Cinzia is a Qualified Tourist Guide, and Luigi is a professional boat driver. They founded Venice Guide and Boat in 2004 with the aim of providing the opportunity to book directly qualified tourist guide and transportation services in Venice.
Luigi and Cinzia lived in the United States for over two years and worked for one year in Epcot Center – Disneyworld in Orlando, Fla.
Venice Guide and Boat relies also on a team of well-regarded and qualified professionals in the tourist field. Consequently you are assured of reliability and high-quality services. We can offer you the best tours and boat services in Venice.
Only Qualified Tourist Guides can, by the law, offer guided tours. Essential requirements to become a Qualified Tourist Guide in Venice are a University degree, and the knowledge of two foreign languages. To obtained the qualification, the candidate is examined under the supervision of the local Tourist Department Authorities.
With a Qualified Tourist Guide you won’t miss the best places of interest, as well as the lesser known sights of Venice. Therefore you will get the real sense of the significance, history and meaning behind what you see.
Most of all, only Qualified Tourist Guides are allowed to illustrate inside monuments of Historical and Artistic value. The expertise of a Tour Guide will make possible to customize your tour which will be tailored according to your own interest: History and Art, shopping, local cuisine, exploring the off-the-beaten-tracks, or even sporting.
A licensed water taxi driver will appropriately welcome upon your arrival. You’ll be taken to your hotel through the shortest way, with no waste of time and no surprise on the bill. Only licensed taxis are allowed to ride through all of the canals of the city, and are subject to the control of the City Water Traffic Department.
Water Taxi Licenses are issued by the Town Administration to qualified drivers. They are requested to validate their licence every year, testing the efficiency of their boat, and presenting their insurance policy.
A licensed waterborne taxi will take you at whatever time suits you best to the places that interest you most, at the pace that you choose (traffic regulation and speed limits permitting!). You will enjoy Venice from the right perspective: the waterside!