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Bellissimo Venice Opera Weekend Break

Break Available: All year around
4 days

Price Per Person: From £1,195

Fantastic special occasion break featuring opera at La Fenice, one of Venice’s most exquisite opera house. Enjoy an opera or the ballet in the best seats in the house. La Fenice is a stunningly beautiful opera house of true Venetian design.

La Fenice Opera Schedule

Venice is perfect for the first timer or the regular returner and is within easy reach of many Italian cities including Verona, Milan and for those wanting to go a bit further Rome!

Italian Short Breaks are a legally authorised trading body who are officially permitted to sell tickets for La Fenice Opera House in Italy. Many ticket only web sites are not legally authorised to do so. We will always guarantee your seats and ticket level at booking stage.

Why Italian Short Breaks?

Highlights

  • Attend stunning La Fenice Opera House in Stall Opera Tickets (Top seats)
  • 3 nights in fantastic hotel within minutes of St Mark’s Square
  • Flexibility to tailor the break to suit you
  • Private airport transfers
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Day by Day Itinerary
 
 
 

Day 1
Fly to Venice, Private Meet & Greet Watertaxi Transfer to your hotel

Day 1
Fly to Venice, Private Meet & Greet Watertaxi Transfer to your hotel

Fly to Venice and private meet & greet watertaxi transfer to your hotel.

Hotel Bonvecchiati is a highly stylised 4 star hotel just behind St Mark’s Square. As well as being perfectly located, this hotel has a lovely outdoor restaurant overlooking the canals.

Enjoy gondolas gliding past you while you dine on locally sourced traditional Venetian dishes, including fish risotto and other assorted seafood dishes.

Evening at leisure.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Venice - Upgrade to 5 Star Hotel Metropole
  • Venice - Gourmet Tasting Meal at The Met
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Venice - Upgrade to 5 Star Hotel Metropole

For those wanting to really enjoy Venice and treat a loved one, why not upgrade your hotel to 5 Star Hotel Metropole. Located on the Grand Canal, with only a 10 mins walk from St Mark’s Square, you are right in the centre of the main heart of Venice.

Price Per Person: From £40 per person per night

Standard double room at Hotel Metropole, Venice
Lounge area at Hotel Metropole, Venice
Outdoor dining at Hotel Metropole, Venice

Venice - Gourmet Tasting Meal at The Met

Enjoy a sumptuous gourmet tasting dinner  prepared by the Michelin Starred Chef at The Met restaurant in the beautiful Hotel Metropole, using locally sourced ingredients.

Price Per Person: From £165

Restaurant at Hotel Metropole, Venice
Dining at Hotel Metropole, Venice
Hotel Metropole Gourmet tasting meal, Venice

Day 2
Day at leisure and Attend La Fenice for the Opera

Day 2
Day at leisure and Attend La Fenice for the Opera

Day at leisure to explore Venice using your Venice Pass Card. This card provides free beat the queues access to both the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica.

The Doge’s Palace showcases the true wealth and history of the Venetian empire and includes walking over The Bridge of Sighs leading to the prison which Casanova was briefly housed in before his escape.

The Basilica is a perfect blend of East meets West with it’s Venetian-Turkish design. It is worth paying the €2 fee (subject to change) to enter the roof. As well as enjoying the views over St Mark’s Square, notice the four horses on the roof. The originals are kept just inside for you to view, and are trophies of a previous battle with Istanbul.

One thing is definite; there are so many fantastic things to do in Venice, you will certainly be entertained!

This evening attend the opera at La Fenice. La Fenice, (The Phoenix) is aptly named as it has burnt down twice in its lifetime. It has been recently re-mastered to its former glory. Enjoy your Stall seating, which is the best in the house, as the lights go down and the opera begins!

Click to find out more about Seating advice and your evening at the opera.

Click on the video image opposite for a sample of some of the wonderful performances.

2020:

JANUARY:
La Traviata (Verdi) – 04, 05, 18, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29
A Hand of Bridge (Bartok) – 17, 19, 21, 23, 25

FEBRUARY:
Duse (Neumier) Ballet – 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti) – 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25

MARCH:
Carmen (Bizet) – 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31

APRIL:
Carmen (Bizet) – 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Rigoletto (Verdi) – 23, 26, 29

MAY:
Rigoletto (Verdi) – 02, 06, 08, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29
Faust (Gounod) – 22, 24, 26, 28, 30

JUNE:
Rinaldo (Handel) – 19, 21, 25, 27
Roberto Devereux (Donizetti) – 26, 28, 30

JULY:
Rinaldo (Handel) – 01, 03
Roberto Devereux (Donizetti) – 02, 04

AUGUST:
La Traviata (Verdi) – 27, 29
Aida (Verdi) – 23, 28, 30

SEPTEMBER:
La Traviata (Verdi) – 03, 04, 06, 08, 10, 11, 12, 20, 24, 26
Aida (Verdi) – 01, 02, 05, 09, 13
Il Trovatore (Verdi) – 25, 27

OCTOBER:
Il Trovatore (Verdi) – 04, 10, 13
The Barber of Seville (Rossini) – 03, 08, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27

Header photo and photos 3-8 opposite copyrighted to Teatro La Fenice.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Venice - Private Highlights Tour
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Venice - Private Highlights Tour

For first timers to Venice, this is a great introduction. Your own private guide will take you on a 3-4 hr tour around the Basilica and Doges Palace. You will be able to walk through the prison made famous for temporarily housing Casanova, along with walking over the Bridge of Sighs; prisoners last glimpse of the outside world.

