Central Holidays

Program Highlights

Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 9 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Private transfer from Venice airport to hotel
  • Grand Canal guided tour by private motorlaunch
  • Mask making private workshop
  • Private guided Secret Venice walking tour, including entrance fees to private garden and Madonna dell'Orto church
  • Transportation Venice to Florence by First class rail
  • Sunset Florentine gondola boat tour
  • Pizza and gelato hands-on cooking class
  • Florence guided bike tour, including gelato tasting
  • Transportation Florence to Rome by First class rail
  • Private half day Basic Rome tour by electric golf cart with English speaking driving escort Private half day guided city tour with e-bike
  • Gladiator Class, including gladiators’ clothing, weapons’ rental and certificate of Roman citizenship
  • Private transfer from hotel to Rome airport
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Small Groups


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Notes

From price is per person, double occupancy, and based on the following hotels:
Venice: Giorgione
Florence: Cellai
Rome: Dei Borgognoni

From price is based on two adults and two children sharing one room. A selection of different hotels, room category, additional nights, transfers and optional tours are available. Program’s validity and/or some included features may vary. Age restrictions apply for some activities.

Italy Map  for FAMILY FUN IN VENICE, FLORENCE & ROME

Departures & Rates


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Hotels

Venice

Giorgione in Venice, Italy
Giorgione
3 Nights / First Class

This lovely Venetian-style 4 star hotel is located within walking distance of St. Mark Square...


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Florence

Hotel Cellai in Florence, Italy
Hotel Cellai
3 Nights / First Class

This tourist class hotel is located in the center of Florence, a short walk to...


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Rome

Dei Borgognoni in Rome, Italy
Dei Borgognoni
3 Nights / First Class

The expression of an exquisitely natural elegance, our 51 rooms are spread over four floors,...


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Arrive at Venice’s Marco Polo Airport where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel in Venice. Overnight in Venice.

Everyone in the family will love today's interactive excursion, a hands-on Venetian mask-decorating workshop. For centuries, mask-making and wearing have been an integral part of Venetian culture, from the famed Carnevale festivities to the masked balls of the aristocracy, where anonymity and artistry intertwined like the labyrinthine of waterways of Venice itself. Together you will take in a brief and fun history of masks in Venice, then unleash your creativity by choosing a mask to adorn with vibrant paints, elegant ribbons, and a sprinkle of sparkling trimmings. It's a creative experience that's both enchanting and unforgettable! Later in the afternoon, embark on a family friendly tour that takes you cruising along the enchanting waters of Venice's Grand Canal on your very own private motor launch! Get ready to be dazzled by the stunning palaces that line the shores, from the historic Ca' dei Leoni Venier that is home to The Peggy Guggenheim Museum, to the majestic Ca’ Rezzonico – it's like a real-life fairy tale! Don't forget to wave at the famous Ca’ d’oro, literally named Golden House because it was once gilded in gold. The excitement doesn't stop there – hold onto your fedora as you sail under the iconic Rialto Bridge, a masterpiece that's been selfie-approved since the 16th century. Get ready for a splash of history, a dash of opulence, and a boatload of family memories! Overnight in Venice. (B)

Journey off the beaten path on today's walking tour to explore the Cannaregio district. You'll begin your tour by the statue honoring 17th century playwright Carlo Goldoni, whose comedies illuminated the Venetian stage with their vibrant characters, witty dialogues, and insightful social commentary that made people not only laugh, but also think introspectively. Venture into the area's mysterious alleys, where haunted houses whisper tales of the past before you reach hidden and surprisingly lush gardens just steps away. Further on, discover the legacy of the 16th century painter Tintoretto and culminate the adventure with a visit to his final resting place in the historic Madonna dell’Orto church, one of the best examples of Venetian Gothic style. After your tour, continue discovering on your own or take in the local culture with a stop at a bàcaro for a glass of wine and some tasty appetizers. Overnight in Venice. (B)

