19400
Italy
Independent Venice: Power and Beauty
Discover the timeless beauty, architectural grandeur, world-class cuisine and unparalleled cultural legacy of one of Europe’s most dynamic cities — Venice.
Rating (4.91)
Program No. 19400RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
2,099

At a Glance

Reflected in the canals of Venice you can see splendid palazzi and grand opera houses, red-scarfed gondoliers standing confidently aboard their crafts, the Rialto, Accademia and Scalzi bridges and so much more. Absorb and reflect on this utterly unique city as you explore independently and learn from local experts about the artists, architects and musicians that contributed (and continue to add to) its beauty.
Independent City Discoveries
Independent City Discoveries
Learn with a Group Leader and enjoy educational programming while also getting independent time to explore on your own. Most Independent City Discoveries include lectures, self-guided excursions and passes for public transit and museums.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • An exceptional opportunity to visit St. Mark’s Basilica at night, when its beauty can be experienced without crowds.
  • Cristina Gregorin, author of “Venice Master Artisans,” gives you a fascinating look at traditional Venetian crafts including Carnival masks.
  • Revel in a Vivaldi concert performed on prestigious original instruments by the chamber music ensemble Interpreti Veneziani.

General Notes

Included in the Program Only Price: Seven nights hotel accommodation, breakfasts during the program, two dinners, five lectures by local experts, two special events, detailed outlines for self-directed excursions, substantial free time. The program also includes the Venice Card, which gives you access to museums and churches, and a public transportation pass (for the vaporetto/waterbus and boats to the islands). Not included: Airport transfers. For 2019 dates of this program, please see program 23230 - Independent Venice: Incredible Culture, Canals & Cathedrals.
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