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Venice

Overview

Venice is an unfathomable experience. This glorious city, built on an archipelago of more than 100 islands, traversed by 200 canals, spanned by 400 bridges, continues to rise above the waters of the lagoon and the flowing tide of visitors. With over 20 hotels, from the traditional favourites to smaller family-run discoveries, no one offers a wider choice than us. Our unique Kirker Guide Notes will lead you to some excellent restaurants off the beaten track.

 

The Kirker Venice Walking Tour

One of the most recent introductions to our programme, the Kirker Venice Walking Tour, takes place every Tuesday morning and is offered exclusively for any of our clients whether they are aficionados or first time visitors. The two hour tour with an experienced guide costs just £10 per person (winter) £20 (summer) and is a wonderful way to see Venice from the perspective of a local expert. Participants range from just two to a maximum of 15.

 

All Kirker clients receive guaranteed entrance tickets to Doge’s Palace, Accademia or Guggenheim

The stunning ‘Palazzo Ducale’ was the residence of the Doges and is the richest symbol of Venetian cultural, military, political and economic history. The tickets will allow you to avoid the lengthy queues and gain access to the Museo Correr and the National Archaeological Museum. If you have visited the Doge’s Palace before, we would be delighted to provide tickets to the Guggenheim with its modern art collection or the Accademia Gallery instead. See our advice on how many days to spend in Venice.

 

Opera at La Fenice

La Fenice is one of the world’s most historic opera houses. Originally built in 1790 it has twice burned down, in 1836 and again in 1996. It reopened in 2003 and has been sensitively restored to retain its original appearance. Tickets are hard to come by as most are sold to subscribers – however, we are able to source ours from recommended local agents and will arrange delivery of tickets direct to your hotel. Prices include the local agent’s handling fee plus just £10 per ticket administration charge and
so will be higher than face value. Please contact the Kirker Concierge on 020 7593 2286 for details of the performances, prices and availability.

Hotels

Hotel

Londra Palace
Deluxe

3 nights from £788

including Flights, Transfers

Highly Recommended
Venice, Italy
Small, luxurious and located almost next door to the Danieli, the Londra is managed by our great friend Alain Bullo and is now a member of Relais & Châteaux. It is one of our favourite hotels in Venice and Kirker clients have always been especially well looked after.

Hotel

Palazzo Sant' Angelo
Superior

3 nights from £678

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
The Sant'Angelo, with its excellent location between the Rialto and Accademia Bridges, is housed in a grand Venetian palazzo.

Hotel

Baglioni Hotel Luna
Superior

3 nights from £928

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
Ideally located a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Grand Canal and Piazza San Marco, The Luna is the city’s most historic and oldest hotel.

Hotel

Belmond Cipriani
Deluxe

3 nights from £2,298

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
The most famous hotel in Venice, the Cipriani is part of the exclusive Belmond Hotel Group.

Hotel

Ca' Dei Conti
Superior

3 nights from £678

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
This beautiful hotel opened in 2001 and is located in the heart of Venice, just a five minute stroll from St. Mark's Square.

Hotel

Ca' Sagredo
Superior

3 nights from £839

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
This historic palazzo on the Grand Canal dates from the 15th Century. It opened in 2007 after a painstaking restoration that uncovered an extraordinary collection of architectural features. These, together with some magnificent works from important artists give guests a fascinating glimpse of five centuries of Venetian history.

3 nights from £898

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
The Centurion is located on the Grand Canal, a few steps from the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute and two contemporary art museums, the Guggenheim and the new Punta della Dogana Gallery.

3 nights from £1,249

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
The San Clemente Palace is located in the Venetian lagoon with wonderful views of the city. The main building dates from the 17th century when it was a thriving monastery but the beautiful church with its frescoed walls can be charted as far back as 1131.

Hotel

Liassidi Palace
Superior

3 nights from £645

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
Recently, the trend amongst Venice hoteliers has been to lovingly restore derelict Palaces to their former glory and open them as luxury boutique hotels; and the Liassidi Palace is a fine example of this.

Hotel

Ruzzini Palace
Superior

3 nights from £638

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
Ruzzini Palace is ideally situated on the grand square of Campo Santa Maria Formosa, 350 metres from the Rialto and St. Mark's Square. It is an attractive 16th Century residence that offers personal service and combines historical architectural characteristics with stylish, contemporary furnishings.

Hotel

Splendid
Deluxe

3 nights from £659

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
Ideally located between St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge, the Splendid’s contemporary design offers clients an alternative to the traditional Venetian decoration found at other hotels in the city.

Hotel

Pensione Accademia
Superior

3 nights from £739

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
This famous pensione is located in one of the quietest areas of Venice, a few steps from the Grand Canal and only five minutes' walk from the Accademia gallery and bridge.

Hotel

Ai Reali
Deluxe

3 nights from £689

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
Located overlooking the pretty Campo della Fava and a small canal between Rialto and San Marco, Ai Reali opened in December 2012. Surprisingly for such a grand palazzo there are only 32 bedrooms and they are some of the largest and most elegant in Venice with original features such as wooden floors, ornate ceilings and fireplaces, combining with sumptuous furnishings and subtle lighting (many have canal views).

3 nights from £648

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
Located overlooking a picturesque canal in one of the most evocative parts of old Venice, just two minutes’ walk from the Accademia Bridge, the American Dinesen is a delightful hotel with just 27 recently renovated bedrooms decorated in the traditional Venetian manner.

Hotel

Bauer Palazzo
Deluxe

3 nights from £1,098

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
This famous hotel is made up of two contrasting parts; an authentic 18th century palazzo directly on the Grand Canal and a larger, more modern part which faces the pretty Campo San Moise, close to St. Mark’s Square and La Fenice.

