You worked hard this year, and you deserve an amazing summer vacation! Working with a travel agent is the best way to find all-inclusive deals to amazing locations such as Venice, Italy. Make sure you are ready to take on this Italian adventure by checking out this guide to some of the most popular historical sites in Venice:
St. Mark’s Basilica
The Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco, also known as St. Mark’s Basilica, is the most famous cathedral in Venice. Construction of this church began in the 11th century and was influenced by Byzantine architecture and design. Admire the amazing exterior before heading inside to see the breathtaking and historical treasures on display as well as historical artwork.
The Grand Canal
If you want to see one of Venice’s oldest waterways, visit the Canal Grande, also known as the Grand Canal. Venice residents have used the Grand Canal as a main waterway for traveling throughout the city for hundreds of years. Visiting the Grand Canal is one of the best ways to see many of Venice’s other attractions, including museums, churches, and palaces.
St. Mark’s Square
No trip to Venice is complete without a visit to the Piazza San Marco, also known as St. Mark’s Square. This popular destination has served as a principal public space in Venice for hundreds of years. Experience breathtaking views of the city, or check out some of the area’s cafés, shops, and popular attractions.
This palace, known as both Palazzo Ducale and Doge’s Palace, was built in the 15th century. Discover the beauty of Venetian Gothic architecture by visiting this attraction, which was once a residence for elected officials and is now a popular Venetian museum. Do not forget to look up to see amazing artwork from beloved Italian artists!
Brentwood Travel makes it easy to experience all of these amazing Venetian sites. Give us a call at (314) 439-5700 to learn about our travel company, our all-inclusive deals, and much more.
If you’ve grown tired of bundling up with a hat, scarf, gloves, and coat just to leave your home each morning, it’s time to set your sights on a tropical getaway. Between the chilly temperatures and the disappearing sunlight of Midwest winters, it’s not hard to see why meeting with your St. Louis travel agent to discuss a wintertime vacation is such a great idea. Here is a look at why you should head to exotic Hawaii to escape your winter blues:
Enjoy High Daily Average Temperatures
While you may be cranking up the heat in your home this January, over in Hawaii, residents and visitors alike are enjoying temperatures right around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Imagine exploring memorable cities such as Waikiki, Honolulu, and historic Kailua Village with the top down on your rented convertible or even on a romantic bike excursion with your significant other.
Catch the Best Waves of the Year
If anyone in your family is a surfer, you’ll be happy to know that there’s no better time to hit the waves in Hawaii than in the winter. For more experienced surfers, the 20-foot swells will provide a seaside playground. If you’d rather enjoy the view from the comfort of the beach, you’re sure to be entertained by the brave souls taking on the surf at locations like Waimea Beach and the North Shore of Oahu.
Witness the Migration of 6,000 Humpback Whales
There are few things more majestic than witnessing one of the world’s most mysterious and graceful creatures—the humpback whale—during the annual migration to Hawaii to breed and give birth. The best time to catch humpback whales is from January until March, though you may be able to catch them in April, as well.
The travel agents here at Brentwood Travel can help you make memories this winter in a variety of fun locales. Whether a Hawaiian beach getaway appeals to you or you want to hit the slopes in the Swiss Alps, we can get you there. Call us at (314) 439-5700 to learn more about our services.
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