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Duration: Three Hours, (includes one-hour visit to the interior of Doge's Palace)

Type of Service: Walking food tour of Venice

On this three-hour tour, provides a great introduction to Venice’s famous landmarks, including Doge’s Palace, and enjoy the authentic Venetian food and wine traditions at a local osteria.

Your personal local guide will provide you a walking tour of the picturesque Venetian calli (streets) and ponti (bridges) of Venice, telling you the incredible history and secrets of this unique city. You’ll admire the center of the Venetian power during the Serenissima Republic of Venice: Piazza San Marco (St Mark square) and its fascinating buildings, such as the Basilica di San Marco and Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), which was the heart of the political life and public administration of the Venetian Republic.  Follow some incredible off-the-beaten-track itineraries and discover Venice's best-kept secrets, then taste the authentic Venetian food & wine traditions in a typical “osteria.” Mix up with the locals and enjoy a tasty Venetian aperitif with “cicchetti e un’ombra di vino” (finger food and a glass of wine), that will invigorate your spirit and make you look at Venice from the locals’ point of view!

Things to Know:

  • 3-hour private walking tour of Venice 
  • Experience the grandeur and history of Venice on this tour of a one-hour interior visit to the Doge’s Palace.
  • See notable Venice attractions like the Rialto Fish Market and the Cannaregio Quarter, as well as lesser-known sights
    Sip on a glass of wine and enjoy appetizers at a traditional Venetian osteria
  • Minimum of 2 and Maximum of 8
  • Tour is offered Tuesday through Saturday based on availability
  • Tour can be offered on Mondays with no interior visit to Doge's Palace
  • Tour is offered at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm
  • Meet your private guide at either your hotel or St. Mark's Square in the heart of the city
  • Your friendly, English-speaking guide will answer all your questions and provide personalized insights so you can get the most out of your time
  • Admission fees, skip the line tickets, private tour guide, and  tasting fees included in tour cost
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes

Additional Info

  • Region Veneto
  • City Venice
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Highlights

    Explore Doge’s Palace and discover famous landmarks in Venice. Take a step back and learn about Venice through its bars and taverns, sample local wine and fresh Venetian cuisine through small Cicchetti dishes

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this three-hour tour private tour with an English-speaking guide to include local food and beverage tasting, and skip-the-line museum access and online registration fees/admission is $224.00 per person.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $224 Per Person
Published in Venice Half Day Tours

Duration: 2 hours

Type of Service: Venice Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour - small group tour

Are you looking for something different to do in Venice? If so, this Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour is for you. Enter areas of the palace that few are permitted to access. Delve into the darker side of Venice as our local guide takes you back in time with stories of crime, betrayal and the brutal legal system that once kept Venice in check. This two hour includes:
Meet your guide outside Doge's Palace. Before skipping the line to enter, admire the building’s exterior and learn about its history, St. Mark’s Square and the city of Venice. The Doge's Palace, or Palazzo Ducale in Italiano, is a perfect example of Venetian Gothic architecture in Venice. Once home to the Doge when the city was a Republic, the palace sits next to St. Mark's BasilicaThe interior of the Doge's Palace is grand to say the least. Inside you’ll find marble fireplaces, friezes and stucco adorning the walls. Some works of art stand out over the rest and our guide will lead you straight to them. As you walk into a bright courtyard in the middle of the palace's apartments, the grandeur is overwhelming. Then, through a secret door, access an area restricted to the general public. It is here that the your Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries adventure begins.

Visit the small wet detention cells, called wells, or pozzi. Taking a closer look, our guide will point out drawings and writings on the walls that help tell the story of those kept prisoner in these dark and damp conditions. Then, take a small stairway nearby to two rooms that once housed members of the Council of Ten who governed the Republic of Venice from 1310-1797. Then, see the Office of the Great Chancellor, the man in charge of Venice's General Archives.

Next is the Doge's Palace torture chamber.  Also known as the Chamber of Torment, the room is directly linked to the prisons. Inside, learn about the common methods of torture used during interrogation. Next door, you'll find more prison cells called piombi These cells weren’t quite as gruesome as the pozzi found on the lower levels - piombiheld political prisoners and those serving only short prison terms. One man, however, kept in both in the pozzi and the piombi, was the Italian adventurer and author, Giacomo Casanova. Visit his cell and learn about his fascinating story.

