Venice Tours

Venice Orientation walk & drink or gelato

This is perfect introductory tour to Venice so that you get to know the ins and outs just like the locals.  The tour covers the Jewish quarter and the Rialto Bridge where you’ll experience the fish and fruit market (closed on Sundays & Mondays).  While learning how to navigate the city with your private tour guide you’ll discuss Marco Polo’s trip to China as well as many Venetian stories & legends.  By this time you’ll be holding a gelato or drink in your hand while walking by the Church dedicated to Saints John & Paul followed by a glass blowing demonstration if you’d like.   Before you know it, you’ll be walking into one of the most beautiful places in Italy: Saint Mark’s Square.  The tour now covers 3 more sites, the intricate staircase Scala del Bovolo followed by the Fenice Opera House and end with a beautiful view of the Guggenheim Museum.

This best selling 3 hour private tour is divided into 2 hours walking & 1 hour in a private water taxi.  Your private tour guide will be with you throughout the entire tour including the boat ride.  This option allows you to cover more ground and see the Academy Bridge, the Rialto Bridge, the Guggenheim Museum and the Church of Santa Maria della Salute as well as other sites from the water taxi.  This tour will end in Saint Mark’s Square and will be customized along the way!

  • Tour length: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: we’ll decide this together
  • Meeting time: we’ll decide this together
  • Max group size:  this tour is private only to your party
  • Tickets:  All necessary tickets are included in the cost of the tour
  • Dress code: there is no dress code requirement

COSTS

  1. This tour is only offered 100% private
  2. The tour costs includes a private water taxi for 1 of the 3 hours as well as a drink or gelato per person
  3. Cost for 2 people is Euro 700
  4. Add an additional Euro 150 for each additional person in your party

Details

  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Dress code: the is no dress code requirement for this tour

Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark’s Basilica & city walk

Venice is a city made up of 118 islands linked with over 400 bridges.  The city is divided by the Grand Canal ending in Saint Mark’s Square where the Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica are located.  You’ll skip the line to the Doge’s Palace to see the Room of the Great Council which held more than 2700 members during the 1500s and then through the Bridge of Sighs followed by Saint Mark’s Basilica (exterior only) and end at the Rialto Bridge.  This 3 hour walking city tour is exclusive only to your party with your 100% private tour guide.

  • Tour length: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: at the HUGE column in St Mark’s Square with the winged lion at the top
  • Meeting time: 9:00am or 2:00pm
  • Max group size:  this tour is private only to your party
  • Tickets:  All necessary tickets are included in the cost of the tour
  • Dress code: shoulders and knees MUST NOT show because you’ll be visiting a few religious sites. Tuscan Tour Guide will not refund any amount if your entrance is denied

COSTS

  1. This tour is only offered 100% private
  2. The tour costs includes skip the line tickets to the Doge’s Palace
  3. Cost for 2 people is Euro 600
  4. Add an additional Euro 100 for each additional person in your party

Details

  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Dress code: shoulders and knees MUST NOT show.  Tuscan Tour Guide will not refund any amount if your entrance is denied
  • Although we make all necessary reservations to skip the line for all museums, Tuscan Tour Guide will not accept any responsibility or issue any reimbursement for extensive waiting times that are completely out of our control, such as during “high season”, strikes, change of opening hours, special celebrations or festivities, political or religious figure appearance, Easter week closings and/or but not limited to extreme weather conditions

Picture of meeting point

venice-tour-meeting-point

The Cannaregio area of Venice has a huge amount of history specially regarding Judaism.  The synagogue has tours exclusively done by their own qualified guides.  Tours are offered every day except Saturday from 10:30am to 5:30pm and are offered hourly beginning on the half hour.

Venice restaurants in no particular order:

  • L’Anice Stellato – Fondamenta de la Sensa Cannaregio 3272
  • Osteria ai 40 Ladroni – Fondamenta de la Sensa 3253
  • Osteria Oliva Nera – Castello 3417/3447 corner of Salizada dei Greci
  • Trattoria da Remigio – Castello 3416 corner of Salizada dei Greci
  • Al Covo – Castello 3968
  • Trattoria Corte Sconta – Castello 3886 Calle del Pestrin
  • Local – Castello 3303 Salizada dei Greci

Venice b&bs & hotels in no particular order:

  • Ca’ Fenice, suite guardando le gondole
  • Al Ponte Antico Hotel
  • Corte di Gabriella
  • NH Collection Venezia Palazzo Barocci
  • Ca’ dei Dogi
  • CimaRosa