Private Shore Excursions for Cruise Passengers in Venice, Grand Canal, St. Mark's, Rialto, Verona, Ravenna


Private Shore Excursions for Cruise Passengers in Italy
Venice, Grand Canal, St. Mark's, Rialto, Verona, Ravenna
 

If you are going to be on a Mediterranean cruise with stops at Civitavecchia, Livorno, Naples, Palermo, Messina, Venice and/or La Spezia, you can go with a large group of fellow passengers on a full-day bus tour, or you can spend the day with an affable guide, in your own private vehicle, chatting and learning about the wonderful Italian way of life as you see the artistic masterpieces that make it a major destination. A private tour costs more than a bus ride, but then again, you will have a knowledgeable world-class guide all to yourselves, and what better way to make every minute count in Rome, Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Cinque Terre, Venice and Sicily!
Venice
Civitavecchia (Rome)
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Palermo & Messina (Sicily)

Venice
ST. MARK'S & THE DOGE'S PALACE
 One of the great religious buildings of the entire world, the Basilica was begun in 830 to house St. Mark's bones, which had been smuggled out of Alexandria. It started out as a small, modest chapel and, over the intervening 1200 years, it has become one of the most extravagant and fascinating structures anywhere. If you go to Venice you owe it to yourself to visit the basilica with a qualified licensed guide, who can organize all the bewildering details into an interesting tale that you will actually remember. Also included in this itinerary is a visit to the renowned Golden Altarpiece.

Next to the basilica is the city's other monument, the Doge's Palace. The graceful pink-and-white building, with its rare double loggia, has been painted by almost every artist who lived in the last 200 years. Works by most of those who lived in this part of the world before that are on display in the palazzo's grandiose salons, as well as in the apartments of Venice's rulers the doges. The Bridge of Sighs connects the palace to the very atmospheric dungeons where generations of political and criminal prisoners spent their miserable last days before being executed.

Outside once again, you'll see the Piazza San Marco, which Napoleon called "the finest drawing room in Europe." Elena will tell you all about the belltower, the clock with its two giant bronze Moors, and the symbol of the city, the winged lion, who gazes eternally out across the Grand Canal onto the Lagoon.

2016 Prices

2 people: 333.00 Euro/group
3 people: 351.00 Euro/group
4 people: 368.00 Euro/group
5 people: 386.00 Euro/group
6 people: 403.00 Euro/group
7 people: 421.00 Euro/group
8 people: 438.00 Euro/group

Price includes entrance fees for St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. Skip the line entrance to the Golden Altarpiece is optional and an additional 3 Euro/person, paid in cash on the spot.


ST. MARK'S, RIALTO & A GLASS FACTORY

Join your official English-speaking guide in St. Mark's Square for a walk through the historical center of the city. You'll see and learn about St. Mark's Square and St. Mark's Basilica, then head through the narrow streets, over tiny hump-backed bridges and through secluded courtyards to the exquisitely elaborate Rialto Bridge, the best place to take photos of the Grand Canal. Afterwards if you like, you can visit a workshop where they make the world-famous Venetian glass.

This tour begins at 9am, 11:10am, 1:10pm or 3:10pm and lasts two hours. Shoulders and knees must be covered inside the Basilica. Also, for security reasons, no sacks, bags or knapsacks are allowed in the Basilica. Children under 2 years old pay nothing. Children 2 to 10 years old pay 80%.

This tour begins at St. Mark's Square. We also offer a shuttle service between the cruise dock and the meeting point of the tour. The cost for this service is 19 Euro per person, round trip.

2015 Prices

1 person:   228.00 Euro/group
2 people:   230.00 Euro/group
3 people:   224.00 Euro/group
4 people:   224.00 Euro/group
5 people:   231.00 Euro/group
6 people:   255.00 Euro/group
7 people:   275.00 Euro/group
8 people:   290.00 Euro**/group
9 people:   301.00 Euro**/group
10 people:   309.00 Euro**/group

Price includes private English-speaking guide and skip the line entrance fee for St. Mark's Basilica.
** - If your group totals over 7 people (including children), the price also includes whisper headsets.


