6 days

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We are sorry to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has become necessary to reschedule this tour. Your safety and wellbeing are our utmost priorities, so we do hope you understand this enforced change of travel arrangements. A new date will be confirmed shortly. For more information, please read our full statement about the Coronavirus here. If you are booked onto this tour, you can get in touch with our friendly sales team on 01722 713800, who are ready to help.

Summary

At the head of the Adriatic, floating on the ephemeral islets of the lagoon, is the city of Venice. We explore the history of this maritime republic through its great churches, palaces and museums. We start with a visit to Altinum, the once wealthy Roman coastal city abandoned after Atila’s incursions in AD 452 when people made their way to the safety of the islands in the lagoon. We then visit the islands of Torcello, site of the first settlement in the Venetian lagoon and Murano, famed for its glass. This is a very privileged view of the city. We have special access to the iconic Doge’s palace, where we visit the cells and historic offices of state. We explore the once-mighty republic on-foot and by boat. Our tour culminates with a private evening visit to St Mark’s Basilica a chance to view the gilded ‘Chapel’ of the Venetian Patriarchs in splendid isolation, after the crowds have departed.

Tour highlights:

  • Travel by private transportation to the islands of Torcello and Murano
  • Watch the stunning fireworks on New Year's Eve from the Island of San Giorgio
  • A private visit to the iconic Doge’s Palace
  • A special evening visit to the Basilica of Saint Mark

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Today's Price
£3,295

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £675

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Dr Eireann Marshall

Guide Lecturer

An Honorary Research Fellow for the Open University, Dr Eireann Marshall is bilingual (Italian and English), and she has led many Andante tours.

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Leonie Loudon

Tour Manager

Leonie Loudon is a very experienced tour manager and lived in Italy for six years working as an English teacher and travel copywriter.

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Grand Canal in Venice
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
28 December 2020 AVEX201228 28 December 2020 (Monday) 2 January 2021 (Saturday) Dr Eireann Marshall Leonie Loudon £3,295
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£500 £675

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