Touring Holidays In Venice
Explore the “Floating City” with us on one of our group holidays to Venice. Our Venice holidays include return flights, accommodation, transfers and excursions with an expert guide, so you get the most out of your holiday.
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Top Places to Visit & Tourist Attractions in Venice
The main public square in Venice and one of the most famous in the world, St. Mark’s Square is a must-see highlight for anyone visiting Venice. Surrounding the square is a number of magnificent buildings but the crown jewel of St. Mark’s is the beautiful Basilica di San Marco. The numerous domes and arches of this spectacular basilica are adorned with an incredible array of artistic, iconographic and religious works from some of the greatest Italian and European artist throughout the centuries. On our holidays including Venice, we’ll visit St. Mark’s Square and admire this awe-inspiring structure.
St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower located in the centre of St. Mark’s Square. One of the most recognizable symbols of the city, the tower has been an important part of life in Venice for centuries and its bells originally rang to signal the beginning and end of every work day. Our tours to Venice include a stop at this famous landmark and we’ll enjoy plenty of free time to climb the tower for panoramic views of the city below.
The Ca’ d’Oro is widely regarded as one of the best-preserved examples of a Venetian Gothic palace and is the perfect spot to imagine what life would have been like during the glory of the Venetian Republic. Today, the palace houses the Galleria Franchetti, an impressive collection of bronzes, tapestries and paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries, including many works by Titian. When visiting the Ca’ d’Oro, make sure to take in the stunning panoramic views from the balconies over the Grand Canal on the first and second floors.
Of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal in Venice, the Ponte di Rialto is the oldest. This busy bridge connects the districts of San Polo and San Marco and is one of the top visitor attractions in the city. On our holidays to Venice, we’ll enjoy plenty of free time to marvel at the bridge from the banks of the Grand Canal or browse through the shops that line the inside of the structure, selling jewellery, linens, Murano glass and more.
Also known as the Doge’s Palace, the Palazzo Ducale was the residence and administrative seat for the ruler of the former Republic of Venice. This Venetian Gothic masterpiece overlooks St. Mark’s Square and the main artery of Venice, the Grand Canal. The palace is home to grand staircases, magnificent works of art, lush royal apartments and even a prison that once housed the famous adventurer Giacomo Casanova. On our holidays to Venice, we’ll have the opportunity to see the Doge’s Palace and hear about its history with insights from an expert guide.
A Guided Holiday Experience In Venice
Venice has captured the imagination of artists, explorers and tourists for centuries and it’s easy to see why! This magnificent city has a magical air about it; from the grand, gothic architecture to the tiny bridges connecting winding streets and busy canals. Once the home of a powerful maritime republic, Venice has also played an important role in history. On our holidays including Venice, we’ll learn about this history as we visit its most famous attractions with our local, expert guide. From the bustling St. Mark’s Square to the opulent Ca’ d’Oro, this city is filled to the brim with fascinating sights for us to discover. We offer a variety of holidays to Venice to suit every interest, including a week-long trip to the Venetian Riviera that boasts the perfect mix of beach relaxation and time to explore the city. We also offer a selection of holidays combining Venice with other Italian destinations like Lake Garda and Verona or other Adriatic countries like Slovenia and Croatia.
Venice Holiday FAQs
What is included in my holiday?
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
What is the deposit and when is full payment due?
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.