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Venice Family Vacation | 6-Day Itinerary

Art & History
Duration: 6 Days From €4950 PP
Languages: Venice

Unequaled in charm and mystery, it's no wonder Venice tops the list of international destinations. Our family-friendly themed itinerary uncovers its most popular spots and introduces you to the quiet back canals where the real city comes to life.

We designed this 6 day, 5 night Venice Family Vacation itinerary as the perfect first trip to Italy with kids and teens. Each day is action-packed and the overall trip includes a good balance of structured time, free time, sightseeing, and hands-on activities ensuring the focus is on an authentic taste of Venice. It is a fun, educational, and stress-free vacation of a lifetime for families looking to give their children an unforgettable Italian experience.

Perfect for:
  • First Timers
  • Families with Kids
Covid-19 Health & Safety Measures
Day 1

Welcome to Venice!

A private boat transfer is included from Venice’s airport to the hotel of your choice for 5 nights. The rest of the day is free to settle into your hotel located right in the heart of the city and just steps from the major landmarks.

Day 2

Scavenger Hunt & Mask-Making Class

Meet your private guide at the hotel and set out on a fun scavenger hunt in search of clues through the streets of Venice. A walking tour that will teach the whole family about this magical city in a lighthearted manner. There is no end to the fun, as kids try their hand at the centuries-old art of Venetian mask making. During a private hands-on mask making class, kids learn about the legends behind Venetian masks. With a skilled artisan, kids will also learn how to create their very own Carnival mask. Afternoon free to explore at your pace.

Day 3

St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge Palace & Gondola Ride

This morning you’ll embark on a private guided walking tour to some of the city’s most famous landmarks. Explore the majestic St Mark’s Basilica adorned with glittering mosaics. The magnificent Doge’s Palace with its lavish frescoes and graceful staircases and visit the prison crossing the iconic Bridge of Sighs. To take the edge off, enjoy a half-hour private gondola ride through the Venetian waterways to see Venice from a completely different perspective. The afternoon is at leisure to absorb the city’s everyday charms.

Day 4

Eat like a Venetian & Row like a Venetian Gondolier

Meet your private guide at the hotel to get a taste of Venice and experience traditional Venetian waterways culture. Enjoy a food tour in the neighborhood of Cannaregio followed by a private rowing lesson. At the end of your walking tour, your guide will leave you in the expert hands of a skilled gondolier who will introduce you to a traditional, Venetian handcrafted all-wood batelina boat. Under the watchful eye of your rowing expert, the whole family will ride into the canals steering the boat just like a gondolier! Afternoon at your leisure.

Day 5

Island-hopping: Murano Glass & Burano Lace

Enjoy a private cruise and excursion to the Lagoon Islands: quaint Murano and Burano. On Murano, you will visit a selected glass factory to watch a local master artisan at work. You’ll learn about the ancient technique of glass production while experiencing a demonstration of this craft dating back more than 700 years. The next island Burano is famous for its brightly painted houses and traditional lace making. After exploring the island secret corners, you will return to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Day 6

Depart Venice

Say 'ciao Venice' at the end of your meaningful Venetian adventure as you prepare to return home with amazing memories of your Venice family vacation. Transfer privately to your departure airport, railway station or port. Buon Viaggio!

Itinerary Highlights

  • Experience the secrets of Venice through a all-ages scavenger hunt
  • Create your own Venetian mask under the guidance of a master mask maker
  • Delve into the ancient history of St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Explore the intrigues of the Doge Palace
  • Travel like a local on a Venetian gondola
  • Eat like Venetians
  • Learn to row the way Venetians do
  • Discover the art of glass blowing and lacemaking
  • Unwind as we manage all of the logistics and essential experiences so you can thoroughly enjoy your family vacation in Venice

Private Trip Pricing & Availability

Venice Family Vacation 2024

  • Prices start from €4950 PP, based on 4 travelers staying in 2 classic rooms in 4-star hotels and for travel in low season (excluding flights).
  • The final price of your trip will vary on the itinerary itself, along with factors such as your hotel choices, your travel dates and the number of travelers in your party.
  • Travel with your private party on this Venice Family Vacation itinerary. With no fixed dates or set schedules, you can travel whenever you want and customize the itinerary to your interests.


What Is Included

  • Customized family travel planning for your style
  • 5 nights at the accommodation of your choice
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Privately guided tours and experiences tailored to families
  • Inspiring local guides
  • Private masking class
  • Private gondola ride
  • Private rowing lesson
  • Private boat service as per the itinerary
  • Private airport transfer on arrival and departure to/from the hotel
  • St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge Palace skip the line reservations & tickets

What Is Not Included

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Meals & beverages not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips & gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Accommodation Options

When it comes to accommodations, there is no one size fits all. For your bespoke trip, you can choose your hotel from our handpicked selection below or we’ll make personalized suggestions based on your preferences.

Vetted options for family-friendly hotels in Venice (nights 1-5)

4-star Hotel Ai Reali - Small Luxury Hotels of the World | Family rooms | A 3-min walk from Rialto Bridge
5-star Baglioni Hotel Luna - The Leading Hotels of the World | Family rooms | A 2-min walk from Saint Mark’s Square

Booking Procedure

  1. Start Filling out Our Quick Trip Inquiry Form
    After submitting the trip request we match you with one of our local specialists who will assist you with travel consultation.
  2. Work out the Trip Plan Together
    Do you like this Venice Family Vacation itinerary but prefer to customize it? As always, the sample itinerary can be tweaked and personalized. Your dedicated travel specialist will put together a tailor-made trip based on your input and our first-hand experiences and knowledge.
  3. Book Your Trip
    Once you’re 100% happy with the custom travel plan, you can book your trip via our secure payment system. For information on payments, we’ve included answers to the most frequently asked questions—with shortcuts to direct you to the right place.

Tour FAQs

Can we extend this Venice family vacation?

Yes, this is a single-destination itinerary suitable for combining into a longer journey. For inspiration, check out our Classic Italy Family Trip, as this family-friendly itinerary is focused on exploring the highlights of Italy’s main cultural hubs; Venice, Florence, and Rome as well as some exciting off the beaten path spots!

Is Venice a family friendly destination?

Yes, absolutely! Venice is one of the friendliest destinations in Italy. With its canals, boats, ancient alleyways, and complete lack of car Venice is a fairytale city that seems almost custom made for children.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.

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