Breakfast at the hotel.Combine three exciting tours of Venice for a fun and comprehensive experience of the SerenissimaRepubblica, the best way of learning all there is to learn about this most beautiful of European cities.
Delve into the heart of the Floating City as you are taken through the stunning historical centre of Venice. Learn about the history and culture at the same time as you experience the atmosphere of the thriving hub. You will not miss out on any of the many striking monuments and sights as you are guided through Piazza San Marco, viewing the Basilica, the Ducal Palace and the Prisons.
With so many amazing sights, Venice's architectural and cultural heritage is best appreciated during a guided tour where all the research has been done for you! And the best way to savour the delightful sights is to travel by foot through the narrow streets and bustling squares of this venerable city.
Pause to take in the extravagant buildings which frame the Piazza San Marco. There are so many wondrous sights to take in that your eyes will not know where to look first! Competing for your attention are the towering Campanile of the Church of St Mark and the glittering Italo-Byzantine architecture of the Basilica.
At the end of the tour, you are offered the chance to visit a glass blowing factory and learn of the time-honoured tradition of Venetian glass making and design that continues today. Known for its skilful and elaborate use of colour and design, Venetian glass remains hugely popular. You will not only be tempted to buy a keepsake of your time in Venice, but will also be enthralled by the process that goes into making this beautiful product.
Meeting/ Pick up point: San Luca's Square: check and collection of all the vouchers and tickets. Clients will be taken to the tour starting point.
Duration: 1.5 hours approximately.
Start or opening time: Available daily at 9am.
Languages: From Nov 1 to Mar 31 - English (every day), French (Tue, Thu and Sat), German (Mon and Fri), Spanish (Wed, Sat and Sun), Portuguese (Mon and Fri). From April 1 to Oct 31 - available every day in aforementioned languages.
Others: It is not permitted to enter into Churches, Basilicas, etc, in shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders.
Later experience the Gondola seanade - Lose track of your senses and give up to the beauty of Venice on this romantic promenade by gondola. One cannot simply visit the Queen of the Adriatic and not enjoy a ride on the long black gondolas that glide through the city's many labyrinthine canals; and what better way to do it than with live music on board, so as to further enhance the overall artistic essence of this wonderful city.
So book a Gondola Serenade Group Tour and take pleasure in this delightful soothing journey along the quiet canals. This is by far the best way to soak up the atmosphere of the city. With the elegant ride, the music and the magnificent architecture, some might be tempted to lie prone, enraptured with Stendhal's Syndrome due to the overwhelming beauty of it all.
As you softly glide along the dark waters of the canals, you will soon come to realize why Venice was destined to become a large seaside power during the Mediaeval Ages, paving the way for the splendorous Renaissance age that then bloomed throughout the many Italian cities during the fourteenth and fifteenth century. The legacy of these wonderful times for science and art is made obvious on the facades of the many incredible buildings you'll glide by.
Come along for the ultimate romantic tour of Venice.
The moment you step onto the gondola, you will feel like you are stepping onto a dream; a dream that will recur in your thoughts for a very long time afterwards.
Duration: Approx. 35 minutes.
Start/opening time: From November to March at 3.30pm and from April to October at 6.30pm and 7.30pm.
• Gondola Stop Giglio, next to Gritti Palace