Special tailor-made tours ... to make your Venice experience unforgettable!

To make your staying in Venice truly unforgettable try a special tailor-made tour 

From a private gondola ride to a motorboat island tour, from a typical wooden boat tour in the Lagoon to a real gourmet experience in the best places in town.

The only limit is your imagination, we offer you 40 years of experience to help you make the most of your Venice trip. This is just a selection of our proposals, for any idea just let us know and we will study together the best way to make your dreams come true.

 

Saint Mark's Square Private Tour

Visit Saint Mark's Square and all Venice landmarks with your private guide. Choose the time, the language and even what you are more interested in... For just 198€ (price per group up to 10 people) you will have a different experience and see in depth the wonders of Venice. 

You will visit: Saint Mark's Square, the Ducal Palace and also the amazing golden Basilica of Saint Mark. 

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Helicopter Ride over Venice

Are you ready for an unforgettable experience? So get on board our helicopter and fasten your seat belts! Discover breathtaking views of Venice with all comforts!

1. Tour of Venice: from the Southern Lagoon to St.Mark's Area, a new, striking Venice! Flightime: 10/11 minutes. € 130 p.p.

2. Venice and Lagoon tour: Venice sorrounded by its islands, the Norhthern Lagoon and St. Mark's. Flightime: 20/21 minutes € 240 p.p.

3. Venice Islands and Chioggia: the full tour from Venice to Chioggia: unspoiled nature and amazing views. Flightime: 30/31 minutes. € 330 p.p.

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Venice for couples: private gondola ride and romantic lunch

Without any doubt the most romantic and unforgettable experience in Venice is enjoining a “promenade” by gondola, the typical Venetian boat used in the past by Venetian aristocrats.

Aboard a private gondola you will ride along the Grand Canal, the most famous and elegant waterway in the world and along the small and secret canals to fully appreciate the peculiarity ofthis floating city.

A specialized tourguide will pick you up at your hotel (if located in St. Mark’s area) to accompany you to the gondola embarkation point. Once aboard you will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride while your tourguide will tell you about the real peculiarity of Venice.

After the gondola ride, lead by your tourguide, you will enjoy a pleasant walk along the “calli and campi”, the typical Venetian streets and squares. At the end of the walking tour, your tourguide will lead you to a renowned typical restaurant where you will enjoy an excellent four-course lunch.

Send us an email to service@venicecitytours for more information!


 

Gondola: the making of! Visit to a "squero" 

This tour will lead you to discover one of the most interesting activities in Venice: the making of the famous gondolas.

Your visit will start at the famous Accademia Bridge, the only woodden bridge in Venice. You will then walk towards San Trovaso church, one of the oldest in Venice. 


Next stop will be an old squero where you will visit the workshop and learn all the secrets of this art directly from the words of the master artisans. You will discover for example that each gondola is built according to the weight of its gondoliers and that all measures are taken not in meters but in "venetian feet" used since 1400.

The tour will end with a walk on the Zattere, Venice sunny promenade with is fantastic views on the Giudecca island.

An interesting travel into the secrets of the gondola known as a symbol of Venice all over the world.

Send us an email to service@venicecitytours for more information!


