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Venice Carnival 2023 Hotel Ticket Packages

Prime Last Weekend 2023 Dates: February 16, 17, 18, 19

Experience Venice Carnival 2023 with our own exclusive hotel ticket packages providing a selection of hotels, parties and your historical costume. Start with the original Essence of Carnival for a special afternoon on Friday February 17, providing a Cocktail and Buffet Lunch reception in a private palazzo on Grand Canal, which is followed by the only Gondola tour in costume to Piazza San Marco for a chance to create some excitement with our own Parade of Costumes. Several packages and additional parties are available, including our own Hearts & Dreams Ball dinner/dance on the evening of Saturday, February 18 and the Venetian Reflections Grand Ball on Sunday evening February 19, offering a full Gala costume dinner party complete with an array of entertainment, contests and dancing.

Prices are based on the combination of selected package (options below) and your desired hotel.

Hotels can be selected on the respective reservation page for each package. Hotel descriptions are also provided in the tab below.

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Essence Package

4 days / 3 nights from Euro 1.700,00 per person

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  •    4 days / 3 nights w/ choice of hotel; daily breakfast and VAT
  •    Costume Rental One Day – w/ Private Fitting in Venice
  •   Essence Lunch Reception: Grand Canal Palazzo
  •        Musical Entertainment during the lunch reception
  •        Gondola Tour/Parade in Costume to Piazza San Marco
  •        San Marco Costume Parade
  •    Transfers to/from the party as needed
  •    Costume return service
  •    On-site Support

Priced from Euro 1.700,00 per person, double occupancy

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Reflections Package

5 days / 4 nights from Euro 3.200,00 per person

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  •    5 days / 4 nights w/ choice of hotel; daily breakfast and VAT
  •    Costume Rental 3 Days – w/ Private Fitting in Venice
  •   Essence Lunch Reception: Grand Canal Palazzo
  •        Musical Entertainment during the lunch reception
  •        Gondola Tour/Parade in Costume to Piazza San Marco
  •        San Marco Costume Parade
  •    Venetian Reflections Gala Ball: Palazzo Labia
  •        VIP Table w/ Dinner + Entertainment + Dancing
  •    Transfers to/from the respective parties as needed
  •    Costume return service
  •    On-site Support

Priced from Euro 3.200,00 per person, double occupancy

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Dreams Package

4 days / 3 nights from Euro 2.370,00 per person

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  •    4 days / 3 nights w/ choice of hotel; daily breakfast and VAT
  •    Costume Rental 2 Days – w/ Private Fitting in Venice
  •   Essence Lunch Reception: Grand Canal Palazzo
  •        Musical Entertainment during the lunch reception
  •        Gondola Tour/Parade in Costume to Piazza San Marco
  •        San Marco Costume Parade
  •    Hearts & Dreams Ball: Private Palazzo
  •        Full Dinner + Entertainment + Historical Dancing
  •    Transfers to/from the respective parties as needed
  •    Costume return service
  •    On-site Support

Priced from Euro 2.370,00 per person, double occupancy

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Reflections Plus Package

5 days / 4 nights from Euro 3.725,00 per person

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  •    5 days / 4 nights w/ choice of hotel; daily breakfast and VAT
  •    Costume Rental 3 Days – w/ Private Fitting in Venice
  •   Essence Lunch Reception: Grand Canal Palazzo
  •        Musical Entertainment during the lunch reception
  •        Gondola Tour/Parade in Costume to Piazza San Marco
  •        San Marco Costume Parade
  •    Hearts & Dreams Ball: Palazzo Dona dalle Rose
  •        Full Dinner + Entertainment + Historical Dancing
  •    Venetian Reflections Grand Ball: Palazzo Labia
  •        VIP Table w/ Dinner + Entertainment + Dancing
  •    Transfers to/from the respective parties as needed
  •    Costume return service
  •    On-site Support

Priced from Euro 3.725,00 per person, double occupancy

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Package Price Comparison Matrix

Hotel / Package




Reflections Plus

Casa Verardo *** € 1,700 € 2,370 € 3,200 € 3,725
Ponte Antico **** € 1,810 € 2,480 € 3,325 € 3,850
Palazzo Giovanelli **** € 1,920 € 2,590 € 3,465 € 3,990
Londra Palace ***** € 2,330 € 3,000 € 3,990 € 4,515

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Venice Carnival – Program Details

Below we have outlined the activities relating to the event over key dates for the Venice Carnival. Your itinerary can vary according the number of days you choose to spend in Venice during Carnival.

