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+ Optional Post-Tour
September 13, 2020 – September 16, 2020

Revel in the gloriously romantic and enchanting atmosphere of the "Floating City." Your small group will delight in exploring the classic treasures of this remarkable region. A living museum itself, take time to wander and discover Venice’s rich layers of history and art, stopping for bite-sized cicchetti along with the locals and perhaps enjoying an opera or sunset gondola ride.

Post-Tour Rate***

Double: $1,695
Single: $2,295


Day 9: Depart Verona / Arrive Venice
Sunday, September 13, 2020
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic train ride through Italy's idyllic landscape to Venice. Next, board your water taxi and arrive at your hotel. After check-in, depart on your guided excursion and see Venice from its best vantage point—the water! On your private water taxi, glide through Venice's "main street," the Grand Canal, and behold the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark's Basin, and Giudecca. 
Overnight: Hotel Pensione Accademia

Day 10: Venice
Monday, September 14, 2020
Day at your leisure.
Overnight: Hotel Pensione Accademia (B)

Day 11: Venice / North Lagoon
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Today is highlighted by an exclusive excursion to explore a different side of Venice—the Venetian lagoon. After breakfast, travel by water taxi to visit award-winning Venissa Winery located on the island of Mazzorbo—the only place in the world that produces wine with a grape native to Venice, the Dorona. Tour the vineyard with their sommelier and then enjoy a wine tasting paired with a light lunch created by their Michelin star chef. Learn about the unique grapes grown in this area and how the vineyard has found a balance between the fertility of the land and the constant threat of saltwater during potential flooding.

Afterward, visit the colorful fisherman's island of Burano, famous for the beautiful lace and embroidery crafted by its locals. Watch a lacemaking demonstration by a 4th-generation lacemaker while tasting Burano's famous cookies. Then enjoy a bit of free time for last-minute souvenir shopping before returning to the hotel via water taxi.
Overnight: Hotel Pensione Accademia (B,L)

Day 12: Depart Venice
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
After breakfast, transfer to the airport via water taxi for your flight home. (B)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch

This post-tour is not escorted by an Orbridge Travel Director. Included sightseeing is accompanied by a local guide. Space is limited, so it's recommended to reserve early for best availability.

(Itinerary subject to change.)

Activity Level:


It is our expectation that guests on this program are able to walk a mile at a moderate pace, get in and out of a motor coach, and walk up a flight of stairs without assistance.


Hotel Pensione Accademia

September 13 - September 15

Relax in this remarkable 17th-century villa, distinguished by its central location, historic charm and restful gardens. Its original painted ceilings, antiques, and other centuries-old details conjure old Venice.

Room Amenities: Air conditioning, satellite TV, phone, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, minibar, and en suite bathroom with complimentary sundries and hair dryer.

NOTE: This property does not have an elevator.

(Accommodations subject to change.)

What's Included:
    • Transfer by train from Desenzano del Garda to Venice accompanied by your Orbridge Travel Director, who will see you to your hotel for check-in, then bid you a fond farewell
    • Three nights accommodations at the Hotel Pensione Accademia (or similar), with breakfast each morning
    • Guided canal tour of city highlights
    • Guided lagoon tour
    • Venissa Winery tour, tasting, and lunch
    • Burano visit and lacemaking demonstration
    • Water taxi transportation for canal and lagoon tours, and transfers to and from your hotel on arrival and departure days

Post-tour rate is per person based on double occupancy except where noted as Single, in U.S. dollars. Single availability limited. Airfare not included.