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Festive Venice Twixmas Break

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4 day tour
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See Venice like never before

Why not liven up the lull between Christmas and New Year with a trip to Venice? A beautiful and serene city, Venice is the perfect place for a Twixmas trip.  Stay in Venice-Mestre, just 12 minutes from the city by train.  A guide will introduce you to this city, leading you along meandering paths and over bridges.  This is a city which is simultaneously quaint and grand: narrow lanes wind alongside canals and past higgledy-piggledy buildings. Take in the sights of Venice and indulge in the festive spirit without the crowds.

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The monumental sights of Venice

During your stay, stroll past the Bridge of Sighs and amble among the shops on the Rialto Bridge. Meanwhile, in other streets, marble palaces soar.  St Mark’s Square is surrounded by arched arcades and the iconic basilica, whose four horses, symbolic of Venetian power and pride, preside over the piazza.

The islands of the Venetian Lagoon

Take to the water to travel to the beautiful islands of Murano and Burano.  There, gain insight into the lives of artisans and see the stunning creations these islands are famous for: glass and lace. Perhaps shop for a few treasures or enjoy a stroll past Burano’s colourful houses.

This Twixmas, explore a city so audacious as to have built itself in a lagoon.  Savour delicious Italian food and embrace the laid-back Italian way of life.  Relax in piazzas or beside canals, sipping coffee or a glass of prosecco, while watching the world drift past on a gondola.


27th December 2021

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Benvenuti! Welcome!

Arrive in the beautiful country of Italy and transfer to your hotel in Mestre, on the edge of Venice’s famous lagoon. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps relax and sip cappuccino or begin exploring your surroundings.

Day 2

Venice Explorer

Today, after breakfast in your hotel, you will discover this world famous city of bridges on a guided tour. Admire the city’s stunning architecture and the fascinating history of the Kingdom of Venice. Spend an afternoon at leisure wandering past the canals and over the bridges. Perhaps embark on a gondola ride and view the city’s glorious architecture from the water.

Day 3

Colourful Glass and Fishermen’s Houses on the Islands of the Lagoon

Join a boat tour to the stunning islands of Murano and Burano. On Murano, glassblowers use traditional techniques to create masterpieces. Admire the artisans’ work and learn why glassblowers were sent to Murano in the first place.

Burano is known for its brightly coloured houses and, of course, for its beautiful intricate lace. Once the ultimate fashion must-have, Burano lace was a coveted and prized possession, and a status symbol. Seeing the tedious yet breathtaking detail, it’s easy to understand why.

This evening, enjoy a three course meal in a Venetian trattoria to round off your holiday, sampling the delights of Italy’s famous cuisine.

Day 4


After breakfast, if time allows engage in some final sightseeing or souvenir shopping.  Pack up your memories of Venice and commence your journey home.

Suggested Hotel

Plaza Hotel – Venice Mestre ****

In a prime location just opposite Venice Mestre train station the Plaza is only about 10 minutes from the Grand Canal. Comfortable and elegant rooms provide guaranteed rest and relaxation after a hard day sightseeing.  The rooms feature free wi-fi, electronic safe, minibar, air conditioning, satellite TV with LCD screen and hairdryer. The à la carte restaurant with bar is the perfect place to spend your evening.

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 3 nights Half twin Single supplement
Twixmas 2021 Prices available on request  Prices available on request
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