Discover the rich culture of Venice, its history, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this 4-day Venetian tour. Enjoy a boat tour on Venice's Grand Canal to explore the city's bustling waterfront and famous historical sites, including St. Mark's Square, Giudecca, San Giorgio Maggiore, and the historic Rialto Bridge. Tour a traditional gondola shipyard. Learn more about ancient techniques as you put your new skills to the test to produce a stunning carnival mask to keep and take home. Take a boat and cruise to the islands of Mazzorbo and Burano in the Venetian Lagoon. Visit a local vineyard and learn about the wine-making process. These Venetian islands are known for their picturesque scenery, handicrafts, and history.
Cruise along the Grand Canal of Venice in a motorboat
See Venetian patrician homes, traditional palazzos, and famous churches
Enjoy wine wasting at Venissa Wine Resort on the island of Mazzorbo
Learn how to make or paint your own Venice Carnival mask
Discover hidden gems and walk through picturesque squares and alleys
Upon arrival in Venice, transfer to your hotel by private water taxi across the famous Grand Canal. The city's main waterway is surrounded by stunning marble buildings and enchanting gondolas floating by. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Venice by water. Explore the bustling waterfront and famous historical sites, including St. Mark's Square, Giudecca, San Giorgio Maggiore, and the historic Rialto Bridge. Afterwards, and enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants the city has to offer.
After breakfast, start your day by visiting a boatyard or "squero" where traditional gondolas are handcrafted. Discover the secrets behind the art and science of gondola making and witness the boats in various stages of construction. You'll learn about the techniques that have been used and passed down for generations to create and maintain these iconic boats. Next, meet an artisan mask-maker and learn about the history of the Venetian Carnival. Watch as the artist creates stunning masks with intricate details that will leave you mesmerized. Discover the stories behind each design and appreciate the rich culture of Venice.
With the morning filled with unique experiences, the rest of the day is yours to explore the city at your own pace. Get lost in the winding streets, sample local cuisine, or browse the shops for souvenirs.
After a leisurely breakfast, board a private motorboat for your adventure this morning. Your first stop will be the charming island of Mazzorbo, where you'll visit a local vineyard that has overcome the challenges of high tides to produce some of the best wines in the region. Take in the stunning views of the vineyard and learn about the wine-making process from the experts. Afterward, indulge in a wine tasting and savor the unique flavors of Venetian wine.
Next, cross a bridge to the colorful island of Burano, where you can explore at your own pace. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this lively island.
Day 4: Return Home
After breakfast, private transfer will take you to Venice Airport for your return flight home or to continue your trip to the next destination.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!