The Best Venice Holiday Packages for Exploring the Canal City

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Venice, often hailed as the "City of Canals," is a dream destination for travelers seeking a romantic and cultural getaway. Its intricate network of canals, historic architecture, and artistic treasures make it a top choice for holidaymakers. To enhance your experience, consider opting for Venice holiday packages that cater to various interests and preferences. Our range of Venice tours take in all the main highlights of the city, as well as other Italian destinations including Florence, Naples, Milan and the Lakes. In this article, we’ll delve into why you should book one of our Venice trips and discover more about this incredible Italian destination.

6 Highlights of Venice

Planning a trip to Venice? Don't miss out on these incredible highlights!

Grand Canal

Embark on a journey through the heart of Venice by gliding along the Grand Canal. Witness iconic landmarks such as the Rialto Bridge and marvel at the architectural splendors that line this majestic waterway.

St. Mark's Basilica

Explore the opulent St. Mark's Basilica, a symbol of Venetian wealth and power. Admire the intricate mosaics, golden domes, and architectural wonders that tell the story of Venice's rich history.

Doge's Palace

Discover the Doge's Palace, a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture. Traverse the Bridge of Sighs and delve into the fascinating history of this former seat of government, which once housed the rulers of the Venetian Republic.

Venetian Cuisine

Indulge in the culinary delights of Venice with its exquisite seafood, traditional pasta dishes, and delectable cicchetti (Venetian tapas). On the majority of our package trips to Venice, a cicchetti and spritz experience is included, allowing you to experience this authentic Venetian delicacy for yourself.

Gondola Ride

No visit to Venice is complete without a romantic gondola ride. Glide through the narrow canals, under charming bridges, and soak in the enchanting atmosphere that makes Venice a favorite destination for couples.

Romantic sunsets

Experiencing a sunset in Venice is pure magic. The sun's golden hues dance on the tranquil waters of the Grand Canal, silhouetting iconic landmarks like St. Mark's Basilica and the Rialto Bridge, casting a spell of timeless beauty.

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Venice for Couples

A couple exploring Venice, Italy
A couple exploring Venice, Italy

Venice's romantic ambiance makes it an ideal destination for couples seeking an intimate getaway. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary or birthday, or perhaps even planning your honeymoon, our Venice holiday packages are perfect for couples! You will experience a great mix of included sightseeing and free time to enjoy gondola rides, candlelit meals and more in this romantic destination. Explore hidden gems hand in hand, create memories in the enchanting streets, and revel in the timeless romance that Venice offers.

We have loads of great tour ideas for couples, from Croatia to India and the Maldives. Browse our full selection today to start planning your romantic getaway to Venice and beyond!

The Best Venice Tours and Itineraries

We offer a variety of tours to Venice, including larger group coach tours, and smaller, more intimate Italy tours ranging in length from 4 days to 17. Our group tours take all the hassle out of visiting Venice, with included accommodation, transportation and sightseeing, as well as free time to further discover the city and beyond. Escorted by an Italian guide, you will learn about the rich history of the city, and your guide will be able to advise you on the best places to go for dinner, tourist traps to avoid, and much more!

Our Venice tours combine the city with other destinations in Italy. Lake Garda and Venice are a popular combination, and you visit both on our Best of Northern Italy tour. And for first time visitors to the country, our classic Rome, Florence & Venice itinerary takes in all of the country’s main attractions. Or you can discover the breathtaking scenery of the Dolomites, travelling from Venice to Milan on our Dolomites Explorer & Venice .

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The Best Time to Visit Venice

Venice can be visited year-round, and there are pros and cons to exploring the city at different times of year. The summer months from June – August are peak season, with the warmest temperatures but also the biggest crowds. Visit Venice during the shoulder seasons of spring (April – June) and autumn (September – October) to avoid the highest temperatures and the biggest crowds. Winter from November – February is low season in Venice. This can be a great time to visit the city on a budget, with accommodation and flights much cheaper at this time, and fewer crowds. However, temperatures are cooler, hovering between 0 and 10 degrees Celsius, and some tourist attractions and restaurants will be closed or operating reduced hours.

It's essential to consider your preferences regarding weather, crowd levels, and specific events when planning your visit to Venice. If you prefer a balance between good weather and fewer crowds, the spring and fall months are generally recommended. However, each season offers a distinctive experience, allowing you to tailor your visit to your preferences.

A character in elaborate costume at the Venice Carnival
Venice comes alive for Carnival!


Venice Carnival, held in the weeks leading up to Lent, is a major highlight. The city comes alive with elaborate masks, costumes, and festivities. This is a unique time to experience the city's cultural richness.

Carnival is an expensive time to visit the city and accommodation is limited. To keep costs down, we advise booking well in advance if you wish to visit Venice during this time.


Venice, with its timeless beauty and romantic allure, is a destination that captivates the hearts of travelers. Choosing the right Venice holiday package enhances your experience, providing a seamless blend of cultural exploration, romantic escapades, and culinary delights. Whether you opt for a classic tour or a specialized itinerary, your Venice vacation is sure to be an unforgettable adventure through the enchanting Canal City. Explore the options available and let the magic of Venice unfold before you. To find out more about our Italy trips, make sure to check out our Italy Travel Guide , filled with top tips and hacks for exploring the country.

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