The Last Waltz in Venice - Hotel Splendid Venice

Duration: approx. 2 hours 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 To celebrate the last day of Carnival spending a pleasant afternoon full of music and traditional dancing
2 To savour delicious hot chocolate and traditional pastries
3 To learn the basic steps of traditional carnival dances followed by a dance instructor

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Important information


Tuesday 13 February 2018.

Departure point:

Hotel Splendid Venice, San Marco 760, Mercerie.

Departure time

3.00 pm

Languages available

No explanations.


€110.00 per person

approx. 2 hours
  • Hot chocolate
  • Traditional pastries
  • Dance lesson
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

Reservations will be accepted up to the number of places available.

If you want to attend the event please show a copy of the voucher (electronic and paper copies of the voucher are both accepted).

Dress code: historical costume (costumes must be the traditional Venetian costumes from the 1600s-1800s).

CANCELLATION POLICY: any cancellations must be notified by 3 January 2018. After this time the tickets are no longer refundable.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

The last appointment of the 2018 Venice Carnival is waiting for you on Tuesday 13 February at the Hotel Splendid in Venice! An exclusive location to celebrate Shrove Tuesday (with an afternoon of great beauty) with a delightful afternoon!

A refined event in period costume, traditional dances from the 18th and 19th centuries and live music will recreate the romantic and legendary atmosphere of the Venice Republic.

Just a stone's throw from St Mark’s Square, the Hotel Splendid in Venice combines the timeless charm of Venice with modern comforts and attention to customer needs. Its attention to detail, combination of classic and contemporary design solutions and elegant style make it the perfect location to host the closing event of the Carnival of Venice 2018.

You can savour hot chocolate and traditional pastries while a dance instructor and his partner illustrate basic steps of traditional Venice carnival dances, which you will later be able to repeat under their careful supervision. A trio of classical musicians will delight your afternoon with live music which accompanies the dancing. You  will hear pieces of Waltz, a genre preferred by all 18th century European courts; the Polka, a vivacious couple dance; the Minuet, the dance which dominated in Louis XIV’s court; the Farandole, an open-chain community dance, in which dancers hold hands following a leader in a circle forming a linked chain, a serpentine line or following direction changes; the Contra, in which the dancers form two parallel lines.

After your dancing session you will make your way to St Mark’s square to watch the Svolo del Leon’ (literally, the Lion Flight), which will mark the end of the Carnival of Venice 2018.

Please note that to attend the event a historical period costume is required. You can rent carnival venetian ball costumes at the Atelier Tiepolo in Venice. When booking the rental service for the Last Waltz in Venice you can benefit from reduced prices. During the carnival the Atelier Tiepolo will be based at the famous Hotel Danieli: once you have booked your costume online you can go to the atelier during the opening hours to choose and pick up your outfits.

Traditional 18th and 19th century dancing, hot chocolate and typical pastries to enjoy once more the vibrant atmosphere of the Venice carnival time, before scheduling your agenda for 2019!

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