will be transferred to your hotel just outside Sorrento where you will spend the next two nights. Overnight near Sorrento.
This morning we will enjoy a boat ride to the fabled island of Capri. While on Capri we will drive up the unforgettable winding road to Anacapri, a picturesque town of 5,000 that somehow clings to the mountainside. Those wanting to reach the very top of the island can take a fun chairlift to Capri’s highest point, Monte Solaro - 1,926 feet above sea level. Overnight near Sorrento.
We will enjoy our last day together with a walking tour along the greatest avenues of Naples with an experienced and entertaining local guide. The grandiosity of this city’s countless royal buildings and grand churches is a great surprise to the first-time visitor. We will also visit the Archelogical Museum of Naples where you will see all the most important discoveries from Pompeii. Overnight in Naples.
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or extend your trip with a private family extension.
2 nights in Venice
3 nights in Tuscan countryside
2 nights in Rome
2 nights near Sorrento
1 night in Naples
Total 10 nights – 11 days
$3,395 per person (20-30 travelers, double occupancy)
$3,275 per person (30-40 travelers, double occupany)
*250 discount on one fare for 3rd person staying in a triple room
Single supplement: Call for price
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