from Austria to Italy…

through the history of Trieste, Aquileia and Venice

A journey through time from the days of the Romans to the maritime history of Trieste and its role as Austria’s Mediterranean seaport. Then across the Veneto region via Aquileia, for spectacular Roman mosaics and remains, to Venice and the unique city marooned between land and sea…

Departure Dates: 01-08 April 2023 and 14-21 October 2023


This unique and fascinating journey includes: 

  • 7 nights accommodation in good quality hotels
  • Trieste (4 nts) / Venice (3 nts)
  • Small, boutique, 3star hotel in Trieste and 4star (superior) hotel in Venice
  • All rooms are double for single occupancy
  • Welcome Drinks Party with prosecco and canapes
  • Generous buffet-style breakfast daily
  • Two meals a day included, either breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner
  • 2 x Lunches typically two courses including a glass of wine
  • 5 x Dinners 3courses including 2 glasses of wine
  • All restaurants are carefully selected and good quality
  • In Venice, a very special lunch is included at the fabulous Da Romano Trattoria
  • Da Romano will soon feature in #SearchingforItaly on CNN TV in America

Transport, sightseeing, guides

  • All transportation during the programme in comfortable minivans
  • Friendly and competent drivers for all transportation services
  • Competent and friendly tour manager (guide) to coordinate and lead trip
  • All visits listed in the itinerary including entrance fees
  • Local guides in Trieste, Miramare and Duino
  • Expert lecturer in Venice and Aquileia
  • Boat trip to Muggia, near Trieste for a visit
  • Wine tasting and tasting platters in Friuli with local wine degustazione
  • Private tour of Lagoon of Venice with visits to Torcello and Burano
  • 2 x Walking Tours of Venice with Janet, discovering my ‘hidden gems’

Special activities

  • A private boat tour of the Lagoon of Venice including visits to Burano and Torcello with lunch at the fabulous Da Romano Ristorante
  • Visit to Miramare Castle and then to Duino Castle with Danika (our local guide)
  • Friuli Wine Tasting with a selection of fine wines and matched sharing platters
  • Special visit to Revoltella Museum, Trieste to discover an exceptional art gallery
  • Shopping opportunities in Trieste and Venice including locally made artisan items
  • Several out-of-the-way visits in Venice usually overlooked by visitors
  • All Italian services coordinated by myself and our local guides in Italy.


The programme cost:

  • Euros € 4200 pp / GBP 3800 pp / A. Nascosto, Trieste + Monaco Grand, Venice
  • Euros € 3900 pp / GBP 3550  pp / A. Nascosto, Trieste + La Calcina, Venice
  • Euros €  250 per night to upgrade to Junior Suite at Monaco & Grand
  • Special bonus pricing for bookings before 31st January 2023
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What our clients have said…

“We can’t thank you enough. A perfect blend of culture and leisure time. The food and guided tours were brilliant and we even had a gondola ride. The hotel was lovely and they upgraded us to a suite. What a fabulous holiday.”

CT & friends (Banbury)

The quality of service provided by Grand Tourist is second to none!

DFR & LMK (Stockholm and London) – May 2016

‘I’m at a loss for words – the knowledge and expertise that you have helped me enormously on my recent driving trip through Italy’