Start at the beginning with St. Mark's Square. It is the former center of Venetian politics and also the site of St. Mark's Basilica. There is no way you can visit this city without a stop here. Next you will come with us on a walk that few people experience. You will discover the urban life here, sort of a theatre of the living. You will see the development of the city by crossing over bridges, narrow alleyways, and both large and small squares. The relief of getting away from the crowds is enormous, and you will really feel what Venice is all about.
Then we will board a private launch to navigate the Grand Canal, another must. From the waterway, which is still the main thoroughfare here, your guide will point out the homes of the rich and famous, as well as those with stories and secrets. It is the most wonderful boat ride you will ever take.
We will take the boat up to the Northern Lagoon and visit the island of Murano, which has been a major center of glassblowing for 800 years. Monday- Friday you will see an actual production line at a glass factory. On the weekends, we will still be able to provide a demonstration at one of the factories. The return transfer from Murano is compliments of the glass factory and may be shared with others, but only a small group.
Departures: 09:00 AM, 01:30 PM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Please remember to dress properly for St. Mark's Basilica. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. Also, no bags or backpacks are allowed inside the Basilica.
- This tour departs from St. Mark's Square for all passengers (cruise ship passengers and hotel guests). Please allow about 50 minutes to get from the cruise ship pier. If you're staying at a hotel, please consult with your hotel for transfer distance. More instructions will appear on your voucher.
- Admission fees are not included and are to be paid on site. You will have bypass the line with your guide.
- Food, beverages and gratuities are not included in this tour.