DAY 1 – Arrival in Venice
We will personally greet you and transfer you to your hotel by deluxe transportation.
Today you will have free time to explore with our guide and your wonderful Venetian pass any of the Magnificent museums this wonderful city has to offer.
Art-lovers can head for the Gallerie dell’Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, situated very close to each other with magnificent exhibitions of classic and modern masterpieces.
The Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni are also another great option full of works by Tintoretto and Carpaccio and with many pieces by geniuses of the Renaissance.
After settling in and resting we will take a gondola ride to watch the sunset in Venice along the enchanting canals that make this City so unique!
As the evening sets in we will take you to admire the magnificent view from the top of St Mark’s Campanile, one of the greatest landmarks, where to view Venice in all its glory and be enchanted by the magical, unique colors of an evening in Venice.
In the evening we will enjoy a three course typical Venetian Dinner paired with the Veneto Wines in an enchanting restaurant.
DAY 2 – Classic Walking Tour & St . Mark at Basilica
We will begin the day with our local art expert illustrating us in a walking tour of the classic sights of Venice enchanting us with local anecdotes behind the iconic sights, including the Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the major landmarks.
Next, we have a timed and VIP entrance to St Mark’s Basilica.
With its 12th century marble floor and its walls and vaulted ceiling covered with over 86,000 square feet of glittering mosaics, mostly from the 12th and 13th centuries it is an unforgettable experience!!!!
Next in this city filled with wonders we will visit the Magnificent Treasury, which contains the magnificent Pala d’Oro, a gem-studded golden altarpiece containing over 250 enamelled panels.
An aperitif will await for us in the private terrace to take a delicious pause in our day.
Next We will visit the Magnificent Doge’s Palace, the traditional home of Venice’s most important citizen full of history and art.
In the evening a three course meal dinner with paired wine will be enjoyed watching the sunset at a private terrace while a local artists sketches our portrait …
DAY 3 – Burano and Murano : Exquisite Lace, Glass Paradise!
A boat ride across the lagoon will take us to the beautiful island of Murano, renown for its exquisite, original coloured glass, a local tradition for centuries. We will be Shiwen the skills by a famous glass-blowers who wil design for each of us a beautiful, unique piece of our liking or our design if you have one!
And we will be captivated by the beautiful sophisticated and imaginative designs.
After the demonstration we will have a gourmet lunch at a Michelin Star Trattoria before departing for our afternoon tour to the Burano Island to visit the Lace Museum and meet our host who will show us a demonstration of how the lace is weaved!
We will have Plenty of time to shop in both island and have everything shipped home so you can relax and absorb these beautiful tradition!
An aperitif will be offered at the Burano island watching the sun settle in the charming piazza and admiring their lace and unique, colourful houses and slow way of life!
We will return to Venice after sunset to Relax and Enjoy an elegant dinner in the Grand Canal with a Classic Italian Serenade after dessert …
DAY 4 Prosecco Tour
After a delicious breakfast we will embark in deluxe transportation and enjoy a full day tour in the Prosecco DOCG Historical hills with beautiful vistas and learn more about this bubbly wine and experience first hand the bubble making process!
Beginning with a technical visit to one of the region’s oldest vineyards an expert sommelier will explain to us the differences between Fruity , Creamy and Tangy as Prosecco is made in three different levels of sweetness ! We can also ship home directly from the cellars to enjoy when memories begin to fade!
These ancients hills were glacier carved and have left rich mineral deposits that yield delicious sugary grapes with a hint of spicy and floral notes not found anywhere else!
After a delicious lunch with local delicacies such as prosciutto, cheese and homemade antipasti and of course Pasta paired with different Prosecco we will continue our scenic journey to the beautiful Conegliano Castle to explore it by foot and then finish the afternoon with two more selected vineyards for a blind tasting and scenic aperitif overlooking the hills when sunset begins.
After our return to Venice the rest of the evening is left to your discretion with a couple of guided options by our concierge in case you would enjoy a guided evening stroll…
DAY 5 – Venice
Today is another great Venetian Day To practice “Il dolce far niente“ and have a leisurely morning to explore these marvelous piazzas and wander around, enjoy an art gallery or many of the museums with our Special Clausel VIP pass.
In the late afternoon, and depending on what is on seasonal, we will either attend the Opera at “La Fenice“ or a Baroque concert in its original venues:
Palazetto Bru Zane with its beautiful frescoes to admire, Palazzo Querini Stampalia’sbeautiful salons and the original Vivaldi Venue : La Pieta.
An evening to remember!
DAY 6 – Experience the Magical Scenery of the Italian Dolomites and its Lakes!
After another delicious breakfast we will head for a full day tour in deluxe transportation and do some gentle walking of the Fabulous Italian Dolomites, visit the villages surrounding it and its lake circuit.
Lake Marmarole and Lake Auronzo
More than 2,500 million years a go these mountains were a mass of corals, algae and shells amidst tropical seas and the erosion process has left us with a wonderful phenomenon called “Enrosadura“ or “Alpenglow” when the sun sets at dusk in the myriad of colors from pink to ferocious red!
In our first stop along this majestic route will be Chic Cortina d’Ampezzo called “The Queen of the Pale Dolomites“ where you can find more than 850 sport climbing routes and over 1000 classic and modern climbing routes easily accessible with a variety of beautiful hotels and gourmand restaurants and an array of exquisite local crafts from wood artwork to incredible affordable jewellery!
A short stroll around this town and depending on the weather we will take the cable car to Faloria to enjoy its 7,000 foot high mountain peaks!
We will have plenty of time today in all our scenic, curated trails to relax and do some amazing photography and videos!
Another unforgettable view and stop after Cortina will be at “Tre Cime di Lavaredo“ that is situated at an even higher altitude!!!
When we arrive in Lake Misurina and breath in all the fresh air we will be served a delightful lunch highlighting the best of the local “Ladin“ cuisine with distinct alpine flavors and herbs and flowers foraged from the Dolomite mountains “A true cucina povera“ :
Northern Italian pasta : dumplings in rich beefy broths, speck, prosciutto, thick pancakes and crepes with local jams, a variety of delicate local cheeses (more than 200 in this region).
Unique blueberry venison, delicious canerdeli and desserts all paired with local wines and digestives.
We can stroll around the lake relaxing and enjoying the fresh mountain air before heading to the incredibly turquoise blue Lake Auronzo with charming houses on its banks and the mountains reflected in the enchanting mirror of the lake’s waters, and then Lake Marmarole. Finally, after admiring the unique sunset we will drive back to back to Venice and have the rest of the evening at our leisure!