There are few vacation destinations more magical than Venice, Italy. This town in northeast Italy that sits along the Adriatic Sea is a delightful combination of ancient architecture, unique craftsmanship, and romantic gondola rides. Immerse yourself in Venice's culture and participate in a guided walking tour to see world-renowned architecture such as that of St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Plan an excursion to the island of Murano, known for its exquisite commitment to craftsmanship in the form of glassblowing, and then enjoy a leisurely gondola ride as you sail through the heart of Venice along the Grand Canal.
Day 01: OUT-BOUND FLIGHT
Board your overnight flight to Italy.
Day 02: VENICE
Arrive in Venice. Transfer on your own (optional water taxi service available through Trips2Italy, please ask your travel specialist for details). Check into your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure to relax and get acquainted with this enchanting city.
Day 03: VENICE
After a good and healthy Italian breakfast, get ready to discover the architectural and artistic beauty of Venice. You will have plenty of time at leisure to stroll through the "calle" (typical, narrow streets) and numerous canals. Book a Half Day guided walking tour of Venice (ask your Trips2Italy travel specialist for details) for an exploration of the historical center of the city and its magnificent monuments: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs. Perhaps take time to shop in the crafters’ boutiques and enjoy a great meal of fresh seafood.
Day 04: VENICE
Breakfast at the hotel and off again! You may take an excursion to Murano Island and visit a glass workshop to learn how the local artisans create a unique piece of glass art or visit Burano Island, renowned for its lace making tradition and colorful buildings. You can also continue your discovery of Venice and its artistic wonders, such as the Guggenheim Museum, which hosts a collection of 20th century art. Before dinner, don't forget to enjoy an authentic bellini for your "aperitivo".
Day 05: VENICE
After your last breakfast in Venice, join the locals around the Rialto Market, a lively market with fresh seafood and vegetables. Get lost as you make your way through the tiny calle, you are sure to find more hidden treasures of this mysterious and unique city. In the afternoon, say farewell to this romantic city during a typical gondola to enjoy the best views of the canals and wonderful historic buildings.
Day 06: RETURN FLIGHT
Transfer to Venice airport for your return flight to home.
PACKAGE START AT $884.00 INCLUDES:
· Round trip flights in economy class with in-flight meals, drinks and entertainment (*)
· 4 nights accommodation in a premium 3 star Hotel in Venice main Island (**)
· 4 Daily Italian Buffet Breakfasts
· Vat Taxes and Service Charges (in Italy) included
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
· U.S. & Foreign Departure Taxes and Surcharges Fee(s) assessed by the Airlines.
· Hospitality city tax which varies by city and hotel category. If applicable it has to be paid locally to the hotel.
· All that is not listed under “PACKAGE INCLUDES”.
(*) Rate based on NYC departure gates. Alternative U.S. departure cities available upon request at 1-866-GO ITALY or Email to a Trips2italy Travel Expert.
(**) Rate based on two adult persons sharing a double or twin bedded room with private bathroom. Single rooms are available at an additional supplement. Children’s, triple room rates and alternative accommodation arrangements are available upon request. (Additional and different charges may apply).