Venice at New Year

The Doges Palace
The Doges Palace
Castello Bridges
Castello Bridges
St Mark's Cathedral
St Mark's Cathedral
Redentore Sestiere Giudecca Church
Redentore Sestiere Giudecca Church
Canaletto
Canaletto
Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Arsenal and Naval Museum
Arsenal and Naval Museum

At the head of the Adriatic, floating on the ephemeral islets of the lagoon, is the city of Venice. We explore both the great churches, palaces and museums, and the lesser-known archaeological remains, still being uncovered. We visit the islands of Torcello and Murano, where underwater investigation has revealed much about the trade that underpinned Venice’s rise to greatness.

This is a very privileged view of the city. We have special access to the iconic Doge’s palace, where we visit the cells and historic offices of state. We explore the once-mighty republic on-foot and by boat. Our tour culminates with a private evening visit to St Mark’s Basilica a chance to view the gilded ‘Chapel’ of the Venetian Patriarchs in splendid isolation, after the crowds have departed.

  • Special access to the Doge’s Palace and a private evening visit to St Mark’s Basilica
  • By vaporetto across the lagoon to the evocative, almost deserted island of Torcello, home to the oldest buildings in Venice
  • Wonderful festive atmosphere of Italian New Year’s Eve, with fireworks over St Mark’s Square

Themes

  • Romans
  • Historic Churches
  • Great Cities
  • Christmas - New Year

Practicalities

  • Special Access
  • Just One Hotel
  • All Inclusive

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Meals - All meals included - dinners with wine
  5. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in program; tips included
  6. Field Notes
  7. Hotels - 6 nights in a traditional 14th century Venetian building and is one of the historical family run 4 star hotels in Venice, located close to the famous St Mark’s Square

Travel Information

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