For those wanting to sketch or paint and those who simply wish to enjoy the wonders of Venice

A Week in Venice

Join me and experience Venice in the company of an accomplished artist and guide



14th - 21st May 2019

(only 2 places left!)

29th April - 6th May 2019

28th Aug - 4th Sept 2019

(only 4 places left!)

This will be the second group holiday staying in Venice. Half the people who came on the first trip loved it so much they will return with me next year. The apartment works perfectly in allowing people to enjoy being part of a group or to go their own way. People will be sharing but bedrooms are huge and all ensuite (more information on the Accommodation page).

On this holiday you will feel as though you are part of Venetian life. You will be staying in my favourite part of Venice which is quiet yet central and surrounded by fascinating and beautiful sights. Most visitors to Venice are day trippers having to enter and leave each day and they often try to fit in too many, often crowded, sights at once which can make for a busy, tiring and frustrating time.

You will enter Venice by water taxi along the Grand Canal, an experience in itself, to arrive at a wonderful apartment in the heart of the city. When the day visitors have gone you can enjoy a performance of Vivaldiā€™s Four Seasons in a beautiful Venetian church or stroll along the Grand Canal or eat in a restaurant on the lagoon with views towards the island of San Michele and Murano. You could even experience grand opera at La Fenice, Venice's famous opera house as some people did on the first trip.

I will offer to take you to 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, a most unusual bookshop, grand squares, peaceful squares, art galleries, beautiful shops and much more. We will be staying close to the ferry point for the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. For those wishing to sketch or paint I can provide tuition and take you to some of the favourite spots for artists as well as hidden gems.

The holiday will be self catering as the apartment has a smart, brand new, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room with integrated appliances as well as a formal dining room. Nearby are supermarkets and an excellent local wine shop where they refill litre bottles for only 2 euros and the fabulous Rialto Market is only a short walk away.

Cheap flights (not included) from Bristol, Gatwick or other UK airports to Venice Marco Polo.


Sketchbooks and watercolours are easiest to transport and carry around