Price Per Person: £230 per person

Autumn in St Mark's Square, Venice
Gondola, Venice
Venice Basilica

Day 3
Day at Leisure to tailor-make to you

Day 3
Day at Leisure to tailor-make to you

Today you can either take yourself off for a wander, or alternatively add in one of our Optional Extras.

We recommend our Lagoon Excursion Optional Extra. If however, this is your first time to Venice then you can’t go home without a gondola ride!

To find out more about a Venice Opera Trip.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Venice - Lagoon Island Regular Excursion
  • Venice - Semi Private Tour of Murano & Burano
  • Venice - Gondola Ride
  • Venice - Gourmet Tasting Meal at The Met
  • Venice - Musica a Palazzo Opera Evening
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Venice - Lagoon Island Regular Excursion

Begin this 4hr excursion sailing past San Giorgio Maggiore before disembarking on your first island of Murano. Murano is known for its glass manufacturing and the tour includes a visit to one of the factories.

Travel onwards to Burano, an archipelago of four islands, and sample the lace which Burano is famous for.

Finish the tour on Torcello, visiting the cathedral and church on this quieter island. Transfer back to Venice.

Please note this is in a small group and is not private.

Price Per Person: £30

Murano Island, Venice
Burano Island
Torcello, Venice

Venice - Semi Private Tour of Murano & Burano

The boat will collect you and take you onto both Murano and Burano with your guide. For no more than 8 people in total, this semi private tour, also includes a glass blowing demonstration on Murano.

Price: From £170 per person for the small group (up to 8 people in total), to Burano and Murano with glass blowing introduction. Please note this is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only.

Murano Island, Venice
Burano Island, Venice
Glass blowing, Murano

Venice - Gondola Ride

Take the complimentary hotel watertaxi into Venice to start your sunset gondola ride tour. Sit back and relax seeing this floating city the only way it can truly be seen.

Head along the Grand Canal past a vista of stunning palaces and bridges, before your 30mins tour comes to a finish.

Price Per Person: £65 per person

Gondola, Venice
Gondola, Venice
Gondola ride under The Bridge of Sighs, Venice

Venice - Gourmet Tasting Meal at The Met

Enjoy a sumptuous gourmet tasting dinner  prepared by the Michelin Starred Chef at The Met restaurant in the beautiful Hotel Metropole, using locally sourced ingredients.

Price Per Person: From £165

Restaurant at Hotel Metropole, Venice
Dining at Hotel Metropole, Venice
Hotel Metropole Gourmet tasting meal, Venice

Venice - Musica a Palazzo Opera Evening

Whether you are an opera lover wanting a new opera experience, or someone wanting a taster of the opera, this is a great option. Located just along the Grand Canal, this opera takes place right in front of you. There is no stage but only a limited number of chairs, with the singers performing right in front of you!

Click on the first photo for a short video.

Schedule 2019:
La Traviata – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
The Barber of Seville – Wednesdays & Sundays
Rigoletto – Fridays

Price: £100 per person.

Musica a Palazzo, Venice
Musica a Palazzo, Venice
Musica a Palazzo, Venice

Day 4
At Leisure until Private Watertaxi Transfer for flight home

Day 4
At Leisure until Private Watertaxi Transfer for flight home

Private watertaxi transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Alternatively, if your night at the opera has given you a taste for more, why not add a few extra days onto your trip and spend them in Milan La Scala is one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world and performs stunning operas most months of the year. They also have some fantastic ballets.

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Hotel Bonvecchiati - Venice (4 Star)

Hotel Bonvecchiati, Venice entrance
Standard room at Hotel Bonvecchiati, Venice
Hotel Bonvecchiati, Venice outdoor dining
Reception at Hotel Bonvecchiati, Venice

Hotel Bonvecchiati - Venice (4 Star)

Refined elegance, comfort and exclusive services at the Hotel Bonvecchiati which has been welcoming guests to the heart of Venice since 1790, is just 3 minutes from Saint Mark's Square and 5 from the Rialto Bridge.

There is a water landing for gondolas and motor boats and a romantic restaurant on the terrace.

The rooms at the Bonvecchiati Hotel are in the Venetian style of the best historic hotels in Venice: classic decorations with a modern touch, luxury bathrooms, comfort and services that are a must for the best international 4-star hotels in Venice.

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Hotel Metropole - Venice (5 Star)

Standard double room at Hotel Metropole, Venice
Deluxe Lagoon view room at Hotel Metropole, Venice
Executive room with lagoon view at Hotel Metropole, Venice
Restaurant at Hotel Metropole, Venice

Hotel Metropole - Venice (5 Star)

An unforgettable view over the lagoon, only a few steps from Piazza San Marco, within easy reach of the most stylish shops, and close to the Art and Architectural Biennales.

