Is it worth using a kid-friendly tour guide on a family vacation? Absolutely! At Ciao Bambino, we almost always recommend using a vetted guide to enhance sightseeing and to get the lay of the land in a way that’s designed just for your family. The right kid-friendly guide knows how to captivate children of every age with little-known details, fun facts and fascinating tales. Guides really shine in big cities and major museums, such as the Louvre, that can be overwhelming to tackle on your own. And don’t even think of visiting ruins or historic sites, like Italy’s Roman Forum or Peru’s Machu Picchu, without an expert who can bring the past to life in a vivid way that suits young imaginations.
We partner with a hand-selected group of kid-friendly guides in destinations around the world, all of whom we can book for clients via our custom trip planning service. And to keep tabs, we rely on our most important source of intel: parents! The families we work with are quick to share their feedback on great (or not-so-great) guides they’ve engaged. We use that up-to-the-minute information to ensure that any guide we recommend offers families an experience that’s as memorable as it is enriching.
Here are the qualities we look for in each kid-friendly guide we source:
CB! guides have worked with kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. They understand the approach that each age group responds to, and know how to tell a story in a way that’s on their level.
From head-scratcher questions and unplanned snack breaks to the occasional meltdown, kids are unpredictable! Skilled guides take it all in stride … they’re unflappable in the face of family needs.
No cookie-cutter commentary here — our guides don’t follow a script. They’re adept at tailoring information for your family based on what excites you.
The fact is, there are times when kids and even adults simply lose interest. When that happens, the right guide can pick up on it and change tacks accordingly.
A core part of Ciao Bambino’s Family Vacation Planning Service is that we match families with the right kid-friendly guide. We help our clients determine what’s important to see with a guide, as well as determining the length of time to spend with a guide — what we recommend varies based on the destination, family interests, and the age of the children.
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