Italy: A Family Journey

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
11 days
From: $ 6,995 $ 636 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Explore glorious iconic cities while diving into kid-friendly fun, connecting the whole family to Italy at its most authentic
  • Spar like a Roman gladiator in a mock combat training session
  • Take a pizza-making lesson and enjoy the fruits of your labor with a classic Italian Culinary Connection
  • Board a train to visit the Cinque Terre villages along the coast
  • Visit a family-owned balsamic vinegar factory, sampling this local favorite before enjoying a farmhouse lunch
  • Attend a master class in mask painting, creating your own Venetian carnival mask as part of an Artisan Connection

Short Description

Discover la dolce vita and all-ages fun with a Roman gladiator school, a day in the seaside Cinque Terre, a visit with Michelangelo's David and a gelateria in Florence, and a master class in Venetian carnival mask making.

Style Small group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury (5*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Rome
End City Venice

Itinerary

Days 1-3: Arrive Rome, Italy

Meals: Dinner on Day 1

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch on Day 2

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner on Day 3

Accommodation: Boscolo Exedra Roma

Arrive in Rome, the Eternal City, where you are met and escorted to your hotel. Tonight, gather with fellow guests for a welcome dinner. The next day, begin your journey through Roman history. Explore the colorful, noisy Campo de Fiori and the Piazza Navona with its over-the-top Fountain of the Four Rivers. Visit the Imperial Roman Forum and the Colosseum, where fierce gladiators once fought wild animals and each other. In the afternoon, complete your Cultural Connection with a visit to a Roman gladiator school, dressing in costume, taking a lesson and then engaging in mock combat. On your third day, tour the Vatican, viewing the Sistine Chapel with its jaw-dropping, frescoed ceiling painted by Michelangelo. Step inside St. Peter’s Basilica, where you marvel at Bernini’s soaring altar canopy. Tonight, experience a Culinary Connection with a lesson in Roman pizza-making and the chance to feast on your creation.

Days 4-6: FLORENCE / From Renaissance Art to Gelato

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner  on Day 4

Meals: Breakfast on Day 5 and Day 6

Accommodation: Hotel Brunelleschi

Travel to the sprawling landscapes of Tuscany and stop in medieval Siena. Here, your local expert introduces you to the Piazza del Campo, home of the Palio di Siena horse race. Continue to Florence, where you check in to your hotel, housed in a medieval building in the heart of ancient Florence and only steps from the Duomo. The next two days are a fun lesson in Italian art. Explore the Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s David, and the Uffizi Gallery with its incredible Renaissance works. Stop for Italian ice cream at a gelateria before diving deeper into the city with your family. On the third day, visit Palazzo Vecchio to experience a family tour guided by costumed figures donning Renaissance-era dress. Later, indulge in a chocolate-making workshop in the bustling Mercato Centrale.

Day 7: PISA / World-Famous Leaning Tower

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Portovenere

Drive to Pisa, where you explore with a local guide. See the famous Leaning Tower, where children (eight years old and up) can venture inside the 14th-century bell tower. Stop in Lucca to wander its charming cobblestone streets. Continue on to the Italian Riviera, checking in to your 17th-century waterfront hotel in Porto Venere.

Day 8: CINQUE TERRE / Along the Mediterranean Coast

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Portovenere

Discover the brightly colored, coastal Cinque Terre (“Five Lands”), five scenic villages set on high cliffs along the Italian Riviera. Take a train to Vernazza with its protected harbor. Enjoy a local lunch in Manarola, a fishing village with high terraced vineyards and a deep history; dating back to 1338, it is considered the oldest village in the Cinque Terre. You also visit Riomaggiore, a secluded medieval village.

Days 9-11: VENICE / Palaces, Gondolas & Carnival Masks

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch on Day 9

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner on Day 10

Meals: Breakfast on Day 11

Accommodation: Hotel L'Orologio Venice

Continue on to Venice, Italy’s canal-laden wonderland. Stop en route to enjoy a private tasting of balsamic vinegar at a family-owned acetaia (vinegar factory). After lunch, travel to Verona, known to the world as the setting for William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Arrive in Venice by the evening. Begin the next day with a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica, with its rich decoration of marbles and golden mosaics, and the Doge’s Palace. By special arrangement, spend time at a workshop famous for crafting Venetian carnival masks, taking part in a class where you create your own to bring home. This evening, gather for a farewell dinner with the new friends you’ve made. Transfer to the airport the next day for your flight home.

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We took the A & K Small Group Tour to Rome, Florence & Venice. The experience exceeded expectations! Wonderful itinerary (with the ability to flex to the group's unique needs & requests!). Our guide (Emmanuela) was exceptional! Fun, extremely organized, considerate of all group members & always making sure that we had a 5-Star experience. Highly recommend this company (& this tour) - we will travel with A & K again!
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We are just returning from our African safari and it was amazing! It exceeded our every expectation. The best part was spending time with our excellent A&K guides Ngochi and Ngige. We learned so much from them and they were excellent spotters. I loved seeing their excitement when we spotted something new. It is obvious they love what they do even after 20 years in the business.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 24

Limited to Max 24

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fees per person

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions

  • If 91 days prior to departure or more cancellation fee is $500
  • Is 90-61 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 20% of program price
  • If 60-31 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 50% of program price
  • If 30 days prior to departure or less cancellation fee is 100% of the program price

Age Notes :

Min. Age: 6

Additional Information

Pre-Tour Extension: Amalfi Coast, Days: 4 | From: $3,495

Available to add to select departure dates. See Dates & Prices tab for details.

Day 1

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Hilton Sorrento Palace

Arrive in Sorrento, Italy.

Day 2

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hilton Sorrento Palace

Take a walking tour of elegant Sorrento before travelling to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.

Day 3

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hilton Sorrento Palace

Cruise by hydrofoil to the island paradise of Capri. Meet a local mozzarella producer and learn how the cheese is made before enjoying a home-cooked meal at their farm.

Day 4

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Travel to Rome to join your main journey, stopping first in ancient Pompeii, which was buried in volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

  • Child Pricing | Children under 12 sharing with an adult save $400.


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What's excluded

  • International airfare
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Gratuities to the A&K Tour Director
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included

10 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners

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