Venice really needs no introduction. The watery city, home to gondoliers in stripy jerseys singing in front of the Bridge of Sighs, has been a fabled holiday destination for centuries. Anyone who has visited Venice, has marveled at St Mark's Square and exploring the city's maze of canals.
> April to October:
- Tuesdays: in English and Spanish
- Wednesdays and Sundays: in English only
> November to March: on Sundays in English
Not available on December 25th, January 1st and Carnival.
Time: 7:00; duration: 14 hours.
Departure: Foro Bonaparte n. 76, at the corner with Via Cusani
Children under 4 years old free.
Departure with at least 6 people booked, maximum 50.
- Guide in indicated language in Venice
- Tranfer by boat to San Marco at arrival
ATTENTION: tour includes entrances to places of worship: no shorts and sleeveless tops. Comfortable shoes advised.
Not included: tips and personal extras.
Cancellation policy: No penalties for bookings canceled at least 2 working days before date of tour. 100% penalty for cancellation within 2 working days, no-show or late arrival on departure.
Venice hardly needs an introduction. The city built on the water is perhaps one of the most dreamt of, fabled, and visited cities on earth.
Venice is composed of more than one hundred tiny islets, packed closely together around canals. The city is in a lagoon, protected by the longer island of Venice Lido. Venice is famously (and very slowly) sinking. Every year high water levels (acqua alta) threaten the city's fabric, and it has long been feared that the beautiful city will one day disappear beneath the waters.
For centuries Venice was a republic of immense power, controlling trade routes in the Adriatic, and waging successful wars with rival states. Ruled by a doge, whose powers were controlled by a cabinet of Venetion nobles, Venice was a proud and rich republic, known as La Serenissima, the most serene. Every year the Doge would take part in a symbolic ceremony, the Marriage of the Sea, to celebrate Venice's mastery over the ocean.
Venice's glory was followed by a decline. La Serenissima lost her riches in wars, and the city's trade routes declined in importance after the discovery of the New World. By the eighteenth century, Venice was already seeking profits from the tourist trade, leasing some of the fine "palazzi" to foreign travelers.
- Full-day trip from Milan to Venice
- Boat trip across the Venice lagoon
- Two-hour guided walking tour
- Free time to explore Venice on your own
- English speaking tour leader
On this day trip, Venice is yours to discover by boat and on foot. While in Venice you'll enjoy a boat trip across the Venice lagoon and take a two-hour guided walking tour where you will discover the most significant buildings and monuments, through the labyrinth of canals and narrow alleys until you arrive at the magnificent St. Mark's Square.
After sipping espresso in the first cafe in Europe, seated on what may well be the most beautiful square in the world, the afternoon is yours. Explore the maze of medieval alleyways and have a spot of lunch. Why not take a romantic gondola ride or visit the impressive glass manufactures before transferring by boat and bus back to Milan?
With this excursion, you'll get a first impression of this beautiful city – and you'll want to come back for more!
- Once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation we can refund the cost of unused tickets minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) up to 2 business days before the visit.
- No refund is possible for a cancellation less than 48 hours before the visit, and for no-shows.