WALKING TOUR, FRARI CHURCH & GONDOLA RIDE

Join your official English speaking guide in St. Mark's Square for an unusual walking tour, away from the crowds and wending through the typical narrow Venetian streets (calli) and squares (campielli). Stroll along picturesque lanes; gaze in the elegant windows of haute couture boutiques; watch as local artisans craft elaborate masks, precious jewels and whimsical toys; view tiny hidden churches, palaces and courtyards. Inside Frari Church, you'll see paintings and sculptures by Bellini, Tiziano and Canova. Next you'll step into a gondola and begin your romantic 30-minute ride along the Grand Canal and through the tiny side canals, enjoying the most evocative views of the city. As if in a dream, glide through the city's most secluded waterways, slipping under small bridges as you appreciate how totally unique this floating city is.

This tour begins at 9 am, 11:10am, 1:10pm, and 3:10pm and lasts 2.5 hours. Children under 2 years old pay nothing. Children 2 to 10 years old pay 80%.

This tour begins at St. Mark's Square. We also offer a shuttle service between the cruise dock and the meeting point of the tour. The cost for this service is 19 Euro per person, round trip.

2016 Prices

1 person:   350 Euro/person
2 people:   356 Euro/person
3 people:   356 Euro/person
4 people:   357 Euro/person
5 people:   396 Euro/person
6 people:   447 Euro/person
7 people:   498 Euro/person
8 people:   512 Euro/person
9 people:   551 Euro/person
10 people:   586 Euro/person

Price includes private English-speaking guide, Frari entrance fee and gondola oarsman.


THE ART LOVER'S MASTERPIECES OF VENICE

Depart from the cruise dock by private motor-launch, heading along the Grand Canal to San Tomà, where you will meet your English-speaking guide and walk to Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, a gigantic Gothic church considered Venice's most important after St. Mark's. Some of its outstanding treasures are works by Titian and Bellini. Proceeding around the corner you'll come to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, which houses an impressive and rich collection of art from the Italian Masters. A winding route of narrow streets and courtyards will lead you to the Ca' Rezzonico Palace, where you'll relax over a cup of coffee before stepping inside a resplendent Venetian palace that now houses the Museum of 18th-century Venice. Climb the grand ceremonial staircase leading to the first-floor ballroom, marvel at its remarkable ceiling fresco, then continue to the long gallery and other extravagant rooms. At the end of the visit, a motor-launch will be available at the Palace pontoon to take you through a short portion of the Grand Canal. Cruising through this section of the Grand Canal you will see Palazzo Grassi, the Accademia Bridge, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni (now home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection), La Salute church and St. Mark's basin, before returning to the cruise dock.

This tour lasts three hours. The motor-launch holds 10 people at most. If your group is smaller than 7 people, public transportation will be used. Children under 2 years old pay nothing. Children 2 to 10 years old pay 80%.

2016 Prices

1 person:   502 Euro/group
2 people:   535 Euro/group
3 people:   570 Euro/group
4 people:   603 Euro/group
5 people:   638 Euro/group
6 people:   669 Euro/group
7 people:   736 Euro/group
8 people:   776 Euro/group
9 people:   829 Euro/group
10 people:   895 Euro/group

Price includes private English-speaking guide, transportation and entrance fees to Frari, San Rocco and Ca' Rezzonico.


VENETIAN WATERWAYS

Step into your private motor-launch and travel with your English-speaking guide on a narrated tour through the Venetian canals and lagoon. You'll glide down the 2.3-mile inverted "S" of the Grand Canal, delighting as police and fire brigades zip by in their boats, grey customs boats make their rounds, tradesmen, deliverymen ply their services, wedding and funeral processions take place; seemingly the whole population of Venice is on the water. Cruise past Baroque and Renaissance palaces, some housing museums and exquisite private art collections. During the course of your exclusive ride through Venice, you'll stop to disembark and enjoy the atmosphere of a typical Venetian café. Coffee and traditional Venetian sweets will be served before you boat back to the cruise dock.

Your guide will meet you at the cruise dock for this tour, which lasts two hours. Due to navigation rules on the Grand Canal, this tour is only available in the afternoons, after 3pm. Children under 2 years old pay nothing. Children 2 to 10 years old pay 80%.