The Bridge of Sighs, or Ponte dei Sospiri, connects the Doge's Palace interrogation chamber to the new prison cells. Linking freedom with incarceration, the prisoners were walked across this bridge before spending years or even the remainder of their lives behind bars. If that wasn’t enough to sigh about, the small windows carved into the bridge offered convicts their last glance of beautiful Venice.

At the end of your Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries tour, you may either stay inside Doge's Palace and explore more in your own time, or return to St. Mark's Square.

Things to Know:

  • 2-hour small group tour (15 people or less)
  • English-speaking local tour guide
  • Visit Casanova's Cell and the Chamber of Torment
  • Enter secret rooms in Doge's Palace
  • Skip the line Doge's Palace tickets
  • Tour is offered Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • Tour is offered March - November
  • Tour is offered at 1:10pm / Check in at 12:55pm
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes

Additional Info

  • Region Veneto
  • City Venice
  • Duration 2 Hours
  • Highlights

    During this Doge's Palace tour, you'll delve into a darker side of Venice. Visit torture chambers and even the prison cell of the beloved Casanova. Explore areas of the Palace where few are permitted. Plus, walk over the Bridge of Sighs.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for tour with an English-speaking guide to include skip-the-line museum access and online registration fees/admission is $90.00 per person.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $90 Per Person
Published in Venice Half Day Tours

Duration: Five hours 

Type of Service: Half Day Venetian Islands: Murano Glassblowing and Burano Lacemaking - private tour

Discover the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano on a half-day trip from Venice! With your expert guide, you'll learn about the age-old handicrafts that brought these little islands fame, and you’ll see quality Murano glass and Burano lace being made first-hand. It’s the perfect trip from Venice for those seeking a combination of history and behind-the-scenes action!

After meeting in central Venice, your full-day tour starts with a short ride to Murano by boat. Famed for its stunning Murano glass products, the cluster of little islands that comprise Murano are as popular for their glass making heritage as they are for their attractiveness.

With your friendly guide, head straight to a glassblower's workshop for an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at a Murano glassmaker in action. As the craftsman goes about his daily business, you'll learn how finished glass is carefully prepared and made. Watch the silica sand turn to glass, discover how the bright colors (typical of Murano glass) are achieved and hear all the highs and lows of working as a glassblower in Murano! You'll have time to spend at leisure on Murano – a great opportunity to browse the workshop's impressive glass art collection, simply explore on your own or stop for a coffee and pastry.

Next, you will head to the neighboring island of Burano, where you'll be greeted by its vibrantly colored fishermen's houses that line the streets. Just as Murano is famous for its glassmaking, Burano is famous for its lace making. Visit a local workplace to see the island's craftswomen at work. Almost exclusively made by women, Burano lace is the finished product of a painstakingly precise textile craft. As you watch, your guide will talk about the history of this exquisite Venetian lace and explain how the handcrafted finery is sadly becoming a dying art.

Then enjoy some of the culinary arts around town, sampling fresh baked cookies, gelato and other delicious delicacies around town on your own before the tour commences and we head back to Venice’s mainland. There’s no experience quite like it.

Things to Know:

  • Explore the islands of Murano and Burano with a private tour guide
  • Learn about Murano’s rich history and glass-making heritage Admire the brightly painted houses of Burano island
  • Travel by motorboat and see the sights from the water
  • Great introduction to Venice for first-time visitors
  • Plenty of free time to stroll around the island and enjoy the peaceful environment
  • Tour offered daily - 7 days @ week based on availability
  • Tour times are; 1:45pm (1345) and 2:30pm (1430)
  • Meeting Point: Central Venice - details upon booking
  • Private Tour with local English-speaking guide
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
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  • We also offer Small Group Tours of 25 people or less offered to Venetian Island; Murano and Burano 
  • Tour operates 7 days @ week - 5-hour tour
  • Tour offered at 8:15 am and 1:45 pm (1345)
  • Meeting point location - San Zaccaria Vaporetto - meetings details are given upon booking
  • Tour price for small group tour is $52.00 per person

 

Additional Info

  • Region Veneto
  • City Venice
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Highlights

    Embark on an unforgettable tour of the enchanting islands of Murano and Burano to discover the arts of glass blowing and lace making that have made them so famous.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this private 5-hour tour to include local tour guide, admission fees and transportation is $300.00 for 2 people

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $300 for 2 people
Published in Venice Half Day Tours
Friday, 18 January 2019 15:29

Grand Canal Boat Tour- small group tour

Duration: 1 hour

Type of Service: Grand Canal Boat Tour - small group 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 tours in Venice because it 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 ntroduce 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 the 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. Marks square.

