Take a guided tour of Venice, including a coach trip, private motorboat to and from the center of town, and an all-day tour guide. See St ... More info ›
Take a guided tour of Venice, including a coach trip, private motorboat to and from the center of town, and an all-day tour guide. See St. Mark's Square, Doges Palace, Rialto Bridge, and more, and enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own.
Throughout the excursion, on an air-conditioned coach, you will be escorted by an English speaking guide. There will be a morning coffee stop on the motorway on your way to Venice (own expense). During the drive to wonderful city of Venice, the guide will explain how the day is organized, what you will be able to see and give a brief history of the area. The city has an immensely rich artistic patrimony so obviously it is impossible to condense such an exhaustive collection into one day but on this tour you will be able to see the most famous sights of Venice.
Since all traffic in Venice moves on water, on arrival you will board a private motor boat which, going along the Giudecca Canal, will take you to S. Mark's Square. The guide will stop in the heart of Venice, in St. Mark's Square, to admire the Byzantine Basilica, the splendid Doges Palace, the Clock Tower, the Campanile and to capture the atmosphere of the most beautiful piazza in Europe. From S. Mark's the guide will lead you through the narrow streets to the imposing Rialto Bridge spanning the Grand Canal, a 16th century stone construction. Under its double porticoes are numerous shops selling various products peculiar to Venice: blown glassware, jewellery, lace, embroidery and carnival masks.
Of course there will be some free time for shopping or for a closer look at some of the artistic treasures of Venice. The guide will tell you where to meet for the return journey, again by motorboat, to the coach.
Finally there will be the opportunity of having a gondola ride, a lagoon motorboat trip or lunch organized by the guide as an optional extra. Please remember to bring suitable clothes to visit sacred places.