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Venice

Italy

Italy’s floating city

There is something utterly enchanting about a city with waterways in place of roads, and elegant gondolas gliding down the streets. Venice defies all logic: being built on a bed of mud and sand, this marvel of creative engineering continues to capture the hearts of travellers, with its romantic canals, fascinating history and exceptional architecture. You’re spoilt for choice with galleries full of world-renowned masterpieces, ornate buildings everywhere you turn, and a variety of museums packed with artefacts bringing the story of this magical city to life.

ADVENTURES IN VENICE

Experience the romance of this exquisite city

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“We took 39 people to Venice, our flight was fantastic with an easy check-in and a good flight. Coach transfers and the assistance were excellent, on time and were both polite. The hotel was excellent, very good food and rooms.”Sylvia, Group Organiser


From £339 per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month


Best time to go

January, February, March, October, November, December


Suggested Hotel

Ambasciatori Hotel, Mestre

  • Excellent value and ideal location for easy access to Venice
  • 4-star hotel with bed & breakfast
  • Attractive bar and lounge area ideal for groups
  • Comfortably furnished en-suite rooms
  • Modern restaurant

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.


Team Comments:

“January, February, March, & November are ideal months to travel to avoid the crowds and experience Venice as it should be.” (Jo)


Alternatives

Basilica San Marco

Venice’s main basilica is a beautiful piece of Byzantine architecture, rich with artwork from world-famous artists. Often coined the ‘Chiesa d’Oro’ or ‘The Golden Church’, the walls inside are opulently gilded, making the lavish interiors practically glow. Within, there are St Mark’s relics on the high church altar, grand domes depicting biblical scenes, and intricate mosaics.

Burano

This captivating Venetian lagoon island is awash with a rainbow of houses – it is said that the colourful dwellings were to help guide fishermen returning home through the misty lagoon. Burano’s charms include its exquisite handmade lace and the leaning bell tower. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere whilst surrounded by vibrant flowers and tranquil jade waters.

Querini Stampalia Museum

Discover everyday Venetian life during the 18th century in this fascinating museum. You’ll find an excellent collection of paintings, artefacts and furniture housed in luxurious rooms, including Hieronymus Bosch’s famous Visions of the Afterlife. There’s a ground floor café with a lovely garden to relax and refuel in.

Galleria dell'Accademia

This impressive gallery contains some of Venice’s finest masterpieces from the 14th to 18th centuries, with works by Canaletto, Titian and Bellini amongst many others. The Accademia was a former art school founded in 1750 – learn all about this intriguing history and explore over 24 rooms filled with glorious artwork

Doge's Palace

Previously the administrative headquarters of the Republic of Venice, which held power for 1,000 years, this striking building houses everything from council chambers to torture chambers! It’s known for its armoury, institutional rooms, prisons and of course, the Bridge of Sighs. Climbing the opulent 24-carat gilt staircase, you’ll explore a grand hall and some incredible artwork.


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