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Venice La Fenice Opera Weekend Break

Break Available: All year round
3 nights

Price per person: From £1,125

Venice creates the prefect backdrop for a night at La Fenice Opera House. Every year this incredible opera house showcases some of the world’s most loved operas. Be seated in your top level seats while you are surrounded by golden cherubs and a stunning ceiling to rival most others.

With stunning sets and a twelve month schedule, all you have to do is choose which opera is high on your wish list!

Highlights

  • Enjoy an evening at the opera in Best Stall Seats in stunningly, opulent La Fenice Opera House
  • Venice Card providing free access to St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace
  • 3 nights in 4 star hotel located within minutes walk of St Mark’s Square
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Day by Day Itinerary
 

DAY 1
Fly to Venice and Private Meet & Greet Watertaxi transfer to your hotel.

DAY 1
Fly to Venice and Private Meet & Greet Watertaxi transfer to your hotel.

Fly into Venice where your private meet & greet transfer will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

4 Star Hotel Bonvecchiati is the perfect base for the next 3 nights, as it is only a 5 mins walk from St Mark’s Square, and equal distance to La Fenice opera house. It is located on a canal and is right in the main hub of the shopping quarter in Venice.

Alternatively, if you want a 5 Star Venetian experience, why not upgrade to Hotel Metropole, conveniently located on the Grand Canal. If you go for a Deluxe Lagoon View room, you can wake up to a view over San Giorgio Island. See Optional Extras below for more information.

Rest of day at leisure.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Gourmet Tasting Meal at The Met
  • Upgrade to 5 Star Hotel Metropole
  • Upgrade Hotel Metropole to a Deluxe Lagoon View Room
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Gourmet Tasting Meal at The Met

Head to The Met Restaurant conveniently located within Hotel Metropole just along from the Grand Canal, for your gourmet tasting meal. This is undoubtedly one of the best, most sumptuous restaurants in Venice which is sure to re-awaken the taste buds! Sample traditional Venetian cuisine prepared by the Michelin Starred chef, using local ingredients.

Price Per Person: £150

The Met Restaurant, Hotel Metropole, Venice
The Met Restaurant, Hotel Metropole, Venice
The Met Restaurant, Hotel Metropole, Venice

Upgrade to 5 Star Hotel Metropole

Venice is all about the views and this is immediately apparent with Hotel Metropole. This 5 star hotel is located right on the lagoon, and is a 10 mins walk to St Mark’s Square.

All the rooms are of a true Venetian design and include the lavish detail of this carnival city. The hotel also has it’s own Michelin starred chef, who showcases some of his favourite Venetian cuisine using local ingredients.

Price Per Person: From £60 per person per night

Hotel Metropole, Venice
Hotel Metropole, Venice
Tasting dinner at Hotel Metropole, Venice

Upgrade Hotel Metropole to a Deluxe Lagoon View Room

Whilst Hotel Metropole has the fantastic location, why not opt for a Deluxe Lagoon view room, instead of a street view.  The Deluxe Lagoon view rooms come with a  stunning view of San Giorgio Island and are larger in size. Wake up each morning to a view like no other!

Price Per Person: From £70 per person per night

Hotel Metropole deluxe lagoon view room
Hotel Metropole, Venice
Deluxe Lagoon view room at Hotel Metropole, Venice

DAY 2
Day at Leisure and Attend La Fenice Opera

DAY 2
Day at Leisure and Attend La Fenice Opera

Enjoy the day at leisure with your Venice Card providing free access to both the Doge’s Palace and the Basilica. This card also doubles up as a beat the queues card meaning you waste very little time queuing to get in.

The Doge’s Palace was the seat of power for the ruling body in past Venice, and now displays paintings of the Doge’s through the ages. Be sure to visit the Map Room, which has to be one of the main splendours of the palace.

Head downstairs to the prison, passing over The Bridge of Sighs on the way. This was named as it was the last view of the outside world the prisoners had before descending to their cells. Of course the most famous prisoner was Casanova who escaped for freedom, from this prison.

Then visit St Mark’s Basilica. This building is an eclectic mix of east meets west with Venetian-Turkish design. In fact for several euros you can head up to the roof where the spoils of a historical conquest with Constantinople are a group of horses, which originated in Turkey.

Alternatively, we can add in an Optional Extra for you. If you want to really discover these two buildings in depth, why not upgrade to a private guided tour. Other options include an island trip exploring nearby Murano, Burano and Torcello, or maybe you want to spoil a special loved one with a romantic gondola ride around the canals. See Optional Extras below for more information.

