Full-Day Private Walking and Cruise Tour in Venice with Lunch

You do not have so many days to spend in Venice, or your hotel is not in the Lagoon? Maybe you are on a Cruise trip and are looking for a complete tour of Venice! There is still enough time to enjoy the enchanting Venice fully. This private One-Day-Tour includes a lunch break at a selected restaurant. The tour starts with a walking tour held by a certified and knowledgeable guide. After taking the most of Venice, you will sail on the most magnificent waterway on Earth. You will enter the lagoon and reach three of the more than 100 isles, where inhabitants of the mainland sought refuge from the invading Barbarians, Murano, Burano, and Torcello.

* Duration: 7 hours
* Starts: Venice, Italy
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




You do not have so many days to spend in Venice, or your hotel is not in the Lagoon? Maybe you are on a Cruise trip and are looking for a complete tour of Venice! There is still enough time to enjoy the enchanting Venice fully. This private One-Day-Tour includes a lunch break at a selected restaurant. The tour starts with a walking tour held by a certified and knowledgeable guide. After taking the most of Venice, you will sail on the most magnificent waterway on Earth. You will enter the lagoon and reach three of the more than 100 isles, where inhabitants of the mainland sought refuge from the invading Barbarians, Murano, Burano, and Torcello.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy

Your guide will pick you up at your accommodation in Venice and accompany you on a walk through the narrow streets of Venice, where you can breathe the atmosphere of an Italian city of the18th century, still extremely vital. Piazza San Marco is the living room of Venice, a meeting place for tourists and Venetians.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, Scala Contarini del Bovolo, 4303, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

The Venice tour includes an off-the-beaten-track site beloved by the Venetians. This monumental staircase is a harmonious ensemble of the Renaissance, Gothic, and Venetian-Byzantine styles. Commissioned by Pietro Contarini in 1400 to flaunt the importance of its name, the Venetians added the nickname “del bovolo.” The snail, whose shape it recalls, thus translates into Venetian. For those who wish, it is possible to climb it and enjoy a spectacular view over Venice’s rooftops. We prefer to leave the climb as optional; you will decide on the spot whether to walk the 80 steps of the 26-meter high tower.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

The Square is an open-air museum with the sea as a scenario. The bell tower, 324 feet high, is an exact copy of the tower, which suddenly collapsed in 1902. Together with the Basilica, it is one of the symbols of Venice. The magnificent clock tower was the platform for Galileo’s studies. Two bronze “Moors” mark the hours with the same fifteenth-century mechanism on top. (tower and bell tower from the outside).

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Doge’s Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy

You will admire a great architecture in the square, the Ducal Palace, once the Doge’s residence, the governor of the ancient Serenissima Republic. The oriental style of its façade is the perfect casket to house masterpieces such as Tintoretto and Veronese works. You will admire the characteristic Bridge of Sighs. It was the access ramp for the condemned who sighed while admiring the view for the last time before being imprisoned in prisons. You will see the Place from outside. The Doge’s Palace’s visit is possible on request and will be included in the tour, inevitably sacrificing at least one hour of the walk.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy

Despite the total lack of architectural unity, the beauty of the Basilica is unique. The Byzantine influence is immediately evident and not only for the magnificent mosaics that decorate the facade and the entrance. You will visit the Basilica of San Marco’s interior with your private guide, who will tell you the history of the Saint and that of the Church. There are some dates, which vary from year to year, in which the Basilica is closed for visits. In these cases, it will be explained from the outside, and the guide will replace the visit by exploring other suggestive places in the city, like “La Fenice” theater.
Your private guide will accompany you to a selected restaurant for one one-hour lunch break at the end of the walking tour. You will enjoy a traditional lunch (included in the price: starter, main course, and water).

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Isola Torcello, 30142 Venice Italy

After lunch, you will meet your private boat driver at the dock your guide previously indicated to you. You will reach Torcello, where Hemingway lived, worked, and dreamed. Charlie Chaplin, Lady Diana, Queen Elizabeth, and other celebrities choose this one among the other Venice islands for its serene atmosphere, protected by numerous Medieval Churches.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Burano, Burano, Veneto

Burano is picturesque with its multicolor houses along the canals. It is a paradise where inhabitants welcome you with flowers on their balcony and the art of “merletto” (a delicate lace). At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off at the closest dock to your accommodation or the train station/car parking.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Murano, Murano, Veneto

The last stop of this enchanting boat tour is a colorful and lively island.
Murano is world-famous for Venice glass. You will have the chance to see a glassmaker blowing into a tube to create whatever he wants, even one of those whimsical chandeliers.
Your driver will drop you off at your hotel’s dock (apartment/B&B/ rail station) or the nearest one at the end of the tour.

Duration: 1 hour