The image of a gondola is what comes to mind when you think of Venice. For over 500 years, locals used the gondola as an essential means of transportation to get around. About 200 gondolas remain carrying tourists along the canals on a city tour. A glide along the Grand Canal is the ultimate romantic experience with a gondolier playing music and singing songs throughout the 35-minute ride.
Discover Venice on Foot
See Venice through the eyes of a local when you go on an optional walking tour with your tour guide. As you uncover a labyrinth of interweaving waterways and lanes, markets and palaces you begin to understand what Venice is all about. You will come across hidden treasures, historical monuments, and food shopping at the ever-popular Rialto market. If you're looking for refreshments, St. Mark's Square is great for a delicious Italian food in the open.
Explore The Lagoon in a Private Boat
Gliding along the lagoon in a private boat, you'll get a chance to explore the city's historical heart. Its unique beauty is revealed through the Gothic arches of the 1340-built Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs built in white limestone with stone-bar windows. As you reach the 9th-century constructed St. Mark's Square with the magnificent St. Mark's Basilica, you would want to break the law by maybe feeding the pigeons out there.
Take The Burano Island Cruise
A place for the young and old, Burano Island has what it takes to interest international cruise companies who offer cruise trips to the island. The moment you arrive, the picturesque coloured houses, St Martin's Church with its leaning tower, and Lace Museum will spur you on to check out the many other attractions. After the enjoyable cruise, relax and settle in for a delicious dinner.
Visit San Marco Glass Factory
The island of Murano, just north of Venice, is your destination to see the incredible San Marco Glass factory where highly-skilled glass blowers use age-old preserved techniques to sustain the art of glass making at exceptionally high levels. You'll get the chance to visit rooms with finished products and understand how the art of making glass has developed over the centuries.
Things to do in Venice
Head out to a neighbourhood that has largely remained unchanged by the daily invasion of tourists to its many shops, restaurants and bars. You can trek over from St. Mark's Square to check out the Sensa canals at the northern end of the neighbourhood, see bakers and butchers at work creating a down-to-earth rural feel. The setting is perfect and you get to visit some of the best Venetian bars and restaurants in the area.
Kayaking In Venice
In a place where boats mean much more than vehicular traffic on the roads, the best way to explore the city is to try more than one way of meandering the canals - try kayaking. Led by experienced guides, join a kayaking trip to Torcello, Burano, and San Francesco to get a personalised feel of how boating is done along the canals.
Teatro La Fenice
Founded in 1792, the theatre has consistently staged world premieres of famous operas like The Capulets and the Montagues. With focus shifting to contemporary productions, you can catch one of the latest concerts held regularly at the magnificent theatre. Ever since it reopened in 2003, concerts have been staged almost daily. If you're here in April, catch the Michel Tabachnik Concert.
Artistic Murano Glass Gallery
Check out the artistic Murano Glass Gallery for some great souvenirs in glass. It will take you through a journey where glass blowers work their magic to create exceptional glasswork. The gallery is best for a bit of window shopping and to learn how traditional glass blowers create exquisite items. Ready-made items on display are a bit affordable, while custom-made creations may really pinch your pockets.
Venice Jazz Club
If you're a Jazz lover, this is the club to visit for a special night out. The VJC quartet has some of the best Venetian musicians and is often joined by guest performers for special concerts. Doors open at 7 PM, so come in early and book your seat with a free first drink for 20 euros on any day except Thursday and Sunday.
Top 5 Attractions in Venice
With so much on offer, you may well be wondering what to do in Venice. We’ve put together a list of best attractions this city has to offer.