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Venice Public Tours

WALKING TOUR OF VENICE (Tour T1)
Have a walk outdoors (no entries) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. An essential tour for the understanding of Venice!!
Route: Piazza San Marco – Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie.
Santa Maria Formosa – History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo – The “Pantheon” of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune. Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre – Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.
Languages: English daily – French daily – German daily – Spanish daily – Italian daily
Departure time: 09:10am
Duration: 1.30 hours approx. – the visit can be bilingual
 
THE DOGE’S PALACE (Tour T2)
The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of masterpieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. You’ll live it together with a Guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries. You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed!
The ticket for the Palace is included in the tour price and will allow you to entry without waiting. Audio-receiver devices for groups of 10 or more people is included.
Languages: English daily – French daily – German daily – Spanish daily – Italian daily
Departure time: 11:00am
Duration: 1 hour approx. – the visit can be bilingual
 
THE GOLDE3N BASILICA (Tour T3)
A guided tour in one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world! On this tour, escorted by a Tour Guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you’ll have the pleasure to savour beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire The Pala d’Oro, exquisite example of the byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones; enjoy the view of the Treasury, a splendour of the religious art collected along the centuries. The privileged entry and the special collaboration with the Curia of Venice allow us to avoid the queues! Audio-receiver device is included.
This tour does not operate on Sundays and other religious holidays. It is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions. In this case the tour can be held the next day. Proper clothing (no shorts or tank tops) in required. For security reasons backpacks are not allowed.
At the end, you can join an optional trip by private boat to Murano Island, to visit a glass factory for a touch of the Venetian greatest arts. The return to San Marco is included. The duration of the trip to Murano is about 2 hours.
Languages: English daily (except Sundays) – French daily (except Sundays) – German daily (except Sundays) – Spanish daily (except Sundays) – Italian daily (except Sundays)
Departure time: 12:00noon
Duration: 1 hour approx. – the visit can be bilingual
  
Above tours can also be sold together as follows:
  
DUCAL VENICE (Tour T1+T2)
Departure time: 09:10am
  
BYZANTINE VENICE(Tour T1+T3)
Departure time: 09:10am
This tour does not operate on Sundays and other religious holidays
This tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
  
INSIDE VENICE (Tour T2+T3)
Departure time: 11:00am
This tour does not operate on Sundays and other religious holidays
This tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
  
ABSOLUTE VENICE (Tour T1+T2+T3)
Departure time: 09:10am
This tour does not operate on Sundays and other religious holidays
This tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
  
THE DISCOVER VENICE (Tour T4)
Outdoors visit with the Tourist Guide of the area between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, passing by some special places: Teatro la Fenice, Scala del Bovolo, Rialto Bridge.
The tour does not include Piazza San Marco.
Languages: English daily – French daily – German on Monday and Friday – Spanish on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday -
Departure time: 03:00pm
Duration: 1.30 hour approx. – the visit can be bilingual
  
GONDOLA TOUR (Tour T5)
Embarking on a gondola (up to 6 people per gondola) for a tour along the Grand Canal (Santa Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area).
As there is no explanation, the tour does not include language services
Departure time: 04:30pm
This tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
Duration 35 minutes approx
  
Above tours can also be sold together:
  
Discover Venice and Gondola ride (Tours T4+T5)
Departure time: 03:00pm
This tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
  
GHOST AND LEGENDS (Tour T6)
Have an evening walk to discover unusual itineraries accompanied by tales of the rich tradition of legends and anecdotes of a city with ancient culture. The route is variable, tended to avoid big concentration of tourists and be immersed in an intimate and quiet atmosphere, helped by the twilight and darkness. Rialto area, Cannaregio and Castello.
Language: English on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday – French on Saturday
Departure: 08:00pm
Duration: 1.30 hours approx. – the walk can be bilingual on Saturday
  
EXCURSION TO THE ISLANDS
Excursion to the northern lagoon of Venice by private motor launch to visit the most famous islands: Murano, world known for glass-making, Burano for the hand-made lace and its colourful houses. Torcello as the first human settlement in the lagoon.
Departure: every day at 09:30am and 02:30pm from 09/03/13 to 10/11/13
This tour will not operate on 19/05/13 morning. During the Regata Storica the drop-off point will be Fondamente Nuove instead of San Marco. During the Regata di Burano, the island of Torcello will not be visited. This tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
Duration: 4 hours
  
GONDOLA SERENADE
Gondola tour with music along the canals of Venice including the Grand Canal.
Departure: every day at 06:30pm and 07:30pm
This tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
Duration: 35 minutes
  
GONDOLA SERENADE AND DINNER
Gondola tour with music along the canals of Venice including the Grand Canal followed by a “à la carte” menu at restaurant “Al Giglio”, located few steps away from the gondola station (beverages not included).
Departure: every day at 06:30pm and 07:30pm
The restaurant is reserved for the same day after the gondola serenade
This tour is not guaranteed with adverse weather conditions
Duration gondola serenade: 35 minutes