020 8951 2900
Monday
22 October
9:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday
23 October
9:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday
24 October
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
25 October
9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday
26 October
9:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday
27 October
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
28 October
10:00am - 4:00pm
Shutterstock 93566209 Rialto Bridge And Gondolas In Venice

Experience the magic of timeless Venice at Christmas. The weather may be cold but with twinkling colourful lights, Christmas markets and plenty of local festive cheer we’ll be sure to experience a warm welcome in this enchanting city.

The Rialto Bridge at Night, Venice. Italy

Why go?

  • Find lights and gorgeous Christmas decorations all over Venice, even on the gondolas!
  • Venice - known also as the "Floating City" - has no roads accessible by car
  • Venetian Gothic architecture
  • City of masks
  • Seafood heaven

About this holiday

One of the best places to spend Christmas in Italy is Venice. With a week to explore and a spattering of lovely inclusions over the festive period, our new Italian Christmas tour has a traditional feel yet offers something for everyone.

Guided Tours

Based near beautiful St Mark’s Square, we spend our time sightseeing and exploring the historical centre of Venice including the opulent mosaics, statues and marble walls of Basilica of San Marco an the Doge’s Palace. A museum since 1923, the palace was once the residence of the Doge of Venice. Our second walking tour showcases 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 four bridges spanning the Grand Canal.

A day in 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. With a day tip included by train, 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.

A day in 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. Take the train out of Venice and discover the Scrovegni Chapel with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto as well as the local markets. Open every day except Sunday, we can get a real taster of life with friendly locals and vendors.

Christmas Markets

Soak up the atmosphere of the season with a visit to one the Christmas markets. Stroll the streets and stop at a local café for a hotel chocolate, or take in one of the many delightful Christmas concerts held throughout the city. It's sure to be a Christmas to remember!

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

Average Daily Maximum: 
Venice Dec 7°C

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Useful Information

Transfer time

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

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.

NB: A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing/travelling, sometimes with early starts.

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Choose an overseas holiday with confidence.  All holidays include flights and transfers in resort and are fully ATOL protected.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
22 Dec 2018 29 Dec 2018 7 All Ages £ 1729 Guaranteed Departure BOOK
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What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Venice with British Airways & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Double room for single use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Guided tour of Historical centre of Venice with entrance to Doge’s Palace
  • Calle & bridges tour in Venice
  • Return train tickets to Verona & Padua
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinner in local restaurants including Christmas Lunch and Christmas Dinner

What’s extra:

  • Insurance - see here
  • Tourist Tax - €3.50 pp per night payable on departure

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