Things to know:

  • During the tour you will see the waterways of Venice, the Grand Canal, splendid Palaces, Churches, Bridges, Rialto Bridge. Luxorious motor-launch, English speaking guide.
  • Local Expert English speaking Guide
  • Luxurious Motor-Launch /Maximum 8/9 people per boat
  • During high water, the tour will take place, but it might happen we have to partly adapt the tour to the weather conditionsTour operates with min 4 participants
  • Tour is offed Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in the off season
  • Tour is offered April - November (7 days a week based on availability)
  • Tour time is 3:15pm - 4:15pm
  • Check in with guide 15 minutes before tour begins
  • Meeting point location - St. Mark's Square (more details are given upon booking)

 

Additional Info

  • Region Veneto
  • City Venice
  • Duration 2.45 Hours
  • Highlights

    Journey into the Floating City’s history and culture seeing its most famous and lesser known sights on foot and from a gondola on this unique package that includes the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark’s Basilica.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this tour is $62.00 per person

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 62.00 per person
Published in Venice Half Day Tours

Duration: 2.45 hours

Type of Service: Best of Venice with St. Mark's Basilica and Gondola Ride - small group tour

Your two-and-a-half-hour Best of Venice Tour with Gondola Ride shows off the grandeur and mystique of this once-powerful maritime republic from two entirely different perspectives. First, we’ll seek out the Floating City’s most sought after sights on foot, enjoying skip-the-line entry to spectacular St. Mark’s Basilica, as well as special access to the Basilica’s terrace. We’ll also explore some lesser-known corners of the city where the essence of Venetian living is writ large, before hitting the canals for that most quintessential of Venetian experiences, an unforgettable gondola ride to explore the city’s beauty from the water.

Meet your local expert guide in the city center for the first portion of the tour exploring the city on foot. As you weave your way through the twisting back streets, cobbled courtyards and small arched bridges, your expert guide will regale you with tales from Venice’s colorful past. You’ll discover why the city was built on a lagoon, how it came to be an important center of trade and what events conspired to end its domination over much of the Mediterranean. You’ll walk by Marco Polo’s house and hear about how the Venetian merchant set off to sea one day and returned with tales of faraway eastern lands that in those days few had ever seen. You’ll stroll across the church and palace-lined piazzas of Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo and Campo Santa Maria Formosa, where Byzantine, Renaissance, and modern elements fuse together their timeless portraits of the city, and also glimpse the fabled Bridge of Sighs, said to be named after the sighing prisoners as they were escorted across the canal to the cells of the adjacent prison.

After marveling at the elegance of St. Mark’s Square, which Napoleon fondly described as the “finest drawing room in all of Europe”, we’ll breeze past the entry lines and head straight into St. Mark’s Basilica. Together with your guide, you’ll uncover the diverse treasures inside the basilica, including the dazzling gold-laden mosaics that adorn its domed interior and ceilings. Having saved ourselves precious time with our privileged skip-the-line access, we’ll also manage to squeeze in a climb up to the famous terraces of St. Mark’s. Rarely included on guided tours, these terraces offer beautiful views over the piazza and the rooftops beyond.

Next, we will accompany you to the Gondola Station, where you’ll begin our 30-minute gondola tour of the waterways with a real local gondolier. You’ll start on Venice’s main thoroughfare, the much-traveled Grand Canal, where we’ll see such sights as Santa Maria della Salute Church, a 17th-century Baroque building constructed by lucky plague survivors to thank God for sparing their lives. Next, you will veer off down the quieter minor canals where we’ll float lazily by more iconic city sights and under its famous bridges. You will catch views of the dazzling Fenice Opera House and Theatre, the former home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Venice, the magnificent Church of San Moisè and the gothic style Bauer Palace.  With group sizes limited to only 24 people or less and headsets provided, participants will find it easy to not only hear but also interact with their guide. Join us for this fascinating two-way tour, which shows you the best of the Floating City by both land and water.

