The city of Venice, known as the “City of Bridges” or “The Floating City” is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was built on more than 100 small islands situated in an Adriatic Sea lagoon in northern Italy’s Veneto region, with a system of canals linking breathtaking architecture famous around the world.
As there are no roads, river taxis and gondoliers will transport you through the myriad canals, including the main Grand Canal with its Gothic and Renaissance places lining its banks, to the architectural highlights Venice has to offer throughout the city. Tourists flock in their thousands to the Palazzo Ducale and to Venice’s central square, the Piazza San Marco, which contains the Campanile bell tower and St. Mark’s Basilica, encased in mosaics from the Byzantine period.
Away from this hustle and bustle, there are so many other treasures to discover, with its narrow backstreets full of neighbourhood churches inspired by the art of Paolo Veronese & Giovanni Bellini resting side by side with vibrant showrooms of modern Venetian artisans.
Venice, with its history as a maritime seaport with trade links to Asia, has a rich gastronomic heritage, and what better way to experience “la be vita” (the beautiful life) at any time of day than sit in one of the numerous canalside bistros with a selection of Venetian tapas or a plate of freshly caught Venetian lagoon seafood and a glass of regional prosecco, with the sounds of gondoliers filling the air in the background.
For Eurostar services, this will give the choice to travel in either standard or Standard Premier class, and for all other European trains you will have the choice to travel in either standard or 1st class. Enroute to and from Venice, choose to stay at either the 3* Hotel San Guido, 4* Hotel Tocq or 5* Hotel VIU Milan in Milan. On arrival in Venice, choose to stay at either the 3* Venice Maggior Consiglio, 4* Abbazia De Luxe or 5* NH Grand Hotel Palazzo Dei Dogi.
Prices start at £582.00 per person*
*Based on two people staying in a 3 star hotel and travelling in Standard class.
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