Venice Private Tours & Services

Venice Italy
Venice is an archipelago of 118 little islands all connected by glistening canals that are joined by historical bridges.  We offer the ultimate in luxury private tours and services in Venice, exploring the most important islands and all landmarks among the floating city.  
“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” — Truman Capote

Venice is the most unique city that needs to be explored with careful attention and professionalism. IAT VISION discovers the creativity that emerges from the soulful Italian heritage and extends to the arts, iconic fashion, literature to architecture, fine cuisine, wines of distinction and ancient history.

Ultimate five-star luxury private itineraries and bespoke experiences in Venice. Italy’s most elegant luxury hotels with character, refined services and authentic Italian hospitality where your expectations will be surpassed. 

Venice Private Tours & Services include among many services our luxury private limousine boats and water taxis, exclusive private dinners, private tours of major landmarks such as the Doge’s Palace and Piazza Ducale with advanced ticket entry – skip the line.

Art & History discoveries, Venetian concerts, private gondola rides with Champagne or a romantic aperitif with canapés, private walking tours, exceptional private boat tours to remote islands and artisan factories and wonderful private day-trips to the islands and surrounding areas of Venice including Verona, the Prosecco region and the Dolomite Alps.

Following is a small example of the possibilities, email us to enquire

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  • Extraordinary Venice by boat

    Private Limousine Tours in Venice Italy

    Visit the classic landmarks of Venice by private limousine boat with your English speaking guide. Together, you will cruise along the Grand Canal, which features the most iconic landmarks such as the Rialto Market, Accademia bridge, and countless terraces with gold-leafed facades of ancient palazzos that were constructed and extravagantly adorned explicitly to be shown off and admired by travellers on the main waterway. Visit the island of San Giorgio, St. Mark's Square, we can take you to the many islands of Venice, the day will be completely tailored to your preferences.


    Experience a private boat tour to visit the most important islands in Venice - MURANO, BURANO and TORCELLO or other islands that may be of interest to you. Pick up directly from your hotel, you will be greeted by an English speaking guide who will accompany you on board the boat for the duration of the private tour.

    Murano: Famous for its exquisite glass production, you will have special access to a glass factory and will be able to see the glass masters at work, producing the glass pieces famous throughout the world for the high quality in design. Enjoy some shopping time at the factory.

    Burano: A peaceful fisherman village where the houses are painted in the brightest of colours, a tranquil atmosphere where women weave beautiful hand made lace and the men weave nets to collect fresh fish from the lagoon.

    Torcello: An island that now counts just 20 inhabitants and was in the 7th century the first “Venice” and once held the largest population of the Republic of Venice. Torcello holds the oldest monument of Venice, the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, founded in 639.


    Our special private gondola rides will lead you along enchanting canals and lesser known areas to admire some of the most characteristic palaces in Venice on board a traditional gondola. Admire the majestic architectural masterpieces overlooking the water, a succession of bridges and views from a typical gondola ride in Venice. From the Basilica della Salute on the Grand Canal to the intimate and evocative atmosphere of the smaller canals in Venice. We take you deep into the smaller narrow canals where you can admire the hidden side of the real local Venice whilst being gently lulled by the calm sway along the typical little Venetian canals.

    It's possible to include an aperitivo on board with Champagne/Prosecco and some delicious canapés.


    Venice Limousine Boat Services

    Private Transfers from Venice Marco Polo Airport, Santa Lucia Railway station or Piazzale Roma to Venice city centre, directly to your hotel pier or to a preferred central location.

    Services included : Our private assistant will greet you at your arrival gate with a sign with your name on it, transfer by private deluxe water taxi or by private limousine (extra charges apply) taking you directly to your hotel's private pier or closest destination in the centre.

    LUXURY ADDITION : Private tour of the Grand Canal on the way to your hotel, once in the main Canal enjoy a glass of French Champagne or Prosecco.


    Enjoy a Private Gondola Ride Together with a Personal Photographer to Capture & Preserve Your Special Moments!

    Sail on a romantic passage through the cities majestic waterways and let your photographer capture your most special moments while you sit back and relax. The photos will be put into a beautiful digital photo book for you to keep as a unique souvenir of your time spent in Venice that you can show to your friends and family back home. Your private tour includes a tour hostess, 30 minute private gondola ride and professional photographer to capture your most spectacular moments in Venice. Plus a digital photo book (sent through dropbox) to download and keep forever to show your family and friends.

  • EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Private Gondola Ride, Photo shoot, Aperitif and Gala Dinner at Aman Palace

    By private Gondola (or limousine boat) you will arrive in the heart of the city and experience the Grand Canal before arriving at the 16th-century Palace, Aman Venice. Weather pending, we will organize a private aperitif in the garden (depending on the time of year and weather conditions) or relax inside the palace. The aperitif will be followed by a romantic dinner, prepared by the greatest local chefs, inside the luxurious Palace.


