School Art Trips to Venice

The eternal allure for aspiring artists

Experience Italy in all its artistic glory

Known for its dreamy canals, majestic architecture and timeless grandeur, Venice is a city you’re sure to lose your heart to. Budding young artists will be inspired with every corner turned as they explore its lavish palaces, exquisite churches and teal-coloured waters.

Tick off those must-see phenomenona, including St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace, not forgetting the all-too impressive Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Home to some of the most celebrated art of the 20th century, the museum has enough surrealist paintings and avant-garde sculptures to fill your sketchbook with ten times over.

  • Rialto Bridge
  • St Mark's Basilica
  • Murano and Burano

Excursions in Venice

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Popular places to stay in Venice

  • Located in Mestre, mainland Venice
  • Quad, triple, twin and single bed rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shared lounge and TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Vending machine for drinks
  • Reception open 24/7
  • Wi-Fi
  • Chill out and watch some TV in the shared lounge
  • Explore the vibrant city of Mestre
  • Located on Giudecca island’s beautiful waterfront
  • Within walking distance of the San Marco district
  • Multi, quad, triple, twin and single bed rooms
  • En-suite and shared facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shared lounge and TV area
  • Restaurant, bar and cafe
  • Travel shop
  • ATM
  • Allocated coach pick up and drop off point
  • Wi-Fi
  • Chill out and watch some TV in the shared lounge
  • Grab a bite to eat or a drink in the restaurant, bar or cafe
  • Pick up a souvenir in the travel shop
  • Stroll to the beautiful waterfront
  • Explore the ever-popular San Marco district on foot

Additional Information

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From dedicated Tour Managers to Party Leader Launch Packs, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.

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Why schools choose us

Many of our school trips are now run with Rayburn due to the fact that we are delighted with their service.

Amy Kelly

FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?

    You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

  • Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?

    Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.

  • Is our Tour Manager fully DBS (formerly CRB) checked?

    Our Tour Manager, Field Study Tutors and History Tour Guides, with UK citizenship, have an enhanced DBS check. Non UK citizenship Tour Managers cannot be checked under the DBS scheme. Rayburn Tours will seek confirmation that Tour Managers are suitable for working with children by liaising with relevant foreign agents and monitoring group feedback.

  • Will our driver speak English?

    Not all drivers will speak English, but every driver will be fully aware of your itinerary and our 24-hour emergency phone line is available in the unlikely event assistance is needed.

Rialto Bridge

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Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we monitor the safety aspects of all of our tours to ensure you have a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

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