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.
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’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.
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? If the weather is forcing you to head indoors, you can still take advantage of a few opportunities to splash around in the waves, without even being that far from the beach — thanks to the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark, which opened this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
The next two seasons see Franklin, Tennessee, come alive with festive events, fun pop-ups and colorful lights. Family travelers planning a trip to Tennessee this fall or winter must make time for Franklin, a city just south of Nashville with plenty of history and festivities awaiting.