Signature Venice & The Lakes

Embark on an unforgettable 11-night journey with superior accommodations and luxurious travel aboard a private, air-conditioned coach.  Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Italy with visits to iconic landmarks such as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the magnificent Duomo of Milan. Indulge in the beauty of Venice with private boat tours. Delight your senses with 2 immersive cooking classes, offering hands-on experiences with authentic Italian cuisine. Explore the serene Certosia di Pavia Monastery and marvel at the grandeur of St. Mark’s Basilica. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Rialto Market and witness the artistry of glass blowing with a fascinating factory tour. Culminate your journey with a tantalizing Venice food tour, sampling local delicacies and flavors. Your adventure concludes with seamless airport transfers and the expert guidance of an English-speaking guide throughout your exploration.

INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10 Nights superior accommodations
  • Transportation by private, luxury air-conditioned coach
  • 11 Breakfasts,2  lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Visit to Duomo of Milan
  • Visit to Villa Carlotta
  • Pasta Cooking Class
  • Visit Certosia di Pavia Monastery
  • Visit St. Marks Basilica
  • Visit the Realto Market
  • Glass Blowing Workshop
  • Boat Excursion to Portifino and San Fruttuoso
  • Venice food tour with tastings
  • Airport Transfers
  • English-speaking guide
  • Women’s Travel Club Tour Host

ITINERARY

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited, and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

IMPORTANT DETAILS & PRICING

Rates

Double Occupancy: $10,489 CAD per person (sharing a room)
Single Occupancy: $12,789 CAD per person (your own room) 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don’t have a roommate, we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and is subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fee.

Payment Schedule
Payment of $500 is due at time of booking.
Final payment due – January 25, 2025

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change based on availability.

Activity Level

Low-Moderate Activity
There are a couple of walking tours. You should be able to walk comfortably for a few hours at a relaxed pace with stops. Some of the terrain may be uneven.

Group Size

Minimum: 8 members
Maximum: 18 members

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Visa and passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If, during the tour, you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate, you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore, you may want to consider getting your own single room.

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible or refundable air tickets when possible.

Arrive to Milan Malpensa International Airport (MXP) at any time on or before the first day of the tour.
Depart from Venice Marco Polo International Airport (VCE) anytime on the last day of the tour.

If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour, please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk will work with you to arrange the best options.
Our flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST per tour.
Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out-of-country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote

ACCOMMODATIONS

WorldHotel Cristoforo Colombo

The hotel is a true refuge away from the frenzy of the city, an oasis of serenity where you can regenerate in complete harmony. The entire property is equipped with free WiFi.

The 120 rooms and suites, all recently renovated and completely cared for, are designed to offer maximum relaxation. Upon entering, you will be immersed in an atmosphere of tranquility, elegance, pampered by high quality services and comforts, and you will be able to appreciate the warm and sober style and design.

Hotel Centrale

Hotel Centrale is a boutique hotel with retro-chic style, once the oldest inn in Cernobbio before being transformed into a villa. Situated in downtown Cernobbio, it is in close proximity to the renowned Villa d’Este and Villa Erba, just 50 meters from the lakefront and the historic Liberty Pier, and 1 km from the A9 Como-Chiasso motorway exit. It is also conveniently located a short distance from the city of Como and the Swiss border, and just 40 minutes from Milan Malpensa Airport.

The hotel boasts 37 rooms, including a spacious Superior Suite with 2 bedrooms, with comfortable and luminous interiors featuring elegant furnishings. Guests can enjoy a dedicated room for buffet breakfasts, a lounge bar, and an outdoor terrace. Lake Como is a popular destination for cyclists, and the hotel offers free city bikes, making it easy to explore the area’s many cycling routes.

Breakfast is served daily from 07:00 am to 10:30 am, offering a wide range of sweet and savory products. The outdoor terrace, shaded by centuries-old trees, provides a perfect setting to start the day with breakfast or unwind after a long journey, perhaps with a good book or a refreshing drink.

Hotel Continental

The Continental stands out as one of the most sought-after hotels along the Italian Riviera. Its prime location makes it an ideal destination for a tranquil getaway in a captivating resort. Guests can explore the renowned town of Portofino, and the ultra-modern Genoa Aquarium, and fully immerse themselves in the allure of the Cinque Terre. In Liguria, a wealth of culture, events, delectable cuisine, medieval villages, and more await visitors.

Indulge in fine dining at the panoramic restaurant, which boasts a spacious terrace offering breathtaking views of the Gulf of Tigullio and the promontory Santa Margherita. Guests can observe the chef in action as he crafts an array of gourmet dishes, reinterpreting ancient Ligurian recipes.

For a taste of authentic Ligurian cuisine, La Grigoa presents a dining experience right by the sea, featuring traditional dishes prepared in the distinctive Ligurian style. The sunlit, refined ambiance, complemented by expansive windows showcasing sea views from every angle, creates an inviting atmosphere.

The hotel’s wellness and beauty center provides a sanctuary for achieving natural harmony of mind and body, offering expert massages, rejuvenating body scrubs, Shiatsu massage, candlelit treatments, and stress-relieving therapies.

For fitness enthusiasts, the hotel features a bright and panoramic gym equipped with state-of-the-art Technogym facilities.

Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s private beach, where the sunny shores and serene waters create an idyllic setting for sunbathing and swimming. The beach boasts a “natural pool” near Punta Pagana and a stunning beach restaurant, enhancing the overall experience of relaxation and luxury.

 

 

NH Venezia Santa Lucia

The 4* NH Venezia Santa Lucia hotel (previously known as Hotel Bellini) is conveniently located on the Grand Canal of Venice, right in front of the beautiful Ponte degli Scalzi bridge and the vaporetto stop “Ferrovia”. Just moments from the Santa Lucia railway station, the hotel offers an ideal base from which to explore the sights of the city.

NH Venezia Santa Lucia has finished an extensive renovation of all public areas and rooms and is now proudly welcoming guests with a new, stylish, design. The refurbishment has preserved the “Venetian” atmosphere of the hotel and the original architectural elements, adding comfort and modern touches to enhance guest experience following NH Hotels International standards.

**Occasionally, due to situations beyond our control, specific hotels may change. Any accommodation changes will be to a similar hotel.

FAQ's

Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend.

A tourist visa is not required for both US and Canadian Citizens.

The weather in May in Venice will be highs of 21°C (70°F), with minimum temperatures being around 12°C (54°F)

May 04 - May 14 2025

Tour Level: Signature Tours,
Tour Type: Sightseeing Tours,
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