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Venice Triumphant

Explore the spectacular villas of the Veneto countryside, see the glass makers of Murano at work and enjoy a private after-hours tour of the magical San Marco basilica with famed author and lecturer Olivier Bernier.


What to Expect

Venice  is a city of enchantment, where the cobblestoned streets that line winding canals become filled at twilight with the merriment and mystery of opulent galas in centuries past. With author and lecturer Olivier Bernier, we invite our members to experience this extraordinary place, with behind-the-scenes visits to the private palaces, grand museums and artistic treasure troves of the Venetian elite. Our many private visits are spread throughout the trip. Olivier Bernier will share his expertise on masterpieces by Giorgione, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto, while navigating institutions like the Accademia, the Ca’ Rezzonico and the Guggenheim Museum. From these special history lectures to dining at top restaurants, every day will bring an unexpected pleasure. Throughout, we will discover just why Venice, for so many centuries, has fascinated the world.

Limited Availability
  • When
    Oct 5 – 13, 2018
  • Length
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Intellectuals

This Journey's Host


Indagare is pleased to announce a new partnership with the renowned art historian Olivier Bernier. Opening Doors, a division of Insider Journeys, offers exclusive behind-the-scenes access and thrilling immersion in destinations where Olivier can share his unparalleled expertise, rich perspective and unique network through lectures, private receptions and more. Together, we will visit iconic monuments and museums, as well as private houses and collections open just for us.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Three nights in the lovely Veneto region spent exploring the countryside towns of Follina, Bassano del Grappa, Possagno and Castelfranco
  • Private visits to beautiful villas filled with Renaissance and Baroque art
  • Private touring with Olivier Bernier in Venice’s top monuments, museums and galleries, including the Piazza San Marco, the Guggenheim Museum, the Accademia, the Correr Museum and the Ca’ Rezzonico
  • Private meals held in Venetian palazzos, opened for us alone by their owners
  • Festive group dining at such restaurants as la Taverna La Fenice
  • A chartered boat trip to visit Murano and see the glass manufactures
  • A once-in-a-lifetime, after-hours private tour in the gilded San Marco basilica

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    Oct 5 – 13, 2018
  • Length
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 25 travelers
  • Host
    Olivier Bernier
  • From
    To be announced


  • Lectures and on-site commentary by Olivier Bernier
  • All accommodations indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary: breakfasts, lunches and dinners (with wine) as noted
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary
  • Private receptions and hospitality
  • Airport/hotel group flight transfers
  • Local taxes and gratuities


  • All airfare, airport taxes and personal transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals and alcohol
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls, shopping, etc.)
  • Optional activities
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