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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: 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: 3 hours

Type of Service:  Semi-Private Best of Venice Boat Tour on the Grand Canal Water Taxi and Visit to St. Mark's Basilica 

Head straight for the main attraction, to be sure that you have plenty of time to take it all in. St. Mark’s Basilica took 800 years to build with relics and monuments inside bought (or stolen) from all over Europe and Asia. Even St. Mark’s remains eventually ended up here (albeit through dubious means) when Crusaders stole them from Egypt. The queues here can be long but no worries, we have Skip the Line Access! Your guide will take you inside this cavernous space for an extended tour, pointing out mosaics that date all the way back to the 11th century and beautiful artworks. Then it’s up to the second floor for some stolen time inside this busy basilica. The terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica are worth a visit in their own right, not to mention the incredible views they offer over bustling Piazza San Marco below.

After our tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and Piazza San Marco, we’ll set out on a walking tour past some of the best-known sights of Venice, along with some unlikely favorites. We spent a lot of hours traversing the city, trying to get the right balance of major landmarks and picturesque corners and discovered that much of the joy of visiting Venice is the journey, walking from one spot to another through quiet residential streets and along canals. Our Venice walking tour will take you on such a journey - you'll see Marco Polo’s house to hear about the Venetian son who went to sea one day and came back with stories of China, Campo SS Giovanni Paolo with its mix of architecture from so many ages, and the famous Bridge of Sighs.

As you move from one spot to another, your guide will entertain you with stories of Venice, from informative tales about how the city has stayed afloat so long, to the whispers of scandal that make Venice such a captivating city. They’ll also point out features and buildings that you may never have noticed on your own.

A visit to the Rialto Bridge, an incredible marble structure that cost Venice a small fortune to build but was certainly worth every penny, is a highlight of this journey, and here our walking part ends. Now it is time to take a seat on the water taxi and enjoy the beauty of the city. Our tour continues on the Grand Canal, the city’s main waterway which snakes its way past no less than 50 palaces, six churches, four bridges, and two open-air markets. We’ll take to the water for a tour of all these wonderful sights, which your guide will point out and explain as you pass. Although many visitors opt to travel the Grand Canal by gondola, this wide and hectic waterway is much better suited to the water taxis we use, which allow us to move quickly and easily along the canal without losing the intimacy of a smaller vessel.

Your tour will end at the famous Rialto Bridge. And there you have it – in only a few hours you have seen the very best of Venice from three entirely different perspectives – water, land and even air from the terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica. And all without having to wait in line or jostling to see within a big tour group!

 Things to know:

  • Expert English- speaking guide with 1 hour guided tour of the Grand Canel in a water boat taxi
  • Groups of 10 or fewer on this semi-private tour
  • Cruise through the city's famous romantic canals in a boat
  • Learn about Venice's history, architecture and famous legends
  • See some of the famous landmarks along the way
  • The best way to appreciate Venice - a city built on water is by boat
  • Skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica and entrance tickets to the terrace of St. Mark's Basilica
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. 
  • Headsets available if needed
  • Tour is offered March - November
  • Tour is offered on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Tour begins at 2:30 pm (14:30) and check is at 2:15 pm (1415)
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, and there are a number of steep steps on the terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Meeting point location - Next to Ponte della Paglia, the bridge with the view of the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), in front of the Doge's Palace, facing the lagoon.

Additional Info

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

    See all the top sights of Venice with this exclusive, semi-private tour.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this small group tour for 3 hours includes is $118.00 per person. For group rates, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Cancellation prior to one week in advance will be given a full refund. Cancellation 4 or more days in advance will be given a 50% refund. For cancellation 3 or less days prior, a refund will not be possible.  We will need to secure a deposit 60 days prior to your trip with final payment needed 30 days prior. Please note: L&B Italian Tours has an on-call operator in Italy.  In the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily.

    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.

  • Price $118 Per Person
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

Duration: 2 hours

Type of Service:  Grand Canal Boat Tour

There's no better way than on one of Venice Boat Tours to experience the uniqueness of Venice. During this fascinating two-hour tour of the Grand Canal and Hidden Venice, you’ll travel through many of the cities “sestieri“ (neighborhoods) as you enjoy a city sightseeing tours of Venice designed for the first-time visitor to Venice.

