Carnival of Venice - 4 Days

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Carnival of Venice - 4 Days

Be a part of the Venetian history, culture and extravaganza!

Great for: Returning Visitors, Party Goers

Starting from: $1,995 per person 
(based on double occupancy)

An unforgettable opportunity to participate in Carnival in Venice as you dress up in an historical costume, take some unique tours of the city, and attend a Gala at a luxury 5 star hotel!

What's Included: Not Included:
  • 3 nights at a 4* hotel
  • Secrets of Venice Tour
  • Grand Canal Boat Tour
  • 1 Day Traditional Costume Rental
  • Grand Gala & Dinner at Luna Hotel Baglioni
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Flights to/from your home city
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • Suggested Day Tours
  • Meals where not mentioned
  • City Tax
  • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)

To book this vacation, call 1-800-ITALY-25 and ask for Carnival of Venice!

Dates & Rates:

Carnival in Venice in 2015 will be from Jan 31 - Feb 17.  Stay tuned for our special dates during that time.  

You may extend your trip in Venice or anywhere in Italy.  Feel free to ask us for suggestions or help planning your trip.  We are happy to make the arrangements.

Starting from: $1,995 per person  (based on double occupancy)
*Airfare available from your hometown.

Day by Day Itinerary:


  • DAY 1 - Arrive in Venice, Costume Fitting
  • DAY 2 - Secrets of Venice & Grand Canal Boat Tour
  • DAY 3 - Costume Pick-up, Grand Carnival Gala at Luna Hotel Baglioni
  • Day 4 - Return Costume, Depart Venice



DAY 1 - Arrive in Venice, Costume Fitting
This morning, arrive in Venice and get right to it!  Go to the atelier for your costume fitting.  (For your costume rental you are required to send preliminary measurements - this information will be provided to you at the time of booking.)

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

We suggest taking the Carnival Photography Tour at 3pm.  You'll get a chance to see Venice in a different way, plus learn some tricks so you can can always use, especially during this colorful event!  (This tour is not included in the package price.)

Overnight in Hotel


DAY 2 - Secrets of Venice Tour & Grand Canal Boat Tour
Breakfast in your hotel.

In the morning, grab your mask and take the Secrets of Venice Tour.  Afterwards, find a local Venetian trattoria for lunch.

After lunch, your day of exploration in Venice continues with the Grand Canal Boat Tour.

The evening is at your leisure.

Overnight in Hotel


DAY 3 - Grand Carnival Gala at the Luna Hotel Baglioni
Have a good breakfast this morning - today is Gala in costume day!

Either pick up your costume at the atelier, or arrange for it to be delivered to you.

After getting your costume, you have the day at leisure until the evening Grand Carnival Gala at the Luna Hotel Baglioni.


For an extra special experience, we suggest also participating in the Cotillion where you will get a dance lesson in a variety of traditional dances, and enjoy some hot chocolate.  Afterwards, head over to the Gala and try out your new moves!  (Cotillion is not included in the package price.)

Overnight in Hotel

DAY 4 - Depart Venice
Breakfast in the hotel.

Before leaving Venice, return the costume to the atelier or arrange for it to be picked up.

Then continue on your own itinerary either in Venice or elsewhere in Italy.  Feel free to ask us for suggestions or help planning your trip.

We hope you enjoy this special experience!

This can be added on to any of our packages as a pre- or post- tour, or call one of our agents to create a custom vacation incorporating this exciting event - Carnival of Venice!


Special Note About Costumes:

During Carnival in Venice (2014: Feb 22 - Mar 4, 2015: Jan 31 - Feb 17) many people in Venice dress up during the day for their tours or just for fun.  However, the traditional costume which you are renting is not required on all tours - only for the Gala.  Therefore, feel free to bring any costume that you would wear for Halloween in the USA with you so you will be more comfortable during the activities.  You can also buy a mask to wear during the day. Many shops are dedicated just to making and selling masks. 

If you have any questions about costumes and masks for Carnival in Venice, please feel free to ask.


Upgrades & Extensions:

There are endless possibilities to what you can do before, during, and after this experience.  

Upgrades:  you may upgrade to a 5* hotel in Venice or add private transfers.

Extensions:  you can extend the number of nights you stay in Venice either before or after the package dates. 

If you'd like to extend your trip elsewhere in Italy, here are our suggestions:

  • Big 3 - If this is your first trip to Italy, since you've already spent time in Venice, finish your introduction to Italy with a trip down to Florence and Rome.
  • Northern Italy - Head over to Lake Como or Maggiore to enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery and then down to the artistic metropolis (and fashion capitol) Milan.


We selected this wonderful hotel in Venice.

Note: Should this hotel not be available, we will select another equivalent.  You will be notified of your hotel when you receive your final booking confirmation.

Saturnia & International - Venice, Italy

Saturnia & International - Classic

4* hotel in city center near St. Mark's Square

CALL: 1-800-ITALY-25 and ask for Carnival of Venice!

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