Experience a morning tour at the Rialto open air food market in Venice. Buy some packed delis and some good bottles of wine under the guidance of our expert. Enjoy final drinks and fingerfood at a place where the locals go.
ALL ABOUT VENICE – A SMALL GROUP TOUR
Venice, Porta della Carta, today exit of the Doges
PIAZZETTA DALL ALTO SMALL
SAN MARCO INTERNO SMALL
SAN MARCO INGRESSO SMALL
taxi services 1
SS GIOVANNI E PAOLO SMALL
Highlights of this tour:
Small Group tour with maximum 8 participants
St Mark’s Square with priority line to St Mark’s Basilica
boat ride along Grand Canal with private water-taxi to Murano
visit to traditional glass factory
back to Venice for an off-the-beaten-path walk in the Castello area
Rialto Bridge & open-air market.
All About Venice: this small group tour intends to be a complete introduction to Venice in just one long morning.
If you don’t have much time in Venice but you are curious to learn and see as much as possible about this unique town we think this might be a perfect tour for you!
All About Venice begins with St Mark’s Square and includes a visit to the interior of St Mark’s Basilica. We’ll always access using the skip-the-line entrance (unless there’s a serious flood).
We remind you not to bring backpacks, not to wear very short or sleeveless garments. Short sleeves and knee-high pants or skirts are ok! Photography inside is strictly forbidden.
Inside the Basilica we’ll stop to comment its long history, the most memorable events, with notes about its impressive mosaics and precious ancient marbles.
This first part of the morning will give our guide the occasion to sketch the history of this city, born from the waters and flat lands of the Lagoon some 1,200 years ago, developing thanks to the skills of its merchants, sailors and clever politicians, and magnificently declining until our days!
All About Venice goes on with a private boat ride on the Grand Canal and then up to the North Lagoon to reach the world-famous island of Murano. This pleasant relaxing navigation will last approximately 40 minutes.
The Grand Canal was home to the wealthiest families of Venice and displays a spectacular series of facades, ranging from the 13th to the 18th centuries. There are also some spectacular churches – such as Santa Maria della Salute, and some luscious gardens. Your guide will tell you about the VIPs of the present past centuries and other stories.
We will also focus on today’s situation in Venice, a city with 53,000 residents which receives some 25 million visitors a year! Preserving the heritage of this city is a continuous challenge!
In Murano, an internationally recognized center of glassblowing for some 800 years, we’ll stop at a traditional glass furnace and we’ll be able to see the actual production-line (we remind that on main holidays and in August there will be a shorter demo instead).
The master blows and shapes the soft incandescent glass in front of your mesmerized eyes by using simple basic tools, obtaining a limitless variety of objects, shapes and colors. After the experience of the glass furnace you’ll be invited to see the finished production in spacious air-conditioned showrooms! A joy for the eyes and a great occasion for a little shopping…
All About Venice will then head back to Venice by taxi, which might be shared with others for practical reasons. Our boat will drop us in Castello, where we’ll enjoy beautiful open squares, such as San Giovanni e Paolo, a walk through ancient alleyways to the other ‘must-see’: Rialto Bridge, heart of town, where ships and boats arrived carrying virtually anything!
You’ll learn about the spice and silk trade, about Venetian cuisine, and much more.
As it will be lunch time, feel free to ask our guide about restaurants’ and finger-food bars tips…
ALL ABOUT VENICE operates:
TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm
(1st May – 31st October)
St. Mark’s Square, by Porta della Carta.
the exit of the Doge’s Palace (see picture below)
Euro 135 per person
Number of participants: maximum 8 people
Duration: 3 & 1/2 hrs
If you are a single traveler, please contact us
we’ll try to accomodate you!
Boat transportation and skip-the -line admission fee to St Mark’s are included in the price of the tour
PLEASE BE ON TIME!
Dress code: no shorts (knee high is fine), no sleeveless (short sleeves ok)
IMPORTANT: If your party consists of 5 or more people
we warmly advise to book one of our private tours – it’s cheaper!
Tours will operate weekly from May 1st, until October 31st
All tours are conducted in English by professional, expert guide-lecturers
Tours will run with a minimum of two and a maximum of eight participants.