04 December 2016

 

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Best of Venice Tour and St Mark’s Basilica
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Best of Venice Tour and St Mark’s Basilica

Time for a quick look

This Best of Venice tour is perfect for visitors with only a limited time in the city who want to get a true taste of the place. In just a few hours you are taken to the most famous sites including St. Mark's Basilica and the Rialto Bridge as well as some more quieter spots where you can get a feel for what it is to live in this floating city.

As you wander the streets and piazzas of central Venice your expert guide will keep you entertained with stories about how Venice was built and how it became one of the world’s oldest republics. Hear about the famous residents and the parties that earned the city its name and the culture that has made it one of the world’s most popular destinations. The tour starts at the Rialto Bridge.

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Secret Venice by Night Tour with Gondola
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Secret Venice by Night Tour with Gondola

Mysteries of the city

If you came to Venice with visions in mind of winding streets and tumbling houses where laundry swings out over canals then Secret Venice is the tour for you. Step away from the crowds and get off the beaten track with this original tour that explores the city's less seen and more romantic face on the other side of the Grand Canal.

Follow your expert guide through the quiet streets and piazzas of Venice and he will tell you about the city's myths and legends. You will hear stories about the cursed house whose owners have continuously met untimely and suspicious deaths, learn why music schools are called ‘conservatories’ and see the hospital where monks took orphans from the streets and trained them as nurses and musicians.

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Half Day Photography Tour in Venice
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Half Day Photography Tour in Venice

Develop an interest!

If you are interested in photography then this creative, informative and interactive guided tour of Venice is just perfect. A professional photographer will instruct you on how to take expert photos in some lesser known but exceptionally enchanting parts of the city where you can capture the various moods of this unique place.

Simply bring along your camera, however modest, and you can pick up professional tips on the art of photographic composition technique and taking images which represent Venice beautifully. Capture the spirit of the 'floating' city and appreciate how the light and water complement one another. Each tour is different with the photographer deciding where to go depending on the time of the day and the light.

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Full Day Cortina and Dolomites Tour
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Full Day Cortina and Dolomites Tour

Delightful Dolomites

Enjoy a day trip from Venice to stunning Cortina - the pearl of the Dolomites - and take in the breathtaking beauty of the lakes and mountains. This full day tour takes you on one of the most visually stunning trips available in all of Italy and you'll visit Lake Misurina Tre Cime de Laveredo and the famous Auonzo Lake and have views of the Vajont Valley.

Passing through tunnels, amazing views of canyons and valleys appear as if from nowhere. The Dolomites are so picturesque and on arrival at Cortina you will have around an hours free time to stroll around and take in the stunning views of the mountains. You may also take the cable car up to Faloria which overlooks the entire town of Cortina, so have your camera with you.

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Cicchetti of Venice
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Cicchetti of Venice

Food for thought

Take your taste buds on a delicious adventure with this tour of Venice’s Bacari wine bars and their famous cicchetti dishes. These small tapas-style dishes are ideal for teaming with Italian wine so stop at the city’s famous bars and try everything from fried olives to wedges of cheesy polenta while learning about the history along the way.

This is one Venice tour no food lover can miss. Learn about the city through its bars and taverns, discover the delicious range of local cicchetti dishes, experience the buzz of Italian Bacari wine bars, ride a Traghetti into the Rialto area, try local specialties such as spicy meatballs and fried olives and get a history lesson while sipping wine.

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Full Day Verona and Amarone Tour
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Full Day Verona and Amarone Tour

Art thou Romeo?

Discover the magic of the wonderful city of Verona and explore the regions of Amarone and Valpolicella. First head to the medieval towns of the Valpolicella region and visit the 13th Century church of San Giorgio with its splendid altar dating back to 712AD where there are some of the best views of Sirmione and Lake Garda. Then visit a vineyard to have a guided tour and learn about the ‘Amarone’ wine.

Enjoy tasting some of the different wines they produce and have a chance to buy a few bottles to take with you. Then travel on to the city of Verona where the 1st Century outdoor arena is located. It has more than 22,000 seats and is the perfect place for operas and concerts. Then you have three hours of free time to enable you to visit the house of Juliet with its famous balcony - the inspiration for Shakespeare's play.

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Gondola Trip in Venice
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Gondola Trip in Venice

Magical must

However long you are staying in Venice, at least one trip on a Gondola is a must. This makes the perfect romantic excursion and is a great way to travel along and see some of the quiet canals in the backwaters of the city as well as the splendour of the beautiful buildings that line the Grand Canal. You can take this trip any time of the day or evening and it is guaranteed to be a memorable occasion.

This romantic 'promenade' during which your gondolier may well sing you a song, takes you along the canals and through the city's most secluded waterways passing under small bridges like the world famous Bridge of Sighs and you will appreciate the real peculiarity of this floating city. Share this magical trip with other guests and together be captivated by the glamour and elegance of this beautiful city.

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Grand Canal Boat Tour of Venice
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Grand Canal Boat Tour of Venice

Take a grand tour

Enjoy a trip by private motor launch along the famous Grand Canal and see the beautiful sights of this romantic city. You'll pass magnificent palaces and glide under the Rialto Bridge, absorbing the sights and sounds. This tour is one of our most popular in Venice, because it gives you the chance to view the city from a completely different perspective.

Escape the hordes of tourists to discover a relaxing and rewarding experience as you glide down the main street of Venice. You'll feel like a VIP as you enjoy this small group tour of the Grand Canal. Travelling in a luxurious motor-launch you enjoy an intimate experience of the waterways of Venice while listening to the detailed commentary from your expert guide.

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Hidden Venice Walking Tour
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Hidden Venice Walking Tour

City of secrets

See Venice at its best on this popular walking tour of a fascinating and unique city. You discover the real Venice on this two hour tour of some of the more intimate places. Leave the tourists behind and explore the labyrinth of narrow alleys, ancient bridges and enchanting canals as well as some of the oldest houses. Your guide will tell you all about life in ancient Venice and how modern Venetians live today.

This is a rich and stimulating itinerary and a great way to see Venice and its lesser known sights. Say goodbye to the hordes of tourists and discover the Venice of your dreams. As well as seeing so many secret and atmospheric places you will explore the lively and colourful market area of the Rialto and learn of the legend of the hunchback of San Giacomo.

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Venice Ghost Walking Tour
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Venice Ghost Walking Tour

That's the spirit!

Experience the dark side of Venice at night with this fun Ghost Walking Tour which is not for the faint hearted! Venice by night is a place of romance and mystery and this tour features an itinerary that will take you on a journey through the hidden Venice where you will not only hear six intriguing ghost stories that will bring a chill to the night's air, but you'll also be entertained by legends of sea monsters.

Your adventure starts at the Rialto bridge, from where you'll descend into the labyrinth of the hidden Venice. It will feel as if you have the city to yourself as the only sounds you'll hear will be the echoes of distant footsteps. In between the ghost stories, you'll hear other gruesome tales from Venice's past and walk along the Street of the Assassins to recount the murders that have taken place there.

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