A Week in Venice

A holiday in Venice both for those wishing to sketch or paint and those who simply wish to enjoy wonders of Venice

Join me and see and experience Venice through the eyes of an accomplished artist and guide


(Not including flights and food)

Most visitors to Venice are day trippers unable to experience waking up in Venice and unable to enjoy the evenings there. They may be staying in accommodation on the Lido having to enter and leave on the busy water buses each day or having to return to their accommodation on board cruise ships.

You will enter Venice by water taxi, an experience in itself, to arrive at one of two spacious apartments in the heart of Venice. When the day visitors have gone you will be enjoying a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in a beautiful Venetian church or strolling along the Grand Canal or eating in a restaurant on the lagoon with views towards the island of San Michele and Murano.

You will be shown around Venice and taken to some popular tourist sites such as the Grand Canal, St Marks Square, Rialto Bridge and Market as well as quiet areas off the tourist track. Amongst a wealth of options you could visit a museum and workshop of musical instruments, one of the most unusual bookshops in the world, grand squares, peaceful squares, art galleries, beautiful shops and much more. For those wishing to sketch or paint you will be taken to some of the favourite spots for artists as well as hidden gems.

The holiday will be self catering as there is a supermarket on the doorstep and the fabulous Rialto Market is only a short walk away.

Flights (not included) from Bristol to Venice Marco Polo


If you wish to sketch or paint I will advise which art materials are suitable and what you will need to take.

Superb Accommodation in the centre of Venice

We will be staying in spacious apartments in a beautiful square in the heart of Venice just a short walk from the Rialto Bridge and within walking distance of almost anywhere in Venice. Both apartments easily accommodate 4 people and have the luxury of two bathrooms (hard to find in Venice)

Apartment 1 over two floors has a fabulous terrace, spacious lounge, kitchen, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom (which could also serve as a double) plus 2 bathrooms.

Apartment 2 has a spacious lounge, large kitchen/dining room, 2 bedrooms (both of which can serve as either doubles or twins) and 2 bathrooms.