The Carnival in Venice has been capturing people’s imagination since the 14th Century. There is something alien and fascinating about the masked city. It is as much scary as liberating, and the Venecians are simply the best at it.
airport shuttle + water taxi transfer
2 nights accommodation with breakfast
2.5h mask decorating workshop,
Venice Carnival Cruise Party (with dinner buffet)
Outlandish costumes, dazzling masks, a rainbow of colours, this simply must be on your bucket lists. I know it has been on mine for as long as I can remember. So let’s stop waiting for the life to happen and just do it! Whether you want to party or just wander through the crowds and take photos, we will make sure we have enough time for both. 🙂
Price structure: Here at CKAC, we know how hard it can be to save money for that dream adventure, so that’s why we offer a deposit scheme on most of our trips. The idea is that you can pay an initial deposit for your chosen event or trip, in order to reserve your spot, but you are still left with the remainder of the payment, to pay at your own convenience, allowing you more time to save.
*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email us on email@example.com once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the flights before purchasing them.
Free walking tour of Venice, can be booked here: http://freetourvenice.com/ or here: http://www.venicefreewalkingtour.com/wordpress_freetour/.
Overview of Venice and Gondola Ride – can be booked here: http://www.localvenicetours.com/venice-gondola-rides
DISCLAIMER and T&Cs:
By signing up to this event you confirm that you have read and consented to our terms and conditions (click to download) and waiver (click to download). You will also email signed copy of both to us on firstname.lastname@example.org 3 days of making the payment for the event and no later than 3 days before the event. You also agree to a ‘no refund’ policy.
INSURANCE: You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance and make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and activities you will be participating in. In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.
Trip itinerary (subject to change):
Day one (Friday ):
Arrival, immigration, luggage pick up
Walking to the water taxis
Airport shuttle + water taxi transport from the airport to the hotel (included).
Day two (Saturday – Day of Carnival in Venice)
Breakfast at the hostel (included)
09.30am – 12noon Mask Workshop (included)-2,5 hours
Firstly, our teachers will give us wonderful presentation on the history of masks in Venetian culture.
They will show models of the different stages of the creation of a mask, from the clay sculpture up to the finished piece, along with an introduction to the different materials used in the process. Additionally, they will show a real example of a Moretta whilst explaining its original use and the context behind it.
You will be able to choose your own mask and preferred decoration technique. There are around 60 models to choose from, many categories for people to choose, from traditional to fantasy, for men or for women, for adults or for children, etc. All of which are handmade out of papier-mâché. Each individual is then able to decorate his own mask however they wish, using his own creativity and freedom of expression.
Each individual is then able to decorate his own mask however they wish, using his own creativity and freedom of expression.
We show models of the different stages of the creation of a mask, from the clay sculpture up to the finished piece, along with an introduction to the different materials used in the process.
At the end of the course, each participant will take home his decorated mask in a plastic bag.
12noon – Lunch
Prepare and dress up for the Carnival Cruise Party, last minute masks shopping
19:00 – 20:00 walk to the cruise starting point (we don’t want to be late!)
20:00 – Venice Carnival Party Cruise
The big event of the weekend – an exclusive evening on board of the Venetian Galleon
A not-to-be-missed appointment for an exclusive evening on board the Venetian Galleon during Carnival: a unique occasion to live the craziest night of the year in the charming and fascinating atmosphere of a boat of other times.
Please let us know if you are vegetarian.
After a toast with the crew on board, the Galleon will slowly start sailing towards the north part of the lagoon sailing along the islands of Murano, Burano, Torcello and offering a charming panoramic view while on board you can taste the Great Carnival buffet with all the specialties prepared with care by our Chef on board.
We will sail towards Sant’Erasmo and San Francesco del Deserto, two small and enchanting islands where time seems to have stopped, and then we will head towards Venice where, once finished dinner, we will stop for a nice promenade in Saint Mark’s square where you will be captured by the elegant magic of the most ancient Carnival of the world.
Once again on board, we will continue the party with carnival trumpets, frittelle, streamers, confetti, galani and a lot of fun until the moment of disembarkation.
20:00 Embarkation of guests in Venice – Welcome aperitif while sailing towards Fusina
21:00 Start buffet dinner (incl. Aperitif, Buffet and Dessert) while sailing to the north part of the lagoon: Murano, Burano, Torcello, Sant’Erasmo, San Francesco del Deserto…
22:45 At the end of the dinner, stop in Venice for a nice evening walk
23:45 Re-embarcation of guests and toast in front of St Mark’s Square
01:00am Disembarkation of guests in Venice return to hostel
Day three (Sunday)
On Sunday, most Venetians are recovering from the evening before – as are we I suspect 😉
Optional Gondola Tour begins at Santa Maria del Giglio Gondola Park, next to the Hotel Gritti Palace, which is a 15 minute walk from our hostel (please make sure you book in advance)
Free time for those not joining the walking tour to wander around the labyrinth-like streets of Venice and discover the city on your own. Promenade in costume and/or masks you have purchased and watch the parade of costumed characters, and the streets are full of entertainment and food stalls free for the public.
Transfer to the airport
Venice Marco Polo to London Gatwick
Please note that unless the event is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section
Please note that we may need to contact you from time to time with important information via email. If you have booked a trip or an event with us, please ensure that you provide us with an up-to-date email address* and check your inbox regularly for any important updates, as you may miss out on critical information ( such as change of venue, time changes, etc.) or might end up missing out on the event altogether! Please note that we will not be able to process any refunds, should this happen.
We also ask that you add our email address, email@example.com, to your contact list, in order to ensure that any vital information we send to you, doesn’t get sent to your spam or junk inbox. For further information please refer to section 2.3 of our Term & Conditions.
*Please provide us with these details at least 2 working days before the event and during our office hours.