ALL OUR PRIVATE TOURS

Venice Tours srl Venice private boat tours

Venice private boat tours

Six different tours to explore the Venetian Lagoon Explore natural landscapes that are found nowhere else in Italy Exclusive tours on a boat that has marked the history of nautics traditions and art treasures in the smaller islands that lie around Venice An unforgettable experience to discover the Venetian Lagoon, We have designed six different routes in the Lagoon of Venice, with different inspirations and durations :   Classic tour The most classic tour in the Lagoon of Venice. Discover the art of exquisite Murano glass, the colorful houses and lacemaking traditions in Burano, stories and legends about the mysterious and fascinating island of Torcello with its famous bell tower and the throne of Attila.   Around Venice - panoramic tour A complete tour to the islands surrounding Venice. Sant'Andrea delle Vignole ( fortress and harbor mouth) , the famous Lido of Venice, San Lazzaro degli Armeni, San Servolo, San Clemente, lonely Madonna delle Grazie, San Giorgio Maggiore and its architectures by Palladio, back to St. Mark's Square and over to the island of St. Elena and the ancient Arsenal of Venice.   Spirituality and Nature - tour of the northern lagoon Artistic and spiritual itinerary , this tour takes you to discover churches and monasteries scattered across a landscape of incredible beauty. St. Erasmus, the garden of Venice with its typical salt marshes, San Francesco del Deserto, monastery island founded by St. Francis himself, the island of Burano with its pastel-colored houses and Torcello mysterious island with its ancient architectures, and finally the beautiful island of Mazzorbo, formerly a place of recreation for the Venetian nobles, and the unspoilt northern Lagoon.   Tour of the forts A historic tour to discover the forts that surround Venice. Sant'Andrea delle Vignole, Sant'Erasmo and the Maximilian Tower, the splendid Murano to conclude with the island of San Michele, home to the monumental cemetery of Venice with its many famous people buried there.   Between the sea and the lagoon From the lagoon of Venice nearly to the open sea. Moving on to the Lido, the historical Malamocco and the island of Poveglia, we reach Pellestrina the southernmost of the three narrow coastal islands dividing the lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. The navigation continues between mussel crops and Casoni (the typical fishermen huts), until you reach Chioggia, the other Venice, defined by Goldoni as "a respectable town". A tour of unusual and off the beaten track areas.   Art and culture in the lagoon Art and culture mean not only Venice, but many of the islands in the lagoon. Santa Maria delle Grazie in 1264 was a shelter for pilgrims to the Holy Land, the island of San Clemente now turned into a luxury hotel, San Lazzaro degli Armeni with the historic monastery of Mekhitar priests, San Servolo ancient city asylum and now home of the 'Venice International University, and finally the island of San Giorgio with its Palladian church overlooking St. Mark's square.

