Kid-friendly tours in Europe
Family Travel Concierge offers variety of kids friendly tours provided by our partners from Context Travel. Here are just a few of them.
Florence Tour For Kids: Exploring Symbols and Legends
Florence is a like cultural playground for kids, embedded with cherished symbols that pop up all over town, sometimes when least expected. During this 2-hour tour of Florence for kids we join a local historian specially trained in visual thinking strategies for an interactive scavenger hunt for the great symbols of Florence. During the walk we'll use these symbols lilies, the Strozzi's moons, and many other to understand the Renaissance and how art and imagery inscribed the city with meaning.
Uffizi Tour for Kids: Crash Course
This 2.5-hour-long tour pairs families with specially trained guides for an interactive exploration of the Uffizi Gallery designed to bring this world-famous collection of Renaissance art to life for budding art enthusiasts and introduce them to the great masters of Italy.
We’ll start our time together with a short introduction in Piazza della Signoria, discussing the Uffizi's structure and its relation to Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's town hall, as well as the importance of the Medici family. After spending some time outside, we will then continue on to the museum, where we will spend roughly two hours exploring the collection.
Full Day Pompeii Tour for Kids
Pompeii offers kids an unparalleled view into ancient history. Frozen in time and wonderfully preserved, it is one of the few places in the world where ancient civilization comes to life so vividly. In this full-day Pompeii for Kids Tour, a day trip from Naples, we dive deeply into the ruins of Pompeii as well as another site of your choosing. The day is structured around a series of activities and led by an archaeologist or historian who has been trained in visual thinking strategies. This is a fantastic way to get the most out of a visit to Pompeii with kids.
Ancient Rome Tour for Kids: Discovering the Colosseum and Roman Forum
In our two-and-a-half-hour Ancient Rome tour we’ll visit the Colosseum and archaeological areas nearby, using hands-on activities to engage young people in the group and make history come alive. Our specially trained guide will help us explore the construction and history of this spectacular monument and paint a vivid picture of its history by using inquiry-based learning techniques to stimulate a lively discussion.
Venice Tour for Kids: Lion Hunt
Our most popular family tour in Venice, this three-hour Venice with Kids Tour uses lions the symbol of Venice to trace a route in and around the Rialto and San Marco area. We've designed this as an interactive, activity-filled experience with a good dose of fun to keep families with children aged 4-11 years interested and entertained. Our experts, who are trained in inquiry-based learning techniques, will introduce the children on the tour to the idea of symbol in a cityscape and why the lion in particular is peppered all over Venice. Tour includes St. Mark's Square, Rialto Bridge, and other spots in the center of the city.
Vatican Tour for Kids
In this three-hour tour, we'll explore the treasures of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica following roughly the same itinerary as our standard Vatican Tour in the company of a family art historian. Using interactive activities, we'll keep kids (and their lucky parents) focused on these world-famous artworks, from Raphael's frescoes and the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter's Pietà and Bernini’s Baldacchino.
Acropolis and Agora Tour for Kids with Skip-the-Line Tickets
In this three-hour Parthenon for Kids tour, we'll explore these questions and more as we wander through the ruins of the Acropolis and Agora and piece together a portrait of ancient Athenian society. Along the way we'll run through a series of activities and games that make the material come alive and help us explore the role of rites and rituals during antiquity.
British Museum Tour for Kids: Crash Course
This two-hour tour of the British Museum will stimulate children’s imagination as they explore mummies, Parthenon marbles, Roman mosaics, and other antiquities that represent fascinating civilizations from the past. Our archaeologists, trained in visual thinking strategies, will offer an interactive look at the ancient world and its traditions, religions, and people. Families on this tour will get to pick a civilization and trace their history, learning more about their day-to-day lives, and applying what they learn to our world today.
London in a Day for Kids
Explore London in a day with your family and a local expert. In this 6-hour introduction to London, we’ll make the most of our time there without tiring the little ones. Accompanied by a local expert trained to work with children, we’ll explore the city’s top sites and get a sense of its history through fun activities (along with scrumptious food!). This unique itinerary, which includes stops at the Tower of London, Borough Market and St. Paul’s Cathedral, is designed to help you make sense of London and understand its layered historical tapestry while having fun with the whole family.
Louvre Tour for Kids
This private 2.5-hour Louvre for Kids Tour, led by a specially trained family-friendly art historian, provides an interactive learning experience for children exploring the Louvre Museum’s many famous works of art. Innovative and engaging, this tour is tailored to the children’s interest to encourage curiosity and abstract thinking and change the way they experience museums.
Versailles Tour for Kids
Just outside Paris, the palace of Versailles and its surrounding gardens offer a magical world of historical discovery. Covering almost 1,000 acres, the vast grounds include perfectly landscaped jardins à la française, whimsical fountains, colossal statues, and hidden groves, perfect for young royals to play hide-and-go-seek. Our four-hour Versailles Palace Tour for Kids, led by a family-friendly scholar, explores the many wonders of the château and its world-famous gardens, tying both into the story of their grandiose creator, King Louis XIV of France.
Barcelona Tour For Kids
Barcelona is home to the largest population of dragons in Europe. Carved out of stone, pieced together with bright tiles, or forged in a hot fire and beaten into shape on an anvil, these creatures guard ancient and modern façades all over the city. Our 2-hr Barcelona for kids tour provides an orientation to the Gothic Quarter through an interactive "hunt" for the city's most iconic symbol, along the way revealing the history both legendary and real of the Catalan capital.
Prado Museum Tour For Kids
Our 2.5-hour Prado Museum for Kids private tour, featuring skip-the-line tickets, introduces children to its collection, which was predominantly commissioned and procured by the Spanish royal family. In the company of a family-friendly guide, our tour engages children with art on a personal level. We enter the lives of the families on display in the museum, from the Holy Family to Las Meninas, learning the stories about the characters represented the way that art has evolved through the centuries. The perfect educational activity in Madrid for kids.