Venice in 1 day!

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100 EUR

A full immersion inside the Venetian culture and life style that will be the best way to see and understand which is the strange combination to live here surronded by two totaly different perspectives of life: the touristic and the local one ;)

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Andrea Paolo
Local

I was rewarded by the City of Venice and its ancient cultural association "St. Mark's knights" for "Informative Merits of the Venetian culture" in December 2014. I have two degrees in History and Art History.
I am a licensed and passionate Tour Leader of this one and only lagoon, Venice ( Italy), the city I love! I have been leading tours for years and my love for it remains strong. I still have to share so much with my guests: experiences of my life, my passion for history and art, the real love for my country.
That's why my tours are always private, personalized, engaging and fun! I'm a local expert who wants you to experience Venice and its beauty in the most unique and unforgettable way ever.
Ready to meet me? Come and visit!

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Highlights

  • Visit of Murano Glass Factory
  • Visit of Burano Lace Laboratory
  • Visit of Torcello Tower!!
  • Vaporetto Lagoon Panoramic Tour
  • Osteria La Sepa "Street sea food dinner"
  • Ponte di Rialto e Canal Grande
  • Piazza San Marco _ Basilica _ Palazzo Reale

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Description

During the morning trip I will accompany you discovering the most beautiful Lagoon's Island of Torcello, Burano and Murano all of this on board of the most strange typologies of transportation around all the world: the Vaporetto! Best friend of every Venetians since 1905 when was Starting its unbeatable service!
At First we will visit Torcello, 14 century ago was the First Venice community. Today the last 9 locals are still living inside a "dark ages city" where everything is like a lot of centuries ago..
From the top of their Romanic Bell Tower you will enjoy a stunning view of the islands, surrounding Lagoon and the City of Venice!
At what about the second amazing trip to Burano, the fashinating colorful town, famous for its millenial lacemaking industry?
You will see the last lace factory called Martina where the last 50/60 lacers are still doing this very ancient tradition..
Finally we are going to see the world famous Murano, the glass Island where the last 20 family are still producing their amazing glass masterpieces since the 950 years ago!
Thank the friendly collaborations of the Tagliapietra's family we will visit their Glass Factory seeing Glass Master working!
You can easily buy the WATERBUS ACTV_VELA TICKET easily on their website or ticket point here in Venice.
During the Tour TICKET for TORCELLO TOWER and GLASS FACTORY (10€) WILL BE INCLUDE IN THE PRICE!
At lunch I really suggest to eat in Burano where is made one of the best delicious and traditional sea food cuisine of Italy!
Since the Venice tour will start only in the evening at 7pm at the same meeting point place, feel free to take your time in the afternoon going back to Venice without any typologies of pressure ;)
In the second part of the trip You will have the opportunity to see of course the splendours of Venice by night: enjoing gorgeous squares, places, churches and monuments, but also you will sure understand what is for us, the last Venetians, the real millenary masterpiece of this city and how our traditions and culture are still going to survive just hidden behind the most crowed city places; discovering this city for what it really is for us!
Also We will visit one of the best Osteria ( local street sea food) of Venice where you will try a lot of different and delicious "cicchetti" together a Giant Prosecco _ White Wine Magnum bottle made here ;)
Bring your camera!

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What’s included & not included

  • Licence Tour Guide
  • Street Food dinner at Osteria La Sepa
  • Visit of Glass Factory
  • Visit of Torcello Tower
  • Vaporetto 24h daily ticket (20€ _ 1 day)
  • Lunch time

Meeting point

Meeting is at the Fondamente nuove ticket point ( gate b) at 9.30am :) Vaporetto leave at 9.35! (Fondamente Nove, Venezia, VE, Italia)

Reviews from travellers (1)

5.0/5

A great tour of Venice!
for Andrea Paolo’s tour (Venice in 1 day! )
I took Andrea Paolo’s tour of historic Venice and he was great! I had a really fun time walking the streets with him while he told me how Venice came to be. He is incredibly knowledgeable about his city and has a story for every building church and waterway. He even knows what stories the graffiti is telling on the walls. Along the tour you are regaled with stories of Venice and how it has changed through its history.
I loved the fact that it was so personal and important to him. If you want to see and hear about the real Venice, take his tour. You won’t be disappointed!

This operator has 1 reviews for other tours

1.0/5

Excursion cancelled without notice - Still waiting for refund 3 weeks after
for Andrea Paolo’s tour (Murano, Burano and Torcello)
I booked the boat tour to the Islands and my booking was confirmed by email, with the date, time + meeting point. When I arrived at the meeting point, there was no one. I called and was told that my excursion had been cancelled by mistake and rescheduled the following day, As I was in Venice for work and only had one free day, I was crished because I was not available to reschedule. I was offered a full refund and a free walking tour, in compensation of the cancelled boat tour. Though the evening walk tour was very nice, I am still waiting for the refund that was promised and I have been told that due to the absence of response of the client assistance at Like a Local, I cannot be paid back. I don't know if this is an excuse not to pay me back or if it's true, but in any case the situation is very frustrating and I do not recommend to book tours with this provider.
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