We Love —
- Escape to Venice during for its iconic carnival in 2020 and enjoy included tickets to an exceptional Masquerade Party at the stunning Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal 4*!
- Complete with authentic and traditional interiors, a prime position overlooking the city's main waterway, and a range of inviting eateries where guests can indulge in style, this hotel is bound to impress.
- During their stay, our members will be accommodated in romantic Double Rooms, complete with a delicious daily breakfast, setting them up perfectly for a day of adventure.
Your Cultural Experience —
Let yourself be carried away by the magic of the Venice Carnival and its strange ability to make you feel in another dimension. Nobody will ask you who you are, but only who you would like to be.
When arriving at the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal, you will be welcomed by three characters from the Commedia dell’Arte. That great scoundrel of Arlecchino, the cunning Colombina, and the grumpy Pantalone will take you to your reserved table in the hotel foyer.
For these evenings, the hotel's chef Cosimo Gianpaolo has formulated some very special set menus that will involve the senses of taste, smell and sight. But, you will have to pay attention to Arlecchino who, always hungry, will hang around the tables. A tribute will be paid to the most classic aspect of the Venice Carnival, as the Dogaresse di Venezia will perform some pieces of Baroque music. The all-female instrumental quartet will be elegantly dressed in eighteenth-century Venetian costumes.
It doesn’t end here: between one course and another, there will be Burlesque breaks. Here are the three numbers that will be presented during the dinner for your entertainment:
VENICE CARNIVAL: The mystery will gradually make way to an explosion of joy: which mask of the Carnival is hidden behind the long cloak?
VESTIRELLO: a reverse striptease. A classic but ironic Burlesque show, with a surprise effect.
BEES AND FLOWERS: A Burlesque Baloon Dance where a mischievous bee buzzes and teases two little flowers, but … what goes around comes around!
From 22:30, the DJ set will provide you with a music selection that won’t give you a moment to catch a breath.
- Carnival Masquerade Party at the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal
- Four-course dinner with drinks included only during dinner (wine and water)
- Characters from the Commedia dell’Arte
- “Le Dogaresse di Venezia” baroque music quartet
- Burlesque Show
- DJ SET from 10:30 pm
The dress code for these events is a period costume or an evening gown with a mask and a cloak. On request, the hotel can sell a “Carnival Domino” - a bag containing:
- A satin cloak with a hood, made in Italy
- A hand-decorated mask of the Venice Carnival, produced in Venice
Buying the “Carnival Domino” is a great way to have a suitable costume for the party, to enjoy walking around the city disguised during the Carnival and, in addition, to be able to take a souvenir of your Venetian experience home.
More information regarding menus can be found here.
Your Destination —
Without doubt, St. Mark's Basilica stands as the city's most famous building. As one of the most important religious buildings in all of Northern Italy, this is a must-stop spot for guests in search of Venice's intricate artwork, ornate detail and fascinating Italian Byzantine architecture. Similarly surrounded by opulent design, St Mark's Square is the perfect introduction to Venice's lively streets, ideally located just across from the iconic Grand Canal.
In terms of activities in Venice, none are more important than a classic and quintessential gondola ride. Lay back, relax and soak up the timeless beauty of the city's canals for a uniquely Venetian experience that you're sure to remember.
Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal 4* —
The characteristic internal patio onto which some of the rooms look out is where guests can enjoy breakfast or relax, using it as a peaceful open-air lounge. The outstanding rooftop bar offers fantastic views over the city - a must for a romantic dinner or drinks.
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a stay in a Double Room.
Sleeps up to
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay.
A jewel of refined style in newly renovated surroundings, this elegant restaurant boasts innovative cuisine, as well as the familiar and much loved traditional recipes.
Early risers can sip an excellent espresso coffee accompanied by cakes and biscuits prepared daily by the Chef. Mid-morning, you can choose a quick snack, a fresh salad or an ice-cream. Before dinner, the barman is at your disposal to prepare wonderful local and international cocktails and aperitifs.
Top of the Carlton Sky Lounge & Restaurant
Enjoy cocktails in the clouds and Grand Canal-view dining at this stylish roof bar. Perched on the 4th floor of the Carlton Hotel, here, you can marvel at the impressive views from this spacious terrace, taking in both the ancient majesty of the Grand Canal and its noble palaces, and the modern Constitution bridge - the newest structure that pierces the motley Venice skyline full of domes, bell towers, arches and spires.
Choose from a multitude of cocktails, snacks and light dining while you sit and enjoy a romantic sunset or experience the gentle lapping of the Grand Canal waters as a gondola passes by.
Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.
Your Optional Excursions —
Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability.
Gondola ride in Venice
This tour is not a guided tour
This tour is a shared and non-private tour
Venice by boat - 1 or 2 days
Availability: Every day, English audioguide
Excursion to the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello
Availability: Everyday, in English
Walking Tour of Venice and Skip the Line Ticket for St. Mark's Basilica
Availability: Every day in French from April to October and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from November to March
Your Journey to the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal 4* —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: It may be possible to add private or shared transfers at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only - subject to availability).
For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.