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to Venice via private jet for a 3 day tour including a walking tout and Gondola
Friday - Chauffeur Car from your home to the
Harrods Aviation VIP Suite at London Luton Airport.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Close your eyes for a moment… imagine… an enchanted evening in Venice as you arrive at a magnificent palace on the Grand Canal; the magic light of a thousand candles dances to baroque melodies as a dazzling masquerade floats to the music of a string quartet; costumed actors bring the court to life on a night full of intriguing events and surprises. Imagine… the Doge’s Masked Ball at the Palazzo Pisani Moretta - the highlight of your visit to the Venice Carnival. This special Flights of Fantasy visit to Venice includes two nights at the five-star Gritti Palace Hotel on the Grand Canal, a welcome reception and splendid dinner at the Gran Caffe Ristorante Quadri in St Mark’s Square, a walking tour of the city, and the Ballo del Doge at the Palazzo Pisani Moretta. And to fly you there and back? Your Legacy Private Jet!
As if Venice did not have enough visual attractions, the city’s nightlife is, for ten days, transformed into a spectacular pageant that encompasses palaces, hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, squares and street corners alike. Nearly everyone wears at least a mask - many don everything from a long hooded cloak to the most extravagant and bizarre costume. Visitors are encouraged to take part and one can buy a disguise from any number of street stalls and shops.
There is continuous entertainment - from the Ball itself to costume parades, concerts in St Mark’s Square and many other places, dances, shows, exhibitions and so much more. All the time, gondolas glide the canals carrying costumed revellers here, there and everywhere in a glorious carnival atmosphere.
enice- La Serenissima – is a fantasy itself with its ornate palaces and bridges floating on a spider’s web network of canals. The city has had a magnetic appeal to visitors for centuries and, during its ‘Golden Age’, was world-famous for the glories of its architecture, art and music. Subsequently it attracted the more frivolous visitor with its carnivals and masked balls and, in the 19th century it became a centre for romantics such as Byron, Browning and Wagner.
Today, Venice is a museum to all of those times. It is captivating and incredible. St Mark’s Square with its famous Bell Tower is probably the most beautiful square in the world and St. Mark’s Basilica is a stunning building which dates from the 9th century.
It is impossible to describe its beauty. The magnificent Doge’s Palace remains the grandest of all in Venice. It, too, has treasures to dazzle the visitor including Tintoretto’s ‘The Paradise’ - the largest oil painting on Earth.
The Rialto, one of the city’s most familiar landmarks, is lined with a double row of shops and has spanned the Grand Canal for 400 years. The Grand Canal is the High Street of Venice, winding proudly through the city for two miles. It is fascinatingly beautiful with some 200 palaces, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, on its banks.
The sixteenth century palace of the Doge Andrea Gritti is one of the world's truly celebrated hotels and has welcomed Kings and Queens, Prime Ministers and Presidents, writers, actors and film stars. The hotel’s distinguished elegance and efficient, yet discreet, service reflects the high standards demanded by its guests and is the perfect choice for this Flight of Fantasy, with its enviable position on the Grand Canal just a few steps from St Mark’s Square. Exquisite attention to detail and a prestigious atmosphere are the hallmarks of a stay at the Gritti Palace and luxury reigns supreme - in the public areas, the ‘Club del Doge’ restaurant, the Bar Longhi and in your beautifully appointed bedroom.
The Gran Caffe Ristorante Quadri
The restaurant describes itself as ‘a window on to the finest drawing room in the World’ - St Mark’s Square - and over the centuries its windows and mirrors have reflected celebrated figures such as Dumas, Byron, Wagner, Proust and Chaplin. Enjoy these fabulous surroundings during our welcome cocktail reception and dinner.
Ballo del doge at the Palazzo Pisani Moretta...
This 15th century palace is situated on the Grand Canal about half way between the Hotel Gritti Palace and the Rialto. It was built in Gothic floral style and underwent various refurbishments until the 18th century when the last major works were completed that gave the palace its present day appearance.
The interior of the palace is a feast of wonderfully elaborate Baroque decoration - the work of outstanding Venetian artists of the 18th century. In recent times, restoration, the re-acquisition of its art collection and recovery of its antique furniture has recaptured the splendour that in previous times attracted the likes of Tsar Paul of Russia, Josephine Bonaparte and Joseph II, the Austrian Emperor.
The Ballo del Doge begins at 9pm with a Gala Banquet in the Grand Ballroom. Throughout the evening you will be entertained by operatic, dance, and theatrical performances. It is obligatory to wear a costume and a mask at the Ball - you may take your own, buy your own in Venice, or we will provide details of costume hire.
Chauffeur Car from your home to the Harrods
Aviation VIP Suite at London Luton Airport and return (from within a 100 mile
radius of Luton - we will quote for journeys beyond this)
Travel insurance - see General
Information Leaflet enclosed
Supplement for sole use by two
people of the Private Suite on board the Legacy - 15% of the tour
price per person
To make your booking please call Robert Broad Travel on 0845 003 2214