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City Break in Venice

From £354 pp

Italy, Venice

3 Days / 2 Nights

Private Tour of 2-8

City Break in Venice

What You'll Do

This city break in the gorgeous city of Venice is sure to amaze you from start to finish, whisking you away for a whirlwind weekend in the floating city.

Whether you begin your time in one of Italy’s most beautiful cities by admiring the beautiful canal or by walking along the iconic narrow streets and magnificent bridges along the canal, this stunning city is sure to amaze you!

Treat yourself to a chocolate tasting at the greatest Venetian maître chocolatier artisan workshop. You will be discovering the chocolate and coffee tradition in Venice which dates back to over three centuries ago. This delicacy will prove to be a true highlight of your trip.

Admire Doge’s Palace like never before with an expert local guide. This masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture and former residence of the Doge of Venice is truly beautiful.

You will also be enjoying the buzzing atmosphere in Venice more directly, taking a walking tour of the surrounding promenades and canals reaching the heart of the city, the Piazza San Marco and the self-titled Basilica, with its five domes. This iconic area of Venice is enchanting, whisking you away from the hustle and bustle of the city around you.

Experience
Highlights

Enjoy a delicious choclate tasting in a historic cafe

Explore the stunning landscape of Venice

Visit the iconic Doge's Palace with a local professional guide

Your Local Host:

Vincenzo and team

Our itineraries reveal the unexpected and often hard to find Italy that travellers have always dreamed of discovering - the legendary Italy you can get under the skin of to personally encounter the real country you often miss.

Every detail that makes your time spent travelling unforgettable will be taken care of: comfort, quality, exclusive visits, local voices and encounters. Our aim is to become a go-to group for those who seek the ultimate Italian experience by ensuring our visitors leave inspired and personally enriched after their time with us.

Experience Itinerary

Arrival Day

After arriving at your hotel, you can check in and spend the rest of the day as you desire. Whether you choose to begin your adventures by admiring the beautiful canal or by walking along the iconic narrow streets and magnificient bridges along the canal, this stunning city is sure to amaze you!

Dinner can be spent where you desire, immersing yourself in the delicious cuisine in Venice!

Accommodation

The BW Signature Hotel Olimpia, in Venice.

Overlooking the Rio Dei Tolentini canal, this refined hotel is 2 km from both the famed Ponte di Rialto and the Piazza San Marco and its iconic cathedral Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco.

The elegant, Venetian-style rooms feature 18th-century inspired furnishings is perfectly fitting to its gorgeous area.

Exploring Venice with a delicious chocolate tasting

After breakfast, enjoy your morning at leisure to discover Venice, an open-air museum which seems to float on the lagoon, giving it the name ‘floating city’.

The entirely walkable city is characterised by its gorgeous narrow and cobbled streets, as well as its stunning bridges across the canal. You will get lost in the beauty of Venice!

In the afternoon, you will be visiting a Venetian chocolatier. Here, you will be treating yourself with a chocolate tasting at the greatest Venetian maître chocolatier artisan workshop. This includes all delicious forms chocolate can come in: dragées, chocolate glazes, sprinkles, truffles, hot or cold chocolate to drink.

You will be discovering the chocolate tradition, which dates back more than three centuries. The first “coffee
and chocolate workshops” were founded here in Venice, making this experience even more authentic (and delicious)!

The rest of the afternoon and evening will be spent at your leisure. It is recommended you try out local restaurants, as Venice is famous for its delicious cuisine!

Accommodation

The BW Signature Hotel Olimpia, in Venice.

Visit Doge's Palace and Departure

After breakfast you will be meeting your local guide to visit the symbol of Venice: the gorgeous Doge’s Palace. Doge’s Palace is a true masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture and former residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Venetian Republic.

Its structure is stratified: the stunning ancient foundations, the overall iconic fourteenth-fifteenth century layout, the conspicuous Renaissance inserts, and even the sumptuous mannerist signs. This is the symbol of Venice for a reason!

At the end, take a walking tour of the surrounding promenades and canals, and reach the heart of the city: Piazza San Marco and the self-titled Basilica, with its five domes.

You can also immerse yourself into the beauty of Venice by discovering many other areas of the town, such as Dorsoduro or Cannaregio.

In the afternoon you will be ending your time in Venice, leaving to go back home.

Location Information

This city break is located in Venice, known as the floating city. Venice is one of Italy’s most picturesque cities, with its winding canals, striking architecture and beautiful bridges. The many stunning sights to see along your trip in Venice mean you will never get bored of this enchanting city.

  • 2 nights accommodation in the Hotel Olimpia, including breakfast and all city taxes
  • Visit to a famous chocolate workshop with tastings
  • Guided visit of Doge's Palace with a professional English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fee to Doge's Palace (ticket also includes the Archaeological National Museum and the Monumental rooms of the National Marcian Library)
  • 24 hour emergency line

FAQs

You will be staying in a classic room. This stunning Venetian-style room has a double queen or twin bed. You will have free WiFi throughout your stay in the hotel, as well as air conditioning and heating.

This is a 2 hour tour by a local professional guide. However, your entrance ticket also includes the Archaeological National Museum and the Monumental rooms of the National Marcian Library. This means you could continue visiting these highlights of Venice even after your tour has ended!