Day Tour

Daily Life in Venice for Families (2 Hours 30 Minutes)

Context Travel

Venice, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 30 Mar 2019

Daily Life in Venice for Families (2 Hours 30 Minutes)

Venice, Italy

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Our 2.5-hour Daily Life in Venice walk for families takes place largely within an area of Venice that tourists rarely visit, passing from the neighborhoods of Santa Croce and San Polo to Dorsoduro. The focus is the lives of Venetian families, both rich and poor, and their relationship to public and private urban space, touching both upon life for modern families and children, as well as looking at how families have functioned in the lagoon through history. Costume, games, processions, and traditions will be touched upon to draw comparison and contrast between our own lives and those of Venetian families.

Led by one of our family trained experts, some stops during our time together may include a visit to Venetian palace, now a museum of costumes and furniture from the early modern period, where families have the opportunity to view original period costumes, as well as public squares where bull fights and other public spectacle took place. We will discuss the way children and young people lived and studied, their activities and options, and in particular focus on the nature of work and play in the early modern city. Role playing, acting out stories, and visual observation are just some of the strategies that will be employed to create an interactive way for children to get a clearer picture of how families have lived in Venice.

In order to plan the best possible experience for children, it would be helpful for us know some background. Have they traveled to other countries in the past? If so, where? Have they studied any subjects in school that would relate to the walk? Are they interested in art, music, even food? The more we know, the better.

Due to the very interactive nature of this program and given the educational environment our docent aim to evoke, we adhere to a very strict maximum of 6 participants. Groups larger than 6 will need to book two separate walks that can run concurrently, but with different docents.

About Us

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and heritage that make these cultural capitals amazing. With no more than six people, you'll participate in an intimate, hands-on, conversational experience. No Tour Guides - Our docents are first and foremost scholars or specialists, with MAs, Ph.D.s, or other terminal degrees in their fields of study.

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Terms & Conditions

Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the docent. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within three business days need to be made by phone to the emergency number provided in your confirmation email. Cancellations within three business days made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored. Other terms and conditions may apply.

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By: Joe C

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Without question they did a superb job.
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By: MJ

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2018

The trip was our first experience with Context and it was amazing!
Travel Advisor:  Donna Peacock
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By: Shari

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2018

The 6 person maximum of Context tours really made for an intimate learning experience. The docents they get to lead the groups were top notch!
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Millington