Things to know:

  • Journey into the Floating City’s history and culture seeing its most famous and lesser-known sights on foot and from a gondola on this unique package that includes the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark’s Square.
  • Get skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica, where you’ll see the shining gold mosaics of its interior, as well as climb up to the terraces for an unforgettable view over one of the most evocative cities on Earth.
  • Indulge your senses for a quintessential Venice experience - a 30-minute gondola ride with a local gondolier from the Grand Canal to the hidden waterways behind sights like the La Fenice Theatre, San Moisè Church and other city secrets.
  • Small group tour less than 24 people
  • 30-minute shared gondola ride with 6 people or less, no commentary on the gondola ride
  • Tour is offered March - November
  • Tour days are; Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Tour times are at 9:00 am and 1:30pm (1300)
  • Check in with guide 15 minutes before tour begins
  • Meeting point location - Campo S. Bortolomio(more details are given upon booking)

 

Additional Info

  • Region Veneto
  • City Venice
  • Duration 2.45 Hours
  • Highlights

    Journey into the Floating City’s history and culture seeing its most famous and lesser known sights on foot and from a gondola on this unique package that includes the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark’s Basilica.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this 2.45-hour tour to include English-speaking local tour guide, skip the line admission fees for St. Mark's Basilica and gondola ride is $86.00 per person

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 86.00 per person
Published in Venice Half Day Tours

Duration: 3.25 hours

Type of Service: Venice Foodie Walking Tour with Progressive Dinner through Cannaregio - Discover one of Venice's most authentic and traditional neighborhoods by eating your way through it!

Our Progressive Dinner Tour through Venice’s Cannaregio neighborhood visits at least 5 tasting locations in this historic community. Full portion tastings plus wine, enough for a full dinner, are included in the ticket price and offer many samples of Venetian delicacies.

We start by offering the top three most important traditional foods in the city.  These recipes date back 500 years and are still eaten daily by Venetians.  We feel it is very important to share these with you because it helps offer a greater understanding of Venice and her people.  As many traditions erode away, Venetians hold tightly to their culinary ones, knowing that it is vital to maintaining a connection to the past, and what better way to do that than through food.   You will learn about all of the Venetian foods as you walk from bacaro to bacaro to eat them.

From there, it’s on to a traditional trattoria for more authentic Venetian dishes such as risotto and fritto misto, mixed fried seafood.

Then, we move on to gelato, because you are in Venice and it’s required by law to have at least a gelato per day.  We’ll help you meet that quota.

Finally, we end along the Grand Canal for the proper Venetian Spritz.

Between tastings, you’ll receive a behind-the-scenes look at one of Venice’s most intriguing neighborhoods.  You will meet the chefs and the cooks, the owners and the servers.  We will share our expertise of local customs and eclectic folklore so you can have an authentic Venetian experience. 

  Things to know:

  • Enjoy a progressive dinner while strolling through Venice's Cannaregio neighborhood
  • 5-6 stops in neighborhood eateries, which includes tastings in all and 5 glasses of wine.
  • Taste Venetian specialties such as cicchetti, risotto and local wines.
  • Tour begins at 6:30pm / 3.25 hours covering 2 miles (3km)
  • Tour is offered Monday - Thursday
  • Small group tour of 6 people per tour
  • Experience the Traghetto, the two-manned gondola that crosses the Grand Canal!
  • Eat dinner like locals do!
  • What to Wear:  Dress according to the weather. Venice, Italy is a four-season city. Summers can be hot and very humid. Winters can get bone-chilling. Since we will be walking a lot outside, it's best to dress in layers to make you the most comfortable. And we can't stress enough - wear comfortable shoes!
  • Tour conducted rain or shine
  • You must be 18 years old and older to sign up for this tour,
  • Please keep in mind that Venice has approximately 400 bridges and uneven cobblestone streets, so mobility is important. If assistance is needed, we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • Meeting Point:  Meet guide at the wellhead in Campo Giacometto, just off the base of the Rialto Bridge on the San Polo side
  • Tour does not operate July 28 - August 31, 2018 

 

Additional Info

  • Region Veneto
  • City Venice
  • Duration 3.25 Hours
  • Highlights

    Discover one of Venice's most authentic and traditional neighborhoods by eating your way through it!

