*Unmissable Sights in Venice
The tour starts with Saint Mark’s Square, the heart of Venice, framed by outstanding architecture spanning from the 11th to the 19th century.
First of all, your guide will tell you about the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prison of the Venetian Republic. You will also hear about the
sophisticated mechanism of the Clock tower and the Campanile. In addition, you will go inside the Basilica of Saint Mark to admire its walls covered with glittering mosaics.
Next you will take a relaxing gondola tour. While riding through a maze of narrow canals, you will admire the city in a different way. You’ll see also the Grand Canal, Venice’s high street,
which sweeps through the heart of Venice dividing the city in half. The parade of palaces bordering the winding waterway presents some of the finest buildings of the city.
The tour will continue strolling through the backstreets, to finally reach the famous Rialto bridge and the market place. This is one of the liveliest spots in the city where
locals buy fruits, vegetables and fish. Most of all, this is where the best osterie (taverns) are found, so you will taste the typical Venetian Cicchetti (tapas) with a glass of Prosecco wine.
Your taste buds will dance and sing! Unmissable Sights in Venice will continue to your next requested location. The jewish quarter.
This tour length is 6 Hours approximately and is conducted by an official English-speaking guide, which will escort you throughout the tour
Service includes: a professional and highly qualified English speaking tour guide for 6 hours, a private boat ride, Private gondola ride, Food and wine tasting (or other drinks), Boat ride from Murano to Venice
Venice Islands Tour will take you to the most famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello. An extremely relaxing tour, which combines many different characteristics of Venice. You will enjoy the natural beauty, craftsmanships, a genuine fisherman village atmosphere and the history of the earliest days. Murano is the island famous for its glass making, a traditional activity that still preserves the ancient techniques of the past. You will admire the glass masters producing the beautiful objects which have made them famous all over the world. Burano is the most cheerful, and one of the most populous islands of the lagoon. Its brightly painted houses give it the air of an Italian opera set. The success of its most important industries, like lace making, fishing and boat building, accounts for the well-being of its people. Yet lace is not the only attraction: the bright colours of the houses, all different from each other, are outstanting. This is also the place where the best typical Venetian food can be tasted, as well as very good cookies. Venice Islands Tour continues then to Torcello, the island considered the “Mother of Venice”. Here the earliest waves of refugees escaping the Barbarian invasions from the Mainland settled down between the 5th and 7th centuries. Today the island is nearly uninhabited (residents being reduced to 10). Covered by a rich typical vegetation, Torcello preserves the oldest monument of the Lagoon. The solemn Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in 639 and rebuilt in 1008, decorated with outstanding Byzantine mosaics. A very relaxing and enjoyable tour!
This shore excursion is approximately 5 hours long and is conducted by an official English-speaking guide, which will escort you throughout the tour
Service includes: a professional and highly qualified English speaking tour guide, a private luxury water taxi for the excursion, admission to the Basilica of Torcello