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Uncover the delights of the Venice Carnival

Uncover the delights of beautiful historic Venice. Experience the wonders, magic and romance of its spectacular carnival, and visit the stunning islands of Murano and Burano.

  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Venice at Carnival time
  • Boat excursion to Murano and Burano
  • Scenic Brenner Pass through the Dolomites
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
    All tour itinerary admission costs

Venice Carnival 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Depart St Pancras by Eurostar to Paris

London to Ulm

Your tour begins at London St Pancras International, where you meet your group and Tour Manager at Rail Discoveries' dedicated Departure Office. Take the Eurostar to Paris, where you join the onward train to Ulm for an overnight stay.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Venice

Continue to Venice

Today you travel along the scenic Brenner Pass through the Dolomites and head to the iconic floating city of Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Venice is made up of 118 small islands nestled within a lagoon, linked by a collection of historical canals and bridges and renowned for their architectural beauty. On arrival, you transfer to the 4* Hotel Adlon in Lido di Jesolo on the Venice Lagoon, your home for the next four nights.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Scenic Rail Journey
Day 3 Venice Carnival
Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

Today, enjoy the incredible spectacle of Venice at Carnival time at your own pace. The festivities can be traced all the way back to the 14th century, and now the Carnival has become a celebrated, world-famous event. Be sure to marvel at the Carnival characters, with their wonderful array of elaborate, vividly coloured costumes and carefully created masks, and be entertained by jugglers, singers and dancers in St Mark's Square. The tradition of wearing masks began centuries ago, as it allowed the rich and poor Venetians to mix anonymously. It has since become a major part of the Carnival, with a huge variety of creative efforts on display.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Free Day
Day 4 Murano Glass Blower
Murano Glass Blower

Murano and Burano

Today you enjoy an excursion by boat to Murano and Burano, two stunning, nostalgic islands nestled in the heart of the Venice Lagoon. Murano is world-renowned for its glassmaking heritage, which dates back over 700 years, and the island itself is lined with pretty bridges and attractive glassware shops. Burano, perhaps the lagoon's prettiest island, is famed for its lace as well as its brightly painted houses. You have time at leisure to explore both islands before returning to the hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
  • Excursion by boat
Days 5-6 Homeward Bound
Homeward Bound

Venice to London

Depart Venice by train today, travelling to Turin for an overnight stay. On Day 6 you board the service to Paris, joining the Eurostar to London.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • Return rail travel
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and 5 dinners
  • Venice at Carnival time, with free time to explore
  • Excursion by boat to the islands of Murano and Burano
  • All tour itinerary admission costs

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
Helen Laverack
Julie Pacalon
Kathryn Cambridge
Venice Carnival

Uncover the delights of the Venice Carnival


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