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Monday
19 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday
20 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday
21 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
22 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday
23 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday
24 August
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
25 August
10:00am - 4:00pm
Shutterstock 93566209 Rialto Bridge And Gondolas In Venice

With a week to explore Venice, and additional trips to Padua and Verona too, our classically Italian Christmas tour offers something for everyone over the festive period. Soak up the atmosphere of the season, stroll the streets and stop at a local café for a delicious Italian coffee and cake. It's sure to be a Christmas to remember!

The Rialto Bridge at Night, Venice. Italy

Why go?

  • Celebrate Christmas differently this year!
  • See the gorgeous lights and Christmas decorations all over Venice, even on the gondolas!
  • Admire the Venetian Gothic architecture
  • You’ll be in seafood heaven

Itinerary

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Welcome to amazing Italy! Upon arrival at Venice Airport, we’ll proceed through immigration, collect our luggage and transfer by shared taxi boat to to a stop close to our hotel in Venice. In the evening we will join other Solos guests for a welcome drink at our hotel before enjoying a welcome dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight Venice

  • Accommodation 3 * Hotel La Fenice Et Des Artistes
  • MEALS Dinner included

After breakfast at our hotel we will begin our guided 2 hour city tour of Venice. Based near beautiful St Mark’s Square, we can spend our time sightseeing and exploring the historical centre of Venice, soaking in the opulent mosaics, statues and marble walls of Basilica of San Marco and the Doge’s Palace (entrance included). One of Venice’s main landmarks, the Doge's Palace was built in Venetian Gothic style and was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Venetian Republic, opening as a museum in 1923. Overnight Venice

  • Accommodation 3 * Hotel La Fenice Et Des Artistes
  • MEALS Breakfast included

After breakfast at the hotel, today is free for you to explore Venice independenty. In the evening we will gather for a Christmas Eve dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Venice

  • Accommodation 3 * Hotel La Fenice Et Des Artistes
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

After breakfast at the hotel, today is free for you to explore Venice independenty. Later we will enjoy Christmas lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, the rest of the day is free for you to explore Venice independently. Overnight Venice

  • Accommodation 3 * Hotel La Fenice Et Des Artistes
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

After breakfast we will walk (or take a water bus at your own cost) to the train station and take a train to Verona. We will meet our guide here and go on a half-day guided visit of Verona. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, and also known as Piccola Roma (little Rome), the enchanting city of Verona straddling the Adige river in northern Italy has so much to offer. We can explore this city's squares, bridges and odd creative masterpiece. December sees the entrance to the city illuminated by hundreds of lights which flow into the streets of the centre. Piazza dei Signori plays host to the exquisite ‘Christkindlmarkt’, full to the brim with wooden huts offering traditional crafts and decorations, gifts and of course delicious local specialities and desserts. In the afternoon we will return to Venice. Overnight Venice

  • Accommodation 3 * Hotel La Fenice Et Des Artistes
  • MEALS Breakfast included

After breakfast we will begin our guided visit of Venice (2 hours) with an English speaking guide. Our second walking tour will showcase the typical quarters of the city, with their beautiful lanes and bridges. Here we can discover La Fenice, Scala del Bovolo and Il Rialto: the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal. After tour, the rest of the day is free for you to explore Venice independently. Overnight Venice

  • Accommodation 3 * Hotel La Fenice Et Des Artistes
  • MEALS Breakfast included

After breakfast we will walk (or take a water bus at your own cost) to the train station and take a train to Padua. Padua is a picturesque city with arcaded streets that lead into open squares, and is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. We will meet our guide here and start our half-day guided walking tour of Padua which includes a visit to the Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni) with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, and a wander through the local markets. Open every day except Sunday, here we can get a real taste of life in Padua, with friendly locals and vendors. In the afternoon we will return to Venice. Overnight Venice

  • Accommodation 3 * Hotel La Fenice Et Des Artistes
  • MEALS Breakfast included

After breakfast we will transfer by taxi boat to Venice Airport from a stop that’s closer to the hotel.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Added value

  • Christmas Day lunch & Christmas Eve dinner

Hotel La Fenice Et Des Artistes ★★★

Named after the La Fenice Theatre, this uniquely located hotel is just a 5 minute walk from St Mark’s Square as well as the Rialto Bridge and market.

