Il Ballo del Doge ¦ Venice Carnival

Il Ballo del Doge 2017 **SOLD OUT**

23rd to 26th February 2017

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Attend Il Ballo del Doge, one of Italy's most prestigious events and voted one of the top 10 things to do in a lifetime.

Il Ballo del Doge will be celebrating its 24th birthday in 2017. Set in the exquisite, historical, Palazzo Pisani Moretta, all three floors will be perfectly themed.

You will want to wear your costume throughout your break and have several opportunities to promenade through Venice; a magical experience in its own right.

Sample itinerary

Day 1 – 23rd February 2017

Fly to Venice, Watertaxi Transfer to hotel and Gourmet Dinner

Fly to Venice where your meet & greet watertaxi transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel.

Staying at 5 star Hotel Metropole conveniently located just along from St Mark's Square, this hotel is perfect for carnival. With fine dining, incense and its high level of design, you are sure to already feel transported into the carnival atmosphere!

This evening immerse yourself in that other Venetian delicacy – the sumptuous cuisine. A 5 course tasting menu prepared by The Met Restaurant's Michelin Star Chef. This evening you will have the choice of 2 menus – either traditional or contemporary style. Both promise to awaken all your senses!

Day 2 – 24th February 2017

Costume Fitting Appointment

After breakfast, you have an appointment for your costume fitting at Hotel Bauer where Antonia Sautter has based her Atelier for the Carnival. Antonia runs one of the most prestigious Atelier's in Venice, and with their assistance you will leave Hotel Bauer looking and feeling truly special. Antonia’s creations are a feast for the eyes.

If your costume fits you will be able to take it away at once. If not it will be delivered to your hotel.

Sample a cappuccino at Cafe Florian and promenade in your intricately designed costume as the tourists flock to take your photos. This is truly an experience to savour!

Day 3 – 25th February 2017

Promenade in Historical Costume and Attend World Famous Il Ballo del Doge

This morning dressed like a Venetian noble, do as the locals do and promenade around Venice in your historical costume. This really is a highlight as Venice becomes alive with colour and style as everyone in their masked finery takes to the streets. 

This extended costume hire is only available exclusively to our clients and from personal experience we highly recommend you take as much opportunity as possible to promenade. You will feel wonderful! You will be able to witness other amazing costumes, whilst locals and tourists alike take photos of you in all your finery.

Today pick up your highly personal Ball invitations hand crafted by Antonia Sautter.

This evening a watertaxi transfer will take you to the Palazzo Pisani Moretta, the setting for this world famous, exclusive carnival ball. Leave reality behind as you step into a fairytale world. Welcoming you through the doors could be dancers, singers, jesters, musicians, acrobats and fire-eaters. 

Waiters in historical livery will bring you each of your delicious courses and entertainment will be plentiful all through the night. Take to the dance floor incognito where for the evening you can be whoever you want. 

We offer you the choice of two levels of tickets:

VIP - The VIP Guests arrive at 8.30pm to entertainment and music. After a welcome glass of champagne you will be invited upstairs to the top floor rooms to dine by candlelight in a beautifully themed room, with an exclusive VIP only lounge. You will be seated at dinner by the private open bar, and be able to enjoy the themed spectacular entertainment during the sumptuous dinner. As there will be a maximum of 50 VIP people around 5 tables these will sell out very quickly. 

Super VIP - The Super VIP Guests arrive at 8.30pm, the same as the VIP guests, however, they are seated very near to the stage so can see everything taking place in front of them without the need to move nearer. As there will be a maximum of 50 VIP people around 5 tables these will sell out very quickly. 

Take to the dance floor once more for the disco and bar which will complete the evening running through to around 2.30-3am. 

We recommend after dinner you promenade in each of the noble rooms to see the beautiful rooms, deccorations and costumes everyone is wearing.

For a taster from previous balls click the arrow on the first photo.

Day 4 – 26th February 2017

Return Costume and at Leisure until Airport Watertaxi Transfer to the airport for flight home

Enjoy breakfast before returning your costume to the Atelier. Your watertaxi transfer will take you to the airport for your flight home, after your Il Ballo del Doge Carnival Ball.

ALL packages include:

  • Flights
  • Transfers (one way only on the evening of Il Ballo del Doge)
  • Costume Hire for your break
  • Il Ballo Del Doge 'VIP Level' tickets
  • 1 Gourmet Meal at Metropole 
  • 3 nights' Bed & Breakfast at Hotel Metropole
  • Your ATOL insurance protection

Price per person: SOLD OUT

Upgrade from VIP Level ball tickets to Super VIP: SOLD OUT per person

Please note that there has been a recently implemented Government initiated Tourist City Tax in Venice. This tax means that all tourists staying in a hotel in the city must pay an additional charge of 5 euros per person per night upon departure. This is payable locally by yourselves.

Prices are based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room.  All prices are quoted FROM and were correct at publication (3rd July 2016). Please call to discuss your requirements. Flights included in price shown above are from Gatwick. Other departure airports may attract a surcharge.

Departure airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Luton for direct flights


Metropole Hotel 5*

Room Type and Board: Double Classic Bed & Breakfast
Number of Nights: 3

The Hotel Metropole is located in the heart of Venice, overlooking San Marco basin and only 400 metres from St Marks Square. Generous windows offer a scenic view of San Giorgio.

Bedrooms are elegantly furnished with original period furniture, precious velvets, old books and silver chandeliers. 

The Michelin starred restaurant of Chef Corrado Fasolato, considered one of the top twenty Italian chefs, provides an interpretation of the local cuisine. The service is attentive, yet discreet.  

Please note these rooms do not have a lagoon view.

Westin Europa & Regina 5*

The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice, is centrally located in Corte Barozzi, overlooking the Grand Canal and in the most exclusive shopping district in Venice. The hotel is just a short walk from the La Fenice Opera House and St. Mark's Square.

The hotel offers traditional beauty combined with contemporary conveniences. 

Each of the five magnificently restored historic buildings date from the 17th to 19th centuries. 

Enjoy cuisine at the waterside Restaurant or simply sit on the Grand Canal Terrace and breathe in the local atmosphere.

Please note - all accommodation is subject to availability. If we are unable to book one of the above options we will offer an alternative, prior to booking.  

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