Venice - The City on Water

Thursday 11 April - Sunday 14 April

(3 nights)

From £835

Venice, the city on water is yours to explore on this wonderful weekend.

Founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world's greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and others.

Your holiday includes

  • Flights
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfasts.
  • City Tax

Your holiday extras

  • Sole Occupancy supplement
  • Water Taxi transfer from airport (approx €15 each way)
  • Some meals & drinks
  • Optional Excursions
  • Personal extras.
  • Personal travel insurance

Few cities can claim such a priceless art and history heritage as Venice. This unique city with its magical, spectacular scenery is not just beautiful; it is a real miracle of creative genius: a city built on mud, sand and the slime of a difficult, inhospitable landscape.

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Location & Itinerary

Arriving in Venice you'll start your adventure in the most unique way with a water taxi transfer to the island itself. The terminal for the Alilaguna is accessible directly from the airport and it's about 80 minutes to the terminal closest to the hotel, which may sound a long time but trust us it is a very unique experience!. Full details of what to do when you arrive in Venice will be provided and if in doubt you can always wait for your coordinator to arrive and transfer with them!

There's so much to squeeze into this long weekend and we'll do as much as time permits.

One of the most famous areas of the city is the world-renowned Grand Canal thoroughfare, which was a major centre of the Renaissance. Another unmistakable area is the central square in Venice, called the Piazza San Marco. This is where you’ll find a range of Byzantine mosaics, the Campanile bell and, of course, the stunning St. Mark’s Basilica.

The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs. 

We have some pre-planned optional extras available for the must see's.-

  • Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace.
  • Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride.

These will be scheduled in when we know numbers so please book when you secure your place on this trip.

NB - Due to it's very nature exploring Venice does involve a reasonable amount of walking, please bear that in mind when booking and also when deciding how much luggage you may want to bring as increasing your allowance to a higher weight will involve a more difficult journey to and from your hotel!

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Travel & Stay

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Our hotel, the Don Orione Artigianelli is inside an old monastery, restored and equipped with the latest technology. The venue offers the opportunity to stay in a private and quiet place in the city centre of Venice, behind Gallerie dell’Accademia with direct overview on the Zattere quayside and on Giudecca Canal.

The entire building is based around three cloisters of 18th century and one cloister of 15th century near our Church of Santa Maria della Visitazione. Thanks to its vastness, its architecture, its gardens, its silence, our Center is an oasis inside the town: here even the rooms tell and create an atmosphere, by raising emotions.

The hotel rooms are all very bright, air-conditioned, with private bathroom equipped with shower and hairdryer, wi-fi connection, safe, direct telephone and view of our cloisters and gardens. Despite their simplicity, they have been restored and are continuously renewed respecting the ancient architecture, still aiming to offer maximum comfort. The entire complex, both inside and outside, is covered by a wi-fi network.

The service offered is that of bed and breakfast buffet set up in the large room on the ground floor and during the summer also in the adjacent courtyard of the well; it is also possible to book lunch or dinner at the San Trovaso restaurant attached to the hotel.

Accommodation on Venice Island for a group is difficult to find beyond the very expensive luxury properties on the Grand Canal. This hotel, while fairly basic offers a great location (about 20 minutes walk to St Mark's Square) at a good price from which to explore Venice.

Provisional Flight Information

11/04/2024 Manchester to Venice Marco Polo Dep: 0725 Arr: 1055

14/04/2024 Venice Marco Polo to Manchester Dep: 1300 Arr: 1435

11/04/2024 Stansted to Venice Marco Polo Dep: 0720 Arr: 1025

14/04/2024 Venice Marco Polo to Stansted Dep: 1950 Arr: 2110

11/04/2024 Birmingham to Venice Marco Polo Dep: 0600 Arr: 0915

14/04/2024 Venice Marco Polo to Birmingham Dep: 1930 Arr: 2055

11/04/2024 Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo Dep: 0625 Arr: 0935

14/04/2024 Venice Marco Polo to Gatwick Dep: 2150 Arr: 2310

Luggage Allowance

Manchester: Jet 2 - 10kg Cabin Included - Additional 22kg Hold Luggage £59

Stansted: Ryanair 10kg Hold Included - Increase to 20kg Hold Luggage £40

Birmingham: Jet 2 - 10kg Cabin Included - Additional 22kg Hold Luggage £59

Gatwick: Easyjet - 15kg Hold Included - Increase to 23kg Hold Luggage £40

Included with your flight is a smaller allowance for your clothes which hopefully is more than enough for a short break. Please think carefully before increasing your allowance to a larger or additional bag as you will need to transport your own luggage to the water taxi terminal, onto and off the boat, and through the streets of Venice (which can involve steps) to and from your hotel!

Availability & Pricing

Own flight without transfers£585.00Sold Out
Place in a double share room (must be 2)£0.00Sold Out
Place in a female twin share room£0.00Available
Place in a male twin share room£0.00Available
Place in a single room£130.00Available
Place in a sole occupancy room£195.00Sold Out
Flight - Gatwick Increase to 23kg Hold Luggage£45.00Available
Flight - Stansted Increase to 20kg Hold Luggage£45.00Available
Venice Walking Tour and Gondola Ride£49.00Available
Flight - Birmingham Additional 22kg Hold Luggage£62.00Available
Flight - Manchester Additional 22kg Hold Luggage£62.00Available
Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace £89.00Available

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For UK passport holders your passport must be:

  • Issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

You must check your passport meets these requirements before you travel. If your passport was issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added to its expiry date.

Travel Insurance

Please ensure that you have adequate personal travel insurance to suit your requirements in place before you travel. Spice Escapes have arranged a scheme with Staysure who are fully authorised and regulated by the FCA (firm reference number 663617) full details of which can be found on the FCA website For an instant online quotation please click here.

Global Health Insurance Card

A UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in the European Union (EU).

UK-issued European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) are still valid and offer the same cover as GHICs in the EU.

Once your EHIC has expired, you’ll be able to replace it with a GHIC.

NB – A GHIC/EHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance!

The latest FCO travel guidance for Italy

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Host & Everything Else

The spring is a particularly nice time of the year to visit Venice if you don’t like hot weather, as average temperatures fluctuate between just 17C and 22C.

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