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Your tour representative will meet you at the Cruise Terminal in Venice Port, for this Venice Half Day tour. Let your Venice Half Day Tour begin, with a boat ride to Piazza Saint Marco! Your first stop will be the Palazzo Ducale, or Doge’s Palace, residence of the Doge of Venice, and ancient HQ of Venice’ Government for more than a thousand years. Your professional guide will give you an interesting description of some famous creations by renowned artists such as Tintoretto. While visiting the Doge’s Palace, you will see La Sala del Gran Consiglio, the Hall of the Grand Council, and many other extraordinary works of art. Of course, you can’t miss the chance to walk on the “Bridge of Sighs”and visit the Venetian Republic’s State prison. As one of the final experiences, you’ll return to Piazza San Marco Square, where your professional guide will give you a meticulous description of this Square is so famous. The amazing thing is that the Square is always full of life: Children’s laughter, chatter and music and little cafés where you can enjoy some time to relax, have an Espresso, some homemade gelato, maybe. Another thing you absolutely have to try is a traditional gondola ride. Take a stroll through the many canals such as Canal Grande and take in the scenery. *Upon request we can arrange a private transfer back to the cruise ship after the Half Day tour in Venice
Your private English speaking guide will greet you directly at the Cruise Terminal in Venice Port, for this Highlight tour. Your first activity will be a private boat ride on a luxury boat, through the Giudecca Canal. To reach the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The church of Saint George, built in the 16th C., is among Andrea Palladio‘s greatest architectural achievements. The major works of art in the church are two large paintings by Tintoretto: The Last Supper and the Gathering of the Manna. An impressive choir-stalls right behind the Main Altar will draw your attention, before taking the elevator to reach the top of the bell tower. The view and the incomparable Venetian features will take your breath away. Your next stop will be Murano Island, sailing by the Lido Island, the church of Saint Peter, former Cathedral of Venice, and the old Shipyard. In Murano you will visit one of the major glass making factories where the worldwide renowned handmade glass art is produced. To reach Saint Mark’s Square, you’ll ride through some of the typical small canals of the Catello District. The tour will continue with an orientation walk through the most famous Square in the world, surrounded by majestic buildings dating from the 11th to the 19th Century. *Upon Request: We can organize, transportation back to the ship
The first visited venue will be the Doge’s Palace. Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), the HQ of ancient Venetian Republic, is perhaps the most illustrious of buildings in Venice’ landmarks. It not only was the private residence of the Doge of Venice, it also hosted the House of Government of the Venetian Republic throughout the Centuries. It now houses decorations and art works and paintings! During your visit you will get a complete insight, thanks to the knowledge of your private guide, of the true meanings of this City’s history, artistically, politically and aristocratically. From The Doge’s Palace you will walk to the World famous “Ponte dei Sospiri” (The Bridge of Sighs) from where you can see the “New Prison of Venice”, built in the late 16th century. Your guide will then take you to see the Basilica of San Marco also known as the Golden Church as it is covered in almost two acres of golden mosaics and admire the golden the magnificent Golden Screen. The day will continue with a private boat tour to admire the Venetian lagoon. During the tour you will visit Murano, where the art of glass making is still strong in the local community and where you can find glass men workshops, that produce art creations with glass. At the end of this Venice Full Day tour, you will return to Piazza San Marco. *Upon request we can organize a private transfer back to the cruise port
Surround yourself in the typical venetian atmosphere, on this private Venice Island Tour Your private English speaking guide will greet you at the cruise terminal, to take you on a private boat ride through the Lagoon. This Venice Island Tour will give you a taste of the true Venetian Lifestyle. You will be surrounded by different features and sceneries within a blink of an eye. The lagoon hosts some of the most important species of the Italian fauna and flora. The two most important islands in the venetian lagoon are Murano & Burano. One is the lagoon’s “art district”, Murano, famous for its renowned glass-works, Worldwide. Glass-work has always been a pillar in Venice’ culture and lifestyle, for centuries. And one is the fishermen’s Island, Burano. Incredible how this charming venue is still strongly attached to ancient traditions. During the tour you will find that the two completely different lifestyles coexist in perfect harmony, creating a unique atmosphere that determines the singularity of the local culture. *Upon request, if you’d like to spend more time in Burano, before returning to the cruise terminal, you can enjoy a traditional Venetian meal and taste some of the best fish dishes in Italy, in a local Burano restaurant.
This tour is the perfect mixture of Art & good food in Venice. Your tour guide will meet you at the Port, from where you will head to Piazzale Roma on your private luxury vehicle, for this trip in Venice’ art and food Culture. Your walking tour starts with a stroll along the quaint, narrow streets of Venice, to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. This venue is possibly one of the most significant sites in Venice. Built in the 16th Century and frequented by the wealthy families of Venice, it was used to host charity events and take care of the indigent, ill and poor. These walls are the guardians of masterpieces of authors as Tintoretto or Bellini. Another stop will be Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. A majestic Gothic building, absolutely breathtaking, adorned with impressive details, typical of the period. You will fully appreciate such graphic and unique decorations. Enjoy the outstanding Assumption of the Virgin Mary, by Tiziano, Titian. Your next stop will be at the Rialto Marketplace; this is one of the most scenic venues. Walking through the farmer’s market, between produce stands and the fresh fish stands, you will head to a Venetian Osteria where you can enjoy yourself trying out the local, traditional Venetian appetizers, similar to Spanish tapas. Usually paired with a glass of wine for a perfect aperitivo! You cannot end the day, without wandering through the narrow paths of Canal Grande. At the end of your tour in Venice art and food culture, in case you’d like to visit the City on your own a little longer before returning to the cruise ship, your guide will give you all the directions you’ll need on how to reach the Port, along with some suggestions on where you could stop to eat some local dishes or other venues you can visit.
Discovering the Magic of Venice during Your Venice Shore Excursion.
Venice offers priceless art, stunning architecture and secret itineraries.
Venice hides treasures in every corner, among its romantic canals and alleys.
Given its important history and the many things to see, being accompanied by an experienced guide could really make a difference.
In addition to walking in a wonderful city you can discover many curiosities, including mysteries, that will make your stay even more exciting.
Venice in a Day is a private guided tour of the best locations in La Serenissima, that you can visit exclusively with one of our private guides. A walking tour to visit the most beautiful venues like Basilica of St. Mark, famous all over the world for the beautiful golden Mosaics, The Rialto Bridge, the bridge of Sighs.
With our tour of the islands of Venice you can visit the beautiful Murano and Burano. Murano is famous for its glass processing and Burano, famous for its lace and for its colorful houses.
Do not miss a gondola ride, the most traditional boat in Venice. You can walk the Grand Canal and admire the picturesque landscape.