(this itinerary was custom designed for a family with 2 children, ages 11 and 8)
Rome – 5 Nights
Skip the Line Ancient Rome & Coliseum￼
You will see the Coliseum inside with skip the line tickets, you will access the 2nd level of the Coliseum for a great tour inside, everybody in the family will learn about the gladiators life and combats, the power of the Senators and Emperors.
Children will learn not only history but also about every day life and your guide use many visual aids like the iPad, Roman coins and the overlay books to see Rome’s past and present. The tour is personalized for your kids in accordance of their age and your guide will engage them and ask questions to help create a memorable & fun tour. From the Coliseum you will go to the Roman Forum and to the Palatine.
￼Early morning Skip the Line Vatican ￼
This is the perfect private Vatican visit while traveling with your children. You will experience the Vatican Museums galleries and Sistine Chapel without the daily crowd and will bypass all the lines.
You will enter the Vatican Museums before the opening of the doors to the general public and see the galleries with a limited number of people. Everybody in the family will be able to appreciate and enjoy the tour. After the visit of the Vatican galleries with their incredible works of art you will reach the Sistine Chapel where you will have some free time to admire and reach afterwards the Basilica of St. Peter, accessing through the special door opened kindly by the Vatican Museums.
This is a 3-hour fun/learning tour where parents & their children can learn without stress of being in the typically large crowd. The Vatican Museums in high season can reach over 25,000 visitors in one day.
With this tour you will have the chance to visit the Vatican Galleries and the Sistine Chapel with a child-friendly guide that will show you the highlights of one of the most beautiful museums in the world before frenzy ensues!
￼Golf Cart Rome Tour ￼
You will be able to access many restricted areas and your guide will drive you around hidden corners and small alleys with historical palaces once inhabited by nobles families. The beating heart of Rome is along the narrow alleys and old sections of the city from the renaissance periods. You will do stops to visit some greatest squares, fountains, palaces, the White house of Italy located on the Quirinal Hill, Trevi Fountain, Navona Square, Spanish Steps, Popolo Square, Key hole, Circus Maximus & the Trajan markets where there are still preserved ancient Roman taverns and shops. Great stops for pictures, learning, fun and for eating ice cream!
￼Market Tour & Pizza Making Class￼
During this 2-hour Market Tour your child-friendly private guide will accompany you. She is a local and she knows the best places to taste delicious specialties in Rome. You will walk with her through medieval cobblestone alleys. You will stop at the local Market of Campo dei Fiori. In the area of Campo de Fiori you will taste different types of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. For the children you will stop to taste traditional Italian gelato (ice cream) and crispy pizza in a traditional bakery.
At the end of our 2-hour Market Tour, you will reach the pizzeria for our pizza-making class. It will be a private lesson in English just for your family. A real Italian pizzaiolo (pizza chef) will explain you the secrets to make a perfect pizza. Then, it will be your turn! You will be able to make your own pizza, deciding which ingredients to put. For example, you can decide to make the most popular Italian pizza: Margherita pizza with mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and basil.
At the end of the lesson, your family will enjoy the result of your hard work. You will have lunch or dinner with your own pizza, accompanied by starter, water, coffee and dessert. It will be a memorable experience for your children!
￼Borghese Museum For Families ￼
The visit of the Borghese villa, park and museum is really an enjoyable tour. Adults and kids will learn history and anecdotes through the beautiful paintings of Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, Correggio and many other Italian masters. The villa is also renown for the incredible sculptures and art work by Bernini. Children will learn mythology through Bernini works. Inside are also preserved the beautiful roman mosaics of the Gladiators. The tour lasts 2 hours.
Milan – 3 Nights
￼Skip the Line Milan with Da Vinci’s Last Supper ￼
Discover Milan’s must-see attractions on this comprehensive small group walking tour. Your half-day walking tour includes skip-the-line viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting ‘The Last Supper’. You will also discover why Milan is one of the top fashion cities in the world, explore the impressive Duomo and tour the breathtaking Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, your exclusive entry to see ‘The Last Supper’ is guaranteed, without wasting any time waiting in line!
Enjoy a pleasant walk through the famous must-see sites of Milan
Exclusive viewing of The Last Supper: you will have 15 minutes alone with the painting, your guide and a group of no more than 25 people
Tour is led by professional English-speaking guide
Visit the Castle Sforzesco, Brera District, the Duomo and much more
￼Swiss Alps Bernina Express ￼
7am – 7:30pm
Take a ride on the Bernina Express, Switzerland’s alpine delight. This train journey takes you along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – through the Bernina Pass to the exclusive resort of St Moritz at the ‘Top of the World.’ Enjoy a round-trip scenic coach trip and ride a bright red rail car, passing unrivaled landscapes amid the towering peaks of the Swiss Alps, including time to spend in charming Tirano and St Mortiz.
Take a scenic coach tour to Tirano, located at the foothills of the Swiss Alps
Travel by train through the Bernina Pass to elegant St Moritz
Marvel at the stunning alpine scenery, including glacial lakes
Enjoy free time to explore Tirano and St Moritz
Venice – 3 Nights
￼2 Hour Venice ￼
This tour is perfect for families and children that want to have fun discovering Venice with a local child-friendly private guide. You will visit the Doge Palace, once the residence of the ruler of Venice. You will continue to the Basilica of St. Mark where you will admire the precious mosaics. Your family-oriented guide will explain you the mosaic techniques used in the ancient times and you will see the Golden Pall with over 2000 precious gems! Before the tour ends, you will also see the famous Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark’s Square.
You can add one hour extra with your private guide to visit the impressive St. Mark’s Museum with the original Byzantine Bronze Horses from Constantinople, the symbols of Venice. The museum preserves also beautiful Venetian clothes that belonged to the ancient noble families. Do not miss to climb to the top of the terrace for a panoramic view of the city!
Private Gondola Ride for the whole family!
￼Private Tour: Murano, Burano & Torcello ￼
Discover the delights of the Venetian Lagoon on this private 4-hour tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello islands in Venice. Watch skilled glassblowers at work on Murano Island. Admire pretty houses in pastel shades around Burano Island’s delightful fishing port and learn of the ancient lacemaking traditions still practiced today. Explore Torcello Island and marvel at top highlights such as the 12th-century Church of Santa Fosca and the Venetian-Byzantine mosaics at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. This private tour ensures personalized attention from your guide.
Cruise the Venetian Lagoon by motor boat with your guide
Watch skilled glassblowers at work on Murano Island
Admire Burano Island’s pretty fishing port and browse for lace in the island’s traditional shops
Explore Torcello Island and admire Venetian-Byzantine mosaics at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta