Rome and Venice: 4 Nights at a choice of Hotels + Train Transfer + Return Flights from  £109.65pp @ Groupon
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Rome and Venice: 4 Nights at a choice of Hotels + Train Transfer + Return Flights from £109.65pp @ Groupon

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Found 5th Feb
Enjoyed Rome when I went a few years ago and would definitely go back, Venice is on the to do list

Use code ESCAPE15 to get quoted prices based on 4 night trip (can extend to 6 nights for additional cost)


What's included

  • Return Flights
  • 4 nights hotel stay
  • Train transfers between cities


4-Night Itinerary

  • Day 1: Flight to Rome and stay in Rome
  • Day 2: Stay in Rome
  • Day 3: Internal train from Rome to Venice and stay in Venice
  • Day 4: Stay in Venice Day
  • Day 5: Return flight home



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Hotels

  • Rome: Choice of Romoli Hotel or MF hotel. Both have alright reviews on tripadvisor
  • Venice: Hotel Piave or Hotel Centrale. Again ok reviews on tripadvisor


Prices

Use code ESCAPE15 to get the prices below based on 4 night stay

  • £109.65 with code from London arriving 19-21 March
  • £139 with code from from London arriving 5-6, 12-14, 24-27 March
  • £169 with code from London arriving 13-24 April
  • £189 with code from London arriving 6-23 May
  • £189 with code from London arriving 1-25 June

Flights from Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh are available but higher prices


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32 Comments
Have you booked this yet, hope you haven't forgot its my birthday today Heat added
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Flights & Train great, Hotel locations Awful... sorry!
Good deal, heated but didn't somebody say Venice is really expensive.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Summerof76 xxx
Is it really your birthday @summerof76 ?
If it is, happy birthday!! x
thanks for sharing
Joey.Bloggsy35 m ago

Good deal, heated but didn't somebody say Venice is really expensive.HAPPY …Good deal, heated but didn't somebody say Venice is really expensive.HAPPY BIRTHDAY Summerof76 xxx


True, and the streets are flooded
Love Rome , one of the places we would go back to . Good spot OP , Heat Added
Joey.Bloggsy56 m ago

Good deal, heated but didn't somebody say Venice is really expensive.HAPPY …Good deal, heated but didn't somebody say Venice is really expensive.HAPPY BIRTHDAY Summerof76 xxx


Rome,s not going to be much cheaper
Happy Birthday summerof76 xx
jayelloh23 m ago

True, and the streets are flooded


Am I doing something wrong its discounting £19.35 which is 15% for 2 so the cost is £259 minus the 15% is £238.65 so its £119 and a few pennies not the £109 stated
gr8h8me38 m ago

Am I doing something wrong its discounting £19.35 which is 15% for 2 so …Am I doing something wrong its discounting £19.35 which is 15% for 2 so the cost is £259 minus the 15% is £238.65 so its £119 and a few pennies not the £109 stated


£129 per person, 15% = £19.35 per person
£258 for 2, 15% = £38.70 for 2

Per Person Offer
Customers must purchase two vouchers to complete booking

So guessing for you it’s only applying one person discount if you’re trying for 2 people on one voucher
Edited by: "APPLE-SAM" 5th Feb
Don't forget to validate you train ticket before you get on the train
I`v got to use up a weeks leave beginning 26th Febuary, was thinking of Rome or Venise for a couple of nights, can`t decide between the 2, would`ve been all over this if a bit earlier! Heat added
Edited by: "cazsilver" 5th Feb
gr8h8me4 h, 10 m ago

Am I doing something wrong its discounting £19.35 which is 15% for 2 so …Am I doing something wrong its discounting £19.35 which is 15% for 2 so the cost is £259 minus the 15% is £238.65 so its £119 and a few pennies not the £109 stated


You might have missed that very small word 'from' in the title ... similar to those deals that are 'up to' 100% off!!
Joey.Bloggsy5 h, 39 m ago

Good deal, heated but didn't somebody say Venice is really expensive.HAPPY …Good deal, heated but didn't somebody say Venice is really expensive.HAPPY BIRTHDAY Summerof76 xxx


Can be very expensive, but if your careful its no more expensive than any other part of Italy, which since Brexit is a bout as expensive as the UK
italiastar332 m ago

Can be very expensive, but if your careful its no more expensive than any …Can be very expensive, but if your careful its no more expensive than any other part of Italy, which since Brexit is a bout as expensive as the UK


So how can you be careful? Any hints tips would be appreciated thinking of going! (never been before)
@cazsilver Bus from the airport is the cheapest way to the city and it runs often.We took a travel kettle for the room with a couple of pot noodles, soups, hot chocolate sachets and some cups. Eat away from the main attractions as restaurants are more expensive near them. There are also 7/11 shops where you can purchase snacks and drinks. Google the nearest ones to where you are staying. Hope this helps
cazsilver57 m ago

So how can you be careful? Any hints tips would be appreciated thinking of …So how can you be careful? Any hints tips would be appreciated thinking of going! (never been before)


thx for asking. I last went there about 4 years ago, so things may have changed, although if I'm honest, I also got ripped off some 30 years ago when I first went. My recommendations is avoid anything near the popular tourist spots. Next avoid any restaurant with photos of food or beckoning waiters. Use trip advisor to spot places like this -

tripadvisor.co.uk/Res…tml

theguardian.com/wor…uca

Read the menus carefully - look for extra charges and don't let them upsell you. More basic bars, self service restaurants and kiosk s are cheaper. Also look for supermarkets - you won't get ripped off there. The small bars have snacks for between 1 - 2 euros and house wine for 1 euro - aperol spritz 2.5 euros (may be a bit more now). Don't go to Venice for fine dining - enjoy Venice for its beauty and look at the food just to keep you going. Away from the main areas you'll find excellent set price menus.
Look out for pizza places that sell by the weight of a slice, much cheaper then a resturant.Plenty of Spar and Coop shops around to buy water etc from.

Avoid the people who try to help you buy a train ticket as they expect a tip and may pick pocket you.

Rome is a great place and not that expensive, I have been many time when on a budget.
italiastar3329 m ago

thx for asking. I last went there about 4 years ago, so things may have …thx for asking. I last went there about 4 years ago, so things may have changed, although if I'm honest, I also got ripped off some 30 years ago when I first went. My recommendations is avoid anything near the popular tourist spots. Next avoid any restaurant with photos of food or beckoning waiters. Use trip advisor to spot places like this -https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g187870-d3155286-Reviews-Osteria_da_Luca-Venice_Veneto.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/25/venice-restaurant-overcharged-tourists-fines-osteria-da-lucaRead the menus carefully - look for extra charges and don't let them upsell you. More basic bars, self service restaurants and kiosk s are cheaper. Also look for supermarkets - you won't get ripped off there. The small bars have snacks for between 1 - 2 euros and house wine for 1 euro - aperol spritz 2.5 euros (may be a bit more now). Don't go to Venice for fine dining - enjoy Venice for its beauty and look at the food just to keep you going. Away from the main areas you'll find excellent set price menus.


Thank you for tips - Really helpful. Not really into fine dining anyway!
This is the large supermarket in Venice - very central - tripadvisor.co.uk/Att…tml

Fast food pizza - here - Restaurant_Review-g1725258-d6456368-Reviews-Spizzico_Tentazioni_Cafe-City_of_Venice_Veneto.html
choose the freshest made pizza, not one thats been standing.

Look at these places (top 20) you can't go wrong - tripadvisor.co.uk/Res…tml most are take aways or bars. Ostaria dai Zemei is my favourite - had an awesome night there. and right near where we were staying.

Also look out for the smaller Co-Op s. I forgot about the pizza by the slice places, they are good too. Another hint is get up early - Venice before 9am - 10 am is very nice. Then it quietens down after 10pm - these are the best times to go to St marks square. Get yourself a Vaporetto Pass for 24 hours and go to the islands. Lots of ideas are on the trip advisor forums - tripadvisor.co.uk/Sho…tml

Don't miss the market - incl fish market near the Rialto Bridge
Edited by: "italiastar33" 5th Feb
markvirgo16 h, 48 m ago

Look out for pizza places that sell by the weight of a slice, much cheaper …Look out for pizza places that sell by the weight of a slice, much cheaper then a resturant.Plenty of Spar and Coop shops around to buy water etc from. Avoid the people who try to help you buy a train ticket as they expect a tip and may pick pocket you. Rome is a great place and not that expensive, I have been many time when on a budget.


Rome, more than any other city I've been to in Europe has an abundance of fresh water available from the 2800 drinking fountains. So just grab a bottle and fill it up!

I say that, but just read the following story: telegraph.co.uk/new…ps/ so don't know whether this is still the case
anyone ever booked one of these groupon holidays?
AVOID.... Please check TrustPilot reviews about this company. Quite poor overall.
uk.trustpilot.com/rev….uk
We booked a similar Weekender Breaks holiday, also thru Groupon, we wished we hadn't.
They're definitely NOT recommended, with hidden charges and a difficult & tiring customer service experience.
They tried to substitute our travel dates, departure airport, hotel choice (sending us to an out of town location), book us on flights that couldn't connect on the same day as the 'included' rail travel (with a subsequent massive price increase to get connecting travel arrangements), only giving us 1-way rail travel......... so the whole awful thing went on & on.
There are much better companies out there, it's safer to use them. Important note - it's very likely that you'll be asked for extra fees from them, as we were; only to later find that these 'extra' payments made directly to Weekender Breaks were non-refundable, with Groupon saying that their travel policy won't cover any extra payments like this.
Good luck to anyone proceeding further, you'll most likely need it.
This has reminded me of a recent story in the Daily Mail about Venice. See here;

dailymail.co.uk/new…tml


I would suggest you read the comments to discover just what a rip off place Venice is/can be and, funnily enough, a lot of the commenters also say Rome is just as bad. Also, the two restaurants mentioned, Osteria da Luca & Trattoria Casanova, have pretty unbelievable reviews on Trip Adviser - honestly, read both the DM comments and Trip Adviser reviews - it will leave you shaking your head in disbelief!

I'm sure you can do Venice and Rome without experiencing problems, but from what I've read it's at the very least daunting and for me it would ruin any break constantly wondering where the next con is coming from.

Also this later story;

dailymail.co.uk/new…tml
Phila42 h, 2 m ago

This has reminded me of a recent story in the Daily Mail about Venice. …This has reminded me of a recent story in the Daily Mail about Venice. See here;http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5296713/Japanese-diners-call-police-charged-1-000.htmlI would suggest you read the comments to discover just what a rip off place Venice is/can be and, funnily enough, a lot of the commenters also say Rome is just as bad. Also, the two restaurants mentioned, Osteria da Luca & Trattoria Casanova, have pretty unbelievable reviews on Trip Adviser - honestly, read both the DM comments and Trip Adviser reviews - it will leave you shaking your head in disbelief!I'm sure you can do Venice and Rome without experiencing problems, but from what I've read it's at the very least daunting and for me it would ruin any break constantly wondering where the next con is coming from.Also this later story;http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5312539/Venice-restaurant-fined-17-000-diners-1-000-bill.html


Mmm you've quoted two articles about the same place - hardly a reason to constantly wonder where the next con is coming from.
noface5 h, 29 m ago

just read the following story: …just read the following story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/29/rome-turns-historic-big-nose-drinking-fountains-drought-grips/ so don't know whether this is still the case


That was last summer !!!!!
italiastar3348 m ago

Mmm you've quoted two articles about the same place - hardly a reason to …Mmm you've quoted two articles about the same place - hardly a reason to constantly wonder where the next con is coming from.



Well ITALIAstar, maybe you should read the thousands of comments on the links and all the reviews on Trip Advisor which would tell most people that they should have reservations going to Venice or Rome.
Phila421 m ago

Well ITALIAstar, maybe you should read the thousands of comments on the …Well ITALIAstar, maybe you should read the thousands of comments on the links and all the reviews on Trip Advisor which would tell most people that they should have reservations going to Venice or Rome.


:-) Have you ever been to Venice or Rome or do you get all your facts from the Daily Mail ?

Actually, I've just re-read your comment above - do you write for the Maily Dail - Thousands ??? - could you please send me these links because I can't find them.
Edited by: "italiastar33" 6th Feb
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