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Prato della Valle, a large, public square in Padova adorned with statues and a canal. The square is one of the largest publi…

Located just under an hour from Venice, the lovely town of Padua in north-eastern Italy makes for a perfect getaway over the New Year. With its priceless frescoes, historical cobbled streets and fabulous food markets, here we can experience an Italian New Year with a difference.

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Why Go?

  • Take in the sights of Padua on a walking tour
  • Enjoy the sights and smells of the local food markets
  • New Years Day Wine Tasting!
  • Centrally located hotel for easy access to the sights of this historical city

Picturesque Padua

With its hip student population from the second-oldest university in Italy, Padua has been compared to the likes of Oxford but without the punting. We have a couple of guided tours included in our break, giving us a great opportunity to view the different aspects of the city. Our guided art tour is sure to take us to biggest attraction of the town: the Scrovegni Chapel with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto. There is also fine architecture, arcaded streets, parks and gardens to explore.

Food Markets

Often the best way to eat in Italy is to visit the local market. Our second guided tour introduces us to a couple of the fabulous food markets. Open every day except Sunday, we can get a real taster of life with friendly locals and vendors boasting some of the best food including fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meat and not forgetting delicious Italian wines.

Wine Tour

Our final inclusion during our time in Padua is a wonderful wine tour. On New Year’s Day we will visit one of the local wine producers for a classic tasting.

Hotel Europa ★★★

Our hotel is perfectly located in the historical centre of the city near the Scrovegni Chapel.

Facilities include

This refined hotel features a quality restaurant as recommended in the Michelin guide as well as a gym.

Rooms Include 

The well-equipped bedrooms feature air-conditioning, minibar, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe and Wi-Fi.

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

2 hours 30 minutes

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:
Jan 6°C, Feb 8°C , Mar 13°C, Apr 15°C, May 20°C, Jun 24°C, Jul 26°C, Aug 26°C, Sept 22°C, Oct 16°C, Nov 11°C, Dec 7°C 

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What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Venice with British Airways & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Guided walking tour of Padua
  • Walking Art tour of Padua
  • Walking tour of Padua’s food markets
  • Wine tasting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily & 2 dinners including New Year Eve Gala dinner

What’s extra:

  • Insurance - see here

Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online; The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport. 

  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Venice Airport to the hotel is approximately 45 minutes depending on traffic.

Included Programme
During your holiday, we have included a guided tour of the the city, a walking tour of Padua's food markets and wine tasting.

Gratuities
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below.

Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €15.00. 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 add on.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
Dec 7ºC

Dress Code
Casual daytime wear is recommended. Comfortable shoes are a “must” for sightseeing. Smart casual clothes will be ideal for the evenings - the emphasis throughout being informality.

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What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Venice with British Airways & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Guided walking tour of Padua
  • Walking Art tour of Padua
  • Walking tour of Padua’s food markets
  • Wine tasting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily & 2 dinners including New Year Eve Gala dinner

What’s extra:

  • Insurance - see here

Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online; The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport. 

  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

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