A Venice Cooking Odyssey

Venice is known around the world as the city of canals, bridges, and stunning architecture, much of which hasn’t changed since the Middle Ages. The enchanting city, comprised of 118 small islands, offers so much to do, see, and of course eat during a culinary vacation. Take the vaporetto, water taxis, between the islands to discover world-class museums such as the Ca’ D’Oro and enjoy delicious seafood dishes and local cocktails such as the spritz made with a bitter orange liqueur.

While in Venice for your cooking vacation, you will stay in a 4* hotel on Venice island. After Venice it’s on to the Lido, known as the Golden Island and a beautiful, authentic getaway away from the crowds of Venice.


Trip Details

Your will have 2 hands-on cooking classes during your stay:

  • Experience Venetian cuisine on the island of the Lido in a professional cooking school run by Chef Marika. Through these two wonderful classes, you will learn how to make traditional Venetian menus based on what’s in season.


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Itinerary

Day One

  • Transfer from Venice train station or airport by private boat.
  • Check in to your hotel and time on your own to explore the city. (If you’d like a gondola ride for about 30 minutes, please inquire).
  • Welcome dinner in the city. (Wine not included).
  • Overnight.

Day Two

  • Breakfast.
  • Meet your English assistant to depart on a ferry for the quiet and charming island of Murano, where you’ll visit a glass factory to see how the glass is made as well as explore a typical artisan boutique to learn about a technique called “a lume.”
  • Lunch in Murano, and then return to Venice by ferry.
  • Rest of afternoon and dinner on your own.
  • Overnight.

Day Three

  • After breakfast, meet the chef for a walking tour in the outdoor market of Rialto.
  • Transfer to the cooking school on the Lido for your first cooking lesson.
  • Lunch to follow based on your efforts with local wine.
  • Time on your own in the afternoon to explore the city. Perhaps book a private guided walking tour of the “Il Castello” district.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight.

Gondolas in VeniceDay Four

  • After breakfast, checkout of your Venice hotel.
  • At 10 a.m., meet your assistant to take a taxi boat transfer to reach the Lido di Venezia and check into your boutique hotel.
  • Meet your English guide for a full-day excursion to the Islands of Burano, famous for its Venetian handmade laces, and Torcello, known for its ancient Byzantine church.
  • Lunch on your own, with suggestions from your guide.
  • Return back to the Lido for dinner on your own.
  • Overnight.

Day Five

  • Following breakfast, meet Chef Marika in her cooking school and learn how to prepare a traditional Venetian menu featuring seasonal ingredients. Lunch based on your efforts to follow.
  • Enjoy the rest of the day on your own.
  • Dinner on your own and overnight.

Day Six

  • After breakfast, meet your guide to take the ferry to Venice airport or train station.

Trip Details

Included in the 5-Night Trip

Accommodations

5 nights accommodation, 3 on Venice island, and 2 nights on the Venice Lido

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 lunches
  • 1 dinner (beverages not included)

Classes & Instructors

Your will have 2 hands-on cooking classes during your stay:

  • Experience Venetian cuisine on the island of the Lido in a professional cooking school run by Chef Marika. Through these two wonderful classes, you will learn how to make traditional Venetian menus based on what’s in season.

Excursions

  • Guided trip to Murano with glass factory visit
  • Excursion to Burano and Torcello

Transfer Details

  • Private round trip group boat transfer to/from Venice airport or train station*

Miscellaneous

  • Rialto market visit
  • Escorted transfer from Venice to the Lido

Accommodation Information

The 4* Hotel Orologio is located on the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice. The modern rooms offer en suite baths, free WiFi, flat screen TVs, minibars, and coffeemakers. There is a lovely bar and lounge.

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The Villa Ines is a charming hotel with a rich garden full of herbs and flowers. Rooms include elegant Venetian furnishings and all modern amenities such as air-conditioning, WiFi, TV, and jacuzzi bathtub.

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Pricing & Tour Dates

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Year-Round Pricing:

5-night Program
US$3400 per person based on double occupancy
  • Subtract US$300 per person when booking 4 or more people

30% deposit due to confirm booking.
Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

Single occupancy pricing: please inquire.


Tour Dates

Available the following weeks with a Wednesday start date.

2019
May 1-6
May 8-13
May 15-20
May 22-27
May 29-June 3
June 5-10
June 12-17
June 19-24
June 26-July 1
July 3-8
July 10-15
July 17-22
July 24-29
July 31-August 5
August 7-12
August 14-19
August 21-26
August 28-September 2
September 4-9
September 11-16
September 18-23
September 25-30
October 2-7
October 9-14
October 16-21
October 23-28
October 30-November 4
November 6-11
November 13-18
November 20-25
November 27-December 2
December 4-9
December 11-16
December 18-23

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