Venice is one of those iconic cities that’s known and romanticized throughout the world. The city built on canals evokes certain emotions, thoughts and wonders about the old city, so it’s not exactly unheard of that Venice is one of Europes most visited cities. The city has been around for ages even being its own kingdom at one point along with being one of the most powerful city-states in Europe during the Renaissance. The winding streets and alleyways are only one aspect of Venice but the old churches, buildings and museums add to its ancient charm. If you’re planning to visit this city, check out these great GetYourGuide tours in Venice, Italy.
Venice’s Cannaregio district is the old Jewish Ghetto of the city. Take a walk around the old neighbourhood and learn about Venice’s Jewish culture as well as it’s food, art and history. The neighbourhood was used as a backdrop for the film “The Merchant of Venice” starring Al Pacino and guests along this tour will stop at several different food stores to sample some local specialities.
Venice: Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio Food and Wine Tour
Duration: 4 hour
This tour offers a guided tour through one of the most famous theatres in the world. The opulent and extravagant design of the theatre is something to marvel at in its own right. Hear about the theatres’ past and history as well as plans for its future. The building was founded in the 18th century and became the go-to place for opulent premiers of shows by Rossini and Stravinsky.
The Majestic Teatro La Fenice: Guided Tour in Venice
Duration: 1 hour
Sure, Venice offers a lot of walking tours and tours of famous buildings but this tour is a little different and a little more hands on. Guests at this tour can create their own carnival mask at a mask making workshop. Guests can choose between two different options at the workshop and learn about the old traditions, history and uses of the Venetian mask. After creating the mask, guests can decorate them and collect them as an awesome souvenir from your trip to Venice.
Venice: Create Your Own Carnival Mask Workshop
Duration: 1 hour
Take in the city from one of the best views possible, by boat! Hop onto the boat and cruise along the canals as you go by all the bridges, streets and side canals. The hour-long tour of the city passes by churches, cathedrals, palazzos, mansions and bridges. You’ll pretty much visit every iconic Venitian landmark so if there’s anywhere you want to check out afterwards, finding it won’t be as hard. Make sure to bring a camera to capture the beauty of these buildings.
Venice Grand Canal: One-Hour Boat Tour
Duration: 1 hour
Whats a better to get to know a city than with a small private tour with a one-on-one guide. This tour gives guests the options to head out on a two, three or four-hour walking tour of the city. Get to know Venice’s nooks and crannies and learn just about everything there is to know about the city. Passby all the landmarks and neighbourhoods and maybe discover a secret or two, very few people know about. By the end of the tour, you’ll be able to start giving them yourself.
Venice: Private Tour with a Local Guide
Duration: 2 hour
Head to the beautiful St Mark’s Square where you’ll get an introductory lesson on the mechanics of glass blowing. Murano glass is native to the area and is something that is essentially a strictly Venetian practice. Learn the history of glass making and the importance of Murano glass to Venice as it became a link between European and eastern traders. At the end of the tour, guests can receive a small Murano glass souvenir.
Venice: Discover the Art of Glass Blowing
Duration: 20 minute
Ranking among some of the most important buildings in Venice, Doge’s Palace for centuries has been one of the cities most opulent and beautiful buildings. Take a two-hour tour through the extravagant halls and feel like you’ve gone back in time while you observe well-preserved treasures and priceless artefacts. Continue the tour through the bridge of sighs and into the prison area. Afterwards, the tour heads to St Marks Basilica which is a cultural and breathtaking masterpiece in architecture.
Venice: Doge's Palace & St Mark's Basilica Fast-Track Tour
Duration: 2 hour
Venice is made up of a bunch of little islands around the lagoon. Head to over to some of the lesser known islands and get out of the confines of the Venice city centre. Starting at St. Mark’s Square a guide will tell you all about the history of Venice and it’s islands until you reach your first island of Murano. Known for its glass, you’ll see a glass making factory. Afterwards, you’ll head to the island of Torcello, the oldest of the inhabited islands. Finally, the tour heads to Burano natural and bright islands with lots of fishing around and a thriving lace-making industry.
Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands
Duration: 4.5 hour
Skip the line at the Leonardo Da Vinci museum with this amazing tour. Journey through the life and work of one of the world’s greatest artists and inventors. The family-friendly exhibit takes a deep dive into the mind and life of the man and it is divided into four themed sections. Earth, fire, water and air sections tell stories of Leonardo’s work from human anatomy, art and medical accomplishments.
Venice: Leonardo Da Vinci Museum Entrance Ticket
Duration: 1 day
Napoleon described St Mark’s as one of the most beautiful reception areas in Europe. And now you too can take in the grandeur. The Basilica has for centuries been the centre of the city especially its religious life and politics. The tour is audio guided which is nice for people who just want to walk along and discover the area at their own pace. Bring your camera and make sure to take lots of pictures of the beautiful mosaics around the Basilica and the square.
St. Mark's Square and Basilica Interior with Audio Guide
Duration: 30 to 1 minute
Venice as old as it is today is still there and never changed a bit. There’s a reason why it’s one of the most visited cities in Europe. It’s old and tight and is absolutely unique in its form. The winding canals and intertwining streets are unique to the city. But in every corner, there’s something to explore. The neighbourhoods, food and customs are waiting for you to find them.
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