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Day Tour

Cruise Shore Experience - Contemporary Art in Venice (4 Hours)

Onirikos, Italian Experiences Designer

Venice, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Cruise Shore Experience - Contemporary Art in Venice (4 Hours )

Venice, Italy

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description


Contemporary Art in Venice


You will meet your Captain at ship dock or at tender mooring; he will wait for you handling the Onirikos arrival board and he will introduce you to your Guide. A comfortable, safe and reliable boat will escort you to Punta della Dogana.

In 2006 - 2009 the big halls of the Dogana, the ancient Custom’s House where Venetian merchants used to store their goods, were converted by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando into a museum space. As for Palazzo Grassi, restored by the same architect in 2005, here subtlety and frugality reign again, although the meeting of old and new is more palpable here. In the vast, bright, airy brick rooms you find works of Fischli and Weiss, Cy Twombly, the Chapman Brothers, Takashi Murakami, Maurizio Cattelan, Mike Kelley, Cady Noland, Rachel Whiteread, Charles Rey, David Hammons, Richard Prince, and many others. The owner of this impressive collection, French billionaire Francois Pinault, is considered the number one private art collector in the world today and he has been selected as "the most influential figure in contemporary art" in 2006 and in 2007. Palazzo Grassi is of interest to connoisseurs of contemporary architectural styles as well, who praise their harmony.

Triangular shaped Punta della Dogana separates the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal. As a center for contemporary art, the former customs house of the city presents a permanent exhibition of works from the François Pinault Collection, the institution who wanted and sponsored the transition of this masterpiece of architecture, so emblematic to the city, from its eminently commercial function to port of contemporary art and ideal venue to share it with the world.

After the visit your Captain will escort you back to the Port.

About Us

We offer unique access to some of the most unavailable & undiscovered experiences one can imagine. A Milan shopping experience in a fashion designer’s showroom? A private dinner in Venice on the roof terrace of Peggy Guggenheim? Quad bike trekking on the active Etna volcano with an extreme-sport guide? Whatever your client can dream, we can deliver. We focus on designing non-Googleable experiences—watching the Palio di Siena horse race from a hot-air balloon; visiting the private castle where the Godfather trilogy was shot. Kids love visiting an ice cream factory, while big kids clamor for a chance to drive a Maserati or Lamborghini.

Insider Tip

Visit to Excavation underneath the Vatican • Truffle Hunt in Tuscany or Piemonte • Vasari Corridor in Florence • Private visit to the Sistine Chapel

Terms & Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS AND CANCELLATION CONDITIONS (general policy)

Please ALWAYS refer to the specific payments terms and cancellation policy clearly stated in the booking form. The payments terms and cancellation fees might depends on seasonality and on the specific service booked (i.e. an after hour private visit can be NON refundable already at the time of the booking)

Villa-Apartments Rental, Yacht Charter, Private Jet and Helicopter Charter:

- from time of confirmation to 121 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 120 and 61 days prior to arrival 60% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 60 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.

Hotel Bookings:

- from time of confirmation to 61 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival 50% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 30 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.

All other services:

- from time of confirmation to 121 days prior to arrival no penalty will be charged;

- between 120 and 61 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival 75% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 30 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.



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By: EBC


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

The guides were knowledgeable and easy to understand. We enjoyed them very much.
Travel Advisor:  Kimberly Georgi