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Venice
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: $2,395
Itinerary:
Day 9: Depart Verona / Arrive Venice
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: Pensione Accademia (or similar)

Day 10: Venice
Day at your leisure.
Overnight: Pensione Accademia (B)

Day 11: Venice / North Lagoon
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 typical Venetian snacks created by their Michelin-starred 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: Pensione Accademia (B,L)

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

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch
(Itinerary subject to change.)

Accommodations:

Pensione Accademia

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-refrigerator, 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 Pensione Accademia (or similar), with breakfast each morning
  • Canal tour of city highlights
  • Guided lagoon tour
  • Venissa Winery tour, tasting, and lunch
  • Water taxi transportation for canal and lagoon tours, and transfers to and from your hotel on arrival and departure days
  • Hotel concierge service to help you plan your leisure time in Venice
***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.