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Bellissima Venice Romantic Short Break

Break Available: All year round
4 days

Price Per Person: From £1,250

Experience Venice, the city for lovers, in style by immersing yourself in luxury. Staying in a 5 star centrally located Hotel Metropole, taking a romantic gondola trip for two and having a tour of the nearby islands, help make this a relaxing, romantic trip.

Venice is so versatile with plenty of wonderful experiences. There is the option of a night at the opera at La Fenice for the opera lover’s, or a Private Highlights of St Mark’s Tour.

Venice is ideally situated for easy travel to Verona, Lake Garda, Milan and Florence, for those wanting to extend their time in Italy. All these options can be tailor-made to you.

The price guide is located at the bottom of the page under the break.

Highlights

  • Romantic Grand Canal Gondola Trip
  • Tour of Burano, Murano and Torcello Islands
  • Michelin Star Chef Prepared Gourmet Tasting Menu Dinner at the Met
  • Venice St Mark’s Pass Card providing free access to some local sites
  • 3 nights accommodation in 5 star Hotel Metropole, located within minutes from St Mark’s Square
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Day 1
Fly to Venice and Private Watertaxi Transfer to your hotel before enjoying a Gondola Tour

Day 1
Fly to Venice and Private Watertaxi Transfer to your hotel before enjoying a Gondola Tour

Fly to Venice and take your private watertaxi transfer along the Grand Canal to Hotel Metropole, your 5 star hotel.

Start your Venice Weekend away by enjoying your Romantic Gondola Tour; marvelling at the Venetian architecture, while immersing yourself in the full romance of this beautiful city. Venice is a city which can only be seen from a gondola.

Rest of day at leisure.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Venice - Upgrade Hotel Metropole Deluxe Lagoon View Room
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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

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

Day 2
Day at Leisure with your Venice Pass and Gourmet Tasting Menu dinner at the Met

Day 2
Day at Leisure with your Venice Pass and Gourmet Tasting Menu dinner at the Met

This morning head to St Mark’s Square and use your Venice St Mark’s Pass Card. This card provides free access to the Doges Palace and St Mark’s Basilica, along with beating the queues.

Enjoy visiting the famous tapestries in the map room showing the rule of the Venetian Empire, along with the portraits of previous Doges.

If however, you have been to Venice before, then we have some ideas for you on how to spend your first full day in Venice.

This evening sample a tantalising tasting menu prepared by the Michelin Star Chef at The Met Restaurant, located within Hotel Metropole.

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
Tour of the Islands and Evening at Leisure

Day 3
Tour of the Islands and Evening at Leisure

This morning join the boat for your 4hr group guided tour around Murano, Burano and Torcello.

Begin this tour sailing past the 16th century Benedectine church; San Giorgio Maggiore and Lido, before arriving at Murano. Murano is known for its glass manufacturing so make sure you visit one of the factories before you leave.

Travel onwards to Burano, an archipelago of four islands, and sample the lace, which Burano is famous for. As well as this, Burano is known as the island of the brightly coloured fishermen’s houses.

After a short sail from Burano, finish the tour on Torcello, visiting the cathedral and church on this quieter island. Only the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta with its fantastic mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca remain in their full glory.

Transfer back to Venice, and rest of day at leisure.

Alternatively why not add in a night at the opera? Musica a Palazzo is a perfect option for someone either experiencing opera for the first time or wanting a different opera experience. Taking place in a stunning palace, the opera takes place in front of you, so you feel immersed into the scene. Please see Optional Extras below for more information.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Venice - Semi Private Tour of Murano & Burano
  • Venice - Attend La Fenice Opera House
  • Venice - Musica a Palazzo Opera Evening
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A la Carte Optional Extras

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 - Attend La Fenice Opera House

This evening attend the opera at La Fenice in your top seats. La Fenice, (The Phoenix) is aptly named as it has burnt down twice in its lifetime. It has been recently re-mastered to its current glory as one of the most famous theatres in Europe.

Click on the first photo below for a short video.

