Best of Italy Family Holiday

15 Days | Treat your family to a well-deserved slice of Italy, from Venice to the Amalfi Coast.

4 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
USD $6,533
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Fall in love with Italy and rediscover the rewards of family travel on this carefully crafted itinerary designed with both you and your kids in mind. Dip your toes in the ocean by the beautiful Cinque Terre coastline, make and taste authentic Italian pesto, savour delicious Tuscan cuisine, get the perfect snap of the Learning Tower of Pisa,Journey from the ruins of Rome to the shadow of mighty Mt Vesuvius – watch little faces light up as a guide brings history back to life among the ancient ruins of Pompeii, sit back and relax with some Sangiovese while the youngsters frolic on the farmlands of an agriturismo, create treasured memories on a relaxing day trip to the elegant island of Capri, and know that family pizza night will never be the same after you take-away the tricks of the trade in a cooking demonstration in Sorrento. With all the logistics and essential experiences taken care of, treat yourself to some family time on this Italian adventure that does the job, so that you don’t have to.

Trip overview

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Venice, Italy
Sorrento, Italy
Physical rating
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Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 19 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Try your hand at mask making in Venice at a local specialised Venetian Atelier, ready to help your family discover this unusual artform for yourselves.
  • Test your family’s fitness with a hike on the renowned paths of the Cinque Terre, and test their culinary skills with a hands-on pesto making class in Levanto.
  • History class has never been this immersive. Explore the town frozen in time with a day and night in Pompeii, including a short hike to the summit of the volcanic Mt Vesuvius.
  • Learn the art of southern Italian pizza at a family-run agriturismo, then enjoy a glass of wine while the kids explore the farm full of friendly wild-rabbits.
  • Cruise across the Bay of Naples to Capri – a holiday destination favoured by the Roman emperors. With its glistening grottoes and little white houses with flower-filled gardens, it’s easy to see why.
  • Let your expert leader take the hassle out of family travel as they guide you through the history and highlights of Italy, so relax and hand over the responsibility – you deserve it.

Is this trip right for you?
  • As there are potholes and cobblestones in many European cities, it's recommended that you leave any wheelie bags/cases at home and bring a backpack instead. As this is an eight-day trip, a large backpack should be enough to carry all of your belongings.
  • Italy is steeped in majestic old buildings, and often there are no lifts or escalators, particularly in some train stations or hotels. You may have to carry your bags up and down stairs, but the trek will be worth it.
  • Don’t let the heat keep you from exploring the world! Summer temperatures can be very high in Italy (over 40°C), which can make things uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • Make sure you pack some sturdy and comfortable shoes as there can be a lot of walking around the towns, ruins, and walking trails of this area.


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13 breakfasts, 2 dinners


Bus, Train, Minivan


Hotels (14 nights)

  • Venice - Traghetto Ride
  • Venice - Venetian Mask Making Class
  • Venice - Leader led orientation walk
  • Cinque Terre - 'Il Laboratorio del Pesto' Making & Demonstration
  • Cinque Terre - Day Trip, including Cinque Terre Pass
  • Pisa - Pisa Visit & Orientation walk
  • Florence - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Rome - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Pompeii - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Mt Vesuvius - Crater Rim Walk & Summit Climb
  • Sorrento - Gelato Making Demonstration
  • Minori - Tasting in Agriturismo
  • Sorrento - Capri Day Trip by Hydrofoil
  • Sorrento - Pizza making demonstration and Dinner at Agriturismo
Add on activities
  • Cinque Terre - Coastal Cruise - EUR41
  • Vatican City - Vatican Museum - EUR22
  • Minori Paddle Boat Rental or Kayak Hire - EUR10

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Important notes

1. Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
2. Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.
3. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at time of travel.
4. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
5. As of April 2024, Venice will implement a visitor’s fee for all travellers visiting the city between 25 April and 15 July 2024. This fee is not payable by Intrepid customers, however you will need to apply for an exemption before arrival at For further information, please see the “Passports, visas and entry requirements,” section of your Essential Trip Information.

Essential Trip Information

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4 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Amber · Traveled June 2024
This trip was amazing! Itinerary has been revised in 2024 and the two week trip to Italy was very well organized with great inclusions and our whole family said it was the best trip we’ve ever been on :)
Review submitted 01 Jul 2024

Desiree · Traveled June 2024
Memorable and wonderful family vacation. The itinerary is excellent and there is still plenty of time for free time. Keep in mind that there are not very many included activities in certain big cities, so you'll need to plan for those (e.x. the Coloseum in Rome). Also, remember to pack light because you and your children will need to manage your luggage on busy sidewalks, stations and trains. Overall, an excellent vacation I'll never forget!
Review submitted 03 Jul 2024

Caroline · Traveled July 2023
We saw some amazing places and were offered some great activities, however, the accommodation was not what we expected on a comfort trip (having travelled with Intrepid before) and multiple itinerary changes and poor communication by our Tour Leader spolit the experience.
Review submitted 02 Aug 2023
Best of Italy Family Holiday
USD $6,533