San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
VENICE GRAND TOUR
Highlights of this tour :
St Mark's Square and St Mark's Basilica (with priority entrance included)
Navigation along the canals on a private watertaxi (40 minutes)
Visit to one of the top Murano Glass factories
Walk off the beaten track to Rialto Bridge
Rialto food market
The tour is designed to be a complete introduction to Venice in just three and a half hours.
It will include St. Mark's Square and the interior of the Basilica (which cannot be done if there is "acqua alta," high water, or religious holidays), with an overview of all the celebrated monuments. This part of the tour allows our guides to provide you with a good historic introduction to the city: its birth, peak, and decline throughout the years, spanning from the 9th through 19th centuries. We will then board a private boat to cruise parts of the Grand Canal, still the main thoroughfare, to admire the homes of the rich and powerful in past and present Venice, each with their unique style and charm.
We will also navigate some of the narrow canals where public ferries are not allowed to go, sided by hidden gardens and picturesque residences, for a more intimate insight on Venice's residential areas.
We continue up to the Northern Lagoon to visit the island of Murano, a major center of glassblowing for 800 years. You will be able to see an actual production line at one of the top glass factories.
After returning to Venice we will have some time to explore the backstreets, where the Venetians live, to savor everyday life. Our tour concludes at the Rialto food market , the bustling "heart" of Venice. Our guide will be happy to advise about restaurants, gelato and the like ! Will also advise about what else there's to see in Venice....
Meeting point and meeting time:
9.30 am - St. Mark's Square, by the exit of the
Doges' Palace (see picture on top)
Duration: 3 and a half hours
Cost: Euro 135 per person
Number of participants: maximum 8 people
Dress code and advice:
No shorts (knee high are fine) - no sleeveless (short sleeves ok).
Our tours are intense and include quite a good amount of walking, good legs and good shoes are necessary.
As official city guides we can access St Mark's Basilica through a priority entrance from April through October.
(as noted above, high tide and religious services permitting)
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OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS
are designed for those who would like to share our
Venice walks with some other travelers. Tours will operate weekly from May 1st, until October 31st
All tours are conducted in English by professional, expert guide-lecturers. For more infos send us an email at : firstname.lastname@example.org
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Booking with us will provide you with:
- the skills of a professional expert guide
- the insider's view and the warm and lively approach of a native Italian friend
- a deep knowledge of the artistic and historical heritage of each city, combined with a first hand experience of today's Italy.
-- right into the heart of Italy with your own personal expert....