Put on your carnival mask and be serenaded under the Rialto Bridge by a gondolier, admire the elaborate costumes, and check out a glass-blowing show up close! The ambiance of Venice and the grandeur of Carnevale combine for an unforgettable day on Italy's famous canals.
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The trip departs Florence from the Santa Maria Novella train station. The meeting point is in the International Ticketing Hall opposite tracks 8 and 9. Please meet your Trip Leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Travel to Venice is by private, luxury coach bus with A/C, DVD, and bathroom.
Once we arrive in Venice you are free to join in on the confetti throwing and mask wearing of the festival or explore the the intricate arrangement of canals and buildings on stilts. There is a market at our arrival location that sells masks. You will have the option to take our private boat transportation that will take us directly to the St. Mark’s Square, the center of the festival, or you can travel by foot. If you choose to visit Murano and Burano, we recommend purchasing a day pass for the water bus as this will allow you to explore all of Venice’s islands with ease.
Your Bus2alps leader will organize a visit to watch a glass master create Venetian style pieces. You will have plenty of time to spend your day checking out Venice’s islands and experiencing the Carnival. You can get on the canals, take a ride in a gondola, or opt for the inexpensive option of touring around by waterbus.
The bus will depart from Venice for Florence that evening.