2019:

The Barber of Seville (Rossini) – Aug 24, 30, Sep 05, 07, 11, 22, 24, 27, 29, Oct 01, 04, 06, 09
Tosca (Puccini) – Aug 25, Sep 01, 03, 06, 12, 19,
Madame Butterfly (Puccini) – Aug 31, Sep 04, 08, 10, 15, 21, 25, Oct 03, 05
La Scala di Seta (Rossini) – Sep 20, 26, 28, Oct 02, 08
La Traviata (Verdi) – Oct 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, Nov 02, 03
Don Carlo (Verdi) – 24, 27, 30 Nov, 03, 07 Dec

2020:

La Traviata (Verdi) – 04, 05, 18, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29 Jan, 27, 29 Aug, 03, 04, 06, 08, 10, 19, 20, 24, 26 Sept
A Hand of Bridge (Bartok) – 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 Jan
Duse (Neumier) Ballet – 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 Feb
L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti) – 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25 Feb
Carmen (Bizet) – 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 Mar, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 Apr
Rigoletto (Verdi) – 23, 26, 29 Apr, 02, 06, 08, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31 May
Faust (Gounod) – 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 May
Rinaldo (Handel) – 19, 21, 25, 27 Jun, 01, 03 Jul
Roberto Devereux (Donizetti) – 26, 28, 30 Jun, 02, 04 Jul
Aida (Verdi) – 23, 28, 30 Aug, 01, 02, 05, 09, 13 Sep
Il Trovatore (Verdi) – 25, 27 Sep, 04, 10, 13 Oct
The Barber of Seville (Rossini) – 03, 08, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27 Oct

Price Per Person: From £160 per person (ballet) to £455 per person (opening night operas)

La Fenice opera house, Venice
La Fenice opera house, Venice
The Barber of Seville, La Fenice opera house, 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
Private Watertaxi Transfer for flight home

Day 4
Private Watertaxi Transfer for flight home

At leisure until your private watertaxi transfer to the airport, for your flight home after your Romantic Venice Short Break.

Alternatively, why not add a second city to your trip? You could spend a few days in Florence soaking up the culture or maybe head to Milan for a viewing of The Last Supper fresco and some time exploring Lake Como.

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

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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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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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 Hotel Metropole Deluxe Lagoon View Room
Deluxe Lagoon view room at Hotel Metropole, Venice

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

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 - 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 - Attend La Fenice Opera House
La Fenice opera house, Venice

This evening attend the opera at La Fenice in your top seats. La Fenice, (The Phoenix) is aptly named as it has burnt down twice in its lifetime. It has been recently re-mastered to its current glory as one of the most famous theatres in Europe.

Click on the first photo below for a short video.

2019:

The Barber of Seville (Rossini) – Aug 24, 30, Sep 05, 07, 11, 22, 24, 27, 29, Oct 01, 04, 06, 09
Tosca (Puccini) – Aug 25, Sep 01, 03, 06, 12, 19,
Madame Butterfly (Puccini) – Aug 31, Sep 04, 08, 10, 15, 21, 25, Oct 03, 05
La Scala di Seta (Rossini) – Sep 20, 26, 28, Oct 02, 08
La Traviata (Verdi) – Oct 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, Nov 02, 03
Don Carlo (Verdi) – 24, 27, 30 Nov, 03, 07 Dec

2020:

La Traviata (Verdi) – 04, 05, 18, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29 Jan, 27, 29 Aug, 03, 04, 06, 08, 10, 19, 20, 24, 26 Sept
A Hand of Bridge (Bartok) – 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 Jan
Duse (Neumier) Ballet – 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 Feb
L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti) – 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25 Feb
Carmen (Bizet) – 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 Mar, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 Apr
Rigoletto (Verdi) – 23, 26, 29 Apr, 02, 06, 08, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31 May
Faust (Gounod) – 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 May
Rinaldo (Handel) – 19, 21, 25, 27 Jun, 01, 03 Jul
Roberto Devereux (Donizetti) – 26, 28, 30 Jun, 02, 04 Jul
Aida (Verdi) – 23, 28, 30 Aug, 01, 02, 05, 09, 13 Sep
Il Trovatore (Verdi) – 25, 27 Sep, 04, 10, 13 Oct
The Barber of Seville (Rossini) – 03, 08, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27 Oct

Price Per Person: From £160 per person (ballet) to £455 per person (opening night operas)

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

We had a really lovely weekend and just wanted to say thanks. Everything worked really well. Hotel was just brilliant 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.

Phil and Michelle

Absolutely first class. The private water taxi made us feel like VIPs, and the hotel was beautiful and situated in a perfect location for all our activities. Our room overlooked the lagoon and was definitely worth the upgrade. The itinerary was ideal as it gave us plenty to do but also time for us to explore at our own pace. A wonderful trip to mark my partners 30th birthday.

Ian

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What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • 3 nights with breakfast at Hotel Metropole
  • Activities as outlined
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • Flights from the UK (includes 1 hold bag per person)

Departure Airports:
Bristol (Fridays & Mondays)
Edinburgh (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays only)
Gatwick
Heathrow
Leeds (Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays only)
Liverpool (Saturdays & Tuesdays only)
Luton (Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays only)
Manchester
Stansted

Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights.

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