A joyful Winter in Venice

A joyful Winter in Venice

spend joyful winter in Venice, Awesome activities to do with an amazing history and landscapes. we choose a nice hotel which located near to the city centre. The package also includes tickets for Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade and Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours.

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Venice

About the city

Perhaps no city is as fabulous as Venice, a metropolis built upon pilings, a labyrinth poised over a lagoon. Venice has been called the drawing room of Europe, and indeed for centuries the city was a sanctuary for ideas and idealists, a crossroad of the Byzantine and Roman worlds. Today Venice is a different kind of drawing room. Wealthy visitors clamber into gondolas to gawk at the Byzantine palaces while being serenaded by accordionists and art appreciators stand on tiptoe for a glimpse of Renaissance masterpieces. No monument is as memorable as the city itself, so use the major sights only as an excuse for wandering. Venice revolves around piazza San Marco. The best feature of the mosaic-covered Basilica di San Marco is the Pala D’Oro, a glittering gold Byzantine bas-relief. The Torre dell’Orologio, left of San Marco, is a beautifully embellished clock tower. For culture vultures check the Accademia for the best of Venetian paintings. Some say that the tourist Venice is indeed Venice, but there are other Venices as well. To find them, wander away from the major sights and into the quieter outlying residential neighbourhoods, you won’t be disappointed, this maze of stone and colour exudes enchantment from every brick.

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Le Boulevard

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  • Gran viale santa maria elisabetta, 41, Venezia 30126
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TWIN ROOM (1) - AMERICAN BREAKFAST
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Special Discount Offer: Hop-on Hop-off Venice Boat Tour

day 1 - 24 Hours
With 150 canals crisscrossing the city, the best way to discover Venice is by boat. Join a hop on – hop off boat tour and see the city at your leisure.

Highlights
- Get on and off as often as you want to with flexible and unlimited rides
- Put your mind at ease as we've got you covered with seven languages available on the audio
- Enjoy the freedom of hourly departures

With the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the stops, now you can explore Venice with complete freedom. And with commentary available in seven languages, you can learn about the history, culture and tradition as you admire the surroundings.

Venice is a unique city made up of an archipelago with 118 islands connected by over 400 bridges and an extraordinary mix of artistic and cultural influences. From Piazza San Marco and the Ponte dei Sospiri to the beaches of Lido to the Island of Murano, with a 24 or 48 hour ticket you can hop off at any area that interests you or simply stay on the tour as long as you like. Explore the Venice Lagoon at your own pace and admire this beautiful city from the water.

Important
Please be advised that itineraries may be subject to change without prior notice. In the event of any unplanned traffic restrictions, City Sightseeing is not responsible for any disruptions or line diversions beyond their control.

Languages
English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian and Portuguese.

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Voucher type: Printed
Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
Ticket validity: 1 or 2 days, depending on the option selected


Location
Starting point:
City Sightseeing® Venezia Visitor Center, Stazione Ferroviaria Venenzia Santa Lucia - 30100 - Venice - IT

End point: Same as starting point

Schedule
Opening dates
01/04/2019 - 28/10/2019, 08:45 - 17:45
29/10/2019 - 30/11/2019, 09:20 - 15:30
01/12/2019 - 01/03/2020, 09:10 - 16:15

Duration: 2,5 Hours

Guiding options
Guiding type: Audioguide
Tips type: Included\n
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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

day 3 - 10:45 am - English commentary
Enjoy the fast-track access on this 2-hour tour that will lead you to discover the most important highlights in St.Mark’s Square: the Doge’s Palace, that was the centre of the political power in the city, and and St.Mark’s Basilica, which represented the symbol of the religious and the spiritual power.

Meet your knowledgeable guide at St.Mark’s Square and start heading to the majestic Doge’s Palace, where the Doge and his Council controlled the fate of a 1,000-year republic. Discover the lavish Doge's Apartments, its splendid, decorated rooms and the masterpieces of famous artists, such as Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto, while going through this sumptuous palace. Admire the rich details of the Giants’ Staircase and the Golden Staircase, the Opera Museum, the Institutional Rooms and other extraordinary treasures.

Cross the famous Bridge of Sighs and experience the prisoners’ anguish before reaching the notorious Venetian prison, where the well-known Giacomo Casanova and many others were imprisoned.

Next, you’ll have the unique opportunity to visit one of the world’s most majestic and imposing cathedral. Held in a deep spiritual atmosphere and richly decorated with golden mosaics and other precious materials, the Basilica is a great artwork of immeasurable value.

While inside the cathedral, marvel at the major altar of St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Golden Pall, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with thousands of gems and precious stones, considered one of the most valuable objects in the world.

Through this tour you’ll have the chance to perceive and contemplate the grandeur of Venice at the time of its golden age.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time
At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour
During the winter period (from November 1st to March 31st) the tour is bilingual, so explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed.
No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher)
This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.
In cases of religious ceremonies, exceptionally high tides or other special occasions, access to St. Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
To visit St. Mark's Basilica it is necessary to dress appropriately (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons.
Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility: This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary
Languages available:
April 1st to October 31st: English, Spanish, French, German: from Monday to Saturday
Italian: Saturday.
    
November 1st to March 31st: Bilingual tour
(explanations are provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed)
English: Monday to Saturday
Spanish: Wednesday, Saturday
French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
German: Monday, Friday
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

day 4 - 3:30pm Ride
Choose from one of four start times when you book and, on the day, make your own way to the gondola pier near Santa Maria del Giglio Square in central Venice.
When you’re ready, be shown onto your shared gondola by a traditionally dressed gondolier. Each gondola seats six people, and your craft will be just one of a group of around eight gondolas that will cruise the canals together as a flotilla. A singer will board one of the gondolas in the flotilla and will serenade your group of shared gondolas as you waft along the waters.

Sit back on your seat and soak up the gorgeous scenes as your gondola bobs along some of Venice’s prettiest waterways. Dip into romantic side canals and drift along a stretch of the Grand Canal past exquisite mansions and landmarks such as the Palazzo Barberino.
Enjoy the dulcet tones and melodies of the singer traveling with your flotilla as the notes drift through the air around your gondola. Lose yourself in the Italian songs as you watch for top Venice attractions including the Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum, the stunning marble bridge designed by one of the finest Italian architects of the 16th century – Anthony da Ponte.

After around 30 minutes of gliding along and around the Grand Canal, return to the start pier where your gondola ride finishes.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A maximum of 6 people per booking
Please note that there is no guarantee your party will be seated together
A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.
Returns to original departure point

Summary

A joyful Winter in Venice
A joyful Winter in Venice