Every year in February, the Venetian Festival known as the Venice Carnival kicks in. From theme-based shows on water to luxurious outfits, decorated boats and amazing fine dishes - Venice blossoms during the Carnival, as a celebration that marks the history and tradition of the city on water and celebrates the love for food and wine.
The tour begins and ends in Venice, where you are transferred to an exclusive hotel in Central Venice. The Venetian Carnival experience begins on the second day with the Bacari tour and the amazing wine bars, fresh dishes and the charm of the vibrant Venice in February. The rest of the tour includes a visit on some of the best monuments and sights in Venice as well as the most luxurious palaces that are only accessible on water.
Day 01: Venice Arrival | Upon arrival at Venice Airport you will be met and greeted by our English Speaking Representative. Private transfer to your Hotel in Central Venice. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel in Venice.
Day 02: Venice Arrival | Breakfast at the Hotel. Spend the morning at leisure. In the afternoon you will meet with our expert guide-sommeliers for a “ Bacari tour “, they will introduce you the hidden Venice by this food & wine experience. The Bacari, the local down-to-earth version of wine bars, serve tapas like “cicheti”, traditionally washed down with a glass of wine, and Venetians stop to snack and socialize before and after meals. They are called “Bacari” in honour to Bacchus, the God of Wine.... We’ll drink wine and eat “cicheti“, cheese, seafood or cold cut appetizers freshly made during the day. Wandering from place to place we shall learn more about the people of the old Venice and the lifestyle of a community of pedestrians! Late afternoon return to hotel and rest. Welcome Dinner with drinks included. Overnight at the hotel in Venice.
Day 03: Venice | Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning enjoy a customized visit of the most spectacular monuments and sights of Venice, including the Doge’s Palace, the Jails, the Bridge of the Sighs, Saint Mark square and Basilica. Our guide will pick you up at the hotel and you will reach the Ducal Palace, once the Residence of the Doge of Venice, and the supreme authority of the “Serenissima” Republic. Visit the Ducal apartments decorated with frescoes by Tintoretto and Veronese, the Senate and the jails connected to the Palace through the bridge of the Sighs. You will continue the tour with the main church of the city, the Basilica of St. Mark. Cathedral it is famous to be one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture with its beautiful mosaics. Enjoy a gondola tour of Venice, where you will visit parts of the city that are only accessible by this means of transport. As you glide silently along these inviting waterways, you will be transported back in time to when the main means of transportation for Venetian nobility were these vessels. Lunch at a characteristic Venetian Restaurant beverages included. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner at a characteristic Venetian Restaurant beverages included. Overnight in Venice.
DAY 04: Venice | Morning: This morning we will meet our guide at the hotel and we will explore the fascinating world of to the exclusive Venetian Mask and Costumes Atelier and will show you how the most famous traditional products are created. Over the centuries Venice has provided superior quality handmade products that were exported all over the world for the use of the privileged few. Today the simple word “Venice” still conjures up an atmosphere of sensuous luxury, sophisticated elegance and a myriad of a joyful tactile and visual sensations. Far from the beaten tracks, you will discover and make tours the “pearls” of Venice's top handcraft tradition: velvets, brocades, perfumes, Carnival masks, gold and silver jewelry, beads and other wonders. You will visit first the Luigi Bevilacqua atelier, the top quality luxury Venetian manufacturer of brocades, damasks, satins, trimmings velvets, lampasses, hand-woven velvets. Then you will visit the brand new Museum open in Venice at Palazzo Mocenigo “ Between fashion and fragrances “ the first Museum in Italy dedicated to perfumes .Along the new Museum itinerary, visitors can rediscover the atmosphere of the original 18th-century environment and have and have a comprehensive framework of the habits and customs of that period, thanks to exhibition spaces dedicated to the most important nucleus of textiles , clothing and accessories of the 18th-century, conserved in the Center for Studies of the History of Textiles and Costume of Palazzo Mocenigo. Inside the new path an unprecedented musicological proposal dedicated entirely to the history of Perfume and Essences Early afternoon back to hotel and free time. Lunch at a characteristic Venetian Restaurant beverages included. Evening: Venetian Mask Gala dinner at Palazzo Pisani Moretta. Transfers by private water taxi to and from the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Venice.
Day 05: Venice Departure | After breakfast at the Hotel enjoy a Private Transfer to Venice Airport.
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Prices in Euro
Starting at € 2,985
4* Standard Hotels
€ 2,985 per person