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Il Ballo Del Doge Masked Ball at Venice Carnival

Break Available: 2022 Dates not available yet
4 days

Price Per Person: From £3,095

Immerse yourself in a night like no other, as you attend the most prestigious VIP Venetian Carnival ball. Il Ballo del Doge has been delighting the world for 26 years and with 2019’s theme being “The Magnificent Ephemeral,” it is sure to keep doing so!

Be dressed in fantastic period costume, all prepared by the skillful, creative flair that is Antonia Sautter and her mesmerising designs.

Weekend a la Carte – Italian Short Breaks are proud to announce we have exclusive extended costume hire, meaning you can enjoy your fantastic period costumes throughout your stay in Venice.

We also have access to the best levels of ball tickets, however this are incredibly sought after and do sell out quickly.

Why Italian Short Breaks?

Highlights

  • Attend World Famous Il Ballo del Doge with your VIP Noble Floor Ticket
  • Exclusive to our clients extended Historical costume hire giving you many opportunities to promenade in all your finery
  • Michelin Starred Chef prepared Gourmet Tasting Menu Dinner at The Met
  • 3 nights accommodation in fantastic hotel close to St Mark’s Square
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Day by Day Itinerary
 
 
 
 

Day 1 – February 2022
Fly to Venice, Watertaxi Transfer to hotel and Gourmet Dinner

Day 1 – February 2022
Fly to Venice, Watertaxi Transfer to hotel and Gourmet Dinner

Fly to Venice where your meet & greet watertaxi transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Staying at 5 star Hotel Metropole conveniently located just along from St Mark’s Square, this hotel is perfect for carnival.  You are sure to already feel transported into the carnival atmosphere!

This evening immerse yourself in that other Venetian delicacy – the sumptuous cuisine. A 5 course tasting menu prepared by The Met Restaurant’s Michelin Star Chef is included. You have the choice of 2 menus – either traditional or contemporary style. Both promise to awaken all your senses!

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Venice Carnival - Upgrade Hotel Metropole Deluxe Lagoon View Room (Il Ballo del Doge)
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Venice Carnival - Upgrade Hotel Metropole Deluxe Lagoon View Room (Il Ballo del Doge)

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: £295

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 – Feb 2022
Costume Fitting Appointment

Day 2 – Feb 2022
Costume Fitting Appointment

This morning head to your costume fitting appointment. Antonia Sautter runs one of the most prestigious Atelier’s in Venice, and with their assistance you will leave looking and feeling truly special. Her creations are a feast for the eyes.

If your costume fits you will be able to take it away at once. If not it will be delivered to your hotel.

Sample a cappuccino at Cafe Florian and promenade in your intricately designed costume as the tourists flock to take your photos. Alternatively, why not head to Westin Europa and order a bottle of Champagne, to really toast your arrival at the Venetian Carnival. This is truly an experience to savour!

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Venice - Il Ballo del Doge - Upgrade to Super Luxury Costume
  • Venice - Il Ballo del Doge - Upgrade to Over The Top Costumes
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Venice - Il Ballo del Doge - Upgrade to Super Luxury Costume

Why not upgrade your fantastic costumes to the Super Luxury level. With further costume detail and more accessories included, you will certainly impress as you take to St Mark’s Square to promenade in style as the tourists rush to take your photo.

Price Per Person: £170

Super Luxury costume, Il Ballo del Doge, Venice Carnival

Venice - Il Ballo del Doge - Upgrade to Over The Top Costumes

For most of us attending the Venetian Carnival is a once in a lifetime experience, so why not upgrade to the top level of costume available. The costumes include the highest level of detail and are so intricate, you will never want to take them off. With a whole host of fantastic accessories to complete the look, it’s impossible not to immerse yourself in all things carnival at the highest level!

Price Per Person: £340

Over the Top costumes, Il Ballo del Doge, Venice Carnival

Day 3 – Feb 2022
Promenade in Historical Costume and Attend World Famous Il Ballo del Doge

Day 3 – Feb 2022
Promenade in Historical Costume and Attend World Famous Il Ballo del Doge

This morning 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.

This extended costume hire is only available exclusively to our clients and from personal experience we highly recommend you take as much opportunity as possible to promenade. You will feel wonderful! Be prepared for all the locals and tourists who rush to compliment and take photos of you in all your finery.

This afternoon pick up your personalised Ball invitations hand crafted by Antonia Sautter.

