Italy: Rome, Florence & Venice

  • Overview
    Starts at



    10 days

    Activity Level


    Your family will spend most of your time relaxing and not expending too much energy. These adventures are easy! Every member of your family will be comfortable and able to take part in this adventure no matter their fitness level.
    Minimum Age


    Ideal Age



    7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

    Come explore Italy and see the most exciting, historic, and famous sites in the country. On this Italy family vacation you’ll travel to Rome, Florence, and Venice to see the places and hear the stories that have shaped history.

    Travel by High Speed Rail

    Travel from city to city in an easy, comfortable, and quick fashion by high speed rail. This is not only a fun way to see the countryside but also allows your family maximum time to explore!

    Explore Rome

    From the dusty halls of the Colosseum where gladiators once battled as entertainment to making wishes at the Trevi Fountain, you’ll see all that the sites the city has to offer!

    Discover Florence

    Your family will see the works of art, sculpture, and architecture that line the cobblestone streets of the city at the heart of the Italian renaissance.

    Ride Down the Canals of Venice

    Take your family aboard a gondola and explore the striking and beautiful city of Venice on its intricate and famous canal system.

    Private Tour of the Sistine Chapel

    On a private tour, walk through ornate halls until you reach the most famous ceiling in the world inside of the Sistine Chapel.

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Fly to Rome, Italy

    Days 2-4


    Explore Rome

    You’ll take to the streets and explore the Eternal City, Rome. You’ll see the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine and Capitoline Hills.

    Treasure Hunt Around Rome

    Learn about the Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Navona, some of the most famous sites in Rome, as you follow clues on an exciting treasure hunt through the city!

    Discover the Vatican Museum

    On a private tour of the Vatican, you’ll walk through its striking halls, learn about its deep history and gaze upon some of the most famous works of art in the world.

    Appian Way Bike Ride

    As you hop on to bikes, you’ll cycle down the famous Appian Way. During your ride you’ll pass different monuments and historic sites.

    Days 5-7


    Explore Florence

    Florence is teeming with classic works of art from the sculptures that adorn the city to the architecture that shapes it. On a walk through the city you’ll see and learn about the Duomo, Palazzo Pitti, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and much more!

    Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class

    Learn to make some of the most famous Italian culinary exports, pizza and gelato! With a chef leading the way, we’ll toss dough in the air, spread tomato sauce, and sprinkle cheese on our very own pizza creations. We’ll also learn the ins and outs of making delicious gelato. The best part is when we’ll get to taste our wonderful creations!

    Visit Oltrarno

    Visit the historic artisan neighborhood of Oltrarno on the bank of the Arno River. Here your family will be able to find high-quality work of any handicraft from making paper to creating mosaics.

    Meet Local Artisans

    You’ll have the unique opportunity to meet with different artisans in the Oltrarno neighborhood. You’ll meet a marble paper craftsperson, take a special gelato cooking class and visit a painter’s workshop.

    Discover Florence on Your Own

    Take time to explore the nooks and crannies of Florence at your own pace with your family. Venture down cobblestone streets and blend into the flow of this beautiful city. This is a great opportunity to further explore parts of the city that you’ve visited.

    Walk Through Lucca

    You’ll discover the charming Tuscan city of Lucca as you walk along the beautiful Medieval Via Fillungo, see the Tower of the Clock and the Duomo San Martin, and visit one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, Piazza dell’Anfiteatro.

    Explore Pisa

    There is a lot to see and explore in the wonderful city of Pisa. Your exploration will take us to little known sites and world-famous sites. You’ll visit the Baptistery and the Leaning Tower as you learn about the history of the city.

    Days 8-9


    Gondola Ride

    Taking a ride in one of Venice’s famous gondolas is the best way to see Venice from a different viewpoint and explore its canals.

    Glassworks Class

    While on Murano, you’ll visit a glass factory and meet an expert glass master. You’ll get a demonstration in glass blowing and sculpture technique before making a piece of jewelry or a mosaic using authentic Murano glass.

    Explore Venice on Your Own

    Head into Venice and explore any parts of the city that you’d like. Relax in Piazza San Marco, visit Saint Mark’s Basilica, walk to the Bridge of Sighs or look for any of the other beautiful sites in the city.

    Day 10

    Depart Venice

  • Dates & Prices

    2020 Dates


    Adult $5990
    Teen $5990
    Child $5790


    Adult $5990
    Teen $5990
    Child $5790


    Adult $5990
    Teen $5990
    Child $5790


    Adult $5890
    Teen $5890
    Child $5690

    Triple Discount

    $300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults.

    Alumni Discount 

    If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.

    Travel Insurance

    We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We’ve received great feedback about Travel Insured – you can learn more about the benefits of travel insurance there.

    Price Includes

    All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, and bottled water & snacks in the vehicle.

    Guaranteed departure. Surcharge applied to groups smaller than 4 guests.

  • Hotels

    Villa Pinciana

    The Villa Pinciana is located in the middle of Rome. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, safety deposit boxes, satellite TV and central heating. It’s a short walk away from the Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain, Villa Borghese, cafes, restaurants and shopping.

    Hotel Executive

    Hotel Executive is located in Florence’s historical center. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, TV, air conditioning, lounge, fitness center and 24-hour concierge service.

    Hotel Savoia e Jolanda

    Hotel Savoia & Jolanda is located in the heart of the Venice Lagoon. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, 24-hour reception, a restaurant, fitness center, air conditioning and hair dryers. Boats are available for guests.

    Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.

  • Why Thomson

    Guaranteed Departures

    No matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.


    Be accompanied for your entire trip by an expert local in-country guide who will know all of the ins and outs of the adventure and destination.

    Small Groups

    With a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.

    Smart Traveler Advantages

    Book your trip 9 months in advance and get access to all of the advantages that come with being a smart traveler.

What Travelers are Saying

Italy is such a wonderful destination filled with warm people, great food and incredible history. Many of us have been there without our kids, and now it is time to take them to see some of this wonder.

Jim Kackley

Founder of Thomson Family Adventures

Starts at



11 days

Activity Level


Active trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
Starts at



11 days

Activity Level


Our moderate adventures are similar to our easy adventures, but you’ll spend more time on your feet.