Our clients come from all over the world

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.

Weekend a la Carte are a legally authorised trading body who are officially permitted to sell tickets for events in Italy. Many ticket only web sites are not legally authorised to do so. We will always guarantee your seats and ticket level at booking stage.

 

Verona Opera Holidays

Verona Opera Holidays

Price per person: From £995 (Incl Flights)
Available: 25 June - 4 Sept 2021
3 nights

Verona Opera Holidays

Price per person: From £995 (Incl Flights)
Available: 25 June - 4 Sept 2021
3 nights

Break Available: 25 June - 4 Sept 2021
3 nights Price per person: From £995 (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.

Be seated in the ...

Click for More Details
Il Ballo Del Doge Ball at Venice Carnival

SOLD OUT

Il Ballo Del Doge Ball at Venice Carnival

From £4,990 per person Incl Flights
Available: 2022 Dates not available yet
3 nights

Il Ballo Del Doge Ball at Venice Carnival

From £4,990 per person Incl Flights
Available: 2022 Dates not available yet
3 nights

Break Available: 2022 Dates not available yet
3 nights From £4,990 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 ...

Click for More Details

SOLD OUT

For Expert Advice and information on our breaks call 01722 744 695

Contact Us
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
4 nights

Venice Simplon Orient Express Special Occasion Retreat

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

Break Available: 25 Mar - 7 Nov
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 ...

Click for More Details
Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball

2022 Dates not available yet

Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball

Price per person: From £1,815 (Incl Flights)
Available: TBC Feb 2022
2 nights

Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball

Price per person: From £1,815 (Incl Flights)
Available: TBC Feb 2022
2 nights

Break Available: TBC Feb 2022
2 nights Price per person: From £1,815 (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 24th season the ...

Click for More Details

2022 Dates not available yet

Attending the Siena Palio Horse

Attending the Siena Palio Horse

Price per person: From £1,395 Incl Flights
Available: 30 June - 3 July 2021 or 14 - 17 Aug 2021
3 nights

Attending the Siena Palio Horse

Price per person: From £1,395 Incl Flights
Available: 30 June - 3 July 2021 or 14 - 17 Aug 2021
3 nights

Break Available: 30 June - 3 July 2021 or 14 - 17 Aug 2021
3 nights Price per person: From £1,395 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. ...

Click for More Details
Venetian Special Occasion Retreat

Venetian Special Occasion Retreat

Price Per Person: From £2,210 (Incl Flights)
Available: 15 March - 24 November
3 nights

Venetian Special Occasion Retreat

Price Per Person: From £2,210 (Incl Flights)
Available: 15 March - 24 November
3 nights

Break Available: 15 March - 24 November
3 nights Price Per Person: From £2,210 (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 ...

Click for More Details
Puccini Opera Festival Lucca Break

Puccini Opera Festival Lucca Break

Price Per Person: From £960 (Incl Flights)
Available: 15 July - 25 Aug 2020
3 nights

Puccini Opera Festival Lucca Break

Price Per Person: From £960 (Incl Flights)
Available: 15 July - 25 Aug 2020
3 nights

Break Available: 15 July - 25 Aug 2020
3 nights Price Per Person: From £960 (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 ...

Click for More Details
Milan La Scala Opera Break

Milan La Scala Opera Break

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

Milan La Scala Opera Break

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

Break Available: Most of the year around (except August)
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 ...

Click for More Details
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: 12th Oct 2020, 11th Oct 2021
5 Night Break

Venice to Prague on the Venice Simplon Orient Express Luxury Break

Price Per Person From: £4,115 (Incl Flights)
Available: Departing: 12th Oct 2020, 11th Oct 2021
5 Night Break

Break Available: Departing: 12th Oct 2020, 11th Oct 2021
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 ...

Click for More Details
Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival

2022 Dates not available yet

Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival

Price per person: From £2,520
Available: 2022 Dates TBC
3 nights

Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival

Price per person: From £2,520
Available: 2022 Dates TBC
3 nights

Break Available: 2022 Dates TBC
3 nights Price per person: From £2,520

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 ...

Click for More Details

2022 Dates not available yet

Romantic Private Venice Break

Romantic Private Venice Break

Price Per Person: From £1,265 (Incl Flights)
Available: March - November
3 nights

Romantic Private Venice Break

Price Per Person: From £1,265 (Incl Flights)
Available: March - November
3 nights

Break Available: March - November
3 nights Price Per Person: From £1,265 (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, ...

Click for More Details
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 3 May, 24 May, 27 Sept, 11 Oct 2021

5 Night Break

Venice to Vienna on the Venice Simplon Orient Express

Price Per Person: From £4,345 (Incl Flights)
Available: Departing 3 May, 24 May, 27 Sept, 11 Oct 2021

5 Night Break

Break Available: Departing 3 May, 24 May, 27 Sept, 11 Oct 2021

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 ...

Click for More Details
Italian Cities Tour - Venice, Verona, Florence & Rome

Italian Cities Tour - Venice, Verona, Florence & Rome

Price Per Person From £2,780 (Incl Flights)
Available: 22 June - 9 Sept
9 nights

Italian Cities Tour - Venice, Verona, Florence & Rome

Price Per Person From £2,780 (Incl Flights)
Available: 22 June - 9 Sept
9 nights

Break Available: 22 June - 9 Sept
9 nights Price Per Person From £2,780 (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 ...

Click for More Details
Venice La Fenice Opera Weekend Break

Venice La Fenice Opera Weekend Break

Price per person: From £1,095 (Incl Flights)
Available: All year round
3 nights

Venice La Fenice Opera Weekend Break

Price per person: From £1,095 (Incl Flights)
Available: All year round
3 nights

Break Available: All year round
3 nights Price per person: From £1,095 (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 ...

Click for More Details

For Expert Advice and information on our breaks call 01722 744 695

Contact Us

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

Italy Reviews & Feedback

Guides from our Blog

Gift a Special Occasion Break

Gift a Special Occasion Break

By: Abigail Collins

Increasingly we are finding that people want to give Experiences rather than specific items as presents. Certainly we have personally found as we age and our house fills up with clutter we would much rather have a ...

Read More

Passport and Driving Licence Requirements if we Brexit without a deal

Passport and Driving Licence Requirements if we Brexit without a deal

By: auro9ite

With Brexit now confirmed we wanted to update you, especially as there is still a possibility we could Brexit without a deal. Travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein will change if the UK leaves ...

Read More

Make an Enquiry

Call 01722 744 695 to plan your next special occasion trip.

or Fill in the Form Below

You have Signed up to receive newsletters with ideas and tips for special occasion trips from our travel websites. This e-newsletter comes out twice a month and we guarantee your information will not be shared with others. If at any stage you would like to cancel this then please e-mail info@weekendalacarte.co.uk informing us and we will remove your details from our database.

We guarantee your information will not be shared
with others. If at any stage you would like to cancel this then please e-mail info@weekendalacarte.co.uk informing us and we will remove your details from our database.