Venice for Connoisseurs reviews
Venice for Connoisseurs reviews
Venice: bathed in the Renaissance, transported back to the Grand Tour
Five nights at the Palazzo Sant' Angelo, a superb hotel on the Grande Canal, within walking distance of many galleries, museums, churches and restaurants of Venice. The tour leaders selected a range of visits reflecting the artistic and architectural splendours of Venice. Highlights were a trip by water taxi to the historic island of Torcello, with lunch at the renowned Locanda Cipriani. A private evening visit to the basilica of San Marco was quite stunning. For art lovers the unique collections of Ca d'Oro, Palazzo Querini-Stampalia, the Cini Foundation and the Accademia will long remain in our memory. Other highlights were the churches on San Giorgio Maggiore, Il Redentore and San Sebastiano.
Altogether a memorable experience, another winner from Ciceroni!
An art hitory experience in Venice
A wonderful behind the scene peep at places not usually available to the normal traveller, a mind expanding and challenging tour superbly organised.
Exceeded most optimistic expectations - exceptional hotel, treasure trove of visits, entertaining and enlightening commentary, in company of warm and humourous people. And the weather was glorious! A brilliant programme executed with flair - and perhaps some luck?
5 days of seeing Venice hidden from the casual visitor with an excellent lecturer and tour director, and staying in a good, convenient hotel.
A superb study tour of the hidden private palaces and other gems of Venice.
This was a study tour expertly led by Tom Duncan and James Hill.
First class hotel, wonderful visits to private palaces and St. Marks in the evening ,to view the superb mosaics as a private party. Good compamy and excellent restaurants. Lectures as usual top rate. Have now travelled with Ciceroni on 30 tours and will continue to do so [medics willinng!!!!]
Patricians & Painters: Venice for Connoisseurs. March 01-05, 2016. An outstanding tour.
Our visit to Venice was an unqualified triumph in terms of scholarly quality, interest, balance and pleasure.
Our Venice holiday was a wonderful mix of churches, palaces, art and history in a beautiful hotel. It could not have been better!
Venice is always amazing and doubly so with Ciceroni, Tom Duncan and James Hill.
Every holiday with Ciceroni is an amazing experience. Every detail is immaculately organised and the other travellers are always very congenial. Tom and James always include private visits to the most popular sites and visits to private palaces, etc. not normally open to the public. I have travelled with them on many occasions and never been disappointed.
One of the best holidays ever
Cicero i take great care of each and every traveller. Nothing is too much trouble.
We were able to visit certain places which are not open to the general public.
As an elderly woman traveling alone it is very comforting to be so beautifully cared for.
First Class Venice
Packed full of very interesting visits including some not available to other tour operators. Our guides, Tom and James, were and are quite exceptional. Must mention that the group were the tops!