Day 1 – February 16: Arrival

Arrive and check in to your Venice hotel. Take an optional guided walking tour or spend time on your own to explore the city, full of artistic heritage, architecture and Carnival mystery. A special appointment time will be given for your personal costume fitting. During this initial Carnival activity you can find your own character transformed as you move into the Carnival experience! After your fitting appointment, we extend an invitation to join us at one of the city’s special cafes (Cicchetti bars) for a late afternoon/early evening welcome aperitif.

Day 2 – February 17: Essence of Carnival Costume Party

A full day to experience the original Essence of Carnival – Your day begins with an early afternoon cocktail and buffet lunch reception in a private palazzo, which overlooks the Grand Canal. The buffet will feature a special Venetian lunch menu, accompanied by musical entertainment. Afterwards, you will depart by Gondola, taking you in style to the center of Carnival – Piazza San Marco. Upon arrival to the famed piazza you will join in the excitement for our own Parade of Costumes. Once there you may find your costume provides an instant celebrity status – as the visiting tourist ‘paparazzi’ and professional photographers will be eager to take pictures of you – Be ready to provide them your best profile!

Day 3 – February 18: Hearts & Dreams Dinner/Dance Ball

A morning to relax after the full day before. However, as the day progresses you may feel the need to stay in the Carnival mood. Certainly you will find other protagonists also participating in the magic of Carnival. Easily you can join them at one of the planned city’s planned activities activities in San Marco, and then plan to attend our costume dinner/dance ball, Hearts & Dreams at Palazzo Dona dalle Rose. It provides the experience of a special evening on the Grand Canal with elegant dining, dancing and entertainment (included in the Dreams Package; or an optional party to be added).

Day 4 – February 19: Venetian Reflections Grand Ball

After morning breakfast, for some it will be time to check out and continue with your travels. For those continuing their stay in Venice, we suggest the grand gala costume ball – Venetian Reflections Grand Ball – to be held in the evening at the Palazzo Labia (included in the Reflections Package or an optional party to be added). Please ask us for more details and how to book.

Day 5 – February 20: Departure

After morning breakfast, likely is finally the time for check out and to continue with your travels. If you looking for other experiences in Italy, please let us suggest options we offer in nearby Verona; or if you need personal transfers to say Florence or Rome, we would be glad to provided such services.

Venice Hotel Options

Our hotels are considered the best in Venice for their accommodations and high level of personal services. You will enjoy a buffet breakfast and the convenience of their respective locations. Each is within walking distance to the heart of the city, Piazza San Marco and Rialto. All provide free Wi-Fi internet services.

Casa Verardo *** Boutique 3-star hotel offering an ideal location just off Campo San Filippo e Giacomo, a 5 minute walk from Piazza San Marco, with several restaurant and cicchetti bars nearby. Deluxe rooms are provided.

Palazzo Giovanelli **** For a true feeling of a Venetian Palazzo. Overlooking the Grand Canal, next to the Church of San Stae, Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere; hidden from the bustle of tourists, while still convenient for getting to the Rialto district and St. Mark’s Square. Superior rooms are provided in our package; Deluxe rooms and Grand Canal view rooms on request.

Ponte Antico **** The hotel provides an elegant feel with the authentic interior Venetian designed rooms. In the shadow of the famed Rialto Bridge, the hotel features a Grand Canal  terrace with direct view of the Rialto Bridge. Classic rooms are provided in our package; Deluxe rooms and Suites on request.

Londra Palace ***** We are introducing the hotel for first time for 2023; located directly on the lagoon facing San Giorgio Maggiore, the hotel offers 53 rooms, each one different from the others in terms of furnishings and decorative style. Many with views and or balcony. Each room is equipped with marble bathrooms and all the comforts of a luxury hotel, including its own restaurant. Deluxe room w/ lagoon view are provided in the package; other room upgrades are on request.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates for Venice Carnival?

2023: Our program dates for the key final weekend – February 16, 17, 18, 19

Is there a base package available?

Yes, our Venice Carnival base ticket package includes – choice of hotels, 3 or 4 nights, daily breakfast and historical costume + tickets to a our opening party Essence of Carnival, which includes Costume Cocktail Reception/Buffet Lunch + Gondola Tour + Costume Walk in Piazza San Marco.

What hotels are included in the package?

A group of hotels (3, 4 and 5 star) have been reserved in order to be included in the package to meet the various customer requests. These options are indicated for the package you select.

