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Grand Canal, Venice

Luxury Venice City-Break

4-day tailor-made city-break from £910 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Explore Venice and its island surrounds on private walking tours, exclusive boat trips and gondola punts

Highlights

  • Stay in luxury that overlooks the Grand Canal as you explore Venice’s maze of waterways, piazzas and back alleys
  • Let a gondola punt and private city tour bring the romance and history of this floating city to life
  • Head out on an exclusive boat tour of the Venetian islands, contrasting their rural ideal with canals lined with multi-coloured glassworks

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Recommended for:
City | City-break | Short break

Venice’s mercantile past has brought great riches to this once all-powerful republic – a wealth that stands today in gold-dipped basilicas and grand Gothic palaces. You’ll explore it all on an exclusive guided tour before turning out to the city’s surrounding islands on a private boat trip. There’s the colourful tumble of Murano’s canal-side beauty and the greener aspect of remote Torcello and its ancient churches. Of course, there’s also time for that most quintessential of Venetian experiences – the gondola punt.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Venice

Flying into Venice, your transfer will bring you to your central hotel, the historic delights of Baglioni Hotel Luna – an aristocratic Venetian palace complete with 18th century painted ceilings, overlooking the Grand Canal itself. To welcome you to the city, we’ve included a trip on a gondola. You’ll have the option of either an afternoon laze along the storied waterways or an evening jaunt, watching the city’s famed Baroque architecture come to life with atmospheric lighting.

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Day 2
Venice

After your generous Italian buffet spread you’ll orientate yourself with a walking tour of the city. Your private guide will shed some light on its rich, innovating past while showcasing its landmarks including the famous St. Mark’s Square. Since its 9th century inception, the piazza has been venerated with everything from a golden Venetian-Byzantine basilica to the Gothic grandeur of the Doge’s Palace. You’ll enjoy entrance to the latter to fully appreciate its stucco detailing, grand statues and 16th century full-wall works by such names as Tintoretto. Other highlights include the square’s near 100-metre-high brick bell tower, one of Venice’s icons.

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3
Venice

To help you explore further, your third day will be given over to a private boat tour out to the Venetian islands. Murano is the best known, famous for its beautiful glasswork factories. You’ll visit its elegant square and historic churches, including the 12th century Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato and its grand Byzantine mosaics. There’s also the chance to pick up some of the island’s famous artisan crafts – lace work complements the glass wear – on visits to the island’s museums and boutiques, housed in a pretty patchwork of brightly coloured buildings. Conversely, lesser-visited Torcello is known for its slower pace of life. Here, terracotta mazes are replaced by open greenery and the region’s oldest church – the Church of Santa Fosca. From its 11th century Greek-cross plan, you’ll enjoy stunning views over the island and surrounding lagoon. After lunch at an island of your choice, your guide will take you back to Venice.

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 4
Venice/UK

On your last day in Venice we recommend an optional food and wine walking tour. The city has long been known for its unique gastronomy, with local seafood and handmade pasta taking centre stage. This being Italy, it’s all matched with some of the country’s finest varietals. Otherwise, you’ll have the day at leisure to lose yourself in the rabbit warren of canals and alleyways before your flight home.

Meals: B

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

4-day tailor-made city-break from £910 incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £910 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £1,465 pp. incl. flights

Valid for travel: 01 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct 2019

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport executive lounge access
  • Return flights to Venice
  • Private water taxi transfers including "Meet & Greet" on arrival 
  • 3 nights accommodation at Baglioni Hotel Luna on a B&B basis in a Superior Double Room
  • A 30-minute private Gondola ride
  • A private guide, taking you on a city tour of the highlights, including St Mark's Square and Doge's Palace
  • A group boat tour of the Venice Lagoon Islands

* 06-11 May 2019 -  Venice holds its Biennale Festival and longer minimum stays are applicable at the majority of Venice hotels

Special Offer of Stay 3 / Pay 2 valid for 25 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 / 06 Jan - 21 Feb 2019 / 01 Nov - 24 Nov 2018 / 10 Mar - 28 Mar 2019

Weekend surcharges apply

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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