    Admire Venice waking up at your feet from Scala Contarini del Bovolo

    Somewhere in the notorious maze of Venice’s narrow alleyways, right in the middle of St.
    Mark’s sestiere, hides a staircase that winds up the tower-like facade of a historic palazzo, the Scala Contarini
    del Bovolo. Visit the magnificent Rialto Bridge, walk around the market, and discover its two main sites: Pescaria and Campo de l’Erbaria. Leave the market with its lively sounds
    behind and enjoy a breathtaking view from the rooftop of Fondaco dei Tedeschi, once a trading post for
    German merchants, depicted by Canaletto, and now one of the best photography spots of the entire lagoon. Wrap up your day sat in an ancient Palace with an aperitif.


    You cannot visit Venice without tasting a “spritz con aperol” (the local aperitivo with Prosecco wine, Aperol and sparkling water) and “cicchetti” (small portions of tasty food served hot or cold, similar to Spanish tapas) in a typical Venetian Bacaro. An enchanting private walking tour with a 30 minute private gondola ride, glide through centuries of history, allowing yourself to be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the Venetian Palazzi. The perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colours of this unique city built on water, you will be enthralled by what surrounds you.

  • VENICE HIGHLIGHTS Private Tour - Grand Canal, Murano and the centre of Venice

    Private Tours in Venice by water limousine - Italian Allure Travel

    The best way to know and experience Venice is by combining a water limousine boat ride along the Grand Canal and to the islands.

    The Grand Canal in Venice is reasonably defined as “the most beautiful avenue in the world”, combined with a walk through the secret canals of Venice this will be an unforgettable experience. Our crew will lead you through the most beautiful parts of the city and recall the legends, history; point out the monuments, architectural masterpieces, art and introduce you to the lives of those who created or enjoyed it – artists, noblemen, courtesans and other inhabitants of the lagoon.


    On our Doge’s Palace Secret Itineraries Tour, you’ll discover a darker side of Venice. You’ll see the Doge’s Palace’s hidden torture chambers and even Casanova’s jail cell. See all of the areas of the Palace that are not open to the public and even cross the notorious Bridge of Sighs. If you’re looking for a unique Venice experience, The Doge’s Palace Secret Itineraries Tour is your best option. Visit sections of the palace that are
    restricted to the general public.

  • Cooking Class at 5 Star Chef’s home

    Start the day early with a visit to the Rialto markets to buy the freshest produce. With your Chef as your guide you will learn a great deal about the variety of products you can find here.
    During the cooking class our Venetian chef
    will teach you some main skills and reveal the secrets of how to prepare the dishes of your selected menu.
    Enjoy your prepared dishes with a glass of wine and celebrate your new skills in the kitchen and the
    knowledge of Italian cuisine.


    Enjoy a Private Gondola Ride sipping on a glass of Champagne and tasting some delicious local snacks!
    A unique sightseeing tour with an assistant who will meet you at your hotel/apartment and guide you to your private gondola. You will then sail on a romantic passage through the cities majestic waterways enjoying Champagne, the beauty of Venice from the canal and the peace of the city away from the crowds.


    An exclusive opportunity to have a private preview of the Doge’s Palace. Observe the palace without large crowds and enjoy the grandeur, this was primarily served as a private residence for the doge, and as a place where the most important political decisions were made and carried out.
    You will see the halls of the body of government, private rooms, the famous Bridge of Sighs, and other secret and mysterious corners of this magnificent building that are not accessible for the general public. You will also have an access to prison where many sentenced people were executing their punishments, the very same cells where the most famous romantic adventurer Giacomo Casanova once was captured and kept until his crafty escape.

    After walking around the Doge’s Palace, our guide will invite you for breakfast in one of the oldest cafés in Venice, Café Florian which faces San Marco’s Square and the Basilica. Both for locals and visitors this magnificent place has become a desired spot to enjoy coffee and admire the beauty of the centre of Venice.


    Cortina d'Ampezzo, Dolomites

    Exclusive private day-trip from Venice to experience the Dolomites in Northern Italy. Discover Cortina d’Ampezzo, Marmolada with Mount Civetta and Mount Pelmo and many more beautiful villages and mountains.

    Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site the Dolomites offers outstanding beauty with unique landscapes and incomparable geological and geo-morphological features.

    Like all of our private experiences, this day can be tailored to meet individual requests.

    Email us to enquire about suggested Itineraries.


    Private Full-Day Bespoke Prosecco Experience departing from Venice. Discover unexpected breathtaking views from the mountain-tops, where some of the best vineyards can be found for the production of Italian Prosecco.

    Immerse yourself amongst the nature, bypassing the vineyards and forest through fields until arriving at the heart of a picturesque winery estate. Tastings of local fresh produce to accompany the fine wines that will be tasted at two different vineyards.

    Choose to visit a nearby antique church to see the art and cultural treasures, and enjoy a picnic lunch or be invited to dine at a superb local restaurant with views over the village.

