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Venetian Arsenal: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

1. Venice: Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

Enjoy a romantic adventure in Venice and climb aboard a beautiful Venetian boat to cruise around the city as the sun sets. Depart from central Venice and head for the islands of St. Andrea and Vignole. You will then cruise along the Lido, heading towards the quiet islands of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, San Servolo, San Clemente, Le Grazie, Giudecca, and San Giorgio Maggiore. Between Giudecca and San Giorgio you will be served a glass of sparkling Prosecco to sip as you take in breathtaking views of the Salute Church and St. Mark's Square. Watch as the sun descends in the sky and paints the beautiful architecture and waters of the lagoon shades of red, orange, and amber. Return through St. Elena and the Arsenale as your captain tells the history of Venice and its islands.

Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon

2. Venice: Venetian Aperitif on the Lagoon

You will begin by boarding a "topa" boat (motor 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. This is not a private tour, as you will share the experience with other guests.

Venice: Castello Canals Guided Kayaking Tour and Bridges

3. Venice: Castello Canals Guided Kayaking Tour and Bridges

An amazing tour kayaking tour through the secret hidden spots in Venice. Your experienced guide will lead you through canals in some local spots. You will have a chance to see historical spots of the inside quiet canals inside Venice uninterrupted. This 3 hour tour includes gear, experienced guide and kayak tutorial. Expect 2 1/2 hours of kayaking. Your tour will start from the Island of Certosa in Venice where you will be briefed by your friendly and local guide. After finding you all the right gear, guests will do a short practice sessions on how to kayak. After, guests will then head on the their adventure crossing the lagoon then heading towards the Arsenale of Venice, where we will take pictures by the famous hand exhibition piece, then past San Pietro church, around the Arsenale. On this tour, your guide will show you culture, history and hidden places that most tourists do not get to see.

Venice: 3-Hour Tour of Castello District

4. Venice: 3-Hour Tour of Castello District

In this area, you will discover traditional Venice with its the narrow calli and small shops contributing to the creation of a charming atmosphere of the past. You will start your tour from the Arsenal area. Admire the massive Venetian Arsenal from the outside, a complex of former shipyards and armories clustered together. Visit the Ship Pavilion, a detached section of the Venice Naval Historical Museum hosting a collection of historic ships. Continue exploring some beautiful churches and a really interesting building which hosts a unique collection of original paintings. During the tour, you will also have the chance of passing through some characteristic spots, some places off the beaten track rich in art and history.

From Milan: Full-Day Private Driving Tour of Venice

5. From Milan: Full-Day Private Driving Tour of Venice

Enjoy a private tour of Venice from Milan for twelve hours with a private tour guide for two hours and a private luxury vehicle with private chauffeur that will pick you up and drop-off at your hotel in Milan or place of preference inside the city. Once your private chauffeur has picked you up, you will go ahead to your destination to meet with your tour guide at a meeting point in the city. On this tour you will discover Venice, a city located in the northwest of Italy with a historic center declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Both its geographical particularity and its monumental and artistic heritage have made Venice one of the most important and popular tourist destinations in the world. Thanks to your tour guide you will visit the most important sites of the city such as the Gothic Palazzo Ducale, St. Mark's Basilica, the arsenal of Venice known as one of the largest industrial complexes in Europe, the Grand Canal where you can take a gondola ride, the gallery of the academy which is the richest of Venetian paintings in the world and much more. Once you have visited the most emblematic sites of the city, your private driver will take you back to Milan.

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What people are saying about Venetian Arsenal

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 412 reviews

The tour around the Venetian lagoons was so amazing. We're so glad we did it. Alessandro was very knowledgeable and shared great bits of info along the ride. The trip ended right as the sun was going down and we got some great pictures.

Great time spent with a great group. Ballad built on a local approach and not hyper touristic. You will visit canals that you would not otherwise see. Superb guide, very open, and full of conviviality! Well done Tomasso

What a great way to spend an evening. Enjoyed the company of other people and our guide/skipper Tommaso was extraordinary. Made a memory to last forever

Loved it. Alessandro was an exceptional host. Very punctual, knowledgeable and professional. Great experience for our family of 4. Highly recommend!

Great boat trip! Alessandro is an excellent guide and really offers a very complete visit. To do without hesitation!!