Venice Tours srl Venice on air - Helicopter Tour over Venice

Venice on air - Helicopter Tour over Venice

Are you ready for an unforgettable experience? So get on board our helicopter and fasten your seat belts! Discover breathtaking views with all comforts! We have four available helicopter tours with different flight times and costs: 1. Tour of Venice: from the Southern Lagoon to St.Mark's Area, a new, striking Venice! Flightime: 10/11 minutes. € 130 p.p. 2. Venice and Lagoon tour: Venice sorrounded by its islands, the Norhthern Lagoon and St. Mark's. Flightime: 20/21 minutes € 240 p.p. 3. Venice Islands and Chioggia: the full tour from Venice to Chioggia: unspoiled nature and amazing views. Flightime: 30/31 minutes. € 330 p.p. 3. Wide Horizon tour: the full tour from Venice to Jesolo: an amazing journey from Venice to Jesolo beaches. Flightime: 30/31 minutes € 330 p.p. Optional: private transfer from St. Mark's area to Nicelli Airport in Venice Lido.   Tour of Venice Let yourself be swept away by a 10 minutes helicopter flight over the wonders of one of the most special and historic cities in the world! We will explore the channels and islands that have made it so famous. What are you waiting to get on board? We will see: the Mose “bocca di porto di lido” – Sant’Erasmo – San Francesco del deserto – Burano – Torcello – Madonna del monte – San Giacomo in Paludo – Murano – San Michele – Arsenale – Sant’Elena – San Giorgio Maggiore – Piazza San Marco e palazzo ducale – Santa Maria della Grazia – San Servolo – San Clemente – San Lazzaro degli Armeni – Lazzaretto vecchio – Casinò del lido di Venezia – Palazzo del cinema   Venice and Islands Do you want to know the secrets of Venice and its lagoon? This helicopter tour will let you discover the hidden corners of this magical city and its islands. A unique experience that should not be missed. We will see: the Mose “bocca di porto di Lido” – Sant’Erasmo – San Francesco del deserto – Burano – Torcello – Madonna del monte – San Giacomo in Paludo – Murano – San Michele – Arsenale – Sant’Elena – San Giorgio Maggiore – Piazza San Marco e palazzo ducale – Santa Maria della Grazia – San Servolo – San Clemente – San Lazzaro degli Armeni – Lazzaretto vecchio – Sacca Sessola – Santo Spirito – Poveglia – Golf club Venezia – Mose “bocca di porto di Malamocco” – Casinò del lido di Venezia – Palazzo del cinema Venice, islands and Chioggia Come with us in a 30 minutes flight to explore the boundaries of the most famous lagoon in the world! We will fly southbound to the beautiful town of Chioggia through the wonderful colors that give us those waters. Of course we will not miss the spectacle of the city of Venice and its islands rich in history! We will see: the Mose “bocca di porto di Lido” – Sant’Erasmo – San Francesco del deserto – Burano – Torcello – Madonna del monte – San Giacomo in Paludo – Murano – San Michele – Arsenale – Sant’Elena – San Giorgio Maggiore – Piazza San Marco e palazzo ducale – Santa Maria della Grazia – San Servolo – San Clemente – San Lazzaro degli Armeni – Lazzaretto vecchio – Sacca Sessola – Santo Spirito – Poveglia – Golf club Venezia – Mose “bocca di porto di Malamocco” – Pellestrina – Chioggia – Mose “bocca di porto di Chioggia” – Casinò del lido di Venezia – Palazzo del cinema Venice, islands and Jesolo Fly with us and let yourself be enchanted by the story that tell us the magnificent city of Venice and its beautiful islands, pushing north to the beautiful and famous beaches of Jesolo. In 30 minutes we will fly over centuries of history, from the origins of the city we will be catapulted into modernity of our times! Mose “bocca di porto di Lido” – Cavallino-Treporti – Marina del Cavallino – Lido di Jesolo – Burano – Torcello – Madonna del mont – San Giacomo in Paludo – Murano – San Michele – Arsenale – Sant’Elena – San Giorgio Maggiore – Piazza San Marco e palazzo ducale – Santa Maria della Grazia – San Servolo – San Clemente – San Lazzaro degli Armeni – Lazzaretto vecchio – Sacca Sessola – Santo Spirito – Poveglia – Golf club Venezia – Mose “bocca di porto di Malamocco” – Casinò del lido di Venezia – Palazzo del cinema

Venice Tours srl VENICE UNIQUE EXPERIENCE - Special Gran Canal Boat Tour and Venetian Lunch

VENICE UNIQUE EXPERIENCE - Special Gran Canal Boat Tour and Venetian Lunch

The tour starts with an excellent four-course lunch in a renowned typical restaurant. At the end ofthe lunch, at 2:30PM, your tourguide will lead you to where you will enjoy Enjoining this unique tour you will discover the marvels of the enchanting Venetian architecture. Your specialized tourguide will show you terrific palaces and buildings that bear witness to the great past of Venice. You will admire the city highlights completely relaxed aboard a private water taxi during a ride (approx. 1 hr. ) along the Grand Canal, the most spectacular “street” of the World. Your water taxi will stop at St. Marcuola, just in front of the fascinating Fondaco dei Turchi, and lead by your tourguide, you will enjoy a pleasant walk along the Strada Nuova. After crossing the worldwide famous Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge on the Grand Canal, you will reach the Rialto Market, once the center of Venice commercial and financial activities.   Key details: Meeting Point: Ristorante Do Forni -  Calle Specchieri San Marco 468. Please be there 5 minutes before the departure time. Duration: 4 hours (2 for lunch and 2 for tour) Timetable: 1:00 PM lunch and 3 PM tour Languages: English or French or Italian or German or Spanish Price: € 554 por couple - Extra persons (Maximum 6 extra) € 139 per person. Free under 2 years ONLY if child does not occupy an own seat. Any drinks or snacks for children are not included and shall be paid on the spot. Terms and conditions The itinerary could change in case of exceptionally bad weather. The tour does not operate on 24th, 25th and 31th December and 1st January. This Tour is a private tour. The tour is not fully accesible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. Comfortable shoes. For general conditions refer to our brochure "Discover Venice"

