Visit Italy on a family adventure from Rome to Venice.

Rome, Italy
Venice, Italy
Explorer, Family
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 Max 16
Carbon offset
473kg pp per trip


  • Travel back in time to ancient Rome
  • Go bike riding in Lucca
  • Meet Michelangelo's David in Florence
  • Visit Italy's famous Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Explore the exquisite coastline of the Cinque Terre
  • Cruise across sparkling Lake Maggiore
  • Wander the maze of alleyways in Venice


Discover Rome, a city with everything from gladiators to gelati and the perfect place to begin this family adventure in Italy. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain or watch for centurions outside the Colosseum. Then, climb into the Time Elevator to learn about the city's vibrant history, feast on hearty Italian fare and chat with animated locals in the busy streets of this 'Eternal City'.
Make tracks to the medieval Tuscan town of Lucca. Take a trip to Florence, a haven for art and history lovers and the perfect place to be introduced to the world's great artists. Visit Pisa to see the iconic Baptistry and Duomo and, of course, the gravity-defying leaning tower. While in Lucca, perhaps hire bicycles to explore the city’s ancient ramparts or shop for fresh local produce in the markets.
Pull on the walking boots and set off along Italy’s legendary Cinque Terre, a series of villages connected by a coastal path. Walk through a breathtaking landscape of green hills peppered with olive groves and vineyards, dramatic cliff faces and sparkling azure seas. Wander through each distinctive village before more refreshing ocean swims and perhaps a reward of gelati. In free time, why not don chef’s hats and learn how to make pesto.
Continue the journey by train to the 19th-century town of Stresa in the Italian lakes region. Take a day tour to crystal-clear Lake Maggiore and sail past the beautiful Borromeo Isles, picnicking in one of the fishing villages. Maybe visit the markets and churches in one of the lakeside hamlets or take a ride in a cable car to the top of nearby mountains for panoramic views of the Italian Alps.
Travel to Venice and enjoy getting lost in the maze of canals, lanes and backstreets of Italy's romantic lagoon city. Take in the famous Grand Canal, the Doge's Palace and the Rialto Bridge. Perhaps pay a visit to the Basilica di San Marco, which is filled with sculptures and other religious relics, or pile into a gondola for a different perspective of the canals. Choose to explore the Rialto Food Markets and nearby pescheria (fish market) before concluding this unforgettable family holiday.
View trip notes to read full itinerary


13 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Bicycle, Boat, Bus, Cable car, Ferry, Train
Hotel (10 nights), Private apartment (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Cable car up Mt Mottarone
  • Cinque Terre day pass
  • Cycling in Lucca
  • Day trip to Florence
  • Dinner at Pecora Nera Restaurant
  • Ferry on Lake Maggiore
  • Pisa visit
  • Time Elevator
  • Traghetto across the Grand Canal
  • Vaparetto Day Pass
  • Welcome dinner


There are currently no departures for this trip.

{{departure_day.departure_date | date:'EEE d MMMM yyyy'}} {{departure_day.arrival_date | date:'EEE d MMMM yyyy'}}

Style: {{}}

Boat/Ship: {{departure.vehicle_name}}
On sale Hot deal Departure guaranteed On request
{{product.currency_code}} {{room.base_price | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}
{{product.currency_code}} {{room.discount_price | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}
Fully booked Bookings closed

Total price per person {{room.room_type | lowercase}}
Includes {{departure.kitty_currency_code}} {{departure.kitty | noFractionCurrency:departure.kitty_currency_symbol}} kitty
Includes {{extra.extras_code}} {{extra.extras_symbol}}{{extra.extras_value}} in local payments Single supplement available from {{product.currency_code}} {{departure.single_supp | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}

Contact us to arrange an alternative departure for you

Book {{departure.places_left}} spaces left! space left!

Important notes

1. Discounts for children (up to and including 11 years old) apply on some departures of this trip. 2. The minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.
2. This trip is discontinued for 2013. Please contact us or your booking agent for more information and suggested alternatives.

Trip notes

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Your trip notes provide a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what’s included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

View trip notes