Treasures of Verona Guided Tour for Kids and families
Join us on a tour of Verona, the city made famous by Romeo and Juliet. This is a private, 2.5-hour tour for families in the company of a specialist child-friendly guide. Using iPad and a number of other visual aids your guide will make history come alive.
On this tour you will see the inside of the Arena, Piazza Bra, Piazza del Erbe, Porta Borsari, the Cathedral, Castelvecchio, Juliet’s balcony, Romeo’s house and many other interesting sights. Included in the tour is also a scenic trip on the funicular to reach the top of Saint Peter’s Hill from where you can see the breathtaking views over Verona.
This is a tour for both parents and children with specially designed educational activities; games, trivia, photo contests, scavenger hunts and many more ways to involve all of the family and make this tour enjoyable and memorable.
Your guide will meet you in Piazza Bra (Bra Square) and then take you on a walking tour of Verona to discover the most fascinating sights of this beautiful city. You will be taken inside the Arena, an ancient amphitheatre which 2000 years ago was the setting for gladiator contests, animal hunts and other bloodthirsty games enjoyed by the ancient Romans. You will then visit the place where Romeo and Juliet fell in love and see Juliet’s famous balcony, the fortress of Castelvecchio which was the residence of the local princes and where you can see their tombs and even a mummy!
Your guide will share interesting facts, tell wonderful stories and engage the children in games and activities specifically tailored to their ages. At the end of the walking tour you will take the funicular to the top of Saint Peter’s Mount where you can enjoy spectacular views over the magical city of Verona.
- A minimum of 24 hours notice is required in order to reserve this tour. This does not guarantee availability, especially during high season.
- The excursion from Rome can include our private transportation service if you wish to combine your tour with a visit to Pisa.
- It is faster to arrive to Florence by train.
- Entrance tickets are required.
- This tour is available everyday except major holidays. Museums and major market attractions are closed on Mondays.
- This tour is mostly outdoors and will continue as scheduled in rainy weather. Bring appropriate raingear if rain is advised.
- Comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The terrain throughout the city contains cobblestones and other uneven pavement.
- Sunscreen and bottled water is recommended, especially during hot, sunny days.
- Our private transportation service uses late model 8-passenger Mercedes brand vans. If you choose this method for travel to Florence, you will travel comfortably and in style, not on a bus with a large group of other passengers.
Our trip was something I thought would be cool to experience for us, and it turned out to be better than I anticipated. That’s why I like to share my experience with others. My brother-in-law's family had never been to Rome, or Italy and my daughter wanted to spend her summer break with her twin cousin sisters, Ruth and Natalya. Then we planned a family tour to Rome.
I have traveled extensively with my daughter and was always searching for wonderful child friendly guides, who could capture my daughter's attention, who would make it interesting and meaningful too. We loved our trip to Rome. Our tour guides (Cristiana and Roberta) were really wonderful. They were easy going, knowledgeable, and also passionate. They treated our kids in such a way that they became friends of them.
We loved our trip to Rome. I asked each of the kids to tell me their favorite parts of the trip and this is what they had to say. Ruth’s favorite was visiting the Colosseum which is the most iconic landmark in the city. She wanted to film as much footage as she could while she was there because it was such a cool setting. Mayra’s favorite one was throwing coins in Trevi Fountain.
Natalya’s favorite was walking up the Spanish Steps and taking in the views of the city at the top. We ventured to the National Archaeological Museum. It was mind-blowing. What an awesome sight to see for the kids. I was surprised to see how interested they were in the Roman architecture. It was very peaceful and mind provoking. We had the best guides ever, because they made sure that we were well aware of the historical value behind everything we experienced.
The Vatican was amazing, too. Thanks a lot Cristiana and Roberta, as well as “Rome Tours With Kids” company for making our holiday such special and comfortable. We learned interesting facts and were able to breeze through these parts of our planned sightseeing and this made it possible to do so much more with our limited time in this glorious city. Rome really is an amazing space to wander around. It’s this ancient space that you can be in, touch, and explores; I recommend trying “Rome Tours With Kids” for private tours of Rome those who have kids.