This hotel offers exclusive suites and elegant salons.

It has a web of enchantment, a seductive ambiance and an aura of mystery and exoticism. The hotel has period furniture, soft music and relaxing perfumes, which enhance your feeling of relaxation.

The Michelin Star Chef at The Met restaurant conjures up an experience for even the most discerning of palettes.

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Westin Europa & Regina - Venice (5 Star)

External shot of Westin Europa and Regina, Venice
Room with balcony at Westin Europa and Regina, Venice
Outdoor dining at Westin Europa and Regina, Venice
View of St Marks from Westin Europa and Regina, Venice

Westin Europa & Regina - Venice (5 Star)

The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice is centrally located in Corte Barozzi, overlooking the Grand Canal and in the most exclusive shopping district in Venice and a just short walk from the La Fenice Opera House and St. Mark's Square.

The hotel offers traditional beauty combined with contemporary conveniences.

Each of the five magnificently restored historic buildings date from the 17th to 19th centuries.

Enjoy cuisine at the waterside Restaurant or simply sit on the Grand Canal Terrace and breathe in the local atmosphere.

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Optional Extras
Venice - Upgrade to 5 Star Hotel Metropole
Standard double room at Hotel Metropole, Venice

For those wanting to really enjoy Venice and treat a loved one, why not upgrade your hotel to 5 Star Hotel Metropole. Located on the Grand Canal, with only a 10 mins walk from St Mark’s Square, you are right in the centre of the main heart of Venice.

Price Per Person: From £40 per person per night

Venice - Gourmet Tasting Meal at The Met
Restaurant at Hotel Metropole, Venice

Enjoy a sumptuous gourmet tasting dinner  prepared by the Michelin Starred Chef at The Met restaurant in the beautiful Hotel Metropole, using locally sourced ingredients.

Price Per Person: From £165

Venice - Private Highlights Tour
Autumn in St Mark's Square, Venice

For first timers to Venice, this is a great introduction. Your own private guide will take you on a 3-4 hr tour around the Basilica and Doges Palace. You will be able to walk through the prison made famous for temporarily housing Casanova, along with walking over the Bridge of Sighs; prisoners last glimpse of the outside world.

Price Per Person: £230 per person

Venice - Lagoon Island Regular Excursion
Murano Island, Venice

Begin this 4hr excursion sailing past San Giorgio Maggiore before disembarking on your first island of Murano. Murano is known for its glass manufacturing and the tour includes a visit to one of the factories.

Travel onwards to Burano, an archipelago of four islands, and sample the lace which Burano is famous for.

Finish the tour on Torcello, visiting the cathedral and church on this quieter island. Transfer back to Venice.

Please note this is in a small group and is not private.

Price Per Person: £30

Venice - Semi Private Tour of Murano & Burano
Murano Island, Venice

The boat will collect you and take you onto both Murano and Burano with your guide. For no more than 8 people in total, this semi private tour, also includes a glass blowing demonstration on Murano.

Price: From £170 per person for the small group (up to 8 people in total), to Burano and Murano with glass blowing introduction. Please note this is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only.

Venice - Gondola Ride
Gondola, Venice

Take the complimentary hotel watertaxi into Venice to start your sunset gondola ride tour. Sit back and relax seeing this floating city the only way it can truly be seen.

Head along the Grand Canal past a vista of stunning palaces and bridges, before your 30mins tour comes to a finish.

Price Per Person: £65 per person

Venice - Musica a Palazzo Opera Evening
Musica a Palazzo, Venice

Whether you are an opera lover wanting a new opera experience, or someone wanting a taster of the opera, this is a great option. Located just along the Grand Canal, this opera takes place right in front of you. There is no stage but only a limited number of chairs, with the singers performing right in front of you!

Click on the first photo for a short video.

Schedule 2019:
La Traviata – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
The Barber of Seville – Wednesdays & Sundays
Rigoletto – Fridays

Price: £100 per person.

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Reviews & Feedback

Testimonials

Everything worked really well. Hotel was just brilliant, terrific staff and the gourmet meal was brilliant. Private tour with guide was a super way to see some of the more unusual sights. Highlight was definitely the opera, outstanding combination of great performances and a terrific location. Many thanks.

Phil and Michelle.

We had a wonderful holiday in beautiful Venice. Our hotel the Metropole was ideally situated about 5 mins walk from St Marks square so that exploring was very easy. Our guide to the Basilica and St Marks square was charming and very knowledgable. La Fenice was wonderful ,a stunning performance of Tosca which we thoroughly enjoyed with excellent seats. The Metropole staff were charming and the food excellent.

Michael

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What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Bonvecchiati
  • La Fenice Stall Opera Ticket
  • Venice Pass Card
  • Flights from the UK (includes 1 hold bag per person)
  • Private Airport Transfers

Departure airports:
Gatwick
Heathrow
Manchester
Bristol
Edinburgh
Leeds Bradford
Liverpool

Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights.

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