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College Trips to Venice for Art & Design Students

Venice is one of the greatest art cities in the world in the most unique setting: it is built on over a hundred islands, connected by nearly four hundred bridges and is a maze of alleyways, small squares, palaces and churches.

Its museums and galleries hold some of the world’s largest number of art treasures. Churches contain artistic gems and paintings by artists such as Titian, Tintoretto and Bellini. Art and design groups can hop off at any Vaporetto stop and sample the range of art on offer.

Prices start from£319pp

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation Free time to explore the city Evening meal in a local restaurant
2 Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art Doge's Palace Time to spend in St Mark's Square
3 Peggy Guggenheim Museum Galleria Dell Academia Take a Gondola Tour down the famous canals
4 Palazzo Grasi St Mark's Basilica and Bell Tower Transfer to airport for return flight back to London
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Morning Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation
Afternoon Free time to explore the city
Evening Evening meal in a local restaurant
Morning Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art
Afternoon Doge's Palace
Evening Time to spend in St Mark's Square
Morning Peggy Guggenheim Museum
Afternoon Galleria Dell Academia
Evening Take a Gondola Tour down the famous canals
Morning Palazzo Grasi
Afternoon St Mark's Basilica and Bell Tower
Evening Transfer to airport for return flight back to London

Price Shown includes

  • 3 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Return flights & overseas airport transfers to Tronchetto
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.

Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets

Top visits for college groups in Venice

Galleria dell Accademia

The finest of many art collections in Venice. The Accademia hosts the most important collection of paintings of the Venetian school. Masterpieces by Bellini, Giorgione, Tintoretto and Titian grace the walls, as do the timeless Venetian views by Canaletto. It seems so appropriate to go outside to trace the locations he worked from.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

An impressive, small museum on the Grand Canal. The permanent collection is a wonderful insight into modernist development at the beginning of the 20th century. Worth seeing are the Cubist pieces by Picasso, Dalí, Ernst and Magritte. Don’t miss the beautiful Boccioni painting ‘Materia’ (1912), a highlight of the futurist movement. 


Correr Museum

An opportunity to discover the art and history of Venice. Bequeathed to the city by the aristocratic Correr family in 1830, this museum features interesting paintings of Venetian life, and a fine collection of artefacts, such as coins, costumes, the Doge’s ceremonial robes and hats.

Mask Workshop

Learn about the use of the mask in Venice during past centuries and then have the opportunity to produce your own papier-mâché ‘Volto’ mask.


Just over half an hour from Venice, Padua is one of Italy’s most famous Italian art cities, boasting Medieval, Renaissance and Modern architecture.

Museum Pass

We can arrange a pass for you to gain entry into the following 8 galleries and museums, to make your tour plans run smoothly.

The Museums of St Mark's Square:
Doge's Palace - An exceptional building at the centre of Venetian life for centuries.
Museo Correr - A fascinating insight into the art and history of Venice.
Museo Archeologico Nazionale -Collection of Greek-Roman Antiquityalongside Egyptian and Assyrian - Babylonian sections.
Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana -Ornaments and other works by notable artists.

Ca’ Rezzonico, Museum of 18th Century Venice - Works of art, furniture and interior furnishings. Masterpieces by Guardi, Canaletto, Tiepolo, Longhi and others.

Carlo Goldoni's House - The birthplace of the famous playwright is in Palazzo Centani, at San Polo. It contains a small Goldoni museum with Venetian theatrical memorabilia.

Museum di Palazzo Mocenigo - Research centre for the history of textiles and costume.

Glass Museum in Murano - Many stunning works of art from glass. Roman works dating from the 1st - 3rd centuries AD progress through to the largest historical collection of Murano glass in the world, with many world-famous pieces dating from the 15th - 20th centuries.

Lace Museum in Burano - Admire beautiful lace produced on this island over centuries.

Ca’ Pesaro: International Gallery of Modern Art & Oriental Art Museum - The most important baroque palace in the city contains the civic collections of 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures, including masterpieces by Klimt, Chagall and major works from Kandinsky to Klee, from Matisse to Moore, together with a rich selection of works by Italian artists and an important graphic collection.

Natural History Museum - The collections, covering a 700 million year time-span, feature zoological, insect, botanical, fossil and anatomical preparations collections.

The Campanile

St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica. It is one of the most recognisable symbols of the city. From the top of this 99 metre-high bell tower is a fine panorama of Venice.

St Mark’s Basilica

Described as the most exotic of Europe’s cathedrals this monument is made unique by both its wealth of history and the magnificence of its façade and interior. In essence, it is a splendid workshop, where, through the centuries, worked great Italian and European artists. 


Verona, in the Veneto, is one of Italy’s loveliest towns. It is rich in archaeological sites and has a beautiful medieval centre.

Ca d’Oro - Galleria Giorgio Francetti

A rich collection in one of the most famous civilian buildings in Venice. The core collection includes sculptures, furniture, plus 16th century Flemish tapestries and bronzes. A gallery houses important canvases such as Andrea Mantegna’s San Sebastiano and Titian’s Venus at the Mirror. Lesser known paintings by Tintoretto, Carpaccio, Van Dyck, Giorgione, and Jan Steen also feature here.

Study themes

  • Introduction to Art & Design: The World

  • History & Theory of Art