Extraordinary Venice by boat
Visit all of Venice's classic landmarks on our newest luxury tour. Our water limousine boat and private English speaking guide will be sent to pick you up from your hotel in Venice. 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. The winding around narrow alleyways, passing by singing gondoliers, catching a glimpse into all of the hidden parts of the city accessible only by waterway. The first stop will be at the island of San Giorgio located across the main island of Venice. The island features a beautiful church, hidden garden with a labyrinthian hedges, and a stunning bell tower from which you will be able to see the entire landscape of this otherworldly lagoon. Then, we will motor across to the heart of Venice itself: St. Mark's Square. Surrounded by the music of the live classical bands, under the rows of ornately-decorated galleries lit up by flickering lights, and faced with the shimmering golden cupolas of St. Mark's Basilica, you will be transported to a different time, standing in one of the most extraordinary places in the world. Our English- speaking tour guide will be able to tell you everything and anything you'd like to know about the city, from its golden age as La Serenissima to daily life. The tour ends at Harry's Bar, one of the most historic and famous locales of Venice, frequented by the likes of Toscanini, Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Truman Capote, Peggy Guggenheim, George Clooney, and most notably, Ernest Hemmingway. We will, of course, be drinking Bellini cocktails, an intoxicating mix of Prosecco sparkling wine and sweet peach nectar, originally invented at Harry's Bar. Duration: 3 hours
PRIVATE ISLAND BOAT TOUR TO MURANO, BURANO AND TORCELLO
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.
This private tour will start by picking you up at your hotel’s jetty or nearby location, you will be greeted by an English speaking guide who will accompany you on board the boat for the duration of the excursion.
Experience VIP treatment, a sophisticated and charming way to see this unique city that has been completely built on water.
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 before boarding the boat for your next stop.
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.
All tour are private and can be tailored to individual requirements.
It is possible to visit many different islands on request.
PRIVATE GONDOLA RIDE
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.
You will 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. You will delve deeper in the picturesque 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.
We can include a private assistant at embarkation, a private guide depending on your preferences and aperitivo on board with Champagne/Prosecco and some delicious canapés.
PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR & GONDOLA RIDE
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.
This unique experience is perfect for honeymooners, just married, families, friends or solo travellers.
EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Private Gondola Ride, Photo shoot, Aperitif and Gala Dinner at Aman Palace
An exclusive experience, our professional photographer will capture the most beautiful and memorable moments of your journey. By private Gondola 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 on the flower-decorated rooftop that presents breathtaking panoramic views of the city. A perfect time to relax, enjoy a glass of Champagne with loved ones or friends. The aperitif will be followed by a romantic dinner, prepared by the greatest local chefs, inside the luxurious Palace. This majestic atmosphere, with a view of the Grand Canal, music and candlelight will become a setting for your most unforgettable moments in Venice.
VENICE PRIVATE TRANSFERS
Private Transfers from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Venice city centre, directly to your private hotel pier or to a preferred central location.
Private transfers from Venice Santa Lucia Railway station, Piazzale Roma or anywhere in Venice to the city centre.
Quick and easy private transfer service to or from your Cruise Terminal to the centre of Venice.
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.
Price : Quoted per enquiry dependant on the number of people and luggage
LUXURY ADDITION : Enjoy a glass of French Champagne from the moment you arrive to immediately start your vacation in this unique city in the most beautiful way. Extra cost applies
A NIGHT AT A PALACE, AN EXCLUSIVE EVENT
Be transported to a unique location on the Grand Canal, a historic mansion that has seen famous people of nobility, doges and many secrets, a charming place to live unique moments placing yourself into the role of a noble Venetian aristocrat for an evening.
A synergy of elegance, luxury, nobility, beauty and flavours, a total exclusive and sensory experience!
Duration 3-4 hours
PRIVATE GONDOLA & APERITIVO AT HAPPY HOUR
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!
