Northern Italy Family Holiday

8 Days | Piazzas, pizzas and Pisa, plus plenty more

5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
ZAR  53,064
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Explore the delights of Italy on a family-focused cultural exploration of the best sights and finest food that Italy has to offer on this eight-day tour of the country’s best. Get exploring in the winding canal maze of Venice, 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 and try as much gelato as you can (how many flavours can the kids try before you leave?). There’s something for all ages in Italy as you whisk through Venice to Rome on this family escapade – now that’s amore!

Trip overview

Map of Northern Italy Family Holiday including Italy
Venice, Italy
Rome, Italy
Family, Rail
Physical rating
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Min 5
Group size
Min 2 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 22 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 locally specialised Venetian Atelier, ready to help your family discover this unusual art form for yourselves.
  • Test your family’s fitness with a hike on the renowned paths of the Cinque Terre, then test the kids’ culinary skills with a hands-on pesto-making class in Levanto. Yum!
  • Oh, and did we mention the food? During your family’s adventure-filled days, be sure to try as many Venetian, Tuscan and Roman favourites you can – your group leader will have a heap of suggestions.
  • Head to the World Heritage-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa to take photos with your family, including the classic “here’s me holding up the tower!” shot.
  • Spend a full day exploring Florence – the city of the Renaissance and the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region – and discover the gorgeous Duomo, plenty of pizza places and Michelangelo’s David.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Cooperativa Coraggio. Donations help them regenerate 22 hectares of unused public land to create local jobs and produce organic food in Italy. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The primary means of transportation on this trip is by train. Train travel is a fast way to traverse long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Italian trains are comfortable and all have toilets. Please note that you will have to carry your own luggage on and off the train, so make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find this information in the 'What to Take' section of the Essential Trip Information.
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme in many regions of Italy (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • Please note that rooms in Europe can seem rather small by American or Australian standards and often there are no double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.


Map of Northern Italy Family Holiday including Italy



7 breakfasts, 2 dinners


Train, taxi


Hotels (7 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
Add on activities
  • Cinque Terre - Coastal Cruise - EUR41
  • Vatican City - Vatican Museum - EUR22

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Important notes

Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.

Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.

A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at time of travel.

A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.

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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5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Jude · Traveled June 2024
Very fun trip where you travel through the famous cities of Italy and learn about the history and food would definitely recommend and it is an amazing workout and I got a nice tan!😃
Review submitted 28 Jun 2024

Shyla · Traveled June 2024
The family trip with Intrepid is as promised. A great family environment where our kids had peers to hang out with. A great balance of free time and planned activities
Review submitted 22 Jun 2024

Desiree · Traveled June 2024
This 2 weeks family trip is packed and hits so many highlights. Every city seemed better than the last, although each one was different and special in its own way. The activities were just right and we had plenty of free time which is really great. The first week is the busiest with a lot of moving via public transport (trains). Please be aware that you have to maneuver your luggage on the sidewalks, train stations, etc. Pack light.
Review submitted 28 Jun 2024
Northern Italy Family Holiday
ZAR  53,064