Nothing replaces vetted travel recommendations from trusted sources … this is why the family travel advice we provide on Ciao Bambino is so coveted. Families who don’t have the time, information or desire to tackle planning a vacation love our CB! Family Vacation Consulting service, where our experienced planning team designs custom itineraries for families with kids of all ages. While these itineraries are magical, they take quite a bit of time to plan, as everything is personalized and done from scratch.
Our clients have been asking us for an easy way to access our favorite hotels and activities in one tried-and-tested bundle. We listened! Announcing the first Ciao Bambino package. We’re kicking off our program in the market we’ve worked in the longest and know like the back of our hand … Italy!
Best of Italy Luxury Package from Ciao Bambino
Our launch package is built around our most popular family itinerary in Italy and includes stops in Rome, Tuscany and Venice. This first package is our luxury edition, and we’ll be following up shortly with a 4-star edition.
Ciao Bambino packages allow families to purchase “best of” accommodations and activities in a single batch, which saves time and money. In this case, it saves even more money, as we’re offering an early booking bundle to take advantage of discounts for reserving rooms before the yearly planning rush starts. Read below for an outline of what our Best of Italy Luxury Package includes.
Rome, 4 Nights
Stay: Grand Hotel de La Minerve
This is one of our favorite properties in the historical center of Rome, located on a beautiful piazza behind the Pantheon. Walk out to the joys of strolling Rome’s vibrant streets with children. Our package is built around connecting rooms for families, but suites may also be available.
Vatican for Families: This visit to one of the most treasured sites in Rome is customized just for parents with children. A trained, kid-friendly docent from one of our favorite tour companies leads a three-hour walk through the museums.
Ancient Rome Discovery: This tour leads families through the archaeological heart of Rome, where a kid-friendly docent will bring the rich history to life in a hands-on way. The three-hour visit includes the Colosseum and a stroll down Via dei Fori Imperiali.
> Gladiator School
> Family cooking class
Tuscany, 7 Nights
Stay: Castello di Casole
The largest private estate in Italy has been transformed into a glorious luxury accommodation that retains authentic bones while offering a full array of amenities, from onsite dining to a heated infinity swimming pool with stunning area views. Castello di Casole also offers customized activities for kids. Our package is built around connecting suites for families, but other room categories are available, including self-catering villas and farmhouses.
Symbols and Legends of Florence: In this two-hour tour, families embark on a treasure hunt through the city, spotting recognizable symbols as a method of introduction to the stories and legends of Florence’s amazing past.
> Fresco-making workshop
> Family cooking class
Venice, 3 Nights
Stay: Hotel Londra Palace
A longtime Ciao Bambino favorite, Hotel Londra Palace is in the most prized location in Venice on the Grand Canal, just steps from Piazza San Marco. Lucky families who book a room with a lagoon view will be transported to another age as they look out on all the action. Our package is built on connecting rooms for families.
Lion Hunt Tour of Venice: This three-hour family tour uses lions, the symbol of Venice, to introduce families to the fascinating history of the city and discover its many treasures.
> Mask-making workshop
> Murano glassblowing tour
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The average price of our Best of Italy Luxury Package is 14,193€ for 14 nights for 2 adults and 2 children under 18. Note, pricing will vary based on the exact dates of travel and room categories available. An early booking savings of +/-2,400€ is included! Packages must be booked by January 15, 2016.
More or fewer children can be added to any package and pricing will be adjusted accordingly. Our packages are structured around set stops, hotels and activities, and our experienced planners will help ensure that what we’ve selected fits your needs. For this package, days can be subtracted from or added to any of the stops, as long as the same trip plan is followed.
Want more information? Email us with your target travel dates, the number of children and their ages: [email protected].