Mon 19 Jun

Late afternoon arrival at Venice airport and transfer to the 4-star Starhotel Splendid Venice, located just steps away from St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. Welcome dinner in a local restaurant.

Tue 20 Jun

This morning meet your guide for a walking introduction of the centre of Venice, around St Mark’s Square. Visit the Doge’s Palace, the symbol of Venetian power, and discover the formal rooms decorated by Tintoretto and Veronese behind the pink and white marble façade. We continue to the Basilica San Marco, decorated in awe-inspiring mosaics depicting the old and new testaments and where Monteverdi became conductor in 1613. Afternoon at leisure and evening performance.

Wed 21 Jun

Today we take a morning walking tour visiting the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the Church of Santa Maria dei Frari, where Monteverdi was buried after his death in 1643. After the tour lunch will be served in a local restaurant. The afternoon is free before the evening performance.

Thu 22 Jun

Transfer to the airport for the homeward journey.


Programme at Teatro la Fenice

20 Jun


D: Elsa Rooke

C: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Concert performance

21 Jun


D: Elsa Rooke

C: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra

Concert performance

Tickets are on request.


British Airways

19 Jun London Gatwick – Venice dep: 11.20 arr: 14.25

22 Jun Venice – London Gatwick dep: 17.50 arr: 19.05

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1975
Single room supplement £360
Club Europe flight upgrade from £300
Land-only tour price £1760
Deposit required £400
Tour code VEN1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers to and from airport and for included performances where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one lunch, one dinner, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket to each included performance, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.

“Good staff, good company and a great experience.”

Mrs T, Kent