Supplement for night service (after 19:00) and festive days - 20%
Car at disposal - at extra charge, car category - on request
Cancellation policy: less than 48 hours - 100%
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City tour – 2 hours
Tracing the history of Venice from its origins to modern times, the tour features the famous landmarks of St. Marks Square combined delightful stroll through the enchanting Venice' streets. You'll learn about the Doge's Palace (exterior only), Bell Tower, Clock Tower and the famous Bridge of sighs, as well as the other monuments of this beautiful square while enjoying an introduction to the history of Venice. Then you will enjoy a delightful stroll along narrow passageways, over delicate bridges and meandering canals.
Grand Canal + San Marco Square – 2 hours
San Marco Square and Grand Canal are the two top places to visit in Venice. The noblest families of Venice built many important buildings and places in white marble along the canal during the centuries giving the city its charm.
You will meet you guide on San Marco Square to start tour in private boat, admiring traditional, colourful houses and ancient palaces featuring narrow and long windows lined up along the canal. At the end, you will reach St. Mark's Square to learn about St. Mark Cathedral, the bell tower and the Doge's Palace.
Venice by night – 2 or 3 hours
Prepare yourself to see Venice as you have never seen it before! This fascinating tour will take you slowly through the narrow and winding canals of the lagoon until you reach San Marco, the heart of Venice. Capture the very heart of this amazingly romantic city as the lights and colours change under the reflection of the moonlight on the water. This vibrant city takes on another look, as the crowds die down and the music gently fills the air from the many bars and waterside restaurants.
Crawling through bacari – 2 or 3 hours
Want to feel yourself Venitian? Visit Venetian bacari winebars and enjoy fabulous local wine and delicious cicchetti snacks. Bacaro is a typical Venetian bar. Snacks in Venetian bacari are called ciccheti and they are usually ordered together with a small glass of wine (called ombra in Venetian dialect, which means shadow). Locals often organize a little tour of three or four different bacari before or instead of having dinner and this could be a funny way to enjoy the real Venice. Enjoy the taste of Venice!
Venice islands tour by boat – 4 hours
An unforgettable half day boat tour to Venice islands: Murano, Burano and Torcello.
Murano island is known worldwide. For more than 700 years it has been the centre of glass making where this artistry can still be seen and appreciated.
Burano is a picturesque and colorful island in the middle of Venice lagoon. The island is famous not only for colorful fishermen houses, but also for its traditional lace making.
Torcello is a quiet and sparsely inhabited island (it has only seventeen residents nowadays). The cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca testify the island's glorious past. Many legends shroud the island in mystery, like the Devil's Bridge story and that about the throne of Attila.
Casanova's Venice tour – 4 hours
Giacomo Casanova is one of the most famous personalities of Venice. He was a man of great culture. His interests ranged from love affairs and gambling to writing and alchemy. Born in a family of theater actors in 1725, he grew up surrounded by high society. He became an important personality in his own right, starting with his adolescence. This tour will show you places of great significance in the life of Casanova.
The tour will start from St. Mark's Square, under the Clock Tower: from this point you will pass through the commercial district of the city, the Mercerie, to reach Campo San Bartolomeo.
From there you will cross Rialto Bridge and reach the quarter of San Polo, where you will visit the Rialto market, the place that Casanova and many young Venetians used to frequent after a night of feasting. Not far from here is Castelletto, the historic red light district of Venice, in which you will take a break at the famous Osteria "Ae do Spade" (or at another Osteria if this is closed). Then, you will cross the Grand Canal and visit important places in Casanova's life. In Cannaregio, for example, lived C.C., one of the greatest love of his life, and Casanova himself spent many years of his life in Palazzo Bragadin.
The last step of this journey through the adventurous life of Giacomo Casanova will be in Campo Santa Maria Formosa, with the Palazzo Querini Stampalia, once house of two great friends of Giacomo, Angelo and Andrea Querini, and now converted into an important museum.
Ghosts of Venice – 3 hours
As night falls on Venice and the crowds disappear, discover the city's darkest secrets on this devilishly entertaining ghost tour. Wander through narrow passageways and past the blackened, vacant canals to uncover Venice's haunted history.
During the tour you'll hear intriguing ghost stories that will bring a chill to the nights air, and legends about Sea monsters & the Venetians themselves that will include the tale about Marco Polo's wife.
You will cross several Ancient cemeteries hidden beneath the streets and campi of modern-day city of Venice. With stories of rat-infested prison cells that flooded during high tide, and a stroll along the "Calle dei Assassini" you'll enjoy the tour with many surprises along the way.
Gallerie dell'Accademia tour – 2 hours
The monumental estate of the Accademia Galleries is located in the prestigious centre of the Scuola Grande of Santa Maria della Carità, one of the most ancient lay fraternal orders of the city. A very rich collection of Venetian paintings from Veneto as well, from the Bizantine and Gothic fourteenth century to the artists of the Renaissance, Bellini, Carpaccio, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto and Tiziano until Gianbattista Tiepolo and the Vedutisti of the eighteenth century, Canaletto, Guardi, Bellotto, Longhi.
Gallerie dell'Accademia and Santa Maria della Salute – 4 hours
The Gallerie dell'Accademia is a museum gallery of pre-19th-century art in Venice. It is housed in the Scuola della Carità on the south bank of the Grand Canal. The Gallerie dell'Accademia contains masterpieces of Venetian painting up to the 18th century, generally arranged chronologically though some thematic displays are evident. Artists represented include Bellini, Carpaccio, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto and Tiziano.
Santa Maria della Salute, commonly known simply as the Salute, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica located at Punta della Dogana. It stands on the narrow finger of Punta della Dogana, between the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal, at the Bacino di San Marco, making the church visible when entering the Piazza San Marco from the water.
In 1630, Venice experienced an unusually devastating outbreak of the plague. As a votive offering for the city's deliverance from the pestilence, the Republic of Venice vowed to build and dedicate a church to Our Lady of Health. The church was designed in the then fashionable baroque style by Baldassare Longhena. Construction began in 1631. Most of the objects of art housed in the church bear references to the Black Death.
Palladio's Churches on Giudecca canal – 4 hours
No visit to Venice is complete without seeing some of the remarkable buildings created by Andrea Palladio. One of his masterpieces is based on the small island of San Giorgio Maggiore. This iconic structure can be seen clearly from Piazza San Marco as it sits on the Lagoon and provides a wonderful entrance to the Giudecca Canal.
St. Giorgio Maggiore was built between 1560 and 1580 and although finished after Palladio's death, provides a mixture of a classical Roman temple with the sanctity of a Christian church. Externally, the white stone façade majestically portrays high naves and an incredibly wide pediment set behind monumental pilasters supporting a much narrower pediment, resulting in a striking piece of architecture for its day. Internally, the church is a plethora of Renaissance design incorporating so many masterpieces by artists such as Tintoretto and Bassano.
Perhaps the most popular of Palladio's churches is the Redentore, which is situated close to San Giorgio Maggiore on the island of the Giudecca. The Redentore was built following the plague of 1575, which killed over 50,000 Venetians, when a vow was made by the Venetian state to immortalise the memory of this horrific event. Every year in late July a pontoon bridge is floated from the Zattere to the Redentore thereby allowing thousands of visitor's easy access to the church to enjoy the celebrations (Festa del Redentore) which culminates in a magnificent fireworks display.
Unkown islands – 5 hours
The Island of San Servolo, the former site of a Benedictines convent, became in 1725 a psychiatric hospital, but only for Venetian nobles. Napoleon's government decreed in 1797 that mentally ill people from all classes had to be interned at San Servolo, a fact that continued under both the Austrian and Savoy reigns. In 1978 the Basaglia law was passed, which resulted in the closure of psychiatric hospitals. Consequently, the hospital on San Servolo was eventually closed down. Recently the island has become the site for several university courses, but the memory of the old mental hospital has been preserved with the establishment in 2006 of a museum of madness in one the convent's wings.
For nearly three centuries the Island of San Lazzaro has belonged to the monks of the Armenian Mekhitarist Order (degli Armeni means "of the Armenians"). This small island, once a leper colony, was given to the order's founder Mekhitar in 1717 as he fled with his monks from the Turks. A statue of Mekhitar stands outside. San Lazzaro became a centre for Armenian culture, printing literature in Armenian. When Napoleon closed down the monasteries of Venice and the lagoon, he made an exception for this one. Over the centuries, dozens of artists, writers, political and religious leaders have visited the island.
San Francesco del Deserto is a small and peaceful island in the Lagoon of Venice, located between the island of Burano and the island of Sant'Erasmo. The San Francesco's island is home of a Franciscan monastery (Minor Friars) founded in 1230. It is surrounded by sandbanks and is wrapped around its perimeter by cypresses and pines. The monks accepts guests by appointment for guided visits to parts of the island and monastery.
Jewish ghetto by boat – 2 hours
Il Ghetto (the Jewish Ghetto) in Venice is the area in which all Jews were forced to live from the 16th to the 18th century. In 1516, seven hundred Jews were forced to move to this part of Venice, then an abandoned site of a 14th-century foundry that produced cannons.
The word "ghetto," soon used throughout Europe for the neighborhoods of isolated minority groups, originated in Venice: geto is old Venetian dialect for "foundry."
Like most of the islands that make up Venice, the ghetto was totally surrounded by water. Its two access points were controlled at night and early morning by heavy gates manned by Christian guards(paid for by the Jews), both protecting and segregating its inhabitants.
Made famous by Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, the Venice Ghetto is now a pleasant neighborhood where Venice's small Jewish community still lives. It also the home of a Jewish museum, the Museo Communità Ebraica.
Churches Frari and San Rocco – 4 hours
After the Basilica of St. Mark's, the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is the most remarkable ecclesiastical complex in Venice, as well as being one of the most important Franciscan foundations in Italy. Over the centuries the Basilica has become a veritable treasure-chest of exceptional works of art, starting from the most famous masterpiece of Titian "The Assumption" and "Virgin Mary from Cà Pesaro". In the sacristy you will find the "Triptych with Virgin Mary and Saints" by Giovanni Bellini and the "Triptych of Saint Mark's (1474) by Bartolomeo Vivarini. The chapel of Fiorentini also contains the only Venetian work by Donatello: his magnificent wooden statue of "St. John the Baptist".
The Church of Saint Roch is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Roch in Venice. It was built between 1489 and 1508 by Bartolomeo Bon the Younger, but was substantially altered in 1725. The façade dates from 1765 to 1771, and was designed by Bernardino Maccarucci. The church is one of the Plague-churches built in Venice.
St. Roch, whose relics rest in the church after their transfer from Voghera (trad. Montpellier), was declared a patron saint of the city in 1576.
Near the church is the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, noted for its numerous Tintoretto paintings. It was founded in the 15th century as a confraternity to assist the citizens in time of plague.