2016 Prices

1 person:   461 Euro/group
2 people:   473 Euro/group
3 people:   484 Euro/group
4 people:   492 Euro/group
5 people:   504 Euro/group
6 people:   514 Euro/group
7 people:   527 Euro/group
8 people:   537 Euro/group
9 people:   579 Euro/group
10 people:   617 Euro/group

Price includes private English-speaking guide, boat transportation and a snack.


WALKING TOUR OF UNKNOWN VENICE

Meet your official English-speaking guide for this wonderful off-the-beaten-track tour that introduces you to the magical Venice never glimpsed by many tourists. Starting at St. Mark's Square, you'll stroll along the Grand Canal to San Zaccaria and Santa Maria Formosa. Next you'll visit SS. Giovanni e Paolo, the city's largest church, nicknamed the Doges' Pantheon. Outside, there are many small bars and restaurants where locals meet -- you'll stop to try their favourite drink, called a spritz. Afterwards it's on to a private typical Venetian courtyard, a visit to the church of the miracles and then, after having seen the most beautiful Post Office in the world, you'll end up at exquisite Rialto Bridge, where you can take spectacular photos of the Grand Canal.

This tour begins at 9 am, 11:10 am, 1:10 pm or 3:10 pm and lasts two hours. The private courtyard may not be viewable, depending on the needs of its owners. Children under 2 years old pay nothing. Children 2 to 10 years old pay 80%.

This tour begins at St. Mark's Square. We also offer a shuttle service between the cruise dock and the meeting point of the tour. The cost for this service is 19 Euro per person, round trip.

2016 Prices

1 person:   257.00 Euro/group
2 people:   267.00 Euro/group
3 people:   280.00 Euro/group
4 people:   290.00 Euro/group
5 people:   298.00 Euro/group
6 people:   317.00 Euro/group
7 people:   347.00 Euro/group
8 people:   372.00 Euro/group
9 people:   394.00 Euro/group
10 people:   412.00 Euro/group

Price includes private English-speaking guide, entrance fees and spritz.


JEWISH HISTORY & THE WORLD'S FIRST GHETTO

Step into your private motor-launch and travel with your English-speaking guide along a short stretch of the Grand Canal to the drop-off point where your walking tour begins. On your way to the Ghetto, you'll pass the Baroque Church of Santa Maria degli Scalzi, built 1660-1680, and the Church of San Geremia, built by Carlo Corbellini in the mid-18th century. Next to the church is one of Venice's most imposing palaces, the Palazzo Labia, doorway to the Jewish Ghetto. As early as the 12th century, Venice was home to a sizeable community of Jewish merchants. In 1516, the Great Council ordered all Jews confined to a small island. Jews were not allowed out of the ghetto after sunset; they were forced to wear distinctive clothing, and were barred from most professions save medicine. Learn about the district's past as you tour the fascinating narrow streets, where several synagogues are so well disguised that your guide will need to point them out. The tour includes free time at the Jewish Museum, displaying a collection of religious artefacts from the 17th to 19th centuries, including lamps, silver vessels and textiles. You will also have guided visits to at least two of the district's synagogues, decorated with richly carved woodwork. At that time in Venice, it was considered prestigious to occupy a building's upper stories, so most of the synagogues are accessible only via steep flights of stairs. After your visit to the Ghetto, join your tour escort for a stroll through the Cannaregio market district before returning to the cruise dock.

This tour begins at the cruise dock and lasts three hours. We do not recommend it on Saturdays when almost all shops and sites in the ghetto are closed. Children under 2 years old pay nothing. Children 2 to 10 years old pay 80%.

2016 Prices

1 person:   424 Euro/group
2 people:   436 Euro/group
3 people:   447 Euro/group
4 people:   459 Euro/group
5 people:   473 Euro/group
6 people:   484 Euro/group
7 people:   498 Euro/group
8 people:   521 Euro/group
9 people:   542 Euro/group
10 people:   556 Euro/group

Price includes private escort, private English-speaking guide specialized in Jewish history, boat transportation and entrance fees.


