Get the most from your cruise stop in Venice with a private tour from the port. Visit one of the most romantic cities in the world with our local private guide and private driver with boat.
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Are you stopping in Venice on a cruise? Hauntingly beautiful but notoriously tricky to navigate, take the pressure off your visit to the city with our Venice shore trip. For first time visitors to Venice the water taxi and water bus system can be completely overwhelming. How do you even begin to get from one place to the next in a city without buses and cars? With our private shore trip from Venice port, our private English-speaking tour escort will meet you at your cruise dock and will escort you to your private boat to take you to Venice city center. You will be the envy of the tourists waiting in line for a taxi to the city center from Venice port as you whizz straight there, gaining you precious time to actually explore Venice itself!
In Venice city center you will meet our private licensed guide for a great 2 hour private walking tour of all of Venice’s highlights. During your private tour of Venice you will visit the Doge’s Palace, of course with skip the line tickets to give you priority entrances. Once belonging to the ancient rulers of Venice called “doge,” you will admire its decorated rooms. Your local private guide will fascinate you with stories and anecdotes about the history of Venice and its noble families. The next stop of your Venice private tour will be St Mark’s Basilica, with over 4000 square meters of golden mosaics. Set in the elegant St Mark’s Square, you will avoid the long line as you enter with skip the line tickets. Inside St Mark’s Basilica you will also admire the stunning Golden Pall decorated with more than 2000 precious stones. Before the tour ends, you will also see the famous Bridge of Sighs, and learn all about its poignant significance in Venetian history.
Now that you are better orientate with city, we have incorporated some free time into our Venice shore trip, to allow you to stroll around the city some more. You can revisit the sites you loved the must, take a trip to the bustling Rialto area and stop for a yummy Venetian lunch!
A must during any shore trip from Venice port, you will go to one the docking points on the canals where you will start your 30 minute pre-booked private gondola ride. Did you know the Gondolier profession in Venice is really prestigious and can only be done by a true Venetian! The ultimate romantic experience, you will glide along Venice’s mesmerizing canals, taking in the spell-binding city.
When your Venice shore trip comes to an end you will meet your tour escort again for your transfer back to Venice port.
Venice Port, at your dock
DRESS CODE: in order to enter religious sites, such as Churches, every participant must make sure they cover their shoulders and knees.
We also suggest you wear comfortable shoes, as a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour.