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An unforgettable Day in Venice: 3 options


1. Essential Venice

This first option for an Unforgettable Day in Venice offers the possibility to visit all those sights that you should absolutely see when visiting Venicebooking one single tour.

The Doge's Palace In the morning you will see the most important museum we have in Venice in the city: the Doge's Palace. Visiting the former house of the Government of the ancient Venetian Republic you will learn about the origins of Venice, the main events which characterized the 1,000 years of her independence, the peculiar political system that Venice created, and the main artists of the Venetian School of Painting. You will also see the Bridge of Sighs and the ancient Prison of Venice.

After the palace you will see the Basilica of St Mark and admire the 9.000 square feet of golden mosaics.

The Grand Canal in VeniceYou will then continue the tour enjoy a boat ride to admire the Lagoon of Venice from the water perspective. This is when you will realize how huge is the Lagoon and how many different aspect it can offer.

A Venetian Glass Master After the boat ride you will visit the Island of Murano, famous for its glassmaking. Until 17th Venice retained the monopoly of high quality glass production, and the skill of the glass masters is still today unequalled. You will see one of the best know furnaces where the authentic production takes place (it won't be just a demonstration, as most of the tourist factories offer). You will have some time for shopping and the you'll ride back passing by the old and glorious Shipyard and the island of Lido.

Upon request we can include a lunch break, and, if you want, we can suggest and book for you the best restaurants in the area. You need to advise about a lunch break when booking the tour.

Optional upon request. You can include in this tour one of the following:

1) food and wine tasting by one of the traditional Venetian eateries around the Rialto bridge.

Duration: 5 hrs

Admission fees:
14 € Doge's Palace - 8,00 Students/kids (reduction applies only for EC citizen)
4,5 € Golden Screen and Museum of St Mark's Church

Please Notice: the admission ticket is also good to see the Correr Museum and the Library (classic tour 7)

Tour price:
Private tour up to 6 persons: 630 euros + admission fees
Group rate on request

The price includes: the service of a certified tour guide for 5 hours and the hiring of a private luxury water taxi for 1 hour plus the ride back to Venice.

The price does NOT include: entrance fees, food and beverages


2. Relaxing Venice 2

This tour is conceived for easygoing visitors and offer a more general overview of Venice, to learn about essential history and art, but also to browse around, see picturesque corners, taste delicious food and relaxing.

The mosaics in the Church of St MarkYou will begin the tour with a walk through the Square of St Mark to see its most important monuments: the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace, the Bell tower and the Basilica of St Mark (a visit to the church and its treasuries is included).

The Contarini Spiral StaircaseYou will then leave the tourists' crowd behind, and will enjoy walking through the narrow alleys and the tranquil small squares of the Sestiere of Castello (Castello's district). You'll now be ready to board our luxury boat and begin the excursion which will take you to visit the islands of Murano and Burano. In Murano you will have the opportunity tosee how glass is produced by the skillfull glassmasters in one of the best glass factories of the Island. Colorful houses in BuranoAnother boat ride, and then you'll walk through the typical narrow alleys of little and quaint Burano island, enjoying the many lace workshops and taking pictures of the colorful island

To make the most of your relaxing day, you can consider to have lunch in Burano, a fishermen's island, enjoying the best fish meal you could have in Venice. We will be pleased to suggest you some of the best restaurants of the island. A relaxing ride back to Venice will take you by some other islands of the Venetian Lagoon

Optional upon request: Lunch in Burano at on the most celebrated restaurants of the island (please inqury for menu's options)

Duration of the tour: 6 hrs

Tour price:
Private tour up to 6 persons: 760 euros
Group rate on request

The price includes: the service of a certified tour guide for 6 hours and the hiring of a private luxury water taxi for 4 hours.

The price does NOT include: entrance fees, food or beverages.


3. Art and Culture in Venice

Our third option is designed for the appreciators of Art who are eager to discover the cultural treasuries Venice has to offer.

A painting by Gentile Bellini in the Accademia Galleries in VeniceThe tour begins with the visit to one of the most important artistic sights in Venice: the Accademia Galleries where the richest collection of Venetian paintings is preserved. It's an incredible journey through the evolution of Art in Venice covering 5 centuries, from the 14th C to the 18th C.

The Grand Canal of VeniceAfter the Accademia, we'll take a relaxing break along the Zattere to enjoy the best ice cream you can find in town (or a drink/coffee). A luxury boat will then pick you up for a ride through the canals of Venice, to admire the wondeful palaces and their architectural styles. At the end of the boat tour there couldl be a short break for lunch if needed and requested at the time of booking (we can book for you a restaurant on request).

The way to Calvary by Tintoretto The tour will continue with the visit to the ancient Brotherhood of St Roch, where you will see more than 50 large canvasses painted by Tintoretto, one of the greatest Renaissance painters Venice ever had. The Frari's Church will then follow to see Titian's masterpiece, the Assumpion of the Virgin Mary, and many other works of art by Titian and other artists.

A walk through the district of San Polo will then take you to the Rialto Bridge, where the tour will end.

Duration: 6 hrs

Admission fees:
Accademia Galleries Regular: 11,00 €
Students 18-25 years (only E.E.C citizens): 3,25 €
Senior E.E.C citizens over 65: free (ID required)
Frari's Church : 2.50 €
Scuola di Sar Rocco :
Regular: 8.50 €
Groups: 7.00 €

Tour price:
Private tour up to 6 persons: 580 euros + admission fees
Group rate on request

The price includes: the service of a certified tour guide for 6 hours and the hiring of a private luxury water taxi

The price does NOT include: entrance fees, food or beverages.


Customized tours: you can also design your own Day in Venice selecting and combining together different parts of our tours, that you can find on this or other pages of our web site.

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