Individual - Excursions Venice
WALKING TOUR OF VENICE
Have a walk outdoors (no entries) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. An essential tour for the understanding of Venice!! Route: Piazza San Marco - Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa - History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo - The “Pantheon” of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre - Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.
THE DOGE’S PALACE
The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. You’ll live it together with a Guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries. You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed! The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to entry without waiting. Audio-receiver devices for groups of 10 or more people is included.
THE GOLDEN BASILICA
A guided tour in one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a Tour Guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you’ll have the pleasure to savour beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire The Pala d’oro, exquisite example of the byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones; enjoy the view of the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries. The privileged entry and the special collaboration with the Curia of Venice allow us to avoid the queues! Audio-receiver device are included. Some days, due to church services or exceptional high tides, the access may not be possible. In this case the tour can be held the following day or reimbursed. For the visit of the Cathedral is needed proper clothing (no shorts or tank tops in the summer) and for security reasons backpacks are not allowed
DISCOVER VENICE ON FOOT
Explore the heart of Venice joining our daily guided tours: - the morning tour of San Marco square, worldwide known for its unique beauty and architecture. You will discover San Marco Basilica with its imposing campanile and the enchanting Palazzo Ducale (entrances are not included); - the afternoon tour from San Luca square, to the Scala del Bovolo, till reaching the La Fenice theatre. You will walk through hidden narrow streets which will reveal you an aspect of the city which might be more attractive than the classical one. GONDOLA TOUR Embarking on a gondola (up to 6 people per gondola) and 35 minutes ride on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area) - The tour ends with the landing at the station Vallaresso (Dogana). As no explanation are needed, this tour does not foreseen language services
A romantic “promenade” by gondola with music and songs which will take you along the canals of Venice. Embarking on a gondola (up to 6 people per gondola) and 35 minutes ride on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area) - The tour ends with the landing at the station Vallaresso (Dogana). As no explanation are needed, this tour does not foreseen language services ISLAND EXCURSION Excursion in the Venetian Lagoon with the visit of islands famous for the handcrafts: Murano for the glass factory, Burano for the laces, Torcello for the first cathedral in Venice.
CANAL GRANDE TOUR
Excursion by private motor-launch with multilingual hostess along the Grand Canal, “the most beautiful street in the world”. A non-stop succession of palaces will disclose under your eyes: Ca’Venier, Ca’Foscari, Ca’Rezzonico, Rialto Bridge, Ca’d’Oro, Ca’Pesaro, Ca’Vendramin-Calergi and many others. The way back will be along Giudecca’s Canal, where you’ll discover other masterpieces as the Churches of Redentore and S.Giorgio Maggiore by Palladio
GHOST AND LEGEND OF VENICE
Enjoy a fascinating evening walk, discovering unusual routes accompanied by the legends, anecdotes and tales of a very secret Venice. Would you like to experience the magical moment when the unique Venetian twilight turns to darkness? The itinerary is variable, as we wish to avoid the large tourist masses so you can completely immerse yourself in an intimate and peaceful atmosphere, enhanced by the twilight and darkness. The walk takes in the areas of Rialto, Cannaregio and Castello.
PANORAMIC SUNSET TOUR
Get on board of one of our boats and sail across San Marco Basin at the sunset light, which will make Venice even more romantic. You will admire the city from its main element: water, surrounded by a magic and evocative atmosphere. Departure is from the city centre of Venice, at a few steps from San Marco square. You will sail along the islands of San Giorgio Maggiore, San Servolo, San Lazzaro degli Armeni and the Lido of Venice, then Sant’Andrea and Vignole. During the journey will be served an aperitif with white wine and typical Venetian appetizers.
FENICE THEATRE SPECIAL VISIT
La Fenice theatre is one of the most famous world opera houses. We will take you to see all the majesty and beauty of a leading creative venue, which is the stage of more than 100 opera performances per year, a major symphonic season conducted by prominent masters from across the globe, the full cycles of symphonies by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Mahler, a contemporary repertoire focused especially on Venetian artists, ballets, and chamber music concerts.