The romantic charm of Venice is unmistakable. It's a truly unique destination unlike any other. This is one of the highlights of Italy. There are more than 100 islands in the Venetian lagoon that make up Venice. They're connected by a series of canals and overflowing with impressive palaces. On the surface Venice may not appear to be so grand in size. But once you step foot in the car-free streets and tight alleyways this maze of a city will have you exploring for days. The city is full of churches, museums and other sights of interests. There's something new to discover around every corner and over every bridge.
Venice's popularity shows no signs of fading, so expect to fight crowds as you make your way through the most central of the tight city streets between Rialto and San Marco. Venice consists of six main districts where the famous monuments and sights are. Then there are the islands, particularly Murano and Burano, which are worth the trip. With so many tourists also come tourist traps. So you have to be careful when selecting shops and restaurants. We have done our best to provide some tasty options in our Guest Page so you can enjoy the famous Italian food and wines. Our favorite is the Cicchetti tour. Cicchetti is Venetian tapas. It's an ideal way to try lots of dishes in many places.
There is an overwhelming quantity of hotels in Venice so we've narrowed the choice down to the very best in each price category, weighing up room rates and location, so you can be assured you've got the right room for you. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Venice's maze of canals and islands is a wonderful place to explore. To help you get your bearings as well as learn all you need to about this enigma of a city, we suggest taking a walking tour. You'll pick up some tips from your local guide along the way. Once you're familiar with the city itself, you'll find a dazzling choice of exhibitions and museums to capture your attention. Should you wish to escape the crowds, we suggest a winery tour, which can be done on the mainland or most interestingly, at a winery on the Venetian lagoon itself. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
LidijaZagreb City Host and Adriatic Destination Manager
What I love about Venice...
“What can I say about the amazingness of Venice that hasn't been said before… Well, you already heard that this is a town you want to get lost in, and trust me, you won't be able to NOT get lost in it. So, here's a tip: navigate it by pastry and gelato shops, it makes things easier and tastier. You may come back home with few extra pounds, but its well worth it!”
Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Venice
Spend some time in Venice on a tour that takes in other cities in Italy and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Venice and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.
A high-speed tour of Italy's big name destinations. Ideally you'd have a few more days to appreciate them fully, but if time is of the essence… read full itinerary
Spend 9 days exploring the very different sides of Northern Italy. Start in business-first Milan, the country's fashion and financial capital. From there you'll head to Lake Como to enjoy some time on the water and surrounded by the beauty of the lake region. The last stop is La Serenissima, Venice. The Queen of the Adriatic and a city like no other, it has to be seen to be believed. read full itinerary
Three classic Italian beauties. Start in the eternal city, Italy's magnificent capital Rome. Next comes Renaisasance masterpiece Florence, then the Queen of the Adriatic, Venice. With transport by high speed train between the cities. read full itinerary
This ten day Italian honeymoon itinerary packs in Rome, Tuscany, Florence and Venice. Explore the Eternal City hand in hand. Relax poolside at a Tuscan farmhouse or palazzo. See the best of Florence in a day then spend the last three days in one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice. read full itinerary
See Rome, Tuscany, Cinque Terre & Venice in a week and a half if traveling at a fast pace or take it slow and use this as a base for a longer tour and add some days. read full itinerary
Two weeks exploring some of Italy's highest highlights, starting in Rome, then the Amalfi Coast, followed by Tuscany, then Florence, finishing up in Venice. Truly magical! read full itinerary
A veritable Grand Tour of Italy hitting many of the country's most popular destinations. After landing in Naples, you'll go straight to the Amalfi Coast, After that it's Rome, followed by the artisitic treasures of Florence. Back to the coast, with Cinque Terre followed by stays in Milan and finally Venice. read full itinerary
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The perfect honeymoon combination: Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world coupled with the highlights of Croatia's Dalmatian coast. Be awestruck by the beauty of Dubrovnik, relax on Hvar, Europe's sunniest islands and wander in the cosy backstreets of the old city of Split. read full itinerary
Combine Italy and its northern neighbor Austria on this 12 day tour. With time in Rome, Venice, Salzburg and Vienna you'll see some of Europe's most wonderful cities, with thousands of years of history and three empires between them. read full itinerary
A 2 week Greatest Hits tour. Start out by seeing the splendor of Rome, also ideal for flight connections to the US. From there it's a short flight across the Adriatic Sea to Dubrovnik, the first of three Croatian classic destinations. Some island time on Hvar follows, then Split, essentially a Roman emperor's retirement palace. The final stop is Venice, reached by another short flight. read full itinerary
This two week trip will have you experiencing the highlights of two beautiful countries. From bustling Rome, akl the way to Ljubljana, the super-cute capital of Slovenia, with overnight stops in Florence, Venice and the Julian Alps along the way. read full itinerary
Experience the very best of the Adriatic coast, from its Pearl, to its Queen. Starting in Dubrovnik over 2 weeks, you'll have some island time on Hvar and go Roman in Split – and that's just the first week! Next see the spectacular Plitvice Lakes before spending a few days in old-Venetian coastal town of Rovinj. Then finish up in La Serenissima itself, Venice! read full itinerary
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