The 2-hour Venice boat tours feature a diverse itinerary. You’ll admire the first Cathedral of Venice in the Castello area, San Pietro in this part of Venice), then you’ll enter the imposing “Water Gate“ to access the Arsenal, the historic shipyard, and depot when Venice was an important mercantile city. By boat you’ll also sail out in the open lagoon, passing by Murano and the cemetery island of San Michele, while enjoying fine views (on clear days) of the Dolomites mountains in distance. 

Then, continuing our route through the labyrinth of back canals of the city, we'll explore the Cannaregio district and see some of its most charming canals. At the Jewish ghetto, enjoy a quick stop (about 15/20 minutes) to take some photos of this picturesque corner of the city. Then, continue your journey via some of the back canals in the Santa Croce and Dorsoduro areas, stopping at a famous Gondola workshop where craftsmen still produce the traditional Venetian Gondolas.

And of course, during these small group Venice boat tours you’ll cruise down the Grand Canal. Sit back and enjoy the stories as your guide will introduce you to the splendid palaces, churches, gardens, bridges, and warehouses that line Venice's main street. Sightseeing tours of Venice that really capture the beauty of the city and the Venetian lagoon.

Things to Know:

  • Small group tour by boat of Grand Canal and minor canals - maximum 8 people per boat
  • Explore the waterways of charming Venetian neighborhoods such as Cannaregio, the Jewish Ghetto and Dorsoduro Discover canals away from the tourist trail, as well as attractions such as the Arsenale and Rialto Bridge
  • See craftsmen in work at a Dorsoduro gondola workshop
  • Stop for photos at the Jewish Ghetto
  • Pass by the first cathedral of Venice, San Pietro in Castello
  • Enter via the “Porta dell’Acqua“ into the impressive Arsenal, the historic shipyard of Venice
  • Highly qualified English-speaking guide
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants
  • Spring/Summer Tours are offered 7 days @ week April - July from 10:00 am - 12noon
  • Fall tours times are September - November on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am - 12noon
  • Meeting location - at the Entrance to the Royal Gardens on the water front of St. Marks Square (more details are given upon booking)

Additional Info

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

    Intimate small group two-hour Venice boat tours that provide perfect Venice city sightseeing tours for the first time visitor to the city of Venice!

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this small group tour for two hours includes luxury motorboat and an English-speaking tour guide is $132.00 per person. Tour operates with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 participants. 

    Cancellation prior to one week in advance will be given a full refund. Cancellation 4 or more days in advance will be given a 50% refund. For cancellation 3 or less days prior, a refund will not be possible.  We will need to secure a deposit 60 days prior to your trip with final payment needed 30 days prior. Please note: L&B Italian Tours has an on-call operator in Italy.  In the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily.

    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.

  • Price $132 Per Person
Published in Venice Half Day Tours

Duration: 2.5 hours walking tour and (includes 30-minute gondola ride) - tour begins at 11:30 am

Type of Service: Walking Tour of Venice with Gondola Ride 

Follow your expert, English-speaking guide through the quieter streets and piazzas of Venice. As you walk, your guide will captivate you with histories of Ca’ Dario, the cursed (and possibly haunted) house whose owners have continuously met untimely and often suspicious deaths. You’ll learn why music schools around the world are called ‘conservatories’ at Fondamenta degli Incurabili, the hospital where monks took orphans from the streets and trained them as nurses and world-famous musicians.

Along with local legends, you’ll hear tales of familiar characters. You’ll see Harry’s Bar across the canal, where Ernest Hemingway once kicked back after a long day of writing. You’ll see the home of Peggy Guggenheim, the heiress who lost her father to the Titanic but gained the means to build one of the world’s most interesting art collections. (Back in her day Peggy used to scandalize the locals by sunbathing naked on her roof and parading around town with a pack of tiny dogs on leashes.) Remember the play, Othello? You’ll see the house where Desdemona supposedly lived before her tale was transcribed by an Italian author and stolen by a man called William Shakespeare.

Your tour ends on the sweetest note with a gondola ride along the quieter back canals of Venice. Relax as a gondolier, in his ubiquitous striped shirt, rows along waterways built for these very vessels. With a maximum of five people per shared gondola, your tour will be intimate and, with no commentary on this section of the tour, quiet and romantic too.