How do I select my costume?

Once you have confirmed the reservation with your deposit or payment, we will provide a Costume Measurement Form )or website link) to be completed with your personal measurements and costume color preferences. This form will be forwarded to our Atelier in Venice. Based on the form’s information and importantly what costumes are available, the Atelier will return with their recommendation for your costume, which we then forward to you (with photo) for your approval. The cost of the costume is included in each hotel package price.

How will I receive my costume and how long do I keep it?

As part of your package, you will be given an appointment time at the designated costume shop (in Venice) for an actual fitting of your selected costume. In most cases this appointment is on the day of your arrival, typically the afternoon/early evening of Thursday (the first day of our program). After the fitting, you can take the costume with you.  The Essence Package is a one day rental; the Dreams Package a 2-day rental; the Reflections Package is a 3-day rental. The cost of the costume rental is included in your respective package. Also as part of your package, we will retrieve the costume from your hotel (the morning after the rental period) and return it to the costume shop before 11:00am. If you need the costume beyond this time or for any additional days beyond what is included with your package, the additional cost is Euro 115 per costume, per day.

Does the costume include under garments, wigs, masks and other accessories?

The ladies costume includes a hoop/crinoline undergarment (according to the design); also included are hats, satin cape, gloves and matching purses. Men’s costumes include hat, stockings, gloves and decorative buckles for shoes. Wigs can be rented Euro 80 to 150 per day. Men’s shoes Euro 50 to 85 per day). Wool (or velvet) capes Euro 80 to 150 per day. Masks, due to health restrictions, are not rented, but can be purchased at the costume shop (or many other locations in Venice).

Can I make changes to my costume once in Venice?

Yes. With your reservation, you will receive and complete a form with your personal measurements and color preferences and based on this information and availability, a specific costume will be offered for your approval and with such approval, reserved for you. However, once in Venice and during your fitting if your costume does not fit properly (for some reason), the costume shop is prepared to make adjustments, but otherwise you may also select from other similar costumes available in the shop.

What are the menus for the parties?

Naturally each party has its own menu, 3 or maybe 4 courses with wine. Menu items are selected and decided on a few months prior. Generally they are set menus; thus if you have any allergies or diet restrictions, please let us know them in advance. For Essence and Hearts/Dreams we can provide an alternative main course. For the Reflections Ball you will be offered alternative menu choices once you arrive to your table.

Can you tell us more about the parties?

Essence of Carnival: Located in private palazzo on the Grand Canal, this special afternoon party provides a cocktail reception followed by a buffet style lunch and entertainment composed of musicians and singer. After lunch you will be travel by gondola to Piazza San Marco where we will enter to create our own parade of costumes.

Hearts & Dreams Gala Dinner Dance: Located in the venetian palazzo on the Grand Canal, the evening provides a cocktail reception followed by full four course dinner and entertainment composed of musicians, singers and theatrical entertainment, plus historical dancing.

Venetian Reflections Grand Ball: A grand costume ball held in the stunning private palazzo. The party offers an atmosphere of 17th century Venice, a full four course dinner; complete with a quartet of live musicians, dancers, actors and other entertainment, plus after dinner party offering open bar and disco dancing.

What happens if the dinner/party is cancelled or changes the date or time?

If the party or dinner you have selected is for some reason cancelled, your refund will be equal to amount of the ticket. If the party is postponed and you are not able to or do not choose to attend given the new date, you will be given the opportunity for a refund, net of HANDLING CHARGES.

Is transportation provided from/to the Venice airport and our hotel?

No, the cost of airport transfers is not in the package, but they can be included at additional cost. The cost for a private water taxi (from the Venice Airport) for up to 6 persons with luggage is 150 euro; Departure airport transfers are Euro 120. Simply indicate you wish this service to be added when making your reservation. Once determined, we will also need your flight arrival and departure information in order to make the pick-up and departure appointment times.

Can we arrange a water taxi transfer to the different parties?

Water Taxi transfers to/from the 3 parties (Essence, Hearts-Dreams and Mascheranda) are included.

What else can you recommend for our visit to Venice for Carnival?

We suggest to review: Venice Carnival Inside Advice

Transfers & Transportation

The following transportation services are offered to assist your arrival to Venice. Prices are one-way and include private motor vehicle or water taxi, tolls and taxes. For any transfer, extra wait time is calculated at 60 euro per hour, either during the transfer service or while awaiting delayed flight arrivals.

