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Mascheranda Ball at Venice Carnival 2018

Break available: 9 - 12 February 2018
4 days

For a truly mesmerising evening, the Mascheranda Ball is second to none for those wanting a party-ball feel and involvement in all things Carnival. Every year the best Casanova of the Night has to be chosen, who will you choose to win 2018?!

Also for your pleasure is a Master of Dance led lesson to make sure you know your minuetto from your cotillon!

With 2018 being the 20th Edition of this classic ball, there are bound to be a few extra surprises to help the celebrations along!


  • Attend the Mascheranda Ball
  • Historical costume hire throughout your break
  • 3 nights in centrally located 5 star hotel
  • Transfer to the ball
  • Flights from the UK
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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 – 9th February 2018
Fly to Venice and Watertaxi Transfer to your hotel

Fly to Venice where your meet & greet watertaxi transfer will take you to your hotel. This is vital as Venice is very busy at carnival time and having a representative assist you with your luggage to your boat saves time!

Hotel Metropole is a 5 star hotel located just along from St Mark’s Square. It overlooks the lagoon and is perfect for the carnival season, with inviting aromas from the incense sticks, through to its stylish classical rooms. We have a selection of rooms, some of which overlook the lagoon.

Rest of day at leisure.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Venice - Upgrade Hotel Metropole Deluxe Lagoon View Room
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Venice - Upgrade Hotel Metropole Deluxe Lagoon View Room

Hotel Metropole is ideally located on the grand canal, but only a deluxe lagoon view room will provide you with a fantastic vista of San Giorgio Island and the lagoon. The rooms are larger and feature further intricate Venetian design and detail.

Price Per Person: From £70 per person per night

Outdoor dining at Hotel Metropole, Venice
Deluxe Lagoon view room at Hotel Metropole, Venice
Executive room with lagoon view at Hotel Metropole, Venice

Day 2 – 10th February 2018
Costume Fitting and Michelin Star Gourmet Tasting Dinner

This morning attend your costume fitting appointment with the Atelier. From the Atelier’s online catalogue you will have pre-selected your costume beforehand, so this appointment ensures everything fits and is comfortable. These fittings are limited to 4 people at any one time to ensure you have a high level of personal level of service and feel truly special.

Once dressed like a Venetian noble, do as the locals do and promenade around Venice in your historical costume. This really is a highlight as Venice becomes alive with colour and style as everyone in their masked finery takes to the streets. Enjoy the tourists taking photos of you looking your best. Whilst promenading, why not treat yourself to a glass of Champagne at Westin Europa & Regina or at The Monaco, both overlooking the Grand Canal.

This evening you have a gourmet tasting dinner prepared by the Michelin Starred Chef at the Met Restaurant, conveniently located within Hotel Metropole. Sample many wonderful authentic Venetian dishes.

Day 3 – 11th February 2018
Morning at Leisure and Attend the 20th Edition Mascheranda Ball

After breakfast, enjoy some more time promenading in your historical costume. Take to St Mark’s Square or why not take yourself to the Rialto Bridge to be admired further!

This evening you will be transferred by watertaxi to the Palazzo Pisani Moretta, which houses the Mascheranda Ball. From all the masked balls on offer, this is the ball most resembling an 18th century Baroque celebration. With 2018 being the 20th Edition, there is even more reason to celebrate in style!

Please click on the video link on the first photo for a flavour of this ball.

A welcome aperitif will meet you as you enter the Main Saloon, before you enter the Noble Floor, where the frescoes are awe inspiring.

Enjoy your Side Room dining in the smaller rooms before entering the main hall for the entertainment.

The entertainment includes live classical music by the Baroque Quartet, before you help judge the winner of the “Casanova of the Year” award and participate in the “School of Historical Dances” with the Master of Ceremony, who will teach you the main steps.

There will also be palmists, belly dancers, fortune tellers and magicians to entertain you. The evening will quickly while away.

After dinner there is a open bar, and you can choose between traditional dancing or the disco and DJ downstairs with further live performances to entertain you. The ball closes at around 2.30am.

Please click on the video link on the fourth photo opposite for a flavour of the Cotillon dance.

Wander back to your hotel after a night living like a Venetian!

Photos 1, 2, 4-6 opposite are copyrighted to the Mascheranda Ball.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Venice - Mascheranda Ball - Upgrade to Main Hall Dining Tickets
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Venice - Mascheranda Ball - Upgrade to Main Hall Dining Tickets

If you want to see the Mascheranda Ball with the top VIP tickets, why not upgrade to the main hall dining. Rather than dining and then enjoying the entertainment, dine in the main saloon where the entertainment takes place around you as you eat.

Price Per Person: £385

Main dining hall, Mascheranda Ball, Venice Carnival

Day 4 – 12th February 2018
Return Costume and at Leisure until Airport Watertaxi Transfer for flight home

Breakfast and return your costume to the Atelier.

At leisure until your airport watertaxi transfer for your flight home after your Mascheranda Ball Short Break.

Price Per Person: From £2,195

What's Included?

  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Metropole
  • Mascheranda Entry Ball Ticket
  • Activities as outlined
  • Flights from the UK (includes 1 hold bag per person)
  • Private Airport transfers and one way ball transfer

Departure airports:

Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights.

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Where You'll Stay

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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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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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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We had a fantastic time. The hotel was superb and the staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. The ball was wonderful, really enjoyable. We got stopped several times by locals complimenting me on the outfit as well as by all the camera happy tourists. Thanks for all your help and you can be sure we would recommend Weekend a la Carte to friends.


We had a wonderful weekend and thought the overall organisation was excellent. So much so that we would be interested in returning another year. The various elements of the package came together perfectly and the food and accommodation were excellent. Thank you to everyone involved.


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