Venice Organised Trips

Discover Venice

This afternoon walking tour takes you away from the crowds for a different perspective of Venice. With your expert guide, you’ll explore the less-touristy area between St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge, strolling through typical narrow Venetian streets and squares. Highlights include Calle Larga XXII Marzo, one of the largest and most picturesque lanes in Venice, lined with high-end shops; Baroque-style San Moisè Church; the dramatic Opera House La Fenice; and the Stairs of Bovolo: a unique spiral staircase that winds up the façade of a tower and offers wonderful views over the historical centre. Your final stop will be the Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge crossing the Grand Canal.

• Daily departures from Venice
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
This tour does not include sightseeing in St. Mark’s Square.

Duration:

1½ hours

Start time: 2.45pm
End time: 4.15pm

Ghosts & Legends of Venice

This after-dark adventure offers fun for all the family. Venice has a fascinating history, and dusk is the perfect time to hear its tales of mystery and intrigue, as told by an expert guide. Head off the beaten track to explore the dimly lit narrow alleys and cross quiet canals while being entertained by ghost stories and legendary tales. You’ll even get to discover a secret passage.

• Departing Tuesday, Friday, Saturday from Venice
• Operates April to October
• Group experience

Duration:

Evening

Start time: 7.30pm
End time: 9pm

Hidden Venice

Spend a memorable couple of hours exploring some of Venice’s lesser-visited sights with a private guide. Your experience begins at the iconic Rialto Bridge, where you’ll walk up to the Grand Canal for the best view of the bridge. On the way to the church of Santa Maria de la Misericordia, we’ll pass many typical canals and small bridges before continuing to the Gothic church of Madonna dell’Orto. Further highlights include passing by Tintoretto’s house and the Palazzo Mastelli – a palace full of myths and legends – until you arrive at Fondamenta della Misericordia and its small canal lined with authentic drinking spots where locals meet for a Campari spritz. The final stop is the city’s oldest Jewish district in the Venetian Ghetto and the Bridge of Guglie that spans the Cannaregio Canal.

• Daily departures from Venice
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Good to know
This tour includes entrance to the Madonna dell’Orto and a refreshment.

Duration:

2 hours

Start time: 9am, 11.10am, 1.10pm, 3.10pm
End time: 11am, 1.10pm, 3.10pm, 5.10pm

Highlights of Venice

This insightful morning tour will introduce you to some of Venice’s top attractions. Your knowledgeable guide will take you through the history of the ‘Serenissima Republic’ (‘Most Serene Republic’) as you wander through the city’s charming streets. Visit St. Mark’s Square, where you’ll hear about the history and architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie; then head to Santa Maria Formosa and listen to anecdotes about this characteristic square. In Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, see the ‘Pantheon of Venice’ before venturing to Marco Polo’s House and the Malibran Theatre.

• Daily departures from Venice
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Duration:

2 hours

Start time: 8.15am
End time: 10.15am

Historical Venice

Feel as though you’ve stepped back in time as you explore Venice’s top historical attractions with a private guide. Meet your guide in St. Mark’s Square and head to the Basilica, where you can admire its grand domes and glistening mosaics before venturing inside to look around its oldest mosaics – some lined with gold leaf – and remarkable gemstone-studded altar. Visit the Doge’s Palace Prisons and then look out over the enclosed Baroque-style Bridge of Sighs that spans the canal between the Doge’s Palace and the prison.

• Daily departures from Venice
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Good to know
This experience includes entrance fees to the Basilica (‘skip the line’ entry included except from 01 November - 31 March) and Doge’s Palace (‘skip the line’ entry included). When visiting the Basilica, we recommend wearing respectful clothing that covers your knees and shoulders. No bags (including handbags) are allowed inside the Basilica. The Basilica may be closed to visitors at certain times.

