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Short Breaks to Italy

A perfect blend of some of our Italian classics. These include enjoying a night at the opera in the very best seats in the open-air arena in Verona and Lucca, stunning opera houses in Milan and Venice, witnessing the historical Siena Palio horse race, the Venice Carnival in fantastic period costume or a night on the iconic Venice Simplon Orient Express.

We even have some of the main Italian cities which can be done either singularly, or combined to include a second, third or even fourth city. These trips include top level first class travel and tours, to really celebrate your special occasion in style.

All of our breaks below can be tailor-made to suit you. These itineraries are just an example of what we can do and what we recommend.

Verona Opera Holidays

Available Only 6 - 31 August 2019

Verona Opera Holidays

Price per person: From £985 (Incl Flights)
Available: 06 - 31 August 2019
3 nights

Verona Opera Holidays

Price per person: From £985 (Incl Flights)
Available: 06 - 31 August 2019
3 nights

Break Available: 06 - 31 August 2019
3 nights Price per person: From £985 (Incl Flights)

This break is perfect for the opera lover or the first timer. Every summer well-loved operas are performed in the unique setting of a Roman open-air arena.

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Available Only 6 - 31 August 2019

Venice Simplon Orient Express Special Occasion Retreat

Venice Simplon Orient Express Special Occasion Retreat

Price Per Person: From £4,395 Min 2 people
Available: 25 Mar - 7 Nov 2019
22 Mar - 12 Nov 2020
4 nights

Venice Simplon Orient Express Special Occasion Retreat

Price Per Person: From £4,395 Min 2 people
Available: 25 Mar - 7 Nov 2019
22 Mar - 12 Nov 2020
4 nights

Break Available: 25 Mar - 7 Nov 2019
22 Mar - 12 Nov 2020
4 nights Price Per Person: From £4,395 Min 2 people

The Venice Simplon Orient Express train is the only way to travel through Paris and the Majestic Alps, before arriving into Venice. Then stay with 5 star luxury, staying at San ...

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Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball

Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball

Price per person: From £1,760 (Incl Flights)
Available: 19 - 21 February 2020
2 nights

Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball

Price per person: From £1,760 (Incl Flights)
Available: 19 - 21 February 2020
2 nights

Break Available: 19 - 21 February 2020
2 nights Price per person: From £1,760 (Incl Flights)

The Tiepolo Ball is for those who really want the most authentic Venetian Carnival Ball experience, with the highest level of traditional dancing.

Now in it's 23rd season, the ...

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Il Ballo Del Doge Ball at Venice Carnival

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Il Ballo Del Doge Ball at Venice Carnival

From £3,425 per person Incl Flights
Available: SOLD OUT
3 nights

Il Ballo Del Doge Ball at Venice Carnival

From £3,425 per person Incl Flights
Available: SOLD OUT
3 nights

Break Available: SOLD OUT
3 nights From £3,425 per person Incl Flights

For those wanting to attend the Top VIP Venetian Carnival ball, Il Ballo del Doge is the one to choose. Enjoy an evening like no other dressed in Antonia Sautter's finest ...

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Attending the Siena Palio Horse

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Attending the Siena Palio Horse

Price per person: From £1,490 Incl Flights
Available: 14 - 17 August 2019
3 nights

Attending the Siena Palio Horse

Price per person: From £1,490 Incl Flights
Available: 14 - 17 August 2019
3 nights

Break Available: 14 - 17 August 2019
3 nights Price per person: From £1,490 Incl Flights

See for yourself up close the historical Siena Palio horse race. This twice yearly trip is ideal for anyone who loves history, horse racing and the beautiful Tuscany region. ...

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Venetian Special Occasion Retreat

Venetian Special Occasion Retreat

Price Per Person: From £1,895 (Incl Flights)
Available: 15 March - 24 November 2018
3 nights

Venetian Special Occasion Retreat

Price Per Person: From £1,895 (Incl Flights)
Available: 15 March - 24 November 2018
3 nights

Break Available: 15 March - 24 November 2018
3 nights Price Per Person: From £1,895 (Incl Flights)

If you have travelled to Venice before you know the crowds can be all consuming. This break focuses on the best of both worlds; getting to see Venice along with some much needed ...

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Puccini Opera Festival Lucca Break

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Puccini Opera Festival Lucca Break

Price Per Person: From £1,095 (Incl Flights)
Available: SOLD OUT
3 nights

Puccini Opera Festival Lucca Break

Price Per Person: From £1,095 (Incl Flights)
Available: SOLD OUT
3 nights

Break Available: SOLD OUT
3 nights Price Per Person: From £1,095 (Incl Flights)

Every year the Puccini Opera Festival takes place in the scenic surroundings of Torre del Lago. The outdoor arena overlooks the lake, which creates the perfect backdrop for some ...

