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Punta Sabbioni: Round Trip Boat Transfer to Venice

1. Punta Sabbioni: Round Trip Boat Transfer to Venice

Start your trip from Punta Sabbioni Terminal, you will arrive quickly at the historical center of Venice on board of a comfortable vessel, enjoying a panoramic view of the lagoon and the islands of Lido, Sant'Elena and San Giorgio and Arsenale. Relax in comfort and enjoy hassle-free travel to the iconic Saint Mark's Square, the main public square in Venice. Then, when you're ready to return, enjoy easy travel back to Punta Sabbioni. Return time: 14:00 / 15:15/ 16:30 / 17:45 / 19:00 (start Gabrielli)

Venice: Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

2. Venice: Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

Enjoy a romantic adventure in Venice and climb aboard a beautiful Venetian boat to cruise around the city as the sun sets. Depart from central Venice and head for the islands of St. Andrea and Vignole. You will then cruise along the Lido, heading towards the quiet islands of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, San Servolo, San Clemente, Le Grazie, Giudecca, and San Giorgio Maggiore. Between Giudecca and San Giorgio you will be served a glass of sparkling Prosecco to sip as you take in breathtaking views of the Salute Church and St. Mark's Square. Watch as the sun descends in the sky and paints the beautiful architecture and waters of the lagoon shades of red, orange, and amber. Return through St. Elena and the Arsenale as your captain tells the history of Venice and its islands.

Venice: Cultural Kayak Tour

3. Venice: Cultural Kayak Tour

NB: For kayak experts: adults in groups, couples or single travelers. We invite you to explore Venice from a new perspective - through water sports. We invite you to become an explorer, choose a local perspective and do sports. You'll be taken on a kayak ride inspired by our passion for the city, its history, geography, and traditions. The tours start in one of the most ancient and historically important Rowing Clubs of the city. Then we will take you to discover secret and authentic parts of the city in one of the most careful ways of mobility - kayaks. This tour will take you through the canals of the Sestieri of Canareggio and Castello. We will visit the Venice Arsenal - the most important protoindustrial site in the western world. Participating in this experience will allow you to discover more about the history and art of the Serenissima from its founding to its fall. The tour program: Visit to the Reale Società Canottieri Querini; Kayaking technique introduction; Visit to Venice. How many kilometers will we paddle? The tour lasts 2 hours and we do 5 kilometers. NB: Paddling is a sport and requires skills, experience in water sports or other sports. Make sure you meet the requirements and have the experience to do paddling. Let’s discover and preserve Venice together!

Punta Sabbioni: Venice By Night and Sunset Panoramic Cruise

4. Punta Sabbioni: Venice By Night and Sunset Panoramic Cruise

Panoramic sunset boat ride with prosecco & sweets and free time in Venice by night! With guide on board. 18:45 check-in at Punta Sabbioni, pier n.5, Il Doge di Venezia desk 19:00 departure of the boat the panoramic sunset tour - Giudecca Canal, Lido, San Servolo, San Giorgio, Arsenale. Prosecco and biscuits will be served on board. 20:30 arrival in Venice - San Marco, free time to discover the city by night! 22:00 departure from San Marco. 22:30 arrival in Punta Sabbioni, end of excursion. (connection atvo bus to Jesolo at 22:45 lines 5/ and 5)

Venice: Castello Canals Guided Kayaking Tour and Bridges

5. Venice: Castello Canals Guided Kayaking Tour and Bridges

An amazing tour kayaking tour through the secret hidden spots in Venice. Your experienced guide will lead you through canals in some local spots. You will have a chance to see historical spots of the inside quiet canals inside Venice uninterrupted. This 3 hour tour includes gear, experienced guide and kayak tutorial. Expect 2 1/2 hours of kayaking. Your tour will start from the Island of Certosa in Venice where you will be briefed by your friendly and local guide. After finding you all the right gear, guests will do a short practice sessions on how to kayak. After, guests will then head on the their adventure crossing the lagoon then heading towards the Arsenale of Venice, where we will take pictures by the famous hand exhibition piece, then past San Pietro church, around the Arsenale. On this tour, your guide will show you culture, history and hidden places that most tourists do not get to see.

Venice: St Mark's Square Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

6. Venice: St Mark's Square Walking Tour & Gondola Ride

Start the tour in the historical heart of Venice with a morning promenade from Saint Mark’s Square to some of the most important monuments in Venice. See Santa Maria Formosa, the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, known as the Venetian Pantheon, and much more. Learn about the amazing history of these monuments from your professional guide. Pass through the main shopping street, until you reach Rialto Bridge. Stroll through the typical markets which were once the commercial center of Europe. Continue your experience with a gondola ride on the Grand Canal, towards the Salute Church, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. See some of the stunning Venetian palaces that run along the canal like Mozart’s house, Gritti Hotel, and many others. Pass by Punta de la Dogana before making your way back to the start point in front of Campo San Moisè. Enjoy commentary on your gondola tour by downloading the mobile App onto your phone. The App will provide audio commentary to explain all about the magnificent palaces and attractions around you. Later, enjoy the audio guide with digital map to discover the five districts of Venice and their best attractions and squares, day or night, on a self-guided tour. Listen to the automatic audio narration of the city’s highlights, with more than 200 points of interest including the glorious La Fenice theater, Rialto Bridge, Jewish Ghetto, the Arsenale, the majestic Accademia Bridge, and much more. Thanks to this app, you will also enjoy the most secret and picturesque places of Venice known only by true Venetians.