     

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this 3.25-hour tour to include English-speaking local tour guide, with food and beverages included is $146.00 per person.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 146.00 per person
Published in Venice Half Day Tours

Duration: 4 hours

Type of Service: Best of Venice walking tour including Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica

Our Best of Venice Walking Tour with Doge’s Palace and St. Mark's Basilica is perfect for visitors with only a limited time in Venice, who want to get a true taste of the city. In just a few hours we take you to the most famous sites of the city, seeing the Rialto Bridge and venturing inside St, Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We’ll also visit some quieter spots among the winding streets and piazzas of Venice, where you can get a feel for what it is to live in this floating city. Your tour starts at one of Venice’s must-see sights, the Rialto Bridge. Then it’s through the winding streets and over the tiny bridges of Venice as we delve into the heart of the city. Accompanied by an expert, English-speaking guide, you’ll see Marco Polo’s house and hear about the Venetian son who went to sea one day and came back with stories of China. Learn about the history and culture of Venice, from its beginning as an uninhabitable marsh, to one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.

As you walk, you’ll encounter the lively piazzas of Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo and Campo Santa Maria Formosa, where Byzantine influences, Renaissance buildings, and modern structures tell the eclectic story of the city’s development.

Next, you will admire the Bridge of Sighs before coming to the heart of Venice – St. Mark’s Square, once pronounced the “finest drawing room in all of Europe” by Napoleon. With Skip the Line Access we’ll get straight inside St. Mark’s Basilica, saving precious vacation time that would otherwise have been wasted in line. Marvel at the diversity of Venetian culture, where eastern architecture and western design have blended to create a structure with an onion dome, before following your guide through the beautiful frescoes inside the basilica.

Special access means we’ll steal some extra time inside the basilica when we climb up to the first-floor terraces. Rarely included on guided tours, the terraces offer beautiful views over the piazza, photo opportunities and some down time to soak up everything you have learned on your walking tour.  One of the highlights of our tour comes at the end when we visit the Doge’s Palace. Once home to the Duke of Venice and the city’s courts, it is the center of Venetian history – and as one of the world’s oldest republics, that’s quite a history. We’ll explore all the best sights of the palace open to the public, from spectacular works produced on demand by artistic masters Tintoretto and Veronese, to the evidence of the genius checks and balances that made the republic so successful.

With your guide on hand to lead you through the most important rooms, to explain magnificent frescoes and to tell you the tales behind every nook and cranny, your visit to the Doge’s Palace will be the perfect way to wrap up your tour through the history and culture of Venice.

Things to know:

  • Private tour with expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica
  • Entrance ticket to the terraces of St. Mark's Basilica
  • Skip the line access and entrance ticket to Doge's Palace with 1 hour 45 minutes tour
  • Audio headsets available
  • Tour is offered March - November
  • Tour days are; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Tour starts at 9:00 am
  • Meeting point:  more details given upon booking
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Entrance into St. Mark's Basilica requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.

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  • Small Small group tours of Best of Venice Walking Tour with 24 people or less are also offered - please inquire within

Additional Info

  • Region Veneto
  • City Venice
  • Duration 4 Hours
  • Highlights

    Explore the history of Venice from inside the Doge’s Palace, the heart of one of the world’s oldest republics. Marvel at the golden mosaics of St. Mark’s Basilica, then climb up to the famous terrace level for a rare bird’s eye view of St. Mark’s Square.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this 4-hour tour to include English-speaking local tour guide, skip the line admission fees for St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace is $700.00 for 2 people.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 700.00 for 2 people
Published in Venice Half Day Tours

Duration: 4 hours

Type of Service: Venice Bites Small Group Tour - Off the Eaten Path

Venice offers many of the most diverse, unique, and delicious dining experiences in the world, on any budget. Being a tourist destination, it is certainly true that if you only stay in the tourist areas, your experience may feel less than authentic. But we will take you “Off the Eaten Path” where the food is extraordinary, the prices are reasonable, and the families that run their businesses are so gracious, you will come away from your trip feeling like a local.  Nearly every stop we will make is owned and operated by a local family.

