Venice private tours

  • Discover VeniceDiscover Venice

    Discover Venice

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    During this private Venice orientation tour, visit Piazza di San Marco, the Doge's Palace and other highlights of the lagoon.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Begin your adventure at the elegant Piazza San Marco, the political and religious heart of Venice
    • Admire the stunning golden mosaics and Byzantine-style domes of the Basilica of San Marco
    • Visit the adjacent Doge’s Palace, the center of Venice's maritime empire and a fascinating landmark
    • See one of the largest canvas works ever painted: the exquisite Renaissance masterpiece Paradiso by Tintoretto
    • Take a look at the famous Bridge of Sighs over the Rio di Palazzo
    • Climb up to the Loggia dei Cavalli for a close-up view of the famous equestrian statues or visit the Basilica's Pala d’Oro, a stunning gold altarpiece (optional)
    • Enjoy a breathtaking gondola ride down Venice's Grand Canal

    Private Venice Orientation Tour There's nothing like seeing Venice for the first time. Whether you arrive from the mainland crossing the lagoon by train, or moors in the heart of the ...

    Duration : 4 hours
  • Districts of Venice: A Walk Through Castello & the ArsenaleDistricts of Venice: A Walk Through Castello & the Arsenale

    Districts of Venice: A Walk Through Castello & the Arsenale

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    This private tour takes in the Castello district of Venice, including the Arsenale. The tour includes a vaporetto trip to Palladio’s San Giorgio Maggiore.

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Make a short vaporetto ride to Palladio‘s famous domed church, San Giorgio Maggiore
    • Admire a stupendous bird’s-eye view of the city from the vantage point of the church’s soaring brick Bell Tower
    • Stroll through the quintessentially Venetian Castello neighborhood, where the streets are filled with small workshops and everywhere there’s laundry hanging to dry
    • Enjoy another trip by vaporetto to the colossal Arsenale shipyard to see where Venice’s mighty flee was built
    • Take a look inside the Museo Storico Navale

    Private Castello and Arsenale Tour This private half-day tour of Castello and the Arsenale tour in Venice offers an entertaining and informative look at the city's illustrious maritime past. Starting at the ...

    Duration : 3-4 hours
  • Jewish VeniceJewish Venice

    Jewish Venice

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    Discover the history of Jewish Venice by starting in San Marco, meandering by the Rialto Bridge and ending in the Jewish Ghetto with an expert guide.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Start at Piazza San Marco, where the main decisions about foreign communities in the city were made
    • In front of the Doge’s Palace, learn about the Venetian government’s attitude towards the Papacy on one hand and Jews on the other
    • Continue to the Rialto Market area, and learn more about the economic history of the Jews in Venice
    • Cross the Grand Canal on a traghetto, a gondola ferry, to Cannaregio
    • Visit the three areas of the Ghetto: Ghetto Nuovo, Ghetto Vecchio, and Ghetto Novissimo
    • Take a look inside the small, well-curated Jewish Museum located in the Ghetto (optional)

    Tour Jewish Venice On this fascinating tour of Jewish Venice, you'll learn the history of the Jewish community since its beginnings in Venice during the second half of the 14th century. Your ...

    Duration : 3-4 hours
  • Lagoon of Venice: Murano and BuranoLagoon of Venice: Murano and Burano

    Lagoon of Venice: Murano and Burano

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    A half-day excursion to the islands of Murano and Burano in Venice, including a visit to a glass-blowing factory.

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Explore the famous islands of Venice lagoon (Murano, Burano and Torcello) on a private comfortable motor boat.
    • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert English-speaking guide on this special private tour of Venice’s islands.
    • Visit a glass-blowing factory to see how age-old techniques are used to create exquisite pieces of art.
    • Visit the Museo Vetrario, one of the world’s largest Venetian glass collections, inside the impressive 17th-century Palazzo Giustinian.
    • Take a boat ride to the neighboring island of Burano.
    • Enjoy a complete tour of the island while soaking up the charm of this fishing town complete with nets and sail cloths, and learn about a tombolo, the local lace-making technique.

    Torcello, Burano, and Murano Tour by Private Boat The ephemeral beauty of blown glass is a perfect reflection of the wonders of Venice and its lagoon. Experience this delicate art with ...

    Duration : 4 hours
  • Marble and Mosaic Masters

    Marble and Mosaic Masters

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    Enjoy exclusive visit to marble and mosaic workshops during this private Venice artisan tour, including the only remaining glass furnace in Venice.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Visit Giancarlo Comelato’s workshop where traditional techniques of sculpting marble are still used
    • Witness Giancarlo’s pride and passion for tradition and artisanship in the shop’s Marble Garden
    • Visit the Orsoni Mosaic Glass Furnace to see how glass sheets and mosaic tiles are made
    • See the ‘Library of Colors’ which contains countless tones, nuances, and colors beyond imagination showing the Orsoni family’s passion for mosaic art

    Venice Artisan Tour Marble and stone cover many of Venice’s brick-based buildings, and this private Venice artisan tour visits the last remaining marble shop in the city, shedding light on this artisan craft. ...

    Duration : 3 hours
  • The Venetian School of Color: Frari and San RoccoThe Venetian School of Color: Frari and San Rocco

    The Venetian School of Color: Frari and San Rocco

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    This private Venice art tour is aimed at art lovers through a visit to the Frari church and school of San Rocco, with work by Titian and Tintoretto.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, the main Venetian Franciscan church
    • Admire the masterpieces by Venetian painters such as Bellini’s Sacra Conversazione, Titian’s Assumption of the Virgin, and works by Donatello, Veneziano, and Vivarini
    • Visit the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, the former seat of a religious brotherhood, and marvel at an unforgettable collection of paintings by Tintoretto

    Venice Art Tour: Renaissance Masters from Titian to Tintoretto If you're an art lover with a penchant for the Italian Renaissance era, this Venice art tour is for you! With your own ...

    Duration : 3 hours
  • Venice's Finest Museum: Palazzo RezzonicoVenice's Finest Museum: Palazzo Rezzonico

    Venice’s Finest Museum: Palazzo Rezzonico

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    Enjoy the spectacular art collection and Rococo furnishings during this private Palazzo Rezzonico tour in Venice in the company of an expert guide.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Enjoy a spectacular view of the Grand Canal from the street entrance of Palazzo Rezzonico
    • Enter the Browning Mezzanine, which houses the Mestrovich Collection
    • Ascend the large staircase to the first floor to visit 11 rooms full of paintings and sculptures, including the Tiepolo-frescoed ballroom with its glistening glass chandeliers
    • Climb to the second floor, where you will visit the Alcove Room and the Chinese-style Green-Lacquered Room, among others, and admire works by Canaletto, Pietro Longhi, and Tiepolo
    • Continue to the top floor to see the reconstructed 18th-century Ai Do San Marchi Pharmacy, complete with original vases, alembics and vials

    Palazzo Rezzonico Tour: Grand Splendor on the Grande Canal Palazzo Rezzonico is considered to be one of Venice's finest museums because of its unique and distinctive character. Situated in the Dorsoduro district ...

    Duration : 3 hours