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The Best Italian Tours for Families

by Susan Finch

Sep 2, 2017

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Before you ever had kids, a trip to Italy probably evoked culture, food and romance. After kids, you’re just trying to figure out how to get them overseas and exploring the sights. An Italian tour is a good option for families who need an itinerary and schedule to help usher them through the best must-see attractions. Get started with these five Italian tours designed with families in mind.


Trafalgar Adventures

A brand name in the tour industry, Trafalgar Adventures caters to families of all ages including vacations with the grandparents. Its Grand Italian Experience takes travelers across the best of Italy from the Amalfi Coast to Venice, Florence, Rome and beyond. Tours come with meals, trips to local-only experiences like Alberobello farms and kid-friendly sightseeing.


Tauck Bridges

Tauck’s family vacations span the world from Central America to Europe. Their Italia Bella tour takes visitors through must-see attractions like Vatican Museums including pizza-making classes in Florence and mask-making in Venice. Older kids will love the creepy Roman catacombs and Orvieto’s tunnels.


Rick Steves: Best of Venice, Florence and Rome in 10 Days Tour

If you already listen to Rick Steves, booking a tour through his company is a natural transition for a fun-filled family trip to Italy. His Best of Venice, Florence, and Rome in 10 days features a tour of St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Michelangelo’s David, and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. There is also plenty of opportunity to enjoy Rome’s Sistine Chapel, along with guided neighborhood walks.


Perillo Tours: Italy

Perillo Tours have a special place for multigenerational travel in their itineraries with trips to Italy, Hawai’i, Costa Rica, and Greece. Perillo puts together day tours and finds the best hotels to fit the size of your family and budget. Overall, Perillo is a good option if you want customized trips to Italy to fit the needs and interests of your family.


Adventures by Disney

Despite its namesake brand, Adventures by Disney is not a character dining, amusement park riding type of tour. Instead, it focuses strictly on the comprehensive needs of your family, whether its Italy tours take families through the Coliseum, the iconic sites of Rome or the medieval town of Orvieto. Adventures by Disney is a great option if your family has special needs to be managed like food allergies or sensory sensitivity.


Before booking any Italian tour, call ahead and check restrictions on ages or best recommendations. You may find one tour works better for your family whether you have a toddler or teenager in tow. And some tour companies are also happy to customize itineraries or offer special services if you inquire in advance.


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