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Highlights of Venice

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,803

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Indulge in Venetian culture as you stay in first-class accommodations and enjoy exclusive tours through Venice. Learn about the magical city on the water on a private walking tour and traditional gondola ride. Then leave the city and explore Verona and Amarone to see the city that inspired Shakespeare and enjoy a wine tasting!


This 4-day Italy vacation takes you to Venice to see its most popular sites. It features first-class accommodations and a mix of private and small group tours. 

Your trip to Italy showcases Venice, the gorgeous city of canals that used to be a world capital of commerce and culture. Built on a lagoon of 117 islands in the Adriatic Sea, Venice remains one of Europe’s most-cherished destinations. Get acquainted with this gorgeous medieval city with a private walking tour that starts in St. Mark’s Square and takes you into hidden corners of the city to see the home of Marco Polo, the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo, commonly referred to as Venice’s Pantheon, and capping off the tour at the Rialto Bridge, which unites the city overtop the Grand Canal. Later that day, enjoy the quintessential Venetian experience of a gondola ride down the Grand Canal and onto side canals to admire the city from the water. The next day, head outside the city to discover the regions of Verona and Amarone and taste some of their celebrated wine vintages. You’ll learn about the real people that inspired Romeo and Juliet and tour a vineyard to learn about Amarone wine. 

At the end of your stay, head to the airport to connect to your next destination. Consider exploring more of Italy as this trip to Venice makes a great starting point for a longer Italian vacation. 


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,803

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Day 1

Venice Train Station or Piazzale Roma Car Terminal to Hotel in Venice with Difficult Canal Surcharge

Duration1 Hour

Ruzzini Palace Hotel

In the 18th century, this Venice palace was home to one of the city's most prominent families, including doge Carlo Ruzzini. Renovated by renowned architect Bartolomeo Manopola, the building is now the luxurious Ruzzini Palace Hotel Venice. Overlooking the square of the Church of Santa Maria Formosa, the hotel is centrally located within walking distance to most of Venice's most popular attractions, including St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. Experience all this while living like an aristocrat in dramatic Venetian style.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Ruzzini Palace Hotel

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    Ruzzini Palace Hotel



    In the 18th century, this Venice palace was home to one of the city's most prominent families, including doge Carlo Ruzzini. Renovated by renowned architect Bartolomeo Manopola, the building is now the luxurious Ruzzini Palace Hotel Venice. Overlooking the square of the Church of Santa …

    In the 18th century, this Venice palace was home to one of the city's most prominent families, including doge Carlo Ruzzini. Renovated by renowned architect Bartolomeo Manopola, the building is now the luxurious Ruzzini Palace Hotel Venice. Overlooking the square of the Church of Santa Maria Formosa, the hotel is centrally located within walking distance to most of Venice's most popular attractions, including St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. Experience all this while living like an aristocrat in dramatic Venetian style.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge Bar

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Day 2

Classic Venice Saint Mark's Area - Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a 2 hour private walking tour of Venice with an English speaking local Guide. See St. Mark's Square, the heart of political and religious power of the Venetian Republic for centuries, and learn the history that lies behind the walls of its most famous landmarks; the Basilica and its Byzantine heritage, the Doge's Palace and its adjoining prisons, that retain the true secrets to comprehend how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities in the western world. Then, leave St. Mark's behind you to discover the enchanting Hidden Venice. Following a monumental route, your guide will narrate the in-depth history of Venice from its origins to the modern-day. You'll hear tales of illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo and Casanova. Other highlights include Marco Polo's House, a Merchants Warehouse, the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa with its outstanding Venetian Palaces, the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo (the Pantheon of Venice), and at the Scuola di San Marco; you'll learn about the famous Confraternities (Schools) of merchants and artisans that provided the foundations of the Venetian mercantile empire. This walking tour of Venice finishes at the evocative Rialto Bridge overlooking the Grand Canal and the Rialto Market. Entrances are not included.

Duration2 Hours

Private Gondola Ride Day (Summer)

Today, sit back, relax and admire the views during an exciting, traditional Venetian Gondola ride.
After boarding your gondola, your fully licensed Gondolier will navigate your vessel through the narrow canals and beneath the many stone bridges of Venice during a serene, half-hour gondola ride. Gently guide on this traditional means of aquatic travel along the Venetian Grand Canal, passing the many landmarks and sites that have made Venice a global tourist hub. A quintessential Venetian experience!

Duration30 Minutes
Day 3

Verona and Amarone (ex. Venice)

Verona and Amarone is a day tour from Venice of 8 hours that let you discover the magic of the wonderful city of Verona Italy, during three hours of free time, and take the opportunity to have a wine tasting in a vineyard in the Valpolicella region. Learn more about the famous 'Amarone' italian wine.
The Tour starts when we arrive in the centre of Verona at Piazza Bra where the world famous 1st Century Arena is located (third largest in Italy); it has over 22.000 seats and is the perfect place for outdoor operas and concerts.
You will have approximately two and a half hours of free time to visit the house of Juliet (as in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet), the historical Piazza delle Erbe and some of the exclusive shops around the city.
After Verona, we will head on over to the medieval towns of the Valpolicella region, time for an optional lunch and a chance to visit the 13th Century church of San Giorgio, with its splendid altar dating back to 712 a.d., from where there are some of the most beautiful, panoramic views of Sirmione and Lake Garda.
From here we drive to a vineyard to have a guided visit and learn more about the famous 'Amarone' wine. We will enjoy tasting some of the different wines they produce and have a chance to purchase a few bottles to take with you, such as Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella.
Then just sit back and enjoy the views as we return to Venice.

Duration8 Hours
Day 4

Venice Hotel to Venice Marco Polo Airport with Difficult Canal Surcharge

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Sunday, Wednesday: April to October

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights first class accommodations in Venice
  • Private transfers between train stations and hotels
  • Private walking tour in Venice
  • Private Gondola Ride
  • Small group Verona and Amarone tour - max 8 guests
  • Breakfast daily, 1 wine tasting

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Excursions
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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15 Aug 2021

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As there is so much to see and do in many of our City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, you should consider staying longer. Below is a list of suggestions that can be added to your stay.

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