Duration:

2 hours

Start time: 9am, 11.10am, 1.10pm, 3.10pm
End time: 11am, 1.10pm, 3.10pm, 5.10pm

Street Food of Venice

Taste your way through Venice and discover some of the best food spots in town on this mouth-watering private guided walking tour. Your first stop is the Rialto Market, where your guide will take you around stalls brimming with fresh produce before stopping off for a glass of wine and a few cicchetti (Venetian tapas) at a local bacaro (bar). Head into the history-rich district of Cannaregio – overlooked by many visitors – to see the house where Marco Polo was born and admire some of the city’s oldest churches. Hop on a gondola to cross over the Grand Canal for a trip to the secretive lanes of San Polo, passing through areas once notorious in medieval times.

• Departing Tuesday - Saturday from Venice
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

2½ hours

Start time: 11am
End time: 1.30pm

Venetian Mask Making

Master a new skill and gain an understanding of Venetian culture on a mask decorating course that’s suitable for all. You’ll get to unleash your creativity while receiving a fascinating insight into the days of Venice past, discovering a wealth of facts, anecdotes and practices that are rarely shared with the public. You’ll be able to choose from over 50 different mask models and embellish your chosen mask with all kinds of decorations, from glitter to feathers and embroidery. It’s the ultimate hand-made souvenir to take home from Venice.

• Daily departures from Venice
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Half day

Start time: Time of your choice

Venice Waterways by Exclusive Gondola

Add a more romantic spin to your gondola ride on this private boat journey. From the gondola station, hop aboard one of these traditional rowing boats and relax as your gondolier steers you along the canals. You’ll cruise through the city’s most secluded waterways, passing under small bridges and the most charming sights, to appreciate the unique beauty of this floating city. On this exclusive gondola ride, there’s total flexibility, with a choice of departure times to suit you.

• Daily departures from Venice
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Good to know
01 November to 31 March timings: any time from 10.30am - 4pm.

Duration:

30-minute gondola ride

Start time: From 10.30am
End time: Until 5.30pm

Venice Waterways by Gondola

If it’s your first time in Venice, a gondola ride is a must. From the gondola station, hop aboard one of these traditional rowing boats and relax as your gondolier steers you along the canals. You’ll cruise through the city’s most secluded waterways, passing under small bridges and the most charming sights, to appreciate the unique beauty of this floating city.

• Daily departures from Venice
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
Winter season timings: Noon - 12.30pm, 2.30pm - 3pm, 4.30pm - 5pm

Duration:

30-minute gondola ride

Start time: 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 5pm
End time: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm

Venice Waterways by Night

See the twinkling lights of Venice from the water on a private evening gondola ride. From the gondola station, hop aboard one of these traditional rowing boats and relax as your gondolier steers you along the canals. You’ll cruise through the city’s most secluded waterways, passing under small bridges and the most charming sights, to appreciate the unique beauty of this floating city. On this exclusive gondola ride, there’s total flexibility, with a choice of evening departure times to suit you.

• Daily departures from Venice
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Good to know
01 November to 31 March timings: any time from 4pm - 6pm.

Duration:

30-minute gondola ride

Start time: From 5.30pm
End time: Until 7.30pm

Walkways & Waterways of Venice

Get the best of both worlds, exploring Venice from the water and on foot during this private guided tour. Meet your expert guide in St. Mark’s Square, first visiting the exterior of the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, constructed in 1602 to connect the palace to the prison. As you wander along Venice’s small passages and over ancient bridges, your guide will share their historical and local knowledge with you, allowing you to form a deeper connection with the city. Campo Santa Maria Formosa is the next stop, where you can learn about Venetian architecture as you admire the church's Baroque and Renaissance façades. Venture through the city’s backstreets into the Cannaregio district, where you’ll see the famous Rialto Bridge before taking to the water aboard a traditional gondola. Steered by a talented gondolier, you’ll have a memorable journey as you glide through the winding canals.

• Departing Monday - Saturday from Venice
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Good to know
This experience includes entrance fees to the Basilica (‘skip the line’ entry included except from 01 November - 31 March) and exterior of the Doge’s Palace. When visiting the Basilica, we recommend wearing respectful clothing that covers your knees and shoulders. No bags (including handbags) are allowed inside the Basilica. The Basilica may be closed to visitors at certain times.

Duration:

2½ hours

Start time: 9am, 11.10am, 1.10pm, 3.10pm
End time: 11.30am, 1.40pm, 3.40pm, 5.40pm

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