    Tailored to individual requests.

  • Venice off the beaten tracks with Casanova or Marcopolo live actors

    Live Actors in Venice

    A private guided tour among the alleyways of Venice, with professional actors in Venetian costume by your side - captivating, entertaining and a unique discovery of the floating city.

    Itinerary 1 Casanova : Visit Casanova sites walking along his trails to discover the places that have seen the actions of
    the famous Venetian womanizer! A walk around Casanova's favourite city, where all the sites he frequented
    represent a kind of Casanova Venice museum at the end , meet Casanova it’s self!

    Itinerary 2 Marcopolo : Enjoy an unusual tour of the city through the history of one of its most famous
    characters: Marco Polo! A fascinating walking tour in the city of Marco Polo to discover the glimpses of
    medieval buildings of Venice. Reminisce about the glorious merchants of the Serenissima Repubblica who
    worked along these streets and in the ancient markets. At the end experience a live exhibition of Marco Polo.

  • Venice Art & History full-day tour including Doge’s Palace – Santi Giovanni e Paolo- Chiesa dei Miracoli – Ca’d’Oro

    Exclusive Private Tours and Events in Venice, Italy

    The Doge’s Palace - The palace is an amazing example of Venetian Gothic architecture. It was the home of
    the Doge and law making institutions and a symbol of the wealth and power wielded by the Serenissima, the Venetian Republic. Inside are the Great Council rooms, the Senate, the constituency all decorated with
    paintings by Tintoretto, Titian and Veronese. There are also the private rooms of the Doge, the famous Council
    of Ten rooms, the Armoury and the Prisons.

    Basilica of Saints Giovanni and Paolo (San Zanipolo): The Basilica is a wonderful example of Gothic-Venetian
    style. It was built by the Dominican order between 1246 and 1430.
    The church held an important position in the Serenissima’s (Venetian Republic’s) history being a burial place for
    Doges since the 1400s making it Venice’s own Pantheon.

    Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli: The church can be found in a tiny square called the Miracoli. Its exterior
    and interior is decorated with many coloured marble.
    Its ‘bijoux’ like size and the preciousness of its decoration make it a wonderful example of Venetian Renaissance architecture.
    It is the work of Pietro Lombardo and his workshop between 1481 and 1489. The church was commissioned by Angelo Amadi to house an image of the Virgin with Child and Saints by Nicolò di Pietro (14th– 15th century ). The painting was said to be miraculous and can now be seen on the

    Giorgio Franchetti Gallery at Ca' d'Oro : Located in the Cà d’Oro, the most beautiful Gothic palace on
    the Grand Canal, the Giorgio Franchetti Gallery displays sculptures, bronzes, ceramics, furniture and paintings
    from the Tuscan, Flemish and Venetian schools.
    Many works are Mantegna’s, Giorgione’s, and Tiziano’s and come from the Fondaco dei Tedeschi.

  • Venice Art & History full-day tour of the Accademia – Frari – Scuola Grande di San Rocco

    Venice Accademia Bridge

    ACCADEMIA GALLERIES : The monumental complex of the Accademia Galleries is set in the famous Scuola
    Grande di Santa Maria della Carità, one of the most ancient lay confraternities in the city. The others church
    of St Mary and the monastery of the Lateran Canons, built by Andrea Palladio. The exhibition of paintings is set
    within the Accademia Galleries and constitutes the most important collection of Venetian paintings from the
    IV Byzantine and Gothic centuries to Renaissance artists and 1700s landscape painters. Admire works of art by such Masters as Paolo Veneziano and Renaissance painters - Bellini,
    Carpaccio, Giorgione,Tiziano,Tintoretto, Veronese – until the 1700s with Tiepolo, Canaletto, Piazzetta, Guardi,
    Rosalba Carriera and Pietro Longhi.

    BASILICA OF SANTA MARIA GLORIOSA DEI FRARI: After the Basilica of St. Mark's, the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is the most remarkable ecclesiastical complex in Venice, as well as being one of the most
    important Franciscan foundations in Italy. Over the centuries the Basilica has become a veritable treasure chest of exceptional works of art. The most famous masterpiece of Titian's early maturity: "The Assumption" (1516-1518). Titian's famous "Virgin Mary from Cà Pesaro" (1526).
    In the sacristy the "Triptych with Virgin Mary and Saints" by Giovanni Bellini (1488) of the Pesaro chapel,
    considered one of the various masterpieces of the Venetian paintings from the '4oo's, is ideally accompanied
    by the "Triptych of Saint Mark's (1474) by Bartolomeo Vivarini which now hangs in the elegant Corner chapel.

    SCUOLA GRANDE DI SAN ROCCO : was dedicated to the protector of plague vicitms. It is a beautiful
    Rennaissance building whose interiori s rich with works of art by Tintoretto, Giorgione, Tiziano, Giambattista
    Tiepolo and wooden sculptures by Francesco Pianta.