GENERAL OVERVIEW: tour for first-time visitors
We admire all the landmarks of the famous Piazza San Marco, St. Mark’s Square, the former political centre of the Venetian Republic. The Gothic Doge’s Palace, once the seat of the government, the former prison building and the Bridge of Sighs will be all explained from the outside. We admire St. Mark’s Church with its breathtaking glittering mosaics and visit either the spectacular Pala d’Oro or the Quadriga and the Terrace. Through the main shopping street we walk over to the oldest bridge on the Grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge. We discover how Venetians ruled over part of the Mediterranean thanks to luxury goods imported from the Far East and admire the former trading centre, now the still lively fruit, vegetable and fish market.
2 Hours | € 160.00
DOGE’S PALACE A ‘MUST’ !
We explain all the landmarks of the famous Piazza San Marco, St. Mark’s Square, the former political centre of the Venetian Republic. Then we enter the Gothic Doge’s Palace, once the seat of the government, where the Doge, the ‘leader’ lived and together with his advisors and politicians decided the fate of Europe in the 15th and 16th C. We admire in the courtyard the impressive Giants’ Staircase, we ascend the magnificent Renaissance Golden Staircase and reach the amazing rooms decorated with paintings by Veronese, Tintoretto and Titian. We cross the well-known Bridge of Sighs to walk through the empty cells of the former prison building. The tour ends with a short visit to the oldest church in Venice, St. Mark’s Church.
2 Hours | € 160.00
ST. MARK’S + MARCO POLO’S HOUSE + RIALTO
Walking tour with several places of interest. We start with all the landmarks of the famous Piazza San Marco, St. Mark’s Square, the former political centre of the Venetian Republic. The Gothic Doge’s Palace, once the seat of the government, the former prison building and the Bridge of Sighs will be all explained from the outside. We walk briefly through St. Mark’s Church with its breathtaking golden mosaics. From there we walk through a labyrinth of narrow streets over to a charming square Santa Maria Formosa, over to the bookshop with books in boats, bath tubs and barrels up to Marco Polo’s former house. We learn about the stunning travels of this adventurous Venetian explorer of the Middle Ages. We then finish our informative introductory walk by the Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal.
3 Hours | € 240.00
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF VENICE: BY FOOT AND BY WATER
A fascinating private tour by sea and by land to Venice’s ‘Must See’ sites. An ideal experience for those seeking an informative exploration of Venice’s big “must-see” highlights. Hear the stories of the people and places that forged this breathtaking city. Includes a two-hour walking tour and a one-hour private boat ride along the canals of the city.
3 Hours | From: € 420.00
VENICE ISLANDS TOUR: PRIVATE BOAT RIDE TO MURANO AND BURANO
Escape the crowds and spend an afternoon exploring Venice’s lagoon islands
Leave the hustle of St. Marks Square behind and take off on a romantic ride by private boat to the Venetian lagoon of Murano, Burano and Torcello islands. Your English-speaking captain will direct you to the best glass blowing workshop and most beautiful pastel lined canals as you set off on your pleasant afternoon.
4 Hours | From: € 840.00
VENETIAN PALACES TOURS – For interior designers and all those who love viewing former private homes
CA’ REZZONICO – A must-see magnificent attraction
QUERINI STAMPALIA AND CARLO SCARPA – Interesting especially for architects
MOCENIGO PALACE AND PERFUME MUSEUM – A remarkable patrician house
CA’ D’ORO – Amazing floors
PALAZZO GRIMANI – The history of a powerful family
Price per hour: € 80.00