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Venice at Christmas

Venice 5 nights Price from £2,687 per person
Departs: 23 Dec 2023
Departs: 23 Dec 2023

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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. Galleries and museums remain open on most days so visitors will find them blissfully quiet. Our visits include Ca’Rezzonico with its 18th century art, the Frari, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the Cini Foundation on the island of San Maggiore. We stay at the 4 star Deluxe Monaco & Grand Canal Hotel, one of the most stylish in Venice, and will enjoy delicious Venetian cuisine, including Christmas lunch at the famous Hotel Danieli.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Five nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners and one lunch
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of a Kirker Tour Lecturer


  • Day 1 - Fly to Venice

    We fly from London to Venice and on arrival transfer by water taxi to the 4 star Monaco & Grand Canal Hotel. 
  • Day 2 - Cannaregio and Castello

    We begin our walking tour at San Giovanni in Bragora, Vivaldi’s parish church, which holds a superb altarpiece by Cima da Conegliano. From there we continue to the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni to see Carpaccio’s cycle of the story of St. George. Our next stop is the Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo to visit the great Dominican church of the same name with sculpture by Alessandro Vittoria and paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Lorenzo Lotto and Piazzetta. After a break for some lunch, we visit the exquisite ‘jewel-box’ church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.  This evening we enjoy a special Christmas Eve dinner at the hotel.
  • Day 3 - Peggy Guggenheim & Christmas Day Lunch

    We will cross the Grand Canal and make our way to the nearby Palazzo Venier dei Leoni where Peggy Guggenheim’s collection of modern art is displayed in a magnificent setting overlooking the Grand Canal.  Christmas lunch is taken at the Hotel Danieli's wonderful restaurant, overlooking the lagoon.
  • Day 4 - Cini & Accademia

    This morning we visit the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the island of San Maggiore. Restored by Count Cini, this complex includes the Benedictine monastery, cloisters, refectory, library and the new Manica Lunga library, used as a military barracks from the time of Napoleon into the 20th century. This afternoon we will visit the Accademia, the ‘National Gallery of Venice’, which houses the most important collection of Venetian paintings from the 14th to the 17th century.
  • Day 5 - Frari & Ca’ Rezzonico

    We start the day with a visit to Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari to see works by Titian, Giovanni Bellini, Alessandro Vittoria and Donatello and the tomb of Canova. We continue to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco to see the magnificent canvases by Tintoretto. After an independent lunch, we will go to Ca’ Rezzonico, the finest of the palaces that line the Grand Canal. This Baroque masterpiece was built for the noble Bons family and dates from 1649. It now houses a museum dedicated to 18th century Venice.
  • Day 6 - Flight back

    There will be time for independent exploration before we travel back to the airport by water taxi for the flight to London.

Flight Details

Flights with Easyjet
Depart London Gatwick 11.00 arrive Venice 14.05
Depart Venice 18.05 arrive London Gatwick 19.20
Alternative flights may be available from regional airports – details available on request

Departure Dates and Prices

23 Dec 2023

Status Available

Price from£2687

Single Supp.£380

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Monaco & Grand Canal
Venice, Italy, Europe

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 beautifully restored 18th century former Venetian theatre, complete with original fresco ceilings.

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Charlie Hall

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