The perfect mix of special occasion breaks that promise a first class, once in a Lifetime experience. Whether you or a loved one are celebrating a special birthday, wedding anniversary or just want to explore more of Italy, below are the breaks we recommend.
We have provided a good cross-section of breaks covering the Venice Carnival, Verona and Milan opera, and romantic city breaks. All include top level tickets, private airport transfers and the best hotels in the region.
Our Number 1 experience for celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary. Choose from the three unique dining cabins, add the Champagne breakfast, put on your party outfits and enjoy this iconic train!
Then the first class continues with 5 star Hotel Metropole, Michelin Starred dining and a romantic Gondola ride.
A break that is 5 Star from start to finish!
Il Ballo del Doge is the carnival ball for those wanting a top level VIP experience. Be dressed in one of Antonia Sautter's intricate costumes, before attending the most prestigious carnival ball on offer.
While you dine in a stunning frescoed palazzo, magicians, acrobats, singers and dancers will perform for you throughout the evening. A night not to be missed!
It's impossible not to love this beautiful city. With stunning art on every corner, the iconic Duomo, the best and biggest art gallery in the world (Uffizi), Michelangelo's David statue and Santa Croce Church; a homage to da Vinci, Raphael and many others, you will certainly be entertained.
A Florence trip will enrich your soul as you walk across the Ponte Vecchio!
Milan's opera house, La Scala is one of the most revered opera houses in the world and deservedly so. Every year La Scala performs world-class operas and ballets from the popular Nabucco the less known Elektra.
With the best seats in the house, be transported away to another time.
The Mascheranda Ball is a party like no other. After being attentively dressed by the one of the best atelier's in Venice, arrive in all your finery for the ball.
Jesters, magicians, acrobats; the entertainment is plentiful, while you enjoy your lavish night. Then the Master of Dance will instruct you in traditional dances before the party really gets started.
Take your seats for a very different opera experience. Having chosen your opera, head to the best seats in the 72AD Roman arena.
The acoustics are superb and the sets are unique, making these Verona opera packages perfect for your opera lover or your first time experience opera explorer.
If you have been to Venice before and you want to return, but the crowds were too much, this is the perfect break for you!
Celebrate your special occasion staying in a 5 Star converted monastery on a nearby island in Venice's lagoon. With a thrilling helicopter ride included and a complimentary watertaxi to St Mark's Square, you have everything you could ever want!
If tradition is top of your Venice Carnival package requirements, then the Tiepolo Ball is the one to choose. Learn from the Master of Dance traditional dances including the Minuetto and Cotillon, while you shine in your beautiful period costume.
Then after midnight you are free to show off your traditional period dance moves! Perfect for those that love to dance.
Return to the golden age of the flapper and dinner suits as you travel on the Venice Simplon Orient Express. Be entertained for a night like no other, before departing in Verona.
Once you alight in Romeo & Juliet's city, 5 Star Il Sogno di Giulietta, one of the most romantic relais's in the world, awaits. Dress up again for a night at the opera in top seating.
John has asked me to reply as the trip was a birthday treat for me. I had no idea what was happening up until the morning we deposited our bags at the Belmont Pullman at Victoria Station. It was all wonderful, Pullman; Orient Express and the Hotel Metropole in Venice. Many thanks for making my big birthday surprise truly wonderful.
Just arrived home and I wanted to say that you for a fabulous few days, truly a great way to celebrate Michelle birthday and something that we will never forget.
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