THE ESSENCE OF VENICE TOUR

Experience the essence of Venice on an exclusive tour by land and water. This private Venice exclusive tour led by an expert local guide includes a one hour cruise along the Grand Canal combined with one hour off the beaten path walking tour. Best for those who want to delve into the city history, art and architecture with limited walking involved. World famous for its old bridges, romantic alleys and luxurious centuries old palaces Venice is an open-air museum where every building is a masterpiece with a story to tell. The history of Venice is intimately connected with water. The canals are Venice top attraction. Travel along the city canals and explore parts of Venice that are seldom visited by tourists. Within this two hours tour experience Venice best highlights and off the beaten path attractions by land and water.

Tour the city waterways during a 1 hour cruise along the historic canals. Hear colorful anecdotes behind the quaint Renaissance palaces that line the banks of the canals. Soak up the views and charming atmosphere of the Floating City from a privileged perspective. Sit back, relax, float along legendary canals and gaze upon its wonders. In the comfort of a private boat glide along the city most secluded waterways seldom visited by tourists. Be amazed by the beautiful views on canals and bridges. See palaces with ornate Renaissance style facades and their reflection on the water bringing the magic of Venice alive. Venice exclusive tour continues on with an entertaining one hour walk through St. Mark Square and surroundings that highlights the inseparable relationship between the historical and artistic events that have characterized the city millenary history. Stroll past top attractions and learn informative stories and fun facts about the city past and present. From its centuries long domination of the Mediterranean Sea to the adventures of Marco Polo and Casanova, from the scandals of the Doges to world famous Carnival, The perfect journey to get to know the real Venice with the firsthand knowledge of your Venetian guide. Contact us for pricing and availability.

* Private Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Local Guide
* Historical Sites and Hidden Corners
* One Hour Private Boat Tour along the Canals
* One Hour Private Walking Tour

* Best Photo Ops

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Tour

There are no add-ons for this tour.

ADD ON There are no add-ons for this tour.

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).

Do you combine people to share a private Venice 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.

Are tips included?

Tips are optional. Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.

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  • Luxury Italy Family Tour Package

    Our overall experience with Nancy Aiello Tours was Great! We have worked with a number of different tour guides and agencies and have very high expectations. Our expectations were definitely met! Booking process was easy and went very smoothly. Great communication from Ann and thorough details and descriptions. We loved all off our guides – Elena, Lucia, and Vincenzo. They made it interesting for the kids and were very attentive to my mother’s needs (bad knees). The drivers were great and informative and effectively handled challenges (traffic accidents/delays) when they arose. Everything ran smoothly, making our tour experience fantastic. I would absolutely recommend you to our family and friends. I came across Nancy Aiello Tours through Ciao Bambino.

    Angela Weiden
    Portola Valley, CA, USA
  • Best of Rome Tour

    I would defiantly recommend this tour to everyone and anyone touring Rome, i wish I could find the same service with all of our upcoming travelling

    Samantha
  • Wheelchair Accessible Rome Vatican Tour

    To Whom it May Concern:
    Even though we’ve filled out the on-line survey sent to us by your company, we just felt that we didn’t have the opportunity to really let you know just how amazing we felt Andrea and Lucia did as our driver and guide for our tour of Rome on 12 August, 2011.
    Andrea met us on time in our hotel lobby, and we were very impressed by his dress for the day. He wore a dark suit and tie and looked very professional. He immediately introduced himself to us, and came across as very warm and friendly. Throughout the entire tour, whenever we were coming back to the car, he made sure the air conditioning was on, so that we came back to a cool car. So appreciated, since it was a very hot day. He was always on hand to help with my wife’s wheelchair, and to make sure she got into the car ok. On our drive to the Vatican, he was very entertaining and informative, always pointing out places of interest along the way and what it was like to live in the area. This really added to our experience, especially this being our first trip to Italy. He was very open to conversation and questions which made us feel very comfortable and relaxed with him. Since Sue was in a wheelchair, Andrea, always got us as close as possible to the entrances of the attractions. He even offered to help push the wheelchair if I needed help. He was so much more than just a driver to us.
    Lucia, met us at the entrance of the Vatican, our first stop, introduced herself, and was very personable and friendly. We immediately felt very comfortable with her. She started out by going over the plan for the day, and then we proceeded in to the Vatican. We were amazed that we went right through the entrance and into the lobby. From there we started our tour. Her knowledge of history, art, sculpture, and the architecture we saw was phenomenal. She never made it feel like we were being rushed or in a hurry. We took our time and was able to look at everything we wanted to. There were many opportunities where Lucia would suggest a little break and during that break, she would just elaborate on both what we’ve just seen and what we are about to see. We were very appreciative of how she would run interference for us so that we had no problems getting the wheelchair through the sometimes massive crowds. She was more than happy to play photographer and take our picture. She and Andrea were so aware of our having a wheelchair, and made sure that whatever route we took, was the easiest for us to get around. That really made it so easy for us to enjoy the tour. We were able to go to every site that we wanted to see. Having lunch in Piazza Navona with Lucia was really special for us. It was the first time we ate at a restaurant in Rome and Lucia, at our suggestion, was more than happy to recommend something light to eat. We were so happy that she was able to join us. Unfortunately, Andrea had to stay with the car and was unable to come with us. We felt bad about that, but of course, understood.
    Rome was our first stop on a two week trip to Italy, and we have to say that meeting Andrea and Lucia was the best way to start a vacation. They were just so warm and friendly that it was more like spending the day with a couple of new friends rather than going on a tour. They were the perfect fit for us. Both Lucia and Andrea, we feel, far exceeded our expectations for this tour and did your company proud. They really seemed to enjoy what they do. It was such a pleasure to meet and spend time with them.
    Please pass this email on to both Andrea and Lucia, so that they know just how much we appreciated all that they did for us. They both fondly live on in the stories that we share with family and friends about our trip to Italy. We were truly very impressed by both of them and they will always have a special place in our hearts. We will definitely book another tour with your company the next time we’re in Italy.

    David and Susan Szymanski

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