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Departure K-Town: Venice Carnival

Peel back the mask and uncover the secrets of Venice during the legendary Carnival. From the marvels of St Mark’s Square to the exuberant crowds in full costume, Venice is a feast for the senses!

Let us handle the details

  • Private Transportation
  • Experienced Trip Leader
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Local Tour Guide

Trip Includes

• Round-trip direct bus transportation
• Parking lot in Kaiserslautern
• Breakfast buffet
• Guided sightseeing tour with tour guide
• Explore Europe Trip Leader
• Guaranteed departure

Your trip highlights

• Carnival is one of Italy’s liveliest traditions
• You’ll discover Venice, perhaps the most unique city on earth
• Visit the old artisan quarters of the Rialto area
• Fresh mortadella, tortellini, traditional Italian pizza

Day 1 (Friday March 1, 2019)
Depart at 08:00 pm from Kaiserslautern and travel along the highway by bus to Venice in Italy.

Day 2 (Saturday March 2, 2019)
Welcome to Venice, the city built on water! After an included breakfast buffet spend the morning discovering the most important sights of Venice on a 3-hour tour with a tour guide, before spending the lunchtime and evening at your leisure at the Carnival of Venice! In the evening (at 9:00 pm), travel back overnight Saturday to arrive Sunday morning in Kaiserslautern.

Day 3 (Sunday March 3, 2019)
Arrive in Kaiserlautern around 8:30 am

 

Meeting point for the start of the trip: Your trip starts and finishes in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Address: Daennerplatz, 67657 Kaiserslautern (free to park for our passengers)

 

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IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PASSPORTS: A valid tourist passport is required for this trip. Please make sure that you are traveling with the appropriate passport.

 

 

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Meeting point for the start of the tripYour trip starts and finishes in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Address: Daennerplatz, 67657 Kaiserslautern (free to park for our passengers)

Passport and Visa Requirements
A tourist passport is required for all trips outside of Germany.

Important passport rules are as follows:
If you have a passport with a SOFA stamp on any page (a “No-Fee” passport), you are provided permission to reside in Germany, NOT to travel outside of Germany. You have to have a tourist passport in addition to the SOFA/”No-Fee” passport to travel outside of Germany. You cannot travel with a RED Official passport as that is used only for the purpose of a mission or deployment. If you have a passport with a detachable SOFA card clipped inside, it is acceptable to travel with as that was issued originally as a tourist passport. If you are not sure: a tourist passport will be BLUE and will be valid for 10 years for adults. It cannot contain a SOFA stamp on any page or it is not acceptable. A child’s tourist passport (under 15 years of age) is valid for 5 years, but will not have a SOFA stamp in it anywhere. All of this information has been verified to be correct with the Grafenwoehr Passport Office.

Baggage Allowance
Each adult is entitled to one luggage and one personal item. Luggage should be able to be stored below the bus and the personal item should contain whatever you might need on the bus. Pillows and blankets do not count for the personal item. If you have additional items such as strollers, carseats, etc. please send us a message to make those arrangements.

Clothing and Packing Tips
Light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights is essential for your tour. A sun hat, sunglasses and a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers are recommended for sightseeing. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any eventuality—a lightweight sports jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. If you plan to visit an especially elegant restaurant or attend the opera or theater, you will probably feel more comfortable in something more formal. Also, remember that it is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Health
There are no major health risks when traveling to Italy. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or health-care provider for the latest updates.

Cuisine
On your tour, try those less familiar pasta sauces and the vast range of cured hams, cheeses, rustic breads and desserts available. Venice and the surrounding region is known for its hearty risotto and creamy polenta, each often accented with cured meat and savory mushrooms.

Transportation
Included transportation on this tour is by bus. Most of the destinations on tour are best explored on foot.

Currency
The Euro is the currency you will be using on your tour. We advise that you take a combination of bank/ATM cards, credit cards and traveler’s checks, which can be exchanged for cash at local banks, as needed. We suggest informing your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so they don’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges. Please note: With the conversion to the Euro, it has been increasingly difficult to exchange traveler’s checks outside Europe’s major cities—both at banks and shops—and they often attract higher fees.

Tipping
At the conclusion of your trip, it’s customary to offer your Trip Leader a gratuity. We recommend tipping €1-2 per person per day for your Trip Leader. Tips can only be paid in cash.

Travel Insurance
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