Venetian Special Occasion Retreat

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Staying in 5 Star San Clemente Palace Kempinski, located on its own Venetian island
  • Thrilling Helicopter Ride over Venice and the nearby islands
  • Private airport transfers
  • Flexibility to tailor your break how you want

Most people have been to Venice and visited the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica, but for all those people who want to return and celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or wedding anniversary, escaping from the crowds has to be high on your priority list. San Clemente Palace Kempinski is that perfect blend of being away from the hustle and bustle of Venice, but also only 5 minutes away from St Mark's Square by watertaxi.

Venice has something for everyone, whether it is a romantic gondola ride for 2, a trip to the nearby islands of Murano and Burano, or an opera experience. Venice is fortunate in being able to offer not one but two very different opera experiences. The first is a night at the stunningly beautiful La Fenice opera house. But for those wanting an opera taster or just a different experience, Musica a Palazzo is a strong option. There is no stage so the performers reenact the opera right in front of you!

Please click on the first video below for an exclusive look at this stunning 5 Star hotel. (Video copyrighted to San Clemente Palace Kempinski)

Venice Tailor-made Luxury Break

Arriving by private watertaxi to 5 Star San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Venice

Video copyrighted to San Clemente Palace Kempinski
Aerial shot of the Venetian island where San Clemente Palace Kempinski residesTaking a stunning shot of VeniceHelicopter adventure experience, VeniceOptional Extra - Palace Opera evening where the performers sing an opera right in front of youHelicopter ride over St Mark's Square, VeniceLa Fenice Opera House, VeniceThe Iconic gondolas of VeniceSt Mark's Square, VeniceBurano Island, VeniceDoge's Palace, VeniceMurano glass blowing, VeniceSeeing Venice by a romantic gondola rideMurano Island, ItalyOutdoor dining at San Clemente Palace Kempinski, VeniceThe Rialto Bridge, Venice

DAY 1

Fly to Venice, Private transfer to your hotel and Dinner
Fly to Venice and take your meet & greet private watertaxi transfer to your 5 star hotel.

San Clemente Palace Kempinski is located on it's own private island just below Venice, and is the perfect tranquil haven away from the crowds in Venice. This former monastery has been lovingly converted into a boutique 5 star hotel. The island and hotel are very self sufficient with an outdoor pool, beautiful gardens, tennis courts, Wellness and Spa Centre and both indoor and outdoor dining, the latter with a view over the lagoon. It is an easy 5 minutes by watertaxi to St Mark's Square and the hotel runs a complimentary service between the two islands every 30 minutes.

Waiting for you in your room will be a bottle of chilled Prosecco to toast the beginning of your romantic adventure.

Please click on the first photo opposite for a video sample of this beautiful romantic hotel.

After you have settled in, wander down for your included 3 Course dinner prepared in the Michelin Starred restaurant.

DAY 2

Helicopter Ride and Afternoon at Leisure
This morning you are in for a treat! Your private watertaxi transfer will collect you and take you to Nicelli Airport on Lido Island. It is here you will get to enjoy a 20 mins helicopter ride which takes in Venice and the nearby islands.

Begin flying over Lido before heading over Sant'Erasmo, Burano, Torcello, Murano, San Michele, Arsenale and San Giorgio Maggiore. Then fly over St Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace, Santo Spirito and even Venice's golf club! Complete your tour hovering over the Palazzo del Cinema, before returning to the Lido. Your private transfer will return you to your hotel after.

Then you have the rest of the day to yourself. You can either stay around the pool, book the tennis courts, indulge in a pamper session at the hotel's spa, visit the island's only church, or perhaps opt for further exploration. We would particularly recommend the Sunset Gondola Ride which can be done either before or after your meal:

Optional Extra - Sunset Gondola Ride
Take the complimentary hotel watertaxi into Venice to start your sunset gondola ride tour. Sit back and relax seeing this floating city the only way it can truly be seen.

Head along the Grand Canal past a vista of stunning palaces and bridges, before your 30mins tour comes to a finish.

Price Per Person: From £90 per person

This evening enjoy your 3 Course dinner overlooking the lagoon.

DAY 3

Day at Leisure
Today is entirely up to you what you want to do. We have a range of fantastic Optional Extras which can arrange for you and the main ones we recommend are:

Optional Extra - Private Highlights of Venice
If you have been to Venice before, but never had a chance to explore St Mark's Square, then you must! This is the very centre and heart of Venice, and has both the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica. The first being the seat of power for the ruling doge of Venice, which also includes the prison where Casanova famously escaped from. The second, St Mark's Basilica is a perfect blend of East and West with a very Turkish feeling building, but decorated in only the Venetian way.

Your own private guide will take you on a 3.5hr tour around the Basilica and Doges 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.

