Departure20 July 2021 I'm flexible
Nights1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
BoardAll-inclusive Full-board Half-board Breakfast Self catering Room only
Breakfast • Flights inc
Breakfast • Flights inc
Breakfast • Flights inc
This magical and romantic city is an absolute must to visit at least once in anyone’s lifetime. The islands, canals and bridges, the ancient architecture and Italian lifestyle are everything you will be immersed in during your stay and we know you will love your holiday to Italy.
Food and drink
Venice offers a wide range of eating options from local snacks to elegant and world-famous restaurants where you can dine well and experience local cuisines. The terrace restaurant of the Danieli offers some of the best tables in the city, with incomparable views over the Venetian lagoon, and is perfect for a celebratory meal. Seafood features widely and there are numerous high-quality fish restaurants with a dazzling collection of the day's fresh catch. Wash it all down with the wonderful array of local wine on offer, produced in the Veneto region.
For those with a sweet tooth, the windows of the old Venetian bakers hold delights such as spiced pastries and almond-encrusted tarts. The Burano islands are home to the busolai, sweet S-shaped biscuits with a hint of aniseed, while the rich tiramisu is the most famous of Venetian desserts.
The streets just off St Mark's Square are a haven for those looking for designer fashion, with shops such as Lois Vuitton, Bulgari and Versace, whereas the Mercurie and the streets between the square and the Rialto Bridge offer more affordable shopping opportunities.
Alternatively, pick up some of the regional specialities such as the fabulous Murano glass products; head to the island of Murano itself to see the glass-blowers at work. Look out for locally crafted painted carnival masks and hand-painted fabrics.
When to visit
If you're planning a holiday in Venice, our top picks for the best time to travel would be andebruary
Where better to spend Valentine's Day than Venice? The Carnival of Venice also typically starts in February, which includes masked balls and lots of amazing food.
Books inspired by Venice
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Venice holiday
A well-written, tense novel in which the dead bride's father-in-law is convinced the grieving husband killed her and becomes obsessed with vengeance. Set in Rome and the streets and canals of Venice, a deadly game of cat-and-mouse builds as each becomes the hunter and the hunted.
Travelscoop's Stuart's favourite novel about the ultimate likeable anti-hero. Tom Ripley is talented and scheming with a burning ambition for success that he's prepared to kill for. A gripping psychological thriller which forces the reader to question why they're willing him to get away with it. Italy forms the wonderful backdrop - and it'll make you want to go!
Philip Gwynne Jones
With redundancy and an uncertain future in Edinburgh looming, Jones and his wife took a huge leap and moved to Venice to live. Through often-hilarious exploits and an enormous passion for the beautiful city and all things Italian, this is a really enjoyable read.
Brilliant story for 9-12 year olds about two brothers who escape their aunt by running away to Venice where they join a gang of street kids. With a detective searching for them, they're forced into hiding all over the city - encountering even greater threats and plenty of magic along the way.
Venice Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
12th February 2021 by AndyCheapest places to holiday in February
Plummeting temperatures do little to help the onset of post-holiday blues, so what does that mean for travellers? A hot, long-haul trip to distant shores where the sun is shining, festivals are in full swing and prices are cheaper than January.If you embrace the cold and can’t wait to get the snow gear out, you’ll also find an abundance of powder in some of the world’s top ski resorts. Get ready to drag out the festive season just that little bit longer, with top holiday places to visit...
12th February 2021 by AndyCheapest places to holiday in September
If you’re planning a holiday for September, you’re in luck! It’s one of the best months of the year to travel, with mild weather in many of the world’s top locations and far fewer tourists to contend with for a spot on the sand. Best of all, you’ll see prices drop for accommodation, flights and even food, as the summer crowds leave to return home.Here’s a look at our top September destinations, so keep your eyes peeled for fantastic discounts on Simply Holiday Deals and pick your...
12th November 2020 by Hand Luggage Only13 very best places in Northern Italy to visit
Italy is a totally diverse country to explore! Especially with the gorgeous spots in the south of Italy being totally different from the best places in northern Italy. And, truth be told, this is what makes Italy so great to visit in my opinion. It’s long history, gorgeous natural sights and the yummiest dishes. ...
19th November 2019 by PommieTravelsMaking the most of your time in Venice: A guide
Once home to a wealthy empire of merchants, Venice remains relevant today. Despite the crowds, it continues to top the bucket lists of many travellers. If you pine to walk its alleyways, sail its canals, and eat its food, this blog is for you. Below, we’ll share tips that will help you make the most of your visit to this legendary destination....
15th August 2019 by Rachel NicoleItaly for opera lovers
If you are a big opera fan, Italy is a great place to head to. It is quite literally the home of opera. Most historians agree that the first opera, Daphne, was performed in the home of Jacob Corsi, in Florence. From that moment, the Italians took this musical art form to their heart. So, if you want to enjoy opera in all its forms, Italy is the place to head. As you will see, when it comes to Opera Tickets Italy offers plenty of choice. Below, is a quick round–up of the towns and cities where...
21st January 2021 by Urban Travel BlogLong Weekend: Venice
Whilst many claim that mass tourism has turned the merchant city of Venice into little more than an European museum, our expert on Italy, Alice Mulhearn, has a different story to tell… Nowhere on earth is as still as Venice at night. No street vendors, no tourists, no sound – only the occasional splashing of oars in a canal. Some nights, the acqua alta siren breaks the stillness. Slow and melodic, it warns… The post Long Weekend: Venice appeared first on Urban Travel...
27th June 2019 by PommieTravelsWhat can I expect to see on the Orient Express route
Travelling from to Venice on the Orient Express unlocks an incredible experience and a journey whose memories will stay with you for an entire lifetime. Travel through some of the most fascinating cities in this part of Europe. Not only that, but travel in style on a luxury train with a reputation that precedes itself. Luxury Trains Director expresses “there is no more memorable an experience for you than seeing the train for the first time”. You’ll be transported through the...
Weather in Venice
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Venice