School Textiles Trips to Venice

Home to an ever-flourishing textiles industry

Experience the timeless elegance of Venice

Woven into this enchanting city are some of the finest examples of fabric production, complete with enough design inspiration to last a lifetime. Home to an ever-flourishing textile industry, Venice is the perfect place to gain an insight into the world of Italian textiles.

Discover the secrets of handcrafted fabrics and the traditional techniques and tools used to produce them, as well as cutting-edge contemporary designs and methods. As you develop your own creative style, you’ll be able to experience Venice’s vibrant culture and timeless elegance with island trips, sightseeing and shopping.

  • Rialto Bridge
  • St Mark's Basilica
  • Fortuny Museum
  • 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.

Real experiences

Why schools choose us

It was a pleasure to work with the Rayburn team who dealt with all our questions quickly and effectively.

Ms Pamela Jackson

Rayburn provided a personal and supportive service.

Mrs Tracey Edwards

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.

Murano and Burano

Travel in safe hands

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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