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.
WhenOct 5 – 13, 2018
Length9 days / 8 nights
Type of TravelerArt Lovers , Intellectuals