BOAT EXCURSION TO THE LAGOON ISLANDS

To experience something completely different from Venice, travel by boat to the island of Murano, where you will see a glass-blowing demonstration at one of the ancient factories. Then proceed to our favourite island, Burano, whose fairy-tale canals are lined with brilliantly painted houses that seem to vie with each other for your attention. Walk the quiet streets, admire the intricate lacework for which Burano's ladies are renowned, step into the massive cathedral whose belltower leans almost as precipitously as Pisa's. Your last stop is Torcello, the island which actually predates Venice itself. Stroll past the few dwellings to explore the mystical cathedral, covered with exquisite 12th- and 13th-century mosaics.

Your guide will meet you at the cruise dock for this tour, which lasts five hours. Children under 2 years old pay nothing. Children 2 to 10 years old pay 80%.

2016 Prices

1 person:   809 Euro/group
2 people:   821 Euro/group
3 people:   832 Euro/group
4 people:   846 Euro/group
5 people:   859 Euro/group
6 people:   866 Euro/group
7 people:   901 Euro/group
8 people:   932 Euro/group
9 people:   968 Euro/group
10 people:   998 Euro/group

Price includes private English-speaking guide, boat transportation and entrance fee at Torcello church.


VENICE & THE LAGOON ISLANDS BY BOAT

For the best of Venice and its islands, step into your private reserved motor-launch and enjoy a panoramic tour of St. Mark's Basin. Your English-speaking guide will explain the most important building and monuments of this picturesque and totally unique city. You'll stop at the Island of San Giorgio for a panoramic view of Venice and a visit to this landmark Palladian church. Next it's on to the island of Murano, where you will see a glass-blowing demonstration at one of the ancient factories. Then proceed to our favourite island, Burano, whose fairy-tale canals are lined with brilliantly painted houses that seem to vie with each other for your attention. Walk the quiet streets, admire the intricate lacework for which Burano's ladies are renowned, step into the massive cathedral whose belltower leans almost as precipitously as Pisa's. At one of the local bars, you'll taste a typical Venetian snack, called cicchetto in Venetian dialect. From Burano, your boat will take you through the northern part of the Lagoon to the Cannaregio district, where you'll have a walking tour of the ancient Jewish quarter, where the term "ghetto" was coined. Afterwards the boat will take you back to the cruise dock.

Your guide will meet you at the cruise dock for this tour, which lasts six hours. Children under 2 years old pay nothing. Children 2 to 10 years old pay 80%.

2016 Prices

1 person:   944 Euro/group
2 people:   953 Euro/group
3 people:   959 Euro/group
4 people:   969 Euro/group
5 people:   977 Euro/group
6 people:   984 Euro/group
7 people:   1081 Euro/group
8 people:   1187 Euro/group
9 people:   1283 Euro/group
10 people:   1389 Euro/group

Price includes private English-speaking guide, boat transportation and snack on Burano. If there is time to go to the top of the San Giorgio belltower, it costs 3 Euro/person extra paid in cash.


TORCELLO & SAN FRANCESCO BY BOAT

For those who have already visited Murano and Burano, here is the true connoisseur's tour. At the cruise dock, step into your private reserved motor-launch and take off across the lagoon to the Island of Torcello. Here you will visit to the oldest Basilica of Venice, the 7th-century church of Santa Maria Assunta, which boasts exquisite Byzantine wall mosaics. Afterwards, continue by boat to the island of St. Francis of the Desert, a real oasis of peace in the middle of the Venetian Lagoon. The island is very ancient, dating back to the Roman Empire. The second half of the island's name goes back to the early 1400s, when the island was abandoned for more than 20 years because of the insalubrious state of the lagoon. Two centuries earlier, in 1220, St. Francis landed there with an anonymous companion on his return from the East. As narrated by St. Bonaventura in the Legenda Maior, the future saint was greeted by the joyful singing of the swallows. An English-speaking friar will lead you on a once-in-a-lifetime guided visit to the gardens and cloisters of the church before you boat back to the cruise dock.

Your guide will meet you at the cruise dock for this tour, which lasts four hours and is available every day except Monday. Children under 2 years old pay nothing. Children 2 to 10 years old pay 80%.

2016 Prices

1 person:   778 Euro/group
2 people:   784 Euro/group
3 people:   789 Euro/group
4 people:   800 Euro/group
5 people:   808 Euro/group
6 people:   817 Euro/group
7 people:   887 Euro/group
8 people:   957 Euro/group
9 people:   1024 Euro/group
10 people:   1091 Euro/group

Price includes private English-speaking guide, boat transportation and entrance fee on Torcello.