This morning you will board your train to Florence and check-into your hotel.Take time to embrace the wonders of Florence at your own pace, immersing yourself in the vibrant open-air markets and leather district, walking the storied pedestrian paths, indulging in delectable cuisine at inviting trattorias, and delving into museums brimming with iconic masterpieces like Michelangelo's awe-inspiring David. Overnight in Florence. (B)

Today, get to know Florence on a fantastic family bike tour, where active-fun meets history in the most entertaining way! Pedal through the heart of the city, discovering iconic sights, including Brunelleschi's majestic Duomo, Piazza della Repubblica, Santa Maria Novella, and Santa Croce. Venture to Oltrarno, passing by the magnificent Piazza della Signoria and the enchanting Ponte Vecchio, all while being regaled with captivating stories and historical tidbits. Capture picture-perfect moments during our photo stops and take a break along the way to savor an authentic gelato -- included as part of your tour! You'll also take home a Florence guidebook as a cherished memento of your unforgettable journey through this artistic haven that will give you more superb ideas for enjoying this Renaissance city to the fullest.
This afternoon, hop aboard one of four remaining original “barchette” or Florentine gondola for a cruise along the Arno River. Discover the area's history, see its beautiful Palazzi, pass in front of the Uffizi Gallery, and glide under the Ponte Vecchio bridge as you hear insightful details about the mysterious Vasari Corridor. You will also have the chance to discover the Santa Trinita Bridge and the Palazzo Corsini. As the sun sets, celebrate your stay in Florence with a refreshing “aperitivo” and a glass of wine. Overnight in Florence. (B)

The morning is all yours to explore this mystifying city at leisure and then you'll join our late afternoon class and learn to make Pizza and Gelato just like the Italians do! You'll join a skilled "pizzaiolo" to uncover the art of crafting the perfect pizza. Learn the magic behind creating dough that's both tender and thin as paper, as well as the secrets to conjuring a tomato sauce that's both flavorful and light. Then, roll up your sleeves and put your newfound knowledge to the test as you create your very own delicious pizza masterpiece. Next head on a sweet journey, as your chef-instructor shares the secrets of Italy's beloved dessert, gelato. Discover the reasons behind its enduring popularity and delve into the world of raw ingredients, learning how to choose the finest products. Indulge in a delectable tasting of top-notch gelato flavors before crafting your very own frosty treat, concluding the class with joyful scoops of your own delicious creation! Overnight in Florence. (B)

Head on to Rome by train this morning to continue this amazing family vacation in Italy.Overnight in Rome. (B)

Embark on a private half-day excursion through Rome via eco-friendly golf cart, combining insider's perspective touring and sustainability. Bypass congested streets and travel along narrow corridors that are not accessible by conventional vehicles as you effortlessly visit iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Enjoy exploring at a leisurely pace that offers an unforgettable way to bond as you discover the heart of the Eternal City visiting such famed sites as the Colosseum, Trevi fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Piazza Navona.Overnight in Rome. (B)

Today you will embark on an electrifying e-bike tour tracing the historic Appian Way, a monumental Roman road constructed in 312 BC. Starting at St. Sebastian Gate, pass the urban stretch and venture into the lesser-explored Aqueducts Park. As you journey along, marvel at the engineering genius of ancient Rome displayed through the remnants of seven aqueducts, including one that is still operational. Ride past the imposing buildings that Romans built to line the Appian Way, then enter Caffarella Park a countryside seemingly unchanged over centuries that impressed writers like Goethe, Byron and Stendhal. En route back, pause for a look at the Caracalla Baths, a testament to the aqueducts' pivotal role in shaping Rome's grandeur. In the afternoon take a captivating journey through time as you drive along the ancient Via Appia Antica, a road built over 2,000 years ago. Arriving at the Gladiator School, you will be immersed in the world of these formidable fighters for the next couple of hours. Experience the thrill of training like a gladiator, unearthing their secrets and engaging with ancient history in a hands-on, exhilarating way. Next, explore the Historical Museum where a knowledgeable team member will help you don authentic gladiator armor. Then, step into the amphitheater and relive the battles that echo through history and serve as a symbol of Rome's power and legacy. Overnight in Rome. (B)

Morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

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