Price Per Person: From £190 per person

Optional Extra - Semi Private Tour of Murano and Burano:
If you have only been to Venice before, then you need to spend some time exploring Venice's nearby islands.

Take the hotel complimentary watertaxi to St Mark's Square where your driver will be waiting to take you onto Murano and Burano. Witness a glass-blowing demonstration on Murano. This is a semi private tour for no more than 8 people and can be done on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only.

Price Per Person: From £160 per person

This evening we have kept the evening open for you so you can either have dinner at the hotel (not included), or why not take the complimentary watertaxi transfer to Venice and enjoy the opera. We have 2 fantastic options:

Optional Extra - Attend La Fenice Opera House
This evening attend the opera at La Fenice. La Fenice, (The Phoenix) is aptly named as it has burnt down twice in its lifetime. It has been recently re-mastered to its current glory as one of the most famous theatres in Europe.


Opera Schedule 2017:

Don Giovanni – Oct 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26
Un Ballo in Maschera - Nov 24, 26, 29, Dec 1, 3
La Traviata - Dec 6, 7, 9, 19, 21

Opera Schedule 2018:

La Traviata - Jan 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, May 5, 11, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, Jun 1, Aug 25, Sept 1, 6, 9, 13, 16, 18, 21, 28, 30
Le Metamorfosi de Pasquale -Jan 19, 21, 23, 25, 27
The Merry widow - Feb 2, 4, 8, 10, 13
The Barber of Seville - Feb 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, Sept 2, 4, 15, 19, 23, 27, Oct 4, 6, 20, 24, 26, 28, 30
La Boheme - Mar 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Madame Butterfly - Apr 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 22, 24, Aug 31, Sept 5, 14, 20, 22, 29
Orlando Furioso - Apr 13, 15, 17, 19, 21
L’elisir d’amore - Apr 20, 28, May 6, 12, 18, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, Jun 3, 5
Signor Bruschino - Apr 27, 29, May 4
Norma - May 13, 16, 19
Il Regno della Luna - May 15, 17, 18
Richard III - June 29, Jul 01, 03, 05, 07
Semiramide – Oct 19, 21, 23, 25, 27

Price Per Person: From £250 per person with Stall (top level) tickets

Optional Extra - Palazzo Opera Evening
Whether you are an opera lover wanting a new opera experience, or someone wanting a taster of the opera, this is a great option. Located just along the Grand Canal, this opera takes place right in front of you. There is no stage but only a limited number of chairs, with the singers performing right in front of you!

Opera Schedule 2017:

La Traviata - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
The Barber of Seville - Wednesdays and Sundays
Rigoletto - Fridays

Price Per Person: From £100 per person

DAY 4

Private transfer to the airport for flight home
At leisure until your private watertaxi transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Alternatively, if you want to make your romantic break the ultimate in special occasion trips, why not arrive or depart by the Venice Simplon Orient Express? For more information on dates, please click here.
Arriving by private watertaxi to 5 Star San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Venice

Video copyrighted to San Clemente Palace Kempinski
Aerial shot of the Venetian island where San Clemente Palace Kempinski residesTaking a stunning shot of VeniceHelicopter adventure experience, VeniceOptional Extra - Palace Opera evening where the performers sing an opera right in front of youHelicopter ride over St Mark's Square, VeniceLa Fenice Opera House, VeniceThe Iconic gondolas of VeniceSt Mark's Square, VeniceBurano Island, VeniceDoge's Palace, VeniceMurano glass blowing, VeniceSeeing Venice by a romantic gondola rideMurano Island, ItalyOutdoor dining at San Clemente Palace Kempinski, VeniceThe Rialto Bridge, Venice
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From £1,895 per person
Includes: Flights, private airport transfers, 3 nights bed & breakfast and 2 dinners at San Clemente Palace Kempinski, helicopter ride and transfers.

Most UK regional airports fly into Venice, however, only Gatwick and Heathrow are every day.
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Includes:-
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast & 2 dinners at San Clemente Palace Kempinski
  • Helicopter Ride over Venice and nearby islands
  • Private airport transfers
  • Flights

  • Most UK regional airports, however, only Gatwick and Heathrow are every day.
Call 01722 445900
or
Click to make an enquiry
"The trip was every bit as good as we had hoped. The pickups were spot on. The hotel was excellent and staff were extremely helpful and accommodating, providing us with a complimentary bottle of Prosecco and nibbles on our arrival, which was greatly appreciated. Overall we both thoroughly enjoyed the trip, the service received during booking and your support have been first class and deserve a “10”, the trip itinerary I would also give a high score of “10” and would recommend it as something to do for all!"
Brian
"I truly think that you operate to a very high standard. We have had unfailing help, support and kindness from everyone we’ve dealt with in your organisation.”
Claire
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