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Venice Carnival

(Tour code: 17JVE)Uncover the delights of the Venice Carnival

Uncover the delights of beautiful historic Venice. Experience the wonders, magic and romance of its spectacular carnival, and visit the stunning islands of Murano and Burano.

Tour Highlights
  • Venice at Carnival time
  • Boat excursion to Murano and Burano
  • Scenic Brenner Pass through the Dolomites
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
    All tour itinerary admission costs

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Day 1

Depart St Pancras by Eurostar to Paris

Depart St Pancras by Eurostar to Paris, where you join the onward train to Ulm. You spend the night here at the Intercity Ulm Hotel.

Day 2

Paris to Venice

Travel along the scenic Brenner Pass through the Dolomites and head to the iconic floating city of Venice. On arrival, you transfer to the Hotel Adlon in Lido di Jesolo on the Venice Lagoon, for the next four nights.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Venice Carnival
Day 3

Enjoy Venice at carnival time

Enjoy the incredible spectacle of Venice at carnival time at leisure over the next two days. The festivities can be traced back to the 14th century, and now the carnival has become a celebrated, world-famous event. Be sure to marvel at the carnival characters, with their wonderful array of elaborate, vividcoloured costumes and carefully created masks - and be entertained by jugglers, singers and dancers in St Mark's Square. The tradition of wearing masks began centuries ago, as it allowed the rich and poor Venetians to mix anonymously. It has since become a major part of the carnival, with a huge variety of creative efforts on display.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Free Day
Venice Carnival
Day 4

Free to explore the Venice Carnival

Today you are also free to explore the city; alternatively, you may wish to embark on a gondola ride, or climb the Campanile di San Marco, to admire the views of the lagoon and its assorted islands.

  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
Murano Glass Blower
Day 5

Excursion by boat to Murano and Burano

Today you enjoy an excursion by boat to Murano and Burano, two stunning, nostalgic islands nestled in the heart of the Venice Lagoon. Murano is world-renowned for its glassmaking heritage, which dates back over 700 years, and the island itself is lined with pretty bridges and attractive glassware shops. Burano, perhaps the lagoon's prettiest island, is famed for its lace as well as its brightly painted houses. You have time at leisure to explore both islands before returning to the hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
  • Excursion by boat
Days 6-7

Depart Venice by train today

Depart Venice by train today and travel to Turin for an overnight stay at the NH Ambasciatori. On Day 7 board the service to Paris and join the Eurostar to London.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast
  • Day 7 - Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.


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