6 nights. December 2018. From £699.00.
Christmas in one of the world's most beautiful cities
A visit to incomparable Venice, perhaps at its alluring, mystical best in its wintertime cloak, some wonderful additional excursion opportunities, and the chance to celebrate, rest and relax in stylish surroundings will make this a very special Christmas break to remember.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
A guided tour of incomparable Venice - a picture at Christmastime
Four nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Hotel Il Burchiello in Mira
Christmas Eve Festive Dinner with sparkling wine and music
Christmas Day cruise on the Venice Lagoon
A turkey lunch on Christmas Day
Two nights' en-route , bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a comfortable hotel in the Colmar/Strasbourg area of France
Return Channel crossings
Coach travel throughout
The service of a friendly tour manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Leaving your pick-up point by coach this morning, we'll travel to your Channel crossing. From here, we continue our journey through France, arriving at your overnight hotel in the Strasbourg or Colmar areas in the evening.
We'll continue our journey this morning, crossing into Italy and making our way to the hotel in Mira, where you'll enjoy a welcome drink on arrival and your first dinner this evening.
Day Three (Christmas Eve)
Our destination on today's optional excursion is Padua. Lovingly restored after WWII, this former Roman stronghold, is a delightful, enchanting university city with outstanding museums, great churches, colourful markets and - in Prato della Valle - Italy's largest town square.
This evening begin your celebrations with a special Christmas Eve meal, a glass of sparkling wine and music after dinner.
Day Four (Christmas Day)
Christmas Day begins with a breathtaking cruise on The Venetian Lagoon, stopping at Burano Island and enjoying spectacular views of the city. Returning to your hotel, you'll sit down for a festive turkey lunch and then have the afternoon and evening free to relax until dinner.
Today we visit the centre of Venice. Get a taste of this astonishing city's canals, cobbled pathways and hidden squares on an included walking tour, then head off to explore, or relax, as you see fit. Cross the Rialto Bridge, step into St Marks Square, visit the Palace of the Doge and perhaps even sit back in a gondola or board the Vaporetto with the locals for a trip along the Grand Canal.
Days Six and Seven
Bid farewell to your hosts, and board our coach to begin the journey home. We will stop at a comfortable overnight hotel in the Strasbourg or Colmar areas, once again, before crossing the Channel the following day and arriving back at your original pick-up point by mid to late evening on Day Seven.Back to top
AccommodationHotel Il Burchiello (and stopover hotel)
You will be staying in a comfortable hotel in the Strasbourg/Colmar area of France, and Hotel Il Burchiello in Mira.Back to top
Meet at port option
To give you greater flexibility, you may like to meet the coach at Folkestone Services (called Stop 24) on the M20, which is just a five-minute drive from the Channel Tunnel and a 15-minute drive from Dover. If you wish to do this, please select the county 'Kent' and the pick-up point 'Stop 24 Folkestone Services Saltwood' when booking. You will be notified of the exact pick-up location in your Final Travel Details, which you will receive approximately 7-10 days prior to departure. Further information and car parking charges can be found at www.stop24.co.uk
Depending on your departure point, you may leave your pick-up point very early in the morning and return very late at the end of the holiday, in order to meet your scheduled Channel crossings. There will also be a stop to transfer you from a feeder coach to your main coach, on both the outward and return journeys.
Coach seating arrangements
Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Your Channel crossings will either be by ferry or Eurotunnel and will be confirmed with your final travel documents.
Italian hotel room tax
Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 EURO and 3 EURO per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge.
Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. This applies to excursions that are included in the price of your holiday and to excursions booked as optional extras.Back to top