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HOT Bucket List: Venice, a city like no other.

2 nights from $338 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 Oct 18


2 nights from
per person share twinFlights are additional

HOT Bucket List: Venice, a city like no other. 

Venice, a city unlike any other. It is often called the most romantic place on earth, with nicknames such as ‘Queen of the Adriatic’, ‘City of Bridges’, ‘The Floating City’, and ‘City of Canals’.  

4 reasons to put this experience on your Bucket List:
HOT Bucket icon It’s unique! 
HOT Bucket icon Built on 118 islands, connected by canals and bridges, there are no cars, bikes, or trams; gondolas, boats and walking are the normal means of transport.
HOT Bucket icon It’s a totally different way of life. You’ll use vaporetto (water buses) much like you’d normally use regular buses, and cross bridges as often as you’d cross the street.
HOT Bucket icon The islands are sinking and the sea level is rising, you must see Venice before it disappears.

Deal Includes
2 nights accommodation
✔ Breakfast daily
Flights are additional 

2 nights

From $338 per person share twin

Travel: 23 Sep-03 Nov 18

Price based on stays Sun-Thu

Here are our must dos while there

A Gondola ride – Yes, it’s touristy and yes it may seem expensive but if you’re going all the way to Venice you must experience it in the traditional way – by gondola. It is a magical way to travel the narrow waterways, passing under tiny bridges while admiring beautiful old palaces. Do it the romantic way with you and your loved one. Or, because they charge by boat, you can get up to six people all in one, making it much more affordable. Either way, take wine and convince your gondolier to sing!
From $59 per person

Drink an espresso in a square watching the world go by – A café in Piazza San Marco can be expensive, especially if you choose to sit outside, but the views of St Mark’s square and basilica, with classical music playing, are worth it. Alternatively, there are many squares in Venice with great coffee and people watching.  

Eat seafood – The seafood is incredible, one of our favourite places to get super fresh seafood in a family run setting is Antiche Carampane.

Experience a travelling opera – Enjoy an evening of opera performed in a beautiful 15th century palace. You move with the singers and musicians from room to room, feeling as though you are part of the opera, rather than the audience. It’s an amazing way to get a taste of opera. 
From $156 per person

Aqua Alta bookstore – Venice floods several times per year, when it’s especially high this is called Aqua Alta. When this happens, the city puts boardwalks down so you don’t have to wade through the water. Visit the famous Aqua Alta bookstore named after the phenomena where books are kept in bathtubs, boats and gondolas. 

Get off the beaten track – into the Cannaregio district. This district is away from the main tourist areas and is the most populated quarter of Venice. It is the home of the Jewish Ghetto and some great little bars (bàcari) where the locals go to drink spritz al bitter – spritz made with Campari.

Get lost – maps are hopeless in Venice, be prepared to get lost. While wandering around look up and you’ll see signs pointing you in the direction of the main sights – San Marco or Rialto. Follow the signs and your nose, some of the best experiences happen when you just wander and get lost.


Stay at Hotel Da Bruno
The Satore family have been welcoming guests for three generations. Hotel Da Bruno, our favourite 3 star hotel, is in a great location between Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square, a perfect base to explore this incredible city, and close to the centuries old fresh produce and fish market at Rialto Bridge.

Why not add a cruise from Venice?

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Sale ends 31 Oct 18 • Prices are correct as at 07 Aug 18 • Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability • Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • Accommodation Ratings are based on House of Travel Ratings and are a guide only to the overall quality of the property • Valid for travel commenced and completed as specified • Some surcharges and closeouts may apply • Price mentioned is based on min 2 pax travelling • International Airfares are additional • Amendment and cancellation fees apply – please ask your House of Travel consultant. Contact House of Travel on 0800 713 715 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday.

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Until 31 Oct 18

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