Rooms Include

Our bedrooms all feature air-conditioning, TV, radio, safe, minibar, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.

Facilities Include

Away from the crowds of Venice, this lovely quiet spot offers a relaxed bar, private courtyard and breakfast room offering continental buffet breakfast.

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

2 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hours

TEMPERATURE

Jan 11°C, Feb 12°C, Mar 15°C, Apr 18°C, May 22°C, June 26°C, Jul 29°C, Aug 29°C, Sept 26°C, Oct 21°C, Nov 15°C, Dec 12°C

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What’s included:

  • Scheduled return flights from London to Venice & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Double/twin room for single use
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • Half-day guided visit (2 hours) of the historical centre of Venice including Ducal Palace and St Mark Basilica
  • Entrance ticket to Ducal Palace in Venice
  • Half-day guided visit (2 hours) of Venice with an English speaking guide (of the Calle and Bridges)
  • Auriculars for the 2 visits of Venice
  • Half day guided visit of Verona with an English speaking guide
  • Half day guided visit of Padua with an English speaking guide
  • Entrance ticket of Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua
  • Auriculars for the visit of Padua
  • Train tickets Venice – Padua – Venice & Venice – Verona - Venice
  • Breakfast daily, Christmas day lunch and 2 dinners including Christmas Eve dinner
  • Solos Tour Leader

 What’s extra:

  • Meals not stated above
  • Drinks
  • Tips to the guide and driver
  • Insurance - see here
  • Tourist Tax - €3.50 pp per night payable on departure
  • During your stay you might want to purchase a pass for the Vaporetto water bus to explore Venice and its islands. It costs up to €60 for the weekly pass.

Useful Information

Passports & Visas
A full 10-year passport is required, valid for the duration of your stay. Holders of a British passport do not require a visa.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Italy Foreign Advice

If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements. Alternatively, you can apply for your Visa with our preferred partner the Travel Visa company by selecting the following link; Travel Visa Company.

Transfer time
The transfer time for the main tour between Venice Airport and the hotel is approximately 1 hour, depending on the traffic.

Currency

Euro

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of minimum £30.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.

Included programme
A sightseeing programme is included in your touring package.

Dress code
The dress code for during the day is casual. In the evenings the dress code is smart with gentlemen requested to wear a shirt and tie. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended.

Please note
A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing/travelling, some with early starts.

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  
22 Dec 2019 29 Dec 2019 7 All Ages £ 1699 BOOK

What’s included:

  • Scheduled return flights from London to Venice & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Double/twin room for single use
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • Half-day guided visit (2 hours) of the historical centre of Venice including Ducal Palace and St Mark Basilica
  • Entrance ticket to Ducal Palace in Venice
  • Half-day guided visit (2 hours) of Venice with an English speaking guide (of the Calle and Bridges)
  • Auriculars for the 2 visits of Venice
  • Half day guided visit of Verona with an English speaking guide
  • Half day guided visit of Padua with an English speaking guide
  • Entrance ticket of Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua
  • Auriculars for the visit of Padua
  • Train tickets Venice – Padua – Venice & Venice – Verona - Venice
  • Breakfast daily, Christmas day lunch and 2 dinners including Christmas Eve dinner
  • Solos Tour Leader

 What’s extra:

  • Meals not stated above
  • Drinks
  • Tips to the guide and driver
  • Insurance - see here
  • Tourist Tax - €3.50 pp per night payable on departure
  • During your stay you might want to purchase a pass for the Vaporetto water bus to explore Venice and its islands. It costs up to €60 for the weekly pass.

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