The Best of Venice private guided tour will start at Venice Cruise Port. Your guide will meet you at the cruise terminal, and you will sail with a private water taxi along the Giudecca Canal to reach the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The church of Saint George, built in the 16th C., is among Andrea Palladio‘s greatest architectural achievements. The major works of art in the church are two large paintings by Tintoretto: The Last Supper and the Gathering of the Manna. You will see the impressive choir-stalls right behind the Main Altar, before getting on the elevator to reach the top of the bell tower to enjoy an incomparable superb panorama of Venice and Lagoon.
The Best of Venice tour will continue and take you to the island of Murano, sailing by the Lido Island, the church of Saint Peter, formerly the Cathedral of Venice, and the old Shipyard. In Murano you will visit one of the major glass making factories where the worldwide renowned handmade glass is produced.
To reach Saint Mark’s Square, you’ll ride through some of the typical small canals of Castello district. The tour will continue with an orientation walk through the most famous Square in the world, surrounded by majestic buildings dating from the 11th to the 19th Century.
We can organize, on request, an optional transfer back to the ship
DURATION: 4 hours
THE PRICE OF THE BEST OF VENICE PRIVATE TOUR INCLUDES:
- the service of a certified tour guide
- the service of a private luxury boat for the boat tour
- tickets for St. George’s bell tower lift