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Venice Tours srl Falling in love in Venice (gondola ride for couples)

Falling in love in Venice (gondola ride for couples)

Enjoy the romantic side of Venice with this gondola ride only for couples! When romanticism and love are running through your veins and you cannot wait to see your sweetheart blinded by passion, here is your choice to demonstrate your fiancée that you really care. A marvelous and enchanting gondola ride through the inner canals of Venice will let you discover the city from a different point of view. You will breath the atmosphere of the most ancient city in the world built on water. You will touch the sky when you will be served a romantic lunch or dinner in a lovely Venetian restaurant. You can choose between two famous restaurants! To check the menus click here! KEY DETAILS Meeting point: Gondoliers private landing stage in Campo Santo Stefano (Saint Stefano's Square). (Please be at meeting point 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour) Departure time gondolas: From 1st November to 31th March: at 12:00 PM and 5:15 PM  From 1st April to 31th October at 12:00 PM and 6:15 PM                           Lunch or dinner: from 12:30 PM and 7:00 PM Restaurants: Ristoranti Ai Coristi: San Marco, 1995 - Tel- +39 0415226677 (6 minutes walking distance from gondoliers stage) Ristorante Marco Polo: Salizada S.Lio 5571 - Tel. +39 0415235018 (13 minutes walking distance from gondoliers stage) Duration: about 2 hours: 30 minutes for gondola ride and 1.30 hour approximately for lunch or dinner Price: € 218 per couple at Ristorante Ai Coristi or Ristorante Marco Polo Don't miss our offer! Book this experience and the tour The Magic Art of Glassblowing is included! The client must have 2 vouchers: one for gondola and one for the restaurant - Mobile vouchers are accepted - Comfortable shoes suggested –  The tour does not operate on 21st November, 24th and 25th of December, on 1st of January and in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide or local gondolier's strike - The tour is considered private – For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice” – This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities

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Venice Tours srl SUNSET CRUISE

SUNSET CRUISE

This relaxing sunset cruise in Venice will allow you to enjoy enjoy the city from a privileged position. Starting from the Fondamenta Nuove your bragozzo, typical woodden boat used for fishing in the Lagoon, will sail towards Vignole and Sant'Erasmo, the gardens of Venice. You will then coast the Lido to reach the small island of the Lagoon: San Servolo, San Clemente and the tiny Graces Island. Between Giudecca and San Giorgio just as the magic of sunset enlighten the city, you could make a toast with a delicious glass of Prosecco! The striking view on StMark's and the Doge's Palace will make this sunset cruise unforgettable. A sunset cruise in Venice is an exciting experience perfect for the whole family!

Venice Tours srl VENICE UNIQUE EXPERIENCE - Special gondola ride and Venetian lunch

VENICE UNIQUE EXPERIENCE - Special gondola ride and Venetian lunch

Without any doubt the most romantic and unforgettable experience in Venice is enjoining a“promenade” by gondola, the typical Venetian boat used in the past by Venetian aristocrats. Aboard a private gondola you will ride along the Grand Canal, the most famous and elegantwaterway in the world and along the small and secret canals to fully appreciate the peculiarity ofthis floating city. A specialized tourguide will pick you up at your hotel (if located in St. Mark’s area)to accompany you to the gondola embarkation point. Once aboard you will enjoy a relaxing gondola ride (approx. 1 hour) while your tourguide will tell you about the real peculiarity of Venice. After the gondola ride, lead by your tourguide, you will enjoy a pleasant walk along the “calli and campi”, the typical Venetian streets and squares. At the end of the walking tour, your tourguide will lead you to a renowned typical restaurant where you will enjoy an excellent four-course lunch.

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Venice Tours srl VENICE MY LOVE! Private gondola serenade

VENICE MY LOVE! Private gondola serenade

Don't miss our offer! Book this experience and the tour Excurison to the Islands - Murano, Burano & Torcello is included! Discover Venice from a different point of view with this exclusive private gondola tour Ride on a gondola at your disposal on the Grand Canal admiring its majestic (Ca'Corner - Palazzo Barbaro - Palazzo Venier dei Leoni - Santa Maria della Salute) and discover the most romantic and pictoresque spots in the inner canals between Fenice Opera House and St. Moisè Church. A charming and captivating tour that will be made unforgettable by singers and musicians that will sing just for you the evergreens of Italian Music A must do experience for all Italy-lovers! Don't miss our offer! Book this experience and the tour Excurison to the Islands - Murano, Burano & Torcello is included!

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Venice Tours srl Romantic Private Gondola Ride

Romantic Private Gondola Ride

Special deal: pay just a deposit for your booking! Try this romantic private gondola ride in Venice if you want to feel like a Venetian Noble! Gondola was the usual mean of transport during the Republic Golden Age. It was so important that from the richness of the boat it was possibile to detect the wealth of its owner and its social status. Join the gondola at your disposal and ride along the Grand Canal. Look at the palaces reflecting on the canals, creating a startling play of light, it is an unforgettable experience. Comfortably seated during your private gondola ride you will see the Accademia Bridge and many palaces that make the Grand Canal the most amazing water way in the world.  The ride will then continue along small pictoresque canals. A private gondola ride in Venice is a captivating and relaxing experience to enjoy the city and its canals!   KEY DETAILS Meeting point:Gondoliers stop at Accademia. Located in front of the entrance of Accademia Art Galleries Departure time: choose your time slot Price: The price is NOT per person but total for the gondola (up to 6 passengers) Duration: approx. 30 minutes  Languages: on gondola there is no commentary      NEW, way of payment: just a deposit of  20%  will be charged upon confirmation, the 80% difference will be payed directly to the gondolier.   Bad weather: tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, if the ride can't be rescheduled, you will be refunded.     

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Venice Tours srl Fisherman for a day

Fisherman for a day

Relax, have fun and experience Venice from the open lagoon on a fishing excursion between the islands. From a traditional Venetian fishing boat, you will see breathtaking views of the islands and most famous sights of Venice while also living Venice as only real Venetians do. You will feel the tides and currents of the lagoon. Your captain, an expert Venetian fisherman, will teach about our native fish and Venetian fishing techniques and, of course, bring in the catch! Meanwhile, you will pass some of the most important monuments in Venice, maybe even cast your net just beside one. Altogether, there is no closer experience of the culture of the Venetian lagoon than this. This tour is not accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities - Comfortable shoes and sport clothes are suggested – A minimum of two people is required – The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party – It is not possible to take away the fish! – For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”

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Venice Tours srl GONDOLA: THE MAKING OF

GONDOLA: THE MAKING OF

This tour will lead you to discover one of the most interesting areas of Venice: Dorsoduro, where past and present of Venice meet. This area have been for centuries the heart of gondolas artesanal production.  Your visit will start at the famous Accademia Bridge, the only woodden bridge in Venice. You will then walk towards San Trovaso church, one of the oldest in Venice. The building, that was there since the foundation of the city, is characterized by a double façade, a double entrance that allowed the two rival families of the area to enter the church from different doors. Next stop will be the old San Trovaso Squero (workshop). Squero comes from Squara a team of people working together to create a boat. This lab is famous for its construction, as it looks exactly like a mountain house as its founders (as well as the wood) came from the Dolomiti Area. You will then move on towards the Squero Tramontin where you will visit the workshop and learn all the secrets of this art directly from the words of the master artisans. You will discover for example that each gondola is built according to the weight of its gondoliers and that all measures are taken not in meters but in "venetian feet" used since 1400. The tour will end with a walk on the Zattere, Venice sunny promenade with is fantastic views on the Giudecca island. An interesting travel into the secrets of the boat known as a symbol of Venice all over the world.

