Lagoon and Lake Arts Sojourn

Trip Info At a Glance:

June 10 – June 24, 2017

Cost: $3,975

$350 non-refundable deposit due with application. Balance must be received no later than March 15, 2017.

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What could be better than combining our Venice and Lake Garda Sojourns into one fabulous extended vacation in Italy? How about a HUGE discount that will pay for all, or most of your plane ticket?

The regular price of both trips together should be $5,120. Sign up for the Lagoon and Lake Sojourn and you’ll pay only $3,975 – a discount of nearly $1,150! That’s two full weeks in Italy in four-star hotels including all of our Sojourn art and travel activities.

Please read the full descriptions in our individual trip listings. We think you’ll find this offer hard to resist.

Enrollment is limited so we encourage you to register early. Please read below for complete details.

Important Trip Info

June 10 (June 9 US departure) – June 24, 2017

Travel Coordination and Orientation

Detailed travel instructions will be sent to each participant to insure they arrive and depart at times that coordinate with our charter transportation connection. Applicants are responsible for securing their own transportation to and from their home and Marco Polo Airport in Venice, Italy in time to meet our water taxis. No refunds are given for missed connections.

US departure should be on June 9 for next day arrival in Italy. Most airline tickets are non-refundable once issued, so it is essential that each applicant wait until they have received their confirmation and instructions before booking flights.

When we receive your application and deposit we will send a complete pre-trip orientation package to help you prepare. Our Sojourn will begin with an in-country orientation session as well.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to guard against a possible loss in case of cancellation or withdrawal from the trip for some unforeseen reason. Please see our cancellation policy below.


Both Hotel Giorgione and Hotel Europa are fine four-star establishments with full modern conveniences including air conditioning, TV, and private baths with hairdryers. There is a rooftop pool and solarium for guest use at Hotel Europa.

Cost of the Arts Sojourn*

LAGOON AND LAKE SOJOURN DISCOUNTED PRICE: $3,975 — per person sharing a double Classic (Venice) and Superior Lake view (Riva) room

Once Superior Lakeview rooms are filled Standard or Classic rooms may be substituted with difference refunded to clients. Register early to insure a lake view room.

WITH SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $4,570 — total trip cost

A limited number of single rooms are available on a first come basis. We suggest registering early if you desire a single room. SINGLE ROOMS DO NOT HAVE A LAKE VIEW.


A limited number of upgraded double rooms are available on a first come basis.

*Please note that these prices are based on the exchange rate as of June 2016. Although no increase is anticipated, due to the current volatility in the international exchange rate Arts Sojourn reserves the right to add an appropriate surcharge to cover additional costs should the value of the US dollar drop appreciably prior to our departure.

Method of Payment

By credit card using our secure online form.

Payment Schedule

$350 non-refundable deposit due with application. Balance must be received no later than March 15, 2017. (It may still be possible to join the Arts Sojourn after the March deadline if space is available.)

Confirmation and Pre-Trip Orientation

Confirmation and comprehensive trip information will be emailed within two weeks of receipt of your deposit.

Cancellations and Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. The following scale of charges will apply after cancellation notice is received:

  • All deposits are non-refundable.
  • Between 60 days and 30 days prior to departure there is a cancellation fee of 50% of the total price of the trip.
  • Less than 30 days prior to departure the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price.

We must be firm in our cancellation policy. It is highly recommended that applicants purchase travel insurance to guard against possible loss.
 In the unlikely event that we must cancel an Arts Sojourn we will issue you a full refund of all funds paid to us, including your deposit.


Each person is strictly limited to one suitcase and one carry on (art supplies included). No exceptions. Please travel light and be certain that you are capable of handling your own luggage. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the participant.

What IS included in the Arts Sojourn price?

  • Water taxi to and from airport to Venice hotel
  • Charter coach to and from Riva hotel and Venice airport
  • 4-Star hotel accommodations for 14 nights. Surcharge applies if a single or upgraded room is requested.
  • All breakfasts
  • Welcome receptions and dinners in Venice and Riva
  • Day trip to Il Vittoriale estate including entrance and tour
  • Day trip to medieval borgo with lunch at agriturismo
  • Tips for drivers
  • All art activities
  • Pre-trip and in-country travel orientation

What is NOT included in the Arts Sojourn price?

  • Transportation to and from your home to Marco Polo Airport in Venice
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Phone calls
  • Beverages
  • Most lunches and dinners
  • Optional tips for hotel personnel
  • Venice city tax and bag porterage in hotel
  • Riva del Garda City Tax (if applicable)
  • Personal items
  • Fees charged by museums and cultural sites not listed above

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