Private Art & Food Venice Walking Tour With Aperitivo And Gondola Ride

  • Duration: around 4,5 h
  • Photos allowed
  • Visit of Murano and Burano
  • Prosecco wine toast

What to expect

  • Semi private tour with expert tour leader
  • Luxury boat with refreshments on board
  • Visit of Murano Island
  • Visit of a typical glass factory
  • Visit of Burano Island
  • A glass of Prosecco
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Islands of Venice

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Islands of Venice


The best of Venice lagoon

Take part in our semi-private tour that will allow you to admire the Venice lagoon and the islands of Murano and Burano, all aboard a luxury boat.

You will meet your expert tour leader at the St. Mark’s Square dock and you will gently float on the waters of the Venice’s Grand Canal

From this privileged point of view you can admire the wonderful Venetian palaces that overlook the canal, creating special lighting effects, colors and reflections. Crossing the lagoon, we will head towards the characteristic island of Murano, famous all over the world for its production of blown glass objects.

In ancient times the first glassworks were located in Venice but since the workshops were made of wood and were often responsible for dangerous fires, in 1291 the government decided to move them to Murano. Here the glass handicraft production has been developing over the years, and during this tour you can also visit a furnace and admire a craftsman at work!

You will be amazed at the ability to work such delicate material with great skill and create the most disparate objects like vases, ornaments in the shape of animals, chandeliers, jewels and much more...

After this unforgettable experience, you will board your luxury boat again where you can enjoy soft drinks and refreshments, in an atmosphere of total relaxation. After about half an hour of navigation, we will arrive at the island of Burano, a charming fishing village. The distinctive feature of this place that will immediately strike you, are its enchanting streets full of super colored houses overlooking the canals, which will transport you to a magical and timeless atmosphere.

Burano is also known all over the world for its handmade lace craft, the tradition of which is linked to the fishing activity carried out in the village which also included the repair of the nets.

There is also time for a final stop at the island of San Giorgio (in some cases it could be replaced with the Giudecca) for one last breathtaking view of this city built on water. The perfect conclusion of this tour will be to enjoy a fresh glass of Prosecco before returning to Venice’s dock.

Description

"Miss a Gondola Ride and you've missed the essence of Venice!" Don't forget, experiencing a ride down the city's waterways in one of these iconic boats is a must-do activity.

Duration

Hours, 3.

About

Taste and learn about local food and wine while experiencing art, history, and culture on our one-of-a-kind walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. This tour is comprehensive, enjoyable, and informative in a fun and tasteful way that you won't find anywhere else. Through the winding calli, ponti, and rughette, led by your guide, you'll begin a charming stroll, discovering the secrets and wonder of Venice's cobble-paved streets and bridges. Admire the grandeur of St Mark's Square and its sumptuous palaces, glimpsing moments of eternity through the Venetian-Byzantine domes of the grandiose St Mark's Basilica. This stunning showpiece perfectly encapsulates the splendor of Venice's glorious past. Hauntingly, the Bridge of Sigh, once connected the Gothic architecture which contained the Palace of Justice, government seat, and prison with the residence of the Doge - the Doge's Palace. Local shops will be our stop for a sampling of traditional products, while also indulging in some "Cicchetti" for the sake of your taste buds and soul. At the unforgettable Ponte di Rialto over the Grand Canal, both the tour's spirits and the city's will join for an amazing "gran finale." Learn about the bridge's daring and stunning architecture, which was once believed to collapse, yet withstood over four centuries. Afterwards, indulge in genuine Venetian Cicchetti and Italian Aperitivo amid a distinctive local ambiance for a delicious conclusion. For a truly unique Venetian adventure, consider treating yourself to a 30-minute gondola ride. Not only will you enjoy a romantic excursion, but you'll also gain unexpected and special views of the city from its central element: water. Venice, a city like no other, is comprised of flavours, tradition, history, and art that form its cultural essence. Tour like no other, discover all with a unique and fun way that will inform.

Info Galore!

Are you interested in learning more? There's always more to discover about any given topic. Be curious and explore the unknown. It's amazing how much there is to learn about the world around us. Don't be afraid to ask questions and seek out answers. You never know what you might find, and the journey of discovery can be just as rewarding as the destination. So go forth and learn!
  • Attention that is tailored to your needs
  • Guide with proper certification
  • Local product food tastings mixed with Italian Aperitivo appetizers
  • Ride a gondola for 30 minutes
  • Expert tour leader
  • Luxury motorboat with refreshments on board
  • Visit of Murano and a local glass factory
  • Visit of Burano
  • Toast on board with Prosecco

Cancellation Policy

Before the mentioned deadlines, please send exclusively through the email address tours@townsofitaly.com any requests for cancellations or rescheduling. Kindly take note. For bookings from 1 to 8 pax, cancellation and rescheduling is allowed within 8 days of the tour's start. If you happen to make a booking for 9 or more individuals, it is essential to bear in mind that 30% of the complete sum paid will not qualify for a reimbursement. Nonetheless, in the event that cancellation or rescheduling becomes necessary, there exists an alternative to receive a refund amounting to 70% or reschedule the tour on condition that this action is taken at least 15 days prior to the designated commencement date. Any changes made to the reservation after the deadline provided will result in a 100% cancellation fee. It is possible to reschedule, subject to availability.

Meeting Point

P.za San Marco, 1, Venezia (VE)

St. Mark's Square: under the column with the lion on the top, in front of the Doge's Palace.

Clients are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

To remember

We cannot wait to welcome you to the land of authentic products and unforgettable experiences.

Please note that this tour is not suitable for people with impaired mobility.

Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.