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Program #19400RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
Maria from Burien, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/05/15 - 03/13/15
Our guides know and love Venice.

Ray from Chula Vista, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/05/15 - 03/13/15
This trip is great. Venice captures your heart and imagination. The hotel is centrally located and provides a hearty breakfast every morning. The schedule was well planned out with informative lectures followed by short tours . . . then plenty of free time for independent adventures.

Priscilla from Belmont, MA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 11/06/14 - 11/14/14
First of all, thank you Michela, our intrepid guide who was never lost, and Christina, our charming and extremely knowledgeable lecturer. You made this trip of Venice, a crazy and magical city, one that we will never forget. There is so much to see and do that we really appreciated having a whole week to be there. The independent format was perfect in that it allowed us the freedom to explore on our own and at our own pace. We highly recommend this fantastic trip.

Cheryl from Lansing, MI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 11/06/14 - 11/14/14
The Independent Venice trip was phenomenal. The group members were diverse and made me feel welcome despite the age difference and there were enough solo travelers that I did not feel as if I was always on my own. In addition, even the couples invited me on outings and to eat! I met some really engaging, interesting people that only enhanced my experience in Venice which is a beautiful place to wander and learn.

Robert from Tallahassee, FL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 11/06/14 - 11/14/14
Michela was an outstanding trip leader and went to great lengths to ensure that we were well cared for. The independent travel approach blending the superb structured lectures of Christina, optional group walks, and fully independent wandering worked very well for us. The suggested walks, the documents on the "big-ticket" items to see, the museum pass, and the vaporetti pass made getting around and figuring out what to do very easy. The trip duration was perfect for us, although if done again we would book an additional day or two after the program to hit the things we missed during the week. Even in November (low season) and with aqua alta (high water flooding St. Marks square) there were always several hundred folks lined up to get into the basilica. Our private night-time lighted tour of the basilica was worth the trip price by itself.

George from Vienna, VA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 11/06/14 - 11/14/14
A great trip for independent minded travelers. Venice is delightful and the trip leader, Michela, is outstanding.

Marian from Baldwin, NY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/06/14 - 03/14/14
we have been to venice a number of times but this trip was the best;an exclusive vist to st.marks at night;no crowds;a disparite but compatible group;a terrific tour leader; a knowledgeable and enthusiastic lecturer;what more could you want.but be aware that anything you buy is pricey

Susan from Indianapolis, IN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/06/14 - 03/14/14
Very enjoyable program for those who like to set their own agenda and explore on their own. Nice balance of group lecture and independence. Lots of walking, lots of steps and lots of water taxi rides. Venice is a lovely and unique city.

Ann from Sarasota, FL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/06/13 - 03/14/13
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent tour of Venice--"Independent Venice: Power & Beauty". The tour was well organized and most competently run; the lecturer presented exceptional lectures and photographs; and the Special Tours had unique variety which would not have been possible on our own.

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