PADUA & THE VENETIAN VILLAS

Travel by private vehicle for this full-day excursion which begins with a walking tour of Padua. Here you will stroll with your driver-escort through the glorious historic center to St. Anthony's Basilica, where you'll marvel to the tiny Scrovegni Chapel and its famed Giotto frescoes, dating from the beginning of the 16th century. Afterwards you'll have time for more explorations and if you wish, lunch on your own at a restaurant or trattoria. In the afternoon, you'll journey along the Riviera del Brenta, lined with the most imposing 16th- and 17th-century Venetian villas. You'll enjoy a guided visit to Villa Pisani and Villa Widmann Foscari. Then on your way back to the dock, you'll have a photo op outside the Palladian Villa Foscari, nicknamed La Malcontenta.

This tour starts at the cruise dock and lasts eight hours with anticipated return to Venice at 5 pm. It is available Tuesday to Saturday. Please note that the Scrovegni Chapel may be closed due to circumstances beyond our control. Most of the time it is open, and entrance costs 15 Euro extra paid in cash. Children under 2 years old pay nothing for the tour. Children 2 to 10 years old pay 80% for the tour.

2016 Prices

1 person:   782 Euro/person
2 people:   802 Euro/group
3 people:   874 Euro/group
4 people:   893 Euro/group
5 people:   916 Euro/group
6 people:   936 Euro/group
7 people:   953 Euro/group
8 people:   975 Euro/group
9 people:   1251 Euro/group
10 people:   1276 Euro/group

Price includes private English-speaking driver-escort, transportation and entrance fees.


THE PALLADIAN VILLAS & ASOLO

Travel by private vehicle to tour three of the most famous villas by Andrea Palladio, considered one of the greatest architects of all time. Your first stop is at Villa Foscari, nicknamed La Malcontenta or The Unhappy One . Built for the fabulously wealthy Foscari family, it sits in splendid isolation beside the waters of the Brenta Canal. As you tour the interior, your English-speaking guide will explain the evolution of Palladio's architecture, and you will see how the design of this villa reflects the transition from his early years of imitating other architects to a period when he began to realize his own unique designs. The next stop is at Villa Barbaro, the most richly decorated of all Palladian villas. Here you'll discuss the exquisite frescoes of Paolo Veronese and learn about the conflict between Palladio, patron Marcantonio Barbaro and Veronese as they wrestled over the design and ideology of the building. The last stop on the tour is Villa Emo. Unencumbered by lavish decoration, surrounded by elegant gardens, this villa has a simple form which makes it one of Palladio's purest creations as a villa architect. You're bound to love the frescoes by Zelotti, one of Palladio's favorite frescoes artists. And you'll learn why many people regard this as the most beautiful Palladian villa. Providing the perfect interlude between villas, you'll visit the enchanting village of Asolo, where you'll have free time to explore the quaint streets and have lunch on your own at a local osteria, a great place to enjoy delicious regional cuisine and wines. Many consider Asolo, "the pearl of Veneto," to be one of Italy's prettiest hill towns. On the way back to the ship you'll drive through the hills of the Valdobbiadene area and enjoy a tasting of prosecco, the world-famed local sparkling wine.

This tour starts at the cruise dock and lasts nine hours with anticipated return to Venice at 6 pm. It is available Tuesday and Saturday from May to October; you may take the tour from March to April but Villa Foscari is seen only from the outside. Children under 2 years old pay nothing for the tour. Children 2 to 10 years old pay 80% for the tour.

2016 Prices

1 person:   967.00 Euro/person
2 people:   967.00 Euro/group
3 people:   967.00 Euro/group
4 people:   967.00 Euro/group
5 people:   1080.00 Euro/group
6 people:   1091.00 Euro/group
7 people:   1075.00 Euro/group
8 people:   1091.00 Euro/group
9 people:   1297.00 Euro/group
10 people:   1330.00 Euro/group

Price includes private English-speaking driver-escort, transportation, wine tasting and entrance fees.