Venice Tours srl SECRET GARDENS OF VENICE

SECRET GARDENS OF VENICE

Fascinating tour to discover Venice secret gardens and green spaces. Anybody who has the chance to view Venice from the air might be surprised to discover just how many patches of green can be seen nestling between the canals and palazzo below. Between the 1600's and 1800's the city of Venice was dotted with hundreds of little gardens. The tradition of gardens in Venice dates back to the need of being absolutely independent and self-sufficient in case of war. The first green areas were just vegetable gardens with small flower corners. Nowadays only cloistered convents keep on growing fruit and vegetables, beside of the island of St.Erasmo, known as the garden of Venice. With the growing importance of Venice in Europe, many families decided to create ornamental gardens inspired by byzantine or french style. Many gardens were distroyed with the end of the Serenissma Republic, as many families tried to reduce their  property to avoid the heavy taxes fixed by Austrians. Gardens played an important role, both functional and social in the history of Venice. This tour will be a chance to learn stories and anecdotes on these secluded spaces. A realxing moment,off the beaten track and the crowd of St.Mark's Area to discover a more authentic Venice   

Venice Tours srl VENICE GOURMET

VENICE GOURMET

Try this surprising wine and food experience dinner, tasting venetian cuisine in one of the best restaurants in Venice! You can choose the four course dinner from a local cuisine menu. The offer changes seasonally to provide you always with the best available products! Every course (starter, first course, main course, dessert) will be served with a pairing glass of wine.  Four differen wines all coming from Veneto, one of the main region in Italy for wine production, world famous for its Prosecco, but also for the delicate withe wines (Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay) and for the tasty red wines of the Valpolicella. Before the dinner starts you will have a chance to taste the most famous aperitif in Italy: spritz! A well balanced cocktail of white wine and liquor that you will love.  A full immersion in Venetian cuisine, a fun night for everybody!

Venice Tours srl The Lost Treasure of Marco Polo

The Lost Treasure of Marco Polo

A walk through the city of Marco Polo and a jump back to Venice during medieval time! You start visiting Palazzo Loredan, once the house of seven Doges of Mocenigo Family and nowadays Institute of Science, Literature and Arts where you will admire some details of interior architecture of the Palace as well as its bust collection including the most important characters of Venice. Walking through hidden “calli” (Venetian narrow alleys) you then reach “Corte del Milion” and the house where Marco Polo lived. Nowadays the Marco Polo’s House, totally renovated in 1993, hosts the Malibran Theatre. During its restoration, archeologists found many important objects belonged to the Polo family including a rare purple glass produced in Murano in the 1300 B.C. After a short walk you reach the Rialto Market where an entire area named “Erbaria” was specifically dedicated only to the spices imported from Asia and from the rest of the world by Marco Polo and by Venetian traders. Here you will discover how the prices of spices and fish were calculated in the past. Aboard a private water taxi, travelling through part of the Grand Canal and smaller canals, you then reach Murano Island and visit a glass factory where an expert glass master, with the same ancient technique used in the past, will create in front of you a copy of the purple glass of Marco Polo. Tour ends in Murano Island. Key Details Meeting point: Hotel Pick up service for the hotels in the historical city center (Venice Island) otherwise at Venice Tours Office - San Marco 1130 Calle Tron (few Steps from St. Mark's Square. Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes approx. Timetable: From Monday to Friday at 9:30 Languages: English, Spanish or Italian Price: € 177 for a group from 1 to 5 person. This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. Comfortable shoes are suggested. The tour is private. Mobile vouchers accepted. For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”.  

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