Our next trip takes place in a couple of weeks and we are really looking forward to it.
Venice is somewhere I have wanted to visit for a long time and I can't believe we are finally going. DH visited Venice about 32 years ago for a day trip, whilst holidaying in Italy, but neither of us have actually stayed overnight there. Altogether we will be staying for 2 nights.
We booked our flights via EasyJet. The total cost of return flights for 2 adults, a 15 year old and an 11 year old was £191.50. That's only £47.88 each! This included seat reservations and a small fee to pay via credit card but you do have the option of using a debit card for no fee. As we are only going for a few days, we have not had to pay for hold luggage as we will be travelling with hand luggage only.
We booked a hotel via Expedia, going for location over other things. This was a cost of £335 for one room, two nights, in walking distance of St Marco's square, with breakfast included each day. The hotel also has free wifi, so no extra charges for that.
costs to take into account are transfers from the airport. Upon landing in Venice, the easiest way to get to the Island is via water taxi. I believe this is a cost of around €15 per person. Although a little on the expensive side, I can't wait to see the kid's faces.
Everything is then in walking distance, so other travel costs (apart from the return to the airport) will be optional, although I would like to do the obvious and go on a Gondola whilst there!
Food costs are another consideration when travelling but we are not adverse to sampling the local street food whilst there. There will be plenty of places selling slices of pizza but I do want to have one meal in an Italian restaurant, as DS2 loves pasta and I really want him to have a proper Italian cooked pasta dish.
The one thing we can't control is the weather! The downside of going out of season but worth it to visit amazing places on a budget.