Experience the Real Venice - That’s where we come in! We can get you around the city, on foot, at a leisurely pace, where you can experience the local neighborhoods and eat local food. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Passionate Tour Leaders - We can promise you this, you won’t find more enthusiastic lovers of Venice to take you around the city. The tours will be led by Adam and Maya.  Delicious Food, Of Course! - The food (and the wine) is of top-quality and you will be so pleasantly surprised and an experience that will last a lifetime!

Things to know:

  • This tour involves sampling delicious Venetian cuisine from several locations throughout the city
  • Fave Reviews from all customers
  • Small group tour of 8 people or less
  • Must be 18 years or older for this tour
  • 3.5 hours plus covering 2 miles (3km)
  • Tour begins at 11:00 am sharp
  • Tour offered Monday - Friday
  • 7 + stops in neighborhood eateries which include food and 5 alcoholic drinks in tour price
  • Dress according to the weather. Venice, Italy is a four-season city. Summers can be hot and very humid. Winters can get bone-chilling. Since we will be walking a lot outside, it's best to dress in layers to make you the most comfortable. -- wear comfortable shoes!
  • The tour will be conducted rain or shine
  • Meeting point will be in front of the Accademia Gallery in the Dorsoduro sestiere, right behind the Accademia vaporetto stop
  • Tour does not operate July 28 - August 31, 2018

Additional Info

  • Region Veneto
  • City Venice
  • Duration 4 Hours
  • Highlights

    This food tour involves sampling delicious Venetian cuisine from several locations throughout the city. One of our most popular food tours.

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this 4-hour tour to include English-speaking local tour guide, with food and beverages included is $136.00 per person.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 136.00 per person
Published in Venice Half Day Tours

Duration: 2.5 hours

Type of Service: Best of Venice walking tour including St. Mark's Basilica

If you have limited vacation time (and who doesn’t?), this is the perfect way to see the best sights in Venice in just a few short hours. Your expert English-speaking guide will take you to famous landmarks including St. Mark’s Basilica, Rialto Bridge, Marco Polo’s house, Camp SS Giovanni e Paolo and Campo Santa Maria Formosa piazzas, Bridge of Sighs and more, including quiet off-the-beaten-path places many tourists may miss.

We begin your tour at one of Venice’s most photographed locations, the Rialto Bridge. Then we’ll wind through the Floating City’s serpentine streets and over the tiny bridges that dot its seascape on our way to Marco Polo’s house. Learn about this intrepid Venetian son whose sense of adventure and exploration took him beyond the horizon to the Far East, where few had ever been before. Along the way, you’ll stroll through the lively piazzas of Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo and Campo Santa Maria Formosa, and marvel at how the beautiful Byzantine architecture and Renaissance buildings meld seamlessly with today’s modern and somewhat eclectic edifices.

On the way to our final and most awe-inspiring stop, St. Mark’s Basilica, you have a chance to see the romantic Bridge of Sighs. Then saunter through St. Mark’s Square, which Napoleon named the “finest drawing room in all of Europe.” Next, enjoy Skip-the-Line Access to the city’s most bustling spot for tourists. You’ll breeze past the long lines and straight into the Basilica.

Your tour guide will not only educate but also entertain you with the rich history of St. Mark’s Basilica. Learn about the city’s diverse culture with intriguing facts only a local would know. An impressive architectural marvel, see how Eastern architecture blends beautifully with Western design to create an unbelievable onion-domed structure so individually Venetian. With less time waiting in line, you’ll enjoy more time standing in awe of ornate frescoes before ascending to the famous St. Mark’s terraces. Not often included on guided tours, this site offers a spectacular aerial view of the prized piazza – and makes the perfect photo opp.

On this private tour, your small group will receive individualized attention. Audio headsets are provided, if you like, so you can always hear your guide. Ask all the questions you like and learn as much about Venice and the world-renowned sites as you please. 

