Venice Carnival Trip | Unitrips

ITALIAN CARNIVAL TOUR

Join the carnival in the beautiful city of Venice

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7 DAYS

You’ll never forget

390 €

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Italy and all its heritage

7 UNESCO

World Heritage Sites

Travel through the main beauties of Italy with Unitrips. We’ll finish our tour with the huge carnival celebration in the city of canals, Venice. Join this incredible Italian tour with us!

Trip Plan

1’ Day - Rome

Meeting point in the Eternal City…

This is the day everyone will arrive to rome where from 20.00 we’ll begin our journey together in this beautiful city.

Rome is known as the ‘Eternal City’, and it’s not hard to see why. This city seems to have stopped in time centuries ago, thanks to the array of monuments and impressive buildings, walking through the streets feels like a trip through time to the Golden Age of the capital.

The capital of Italy and previous “caput mundi” awaits us with its vast history. There are a lot of reasons to visit Rome, be captivated by the city, and want to return; the gastronomy and lively vibe to name a few. Before getting settled, walk through the streets and taste the Italian cuisine, and in typical roman style, eat an ice cream…and why not? Go out!

2’ Day - Rome

Buongiorno Roma! The capital of Italy and the ancient “caput mundi” is waiting for us along with its thousands of years of history. Where to begin? No more or less than the symbol of the city, the most visited monument in Italy: the Coliseum. Despite being half destroyed it maintains the enchantment of its history. But we won’t stop here, we’ll continue to the impressive Roman Walls, to the Capitoline Hill and end by visiting the mouth of truth, you ready ?

3’ Day - Rome - Florence

We will leave the Eternal City behind and make our way north, passing through the beautiful Tuscany, an area famous for film! The soft nature with its green rolling hills, lined with cypresses and villas, is mixed with centuries of hisotry and relics of the medieval ages. After this charming journey we will arrive in Florence and enjoy the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Thanks to the Medici family, from the 18th century, Florence became a world reference for art: here, the streets were filled with writers, poets, painters, sculptors, and geniuses of the calibur or Rafaello, Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Dontello, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Botticelli, Machiavelli, Galileo… to name but a few!

You can visit many works of art by these geniuses in the Uffizi museum, or if that’s not your cup of tea… you can walk the Florentine hills, from which you can always see the Florence Cathedral, which dominates the city.

Tuscan cuisine has many typical dishes, so don’t forget to try the typical Florentine steak! Or lampredotto… to always be accompanied by a Chianti wine.

Hope you’re not tired! Florence is a city with loads of life in it, and we should try and take advantage the college parties in Santa Croce.

Did you know that…

-Florence was the capital of Italy between 1865 and 1871

The Ponte Vecchio bridge was the main monument in the city that survived the Nazi shelling in World War II, like Big Ben in London’s case

– The Fontana del Porcellino Florence is well known for an old tradition: if you throw a coin into the mouth of the boar statue and the coin lands in the splashing water, you will be brought good fortune

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Facts about Florence you won’t forget

4’ Day - Florence - Pisa* - Florence

Ready to see the most famous leaning tower in the world? Get your camera and your bets poses ready, because today we will visit the tiny university city of Pisa. Known for being an ancient sea power of the middle ages to admire the most famous tower in the world with its inclination that has surprised the world for 1000 years: the Tower of Pisa. You need to see what happens if a project isn’t well planned! Effectively, this is what the famous leaning tower is, but still is a symbol of the beauty of Italy. More than once has it threatened to fall, however, against all the laws of physics, and with a bit of help from workers and strangers, here it still stands… more leaning than ever.

* Optional trip to Pisa: €25

In the afternoon we’ll return to Florence, so don’t worry if you’ve still got things left to see in the city, you still have a night more to get to know it.

Did you know that…

– The most momentous feature in Pisa is its leaning tower Pisa. A huge number of travelers rush every year solely to see the tower and take a typical ‘holding it up’ picture

– It is considered, after the cathedral, as one of the jewels of Romanesque art and the government has requested help several times to prevent its collapse

5’ Day - Florencia - Venice

We’ll leave Florence today and make way towards Venice. We’ll put the City of Canals in the SatNav, the city that had the honor of being of of the most powerful, rich and populated for centuries, dominating the mediterranean and the comercial routes to the orient: Venice!

We’ll enjoy its famous carnival, unique in the world for its tradition which dates abck to the 9th century, and reached its height in the 18th century. In this time period, many aristocrats from different places attended; it was very normal for princes and nobles to escape to enjoy the event. We will enjoy these days in the Venice Carnival which is totally different to the Spanish or Brasilian image of a carnival. These few days we will celebrate the carnival, see people all dressed up and walk through the streets to take photos of parades, whether they’re organisd, or improvised.

Did you know that…

– The last bridge built in Venice was designed by a Spanish architect Calatrava

– From time to time in Venice a phenomenon called “Acqua Alta” occurs, which causes a sharp rise in water level in the lagoon of Venice. It usually lasts about 3 to 4 hours and dependent upon the force with which it happens it can reach a surge of up to a meter of water that could cover most of the historical district

 Fin de Año en Praga

6’ Day - Venice

Fall in love with this city that could well be an exhibition hall of the extraordinary. Venice is one of the most photographed places in the world. Don’t waste time, grab your camera and find your inner photographer; bridges, Vaporettos and Gondolas are all waiting to be snapped!

Appreciate the Basilica of San Marco, whose Burano glasswork has obvious byzantine influence, as do the multicoloured little houses of Burano!

In the afternoon you will have the choice to continue enjoying Venice by yourself or visit the Islands of Murano and Burano with us. As we explain from the onset, the choices we offer are almost unlimited, it’s up to you what you do!

Did you know that…

– The only way to get around the city is on foot or by water. It is illegal to drive a car or ride a bicycle in this district

– Walking around Venice could give you the feeling that there are numerous channels, whereas there are in fact just two: the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal. The other little waterways that course through the restricted lanes are called rivers

7’ Day - Bye Bye Venice

Today we finally say goodbye after this great carnival trip through Italy.

If you want you can fly back from Venice, which has many low cost airlines that fly to the majority of Europe.

And now we say goodbye, without forgetting that what happens on a Unitrip, stays on a Unitrip.

 

The program could suffer unforeseen changes due to weather conditions, traffic… or the ability of the group to respect meeting times.

The cities where we will sleep are subject to availability, depending on the flexibility of the hotels or hostels. The quality of the establishment will not change.

The tour could be done in the opposite direction, without changing the places visited or the services offered.

Meeting Point: Rome

Begin

Finish
Clock-52

12:00

Venice (21:00-22:00)
Safety Collection Place Filled-50 Rome

Venice

You will receive more information by email once reserved (before the departure)

If you go by plane you have several flights EVERY DAY with:

  • Ryanair
  • Vueling

Check prices on the companies’ websites, or with comparison websites like:

If you have any problem regarding flights or schedules on the days you want, we can give you a hand. Before anything, we advise you to read this article!

What’s included?

  • 7 days and 6 nights
  • 6 nights in selected hotels/hostels with multiple rooms
  • 2 nights in Rome
  • 2 nights in Florence
  • 2 nights in Venice
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Bus throughout the trip to the mentioned cities (if this tour has 30 people or fewer signed up, the trip will be done by train)
  • All costs related to parking, transport and tolls
  • Group leader during the whole trip
  • Assistance throughout the whole trip
  • Guided tours in mentioned cities given by tour leader
  • Motivation throughout the trip
  • Welcome Kit
  • And many other surprises!

What’s not included?

  • Everything that is not mentioned in “including”
  • Flight and transport to the starting point
  • Travel insurance and cancellation
  • Entrance fees for monuments and attractions
  • Visa fees or other administrative costs
  • Entrance fees
  • Optional activities
  • Transport within the cities (metro, taxi etc.)

 

*Booking*

Unfortunately, there is a problem with our English booking form at the moment. Please use the Spanish version on the right and use this translation to help. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Reserve your place for only €100…

…and pay the rest 30 days before departure

Hop on – hop off:

Would you like to join a few days late? Do you need to leave before the end? Drop us a line and we can try to give you a reduced price!

Minimum number of participants:

As this is a group trip, a minimum of 15 people are required for the trip to be confirmed.

Hotels and hostels:

The multiple rooms are from 3 to 9 beds, according to the availability of the establishment. If you want a double or single room, mark this extra in your booking form.

Language:

The main language on the trip will be Spanish, however all of our tour leaders speak both Spanish and English, and any written information you receive will be in English.

 

 

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Additional Information

Date

23-02-2017

390,00  330,00 

You’ll discover the whole Italian coast and join the great celebration that is the Venice Carnival.

7 days from €330

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