6-day trip Venice-Ravenna

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In this 6-day Venice-Ravenna trip, Hanneke Lenders and Yvonne Hilgenkamp will show you the highlights and hidden gems of Venice, Ravenna, Padua and Bologna. Together with them, you will visit places you will see with different eyes or would otherwise have missed.

: the romantic water city where you will find no cars, only boats, gondolas, water taxis and over four hundred bridges, taking you to the most beautiful squares, countless narrow alleys and imposing buildings. The lively St Mark's Square with the magnificent Basilica and the impressive Doge's Palace, the thousands of pigeons and the many terraces provide a dream setting for this cultural trip. We go to Venice for the splendour of the doges, paintings by artists like Titian, Giorgione and Tintoretto, architecture by Andrea Palladio and Carlo Scarpa, modern art as seen in Peggy Guggenheim's charming museum and Tadeo Ando's Punta della Dogana. Will Venice still be around in 50 years? It remains to be seen. The city built on stilts threatens to slowly sink into the Adriatic Sea. So no time to waste, but book soon! During this trip, we also visit Ravenna which shows us the architecture and literally dazzling mosaics of the Byzantine Empire. We also visit the hushed medieval city centre of Bologna and to one of the most important works in art history: the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua with Giotto's colourful frescoes.


Daily schedule (subject to change)
Day 1: Flight to Bologna, afternoon visit Bologna, overnight Ravenna
Day 2: Ravenna, overnight Ravenna
Day 3: To Venice late morning/afternoon Venice, overnight Venice
Day 4: Venice, overnight Venice
Day 5: Venice, overnight Venice
Day 6: Padua, flight to the Netherlands

N.B. There will be a lot of walking during this trip, participants should take this into account. There is room on this trip for a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 34 participants. The trip is organised in collaboration with Labrys Reizen and will be led by two art historians Hanneke Lenders and Yvonne Hilgenkamp.


Teachers: Hanneke Lenders and Yvonne Hilgenkamp
Travel dates: Tuesday 28 March 2023 to Sunday 2 April 2023
Flight times: Departure on Tuesday at 11:25, arrival at Schiphol on Sunday at 18:55
Travel fee: €1150 p.p. when you enrol before 1 August 2023. €1225,-p.p. when you register afterwards. Surcharge single room: €170,- p.p.

The tour price includes:

  • Flights Amsterdam-Bologna, Venice-Amsterdam
  • current airport taxes, fuel surcharges and booking fees (subject to change)
  • hand baggage up to 12 kg
  • five hotel nights (in Venice Lido and Ravenna), including breakfast, based on a shared double room in three-star hotels
  • coach transport from Bologna-Ravenna-Venice-Padua airport
  • expert tour guide by art historians Hanneke Lenders and Yvonne Hilgenkamp
  • use of audio system/whisper sets while travelling
  • all entrances according to programme
  • card for unlimited vaporetto travel in Venice
  • two joint three-course dinners on first and last evening (excluding drinks)
  • Offsetting CO2 emissions


The trip price does not include:

  • other lunches, dinners, possibly insurances
  • Labrys administration fee € 27.50 per booking
  • obligatory Calamity Fund contribution of € 2.50 per booking/invoice
  • compulsory contribution SGR Guarantee Fund of €5 per participant


After registering for this trip, your details will be passed on to Labrys Reizen. They will then handle the booking with you. 

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Recommended literature

Should you wish to delve further into the subject of this course, we recommend the following books. This is not compulsory literature for the course.