Pre-Trip Extension - Venice
2 nights for only $245
- Two nights at Hotel Dona Palace
- Daily breakfast
- City Information packet
- Airport transfers
Here is a wonderful opportunity to discover one of the most
unique cities in the world: Venice. During your extension, you will stay in a
small boutique hotel located a few steps from St. Mark’s Square and a short
walk from all the main sights that this amazing city offers. Whether you decide
to explore the intricate calle maze
or travel as locals do, by vaporetto
(water bus), you will be astonished by the decorated palaces, museums,
picturesque bridges, gondolas, churches and little squares that are so unique
to this city. View masterpieces by Titian, Bellini and Donatello. Venture to
Murano, the famous glass-blowing center, and relax at an outdoor café at the
Piazza San Marco. Venice in winter retains all its haunting beauty, but with
fewer crowds! This historic city is truly a must-see!
Available only with the Air Inclusive Package.
Single Supplement: $145
Day 1 - U.S. / Fly overnight to Venice
Depart from the U.S. for Italy. The particulars of your
arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary and airline tickets.
Day 2 - Arrive in Venice / Begin your Trip Extension
You arrive at the airport in Venice, Italy. Once in the
arrival terminal, please proceed to the w
axi and Information d
esk. The staff of ‘Venezia Taxi' – one
of the 3 operators there – will take care of you: they will provide a voucher
and show you the way to your water taxi. From the airport pier, you'll transfer
(approximately 35 minutes) to your centrally located hotel in Venice. At the
hotel, our local expert will be available from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to answer your
questions. The rest of the day is free to discover and dine on your own with
the VBT City Information packet included in your Final Travel Booklet as your
Day 3 - Independent exploration of Venice
Today, explore Venice to your heart's delight. Perhaps take
to visit some of its
islands. Built on 118 islands in a shallow lagoon, Venice is a city like no
other. It contains more than 150 canals and 400 bridges, which are delightful
to explore by gondola or water taxi. Much of the city can also be seen on foot.
Be sure to visit the Grand Canal and the famous Rialto Bridge, as well as St.
Mark's Basilica, one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in Europe.
Other spots not to miss include the Bridge of Sighs (said to provide prisoners
with their last view of freedom before their incarceration), the Doge's Palace,
the Gallerie dell'Accademia and the island of Murano, famed for its
glass-blowing. Your centrally located hotel will make it easy to access all the
wonderful features this famous city has to offer.
Day 4 - Independent exploration of Venice / Begin Main Tour
Continue your exploration of the city.