Romantic Venice city break with gondola ride
- City trip
- 2, 3, 4 or 5 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Unforgettable Venetian getaway including a gondola ride, hotel, breakfast and flights with 4* or 5* stay and island excursion
Filled with history, romance and beautiful views at every turn, Venice is a city to make you swoon at first sight. You'll stay in the heart of the city, close to some of its most famous sights including the Piazza San Marco, the iconic square framed by the Doge's Palace and the Basilica di San Marco, with an optional five-star stay for an even more sumptuous experience.
With a gondola ride included, discover the Floating City from the quintessential perspective of a serene boat ride while you take in the charming architecture and bridges around you. For a closer look at some of the most important islands that make up the Venetian archipelago, you can also choose an optional guided boat tour around Murano, Burano and Torcello, where you can see the centuries of history and craftsmanship that put the city on the map.
2, 3, 4 or 5 nights in 4 or 5* hotels in Venice
50 minute guided gondola ride
Return flight from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, London Stansted to Venice
Included gondola ride excursion
With its 120 small islands, 400 bridges and 160 canals, Venice is truly a city like no other. Get lost among its maze-like streets and discover the city's hidden gems, where you'll find history and art around every corner.
Of course, being a city built on the water, nothing beats the view of this charming Italian city from the canals. On this trip, you can discover Venice in true Venetian style, with a 50 minute gondola ride along the canals of this magical city. Your cruise will take you along the most secluded waterways for a unique perspective, passing iconic sights including Mozart House and the renowned La Fenice Theatre, before you head along the Rio (Canal) “De le Ostreghe”, into the most charming part of the Gran Canal, home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. An expert guide will be on hand to narrate the fascinating history of gondola and gondoliers, as well as the history of the palaces, churches and attractions around you.
Duration: 50 minutes
• Shared guided walking tour with commentary by a qualified and experienced
• Skip the line entry: Doge’s Palace and The Golden Basilica
• Audio-receiver devices are included for groups of over 10 people
• Entrance ticket valid to visit the palaces around St. Mark’s Square by yourself
(Royal Palace/ Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana)
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When you plan your trip, after you've selected a date, we will show you all the information about the hotel you will be staying at.
Benefits of all the hotels
- 24 hours front desk
- Free Wifi
Murano, Burano & Torcello island tour
Make your trip even more memorable with an optional excursion, to discover the Venetian Lagoon and three of the most important islands on an enchanting boat tour. Your expert guide will reveal the history of each island, as well as their individual traditions. In Murano, you'll visit a glassblowing factory to see artisans in action, while in Burano you can see the island's iconic colourful buildings and handmade lace. Finally, in Torcello, you'll step back in time to see what life was like for the earliest inhabitants of Venice.
- Included: guide, motorboat transport and visit to glass factory in Murano
- Duration: 4.5 hours
Two-course dinner on terrace/restaurant
Enjoy a delicious two-course dinner, with two glasses of wine. The dinner will be served on the terrace until October and in cases of bad weather, when it will be served inside the restaurant.
- Included: Two course dinner, inc. two glasses of wine
- Duration: 90 minutes
Aperitifs on terrace/restaurant
Enjoy a spread of gourmet sandwiches served with a bottle of Venetian Prosecco. This will be served on the terrace until October and in cases of bad weather, when it will be served inside the restaurant.
- Included: Selection of gourmet sandwiches and a bottle of Prosecco
- Duration: 60 minutes
- City tax (payable to hotel)
If you book this deal before 35 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Limited for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Due to COVID-19, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination which may change at short notice, including the need to show proof of having tested negative for, or having had a certified vaccination against, COVID-19. It is your responsibility to ensure you can satisfy these requirements before booking so please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before booking via your government's foreign advice service at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration requirements, before you travel. Due to COVID-19, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination which may change at short notice, including the need to show proof of having tested negative for, or having had a certified vaccination against, COVID-19. It is your responsibility to ensure you can satisfy these requirements before booking so please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before booking via your government's foreign advice service.
Maximum 2 people per room
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
Pets are not permitted on this trip.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.