Venice Luxury Holidays

The City of Bridges

Explore the canals and islands of this Italian cultural behemoth

There are few places in the world as iconic as Venice

Venice is undoubtedly one of the most romantic and beguiling places in the world. Water is of course its dominant feature, with 100 canals and 400 bridges linking the islands on which the city is built. A culture-lover’s paradise, it has numerous historical monuments, museums, churches and art galleries. Our 5 star hotels in Venice are the ideal base from which to explore this elegant city.

The Orient Express

One of the best ways to start luxury holidays in Venice is with a trip on the Orient Express from London, made famous by the Agatha Christie novel. The art deco interior of the carriages will transport you back to a more glamorous, bygone era and ensure that you arrive in style.

Eating and drinking in Venice

The garden islands and aquaculture of the area surrounding Venice means that there’s an abundance of fresh fish and vegetables served throughout the city. Dine in one of the canalside bistros and enjoy lavish seafood banquets and traditional pasta dishes with lovely views of the water. If you’re looking for a snack, the city has many eateries serving various cicheti dishes, which are similar to Spanish tapas. Accompany your meal with a glass of sparkling prosecco - the city’s favourite alcoholic beverage.

The art of Venice

To see some of the world’s best art and architecture, head to the famous central square, Piazza San Marco. Here, you can marvel at the great St. Mark’s Basilica and head up the bell tower for fantastic views across the city. The sun-kissed square also houses a variety of restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or bite to eat and spend the afternoon people-watching.

Away from the busy Piazza San Marco, there are many other treasures to see. Art-lovers should head to the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni to see the huge painting by Carpaccio of St. George and the Dragon. More fine art can be seen in the Church of Madonna dell’Orto, which houses celebrated paintings such as Cima’s Saint John the Baptist with Other Saints.

The Academia is perhaps the best museum in Venice and is home to Bellini’s San Giobbe altarpiece.

Gondolas and boats

With no roads, the only way to get around Venice is by boat. A ride in a gondola can be a romantic experience for couples, but it also offers a charming way to see the sights of the city. There are also public ferries and taxi boats that transport passengers to various destinations.

If you fancy a change of scenery, hop on board a yacht which will take you to the nearby lagoons and islands. You can even stay on the boat overnight if you want more time to explore.

The ultimate holiday

At Azure, we offer a range of luxury hotels in Venice. We want to make sure you experience the ultimate holiday, which is why each one has been handpicked for its top-class comfort, service and location.  

To find out more about our high quality accommodation and lavish holiday packages in Venice, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

where to stay


We work with a range of hotels throughout the region, and our specialists can ensure you pick the perfect place for you to stay during your holiday. Below is a snapshot of some of the properties we love, but this list isn't exhaustive, so if you want any more advice and full details of all the hotels we work, with please don't hesitate to contact us on 01244 322770.

  1. Ca' di Dio

    Ca' di Dio

    A romantic resort in the most romantic destination, Ca’ di Dio is located at the entrance of the Arsenale area, the city’s design district, where art and architecture meet.
  2. Heureka Hotel

    Heureka Hotel

    The breathtakingly beautiful Heureka Hotel stands in one of the most lively districts of Venice and encapsulates the spirit of this ancient city and the magic of a 16th century Palazzo while also offering all the comforts of a contemporary boutique hotel.
  3. St. Regis Venice

    St. Regis Venice

    Avant-garde in outlook and design, The St. Regis Venice merges striking, modern interiors with its historic provenance as the best address in the city. Flanked by the Grand Canal with views across iconic landmarks, the hotel has stood in this privileged position for over a century and a half.
  4. L'Orologio Venezia

    L'Orologio Venezia


    Hotel L'Orologio Venezia is ideally situated next to Venice’s Grand Canal, and is just a short walk to the famous Rialto Bridge. If you’re looking to experience the glamour and traditions of this beautiful city in high-end accommodation, with all the modern amenities you could desire, this hotel is the perfect choice for you.

  5. Venice Simplon-Orient Express

    Venice Simplon-Orient Express

    The Venice Simplon-Orient Express is an iconic train known for its art deco design and luxury service. Taking passengers from London to Venice, a trip on this glamorous train will transport you back in time to the golden age of travel.
  6. The Gritti Palace, Venice

    The Gritti Palace, Venice

    Located next to Venice’s Grand Canal, The Gritti Palace is a historic hotel offering luxury accommodation and top-class service.
  7. Sina Centurion Palace

    Sina Centurion Palace

    Overlooking Venice’s famous Grand Canal, the 5 star Sina Centurion Palace has a marvellous Gothic façade with a contemporary, luxurious interior. With a prime location, first-class accommodation and superb facilities, it’s easy to understand why it was voted the Best Waterside Hotel in the Condé Nast Johansens 2018 awards
  8. Palazzo Giovanelli

    Palazzo Giovanelli

    If you’re looking for an elegant hotel in the heart of Venice that offers luxurious comfort and supreme hospitality, Palazzo Giovanelli ticks all the right boxes. Ideally located, the hotel overlooks the Grand Canal, next to San Stae church and near to the famous St. Mark's Square. The building dates back to the 1500s and has a long history of housing notable guests, including Mozart and Frederick Christian IV, the King of Denmark.

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A former 12th century Venetian Palazzo, Baglioni Hotel Luna is the oldest hotel in Venice. Situated near the San Giorgio Island and the San Marco Basin, this grand hotel offers magnificent views, lavish accommodation and first-class facilities.

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