Italy | Carnivale

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Main Info

The Most well- known and one of the oldest festivals annually celebrated in the world. The word ‘carnival’ or ‘carnivale’ in Italian is believed to be derived from the Latin words ‘carnem levare’ or ‘carnelevarium’ which means to take away or remove meat! Another meaning for the world carnival could be also from the Latin words ‘carne vale’ or ‘farewell to meat’.  That phrase perfectly describes a time devoted to preparing for Lent, the Christian tradition of the forty days period before Easter, during which abstinence from meat is practiced. The Venice Carnival takes place each year in February. It begins around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday, also known as Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras in French or Martedi Grasso in Italian).

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What’s Included

Arrival and departure transfers
5 nights in Venice at Hotel L’Orologio Venezia or similar
Daily Breakfast
Private Guided Gondola tour of Venice
Full-Day Shared Verona Prosecco Tour
Transportation in air-conditioned cars
Expert guide/ advice for Carnivale

Not Included

 Porterage service
Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)

Tour Details

Duration: 6 days & 5 nights


Minimum Passengers: 4
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Semi-Private
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

VISA Requirements: No 
A visa is not required for travelers with a valid US passport.

Physical Rating: 2 AVERAGE
Some tours may include light hiking, stairs, and rough off-road adventures.

Service Level: STANDARD
Tourists class accommodations and mic of public and private transports and tours, select meals included. 

Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

Day 1: February 8, 2021 - Arrival in Milan

Upon arrival at Malpensa Airport, you will be met by a representative for your transfer from Milan to Venice by road (approximately 3 ½ hours). You will take a private water-taxi to reach your hotel (1 piece of luggage per person). Check-in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Please note that one arrival transfer is included. Any additional transfers required will incur a supplement fee.
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Day 2: February 9, 2021 - Venice

Following breakfast, you will head on a guided gondola tour of Venice.
For the remainder of the day, enjoy the Carnivale at your own leisure.


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Day 3: February 10, 2021 - Venice

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy the Carnivale at your own leisure.

|Overnight in Venice
|  Breakfast

Day 4: February 11, 2021 - Venice

Following breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the surrounding Prosecco vineyards near Venice. Enjoy a wine tasting.

Discover the magic of the wonderful city of Verona and the regions of Amarone and Valpolicella. Arrive in the center of Verona at Piazza Bra where the world-famous 1st Century outdoor arena is located (third largest in Italy) it has over 22,000 seats and is the perfect place for outdoor operas and concerts. You will have approximately two and a half hours of free time to visit the house of Juliet (as in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet), the historical Piazza Delle Erbe, and some of the exclusive shops around the city. After Verona, we will head on over to the medieval towns of the Valpolicella region, time for optional lunch and a chance to visit the 13th Century church of San Giorgio with its splendid altar dating back to 712 a.d. where there are some of the most beautiful, panoramic views of Sirmione and Lake Garda. From here, we will drive to a vineyard to have a guided visit and learn more about the famous ‘Amarone’ wine. We will enjoy tasting some of the different wines they produce and have a chance to purchase a few bottles to take with you, such as Amarone and Recioto Della Valpolicella. Then just sit back and enjoy the views as we return to Venice.

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Day 5: February 12, 2021 - Venice

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy the Carnivale at your own leisure.

|Overnight in Venice
|  Breakfast

February 6: February 13, 2021 - Venice - Milan - Departure

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to Milan for your departing flight. Please note the road transfer between Venice to Milan takes approximately 3 ½ hours.

Please note that one arrival transfer is included. Any additional transfers required will incur a supplement fee.
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Call us at (800) 983-5352 or contact us using the button below to get a quote and booking details

The rates displayed below are for the listed travel dates only. The travel dates for this tour package cannot be changed or altered. 

Hotel L’Orologio

Hotel L’ Orologio offers accommodation next to the Grand Canal in Venice, a 5-minute walk from Rialto Bridge and 1,950 feet from Campo San Polo Square. WiFi is free throughout.

The elegant, air-conditioned rooms are all soundproofed and hypoallergenic. They come with parquet floors, satellite TV, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

Guets of the L’ Orologio Hotel have access to a terrace and a snack bar. Restaurants, cafes, and shops are within 350 feet of the property.

St. Mark’s Square and Santa Maria Formosa Square are 2,950 feet away, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is 1.2 miles from the L’ Orologio.

Important Notice

Some useful info about our tours (land packages).

UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

All tours and entrance fees are included

 All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

 International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates


A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

Price are based on double occupancy

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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