The most beautiful and romantic city in the world, without a doubt, is Venice and it's everything you've dreamed of and more with Venice tours. Endless curiosities, the intriguing and unique 'City of Water' should rank high on your bucket list of places to visit. With very few places in the world comparable to Venice, it's easy to see why! Venice is made up of 117 islands all separated by canals and each of them connected by 400 bridges each with their own individual story! You'll have the chance to hear many more captivating facts on our Venetian Island tour with your expert local guide.
Can you really visit Venice and not take a gondola ride? It would be a waste of a visit! They are exactly as you've dreamt of and a truly unforgettable experience. Both shared and private gondola tours are available daily, morning, noon and even night! Visit the islands of Murano and Burano on a boat tour from Venice. Navigate along the islands of Lido, Certosa, Vignole and Sant Erasmo to arrive in Murano. You'll get to visit a glass blowing factory before heading to Century Cathedral of Saints Maria e Donato to witness a rare sample of Romanic architecture. You'll then head to the picturesque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace but also for the fishermen's houses painted in bright colours. A top-selling tour and a top experience but you'll have to find out for yourself!
Venice is one of the most crowded tourist destinations in Europe. If you'd rather avoid the big crowds then avoid the Italian belle from June to August. The best time to visit Venice is during April, May, September, and October when the weather is pleasant with the days being warm and dry. Winter is excellent for avoiding crowds but unfortunately, Venice's rainy season and the chance of flooding increases, though typically not enough to prevent taking tours. No matter when you’re in Venice, visiting the most popular attractions like St. Mark’s Square is at its best during the early morning hours. Not only will you have the best chance for queuing but you can also take advantage of the early morning light for magical photos. Venice gondola tours make for a more intimate ride in summer when the waterways are full and temperatures are hot. No matter what the season, the time of day you go happens to matter too. Most tourists plan to go at sunset which means the canals will be jam-packed with gondolas. If you really wish to capture that idyllic photograph, choosing to go in the late morning or early afternoon hours may be the best option as the crowds will be at a minimum and you’ll have plenty of light to get that perfect insta picture.
The best way to move around Venice is on foot and often the quickest way to reach your destination. You also have the option to choose Venice's water bus. This public service runs 24/7 and year-round. During the day, the water bus stops on the Grand Canal every 10 minutes and there's also another service to reach the islands of Murano, Burano, and Lido which stops every 20 minutes. During the evening time, the water bus stops are served every 20 and 40 minutes. Cycling is unfortunetly banned in central Venice however on the larger islands of Lido and Pellestrina, cycling is a pleasant way to get around or reach distant beaches. Take our guided Lido and Pellestrina bike tour from Venice and discover the coastal islands of Lido Pellestrina with your expert local guide.
Venice is best seen at night! The day-trippers have long gone, you can walk often deserted streets and savour the intimate atmosphere of this city. From theatre to fine dining, trendy bars and amazing outdoor concerts, the choice of after-dark activities in Venice is endless. A Venice sunset gondola tour is an amazing experience and should take the top spot on any travel bucket list. If you're looking for something unique, Venice is the best place to be for a ghost tour! Be spooked by the stories of haunted locations, murders, and ghostly sightings throughout this city. On our Legends and Ghosts of Venice tour, stop at the Casino Degli Spiriti, which is a building in the Cannaregio area. Locals claim they’ve heard the cries of a 16th-century painter named Luzzo from this building and it’s believed Luzzo committed suicide in the Casino due to unrequited love. We also have detective-style interactive tours which are great fun for all the family. Look for clues and use your ability of psychological analysis and intuition will help you to solve the mystery. A great activity for team building although it might be a little too much for younger children! Venice sunsets are legendary and if your looking for something a little slower paced and sophisticated then our Venice sunset boat tour with spritz is a perfect grown-up tour to take! Choose your spritz and sit back to relax while taking in the panoramic views of Venice from your boat.
Venice is particularly special during the Christmas period and truly comes alive with countless activities to see and do. At Christmas time much of Venice is adorned with lights and various other decorations that make this beautiful city even more magical. The Christmas lights glitter and reflect on the surface of the canals creating an utterly enchanting effect. Christmas markets are available in Venice with the best one held on Campo Santo Stefano. The beautiful Venetian square is transformed into a picturesque Christmas village complete with wooden huts, delicious Christmas foods and a huge variety of stalls. The atmosphere is amazing! Venice is littered with markets and if you're not sure if you've visited them all, then take our Venice Christmas market tour with a local guide to see each and every enchanting location.
When arriving into Venice by cruise ship, you need a tour that's flexible and customizable to your parties needs. That's why our private Venice shore excursions are just the ticket! Our Private Venice in One Day guided tour is perfect as you'll be able to see so much of Venice on this 4 part combination tour, this tour also includes an amazing 30-minute gondola tour. Enjoy a walking tour of St Mark's square, St Doge's Palace with skip-the-line tickets so you don't have the trouble of waiting in line. Private transport and your very own private local guide are on hand to take care of your every need. We have similar private tours in our shore excursions that are perfect for your time in Venice and are completely customisable. Take it how you want, when you want!