1. Venice Food Tour including Rialto Market & Cicchetti
(like Spanish Tapas)
The Rialto Market is a great place to visit with a guide. Help inspire your dinner decisions, as you meet traders from the most interesting stalls, and soak up the sights of Venice’s colourful attraction.
Dive into the delicious tradition of Cicchetti and Wine in Venice with this 2.5 hour food tour. Get insider tips where the locals go to eat and find out what Venetian dishes to try. Explore the Maritime History of Venice with a knowledgable guide, as you walk through the colourful Rialto Market. Your guide will start by introducing you to the city and its culinary history – Venice was the center of the spice trade route during the middle ages, and its love of fresh seafood.
Find out where locals eat and avoid tourist traps. Board a gondola to cross the Grand Canal to Cannaregio – once known as the Jewish Ghetto – surrounded by walls to keep the residents in – popular today among locals for its great food scene – beautiful streets, piazza’s and a more relaxed vibe!
You might be shocked to learn just how much of Venetian food (and Italian food as a whole) has been influenced by the Jewish Community. Enjoy a “Fritti”, as the locals do on a stick, and enjoy a short stroll across bridges and piazza’s of Cannaregio.
2. Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio
Eat and drink your way through one of Venice’s most distinctive food neighbour -hoods on a walking tour through the Cannaregio District, also known as the former Jewish Ghetto. Learn about the rich history and culture from a local guide as you stroll through its narrow winding streets, stopping to sample some of the best and most authentic delicacies around – from traditional Kosher dishes and wine, to creamy risotto and fresh baked goods – Buon Apetito!
Visiting six restaurants, sampling local foods, including Italian Gelato. The Cannaregio District is where the movie “ Merchant of Venice” was filmed – starring Al Pacino. On the other side of Venice’s oldest and most famous landmark, the Rialto Bridge, indulge your taste buds with risotto and pasta at places where local gondoliers and local residents love to eat.
4 hour food & wine walking tour of Venice’s Historic Jewish Ghetto
Explore one of the city’s most unique neighbourhood’s with a guide.
Visit six restaurants, deli’s, and bakeries, sampling authentic Venetian dishes
Learn about the history of Cannaregio and it’s culinary traditions
Tastings add up to, a diverse and satisfying meal.
3. Venice Photography Walking Tour
Discover the famous landmarks and hidden gems of Venice. First by land and then by sea! Accompanied by your local guide, enjoy a leisurely walking tour around the city’s bridges, streets, and hidden squares.
What to Expect:
Take an artistic approach to Venice with this private photography walking tour. Whether you are a novice or an expert photographer, you’ll find endless opportunities for that “perfect” shot, as you explore Venice’s picturesque streets, squares and canals. A professional photographic guide will lead you on a 3 hour walking tour of magnificent landmarks & hidden back streets, giving you tips on lighting, composition along the way. Bring your camera or smart phone and lewave venice with a collection of beautiful, print worthy images to memorialize your vacation.
With historic Palazzos, magnificent Gothic Cathedrals and reflective canals, Venice is a photographer’s paradise. Capture this amazing atmosphere with the expert guidance of a professional photographer. All experience levels and types of photographic levels are welcome – from smart phones to digital SLR cameras.
Choose from a 3 hour Day Tour or a Sunset Tour. List any special interests or requests at the time of booking, so your guide can customize your experience. On all tours, learn photography tips and tricks suited to your experience level, so you can leave Venice with an amazing collection of photographs you’ll be proud to print and frame.
“Day in the Life of Venice “ – Daytime Tour
Explore Venice’s bustling public squares and quieter side streets and canals during daylight hours. Stop at the open air Rialto Market and the Melcerie Shopping District for great shots of colorful stalls and bustling market activity. Learn tips on photographing people respectfully and skilfully, to capture movement and expression.
“Day in the Life of Venice” – Sunset Tour
Meet your guide just before dusk and discover amazing photographic opportunities as the sun drops, and Venice is bathed in changing hues of twilight. Visit many of the locations visited in the day Tour. As darkness falls, try your hand at capturing the glow of city lights reflected in the canals and illuminated architectural masterpieces of St Marks.
Daytime or Sunset Photography Walking Tour of Venice with a professional photographer’s
Visit St Marks Square and lesser know districts, to record their unique atmosphere & beauty
Take shots of the bustling Mercerie District and colorful Rialto Market on the Day Time Tour
Capture the Bridge Of Sighs, Venice Lagoon, and other twilight land marks on the Sunset Tour
Learn about composition, lighting and reportage-style photography plus inspiring tips
Improve your photography skills, whether beginner or old hand
Enjoy undivided attention of a guide on a private tour
4. Murano – Burano – Torcello:
Private Excursion by typical Venetian Motor Boat
Discover three of the most beautiful Island’s in the Venetian lagoon, on a private, half day tour aboard a typical Venetian motor boat. See where the worlds finest blown glass is made in Murano. Visit the home of artisan lace makers and famous biscuits in Burano, and set foot on Venice’s oldest settlements in serene Torcello.
Enjoy a customized itinerary and personalized attention of a private boat captain. Departing that city center, enjoy the ride through picturesque canals and the lagoon, and visit the islands of:
Burano is a fisherman Island, and always the best stop for local seafood restaurants, and the coloured houses.
Private half day boat tour to the three most famous islands in the Venetian Lagoon
Cruise across on typical Venetian Motor Boat
Visit home of worlds finest artisan glass in Murano
Taste delectable biscuits on Lace making island of Burano
Explore Venice’s first settlement on lovely Torcello
Private tour is operated with just your party and guide/driver.
Two of Venice’s evening Gems
We are all very familiar with what St Marks Square feels like and looks like on those muggy, clammy, humid summer days! – tens of thousands of people packing the square, millions of pigeons!
Well, on your next visit to this beloved romantic city, be sure to visit “Cafe Florian” of an evening, and enjoy the peace and quiet, while you enjoy a beverage of your choice – this is a very special part of St Marks Square.
(1) Cafe’ Florian:
One of the first places to serve coffee in Europe!! This is the perfect spot for a sight seeing break – sitting elegantly on St Marks Square, Cafe‘ Florian has been a popular and a discreet rendezvous since 1720.
Everyone from Lord Byron to Woody Allen has paid too much for a drink here. Tourists stake out tables on the square to watch and enjoy the Cafe’ Florian Orchestra, which performs each hour with a repertoire including classical, jazz, operetta and Venetian. But for elegance, and ambiance, romantics sit inside to appreciate the richly decorated rooms.
(2) The Story of Harry’s Bar. As told by Giuseppe Cipriani, General Founder of Harry’s Bar.