VENICE & THERMAL SPRINGS
Group Size: 4-6 People
Dates: 27 February – 6 March 2025
6 days touring the splendor and grandeur of Venice and 2 days sojourning in thermal waters of the Colli Euganei.
We will begin in Venice and visit the best vendors, historical sites, and opera/fine dining of the Serenissima for (and even have a photographer come take our photos)!
Then we head to the Eugenean Hills and have 2 spa days before departing for home.
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- 5 Nights in a historic palazzo in Venice, walking distance from Piazza San Marco
- 2 Nights lodging at a spa hotel
- Entrance Fees prepaid for:
- Basilica San Marco, Doges’ Palace, & Museo Correr
- Train Tickets between itinerary cities
- Immersion in hand-picked bespoke experiences: trying cicchetti, dining in an historic palazzo, attending (optional) opera born in Venice
- Party Options, to attend a ball or costuming event of your choice (starting at €130 euro per person plus costume rental if needed)
What’s Not Included:
- Airfare – Air/Train transportation to and from Venice is not included
- Porterage – Please note that you’ll need to carry your own luggage up and down stairs at hotels and across cobblestone and bridges
- Food – Breakfast, lunches, dinners, and drinks are not included
- Optional Tour of the historical silk looms at Bevilacqua in Venice
- Optional Photoshoots – With an experienced photographer in Venice and Florence
- Optional Opera – See La Traviata on the Grand Canal
- Optional Visits – To any sites you choose in your free time
Exploring Venice & the Veneto
- Day 1: Arrival in Venice
- Day 2: Piazza San Marco Highlights
- Day 3: Bevilacqua & Santa Maria
- Day 4: Photoshoot/ Gondola Experience
- Day 5: Shopping in Venice
- Day 6: Travel to Terme
- Day 7: Spa Day
- Day 8: On-your-own Travel Day
Guide to Venetian Balls
Tiepolo Ball – The Ballo Tiepolo, also known as The Grand Ball, takes place in the Palazzo Pisani Moretta — a 16th-century palace, overlooking the Grand Canal. The Main Hall is transformed for the night into an 18th-century ballroom – lit with hundreds of candles. Dance Masters, accompanied by an orchestra, guide guests through minuets and waltzes. Opera singers entertain guests, as they dine upon a 5-course meal.
Ca’ Vendramin Ball – The Ca’ Vendramin Ball is housed in a historic palace on Venice’s Grand Canal. This elegant Renaissance palazzo was built between 1481 and 1509. Guests will be treated to a feast of sights, sounds and flavors — including a 5-course dinner, gambling room and after-midnight dancing.
Doge’s Ball (Il Ballo Del Doge) – The Ballo del Doge is the most exclusive event of Venice’s Carnival. Held at the historic Palazzo Pisani Moretta, the ball starts at 8:30PM. After a welcome cocktail, dinner will be served throughout the palace’s centuries-old halls. Artistic performances, classical music and period dancing can be enjoyed until the early morning. Internationally-famed atelier Antonia Sautter has organized the event since 1992.
Casanova Ball – Inspired by the romantic legend of Giacomo Casanova, this ball will seduce your senses. Held in the majestic Palazzo Contarini, dating to the 15th century, the Casanova Ball begins with a welcome cocktail in the building’s courtyard. Next, guests get wowed by performers — including dancers, acrobats, and musicians.
Carnival Extravaganza Ball – The Carnival Extravaganza Ball is one of your last chances to experience an authentic masquerade. During and after dinner, you can learn the steps to dances from the 1700s and 1800s. A baroque ensemble will play music throughout the delectable 4-course dinner. The splendid setting for this event is Palazzo Dandolo, a canal-facing palace. It takes place the Saturday before Fat Tuesday.