City of Bridges or City of Masks—Venice, with its various nicknames and ornate islands, wears many stylish hats. Where else can you go from nostalgic gondola ride to avant-garde art event? The splendour of elegant architecture floating on a lagoon has inspired Baroque concertos, masked carnivals and epic operas. Wash down the waterfront grandeur at a local bacaro with cicchetti and prosecco.

Book your trip

Visit Venice: get started

Start at Piazza San Marco to see top Venice sights like St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace. Hop on the vaporetto (water bus) or a gondola to glide on the famous Venice canals. Time your visit with the Venice Biennale for contemporary art or the Carnival of Venice for fancy balls. Enjoy a stay at the best Venice hotels with our flight and hotel packages!

VENICE TRAVEL GUIDE

Venice
DESTINATION FACTS

Language

Italian

What to eat

Cicchetti (small appetizers), seafood like fried sardines, and Venetian doughnuts during Carnival. See our breakdown of Italian cuisine by region here! 

What to bring back

A Venetian mask, handmade Murano glass objects, Prosecco (this is its birthplace), a gondolier’s hat, art books from the Biennale headquarters and Burano lace.

Fun Fact

Located in the Venetian Lagoon that was formed about 7,000 years ago, Venice is actually comprised of 118 small islands split by 177 canals and linked by about 400 bridges. The city was founded by Roman refugees fleeing nearby towns during the fall of the Roman Empire

Important Info

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
Italy-Blog_Italy-Foodie-Guide.jpg
ITALIAN FOOD BY REGION
Cruise_450x155.jpg
CRUISE FROM VENICE
On your horizon: nautical bliss when you set sail from Venice!

VENICE ITINERARIES*

Eastern Mediterranean: 3 to 23-night itineraries including stops like Sicily, Turkey, Croatia and more.
Greece: 7 to 23-night itineraries include stops like Athens, Santorini, Corfu, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes and more.

CRUISE LINES

The following cruise lines depart from Venice: Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.

HOW TO BOOK

Cruise on over here for our latest sea-bound deals and more info on how to book a Venice cruise.


EXPERIENCE GUIDED & NON-GUIDED TOURS