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An Italian Christmas with Countess Luppis

From £1,849
Duration 5 Days
Departures from: Dec 2024 - Dec 2024
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From £1,849
Duration 5 Days
Departures from: Dec 2024 - Dec 2024

Tour Overview

This year you are invited to spend Christmas with the Countess Luppis in her home, an elegant boutique hotel. You'll head off to explore nearby Venice, an extraordinary city of palaces, bridges and canals, which is even more magical during the festive season. A further highlight is the chance to also explore Padua, known as the setting for Shakespeare's famous comedy The Taming of the Shrew.
  • festive tour Festive
  • meals included tour Half Board

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from London
  • 4 nights in a 4-star boutique hotel which is home to the Countess Luppis
  • 9 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 Christmas Day lunch with wine, 4 dinners including a welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Meet the Countess Luppis & learn about her family history
  • Tour the floating city of Venice
  • Guided tour of Padua

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Venice

You'll fly to Venice today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your lovely boutique hotel in Pasiano di Pordenone, on the border between the regions of Veneto and Friuli. This is the residence of the Countess Luppis.
This evening join your fellow travellers for a welcome drink before dinner.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Christmas Eve, Venice

Today we're going to head to the extraordinary floating city of Venice for a guided tour. We'll see famous landmarks, starting in St Mark's Square, which is dominated by the Church of St Mark and is Venice's focal point. We'll also see the magnificent Doge's Palace and cross the Rialto Bridge, which spans the Grand Canal, where we can watch gondolas glide beneath us. The city is a mesmerising sight at any time of the year but it is even more magical when it is illuminated by sparkling lights.
We'll also see the city from the water as we board a boat and take in some of these incredible sights as we cruise the famous canals.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Christmas Day, Pasiano di Pordenone

It's Christmas Day, so enjoy a leisurely morning before we gather for a local Italian festive lunch at the hotel. After we've eaten we'll enjoy some festive games.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Boxing Day, Padua

Enjoy breakfast in the elegant surroundings of the hotel before we set off on a trip to Padua. The city is known as the setting for Shakespeare's comedy The Taming of the Shrew and is thought to be the oldest in northern Italy. On a tour we'll see highlights including the 13th century Basilica of St Anthony, a place of pilgrimage for generations.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Venice - UK

After breakfast the Countess Luppis will bid us farewell as we transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.

Meals included: B

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Hotel Villa Luppis

The Hotel Villa Luppis is located in 12 acres of gardens between the regions of Veneto and Friuli. This elegant boutique hotel in the style of a country house, was formerly a Benedictine monastery, and is owned by and home to Countess Luppis. Facilities include a gourmet restaurant, piano bar, swimming pool, tennis court and gym. Guest rooms feature private facilities, hairdryer, air-conditioning, mini-bar and period furnishings.

The Hotel Villa Luppis is located in 12 acres of gardens between the regions of Veneto and Friuli. This elegant boutique hotel in the style of a country house, was formerly a Benedictine monastery, and is owned by and home to Countess Luppis. Facilities include a gourmet restaurant, piano bar, swimming pool, tennis court and gym. Guest rooms feature private facilities, hairdryer, air-conditioning, mini-bar and period furnishings.