This evening enjoy the splendour of Opera at La Fenice in your top seats. La Fenice is one of the most famous theatres in Europe and the site of many famous operatic premieres. Since opening and being named La Fenice, it has twice burnt down and been rebuilt.

Please click on the photo opposite for a video sampler of some previous performances.

Opera Schedule 2019:

La Traviata (Verdi) – Mar 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, Apr 02, 03, 05, 06, Oct 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, Nov 02, 03

L’italiana in Algeri (Rossini) – Mar 01, 02, 03, 05

Otello (Verdi) – Mar 22, 26, 30, Apr 04, 07

Turandot (Puccini) – May 10, 12, 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 29

Aida (Verdi) – May 18, 22, 23, 26, 28, 30, 31, Jun 01

Don Giovanni (Mozart) – Jun 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

The Barber of Seville (Rossini) – Aug 24, 30, Sep 05, 07, 11, 22, 24, 27, 29, Oct 01, 04, 06, 09

Tosca (Puccini) – Aug 25, Sep 01, 03, 06, 12, 19,

Madame Butterfly (Puccini) – Aug 31, Sep 04, 08, 10, 15, 21, 25, Oct 03, 05

La Scala di Seta (Rossini) – Sep 20, 26, 28, Oct 02, 08

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Private Highlights Tour of Venice
  • Lagoon Island Regular Excursion
  • Romantic Gondola Ride
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Private Highlights Tour of Venice

For first timers to Venice, this is a great introduction. Your private guide will take you on a 3-4 hr tour around St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. You will be able to walk through the prison made famous for temporarily housing Casanova, along with walking over the Bridge of Sighs; prisoners last glimpse of the outside world. In the basilica, ascend to the roof where you can see the bronze horses taken from Constantinople in past battles.

Price Per Person: £190 per person

St Mark's Square, Venice
St Mark's Basilica, Venice
The Bridge of Sighs, Venice

Lagoon Island Regular Excursion

Begin this 4hr excursion sailing past San Giorgio Maggiore before disembarking on your first island of Murano. Murano is known for its glass manufacturing and the tour includes a visit to one of the factories.

Travel onwards to Burano, an archipelago of four islands, and sample the lace which Burano is famous for.

Finish the tour on Torcello, visiting the cathedral and church on this quieter island. Transfer back to Venice.

Please note this is in a small group and is not private.


Price Per Person: £30

Murano Island, Venice
Burano Island, Venice
Torcello Island, Venice

Romantic Gondola Ride

The most romantic tour in Venice is by gondola and with good reason. See this decadent floating city in the only way it can be seen to be truly appreciated; in the water. Glide along the Venetian canals and under bridges, as your gondolier steers you around the lagoon. Sit back and enjoy the calming, peaceful ride.

Price Per Person: £65

Gondola, Venice
Venetian canals
Gondolas, Venice

DAY 3
Day at leisure

DAY 3
Day at leisure

Day at leisure to further explore Venice at your own pace, or alternatively add one of our Optional Extras.

We would particularly recommend the Semi Private Tour of Burano and Murano. For this evening, why not spoil yourself by adding on our Gourmet Tasting dinner cooked by a Michelin Starred Chef.

Alternatively, if one night was not enough, you could add in a second opera experience. Please see Optional Extras below for more information.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Semi Private Tour of Murano & Burano
  • Gourmet Tasting Meal at The Met
  • Attend Musica a Palazzo Opera Evening
  • Second night at La Fenice Opera
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Semi Private Tour of Murano & Burano

The boat will collect you and take you onto both Murano and Burano with your guide. For no more than 8 people in total, this semi private tour, also includes a glass blowing demonstration on Murano.

Price: From £160 per person for the small group (up to 8 people in total), to Burano and Murano with glass blowing introduction. Please note this is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only.

Burano Island, Venice
Murano glass blowing, Venice
Murano Island, Venice

Gourmet Tasting Meal at The Met

Head to The Met Restaurant conveniently located within Hotel Metropole just along from the Grand Canal, for your gourmet tasting meal. This is undoubtedly one of the best, most sumptuous restaurants in Venice which is sure to re-awaken the taste buds! Sample traditional Venetian cuisine prepared by the Michelin Starred chef, using local ingredients.

