Be part of the waterways dream that reflect elegant palaces with Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance facades, small and delicate bridges, magnificent portals of the patrician dwellings, bulb-shaped domes and golden mosaics. Enter the "calli" and discover small and green gardens behind ancient grates and be enwrapped by the magic of lightness and colors of blown glass created by master glass-makers. Discover a unique city in the world, built between the coast and open sea on an archipelago of 120 islands linked by 350 bridges. Discover the millenarian history in which east and west interweave giving life to a refined and charming culture.
Day Tours for small groups dedicated to those who wish to discover the wonders of our land from a privileged point of view.
You can live exclusive travel experiences in the comfort of a luxury minivan supplied with every comfort and authorized to access the hearts of the historical centers.Your expert English speaking driver-guide will lead you through landscapes, villages and dream cities introducing every destination from a cultural and historical-artistic point of view, making your tour unforgettable.
All the itineraries are designed to introduce the best of Tuscany and other interesting destinations of our country within a day-tour reach from Florence. You will discover the wonderful territories, visit places rich in history and art and fall in love with our culture by entering into contact with our traditions and with our lifestyle.
- Available: all year long, on Tuesday and Friday at 8:00
- Not available on December 25th and January 1st.
- Duration 13 hours
- Included: Pick Up and Drop Off at the Hotel (if in old town), transport in luxury minivan, qualified English speaking driver-guide, tour of Venice with local guide
- Not included: what is not specifically expressed in the voice “included”.
- Language English
- Minimum 4 people to confirm the tour
- Maximum 8 people per group
- ATTENTION: tour includes entrances to places of worship: no shorts and sleeveless tops. Comfortable shoes advised.
The driver-guide leads the Tour providing general introductory information. He is not allowed to lead a guided visit inside a city center, nor to provide historical and artistic information inside museums or churches.
Please let us know if you have kids with you. Excursions are free for children under the age of two, if accompanied by an adult (one for each child); from age two to eight, a 50% reduction will be applied to the fare.
Tour operator can only confirm an excursion when minimum number of persons required is reached. If tour is not confirmed, cost of the visit will be entirely refunded. Weekend a Firenze is not responsible for eventual changes or cancellations to the programs offered. Please send us by e-mail the name and fax number of your hotel in Florence so we can send you the confirmation there one working day prior to the tour date.
Cancellation policy: There will be no penalty for cancellations of excursion bookings comunicated at least eight days prior to the booked excursion date. Between eight and two days prior to the excursion, we will refund 90% of paid import; less than two days prior to the excursion payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.
One Day in Venice: Most Romantic Art City in the World
Become a part of the waterways that resemble a dream – reflecting elegant palaces with Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance facades, small and delicate bridges, magnificent portals of patrician dwellings, bulb-shaped domes, and golden mosaics.
Enter the calli (the little streets) of Venice and discover small and green gardens behind ancient gates and take in the magical lightness and colors of blown glass created by master glass makers. Discover a city unique in the world, built between the coast and open sea on an archipelago of 120 islands linked by 350 bridges. East and west interweave giving life to a refined and charming millenarian culture.
It is a city of invaluable artistic patrimony and has been declared "heritage of humanity" by the UNESCO. Venice is all this and much more and is waiting to offer you an unforgettable day that begins with meeting up with a local guide who will reveal its treasures to you.
Walking through the characteristic calli, you will enter the ancient neighborhoods (sestieri) Santa Croce and San Polo where the salt flats of the ancient and powerful Republic of Venice were once located. You'll then proceed to the Rialto area, the first settlement of the city, with its characteristic fish and vegetable market, the Church of San Giacomo (the oldest of Venice), and the famous Rialto bridge, the oldest of the four bridges crossing the spectacular Grand Canal.
Crossing this wonderful bridge you will reach the district of San Marco, center of trade and culture of the city.
The heart of this district is the splendid and magnificent Piazza San Marco, the "most elegant living room in Europe", overlooking Venice's iconic monuments – the splendid Byzantine Basilica of San Marco, with four portals and wonderful golden mosaics, the Renaissance Clock Tower, and the masterpiece of the Gothic Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace).
Beyond the Palazzo Ducale, from the bridge named Ponte di Paglia, you'll be able to see the famed Bridge of Sighs. The condemned would cross from the Doge's Palace (where the court was situated) to the terrible prisons – and their last glance at the outside world would cause them to sigh and moan, hence the name.
After the end of your guided tour, dozens of traditional or elegant restaurants in the area around the square await you for a taste of the excellent Venetian cuisine.
In the afternoon, you will have free time to enjoy a romantic tour in one of the famous gondolas, get to know the city better, or dedicate some time to shopping and discovering the valuable crafts of the lagoon islands – the Murano blown and sculpted glass, and the Burano lace.
Before leaving, you can stop at one of the famous historical cafes of Piazza San Marco and enjoy an authentic Venetian style pleasure.
All client cancellations must arrive up to 8 days before the date of the tour/course/service to be reimbursed free of charge.
If you cancel 8 to 2 days before the date, 10% of the fee will have to be paid.
From two days prior to the tour/course/service beginning, the payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.
No refund will be granted to any client who is not at the place of departure at the time established. Similarly, no refund will be granted to clients who lose contact with the guide or who do not complete the excursion or service.