Enjoy a spectacular Venetian Masked Ball full of entertainment and dance in the magnificent Palazzo Pisani Moretta on the Grand Canal.
This short break includes 3 nights accommodation, VIP tickets to the Mascheranda Masked Ball and your traditional, historical, costume hire.
Fly to Venice and your meet & greet transfer will take you by watertaxi to your hotel. This is vital as Venice is very busy at carnival time and having a representative assist you with your luggage to your boat saves time!
Hotel Metropole is a 5 star hotel located just along from St Mark's Square. It overlooks the lagoon and is perfect for the carnival season, with inviting aromas from the incense sticks, through to its stylish classical rooms. We have a selection of rooms, some of which overlook the lagoon.
Rest of day at leisure.
This morning attend your appointment with the Atelier for your costume fitting. From the Atelier’s online catalogue you will have pre-selected your costume beforehand, so this appointment ensures everything fits and is comfortable. These fittings are limited to 4 people at any one time to ensure you have a high level of personal level of service and feel truly special.
Once 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. Enjoy the tourists taking photos of you looking your best. Whilst promenading, why not treat yourself to a glass of Champagne at Westin Europa & Regina or at The Monaco, both overlooking the Grand Canal.
This evening you have a gourmet tasting dinner prepared by the Michelin Star Chef at the Met Restaurant, conveniently located within Hotel Metropole. Sample many wonderful authentic Venetian dishes.
After breakfast, enjoy some more time promenading in your historical costume.
This evening you will be transferred by watertaxi to the Palazzo Pisani Moretta, which houses the Mascheranda Ball. From all the masked balls on offer, this is the ball most resembling an 18th century Baroque celebration.
A welcome aperitif will meet you as you enter the Main Saloon, before you enter the Noble Floor, where the frescoes are awe inspiring.
Enjoy a traditional gala dinner on the Noble Floor.
The entertainment includes live classical music by the Baroque Quartet, before you help judge the winner of the "Casanova of the Year" award and participate in the "School of Historical Dances" with the Master of Ceremony, who will teach you the main steps. There will also be palmists, belly dancers, fortune tellers and magicians to entertain you. The evening will quickly while away.
After dinner there is a open bar, and you can choose between traditional dancing or the disco and DJ downstairs with further live performances to entertain you. The ball closes at around 2.30am.
Wander back to your hotel after a night living like a Venetian!
Breakfast and return your costume to the Atelier.
At leisure until your airport watertaxi transfer for your flight home after your Mascheranda Ball Short Break.
- 3 nights' accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Metropole
- 2 days' costume hire
- Airport-hotel transfers
- Mascheranda Ball ticket, including water taxi transfer to the Ball
Price, per person, from £2,045
Price is based on two people sharing twin or double accommodation.
Departure airports: Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Stansted and Edinburgh only for direct flights
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 the island of San Giorgio.
Bedrooms are elegantly furnished with original period furniture, precious velvets, old books and silver chandeliers.
The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice is centrally located in Corte Barozzi. The hotel overlooks the Grand Canal and is in the most exclusive shopping district in Venice. It 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.