Transfers for Venice
1 - 6 Persons
6 - 8 persons
Venice Airport (VCE) - Water Taxi to Hotel
€ 150
€ 150
Venice Airport (VCE) - Water Taxi from Hotel
€ 120
€ 120
Milan Center or Airport (MXP) - Private Vehicle to Pzl Roma
€ 390
€ 450
Milan w/ stops (up to 1.5 hours) - Private Vehicle to Pzl Roma
€ 420
€ 480

Travel Insurance Options

We advise customers to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal coverages. You may wish to consider travel insurance, especially a policy with CANCELLATION PROTECTION.

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Most premiums cost very little, but if needed the policy can be very useful for travel to a foreign country or even before departure in case you need to cancel a trip. We do not supply insurance coverage, however, we can suggest companies for your own review.

For US residents we recommend AIG Travel Guard or Nationwide.

Terms & Conditions

The Venice Carnival Special Event Package (“Package”) is NOT an Escorted Group Tour. The Package is a combination of services and products designed for independent travelers that wish to enjoy the freedom of an un-escorted trip with the convenience and value of a package price. The Package does not include transportation or transfers, or any services not explicitly listed on the invoice provided to you for your reservation. If you wish to have such additional services, please let us know as they can be added to any Package and reservation requested.

Payments: Prior to August 1st, a minimum 40% deposit is required in order to confirm your reservation; For reservations made after August 1st full payment is required. Any balances are due October 1st. Payments can be made by Credit Card in EURO or USD. Prices are quoted in EURO, thus for USD transactions a financial exchange rate based on market exchange rates will be utilized at the time of the payment. American Express, VISA, and MasterCard are accepted. Payments can also be made with EURO bank transfers.

Customer Cancellations: Due to the nature of Special Events and the ticketing and reservation process, after December 1st, Tickets purchased for Venice Carnival cannot be refunded for any reason. Refunds for hotel accommodations or other travel options supplied for any cancelled Special Event package will be subject to the refund schedule found below. Venice Costume cancelled inside 60 days to the event start date are refunded net of 145 euro cancellation fee. In certain cases, a voucher can be issued for the full value of the package and or Tickets contained within the package to be used for Carnival or other travel related services in the following year.

Event Cancellations: Cancellations due to weather conditions for the Essence Carnival party’s outdoor activities (Gondola tour or the San Marco costume parade) or tickets purchased for other parties with outdoor activities are not refundable. If the event (party) organizer cancels their party, then a refund, net of credit card service charges, will be provided (exception is made for cancellations due to COVID-19).

IF YOU DECIDE TO CANCEL, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE COMPANY IN WRITING OF YOUR INTENT TO CANCEL. If you cancel a reservation and the written cancellation and such cancellation date is prior to October 1st, then amounts paid can be refunded, with exception to the provisions for Costumes stated above and otherwise net of credit card service charges and or commissions, plus as noted Deposits and Payments for accommodations contained in your Package will follow the refund schedule below.

If you cancel and someone takes your place, then administrative cancellation fees may apply, in addition to Ticket costs, which will be deducted from your deposit or payments.

Prior to 90 days before Start Date: Refund, less 25% of total hotel cost;
Prior to 60 days before Start Date: Refund, less 50% of total hotel cost;
Less than 60 days before Start Date: No refunds.

No refunds are given for TICKETS for cancellations due to weather conditions. No refunds are made for unused portions of any reservation, including but not limited to missed meals, missed guided tours, Tickets (includes airline tickets), or non-use of hotel room.

COVID Travel Restrictions: Effective as of January 15th in the year of your attendance, if you are unable to travel due to COVID restrictions placed on your country of departure or if restrictions exist in Italy for specific incoming visitors from certain countries, then your reservation (and any payments) will be transferred to the Venice Carnival dates for the following year. If you are not able to attend the following year’s dates, then we can either resell the package in order to provide for a refund (net of any transaction costs so incurred, including but not limited to credit card service charges, reservation transfer fees and or commissions). We can also offer to transfer your reservation to other travel programs that we offer. There are no refunds, nor will reservations be transferred to the following year if you are for any reason denied entry into Italy (ie not properly documented for travel) or are not able to travel due to testing positive for COVID and are therefore prohibited from boarding an airplane or any form of public transportation required to arrive to Venice.

Passports & Visas: All customers must posses a valid passport and/or any visas or special travel documents that can be used a proof of citizenship. The Company accepts no liability for clients improperly documented or for those denied entry to Italy. For holders of U.S. passport: the passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure.