Things to know:

  • Private tour with expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Your tour will begin at one of Venice’s most photographed locations, the Rialto Bridge.
  • See Venice’s most-famous landmarks and monuments in just a few hours with the flexibility and attention only a private tour can offer
  • See St. Mark’s Basilica, Rialto Bridge, Marco Polo’s house, Bridge of Sighs & more on this de facto tour of Venice for the first-time visitor
  • Your tour guide will not only educate but also entertain you with the rich history of St. Mark’s Basilica.
  • Skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica and entrance ticket to the terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Ask your guide all the questions you like and learn as much about Venice and the world-renowned sites as you please.
  • Audio headsets available
  • Tour offered on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Tour starts at 9:00 am
  • Check in with guide by 8:45 am
  • Meeting point location - more details are given upon booking

 

Additional Info

  • Region Veneto
  • City Venice
  • Duration 2.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    See St. Mark’s Basilica and enjoy the sights and sounds of St. Mark’s Square

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this 2.5-hour tour to include English-speaking local tour guide, skip the line admission fees for St. Mark's Basilica is $368.00 for 2 people.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $368.00 for 2 people
Published in Venice Half Day Tours

Duration: Nine Hours -  8:30am - 5:30pm

Type of Service: Full day Valpolicella & Amarone Wine Tour

During the day, we'll visit two celebrated wine estates to taste the Famous Valpolicella wines, like the Amarone, Valpolicella Classico, the rare Recioto and other wines.

In between wineries, we'll travel through the enchanting Valpolicella hills, stop for lunch (optional) at a local trattoria, where you can taste some of its local cuisines, and time permitting visit a lovely small village perched on top of a hill from where you can enjoy beautiful vistas over the surrounding scenery: the view on a clear day arrives as far as the Lake Garda.

THE WINES
The region boasts numerous types of indigenous grapes that have been naturally selected over the last 2,000 years. Like the famous wines of Bordeaux, the wines of the Valpolicella are made from a blend of these indigenous vines. Each vineyard has its preference in regards to the types and quantity of grapes used in the production of their wines.

On this tour, you'll enjoy two full wine tastings and vineyard tours of two selected vineyards in the Valpolicella wine region. At each vineyard, a local expert sommelier will conduct a tour of the vineyards' facilities so that you fully appreciate the unique methods of production utilized to make the very special wines of the Valpolicella. With this new knowledge at hand, you'll be able to truly appreciate the unique and diverse wines that you'll taste at each vineyard. Noting the subtle differences between the different wines produced, and the varied tastes they produce on your palette.

THE COUNTRY
In between vineyards, we'll traverse the soft undulating hills that stretch like fingers from the high mountains above, to create the valleys where the Amarone and Valpolicella wines are produced. You'll be enchanted by the lovely country with hills covered in vines, olive and cherry trees punctuated by small rural and sleeping villages. Along the way, and time permitting, we'll pause at a lovely small village, from where, on clear days, you can enjoy views of Lake Garda and visit an Ancient pagan temple that dates back to Roman times.

THE CUISINE
You'll have an additional opportunity to taste the Valpolicella wines during the optional lunch at a selected local trattoria, that excels in both its regional cuisine and its choice of local wines.

After completing your wine tour of the Valpolicella, sit back and relax while we head back to Venice arriving at approximately 5:30pm (1730).

Things to Know:

  • Visit Two Selected Wine Estates
  • Two full-wine tastings with appetizers at selected wineries in the Valpolicella hills with olive oil tasting
  • Enjoy samples of Amarone wine as you learn about its production
  • Tour the Cellar and Vineyards
  • Mercedes vehicle or similar make with an English speaking driver - private tour
  • Meeting Point - Your English speaking guide will come and meet you at Tronchetto water bus station, Venice, at the platform of the water bus line nr 2 station holding a sign with your name written on it.
  • Directions: You can arrive at Tronchetto by taking the line nr. 22 Water-Bus from the Rialto Bridge. For clients not staying near the Rialto Bridge, please ask your Hotel Concierge how best to arrive at the Tronchetto Water-Bus Station
  • Exclusion - Lunch ( optional) is not included

Additional Info

  • Region Veneto
  • City Venice
  • Duration 9 Hours
  • Highlights

     Venice wine tours to the Valpolicella wine region visiting two celebrated wineries.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this nine-hour tour to include private car service (Mercedes), tour guide, and wine tastings at two locations for 4 people is $950.00

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $950 for 4 people
Published in Venice Half Day Tours
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