Venice tours: choose a unique experience !
That Venice is an open-air museum is unquestionable. However, to truly experience the floating city, it is not enough to simply look at it - you need to live it!
Take a few minutes to read our visit Venice and what to do in Venice for an introduction on all of what the city has to offer. But let’s now start by telling you about some of the experiences and activities you will be able to choose from. Are you ready to take an unforgettable journey through our passionate and engaging Venice tours? Let’s do it!
Any kind of guided tour that you can imagine is probably available in Venice. You can go on a private tour or in a group, by day or by night and discover the mysteries of the Serenissima (the quarters of Venice). A walking tour or by boat or even by bike! It is undeniable that visiting the traditional must see in Venice like St Mark Basilica, St Mark square, the Doges Palace or Palazzo Ducale is a much richer experience with a professional guide. And once you're here you should not miss the Bacaro Tour: food and wine are also an important part of the local culture!
We often hear that there is nothing to do in Venice at night. However, this is not correct. In fact, although it may not be a party city, there are still pleasant and interesting things to do in Venice at night. The city of the doges has been for centuries a capital of theatre and music and we Venetians are passionate about the performing arts. Going to a classical music concert is an experience that should not be missed from your itinerary. You will find music not only in theatres and concert halls, but even the traditional bars often organize free concerts. Spend evenings with friends listening to jazz, bossa nova, afro beat, rockabilly and other musical genres. We are sailors, but also musicians and artists! And afterwards, do not forget to take a walk in the Piazza San Marco and along the Grand Canal to the Rialto bridge for amazing views!
Venice is a great destination to visit with children too ! One important point is that there are no cars in Venice which makes it a safe and child-friendly city: our children still play on the street! What are good things to do in Venice with kids? The Museum of Natural History is still one of the most popular attractions for families, but there are lots of other things too. Why not decorate your own carnival mask? Or you could join a Murano glass beads workshop or take a boat tour to the islands of the northern lagoon and try a Venetian rowing lesson! Or maybe you could take part in a fun Treasure Hunt to learn the story of the Serenissima (the republic of Venice) in an interactive way. We have lots of ideas for you and for all ages!
The queen of the Adriatic is a marble and mosaic Venus rising from the water that is beautiful to see from land . However, for a different perspective on the city, venice sightseeing from the water is just fascinating and a must do once you are visiting the city. You must try a ride by vaporetto or private water taxi. You might also want to take a gondola ride or even take a rowing lesson for a couple of hours. Venetian rowing is an ancient technique which will enable you to experience one more aspect of our culture.
Taking a tour to some of Venice’s other islands like Murano and Burano by boat is also an excellent excursion.
There is more to Venice than the classic destinations and we have a few surprises for you! We are sure that we will be able to delight even the most sceptical and curious of you with our proposals to visit the Secret Venice . You can go on a special private tour to see local artisans at work, or maybe visit a squero (where gondolas are made), visit some secret gardens or take a palace tour to see places frequented by great writers of the past like Byron, d'Annunzio and Hemingway. Or why not take an excursion to the island of San Francesco del Deserto or to the island of Sant'Erasmo. You could even take a helicopter tour to see the city from the sky or you could choose a bike ride on the golden sands of the Lido ... we have lots of options !
Venice is a city of romance. Many couples, including VIPs, marry here or renew their vows in this city, considered by many as the most romantic in the world ! The charm of Venice will fascinate you and your loved one. But what are the best places to make a couple's trip really unforgettable? Where can you organize a romantic dinner? How do you plan that really special surprise for your love? Look at our romantic things to do in Venice.
For a different experience, why not try some courses while you are here? You could try a sailing course in the lagoon, or maybe do a painting course in the open air ! Do you want to try your hands at cooking class with a Venetian lady or maybe visit a glass factory and enjoy a course creating classic glass Murano pearls? You can learn how to make your own priceless souvenir. Visit our section Venice art courses: you will be surprised of the diversity of experiences available!
Living in a city is the best way to really learn the language of that country: learn italian in Italy is then a must! It is only by trying to speak it that you can really master a foreign language ... and we want you to have fun! Not just with conversation classes, but you can also choose from numerous other activities such as cooking classes, and art history classes as you walk around the city. These experiences will be guided in Italian and by Venetians. The language used will match your level of ability and to what you are hoping to achieve! You can choose to study for a week or for a few months!