Travel Insurance Protection: To cover costs associated with your reservation, the Company encourages you to consider purchasing a travel insurance policy. Suggested options can be found under the TAB herein: “Insurance”.

General Conditions & Disclaimers: Confirmation and payment of any reservation constitutes acceptance of the financial agreements between the Company and the Customer and the provisions of this agreement are in effect. The Company is acting as a tour operator responsible for arranging reservations for the services as outlined in the website It is the customers’ responsibility at all times to familiarize themselves with the travel requirements and to ensure that they are compliant with all the applicable Government regulations related to COVID-19 and or entry requirements. Please note that should you fail to adhere to these regulations, and such failure results in a financial loss in respect of the booking, the Company shall not be liable for such loss. Duly note that we have no special knowledge of suppliers’ financial condition. All suppliers providing transportation, guided tours, and lodging for the Company have no legal affiliation, nor are they employees of the Company. The Company assumes no responsibility or liability for any claims, damages, expenses or other financial loss, whether to person or property, arising from or resulting from other suppliers, but losses are not limited to, injury, accident, death, delay, alteration or inconvenience, by whatever cause, including airline scheduling, default, strike, terrorism, war, hostility, civil disturbance, quarantine, pandemic or resulting directly or indirectly from any other acts of nature. Under no circumstances is the Company to be construed as a Common Carrier under contract for safe carriage of the passenger or his/her baggage and personal belongings.

Atlantic Ventures USA,Inc. is registered as a Seller of Travel in the states of Florida, Registration No. ST-33263, doing business as Palio Tours ( The Company is not liable in respect to personal injury, loss or damage of personal property or loss of life, while engaged in the tours or other services provided herein. The Company is not responsible for third party cancellations for any reason due to unforeseen circumstances (such as war or terrorism) and or other international events beyond its control. It is recommended that clients arrange travel insurances for medical, personal, property, or cancellation.

Customer Comments

… being part of this Venetian tradition was one of our great travel experiences!!! …

Elsa R. (US) – Venice Carnival 2020


… just wanted to say that there isn’t really material feedback except to say IT WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! I loved every minute of it…”

Nadia J. (AU) – Venice Carnival 2020

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… thanks a million for a magical weekend! Every aspect of the festivities was immaculately planned and executed!!! Please give a personal thank you to all the magical assistants – from the costume shop to the musicians, performers, transportation and our gracious hosts at the palace last night!!! …

Anna B. (US) – Venice Carnival 2019


… had a fantastic time. We loved meeting you guys and everything was absolutely spot on from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We had first class treatment from yourself, the hotel and costume shop. …

David P. (UK) – Venice Carnival 2019


…wanted to take a minute to thank you for the wonderful experience you organized and provided to all of us. All of it was awesome and the Mascheranda was everything I imagined and could have hoped for…

Ada R. (US) – Venice Carnival 2018


… I would like to thank you for arranging our participation in the Hearts & Dreams Ball in Venice. We both had a wonderful time during the evening, with the highlight for both us being the dancing and performance art. The evening was great with everyone dressed in costume, you could almost imagine what these events were like centuries past. The costume hire was also excellent with the Atelier. They were all extremely helpful and offered great ideas of how best to dress for the evening...”

Andrew G. (AU) – Venice Carnival 2017


… just wanted to thank you for being a truly great and understanding host. We had a truly magical experience. The costumes were fantastic… we were transformed to different persons and we certainly enjoyed all the attention that we got while parading through the streets of Venice. The lunch in palazzo, gondola ride, Mascheranda Ball – they were all memorable and unforgettable experiences and so well organized.

Maciej C. (AU) – Venice Carnival 2016


… we have come back to Japan safely. We enjoyed the tour very much. The hotel (Locanda Orseolo) and people there were also really nice and friendly!

Makiki O. (JAP) – Venice Carnival 2015


…. Thanks for making everything so easy!! You guys were definitely the right choice!!

Angela M. (USA) – Venice Carnival 2014


…. A special thanks for making Carnival in Venice memorable. The gala costume party at the Palazzo Nano Bernardo definitely the highlight!

Patrizia P. (CA) – Venice Carnival 2013


……one of the best moments of my life… trying to walk to Piazza San Marco to Ca’ Pisani… took us over an hour…… crowds of ten people deep were stopping to take our picture and pose with us…. I felt like it was our movie premiere with all the paparazzi!!

L. Zampini (IT) – Venice Carnival 2012