BYZANTINE RAVENNA & POMPOSA ABBEY

Travel by private vehicle for this thrilling journey across the centuries, all the way back to the 6th century. To get there you'll follow the same route used by countless medieval pilgrims on their long walk to the Vatican. After about an hour you'll come to Ravenna, a Unesco World Heritage city which boasts the planet's most extravagant, extensive and unforgettable Byzantine mosaics, housed in the five humble paleo-Christian churches that you will visit. The exteriors may look drab, but inside they are covered floor-to-ceiling with brightly colored mosaics depicting historical figures and stories from the Bible. Everyone in the family, from preschoolers to grandparents, will learn the symbolism and join the fun of deciphering the stories told by these exquisite masterpieces. Each of the churches -- San Vitale Abbey, Galla Placidia Mausoleum, the Neonian Baptistery, San Apollinare Nuovo Church and S. Apollinare in Classe Basilica -- is totally unique and memorable. After you have free time for the lunch of your choice, you are off again towards Venice, with a stop to visit the Pomposa Abbey. Dating back to the 9th century, this stately church has an impeccable Romaesque belltower. Inside you will thrill to the frescoes, majolica tiles, terracotta friezes and Byzantine sculptures.

This tour starts at the cruise dock and lasts nine hours with anticipated return to Venice at 6 pm. It is available daily. Children under 2 years old pay nothing for the tour. Children 2 to 10 years old pay 80% for the tour.

2016 Prices

1 person:   1049.00 Euro/person
2 people:   1099.00 Euro/group
3 people:   1158.00 Euro/group
4 people:   1263.00 Euro/group
5 people:   1306.00 Euro/group
6 people:   1321.00 Euro/group
7 people:   1412.00 Euro/group
8 people:   1471.00 Euro/group
9 people:   1510.00 Euro/group
10 people:   1533.00 Euro/group

Price includes private English-speaking driver-escort, transportation, guided visit of four churches in Ravenna and Pomposa Abbey.


CITY OF VERONA & AMARONE WINE TASTING

Discover magical Verona -- one of Italy's most picture-perfect cities -- as well as the world-class wine regions of Amarone and Valpolicella. From Venice it's a 90-minute drive through verdant hills and past ancient villages to the very heart of Verona, where you'll marvel at Italy's third-largest ancient arena. Built by Roman soldiers almost 2000 years ago, it has 22,000 seats and originally hosted gladiators and wild animals. Today it is used for opera and concerts in the summer. Verona is rich but small, so you will easily be able to walk with your guide to the most interesting sites, including the very balcony where Juliet stood when Romeo wooed her (you are welcome to repeat the scene with your own true love!). You'll stroll across a 14th-century drawbridge to Castelvecchio, the quintessential Italian castle. Next you'll visit Piazza delle Erbe, where a lively marketplace sits atop the site of the original Roman Forum. Your walk will culminate at Piazza dei Signori, lined with the delicate 15th-century Loggia del Consiglio, the 17th-century Baroque Domus Nova, and the 13th-century Palazzo dei Scaligeri. After Verona, you'll head to the medieval towns of the Valpolicella region, where you'll be treated to lunch at a typical local trattoria. Time permitting, you'll visit the 13th-century church of San Giorgio with its splendid altar dating back to the year 712 and featuring beautiful frescoes with panoramic views of Sirmione and Lake Garda. From here you'll continue to an Amarone vineyard for a visit and tasting of this, one of Italy's most esteemed wines. This is your chance to purchase a few bottles of Amarone (which the locals call "the big dry one") and Recioto della Valpolicella before your English-speaking driver-escort takes you back to Venice.

This tour starts at the cruise dock and lasts 9.5 hours with anticipated return to Venice at 6 pm. It is available daily. Children under 2 years old pay nothing for the tour. Children 2 to 10 years old pay 80% for the tour.

2016 Prices

1 person:   1019.00 Euro/person
2 people:   1019.00 Euro/group
3 people:   1029.00 Euro/group
4 people:   1029.00 Euro/group
5 people:   1219.00 Euro/group
6 people:   1363.00 Euro/group
7 people:   1370.00 Euro/group
8 people:   1483.00 Euro/group
9 people:   1502.00 Euro/group
10 people:   1572.00 Euro/group

Price includes private English-speaking driver-escort, transportation, guided visit of Verona, lunch and wine tasting.



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