OVERVIEW: This tour is designed for those passengers who wish to admire picturesque Venice from the heart of the city to its surrounding islands and waterways by motorboat, without the walking.
HIGHLIGHTS: Experience the waterways and surrounding islands of Venice by private motorboat. View the most significant landmarks and take photos from the comfort of your boat.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 50 yards over even surfaces with 2 to 3 steps to enter/exit the motorboat. This tour is not suitable for full time wheelchair or motorized scooter users.
This tour is designed for those passengers who wish to admire picturesque Venice by motorboat from the heart of the city to its surrounding islands and waterways, without the walking.
-Panoramic cruise: Glide along the Venetian lagoon and islands via private motorboat
-Photo opportunities from the boat include Giudecca Canal, San Giorgio Island, San Servolo, San Lazzaro, Lido, Le Vignole, Sant’Erasmo, Murano Island, Arsenale, San Pietro di Castello, St. Mark’s Basin.
Begin your journey by private motorboat from the pier along the broad Giudecca Canal to Saint George’s Island. Proceed across the southern lagoon passing the beautiful islands of San Servolo and San Lazzaro. View the ancient Armenian Monastery. Continue along a part of the Lido, a long strip of land dividing the Lagoon of Venice from the Adriatic Sea. Proceed into the canal separating the islands significant to the people of Venice: Le Vignole, a favorite place for leisurely Sunday picnics, and Sant’Erasmo, where fruits and vegetables are grown for the Venetian people.
Continue to the island of Murano, renowned for its glass manufacturing. Return toward Venice, where you’ll see the Arsenale, a vast walled dockyard of the eastern city, which was the most efficient industrial complex in Europe during the Serenissima Republic. Your panoramic tour continues past the ancient church of San Pietro di Castello, the city’s cathedral until the beginning of the 19th century before returning to the ship.
What to Bring:
-You should take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
-Camera and local currency (Euros)
What to Wear:
-Flat-soled comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
-During summer, sun protection is highly recommended.
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 50 yards over even surfaces with 2 to 3 steps to enter/exit the motorboat.
-The boats used for this excursion are not wheelchair accessible and do not have toilet facilities on board.
-This tour is not suitable for full time wheelchair or motorized scooter users.
-Guests will be required to embark and disembark a vessel that sits low in the water and be able to negotiate gangways and steps on/off the motorboats. Guests should take care while entering/exiting the launches.
-Cruising along the Grand Canal is not permitted.
-No stops or interior visits will be made on this tour.
-The order of the sites visited may vary.