Here you can have an unusual meal with a selection of fish, meat and vegetable dishes and a delicious drink called “ombra” which is a small glass of red or white local wine. The most popular cicchetti are crostini toasts with codfish, fried mozzarella, polenta with fried shrimps, “sarde in saor” (marinated sardines with onion), boiled octopus, fried meat balls, grilled vegetables and fried squid.
Take this enchanting private gondola tour and 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.
Services included : English speaking tour guide at your disposal for 2 hours, private 30 min gondola ride , 2 stops at local bacaro with tastings.
VENICE HIGHLIGHTS Private Tour - Grand Canal, Murano and the centre of Venice
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.
VENICE SAN MARCO - EXCLUSIVE BASILICA & DOGE'S PALACE PRIVATE TOUR
A private exclusive guided tour to the most famous attractions in Venice - San Marco Basilica and the Doge's Palace.
Be guided through the world famous Doge's Palace, the seat of government of the Republic and the Doge's private residence. Inside the Palace you will be marvelled by the halls of government and justice, the private apartments of the Doge, prisons and the extremely famous Bridge of Sighs that most people only see from the outside.
Following this you will continue for a private tour of San Marco Basilica, where lies the body of St. Mark the Evangelist.
The Basilica is covered in glistening mosaics and filled with ancient relics depicting stories from the Old and New Testaments.
You will experience this breathtaking space with the most knowledgeable guide. Learn all about the famous gold altarpiece decorated with enamels and precious stones, one of the masterpieces of Byzantine goldsmiths world's most important, and climb to the loggia or terrace horses, where you will enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of St. Mark's Square and its famous monuments.
Includes: Skip the line tickets, private guide (multiple languages)
FULL DAY BESPOKE PROSECCO EXPERIENCE DEPARTING FROM VENICE
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.
PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION FROM YOUR CRUISE SHIP
A ‘Private Guided Tour’ from your cruise ship visiting the most famous attractions in Venice including St. Mark's Square, the Doges Palace and its breathtaking monuments.
Our representative will meet you at the cruise dock and you will be transferred by private luxury water taxi on a scenic tour taking you directly to San Marco square where a licensed guide will wait for you to begin a pleasant walk around the piazza.
You will visit the Doge’s Palace that is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the seat of government of the Republic and the Doge’s private residence. The Doge was the oldest and highest political position in the Venetian Republic. Visit the Palace including the halls of government and justice, the private apartments of the Doge, prisons and the world famous Bridge of Sighs.
Continuing to San Marco Basilica, where lies the body of St. Mark the Evangelist. Admire the wonderful golden mosaics depicting stories from the Old and New Testaments, the famous gold altarpiece decorated with enamels and precious stones, one of the worlds most important masterpieces of Byzantine goldsmiths, and climb to the loggia or terrace horses, where you will experience a magnificent view over St. Mark’s Square and its monuments.
The tour ends in St. Mark’s square
Includes: Private Guide & Luxury Water Transfer directly from your cruise ship - you will skip long lines
Duration: Please communicate your time restraints so that we can appropriately tailor this excursion to your requirements.
PRIVATE DOGE'S PALACE & BREAKFAST AT CAFE FLORIAN
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.
To truly enjoy the morning, 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.
PRIVATE SUNSET GONDOLA RIDE & APERITIF
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.
Services Included: English speaking tour escort, private 30 min gondola ride, Champagne & tastings
COOKING CLASS & GOURMET DINNER WITH A CHEF
Private experience including assistant, chef’s cooking lesson and gourmet dinner.
Tour includes : tour escort, shopping with the chef, cooking class , 3 course self-made dinner.
For all food lovers and led by an enthusiastic local chef. The class focuses on the Venetian specialties and gives you an authentic experience of the taste and flavours of local recipes. Meet the chef at the Rialto Bridge and start an exciting walk through the Market picking up ingredients from the fish, meat and vegetable vendors. Walk to a Venetian House and start the class…watch the chef cook and learn from him, help him to create fabulous Venetian style dishes.
Enquire about start times, cost and schedules.
PRIVATE DAY TRIP TO THE DOLOMITES BY RANGE ROVER
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.
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