November 7th through the 13th, 2015
Mention the name and one’s imagination is filled with thoughts of singing gondoliers, glorious sunsets, spectacular architecture, romantic vistas, and impeccable cuisine. Venice is all that and more. Now imagine yourself travelling with Jeanne as journeys to the Italian shore of the Adriatic and explores the heart and soul, the sights and sounds of the ancient, mythical city of Venice.
Venice is all that you’ve dreamed of and more. It is one of Italy’s oldest cities and has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. Jeanne will personally guide you through the beauty of Venice in winter.
We’ll visit St. Mark’s Basilica and its brilliant Byzantine altarpiece.
We’ll step off the beaten path during a walking tour of lesser-known areas of Venice. Explore Doge’s Palace and the Academy Gallery with a local guide. Indulge in Venice’s famous snacks and wine at a local wine bar. Explore the Rialto Market. Through your time in Venice, enjoy a blend of cultural inclusions and free time to explore on your own. Come to know the people and places that make this city one of the world’s most spectacular destinations.
We’ll tour the spectacular Doge’s Palace from which the Doge ruled Venice. Our guide will reveal its secrets while we tour the splendidly decorated rooms. Later that day we’ll relax and sample the famous cicchetti & one ombra di vino – small snacks and wine – at a local Venetian wine bar.
We’ll take a water taxi to the island of Murano, well-known for its glass makers. We’ll watch as glass artisans create unique pieces using the ancient art of glass blowing.
No visit to Venice would be complete without touring the magnificent Academy Museum to view its rich collection of paintings from the Byzantine era to the Renaissance. And we’ll explore the lesser known areas of Venice, including the old Jewish Quarter and discover this area that remains a center of Jewish life. Later that day we’ll spend our afternoon shopping or visiting one of the city’s many museums or other diversions. And naturally every evening will bring a delightful, sumptuous meal at one of the city’s heralded cafes or restaurants.
For the complete itinerary of this spectacular journey, please click here.