San Giorgio Maggiore

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Venice: Off the Beaten Track Private City Tour

1. Venice: Off the Beaten Track Private City Tour

Dive into Dorsoduro, Venice's alternative side. Step away from the tourist trails and follow your local guide on a private tour full of surprises. Check out local points of interest such as Palazzo Zenobio degli Armeni and San Giorgio Island. Admire local street ar and spot some hidden architectural gems. See and learn about the lesser-known areas of Venice. Let your guide show you hangout spots and historical spots representative of the area.

Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon

2. Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon

You will begin by boarding a "topa" boat on which you will experience an authentic Venetian aperitivo. This drink will be enjoyed as you take in the stunning views of Venice from the outer lagoon and its magical islands. As soon as you begin cruising your host will begin serving you drinks and snacks. The experience will last about 1.5 hours, during which you will get to see the city's most iconic views. These city highlights include San Marco, Giudecca, Lido di Venezia, and much more. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide will drop you off back to your tour starting point.

2-Hour Boat Tour with Grand Canal & Tower Climb

3. 2-Hour Boat Tour with Grand Canal & Tower Climb

Cruise past all of Venice’s most spectacular basilicas and palaces and under its historic bridges on this 2-hour tour package. Take in sights such as St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, the Cemetery of San Michele, the Rialto Bridge, the Rialto Fish Market, the Accademia Bridge, the Cà d’Oro and Cà Pesaro palaces, the Madonna dell’Orto Church, and the Salute Church. As you pass by these iconic sites your guide will provide commentary about the unique maritime history of this amazing city. Next you’ll head off the traditional route and stop at one of Venice’s rarely-visited gems, the island and Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, where you’ll have postcard-picture views of St. Mark’s Square. After visiting the interior of the stunning Basilica you’ll have the option of climbing the Bell Tower (or taking the elevator). From the top of the Tower you can admire the dome of St. Mark’s Basilica and soak up an incredible vista of the city that stretches away from you. This tour is all about seeing Venice the from water level, and in stylish luxury. With a small group of no more than 9 people and headsets to hear your guide no matter where you are on the boat, discovering the wonders of the world’s most unique city has never been easier or more relaxing.

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What people are saying about San Giorgio Maggiore

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 157 reviews

Everyone in our group of 6 English language tourists (there were some German language tourists on the tour also) thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Valerio, our guide, took us around areas that areas that we would have never found on our own and he told us a lot about the history of the areas. He was very friendly and willing to answer questions and provide restaurant and gelateria recommendations If you are interested in seeing and learning more about Venice than what you see in the touristy pictures, you can’t go wrong with this tour.

We took eight days to explore Paris, Venice, and Rome. This was by far one of the best experiences we had. Our guide was very knowledgeable about local history and culture. He was able to answer all of our questions, made recommendations for dinner (which was amazing) and what kind of wine we should bring home. I will definitely be using this service again!

Marzia was an wonderful guide with tons of stories and facts about Venezia, its residents and story. We visited the Dorsoduro neighborhood and it was worth the money (if you are interested by real resident's life). We were so lucky to be able to view the inside of an old Church closed since many years. I strongly recommend.

Our Guide, Marzia, was passionate and exciting. We visited a neighborhood that is truly tourist-free, of rare beauty. And thanks to Marzia we learned a lot not only about the places of the visit but also about all of Venice and its history. We are really delighted with this experience!

Very nice journey on the lagoon with Alessandro, who provides great commentaries and good mood. We had a wonderful weather, and really enjoyed the beauty of the city from another angle.