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9 Days | 8 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Irving Selsley Jan 16, 2016 at 04:05 PM

We are in the Independent Venice tour of May 5 - 13, 2016. I have contacted Toni Sepeda, who conducts 1 - 2-hour tours specifically on Brunetti's Venice, ala Donna Leon's Commissario. Since we have several times on our own, I would like to invite other participants in this session to join us. Her rate is 150 euros for a group of 1 -8, and 200 euros for a group of 7 or more. I am suggesting either May 8 or May 12 in the afternoon as the most open dates on the program. Any takers?
Irving Selsley Jan 16, 2016 at 04:08 PM

Whoops! That's 1-6 for the 150 euro rate.
Irving Selsley Jan 16, 2016 at 04:15 PM

Further clarification in the interest of complete disclosure: The rates are per hour. A group of 8 for the 2-hour tour would cost 400 euros, or 50 euros per person.

Mary H. Polly Conlon Nov 07, 2015 at 06:58 PM

I'm writing at the 11th hour - I'll be arriving at the airport in Venice around 2 via Swiss Air (due to the Lufthansa strike!). I'd love to do the water taxi, but don't know if you can wait that long...
Polly Conlon

Zenaide Reiss Nov 01, 2015 at 11:31 AM

I am going to Venice on Nov. 8-16. I am on the Alitalia flight from Rome, expecting to arrive at the airport about 11:20 AM. Anybody else on that flight or one that comes in around that time? I would like to share a water taxi to the ,with as many people as I can gather. Anyone out there interested? Ciao Zenaide Reiss

Edward Farrelly Oct 07, 2015 at 01:36 PM

We are going to Venice for the October 22-30 Independent Venice Program. We are scheduled to arrive in Venice on Friday, Oct 23 at 12:00 noon on Air France AF1426. We would like to meet anyone else arriving that day to share a water taxi from the airport to the hotel.
Ed & Averill Farrelly

Charlotte MacNeice Oct 01, 2015 at 01:52 PM

Who else is going to Venice on Nov 8-16? It's hard to believe the trip is only a few weeks away.
Zenaide Reiss Oct 27, 2015 at 12:15 PM

Hi Charlotte,
Zenaide Reiss Oct 27, 2015 at 12:18 PM

Hi Chartltte, I too will be on that trip. Are you, or anyone else , interested in sharing a water taxi directly to the hote? i will be arriving at the Venice Airport at about 11:30 on Nov. 9th. Anyone up for saving money and enjoying the conivenience of wet-dock to hotel door?
Charlotte MacNeice Oct 27, 2015 at 04:30 PM

Hi, Zenaide. I arrive at Marco Polo Airport at 12:30 pm from Frankfurt. For me, the private water taxi would be very expensive. However on the last day, there may be a few of us to share a private taxi back to the airport. For now, I'm planning on the Alilaguna Motorboat to Rialto. I've been studying the route to the hotel on Google Map. I'm hoping not to get lost! I look forward to meeting you soon!

Patricia Hlafter Mar 31, 2015 at 06:16 PM

Hi Silvia, Our confirmation from Road Scholar has our British Airways Flight BA 578 arriving at 12:05. We'll leave 2:05 if your flight is delayed. You should leave at about 1:00 if our flight is delayed. Pat
Sylvia Johnson Apr 02, 2015 at 04:53 PM

Thanks, Pat. We may wait a little longer, since you're not scheduled to arrive until 12:05. Let's say 1:30.

Patricia Hlafter Feb 28, 2015 at 10:50 AM

Sylvia, Our British Airways flight arrives in Venice at 12:10. If you will wait for us, let's agree on a place to meet. Pat Hlafter
Sylvia Johnson Mar 02, 2015 at 04:28 PM

Hi Pat, Marcia, Maryann, and I will wait for you to arrive. Our flight is KLM 1651 from Amsterdam. The travelers on earlier trips met at baggage claim #3. Shall we try that?
Patricia Hlafter Mar 03, 2015 at 01:43 PM

OK. Jon and I will meet you at Baggage claim #3.
Sylvia Johnson Mar 31, 2015 at 10:13 AM

Hi Pat and Jon, We'll be heading for Venice next week. We should probably decide how long we should wait at the airport in case our flights arrive late. Should we say no more than two hours? You're on British Airways arriving at 12:10, right? What is the flight number. We're KLM at
Sylvia Johnson Mar 31, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Sorry, I clicked "post" too soon. It's KLM 1651, arriving at 10:55.

Darlene Marashlian Feb 26, 2015 at 10:48 AM

We are signed up for the March 5 program,and a private airport-hotel door-to-door transfer by the hotel March 6. Would you like to join us?

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