Budget for Writing Retreat

We appreciate that it isn’t easy to calculate a trip abroad when you have to do all the sums yourself. With this in mind, we have created a table of typical costings so that you can better assess possible expenses during your time here in Venice. Bear in mind that our calculations are based on the actual tuition days and do not take into account any extension you may make to your holiday before or after the Workshop of your choice. It is also worth noting that the accommodation costs quoted are often for two or more people sharing a room or a self-catering apartment, and as such, costs could be reduced for two or more persons sharing the price indicated in our sample table.

ItemFull courseRepeat courseNotes
Course€430€408,50Course fees only to be paid in €uros to Creative Retreats. All other costs to be paid directly to the companies or establishments concerned in the currency indicated at the time of purchase or acquisition of a service.
Flight UK -- Venice return€130€130Cheaper flights or alternative transport methods have not been considered

(self-catering, hotel etc for 5 nights)
€450€450Cheaper accommodation is available, particularly if shared with a room mate. We have calculated €90 per night
Evening meals (eg. pizza, drink, coffee)€75 @ €25 per meal€75 @ €25 per mealIt is possible to spend much more. Here we have considered less expensive options. Two suppers are included so here we list only 3 to be paid for during the workshop.
Lunches, tea, coffeeAll lunches included on the 5 workshop days
7-day ticket local transport & separate return airport transfer Venice airport€87€87This sum will differ slightly for those coming in from Treviso airport. In this example the local 7-day ticket has been bought separately from the return bus ticket
Total in €
€1172€1150,50An estimated total including course fees (full fee and discounted fees), flight, local transport, extra meals (where not included), accommodation.
Total in £ approx.£993£975Exchange calculated 15/04/2017
Total in $ approx.$1294$1268Exchange calculated 13/10/2016