A Luxury Long Weekend in Venice

A Luxury Long Weekend in Venice

An #aspirational trip to #Venice wouldn't be complete without starting with a #luxury water taxi ride. Get breathtaking aerial views on a helicopter tour, before finishing the night with delicious #drinks. There's no better way to pass your time in Venice than staying in a #boutique hotel.


Venice is a unique place to visit, and a stunningly beautiful city. The architecture, activities, and food of the region make it the perfect place to enjoy a weekend of luxury and decadence.

Gondola along Venice'sGrand Canal

Arrival In Venice

You arrive in Venice at Marco Polo Airport, located a few miles outside the city. The luxury way to travel is by water taxi, a speedboat that takes you towards the centre in style. If you book the Bauer Il Palazzo listed below you will be able to step off the water taxi directly into the hotel foyer, an experience that feels very special indeed. At an average price of €110, it’s a relatively inexpensive luxury option, or go for a deluxe boat at a slightly higher price.

from  $50

Speedboat Tour

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 Grand Canal, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
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The “Bauer II Palazzo ”, a boutique hotel situated a few minutes’ walk from St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), is a marvelous spot to enjoy yourself. This five star Venetian style extravagant hotel has fantastic amenities such as their Spa, a Concierge, a Hair Salon, a dry cleaning service, a Boutique and a private boat dock. 

The multilingual staff are friendly, attentive, and experienced, and are happy to accommodate your needs. The buffet breakfast is delightful, with a huge choice ranging from sweet pastries, jams, fruit, and yoghurt, to hot options such as bacon, eggs, and sausages. The view from the breakfast room and terrace overlooking Venice’s Grand Canal is breathtaking. The opulent rooms all include a safe, a minibar, and a marble bathroom with jacuzzi bath.

from  $620.31

Hotel Bauer Il Palazzo

 San Marco 1413/D, Venice, Italy
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The view from the breakfast room and terrace overlooking Venice’s Grand Canal is breathtaking.

Venice is well known for its seafood, habitually sourced locally from the harbour and lagoon. Take pleasure in gastronomic delights at Quadri, a Michelin-starred restaurant serving Italian inspired cuisine. The menu, created by chef Max Alajmo, consists of four tasting menus and à la carte options. The dining room is perfectly located and has a stunning view over Piazza San Marco. Take a stroll through the square afterwards to watch the many different characters, street performers and many pigeons!

Venice by Air

An extraordinary way to see the city from another angle is a helicopter tour with “Heliair Venice”, with tours starting from €130 per person. You get to see the city’s many famous monuments and buildings, built on water. Venice is full of winding alleyways, hundreds of bridges (both large and small), and antique wonders such as churches and museums. It is an exciting alternative to walking around the lively neighbourhoods of the city, the hidden streets, and secret squares.

from  $145

Helicopter Tour

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 Aeroporto G. Nicelli Venezia, Lido, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
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Things to do

Pop into Harry’s Bar, found along the waterfront to try their famous Bellini, a deliciously appetizing combination of fresh white peach puree and prosecco. The bar also has a selection of snacks, appetizers, and dishes to enjoy alongside a couple of cocktails.

Pop into Harry’s Bar, found along the waterfront to try their famous Bellini.

This is a fabulous time of year to visit as the yearly carnival is on in and around Venice. It is true prices are a bit inflated during the carnival, however if you like dramatic entertainment, and particularly dressing up, this an opportunity to have an exclusive experience.

Carnival in Venice

There are many luxury dinners and dancing balls on at this time, so be sure to pick out a costume and join in with the locals to have some fun.

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