Venice Music Tours

Perform music and tour in Italy’s most evocative city, unique islands and lively lidos

Venice is a symbol of beauty and artistic creativity. Venice transports us into a past far from the frenetic speed of modern day. In Venice you stroll, take a gondola,  soak up the atmosphere and marvel at the most unique city in Europe. 

With over 160 churches and 15 principal piazzas Venice is no stranger to both sacred and  secular concerts which thrill tourists from all over the world who flock to this city.


A short boat trip  from Venice island are the stunning Roman  islands of Murano and Burano and the bustling beach resort of Lido di Jesolo. Whether you stay in Venice or retreat to the coast at Lido we can create a fascinating and diverse concert tour itinerary. 

Venice is the city of love and  “If music be the food of love, play on.”

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Interested in performing concerts in Venice? We can help tailor the perfect trip for your school or adult tour. Call us on 0115 9404 303 or get in touch by using the form below:

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Gower Music Tours & Venice

No-one in our office turns down the chance to visit Italy and especially Venice to source fabulous concert venues, suitable hotels sample the recommended excursions and check out all the fine details of your tour itinerary!  


Staff here at Gower Music Tours have lived in Italy, visited this region many times and speak fluent Italian.  You are always accompanied by an Italian speaking courier on our Italian tours. 

Concert performance venues in Venice and Lido

Absolutely spoilt for choice here when it comes to churches to perform in! Whether it be Mass in St Marks, a sacred concert in the Redentore or a mixed music concert in Santa Maria dei Miracoli, all musicians will be extremely happy! There are also regular concerts in the squares in the beach resorts on the mainland which go down very well with very mixed music school groups. There is a lovely holiday atmosphere which both the children and audience love.

Choirs and some instrumentalists can participate in Mass in this wonderful, prestigious and world famous Basilica in Venice. A good way to visit without joining the enormous queues! Depending on which priest is there on the day, a recital is sometimes allowed after the Mass. There is always a very big congregation here to sing to.

St Mark’s Cathedral

One of Italy’s best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture

A very pretty Venetian Renaissance church in the Canareggio neighbourhood of Venice. This church is perfect for concerts in terms of acoustics. From a performance perspective, it provides a manageable size which creates an intimate atmosphere and often a “full house”. Secular music is allowed here.

Santa Maria dei Miracoli

The “marble church” in the Canareggio area

A happy, buzzing resort which is particularly popular with school groups. There is a lovely beach and a long promenade which links the many squares where events take place. Concerts happen throughout the summer in the amphitheatre as well as other squares in Jesolo and the resorts along the coast. All are well attended.

Piazza Aurora

Amphitheatre in the square of beach resort of Lido di Jesolo 

Accommodation options in Venice and Lido

There are a good range of 3* hotels we use in both Venice and the beach resort of Lido di Jesolo to suit all groups. Hotels in Lido are within walking distance of the beach and the main shopping streets.  Dietary requirements are met at all the hotels. Adults will be accommodated in twin rooms and students in multi bedded rooms. Hotels in Venice tend to be much smaller with rooms differing in size. Meals would be taken at local restaurants of which there are plenty.

A lovely hotel near the central Piazza Mazzini that offers a friendly atmosphere for all types of touring music groups. Rooms have a terrace, air conditioning, tv and ensuite facilities. The food is very good, plentiful, and served in a spacious air conditioned room and all dietary requirements are met. 

3* hotel in Lido di Jesolo

Good quality hotel with its own pizzeria centrally located to suit all groups

A beautiful hotel offering a calm and peaceful stay. The twin rooms are decorated in a modern art style and have free wifi. They also have tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfast is served in their beautiful sister hotel located 70 meters away and serves a hot and cold breakfast buffet daily. 

4* hotel in Venice

Located close to St Mark’s Basilica a stunning hotel with a late Gothic facade


Excursions and Trips in and around Venice

Whether you’re looking for art, culture, history  or simply relaxation on the 15km beach of Lido di Jesolo you’ll be wishing you’d stayed longer at the end of your music tour to Venice. 

Combine admiring the famous Byzantine landmark of St Mark’s Basilica and the thronging Rialto Bridge with a relaxing cruise across the lagoon. Stroll through the colourful streets of the unique little island towns or give your senses a break by relaxing on the beach and souvenir shopping in the  beach resorts.


Don’t miss out on an iconic gondola ride, gliding under bridges beneath the balconies of the semi-submerged Baroque buildings.

Take a stroll around the ‘‘open-air museum’ of Venice to St Mark’s square. Alternatively take a water taxi and emerge from the labyrinth of narrow canals into the Grand Canal.
The fascinating Doge’s Palace has housed the Dukes of Venice for over 1,000 years. View the sumptuous apartments and hear the stories of the most powerful leaders of Italy.
99 metres high and crowned by a spire that once served as a lighthouse for trade ships to Venice, a visit to the top of the Bell a must to enjoy the superb 360 degree views
Cruise the Venice Lagoon to the unique and colourful islands of Murano and Burano, famous for their delicate glass and lace crafts.
Fall in love with the famous ‘Fair Verona’ which captivated Shakespeare and inspired the renowned play. Plan a visit to the acoustically perfect Arena which stages the famous Opera season each summer.
Perfect down-time. Lido di Jesolo is clean and safe. You will find first-aid points, life guards, small shops, cafes, ice-cream and mini-golf - and of course sunbeds and showers!
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Let us help plan your perfect concert tour of Venice

We'd be delighted to offer advice, help shape your trip and work with you to create pricing options to meet your budget.

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Gower Tours is a specialist music and concert tours operator. owned and operated by Halsbury Travel Ltd. We are 100% focused on providing tailor-made music tours for schools, youth and adult groups. Founded in 1986 by former teacher Keith Sharkey, Halsbury Travel is an independently owned, family-run operator carrying over 40,000 passengers on 800 tours annually. We have huge experience in organising successful music tours for all types of choirs, bands, orchestras, and ensembles.

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