Italian Family Discovery

Italian Family Discovery
9 Days / 7 Nights starting at $2,450.00 per person

Florence, Italy, Rome, Venice
Architectural, Arts and Culture, Culinary, Culinary Tours, Food Tours, Historical Travel, History Tours, Nature-Wildlife, Rail Travel, Sightseeing, Walking

Explore Italy’s most beautiful cities and soak up its regional culture, history and cuisine on this journey of discovery. Enjoy a pizza and gelato class in Rome and a mask making class in Venice. Save $200 if you book by February 15, 2018!

Itinerary

Day 1
Depature

Embark on your exciting journey of discovery with your family to Italy!

Day 2
Rome

Welcome to Italy!

Our driver will be waiting to welcome you as one of the family..Italian Style!

Transfer from airport to your hotel. The afternoon will be at leisure. Tonight you will enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant (walking distance from the hotel) to celebrate your first day in Italy. Enjoy local Roman cuisine. Overnight.

Day 3
Rome-Imperial Rome and Gladiator School

Today it’s time to jump in the past: the Imperial Rome is waiting for you!

Enjoy a private tour today. Meet your private guide in the city center of Rome (location will be advised in your departure documents.)

Guided tour of Coliseum (skip the line) and Roman Forum. Then you will learn the basics of hand-to-hand combat at a gladiator school on the ancient Appian Way. You’ll discover the secrets of Imperial Rome’s gladiator games get hands-on with ancient Roman history and have the best fun you can imagine! You will be welcomed by the Gladiator and wear the tunics. The first part of the activity will be a lesson about the real life style of the gladiators and all the equipment they used to fight. Then you will be trained with wooden sword before trying the Gladiators complete equipment and have a competition! Return to the hotel, free time for dinner (on your own) and overnight.

Day 4
Rome Vatican and Espresso & Gelato Tour)

Today enjoy a skip the line shared tour of the Vatican!

This morning meet your tour in the city center of Rome (location will be advised in your departure documents.) Enjoy a professional guided tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica to see some of the most important masterpieces in the world.

This afternoon, Live like a Roman during your Espresso and Gelato tour: Walk, taste, and experience the best Roman food traditions with a small group of people: renowned coffee shops, “gelateria”, and the most famous tiramisù shop in town. The tour will end in Spanish Steps area, you can spend there the rest of the day at leisure and overnight.

Day 5
Rome / Florence by train Pizza & Gelato Making Class

After breakfast, independent transfer (not included) to Rome Rail Station to catch your train (around 11:00 AM.)

Your hotel concerige can assist with obtaining a taxi.

In 1 hour and half you will arrive in Florence! Taxi stands are located outside of the rail station (not included)

Later in the afternoon you will learn how to make pizza and gelato Italian style!!! Meet your tour in the city center of Florence (location will be advised in your departure documents.)

A professional Italian chef will be happy to introduce you to the history of these Italian glorious creations! Make pizza in the oven with our professional pizza chef, called pizzaiolo. You will learn how to make tender, flexible yeast dough that stretches to almost paper-thinness, even the trick for a flavorful yet light tomato sauce. Even if you bake pizza in your own oven, these techniques are universal and using them really makes a difference. With the pizzaiolo, you’ll make your very own pizza, you’ll stretch it, sauce it, bake it, and slice it. After Pizza, it’s time for Gelato! You will get to know the basic raw ingredients, how to select the best products available according to specific principles and you will have a presentation and tasting of some of the flavors used in gelato making. You will learn about the development and application of natural colors, the heating and freezing techniques, and which effect they have on ingredients. It is always a great day to discover the recipe of the world most loved dessert! Overnight in Florence.

Day 6
Florence Bus and Walking Tour with Accademia

This morning meet your tour in the city center of Florence (location will be advised in your departure documents) to join a shared guided tour of the Cradle of Renaissance, starting from Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the breathtaking view of the city. The tour continues with a walking tour of the oldest part of the town: Ponte Vecchio, Signoria Square (an open air museum!),Duomo with the Bell Tower and Baptistery and the Accademia (skip the line). In the afternoon, you can enjoy some time at leisure to explore this enchanting town where all the monuments are at walking distance as well as the many typical shops.

Day 7
Florence / Venice by train

After breakfast, independent transfer (not included) to Florence Rail Station and departure by train (around 11:00 AM) for a 2 hour journey to reach Venice! Once arrived you’ll be transferred to your hotel by a shared water taxi. The rest of the day will be at your leisure, to start exploring the lovely “city of water”.

Day 8
Venice Shared Walking Tour and Private Mask Making Class

This morning meet your tour in the city center of Venice (location will be advised in your departure documents) to enjoy a shared walking tour through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice from Piazza San Marco with the Basilica, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie; then Santa Maria Formosa; Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo – The “Pantheon” of Venice; Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre. In the afternoon, enjoy the exclusive and unforgettable experience of a Mask Making class! Decorate 2 masks (among 45 different models all hand-made out of papier-mâché), learning about ancient technique of making a Venetian papier-mâché mask. You will be provided with important historical information on the use of masks in Venice during past centuries and freely decorate two papier-mâché masks with our expert guidance. It will be great to leave Venice with those unique masterpieces made by you!!! Rest of the day at leisure and overnight.

Day 9
Departure from Venice

Today you will depart ,taking many exciting experiences to share! Private transfer to Venice Airport for your departure flight.

We will be waiting to help you plan your next family adventure!

Includes

  • 3 nights Rome – 4 star hotel
  • 2 nights Florence – 4 star hotel
  • 2 nights BB Venice – 4 star hotel
  • Meals: Roman welcome dinner drinks not included (Rome)
  • Private transportation: roundtrip airport transfers (from Rome FCO / to Venice VCE)
  • Transfers for the activities of day 2: High speed train tickets Rome / Florence and Florence / Venice (2nd class)
  • Special activities: Gladiator class in Rome; Pizza and gelato making class in Florence; Mask making class in Venice
  • Private guided tour: Half day Imperial Rome with skip the line tickets
  • Shared tours: Vatican with skip the line tickets; Espresso and Gelato tour; Florence city tour with Accademia with skip the line tickets; Venice walking tour
  • Shared water taxi transfer in Venice
  • Please note: Journey operates with a minimum of 2 travelers.