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TOURS IN VENICE

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Venice Events 

374 Calle Larga, San Marco
30124-Venice, Italy

T. +39 041 5239979
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VENICE EVENTS TOURS
THE GOLDEN BASILICA TOUR
(English / French)
UNIQUE SAINT MARK'S BASILICA
AFTER HOURS – VIP

WINE TASTING IN VENICE DAILY
(Italian / English)


HIDDEN STAIR CASE & ITS TREASURES
(English ONLY)


CLASSIC GONDOLA RIDE
GONDOLA SERENADE

WALKING TOUR OF VENICE
(English / French)

 

THE GOLDEN BASILICA TOUR 

€ 24,00       BUY NOW  

Discover one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals, a true masterpiece of Byzantine art in the heart of Venice. During this one hour guided tour you will be introduced to the history behind the prominent sights of St Mark's Square and enter into the Basilica of St Mark.

An official guide will provide you with a wealth of information regarding Saint Mark's Square and then accompany you on a detailed tour of the Golden Basilica, once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice, the only one of its kind in Italy, thanks to the sumptuous golden mosaics and impressive marble inlay flooring. During the tour you will be able to sit down in the church and absorb the atmosphere whilst listening to your guide who will describe the biblical scenes represented throughout the building, together with history and particularities of this ancient Basilica.
The tour includes the visit of the famous Pala d’Oro -an altarpiece made of gold and silver, and an exquisite example of Byzantine art with a myriad of gems and precious stones. The tour lasts one hour and concludes outside the Basilica in Saint
Mark's Square.

 

THE GOLDEN BASILICA TOUR

  • PRICE € 24,00 (vat included)
  • Duration: 1 hour walking tour
  • When: at 12.00 pm (Mon / Tue / Wed / Thur / Fri / Sat)
  • What is included 1 hour guided walking tour of Saint Mark's Square and its Basilica / Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary / Live tour commentary provided in English, French.
  • Meeting point: Clock Tower, Saint Mark’s Square 15, 30124 Venice

Good to know:
- Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
- This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
- This tour is not suitable if you have limited mobility.
- Shoulders and knees must be covered in the Basilica.
- Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica.
- The tour will take place rain or shine.
- From the 1st of November to the 31st of March there is no skip-the-line entrance to the Basilica.
- Tour may be affected in the case of high tides​

 

UNIQUE SAINT MARK'S BASILICA AFTER HOURS – VIP

€ 89,00       BUY NOW  

This exclusive evening walking tour organized solely by Venice Events will provide you access to Saint Mark’s Basilica, one of the most spectacular cathedrals in the world, after closing time. Enter this Byzantine treasure trove with just your guide and the church custodian,
out of hours. Leave the crowds outside, while you discover the peace and serenity of this spiritual location, what was once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice.

Starting in Saint Mark’s Square, our qualified local guide will introduce you another side of Venice and its origins. Enjoy fantastic tales of tyranny and embrace the dynamic history of Venice, whilst discovering the history of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring building in
Venice, Saint Mark’s Basilica. Without the need to skip the queues or wait behind hundreds of other sightseers you will enter this sumptuous building, when all of the other tourists have long gone. The clink of the custodian's key as he opens the doors for your group will be the start of this very special and moving experience.
Without the buzz of a thousand tourists, relish the glorious golden mosaics, all 43,000 square feet, illuminated just for this tour. Your passionate, and expert guide will explain the intricate works and history of the ornate decoration found throughout this architectural
masterpiece. Witness the Pala d’Oro, one of the most refined and accomplished examples of Byzantine enamel, and decorated with over 1,900 gems.
As the Basilica has been opened just for this intimate tour, you will also be able to visit areas that otherwise are not open to the masses, such as the crypt, where the relics of Saint Mark are said to be laid. Venice Event’s personally selected guide will ensure your small group can embrace the art and history of this sacred location. There will be no more than 6 groups in any one time in the Basilica, and therefore, ensuring this one and a half hour tour is a once-in-a lifetime experience.

 

UNIQUE SAINT MARK'S BASILICA AFTER HOURS

  • PRICE € 89,00 Adult; € 86,00 Student (13-22) Seniors (65-99); € 86,00 Children (4-12) (vat included)
  • Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • When: check availability and beginning on tour-schedule
  • What is included Exclusive access for Venice Events' groups to Saint Mark's Basilica after hours / Small groups of 15 people or less; a maximum of 6 groups per day / Includes Saint Mark's Square, inside Saint Mark's Basilica and its breathtaking mosaics, the Crypt, normally not accessible and the Pala d’Oro altarpiece / 1 hour and 30 minutes guided walking tour / Highly qualified Venice Events tour guide.
  • Meeting point: Piazzetta dei Leoncini, Saint Mark’s Square 15, 30124 Venice

Good to know:
- Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
- This activity is not wheelchair accessible
- Shoulders and knees must be covered in the Basilica
- Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica
- The tour will take place rain or shine
- Pick up from a centrally located meeting point

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WINE TASTING IN VENICE DAILY
 


€ 44,00       BUY NOW  

The region of Venice offers many of the best wines in Italy and if you are staying in Venice for just a few days and you don't have time to visit the vineyards directly: During our wine tasting we are offering you a wonderful opportunity to sample, 4 of the most important wines in the Veneto region, accompanied by 4 different Venetian Chiccheti (Tapas), all served in the surroundings of this unique wine bar & restaurant.

