There are many reasons why Venice attracts so many new and returning visitors each year. From its maze of cobbled streets, to the glorious turquoise waters of its canals and rich history, there is no bad time to visit this picturesque city.
Experience Venice for yourself in 24 hours on our Ultimate Italy trip:
Day 1: PM
You’ll arrive in bustling Venice at night before continuing on to your five-star luxury hotel to freshen up. Your first evening involves an exciting VIP trip to the Doge’s Palace with your Local Expert. Discover the secrets of the Venetian Republic on this private evening tour and see the gothic palace without the crowds. It is one of the main landmarks in the city and was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the former Venetian Republic. It now serves as a museum.
Situated in the Piazza San Marco, square, you’ll also be close to the Basilica di San Marco and the Torre dell’Orologio. The piazza itself is a spectacle, with the famous Venice Carnival held here each February.
Later, discover the history, art and culture of the Venetian Republic with your Local Expert, after the crowds have left.
Day 2: AM
Wake for a delicious morning breakfast at your luxury hotel before heading out to discover Venice in the day on a guided walking tour with your Local Expert. See the impressive St. Mark’s Basilica, the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. It is famous for its ornate Italo-Byzantine architecture. Move on to the Bridge of Sighs. Built from limestone in 1600, this famous passage crosses the Rio di Palazzo and connects the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace.
Witness the age-old skill of glassblowing at an arts center, as you watch artisans create delicate works of art. End your active morning with a Venetian must – a traditional gondola ride through the romantic canals. Let your driver serenade you as you explore the city from a new perspective.
Day 2: PM
In the afternoon, cruise to the idyllic ﬁsherman’s island of Burano, situated in the Venetian Lagoon. Famous for its colorful homes and lace work, you’ll arrive just in time for a spectacular Celebration Dinner with your new friends.