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Tour Venice, Italy
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Gondolas in the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
Gondolas in the Grand Canal. Venice, Italy 2009 (photo by Jorge Royan)

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Whatever it is about Italy, Bar, Alberbello, Ravenna, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Venice that intrigues you, fascinates you, tempts you, or entertains you, you'll find it because your visit will be tailored exactly to your desires. Fascinated by the tastes of Italian cuisine? Your private guide will suggest the best restaurants. Have your heart set on Italian footwear or daring designs in clothing? Talk it over with your guide, in your own language, and find out where to shop.

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Tour in Venice
Minimum 2 guests. Rate is per person in USD$: $750

There are many ways to get to know Venice, but starting with a walking tour of the city centre followed by a gondola tour is surely the best way to experience its celebrated magical atmosphere.

Your half day in Venice starts by meeting your escort at the pier who will assist you in being transferred by private motor launch to St Mark's square. Here you meet your private guide and start a 2 hour walking tour. After some preliminary remarks on the history of Venice, the guide will take you to the nearby St. Mark's Square and into the splendid Cathedral, built in Romanesque-Byzantine style in the course of 400 years, with its unique mosaics. Next you will visit the Doge's Palace, the former residence of the dukes of Venice and the seat of the Venetian government until the fall of the Republic in 1797. Here you will view the impressive Dungeons and the Bridge of Sighs.

The walking tour ends at the gondola station where you will embark your gondola for a private 35 minute tour. Taking a gondola ride in Venice gives you a completely different perspective of the city than exploring it on foot and you will have the chance to ride along part of the Grand Canal and some of the city inner canals.

At the end of the gondola tour you will have free time at your disposal so that you can arrange the return to the cruise port at your own pace.

Total duration: approx 3 hrs.

Rate Includes

  • private motor launch for transfer from cruise port to St Mark's
  • escort assistance for transfer from cruise port to St Mark's
  • 2 hours private guide service
  • Admission fees to Doge's Palace
  • Admission fees to St Mark's Basilica
  • A 35 minute gondola tour (For gondola services at or after 7:00 pm, surcharge: please add $100 USD per person)

Please note that these rates are for the suggested itinerary, and will vary with additional services and tours. We'll be glad to custom tailor your tour.

Not Included:

  • Personal expenses, beverages, and meals not specifically included
  • Gratuities for local personnel
  • Drinks/beverages
  • Travel insurance

More choices for your honeymoon in Italy:

Useful traveler's links for Rome
  • Public transportation of Rome - official site
  • TrenItalia - official site for the Italian railways. Timetables and ticket information for trains going to Fiumicino Airport and city trains
  • Rome Airports - official site, useful information on Fiumicino and Ciampino
  • - Online purchase of tickets and tourist passes for Rome museums, sights, attractions, Colosseum, Vatican etc.
  • The Vatican - official site

Venice, Italy

Venice is a city in northern Italy which is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. It is the capital of the Veneto region.

The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century B.C. The city historically was the capital of the Venetian Republic. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante", "Serenissima", "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals". Luigi Barzini described it in The New York Times as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man". Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe's most romantic cities.

The city stretches across 117 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po (south) and the Piave (north) Rivers.

The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain, and spice) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century. This made Venice a wealthy city throughout most of its history.[6] It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music, and it is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi.