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Venice & Verona Carnival


An Exuberant City at Wintertime

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2020 Tour code: CVE20

About the tour

Enjoy a memorable rail break to the Floating City of Venice and soak up the dynamic atmosphere of carnival time. Experience the vibrant, theatrical ensembles first hand and enjoy excursions to some of Italy's famed attractions.


What’s included


Days 1-2 - London to Nuremberg and on to Venice

Our Venetian adventure begins at London St Pancras, as we board the Eurostar service to Paris, changing trains for Nuremberg, where we spend the night. On Day 2 we travel on through the Alps, passing from Austria to Italy via the impressive Brenner Pass, and on to Venice, where we walk the short distance from the station to our hotel, the 4-Star Hotel Papadopoli.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Venice and the Doge's Palace

Today we enjoy a guided walking tour of Venice. We visit the ever-impressive St Mark's Square and Basilica and the superb Doge's Palace, enjoying a 'seceret itinerary' tour, which takes in this intricate palace as well as over the famous 'Bridge of Sighs', named thus because it gave prisoners their last views of Venice before incarceration.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Venice Grand Canal
Day 4 - Ca'Macana mask workshop

Today, we pay a visit to the world-renowned Ca'Macana mask workshop. At this time of year, this studio is at its busiest, producing some extraordinarily intricate masks of all shapes, colours and sizes. We enjoy a talk here on the history of the carnival and how the handmade masks are made.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 - To Verona

This morning, we walk to the train station to transfer to Verona, famous for being the setting of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. After some free time for lunch, we head to our hotel for the next two nights, the Hotel Accademia Verona.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Juliet's Balcony, Verona
Day 6 - Verona Carnival

Your day is free to soak up the atmosphere of one of Italy's oldest Carnival celebrations today, dating back to 1531. The different districts of the city all jostle and compete for attention in an extravagant parade around the ancient city streets, upholding centuries of tradition.

  • Breakfast
Verona Carnival
Days 7-8 - To Turin

We bid a fond farewell to Verona today, travelling by rail to Turin where we overnight. On Day 8, we take the high-speed train to Paris where we connect with the Eurostar service back to the U.K.

  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast

Additional information

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

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Hotel Papadopoli Venezia, Venice

Hotel Papadopoli Venezia, Venice

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Hotel Accademia

Hotel Accademia, Verona

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Venice & Verona Carnival

An Exuberant City at Wintertime


Luke Simpson
Lynne Broadley
Helen Laverack