Hotel

Bisanzio
Superior

Prices on request

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
Formerly the home of the famous sculptor - Alessandro Vittoria – this small hotel is located three minutes from St. Mark's Square, just around the corner from the Danieli and 50 yards from the lagoon waterfront.

Hotel

Monaco & Grand Canal
Deluxe

3 nights from £736

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
The Monaco is one of Venice’s most famous hotels. The entrance leads into a stylish lobby from where a grand staircase takes you up to the beautiful restored 18th century former Venetian theatre, complete with original fresco ceilings.

Hotel

Locanda La Corte
Superior

3 nights from £598

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
A hotel of great character and charm, Locanda La Corte dates back to the 16th century and is set around a delightful courtyard.

Hotel

Danieli
Deluxe

3 nights from £998

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
This famous and beautifully restored palace dates back to the 14th century and is located right on the waterfront; just a few steps from St. Mark’s Square it overlooks the lagoon and the island of San Giorgio.

3 nights from £1,098

Venice, Italy
Unveiled in 1908, the Excelsior quickly became one of the most eminent hotels of Europe and to this day, maintains an air of sophistication.

Hotel

Flora
Superior

3 nights from £698

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
A truly delightful hotel, located about five minutes’ walk from St. Mark’s Square. Many of the rooms overlook the enchanting garden where breakfast and drinks can be enjoyed in summer.

Hotel

Gritti Palace
Deluxe

3 nights from £1,138

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
This iconic 15th century landmark has recently completed a thorough but very sympathetic restoration that has enabled the hotel to introduce the latest 21st century technology without compromising its traditional style and warm hospitality.

Hotel

L'Orologio
Superior

3 nights from £648

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
One of Florence’s most stylish boutique hotels, L’Orologio is located on the majestic Piazza Santa Maria Novella.

Hotel

Locanda Vivaldi
Superior

3 nights from £742

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
This former palazzo of the composer Antonio Vivaldi is now restored as a beautiful boutique hotel, right on the waterfront just five minutes’ walk from St. Mark’s Square.

Hotel

Metropole, Venice
Deluxe

3 nights from £826

including Flights, Water taxi

Venice, Italy
Overlooking the lagoon and just a few minutes' walk from St. Mark's Square, the Metropole is a famous and atmospheric hotel decorated and furnished in traditional style with over 2,000 antiques.

Selected Itineraries

Tailor-made Holidays

Venice & Verona

8 night low season price from£1,595

Venice, Italy
Surprisingly well connected, Verona and Venice make a wonderful Italian holiday - only one hour and ten minutes apart by train. Although arriving into Venice is never a chore, it is made all the more special when you are greeted by a private water taxi transfer to whisk you off to your hotel, past the throngs of other visitors and over the lagoon.

6 night low season price from£1,598

Florence, Italy
Combining our three favourite Italian cities, this exclusive holiday offers luxurious hotels, wonderful cuisine, entrance to key museums and galleries, and comfortable, hassle-free travel arrangements.

Tailor-made Holidays

Gastronomic Holidays in Italy

Price from£1,498

Florence, Italy
We have teamed up with our friends at Baglioni, a privately-owned Italian hotel company who have luxurious hotels in Venice, Florence, Rome and Milan and in the elegant resort of Punta Ala in southern Tuscany. If you combine two or more of these hotels in one tailor-made holiday, you will receive a complimentary dinner in each hotel’s gastronomic restaurant.

Featured Tours

Independent Opera Holidays

Venice Opera

3 nights from £0

Venice, Italy
Venice’s beautiful opera house, La Fenice, is one of the most historic of all opera houses and certainly one of the most beautiful and romantic. Indeed the audience and visiting divas would arrive at the door of the opera house by gondola.

Cultural Tours & Music Holidays

Opera at La Fenice in Venice

4 nights from £1,798

Venice, Italy
La Fenice in Venice is one of the world's most historic operea houses. Inaugurated in 1792 the opera house has, like its namesake, the phoenix has been rebuilt, not once but twice, in 1836 and 1996.

Cultural Tours & Music Holidays

Venice at Christmas

5 nights from £1,895

Venice, Italy
Christmas brings a unique atmosphere to La Serenissima, returning Venice to a place of brooding mystery and beauty. It’s a time for the cognoscenti to enjoy the city’s undimmed charms in peace and solitude.

3 night low season price from £2,959

Venice, Italy
A journey on the elegant Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train should be on every discerning traveller’s wish list - there is simply no better way to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary in style. From the moment you board, you take a step back in time to the bygone, golden-age of rail travel when a journey was about relishing the experience rather than getting from A to B as quickly as possible.

8 nights from £3,598

Venice, Italy
‘La Bella Vita’ travels between Venice and Mantua on canals, rivers and the Venetian lagoon, with delicious Italian cuisine and local wines served on board. We would be delighted to create a longer tailor-made holiday which includes a stay in Venice or encompasses the other art cities of northern Italy.

5 nights from £3,355

Vienna, Austria
Combine two of Europe’s most fascinating cultural cities with a night on the famous train, travelling through the spectacular Austrian Alps.

Staff Reviews

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Our reservation consultants travel extensively to our holiday destinations throughout the year. They embark on regular visits to not only our most popular destinations such as Venice and Paris but also to our lesser visited cities and rural hideaways to ensure we have a comprehensive and detailed product knowledge.

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A short break in Verona and Venice

By Charlotte Phillips, 06 December 2016

May is a wonderful time to visit Italy, the weather is starting to warm but is still pleasant to stroll around during the day and the sun seems to be shining everywhere. I had the pleasure of visiting…

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