Price Per Person: £150

The Met Restaurant, Hotel Metropole, Venice
The Met Restaurant, Hotel Metropole, Venice
The Met Restaurant, Hotel Metropole, Venice

Attend Musica a Palazzo Opera Evening

Whether you are a first timer to opera, introducing someone who has not been before, an opera lover wanting a new experience, or La Fenice doesn’t have any operas being performed whilst you are staying in Venice, Musica a Palazzo may well be the option for you.

Witness well-known operas performed every day of the week in a stunning palace, but with a twist;  there is no stage! The performance takes place right in front of you, making you feel like you are completely immersed in the opera.

Operas on offer at Musica a Palazzo:

La Traviata – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
The Barber of Seville – Wednesdays & Sundays
Rigoletto – Fridays

Price per person: From £100.

Musica a Palazzo, Venice
Musica a Palazzo, Venice
Musica a Palazzo, Venice

Second night at La Fenice Opera

If one night at the opera was just not enough, why not add in a second night. Sitting in your Stall seats (best in the house), take in the lavish sets and wonderful performance.

Price Per Person: From £185 with Stall (top level) tickets

La Fenice Opera House, Venice
I Masnadieri, La Fenice, Venice
L'elisir d'amore, La Fenice, Venice

DAY 4
Private transfer to the airport for your flight home.

DAY 4
Private transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Enjoy time at leisure, prior to your private watertaxi transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Hotel Bonvecchiati

Hotel Bonvecchiati, Venice
Hotel Bonveccchiati, Venice
Hotel Bonvecchiati dining, Venice

Hotel Bonvecchiati

Hotel Bonvecchiati is a beautiful 4 star hotel that offers unique services. The hotel's luxurious details include Murano glass light fixtures, contemporary furnishings and Venetian style Rubelli fabrics.

The hotel is ideally located, just three minutes from San Marco Square and five minutes from the Rialto Bridge, makes it a perfect location for exploring Venice.

The hotel has a picturesque terrace restaurant that serves Venetian and Italian specialties in magnificent surroundings.

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Hotel Metropole

Hotel Metropole, Venice
Hotel Metropole, Deluxe room, Venice
Tasting dinner at Hotel Metropole, Venice
Hotel Metropole, Deluxe lagoon view room, Venice

Hotel Metropole

Hotel Metropole is located just a few steps from St Mark's Square and overlooks San Giorgio Island. It is a stunning 5 star hotel rich in design, detail and taste.

The hotel itself is immersed in candles and incense sticks creating an evocative Venetian feel. There are also plenty of antique pieces located around the vicinity.

The rooms have an 18th century antique flavour, with oriental furniture and art deco style.

The Met Restaurant, located within Hotel Metropole, is one of the finest restaurants in Venice and features a Michelin Star Chef to prepare the true Venetian delicacies.

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Hotel Westin & Europa

Westin Europa & Regina, Venice
Standard room at Westin Europa & Regina, Venice
Dining at Westin Europa & Regina, Venice
Westin Europa & Regina, Venice

Hotel Westin & Europa

The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice is centrally located in Corte Barozzi, overlooking the Grand Canal and in the most exclusive shopping district in Venice. It is a short walk from La Fenice Opera House and St. Mark's Square.

The hotel offers traditional beauty combined with contemporary conveniences. Each of the five magnificently restored historic buildings date from the 17th to 19th centuries.

Enjoy cuisine at the waterside restaurant or simply sit on the Grand Canal terrace and breathe in the local atmosphere.

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Optional Extras
Gourmet Tasting Meal at The Met
The Met Restaurant, Hotel Metropole, Venice

Head to The Met Restaurant conveniently located within Hotel Metropole just along from the Grand Canal, for your gourmet tasting meal. This is undoubtedly one of the best, most sumptuous restaurants in Venice which is sure to re-awaken the taste buds! Sample traditional Venetian cuisine prepared by the Michelin Starred chef, using local ingredients.

Price Per Person: £150

Upgrade to 5 Star Hotel Metropole
Hotel Metropole, Venice

Venice is all about the views and this is immediately apparent with Hotel Metropole. This 5 star hotel is located right on the lagoon, and is a 10 mins walk to St Mark’s Square.

All the rooms are of a true Venetian design and include the lavish detail of this carnival city. The hotel also has it’s own Michelin starred chef, who showcases some of his favourite Venetian cuisine using local ingredients.

Price Per Person: From £60 per person per night

Upgrade Hotel Metropole to a Deluxe Lagoon View Room
Hotel Metropole deluxe lagoon view room

Whilst Hotel Metropole has the fantastic location, why not opt for a Deluxe Lagoon view room, instead of a street view.  The Deluxe Lagoon view rooms come with a  stunning view of San Giorgio Island and are larger in size. Wake up each morning to a view like no other!