This evening a watertaxi transfer will take you to the Palazzo Pisani Moretta, the setting for this world famous, exclusive carnival ball. Leave reality behind as you step into a fairytale world. Welcoming you through the doors could be dancers, singers, jesters, musicians, acrobats and fire-eaters.

Waiters in historical livery will bring you each of your delicious courses and entertainment will be plentiful all through the night. Take to the dance floor incognito where for the evening you can be whoever you want.

Now in its 26th Edition, the theme for 2019 is “The Magnificient Ephemeral.”

The VIP Noble Floor (Included in the price) see you arriving at 9.00pm. After your welcome cocktail or champagne, you will be invited to the Noble floor. Dine in a themed room with stunning frescoes decorating the walls. After dinner, wander through the rooms taking in the full splendour of the entertainment, which includes awe inspiring acrobats, dancers, singers, and plenty more besides.

For a taster from previous balls click the arrow on the first photo.

Header photo and photos 1-8 inclusive opposite copyrighted to Il Ballo del Doge.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Venice - Il Ballo del Doge - Upgrade to Super VIP Tickets
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Venice - Il Ballo del Doge - Upgrade to Super VIP Tickets

Arrive at 08.30pm. The Super VIP guests are taken to the second floor same as the first ticket guests, however your seating for the dinner is very near to the stage, so can see everything taking place in front of you without the need to move nearer. You are then free to explore the Noble Rooms on the first floor.

Take to the dance floor once more for the disco and bar which will complete the evening running through to around 2.30-3am. The Super VIP tickets are the highest level of VIP ticket available and are highly sought after. There are only 50 tickets available so these do sell out very quickly.

Price Per Person: £850

Set table for Il Ballo del Doge, Venice

Day 4 – Feb 2022
Return Costume and at Leisure until Airport Watertaxi Transfer to the airport for flight home

Day 4 – Feb 2022
Return Costume and at Leisure until Airport Watertaxi Transfer to the airport for flight home

Enjoy breakfast before returning your costume to the Atelier.

Your watertaxi transfer will take you to the airport for your flight home, after your Il Ballo del Doge Carnival Ball.

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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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Optional Extras
Venice Carnival - Upgrade Hotel Metropole Deluxe Lagoon View Room (Il Ballo del Doge)
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: £295

Venice - Il Ballo del Doge - Upgrade to Super Luxury Costume
Super Luxury costume, Il Ballo del Doge, Venice Carnival

Why not upgrade your fantastic costumes to the Super Luxury level. With further costume detail and more accessories included, you will certainly impress as you take to St Mark’s Square to promenade in style as the tourists rush to take your photo.

Price Per Person: £170

Venice - Il Ballo del Doge - Upgrade to Over The Top Costumes
Over the Top costumes, Il Ballo del Doge, Venice Carnival

For most of us attending the Venetian Carnival is a once in a lifetime experience, so why not upgrade to the top level of costume available. The costumes include the highest level of detail and are so intricate, you will never want to take them off. With a whole host of fantastic accessories to complete the look, it’s impossible not to immerse yourself in all things carnival at the highest level!

Price Per Person: £340

Venice - Il Ballo del Doge - Upgrade to Super VIP Tickets
Set table for Il Ballo del Doge, Venice

Arrive at 08.30pm. The Super VIP guests are taken to the second floor same as the first ticket guests, however your seating for the dinner is very near to the stage, so can see everything taking place in front of you without the need to move nearer. You are then free to explore the Noble Rooms on the first floor.

Take to the dance floor once more for the disco and bar which will complete the evening running through to around 2.30-3am. The Super VIP tickets are the highest level of VIP ticket available and are highly sought after. There are only 50 tickets available so these do sell out very quickly.

Price Per Person: £850

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Reviews & Feedback

Testimonials

It is indeed a once in a life time experience superbly organised by amongst other Mrs Sautter (atelier) and the entertainment was spectacular. …All in all it was an excellent experience superbly organised by you and many thanks for that. I think this is our second holiday with you and we look forward to many more with you.

Dmitri

We had the most fabulous time of our lives. We have felt like movie stars The hotel and Ball were FABULOUS. Words will never express what a wonderful experience carnival is, a real once in a life time opportunity and Weekend A la Carte made it special. Once again thank you and we hope to travel with you again some day.

Lyn

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What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Metropole
  • VIP Noble Floor to Il Ballo del Doge
  • Historical Costume hire
  • Activities as outlined
  • Airport transfers and one way transfer to ball
  • Flights from the UK

Departure airports:
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Heathrow
Bristol
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Luton
Manchester

Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights.

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