Italy - Venice4 days & 3 nights, Spotlight Journey
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Cruise the canals and wander through the cobbled streets of the most romantic city in the world. From grand St. Mark’s square and the Grand Canal to the historic islands of Burano, Torcello and Murano in the lagoon, Venice enchants with a heady blend of sophistication, mystery and love.
Day 1Arrive Venice
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings representative and transferred to your luxurious boutique hotel located in the heart of the city. For centuries, Venice has inspired many of the world's greatest artists and writers. Whether you're exploring on foot or by boat, you're sure to be enchanted by this legendary city's many delights.Gritti Palace - 3 Nights
Today, take a private guided walking tour of Venice and admire its hidden treasures nestled amid charming squares, hump-back bridges and narrow streets. Explore the world's most romantic city as you wander through picturesque cobblestone alleyways and enjoy a gondola ride on the Grand Canal, as well as its narrow side arms.Gritti Palace (B)
Take a private boat trip to the colorful island of Burano. Shop for lace, then continue to another island in the Lagoon called Torcello. Torcello was the first of the islands in the Lagoon populated by the Veneti after the fall of the Roman Empire, and was abandoned by its inhabitants because of a malaria outbreak several centuries later. Nowadays it is a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the city. Enjoy fresh local seafood for lunch at Osteria al Ponte del Diavolo before continuing your tour on Murano, the island of the glass blowers. If you like, observe a local glassblowing artist doing his magic before returning to the center of Venice.Gritti Palace (B)
Day 4Depart Venice
Take a private transfer to the airport or railway station.(B)