The region of Venice offers the best wines in Italy. If you are staying in Venice for just a few days and you don’t have time to visit the vineyards directly, our wine tasting in Venice daily tour offer you a wonderful opportunity to sample 4 of the most important wines of the Veneto region accompanied by 4 different Venetian Chiccheti (Tapas), all served in the surroundings of this traditional Venetian Osteria/Restaurant, known to the locals as a place of wonderful food and great wines. Enjoy meeting locals, whilst sipping some of the best wines from the Veneto region, ranged from Prosecco - the popular tank-fermented sparkling wine produced in the northern Veneto - and the world famous Amarone from the Valpollicella area.
Nevodi means nephews in Venetian, the staff is great and very friendly. They all wear different traditonal aprons, they have more than 50 models!
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet up with other people and get to know the locals, maybe stay for dinner.

 

WINE TASTING IN VENICE DAILY

  • PRICE € 44,00 (vat included)
  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • When: at 5.30 pm (Tue / Wed / Thur / Fri / Sat / Sun)
  • What is included Winetasting of 4 quality wines from the Veneto region, accompanied by Venetian “cicchetti” (tapas):
    - Prosecco Extra Dry
    - Ribolla Gialla
    - Amarone
    - Tocai Rosso
  • What is excluded: Gratuities (optional); Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Languages: ITALIAN / ENGLISH
  • Meeting point: Ristorante NEVODI – Via Garibaldi, Castello 1788, 30122 Venice

Good to know:
- Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time.
- All staff members speak English and Italian;
- Minimum age is 18 years;
- For all late arrivals and no-shows there is NO REFUND;
- You must make your own way to the Restaurant

 

HIDDEN STAIR CASE & ITS TREASURES
SCALA CONTARINI DEL BOVOLO


€ 48,00       BUY NOW  

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We have privileged entrance out of hours to the Scala Contarini Del Bovolo, with its spectacular views over the roof tops of Venice, the Ospedaletto complex which consists of: The Church of Santa Maria dei Derelitti, The four seasons’ courtyard, The Sala della Musica and The Sardi’ Staircase. Venice Events Sas will donate 1 Euro from every booking towards the restoration of the Church after it was burnt by a fire in 2010.

Hidden Stories of Venice by night, unknown to many tourists and hidden in the center of Venice is a unique spiraling “snail” staircase that winds up the tower-like facade of this historic palazzo. Built at the very end of the 15th century this winding tower was so popular that its name Bovolo “Snail” was also given to the Noble family Contarini who owned it and who had the spiraling facade built to showcase their great wealth. The stair case can be difficult to find as It’s located on a small backstreet that requires you to carefully navigating Venice’s maze of narrow alleyways. We meet not far from the “Scala Contarini Del Bovolo” in Campo Manin, where our assistant be waiting for you at the meeting point and will accompany you to the staircase and introduce you to your specialist guide. We enter the building out of hours, this tour is exclusively organised and reserved for Venice Events groups only so don't miss this unique experience.

Going inside this architectural gem you will see that the Scala has beautiful spiral arcades, 90 feet high, combining elements of Gothic, Renaissance, and Byzantine styles. We access the inner rooms of the building and your guide will entertain you with stories, legends and the history as we will climb to the top of its 80 steps, from which there is a beautiful view over the rooftops of the city. 


 

We also visit on the second floor the Loggia the room of Tintoretto to see a collection of paintings and sculptures. As we leave we discover the hidden Venice as we pass through through the small alleyways and making our way to the Ospedaletto. Closed to the public the complesso del Ospedaletto is opened especialy for our group and we have privileged access to its church and rooms.

The tour ends outside the Ospedaletto in the area of San Giovanni and Paolo where we will stay for a glass of Prosecco.

 

HIDDEN STAIR CASE & ITS TREASURES - Scala Contarini del Bovolo

  • PRICE € 48,00 (vat included)
  • Duration: 2 hours 
  • When: at 6.00 pm every Friday (until exhaustion availability)
  • What is included Guided tour of about 2 hours / Professional tour guide in English / Exclusive evening admission to the Scala del Bovolo and to the Ospedaletto / headphones for groups of over 10 people / donation of € 1.00 from each booking for the restuaro of the Church
  • Languages: ENGLISH
  • Meeting point: Campo Manin, 30124 Venice

Good to know:
- Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time.
- All staff members speak English;
This activity is not wheelchair accessible
- This tour is not suitable if you have limited mobility.
 You should wear comfortable walking shoes.
- The walking tour will take place rain or shine
- For all late arrivals and no-shows there is NO REFUND;

 

CLASSIC GONDOLA RIDE and GONDOLA SERENADE

 CLASSIC GONDOLA RIDE € 32,00       BUY NOW  
GONDOLA SERENADE € 41,00       BUY NOW  

Book our enchanting gondola tour in Venice and glide through centuries of history, allowing yourself to be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the Venetian Palazzi.
The perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of this unique city built on water, you will be enthralled by what surrounds you. The cost of our shared gondola tours makes this Venice experience really affordable. No overcrowded boats, we allow maximum 6 people per gondola.

Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years. Once upon a time the most noble and wealthy of families would have travelled around by gondola - the slightly eccentric Peggy Guggenheim was the last person to have her own private gondola in the 1960's. On this unique exploration of the Venetian romantic canals, unwind and relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the Grand Canal, appreciating the skill involved in

steering the gondola through the intricate waterways of the city. As you sit back and take in the views, you will inevitably become involved in the friendly banter of the gondoliers - as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself! This charming tour will take you one step closer to the romantic facades of Venice and will enable you to understand what it was to be truly Venetian.

 

CLASSIC GONDOLA RIDE

  • PRICE € 32,00 (vat included)
  • Duration: 30 minute shared Gondola ride
  • When: (Mon / Tue / Wed / Thur / Fri / Sat / Sun) [01/04 - 31/10]: 3.00 pm / [01/11 - 31/03]: 11.00 am
  • Not available on: 8th Dec, 25th Dec, 26th Dec, 1st Jan, 6th Jan
  • What is included 30 Minute shared Gondola ride in a flotilla of Gondolas / Our assistant will be waiting for you at the meeting point before the departure of the tour and she will be holding an orange umbrella.
  • Meeting point: In front of the “Post Office” in San Marco, Calle Larga Ascension 125 (behind Procuratie - Ala Napoleonica). Look for our assistant who will be holding an Orange umbrella and a sign with the name of the tour on it.

GONDOLA SERENADE

  • PRICE € 41,00 (vat included)
  • Duration: 30 minute shared Gondola ride with musical accompaniment 
  • When: (Mon / Tue / Wed / Thur / Fri / Sat / Sun[01/04 - 31/10]: 7.30 pm [01/11 - 31/03]: 3.30 pm
  • What is included 30 Minute shared Gondola ride with musical accompaniment​
  • Meeting point: At Santa Maria del Giglio, in front of the “Gritti Palace Hotel” in San Marco 

Good to know:
- Shared gondola ride with max of 6 people per gondola
- Tour runs rain or shine
- Please make sure you arrive at the meeting point early, if you arrive late you could miss the tour
- This tour leaves on time AND we can not wait for late comers

 

WALKING TOUR OF VENICE

€ 25,00       BUY NOW  

Starting in Saint Mark’s square, this atmospheric walking tour will then whisk you away from the crowded streets into the treasure filled pockets of the Castello area. A qualified guide will walk you through the hidden squares, winding canals and historical buildings providing you with a perfect introduction to the origins, symbols, traditions, architecture, and life in current day Venice.
The tour starts with a historical introduction of St. Marks’s Square, and its architectural delights, allowing you to discover the history of the majestic St. Mark’s Basilica, the illustrious Doge’s Palace, once the seat of the power of the Republic of Venice, and the extraordinary, renaissance clock tower.

Leaving the square, you will be guided into the residential Castello area, allowing you to discover this part of Venice in all of its elegance, through its labyrinth of narrow alleys - “calli”, many bridges, winding canals and wide picturesque squares - “campi”.

You can expect to discover the Santa Maria Formosa Square, one of the largest squares in Venice with its church, named after its visitation of the Holy Virgin; the Saints Giovanni and Paolo Square where you will be able to admire the famous church, the resting place of several Doges; and the equestrian monument of Bartolomeo Colleoni, an Italian mercenary Captain. The former residence of Marco Polo, probably the most famous Venetian merchant, and the Malibran theatre are also part of the itinerary. Throughout the tour, our local guide will provide you with historical facts, point out architectural places of interest, and share fascinating anecdotes on how Venice has developed over the ages, and how Venetians live today.

The 1 hr and 30 minutes tour concludes in Saint Mark's Square.

 

WALKING TOUR OF VENICE

  • PRICE € 25,00 (vat included)
  • Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes walking tour
  • When: at 9.00 am (Mon / Tue / Wed / Thur / Fri / Sat / Sun)
  • What is included Guided tour of the area covering Saint Mark's Square and Castello / Personal audio system and headset for tour commentary / Live tour commentary provided in English, French.
  • Meeting point: Clock Tower, Saint Mark’s Square 15, 30124 Venice

Good to know:
- This is an external walking tour only.
- Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time.
- This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
- This tour is not suitable if you have limited mobility.
- You should wear comfortable walking shoes.
- The walking tour will take place rain or shine

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