Things to Know:

  • Discover the famous landmarks and hidden gems of Venice, first by land, and then by the sea!
  • Step away from the crowds and get off the beaten track with this original tour that explores Venice’s less seen, more romantic face on the other side of the Grand Canal
  • Accompanied by an English- speaking local guide, enjoy a leisurely walking tour around the city’s charming bridges, streets and hidden squares.
  • Admire unique architecture and Renaissance masterpieces while your guide shares fascinating tales from the history of this former maritime superpower. 
  • Small group tour for best experience - group size 24 or less
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide on the walking tour
  • Relax on our pre-booked and pre-arranged 30-minute gondola ride with a local gondoliere and just 5 other people.
  • Toured Offered only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Tour begins at 11:30 am
  • Meeting point - Accademia di Belli Arti (more details are given upon booking)
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes

 

Additional Info

  • Region Veneto
  • City Venice
  • Duration 2 hours walking tour/30 minute gondola ride
  • Highlights

    You’ll visit the fascinating district of Dorsoduro -  explore the back canals of the city by water. Relax on our pre-booked and pre-arranged 30-minute gondola ride. 

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this small group tour with a 2-hour walking tour with a local tour guide and 30-minute gondola ride is $82.00 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 $82 Per Person
Published in Venice Half Day Tours

Duration: 2.5 hours

Type of Service: Walking History Tour and Food Tour of Cannaregio District in Venice

Experience an authentic taste of Venice on this relaxed evening tour through the streets and canals of the city’s most historic and picturesque neighborhoods, the Jewish Ghetto, and Cannaregio. With an expert local guide and an intimate group of up to 12 people, you’ll explore these unique areas and savor an authentic Venetian experience – Cicchetti.

Located away from Venice's hectic, big tourist attractions, the Jewish Ghetto is a favorite place among locals.  You’ll appreciate being away from the crowds as you explore the Ghetto’s outdoor market and specialty stores with your guide.

Along the way, your guide will describe the fascinating history of this unique neighborhood.  There were times when the Jewish community used to be locked in at night and on religious holidays. During war-time, this neighborhood was a refuge for Jews, attracting so many that buildings grew up haphazardly to accommodate them. This colorful jumble of buildings rises along some of the prettiest and quietest canals in Venice.

You’ll visit three bars, sampling a glass of delicious regional wine and a selection of local Cicchetti at each. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss local ingredients and cuisine with your knowledgeable guide and your group. Venetians claim that their food is the best in Italy, but you'll be able to judge for yourself!

The charming bars we’ve chosen are typical of Venice.  You’ll see stone walls hung with shelves of gleaming wine bottles and locals chatting animatedly. Here, off the beaten path, Venice is a lot more relaxed and informal.  After work, Venetians head to their local bar for a drink, a bite, and some conversation. This is a typical evening in Venice, you’ll feel like you’re having a relaxing evening out with new friends and locals.

Things to Know:

  • Expert English-speaking tour guide - learn about the history and culture of the Cannaregio area
  • Walk through one of the most populous districts in Venice
  • Evening walking tour that begins 6:00 pm at a designated location - an intimate group of 12 people or less
  • Like Spanish tapas, Cicchetti is all about meeting friends to enjoy a number of small local dishes with some wine. You’ll enjoy these delicacies in three local bars as we stroll through some of the liveliest and most charming areas of Venice.
  • Tour is offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • This tour combines art, culture, historical information, and food and wine tastings.

Additional Info

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

    Explore the unique history of the fascinating Cannaregio district in Venice, home to the Jewish Ghetto, during this semi-private walking tour with appetizers and wine tasting.

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost for this small group tour for two hours 30-minute tour includes English-speaking tour guide and food tasting, starting at $68.00 per person. Private tours for this tour are available, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Cancellation prior to one week in advance will be given a full refund. Cancellation 4 or more days in advance will be given a 50% refund. For cancellation 3 or less days prior, a refund will not be possible.  We will need to secure a deposit 60 days prior to your trip with final payment needed 30 days prior. Please note: L&B Italian Tours has an on-call operator in Italy.  In the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily.

    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.

  • Price $68 Per Person
Published in Venice Half Day Tours
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