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Milan La Scala Opera Break

Milan La Scala Opera Break

From £995 Per Person (Incl Flights)
Available: Most of the year around
3 nights

Milan La Scala Opera Break

From £995 Per Person (Incl Flights)
Available: Most of the year around
3 nights

Break Available: Most of the year around
3 nights From £995 Per Person (Incl Flights)

Think opera, think La Scala opera house in Milan. La Scala is home to a full schedule of operas and some ballets most months of the year.

Ranging from the well-known to the ...

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Venice to Prague on the Venice Simplon Orient Express Luxury Break

Venice to Prague on the Venice Simplon Orient Express Luxury Break

Price Per Person From: £4,115 (Incl Flights)
Available: Departing: 7th Oct 2019
5 Night Break

Venice to Prague on the Venice Simplon Orient Express Luxury Break

Price Per Person From: £4,115 (Incl Flights)
Available: Departing: 7th Oct 2019
5 Night Break

Break Available: Departing: 7th Oct 2019
5 Night Break
Price Per Person From: £4,115 (Incl Flights)

This trip encompasses two much loved cities. Arrive in Venice and sample the city with a 5 course tasting menu and a romantic gondola ride - the only way to see the city!

Then ...

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Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival

Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival

Price per person: From £2,450
Available: 21 - 24 February 2020
3 nights

Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival

Price per person: From £2,450
Available: 21 - 24 February 2020
3 nights

Break Available: 21 - 24 February 2020
3 nights Price per person: From £2,450

The Mascheranda Ball is the perfect Venetian Carnival ball for those wanting a party feel. Celebrate in style with the ball that combines traditional dancing, along with the ...

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Romantic Private Venice Break

Romantic Private Venice Break

Price Per Person: From £1,395 (Incl Flights)
Available: March - November
3 nights

Romantic Private Venice Break

Price Per Person: From £1,395 (Incl Flights)
Available: March - November
3 nights

Break Available: March - November
3 nights Price Per Person: From £1,395 (Incl Flights)

Venice is the Number 1 romantic break and with good reason. Explore Venice by gondola as you glide along the canals, Michelin Starred dining and the decadence of La Serenissima, ...

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Venice to Vienna on the Venice Simplon Orient Express

Venice to Vienna on the Venice Simplon Orient Express

Price Per Person: From £4,345 (Incl Flights)
Available: Departing 23rd Sept, 7th Oct, 21st Oct 2019

5 Night Break

Venice to Vienna on the Venice Simplon Orient Express

Price Per Person: From £4,345 (Incl Flights)
Available: Departing 23rd Sept, 7th Oct, 21st Oct 2019

5 Night Break

Break Available: Departing 23rd Sept, 7th Oct, 21st Oct 2019

5 Night Break Price Per Person: From £4,345 (Incl Flights)

Begin your trip in Venice with a romantic gondola ride. Then get into character for your night of high entertainment on the Venice Simplon Orient Express. Dress up for a Roaring ...

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Italian Cities Tour - Venice, Verona, Florence & Rome

Available Only 6 - 31 August 2019

Italian Cities Tour - Venice, Verona, Florence & Rome

Price Per Person From £2,475 (Incl Flights)
Available: 04 August - 06 September 2019
9 nights

Italian Cities Tour - Venice, Verona, Florence & Rome

Price Per Person From £2,475 (Incl Flights)
Available: 04 August - 06 September 2019
9 nights

Break Available: 04 August - 06 September 2019
9 nights Price Per Person From £2,475 (Incl Flights)

If Italy has always been on your wish list, but you are undecided on where to start, this is the trip for you. Exploring the main cities including Venice, Verona, Florence and ...

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Available Only 6 - 31 August 2019

Venice La Fenice Opera Weekend Break

Venice La Fenice Opera Weekend Break

Price per person: From £1,125 (Incl Flights)
Available: All year round
3 nights

Venice La Fenice Opera Weekend Break

Price per person: From £1,125 (Incl Flights)
Available: All year round
3 nights

Break Available: All year round
3 nights Price per person: From £1,125 (Incl Flights)

Whilst your first thoughts of opera houses may fall on La Scala in Milan, Venice also has its own incredible opera house; La Fenice. La Fenice performs an interesting mix of ...

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Reviews & Feedback

It was a perfect, hassle, stress free experience. From checking in at Victoria Station for the Orient Express to being picked up by water taxi for our return flight home, everything went like clockwork - you definitely delivered a unique experience.

Frances

We had the most fabulous time of our lives. We have felt like movie stars The hotel and Ball were FABULOUS. Words will never express what a wonderful experience carnival is, a real once in a life time opportunity and Weekend A la Carte made it special. Once again thank you and we hope to travel with you again some day.

Lyn

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