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Venice Trip - September 2017
Friday 22 September 2017

 

 Venice & Beyond: A private escorted tour for SDFAS from 22nd-30th September 2017

To include

 Direct economy flights from Birmingham to Venice with Monarch departing 22nd September 2017 at 6.10am.

 Executive coach for transfers and excursions

 8 nights inc breakfast in the 4* Hotel Sant’Elena, a former convent on Venice Island in the green park-like area near the Giardini, 150m away from the S. Elena vaporetto stop, with welcome drink & evening meal on the first night

 

http://www.hotelsantelena.com/

 Walking orientation tour of Venice with local guide

 Entrances included at:

 Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) with guided tour including entrance to the Museo Correr, National Archaeological Museum and Mariciana Library; and visit to St Mark’s Basilica

 The Peggy Guggenheim collection and the Galleria dell’Accademia with guided tours

 Full day visit to Padua with local guide, with Palladian Villa Foscari en route, to include Scrovegni Chapel and entrance to the Eremitani Museum and Zuckermann Palace Chapel, the Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta and Baptistery, and the Oratorio di

 

San Giorgio

 Guided visit to Venice Biennale-Giardini (40 pavilions) and the Arsenale exhibition with possible reception at the Welsh Pavilion where former Turner Prize nominee, James Richards, will develop a suite of new work for a large scale, ambitious and original exhibition

 Visits to Scuola di San Rocco and San Rocco Church with local guide

 Guided walking tour of the Rialto Bridge, Santa Maria di Miracoli, Santa Maria dei Frari, San Giovanni and Paolo, and Verrocchio’s Colleoni equestrian monument

 Full day at leisure when possible independent visits may be made to some of the following: San Giorgio Maggiore, Santa Maria di Salute, SS Redenture, Murano glass Museum, San Michele cemetery island; the Jewish Quarter; and the Palazzo Grassi

 

Early farewell dinner; Optional but not included evening opera/concert at La Fernice Opera House or the Interpreti Veneziani

 Fully escorted throughout by an experienced Travel Editions UK tour manager

 Whisper/audio guide sets throughout tour

 City tax for the duration

All gratuities included (Cheque to SDFAS)

Long Mynd Travel coach from Shrewsbury to Birmingham and back (cheque as above)

 

Not included

Porterage, Travel insurance or Free places

 

The basic outline would be as follows:

Day 1 – Arrival into Venice and guided walking tour, evening meal at hotel

Day 2 – Palazzo Ducale and St Mark’s Basilica

Day 3 – The Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Galleria dell’ Accademia

Day 4 – Visit to Padua with Palladian Villa Foscari en route

Day 5 – Visit to Venice Biennale - Giardini & Arsenale with possible reception at the Welsh Pavilion

Day 6 – Scuola di S Rocco & S Rocco Church

Day 7 – Rialto Bridge, S Maria di Miracoli, SS Giovanni & Paolo, Verrochio’s Colleoni equestrian monument, S Maria dei Frari

Day 8 – Day at leisure; early evening farewell dinner at a local restaurant; optional evening concert

Day 9 – Return flight 11.00am to Birmingham arriving 12.30pm

This would mean a great mix of scheduled tours and visits with free time to enjoy fully all they have to offer.

Travel Editions UK can offer the above as a bespoke private escorted tour for SDFAS at a price of £1985pp for a group of 35 passengers; a limited number of single rooms would be available at a supplement of £820pp per single room.

A cheque for £42pp to cover the cost of the coach to and from Birmingham Airport, all gratuities, and admin will be payable by

1st September 2017.

To confirm places, Travel Editions will require a deposit of £200pp by 5th February 2017. The balance will be due on/before 8 weeks prior to travel (July 28th 2017) as usual.

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SDFAS trip to Venice & Beyond 22nd - 30th September 2017

Register of Interest (Please do not send any money at this stage.)

To: Mrs Yvonne Bridgeland, Orchard House, Harley, Shrewsbury, SY5 6LP

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