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The trip was a resounding success; we had some very happy students who felt that they had fantastic value for money. What else could we ask for?BK, Felpham College

It’s no exaggeration to say there’s nowhere quite like Venice. Balanced on pinewood stilts driven eight metres into the seabed, where tranquil canals and labyrinthine alleyways criss-cross the city, Venice is truly unique and the most magical of destinations for school groups to experience. One of the greatest art capitals of the world, Venice is a natural candidate for students of Art & Design, but it’s also the perfect place for putting language skills into practice.

Of course, many groups opt to stay on the island of Venice in the heart of the city, yet others might prefer the relaxed, fashionable beach resort of Lido di Jesolo.

Equally another ideal base for groups to take advantage of the superb leisure facilities, including a magnificent wide, sandy beach that stretches for over 15km, the Lido de Jesolo is still within easy reach, by coach and waterbus, of La Serenissima.

Typical Accommodation

Hotel Dolomiti – This is a family-run, 2* hotel set in a quiet side street in the Cannaregio district of Venice close to the Santa Lucia train station. Most of the 32 rooms benefit from air conditioning and private, en-suite bath or shower/wc. Other features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi, a TV lounge and breakfast room.

On the Lido de Jesolo, we work a number of 3* hotels situated close to the beach. Please contact us for further information about the various accommodation options and we will be happy to advise you on the best hotel to suit your group.

Venice School Trip – Subject Suitability

Travel Options

  • By air from London or selected regional airports direct to Venice or Treviso.

Visits and excursions are entirely your choice, but a sample itinerary for a Venice school trip could be as follows:

Sample Itinerary – 5 Days by Air

Day 1 – Departing school, fly direct to Venice. On arrival, depending on your hotel’s location, transfer by coach or private boat to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, with dinner at a nearby restaurant this evening.

Day 2 – Today is yours to spend as you wish in Venice. Equipped with a museum pass, you have the option to visit as many cultural institutions as you wish. Those featured in the museum pass include the Doge’s Palace, Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, the Archaeological Museum and the Correr Museum, all situated within St Mark’s Square.

Other civic museums in Venice include the Museum of Natural History, Ca’ Pesaro, Ca’ Rezzonico, Carlo Goldoni’s House, and the Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo. Of course, you may prefer to visit specific museums such as the Gallerie dell’Accademia, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Scuola Grande du San Rocco or Ca’Pesaro, all of which can be booked for your group.

Day 3 – Enjoy a full-day excursion today to the cities of Verona and Vicenza. Arriving in Verona, you’ll have a walking tour of the city seeing all the main sights including the impressive Roman amphitheatre, Juliet’s balcony and the lovely Piazze dei Signori and delle Erbe.

After time free for lunch and independent sightseeing / shopping, continue to the city of Vicenza, famous for its goldsmiths industry, Palladian villas and the Teatro Olimpico. You could also consider a visit to Padua to see the beautiful frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel.

Day 4 – An opportunity for fun and frolics today with a visit to the Gardaland Amusement Park, Italy’s number one theme park. The waterpark, Aqualandia is another option for today.

Day 5 – Your final day in Venice begins with a tour of the lagoon islands, with stops at Burano, famous for its lacemaking, and Murano, the centre of glass-making in Venice. Continue on to the airport where you’ll board your homebound flight.

This is also available as a two-centre holiday, combining with Florence. Contact us for further details.

Popular Visits & Excursions


St Mark’s Square – Starting point on any itinerary to Venice, this is arguably the world’s most recognised square. Its centrepiece is undoubtedly its opulent basilica, set adjacent to its almost-100-metre-high belltower, the Campanile.
Doge’s Palace – Another landmark of St Mark’s Square, this magnificent building was for centuries the seat of the Venetian government and home to the city’s law courts.
Grand Canal – Essentially Venice’s main thoroughfare, this is a beautiful ancient waterway lined by centuries-old, colourful Venetian palaces. Take a trip on the public vaporetto to see its iconic bridges, gondole and myriad examples of Venice’s impressive architectural heritage.
Rialto Bridge – The oldest of four bridges crossing the Grand Canal, the Rialto dates back to the 16th century. Today it’s a popular stop on the tourist trail with gift shops lining both sides of the bridge.
Bridge of Sighs – Built at the beginning of the 17th century, this small yet stunning bridge originally connected the city jail, situated for a time within the Doge’s Palace, with the new prison across the Rio di Palazzo. Its name is said to symbolise the ‘sighs’ emitted by prisoners as they crossed the bridge.
Galleries dell’Accademia – One of the city’s most important artistic institutions, the collection contains paintings from the Venetian School as well as a wide number of works from all eras of Italian art including works by the likes of Bellini, Veronese, Tintoretto and Canaletto.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Set in a grand palazzo on the Grand Canal, this impressive collection of modern art spans Cubism, Surrealism, and European and American abstract expressionism. Highlights include works by Picasso, Kandinsky, Pollock and Ernst.
Ca’Pesaro – Housed in another Grand Canal palace, this museum is actually the seat of the International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice and its collection includes works by the likes of Klee, Chagall, Klimt and Kandinsky. The upper floor is dedicated to the Oriental Art Museum, displaying some 30,000 items from Japan, China and Indonesia.
Scuola Grande de San Rocco – Featuring over 50 paintings by Tintoretto, this beautiful building is set adjacent to the Church of San Rocco, the protector against plague.
Museo Correr – Situated on St Mark’s Square, this museum is dedicated to Venetian history from the origins of painting until the 18th century, with sculptures by Canova also on display.


Church of Santa Maria della Salute – A stunning octagonal building set between the Grand Canal and St Mark’s Basin, built in the 17th century following a catastrophic wave of plague. It contains works by Titian and Tintoretto.
Ca d’Oro – Translated as ‘house of gold’, this is one of the most elegant buildings lining the Grand Canal. Today the building hosts the Galleria Franchetti, displaying an extensive Venetian art collection including furniture, paintings, medals, tapestries, bronzes and sculptures.
Museum of Natural History – Positioned on the Grand Canal, highlights of its two-million-strong collection include a complete dinosaur skeleton, the butterfly collection and the aquarium.
Naval History Museum – Considered to be one of the best of its kind, this museum showcases the city’s extensive maritime history.
Murano – One of Venice’s lagoon islands, Murano is renowned for its long association with glass making, visit a glass-blower’s workshop or the Glass Museum.
Burano – Another lagoon island and arguably the prettiest with its colourful fishermen’s houses lining the waterways, Burano is famous for its lace making and has its own museum devoted to that very subject.
Aqualandia – Recreating a Caribbean island, this water park, situated on the Lido de Jesolo, is ranked Italy’s top aquatic theme park. Highlights include the highest water-slide in the world and Europe’s highest bungee jumping tower – not for the feint-hearted!


Padua – 45 minutes west of Venice, this medieval university town was once a parade ground for Mussolini, an Allied bombing target and a secret Italian Resistance hub. Today it’s perhaps best known for the fresco cycle by Giotto in its Scrovegni Chapel.
Verona – One of the finest art centres in Venetia, perhaps most famous as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, in addition to its beautifully-preserved Roman amphitheatre.
Mantua – An attractive city boasting grand ducal palaces, artists Rubens and Mantegna both spent time here. It was also to Mantua that Romeo was banished.
Vicenza – Birthplace of the architect, Palladio and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city is awash with stunning 16th-century Palladian villas and its impressive Teatro Olimpico.
Gardaland – Situated close to Lake Garda, this is Italy’s number one theme park. Sea Life is also located here, with over 5,000 different species of marine life present.

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