The water-laced city of Venice lies suspended between reality and fantasy. Experience the unique pleasures of this ethereal city on this special tour and become part of its daily rhythms during a time when fewer visitors are here.

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Insider's Venice

8 days from $3,995

The water-laced city of Venice lies suspended between reality and fantasy. Experience the unique pleasures of this ethereal city on this special tour and become part of its daily rhythms during a time when fewer visitors are here.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

The exceptional expertise of the Smithsonian Journeys Expert brought Venice's unique history and complex artistic heritage to alive. Their incredible knowledge and insights demonstrated a longtime commitment and love of the city. 

- Denise F.

we got a perspective on Venice that we never would have gotten on our own.

- Martha and Tim S.

JOURNEYS DISPATCHES

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Nov 6 - 13, 2016 Departure; Apr 2 - 9, 2017 Departure; Nov 5 - 12, 2017 Departure
Bruna Caruso

Bruna Caruso

Bruna Caruso, a native Venetian and an art historian, provides travelers with an insider’s understanding of Venice. She previously worked with the city’s Superintendent of Art, cataloging works of art and teaching about the evolution of Venetian painting. Bruna also taught at Hofstra University in New York, and she is a leading expert on the late 17th-century architect Domenico Rossi.

Apr 2 - 9, 2017 Departure; Nov 5 - 12, 2017 Departure
Eric Denker

Eric Denker

Eric Denker is a senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, where he has been since 1978.  From 1998 to 2006, Eric also served jointly as the Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, overseeing the permanent collection and coordinating an active exhibition schedule that included the catalogue and show of Whistler and his Circle in Venice. Eric attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he is now a trustee as well as the president of the Friends of the Trout Gallery. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at Cornell University’s Washington Semester, Eric frequently lectures in Italy for the Smithsonian Institution and for the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice. He is the co-author, with Judith Martin, of the 2007 No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice, exploring the contemporary visitor’s passions for the unique lagoon city. Eric is the author of seven books and catalogues, his most recent work is Reflections and Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940. He is the author of numerous articles for guidebooks about Venice and Italy.