Price Per Person: From £70 per person per night

Private Highlights Tour of Venice
St Mark's Square, Venice

For first timers to Venice, this is a great introduction. Your private guide will take you on a 3-4 hr tour around St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. You will be able to walk through the prison made famous for temporarily housing Casanova, along with walking over the Bridge of Sighs; prisoners last glimpse of the outside world. In the basilica, ascend to the roof where you can see the bronze horses taken from Constantinople in past battles.

Price Per Person: £190 per person

Lagoon Island Regular Excursion
Murano Island, Venice

Begin this 4hr excursion sailing past San Giorgio Maggiore before disembarking on your first island of Murano. Murano is known for its glass manufacturing and the tour includes a visit to one of the factories.

Travel onwards to Burano, an archipelago of four islands, and sample the lace which Burano is famous for.

Finish the tour on Torcello, visiting the cathedral and church on this quieter island. Transfer back to Venice.

Please note this is in a small group and is not private.


Price Per Person: £30

Romantic Gondola Ride
Gondola, Venice

The most romantic tour in Venice is by gondola and with good reason. See this decadent floating city in the only way it can be seen to be truly appreciated; in the water. Glide along the Venetian canals and under bridges, as your gondolier steers you around the lagoon. Sit back and enjoy the calming, peaceful ride.

Price Per Person: £65

Semi Private Tour of Murano & Burano
Burano Island, Venice

The boat will collect you and take you onto both Murano and Burano with your guide. For no more than 8 people in total, this semi private tour, also includes a glass blowing demonstration on Murano.

Price: From £160 per person for the small group (up to 8 people in total), to Burano and Murano with glass blowing introduction. Please note this is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only.

Gourmet Tasting Meal at The Met
The Met Restaurant, Hotel Metropole, Venice

Head to The Met Restaurant conveniently located within Hotel Metropole just along from the Grand Canal, for your gourmet tasting meal. This is undoubtedly one of the best, most sumptuous restaurants in Venice which is sure to re-awaken the taste buds! Sample traditional Venetian cuisine prepared by the Michelin Starred chef, using local ingredients.

Price Per Person: £150

Attend Musica a Palazzo Opera Evening
Musica a Palazzo, Venice

Whether you are a first timer to opera, introducing someone who has not been before, an opera lover wanting a new experience, or La Fenice doesn’t have any operas being performed whilst you are staying in Venice, Musica a Palazzo may well be the option for you.

Witness well-known operas performed every day of the week in a stunning palace, but with a twist;  there is no stage! The performance takes place right in front of you, making you feel like you are completely immersed in the opera.

Operas on offer at Musica a Palazzo:

La Traviata – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
The Barber of Seville – Wednesdays & Sundays
Rigoletto – Fridays

Price per person: From £100.

Second night at La Fenice Opera
La Fenice Opera House, Venice

If one night at the opera was just not enough, why not add in a second night. Sitting in your Stall seats (best in the house), take in the lavish sets and wonderful performance.

Price Per Person: From £185 with Stall (top level) tickets

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Price per person: From £1,125
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Best seats in the house at La Fenice opera
  • 3 nights in a 4 star centrally located hotel
  • Venice Pass card providing free access to St Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace
  • Private airport transfers
  • Flights

 

Departure Airport:

  • Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • Manchester
  • Leeds
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • Liverpool
  • Stansted

Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights.

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If you want to experience opera in more than one setting, why not consider our Opera Trio break. Start your trip in Venice witnessing the opera in La Fenice Opera house. Then move onto Verona where your opera takes place in an open-air Roman arena. Finish your trip in Milan at La Scala Opera house, arguably one of the very best opera houses in the world.

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We had a wonderful holiday in beautiful Venice. Our guide to the Basilica and St Mark’s square was charming, very knowledgeable and very good fun. La Fenice was wonderful, a stunning performance of Tosca which we thoroughly enjoyed with excellent seats. The Metropole staff were charming and the food excellent. Altogether great.

Michael

Sitting here at the airport on the way back from Venice, we had a really lovely long weekend and just wanted to say thanks. Everything worked really well. Hotel was just brilliant, terrific staff, and the gourmet meal was brilliant. Private tour with guide was a super way to see some of the more unusual sights. Highlight was definitely the opera, outstanding combination of great performances and a terrific location.

Phil & Michelle

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