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CARNEVALE DI vENEZIA
Experiencing two fantasies together - the most magical city in the world, during the fascinating days of the year - is an opportunity that one do, at least once in life."
Known for always taking tours beyond the normal, join Globalnista founder Fleace Weaver in Venice, Italy for "Masquerade - Carnevale di Venezia 2021".
Once a year, the city of Venice, the city built on water transforms into a giant costume party. The celebration is A visual feast as a journey back to 18th century Venice, where the rich and famous (and infamous) donned mask and costume to hide their social status while participating in the decadent, hedonistic pleasures.
This one is only for those wanting to experience Carnevale on a true Venetian level!
Where the boundaries of reality and fantasy blur in masked uninhibited merriment.
The Fantasy Begin!
Day 1: Departure Day: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 depart the USA to arrive in Venice Marco Polo Airport 12:00 noon on the 4th. Book your own flights or plan to fly from JFK with others in the group. Your departure will be from Florence on Thursday, February 11st. You can also plan to arrive a day early (MORNING of the 2nd) and take the train from Florence to Venice with Fleace (hotel and train fare not included in the pre-stay)
Nothing can prepare you for that first startling impression of the city in the waters of the Adriatic.
Day 2: Upon your arrival in Venice, you will be met by Fleace for the 1:00 pm transfer from the airport by private boat. You leave the Adriatic heading for the Grand Canal, lined with stately palaces and immense cathedrals that will exalted your senses. After check-in and quick change of before heading out for the your Carnevale orientation/arrival lunch. After lunch, you will have a guided insiders tour by foot.
Return to the hotel some post flight R&R before heading out to climb aboard a traditional Venetian galleon and experience the craziest floating parties of the year. Bring a secondary custom from home.
Day 3: After Breakfast, it time for you fitting for for the Carnevale ball . After sign-up you will be sent a contact for per-ordering your Carnevale costumes. Rental prices will range between 300 and 500 euro depending on how extravagant your fantasy. Of course, you can bring your costume from home. After lunch we are off to hunt for your Carnevale mask. No Carnevale costumes is complete with the right mask. You will visit two of the most famous Venetian mask makers to shop for the perfect mask for your costume and alter ego. Why not get a secondary mark for the Carnevale bar crawl later in the evening.
Day 4: After a night of drinking, sleep in only waking for breakfast. At noon we will once a again take to the streets for the many celebrations which includes what is considered one of the most anticipated events of the Carnival, the Flight of the Angel in Venice is the official opening of the celebrations of St. Mark's Square. The Maria of the Carnival 2021 will accomplish the historic solo (flight) from St Mark's Bell Tower. Later watch the best mask contest. Take it to the next level by participating in the competition.
This is the night that make dreams come true witnessing and fulfilling fantasy. You will have 3 ball packages to choose between, 190, 500 or 1500 euro. Fleace will be attending the The official carnival dinner and show is not simply a dinner. It's an exclusive experience where the pleasure of palate and party come together. The question for the evening is will not be who you are BUT who you will be behind the mask. The 3 party choices will be sent to you by email with links to purchase your ticket.
Of course, you do not have to participate in any of the Balls. Evening suggestion will be given to those not attending a Ball for the evening.
Day 5: After breakfast, today is your free day to enjoy Venice at your own pace. Get lost among all the festivities or explore more parts of the city. Do not forgot to buy your Venetian glass to ship back home.
Florence, Pisa, Milan
Day 6: Early morning say goodbye Venice and hello Florence as your take off for Fleace's home city to visit in a very personal way. After your arrival in Florence toss your bag in room and head of to beautiful Tuscan country side for a wine tasting. Wine and Olive Oil are the essences and the two kings of Tuscan food and wine culture. There is no Tuscan recipe that doesn't include olive oil in its preparation and doesn't consider a specific wine to be paired with. With this fine dining experience, you will discover all the secrets of the production of Wine and Olive Oil while visiting and dining at a boutique Winery in the Chianti Wine region. After 5 whirlwind days this evening is yours.
Day 7: Start your day with a walking tour of Florence, where you will see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Porcellino the legendary bronze fountain of a boar. Rubbing his nose ensures your return to Florence. After a quick lunch visit Pisa, to see its famous Leaning Tower. Return to Florence for leather shopping at the many shops around town.
Day 8: Today we head to Milan, one of the world's most important fashion capitals. After check-in, head out to lunch on a indoor rooftop before visiting the Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente), Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II . Follow Fleace to some of her favorite smaller boutiques for unique pieces and vintage gems. Enjoy, happy hour a place to see and be seen before heading back to Florence. Hint: Make sure you a dressed fashion forward. It is Milan!
Day 9: No trip to Italy is not complete without designer outlet shopping where you will find Italian labels like Gucci, Prada, Versace, Valentino among others. For those that want a more personal experiences, we can arrange for a personal shopper to travel with you.
Day 10: Transfer to the Florence airport at 6:30am. If you flight is later, you can take a taxi and we can help arrange for a private car service. If you would like to spend more time in Florence, store you luggage at the train station and take an later afternoon or evening flight.
3 Star Hotel
Ground Package $2683
Per-Person Based on Double Occupancy / Single add $985
(No travel buddy? No problem! A roommate can be assigned)
Ground Package Includes:
Group airport transfers (to arrive in Venice Marco Polo Airport 11:00 am on the 13th), welcome lunch, accommodations, walking tours, museum visit, boat party, pub crawl, visit to designer outlet center, Tuscany wine tasting, day trip Pisa and a few Globalnista surprises along the way.
Monthly payment plan available
for a one-time $49 set-up and processing fee.
Everyone on the monthly payment plan must
be paid in full 45 days prior to departure.
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