Venice: Grand Canal Small Group Boat Tour

7. Venice: Grand Canal Small Group Boat Tour

Small Group Venice boat tours of the Grand Canal & minor canals of Venice provide the ideal sightseeing tours of the city of Venice for first-time visitors. One of our most popular sightseeing tour, the Venice Grand Canal Boat Tour offers our clients the opportunity to view the city from a completely different perspective. Escape the hordes of tourist to discover a relaxing and rewarding experience as you glide down the main street of Venice. You'll feel like a VIP on our small group boat tours of the Grand Canal. On all our Venice boat tours you'll travel in a luxurious motor-launch, limited to a maximum of 8/9 participants so that we should be able to guarantee that everyone sits outside to enjoy an intimate experience of the waterways of Venice while listening to the detailed commentary of your expert Venice tour guide. In the first part of these small group Venice boat tours, cruise down the Grand Canal at a relaxed pace with numerous photo opportunities as your friendly and knowledgeable guide introduces you to the splendid Palaces, Churches, Bridges and other Monumental buildings that line the main waterway of Venice. Learn the history and evolution of the main street of Venice, and be entertained by anecdotes about the famous and infamous people that once lived along this celebrated waterway. In the second part of these marvellous sightseeing tours of Venice, sit back and enjoy a delightful journey through the minor canals of Venice. In hidden Venice, as you travel through four of the city districts of Venice, you'll get a full overview of the city and enjoy picture postcard views of the most romantic parts of the city. These small group Venice boat tours start & finish at St. Mark’s square.

Venice: Castello District Private Walking Tour

8. Venice: Castello District Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided tour to one of the most popular areas of Venice: Via Garibaldi and San Pietro di Castello. Walk along the large Riva degli Schiavoni to reach the Arsenale and Via Garibaldi, a large street with many bars, osterias, restaurants and shops. At the end of this street you will cross a long wooden bridge to reach the site of San Pietro di Castello. This was the former Basilica of Venice, while San Marco was still the Doge’s chapel. Discover this interesting area and learn about the history of the city and its inhabitants. This area is very popular, where all workers of Arsenale used to live in the past. Still now local people gather in these little squares to enjoy life chatting and drinking a glass of wine. If you want to get a taste of life in Venice this tour is for you!

Venice Inferno Private Tour

9. Venice Inferno Private Tour

The start of this tour is at the church of San Geremia with the preserved relics of Saint Lucia. From there, you'll head off on a motor boat to cross the northern part of the Venice Lagoon and see the famous Cemetery Island of San Michele. Then it's time to see the place that Dante Alighieri mentions in the Inferno... the Venetian Arsenal! Here he was inspired by the idea of ​​boiling pitch, which tortures the damned. Here you will find the famous inscriptions of Dante's Divine Comedy. While sailing on the Lagoon of Venice, you'll of course also see San Marco and see the Sospiri Bridge, and the famous Venetian prisons – lots of adventures await you! The tour even includes a visit to the crypt of the nearby church of San Zaccaria. You will discover in more detail the Basilica of San Marco, the golden church, and visit the famous four horses. This is famous place, where Enrico Dandolo called the Venetians for the Fourth Crusad. Through a short walk you will reach the Rialto area, where you can touch the palace of Doge Dandolo, who died and was buried in Constantinople in 1205.

Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon

10. Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon

You will begin by boarding a "topa" boat (motor boat) on which you will experience an authentic Venetian aperitivo. This drink will be enjoyed as you take in the stunning views of Venice from the outer lagoon and its magical islands. As soon as you begin cruising your host will begin serving you drinks and snacks. The experience will last about 1.5 hours, during which you will get to see the city's most iconic views. These city highlights include San Marco, Giudecca, Lido di Venezia, and much more. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide will drop you off back to your tour starting point. This is not a private tour, as you will share the experience with other guests.

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4.3 / 5

based on 382 reviews

Our guide Francisco was so through and fun!! I learned so much about Venice that I did not know. After the tour, we had 45 minutes before our gondola ride and Francisco invited whoever was interested to the glass factory for a demo. Our group was the only one to go. It was so cool!! They even gave us each a piece of “candy” as a gift.

The walking guide was so impressive. Her knowledge of Venice and enthusiasm for her history was wonderful. She was engaging, friendly and easily swapped between the languages spoken in the group. 5 Stars.

Buen tour; el guía de muy conocedor de la historia de Venecia. Por ser local se conoce todos los caminos y lugares. La góndola no estuvo mal pero los gondoleros no comentaron nada

Fabulous tour guide. Excellent knowledgable narrative. To do this tour and get an evening gondola ride for such an amazing price was more than worth it. Highly recommended

Very good walking tour and excellent finish with Gondala ride. Highly recommended and good value for money