Explore Venice best spots by land and water. This private guided Venice shore trip includes a one hour exciting cruise along the Grand Canal lined with century-old palaces combined with a two hour walking tour of Venice off the beaten path sights. Best for cruise passengers who want to delve into Venice history, art and architecture with limited walking involved. Take a stroll in the streets of Venice, pass the crowded areas and into quiet ones over picturesque little bridges, into quirky little artisan shops. Escorted by your local guide get lost in the maze of alleys without worries at the end of this essence of Venice tour you will feel at home knowing how the city came to be what it is experiencing some of its little- known secrets. The walking is easy even though it covers a lot of ground and the private boat ride ensures you get to see the best of Venice inside and out. Time flies and when it is time to say goodbye to your private guide you will know exactly where to go for lunch!

Float along Venice magic canals and gaze upon its wonders. Famous for its old bridges, romantic alleys and picturesque palazzos Venice is truly a museum city where every building is a masterpiece. Your guide tells you legends, stories and fun facts related to Venice such as Rialto the geographic heart of Venice and the oldest settled area of the city with the famous Rialto Bridge and the many luxurious palaces built by the richest families to show their power like a showcase. Part of the great charm of visiting Venice is traveling by water. Within the 3 hour tour you enjoy a 1 hour private guided boat ride along Venice historic canals to soak up the atmosphere of the floating city from a privileged perspective. In the comfort of a private boat glide along the city most secluded waterways seldom visited by tourists. See 16th century palaces with ornate Renaissance-style facades and their reflection on the water bringing the magic of Venice alive. Venice and its canals are listed as a World Heritage Site. Experience the essence of Venice and discover why Venice is unforgettable. Your guide brings to life the history behind the ancient palaces that line the banks of the canals.

Enjoy a guided Venice walk through vast St. Mark’s Square and surroundings that highlights the inseparable relationship between the historical and artistic events that have characterized the city millenary history. From its humble beginnings on the Lagoon to the glorious Golden Age the city has an exclusive place in the world history that your local guide brings to life with captivating insights. Explore Venice rich history through art and architecture. Stroll past top Venice attractions and learn interesting facts and anecdotes about the city past and present. Experience Venice with an insider. Your personable guide exposes you to Venice history and culture. From its centuries long domination of the Mediterranean Sea to the adventures of Marco Polo, from the scandals of the Doges to colorful Carnival, from Casanova to great artists and Venetian everyday people. Tour ends with priceless insider information and connections from a true Venetian.  Your guide is happy to address you to restaurants that suit your taste buds and budget as well as additional Venetian sights for you to enjoy independently. Contact us to experience the city of Venice by land and water.

* Private Guided Shore Trip
* Licensed Professional Guide
* One-Hour Private Boat Tour Along the Grand Canal
* Two Hours Private Walking Tour
* Venice Top Sights
* Best Photo Opps
* Tour Length: 3hrs

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Guided Venice Tour

* Cruise Ship Meet & Greet Service

When entering churches always ensure that you dress appropriately, no shorts or sleeveless dresses. By not being properly attired you run into the risk of being denied entry.

Those traveling between November and March may wish to bring rubber boots in preparation for Venice’s acqua alta (high water).

Can I join a group tour?

Unfortunately this is not a service we offer. Nancy Aiello Tours specializes in individual and family private tours. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form small groups. Our private tours mean that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Your private tour is tailored to your individual needs and interests so everyone can ask questions and get the most from a new experience.

Where do we meet our private Venice tour guide?

Your tour guide meets you at a central easy-to-reach Venice location T.B.A. holding a sign with your name in. Full details provided upon booking.

Do you offer suggestions for restaurants in Venice?

Yes. Your private local guide provides personalized attention and on tour is glad to suggest a suitable spot for quick snack and/or lunch. You will have several options to fit your budget, tastes and whether or not you want to sit or eat on the go.

Are tips included?

Tips are optional and not included in your tour price, but are a nice way of showing satisfaction for good service.

Do you provide a refund if my cruise ship cannot make it into port?

We will honor a refund if your cruise line does not come into port due to severe weather, mechanical problems or political unrest. However, you will be charged 100% for any admission tickets pre-purchased on your behalf.