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Venice is a city unlike any other. No matter how often you've seen it in photos and films, the real thing is more dreamlike than you could imagine. With canals where streets should be, water shimmers everywhere. The fabulous palaces and churches reflect centuries of history in what was a wealthy trading center between Europe and the Orient. View more

Getting lost in the narrow alleyways is a quintessential part of exploring Venice, but at some point you'll almost surely end up in Piazza San Marco, where tourists and locals congregate for a coffee or an aperitif.

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Monte Carlo A Venice
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    mai 15, 2018
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    15 Jours
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Civitavecchia (Rome) A Venice
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    mai 29, 2018
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    7 Jours
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    Silver Muse

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Venice A Civitavecchia (Rome)
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    mai 30, 2018
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    8 Jours
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Venice A Piraeus (Athens)
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    juin 05, 2018
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    10 Jours
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    Silver Muse

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Piraeus (Athens) A Venice
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    juin 24, 2018
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    9 Jours
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Venice A Venice
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    juil. 03, 2018
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    7 Jours
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Monte Carlo A Venice
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    juil. 08, 2018
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    9 Jours
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Venice A Nice
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    juil. 10, 2018
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    10 Jours
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Venice A Monte Carlo
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    juil. 17, 2018
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    12 Jours
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Civitavecchia (Rome) A Venice
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    août 12, 2018
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    7 Jours
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Venice A Monte Carlo
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    août 18, 2018
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Venice A Monte Carlo
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    août 19, 2018
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Monte Carlo A Venice
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    août 28, 2018
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    9 Jours
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Venice A Piraeus (Athens)
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    sept. 06, 2018
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Civitavecchia (Rome) A Venice
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    sept. 12, 2018
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Excursions depuis Venice

Hidden Venice (For In-transit Guests)

Discover the wonderful Old World architecture and scenic landmarks not typically encountered by visitors to Venice during this scenic sightseeing tour.


Campo Santa Margherita

Depart on foot from the pier and walk along the Fondamenta di San Basilio to reach Campo Santa Margherita, lively animated during weekdays by fresh fruit stands and a small fish market in the morning. Because many visitors to Venice catch only a brief glimpse of what the city has to offer, this excursion features a number of additional sights that reveal what lies behind its glittering façade. In a short distance you will reach Campo San Rocco.


Campo San Rocco

Your walking tour continues on for an exterior visit to Campo San Rocco to view the church and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Founded in 1478 under the protection of St. Roch, the Patron Saint of plague victims, this was one of the great charitable institutions of the Venetian Renaissance. The interior houses some of the most important Italian paintings created by Tintoretto.


Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari

Just a few steps away, an inside visit is made to the Franciscan friars' Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. This Gothic church is a stunning vestige of ancient Venetian glory, and contains masterpieces by Bellini and Titian. On Sundays, only an exterior viewing is possible.


Campo San Polo

Leaving the church, proceed to Campo San Polo, one of the largest squares in Venice and home to theatrical performances. Pass Campo San Tomá and the Goldoni House, where the famous 18th-century Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni was born. Today, it is a theatre and museum.


Rialto Bridge

Next, continue through narrow pedestrian walkways to the Rialto Bridge. Originally built from wood in 1172 A.D., this is the largest and most famous of the four bridges that span the Grand Canal. As you cross, be sure to have your camera ready to take memorable photos from both the waterfront and the top of the bridge.


At a local café, enjoy refreshing juice or coffee and a Venetian biscuit while you soak up the delightful atmosphere of Campo San Giovanni & Paolo, followed by some free time to explore the area independently. Your guided tour ends here.


Greek Orthodox District

Along with your escort, meander through the winding streets and small courtyards of the old Greek Orthodox District or Riva degli Schiavoni


Following your tour, your tour escort directs you to the motorboat for the ride back to the ship.


Please note: This tour is offered to in-transit guests continuing from the previous cruise. This tour involves an extensive amount of walking and many bridges to climb, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Headsets to connect the guide to guests are included in the tour. Conservative dress is required to enter the Church of Frari; ladies must cover their knees and shoulders, and gentlemen must wear pants. Photography is not permitted inside the church. Tour groups are not permitted inside the Church of Frari on Sundays and church holidays, an outside visit is scheduled. However, time permitting and if the church allows, entry may be possible on an individual basis to view the interior quietly and reverently. Your guide will not be able to enter with you. The order of sites visited may vary.

Evening Grand Canal Cruise & St. Mark's Basilica

Embrace the scenic splendour of Venice during this half-day sightseeing excursion along the famous Grand Canal. Venice by water is an absolute must for anyone visiting Venice to capture the true essence of the city.


Grand Canal Cruise

Depart the pier in the evening aboard a motorboat for the 45-minute transfer to St. Mark's Square via the famous Grand Canal. Marvel at a panorama of noble buildings and superbly detailed façades that epitomize the architectural beauty of Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the transfer a local will point out the sights of interest.


St. Mark's Square and Basilica

Upon arrival at St. Mark's Square, proceed for a guided tour of the Byzantine Basilica, one of the most venerated sites in the city. Learn about the history of the basilica and marvel at St. Mark's extraordinary treasures, the finest being the large gold Pala d'Oro, which is encrusted with more than 1,000 jewels and Byzantine enamels. The basilica is particularly rich in mosaics, which cover 10,764 square feet (1,000 square metres) of its interior; many of them date back to Byzantium. The remains of Saint Mark, patron saint of Venice, are interred here. Crowded with visitors during the day, it becomes a silent temple of worship as the evening falls.


Giudecca Canal Cruise

At the conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred by motorboat back to the ship via the Giudecca Canal, or opt to remain in town and return to the ship on your own.

Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking and standing for approximately 0.62 miles (about 1km), at times on cobblestone, uneven and/or slippery surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the motor launch and 600 steps up/down. Walking in St. Mark's Square is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. Proper attire is required to enter the basilica; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. Although the basilica is closed to the public, other guests may be permitted to visit during your time there. Photography is not permitted inside the basilica. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. During the transfer from San Basilio to St. Marks Square limited commentary is provided.

Venice by Private Motor Launch & Boat Escort (Full-Day)

Explore Venice at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private motor launch. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking boat escort in a motor launch and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48-72 hours prior to arrival in the port. It must be booked on your my Silversea account in advance if the call to Venice is at the start of the voyage. Participation is limited to 8 guests per motor launch. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per motor launch. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of motor launch, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Venice by Private Motor Launch & Boat Escort (Half-Day)

Explore Venice at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private motor launch. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking boat escort in a motor launch and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48-72 hours prior to arrival in the port. It must be booked on your My Silversea account in advance if the call to Venice is at the start of the voyage. Participation is limited to 8 guests per motor launch. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per motor launch. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of motor launch, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Evening Gondola Serenade

Experience the true essence of romance during a memorable, early-evening gondola cruise along the magical canals of Venice; an absolute must for any visitor to this enchanting city.


Depart the pier via motorboat for the ride across the Giudecca Canal en route to a pier near St. Mark's Square.


Upon arrival, take a short walk to the gondola landing stage and board one of these beautiful hand-painted boats, lovingly cared for by their owners and a source of great pride for them.


Gondola Ride

Although this cruise is non-narrated, the scenery speaks for itself as your gondolier traverses the narrow canals crossed by stone bridges and glides past balconied waterfront buildings. During your 30 to 35-minute ride, listen to musical serenade from a singer on board one of the gondolas in your flotilla.



Following this memorable gondola ride, enjoy a drink in the romantic atmosphere of Saint Mark's area before re-joining your motorboat for the ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, including a 15-20 minute walk to the gondola station; some guests may find this more intensive than others. Guests must be reasonably agile, and able to embark and disembark vessels that sit low in the water. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility, and is not wheelchair-accessible. Casual clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of sites visited may vary. Each gondola seats four guests. Price is per person, not per gondola. Maximum weight of guest is not to exceed 230 lbs (104 kilos/16.43 stones).

Evening Gondola Serenade for Two

Experience the true essence of romance during a memorable, early-evening gondola cruise along the magical canals of Venice; an absolute must for any visitor to this enchanting city.


Depart the pier via motorboat for the ride across the Giudecca Canal en route to a pier near St. Mark's Square.


Upon arrival, take a short walk to the gondola landing stage and board one of these beautiful hand-painted boats, lovingly cared for by their owners and a source of great pride for them.


Gondola Ride

Although this cruise is non-narrated, the scenery speaks for itself as your gondolier traverses the narrow canals crossed by stone bridges and glides past balconied waterfront buildings. During your 30 to 35-minute ride, listen to musical serenade from a singer on board one of the gondolas in your flotilla.


Following this memorable gondola ride, enjoy a drink in the romantic atmosphere of Saint Mark's area before re-joining your motorboat for the ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking of approximately 15-20 minutes including the walking over four bridges to the gondola station. Guests must be reasonably agile, and able to embark and disembark vessels that sit low in the water. It is solely up to the Gondolier to refuse boarding to anybody he seems is not able to enter and exit the Gondola without any assistants. Should this be case, no refunds will be given due to that. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility, walking difficulties and is not wheelchair-accessible. Casual clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Please note that the price is per gondola and is valid for two guests.


Listen to musical serenade from a singer on board one of the gondolas in your flotilla.

Doge’s Palace & St Mark’s Basilica

Discover why the heart of Venice is known as La Serenissima during this half-day tour of the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Square and Basilica, and a glass showroom. A UNESCO World Heritage property, the city of Venice and its lagoon is in the Veneto Region of Northeast Italy. Founded in the 5th century AD and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century


Depart the pier for a brief transfer via private motorboat to the exquisite Piazza San Marco.


Doge's Palace

Upon arrival, your awaiting guides escort you for a visit to the grand Doge Palace, or 'Palazzo Ducale', originally a square, fortress-like building with high walls, corner towers, and fortified gates. The building, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, is an accumulation of layer-upon-layer of building work and ornamentation that includes the original foundations, the 14th-15th-century structure, sizeable Renaissance additions and opulent Mannerist details.


During your visit, see a number of paintings by some of the greatest 16th-century masters, illustrating the historical events of the Serenissima Republic. Once the Doge's residence and the seat of the Venetian government and tribunal, the palace contained courtrooms and dungeons.


Ponte Dei Sospiri

Adjoining the palace is the famous Ponte dei Sospiri, or 'Bridge of Sighs'. This legendary structure connects the palace to the former ducal prison. Today, it is a favourite rendezvous of lovers who believe that if they kiss under the bridge, their love will last forever.


Continuing on, see the stately public buildings and elegant cafés of the piazza 'par excellence', which is wonderfully-animated by people, music and pigeons. The clock tower is topped by two bronze Moors who hammer out the time, and opposite is the 300-foot-tall (90 metre) Campanile overlooking the city.


St. Mark's Cathedral

Next, visit St. Mark's Cathedral, or 'Basilica di San Marco'. Due to certain restrictions inside St. Mark's Cathedral, your guide provides detailed narration before you enter. Named after St. Mark, the patron saint of the city, this impressive cathedral has foundations dating back to the 9th century. Venice's gateway between the Orient and the West is reflected in its Oriental design elements, which can also be found on two basilicas in Constantinople. On Sundays, or in the case of unexpected religious functions, only an exterior viewing is possible.


Glass Showroom

Leaving St. Mark's Cathedral, proceed to a local glass showroom. Upon arrival, observe a brief demonstration of artisans at work and learn the ancient methods and fascinating secrets used in creating beautiful pieces of art. Following the demonstration, you may visit the glass showrooms and have an opportunity to purchase authentic Venetian glassware.


At the conclusion of the tour, you may opt to stay in town for further exploration and return to the ship independently, or return to the motorboat for the transfer back to pier.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking with bridges to climb and many stairs to negotiate at the Doge's Palace. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Due to certain restrictions inside St. Mark's Cathedral, your guide will provide detailed narration before you enter. Because only one group may enter at a time, there may be a considerable wait outside. Tour groups are not permitted inside St. Mark's Basilica during services on Sundays and church holidays. However, time permitting and if the church permits, entry may be allowed on an individual basis to view the interior quietly and reverently. Your guide will not be allowed to enter with you. Tour cannot enter the cathedral in the case of particularly high tide that blocks the main entrance of the cathedral. No refund is foreseen in case of cathedral closure and outside visit.

Conservative dress is required to enter the basilica; ladies must cover their knees and shoulders, and gentlemen must wear pants. For security reasons large bags and backpacks must be delivered in a checkroom before entering the venues. Guests are highly recommended not to bring such items with them during this excursion, in order to avoid any inconvenience and loss of time. Photography is not permitted in St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace. The order of sights visited may vary.

Murano & Burano Islands

Experience the centuries-old glass-blowing and lace production traditions of Venice during this picturesque sightseeing tour of Murano and Burano. The island of Murano became famous in 1291, the year in which the glass production was transferred here from the old city centre due to fear of fires in the kilns. Burano is one of the prettiest islands in the lagoon: it is a miniature Venice where all the houses are painted in bright colors. Burano is famous for its lace work, an art carried out since the sixteenth century and which is famous worldwide.


The Venetian lagoon, created by the estuaries of three rivers and separated from the Adriatic by a row of sandbars, is approximately 32 miles (51 kilometres) long. Venice lays in the centre, along with some 40 other islands in the lagoon. Nearly half of them are deserted, and some house market gardens or sanatoriums.


Depart the pier via motorboat for a cruise along the lagoon en route to the island of Murano.


Murano

In 1291, when furnaces were banned from Venice as a fire precaution, the manufacture of exquisite glassware was transferred to Murano. During Murano's Golden Age in the 16th century, the island supported some 37 glass factories and a population of 30,000. Since glassware was one of few Venetian exports, its secrets were closely guarded. Although its production is no longer a mystery, Murano's products are still renowned for their elegant artistry. During a visit to a leading glass factory, witness the masters of this delicate craft at work during a brief demonstration of this fascinating process. Afterward, some free time is made available for independent shopping and an opportunity to acquire some of this timeless art.


Burano

Continue on to the island of Burano, where beautifully painted houses adorn this small and cheerful fishing village. The banks of the canals are lined with fishing dories, and the setting is picturesque indeed. Next to the 16th-century Church of San Martino is the curiously-tilted campanile. In the 16th century, the island was renowned throughout Europe for producing the finest lace in the world. Although not a popular craft these days, lacemaking is still practised by some of the local women.


Following your visit, re-board your motorboat for the ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking. Although many sights are wheelchair accessible, guests must be able to embark and disembark motor launches that sit low in the water. Casual attire and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of sites visited may vary. A minimum number of participants are required for this tour to operate. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Hidden Venice - Marittima

Discover the wonderful Old World architecture and scenic landmarks not typically encountered by visitors to Venice during this scenic sightseeing tour. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artwork. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site along with its lagoon.


Depart the pier for the brief transfer via motorboat to Piazzale Roma. Because many visitors to Venice catch only a brief glimpse of what the city has to offer, this excursion features a number of additional sights that reveal what lies beneath its glittering façade.

Campo San Rocco

Your walking tour includes on for an exterior visit to Campo San Rocco to view the church and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Founded in 1478 under the protection of St. Roch, the Patron Saint of plague victims, this was one of the great charitable institutions of the Venetian Renaissance. The interior houses some of the most important Italian paintings created by Tintoretto.


Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari

Just a few steps away, an inside visit is made to the Franciscan friars' Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. This Gothic church is a stunning vestige of ancient Venetian glory, and contains masterpieces by Bellini and Titian. On Sundays, or in the case of unexpected religious functions, only an exterior viewing is possible.


Campo San Polo

Leaving the church, proceed to Campo San Polo, one of the largest squares in Venice and home to theatrical performances. Pass Campo San Tomá and the Goldoni House, where the famous 18th-century Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni was born. Today, it is a theatre and museum.


Rialto Bridge

Next, continue through narrow pedestrian walkways to the Rialto Bridge. Originally built from wood in 1172 A.D., this is the largest and most famous of the four bridges that span the Grand Canal. As you cross, be sure to have your camera ready to take memorable photos from both the waterfront and the top of the bridge.


At a local café, enjoy refreshing juice or coffee and a Venetian biscuit while you soak up the delightful atmosphere of Campo San Giovanni & Paolo, followed by some free time to explore the area independently. Your guided tour ends here.


Greek Orthodox District

Along with your escort, meander through the winding streets and small courtyards of the old Greek Orthodox District or Riva degli Schiavoni.


Following your tour, your tour escort directs you to the motorboat for the ride back to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking and many bridges to climb, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Headsets to connect the guide to guests are included in the tour. Conservative dress is required to enter the Church of Frari; ladies must cover their knees and shoulders, and gentlemen must wear pants. Photography is not permitted inside the church. Tour groups are not permitted inside the Church of Frari on Sundays and church holidays, an outside visit is scheduled. However, time permitting and if the church allows, entry may be possible on an individual basis to view the interior quietly and reverently. Your guide will not be able to enter with you. The order of sites visited may vary.

Hidden Venice on Foot

Discover the wonderful Old World architecture and scenic landmarks not typically encountered by visitors to Venice during this scenic sightseeing tour. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artwork. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site along with its lagoon.


Campo Santa Margherita

Depart on foot from the pier and walk along the Fondamenta di San Basilio to reach Campo Santa Margherita, lively animated during weekdays by fresh fruit stands and a small fish market in the morning. Because many visitors to Venice catch only a brief glimpse of what the city has to offer, this excursion features a number of additional sights that reveal what lies behind its glittering façade. In a short distance you will reach Campo San Rocco.


Campo San Rocco

Your walking tour continues on for an exterior visit to Campo San Rocco to view the church and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Founded in 1478 under the protection of St. Roch, the Patron Saint of plague victims, this was one of the great charitable institutions of the Venetian Renaissance. The interior houses some of the most important Italian paintings created by Tintoretto.


Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari

Just a few steps away, an inside visit is made to the Franciscan friars' Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. This Gothic church is a stunning vestige of ancient Venetian glory, and contains masterpieces by Bellini and Titian. On Sundays, or in the case of unexpected religious functions, only an exterior viewing is possible.


Campo San Polo

Leaving the church, proceed to Campo San Polo, one of the largest squares in Venice and home to theatrical performances. Pass Campo San Tomá and the Goldoni House, where the famous 18th-century Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni was born. Today, it is a theatre and museum.


Rialto Bridge

Next, continue through narrow pedestrian walkways to the Rialto Bridge. Originally built from wood in 1172 A.D., this is the largest and most famous of the four bridges that span the Grand Canal. As you cross, be sure to have your camera ready to take memorable photos from both the waterfront and the top of the bridge.


At a local café, enjoy refreshing juice or coffee and a Venetian biscuit while you soak up the delightful atmosphere of Campo San Giovanni & Paolo, followed by some free time to explore the area independently. Your guided tour ends here.


Greek Orthodox District

Along with your escort, meander through the winding streets and small courtyards of the old Greek Orthodox District or Riva degli Schiavoni


Following your tour, your tour escort directs you to the motorboat for the ride back to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking and many bridges to climb, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Headsets to connect the guide to guests are included in the tour. Conservative dress is required to enter the Church of Frari; ladies must cover their knees and shoulders, and gentlemen must wear pants. Photography is not permitted inside the church. Tour groups are not permitted inside the Church of Frari on Sundays and church holidays, an outside visit is scheduled. However, time permitting and if the church allows, entry may be possible on an individual basis to view the interior quietly and reverently. Your guide will not be able to enter with you. The order of sites visited may vary.

Venetian Panorama (Tour & Airport Transfer)

Guests with flights departing after 3:30 p.m., can explore the beautiful panorama of Venice, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion via boat.


Venice, Scenic Boat Cruise

After disembarking the ship, proceed to the Debarkation Lounge, collect your luggage and proceed through Customs. After exiting Customs, meet your local licensed Escort outside the sliding doors of the terminal exit, complete the luggage-storing procedure, then begin the walk to the Pier Pontoon and embark the tour boat.


Giudecca Canal, St. George's Island, Venice Lagoon and Canal, San Servolo, San Lazzaro, Lido

Your scenic sightseeing cruise glides along the broad Giudecca Canal to St. George's Island, then proceeds across the southern Venice Lagoon. Along the way, pass by the beautiful islands of San Servolo and San Lazzaro, famous for its ancient Armenian Monastery. Continue along a portion of the Lido, a long strip of land dividing the Venice Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. From here, enter the canal separating two islands that are very important to the people of Venice; Le Vignole, a favourite place for leisurely Sunday picnics, and Sant'Erasmo, where fruits and vegetables are grown for local consumption.


Murano Island, Arsenale, St. Mark's Square, Church of San Pietro di Castello

Next, see the island of Murano, renowned for its glass manufacturing. Cruising back towards Venice, see the Arsenale, a vast, walled dockyard in eastern Venice, which was once the most efficient industrial complex in Europe during the Serenissima Republic. Your panoramic tour also passes by the ancient Church of San Pietro di Castello, the city's cathedral until the beginning of the 19th century and the exquisite St. Mark's Basin. Upon returning to port, disembark the boat and recollect you luggage from storage, then board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute transfer to Venice's Marco Polo Airport for your flight home.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and is recommended for guests with limited mobility able to negotiate a few steps to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the boat. This tour is not suitable for guests prone to motion sickness, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least three years old to participate on this tour. The fee for luggage storage at the pier is included for a maximum of three pieces of luggage/handbags per guest; an additional fee of €5 for extra bags is paid in cash directly by guests at their own expense. Please consider some additional time for the debarkation and luggage-storage procedures prior to the boating portion of this tour. There are no restroom facilities on the boat. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Prosecco Hills, Estate Visit & Tasting

Experience the spectacular beauty and flavours of the Prosecco Hills during this scenic, half-day winery excursion and tasting.


Prosecco Hills, Crocetta del Montello, Villa Sandi Estate

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to the town of Crocetta del Montello, located in the Prosecco Hills, for a visit to the Villa Sandi Estate. Upon arrival, your experience begins with a short video offering a unique insight into the world of the Moretti Polegato family. Learn how they've been devoted to the wine culture for many years, and their family traditions are continued through innovation and research, along with a deep respect and passion for their region.


Underground Cellars and Villa Sandi Tours

Following the video, proceed for a guided visit to the underground cellars. These expansive cellars date back three centuries, stretch for over 0.93 miles (about 1.5 kilometres), and create the ideal environment for wine-ageing thanks to the natural conditions of temperature, light and humidity. 'Opere Trevigiane', a classic-method sparkling wine, is stored and refined here, whilst two barrel rooms host rows of casks where premium wines are aged. Following your cellar tour, a visit is made to the main building, a Palladian-style villa that dates back to 1622, and has hosted important figures in the past. Here, the entrance is lined with elegant statues by the Venetian sculptor Orazio Marinali. The interior rooms are decorated in delicate pastel colours, and dominated by splendid Murano glass chandeliers.


Bottega del Vino, Wine Tasting with Local Specialities

Next, re-board your coach and continue on to the Bottega del Vino. Upon arrival, proceed for a tasting of three different wines accompanied by regional specialities, including hams, salami, bread and pastries. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and many steps to access the underground cellars at the Villa Sandi Estate. This tour is not suitable for guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring a sweater or light jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least 18 years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. The drive between the pier and sites visited is approximately 1.5 hours in each direction. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Programmes d’excursions à terre depuis Venice

Feste del Redentore! Festival of Venice

Every third Saturday in July, the skies over Venice are illuminated by an exceptional display of fireworks to celebrate the Festa del Redentore. The centuries-old festival draws locals to the waters of St. Mark's Basin and the Giudecca Canal at dusk where they dine on Venetian specialties while awaiting the spectacle of fireworks. Join us on a private yacht where you'll enjoy aperitifs and dinner before observing the fireworks from the waters of St. Mark's Basin.


00MIDVCE-R Festa del Redentore - Festival of Venice

Offered on Silver Wind Voyage 2519

Duration:  1 Evening

Depart/Return: Venice July 18, 2015

Reserve By:  April 10, 2015


This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations by April 10, 2015. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing.  Although a minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme, only a limited amount of space is available.  We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment. Requests received after the Reserve By date may be accommodated on a space-available basis if possible and the programme price is subject to change.

Your night of excitement, fireworks and true Italian joy awaits you at the Festa del Redentore.


The Festa del Redentore is a tradition that dates back to 1577. It was first held to celebrate the city's deliverance from a terrible plague, and the construction of Palladio's "Redentore" (Redeemer) Church had been commissioned for the same reason. The Church, built on the Island of the Giudecca, can still be reached by pilgrims during the festival by means of an impressive 330-metre-long pontoon bridge. The "Redentore" celebrations include a solemn religious service and procession presided over by the patriarch of the city, and the weekend ends with a series of gondola races, organized as part of the "Voga alla Veneta" rowing season.


At dusk, just as they have done for centuries, numerous small boats decked out with balloons, decorations and brightly coloured lanterns, begin to flock into St. Mark's Basin and the Giudecca Canal. The boats then moor alongside each other and all the participants dine on traditional Venetian specialities while they wait for the firework display that begins at 11.30pm and lasts until well past midnight.


Cruise & View the Festivities from St. Mark's Basin

Spend the day at your leisure, exploring Venice and its surrounds. As you return to Silver Wind from your day of sightseeing, you may notice many local boats beginning to fill the Giudecca Canal and St Mark's Basin. As night falls, board Silversea's exclusively chartered yacht and depart the pier for a panoramic cruise of Venice.


As you sail past this extraordinary city, you are served aperitifs and canapés. While the yacht begins to get into position near St Mark's Basin in preparation for the fireworks, enjoy a sumptuous dinner of seafood, Italian specialities and seasonal vegetables. Savour your after dinner drinks and dessert as hundreds of small vessels fill the surrounding area. The canals are alive with the festival spirit as thousands of people gather to enjoy food and drink as they wait for the display to begin.


In century-old tradition, the stunning fireworks will soon fill the sky above and lasts approximately 45 minutes. After this truly spectacular display concludes, the smaller vessels will begin to drift off into the night. After there is enough room for the larger craft to manoeuvre, you will be begin your cruise back to the pier.



Programme Includes:

·        Access to a privately chartered yacht for Silversea Guests only

·        Aperitifs, canapé, dinner, dessert and an open bar

·        Premium location from which to view the Feste del Redentore


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, Souvenirs, other transportation, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.


Please note: This Silver Shore Collection event requires advanced reservations and must be paid in full at the time of booking. It is non-refundable at the time the programme is added to the booking. A limited number of tickets are available for this exclusive package that is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all tickets are sold, no further sales will be possible. This tour requires a moderate amount of walking and requires guests to get on and off a boat unassisted. The return time to the ship at the conclusion of the evening's activities is solely dependent upon boat traffic and may be delayed.  This is beyond anyone's control and we thank you in advance for your understanding. Event operates if weather is inclement; however, if deemed necessary, the program may be cancelled on short notice. Festive dress is recommended.


All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described.  If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure.  Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect.  All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government/citizens' activities, and weather, require.  The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Hôtels depuis Venice

VENICE GRANDE HOTEL

Grande Hotel is for those who want to begin or prolong their Silversea holiday - luxury accommodations, exclusive service and impeccable attention to detail in style. Grande Hotel guests appreciate the finer things in life. These properties have been chosen not only for their prime location but for their outstanding service and their exceptional quality.

For your convenience, we can easily organise transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel groups that are frequently featured in our program include Shangri-La, Four Seasons, Peninsula or Fairmont to name just a few.

VENICE SIMPLY HOTEL

Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organise transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.

PRE-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: MONACO & GRAND CANAL

History

From 1638 the building,originally belonging to the Dandolo family, hosted the first "Ridotto Pubblico", a place to which nobility and people from all walks of life, (adventurers, courtesans, swindlers, and travellers) would retire for pleasure and intrigue. Giacomo Casanova considered this place the ideal backdrop for his conquests. The recent restoration has managed to revive, with a contemporary feel, the atmosphere of this historic building. It is a romantic setting for an unforgettable holiday. Guests can stay in the fascinating hall of the historic "Sala del Ridotto", which has been recently restored. The Sala del Ridotto is also available for private receptions and business meetings.

Restaurant and Bar

In the Grand Canal Restaurant diners can sample traditional Venetian cuisine in immaculate decor with a delightful atmosphere. The Grand Canal Restaurant is frequented by an international clientele, but also by Venetians who choose this elegant restaurant because of its excellent food. A particular emphasis is placed on the seafood and fresh vegetables that are so essential to local specialities. The quality of the food is only matched by impeccable service and attention to customers' requirements. A dinner or an aperitif on the terrace is an unforgettable experience.

Location & Transportation

The Hotel, which overlooks the Grand Canal, is in one of Venice's most charming and atmospheric areas. The Hotel Monaco has majestic views of the Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the island of San Giorgio and it is just next to Cà Giustinian the historical site of the Biennale.

Hotel Monaco is fast to get to from both the airport and the train station 45 minutes by water taxi from Marco Polo airport; 20 minutes from Venice train station; 15 minutes from the parking area.

POST-CRUISE GRANDE HOTEL: BAUER IL PALAZZO

Silversea is proud to include this property as part of our Grande Hotel program. Accommodations, breakfast, taxes, one private transfer (between hotel & airport) and a small group transfer (between hotel and pier) are included.


An intimate boutique hotel within the heart of Venice, Bauer Il Palazzo is a truly authentic, Venetian-style palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal. More like a sophisticated home than a hotel, it is both elegant and luxurious, with its stunning Gothic façade. Il Palazzo is just steps from St Mark's Square, and is close to Venice's finest shops, museums and sights. With its own private boat dock on the Grand Canal, guests arriving at Il Palazzo are greeted by the hotel's sumptuous lobby, decorated with wood paneling and antique Venetian screens.

Restaurant and Bar

De Pisis Restaurant: Our gourmet restaurant, De Pisis, with its terrace overlooking the Grand Canal, is a destination for people of discerning taste and palate. In an exclusive setting, Chef Hiraki Masakazu offers an original cuisine based on international cooking and enriched by local Mediterranean traditions. A philosophy that pays special attention to the use of raw materials and the refinement of ingredients in season, without giving up on experimentation.

Settimo Cielo: A beautiful lounge on the 7th floor, with a wonderful terrace and spectacular views over the city and the lagoon, where breakfast is served exclusively to the guests of Bauer Il Palazzo.

B Bar Lounge: Glamour style and impeccable service are what makes the B Bar Lounge the favourite of the last James Bond. From 6.00pm until 9.00pm daily, you can taste delicious cocktails and drinks, wines and the unfailing spritz (Venice's typical aperitif), with a buffet choice. Closed during summer.

Bar Canale: The ideal setting for a pre-lunch aperitif or an after-dinner drink, offering a choice of creative light cuisine. Open during summer with live music in the evening.

Health & Fitness

The elegantly appointed Fitness Centre features the finest in progressive resistance exercise equipment. On the 8th floor on the roof top terrace there is an outdoor Jacuzzi that offers breathtaking views over Venice and the Lagoon, and can be booked privately at additional cost.

Location & Transport

By Air: from Venice Marco Polo International Airport, 40 minutes by water taxi

By Train: from Santa Lucia Railway Station, 20 minutes by water taxi or 45 minutes by water bus with Line 1 or 2 direction San Marco Vallaresso

By Car: from Piazzale Roma Car Parking, 15 minutes by water taxi, or 45 minutes by water bus with Line 1 or 2 direction San Marco Vallaresso

POST-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: MONACO & GRAND CANAL

History

From 1638 the building,originally belonging to the Dandolo family, hosted the first "Ridotto Pubblico", a place to which nobility and people from all walks of life, (adventurers, courtesans, swindlers, and travellers) would retire for pleasure and intrigue. Giacomo Casanova considered this place the ideal backdrop for his conquests. The recent restoration has managed to revive, with a contemporary feel, the atmosphere of this historic building. It is a romantic setting for an unforgettable holiday. Guests can stay in the fascinating hall of the historic "Sala del Ridotto", which has been recently restored. The Sala del Ridotto is also available for private receptions and business meetings.

Restaurant and Bar

In the Grand Canal Restaurant diners can sample traditional Venetian cuisine in immaculate decor with a delightful atmosphere. The Grand Canal Restaurant is frequented by an international clientele, but also by Venetians who choose this elegant restaurant because of its excellent food. A particular emphasis is placed on the seafood and fresh vegetables that are so essential to local specialities. The quality of the food is only matched by impeccable service and attention to customers' requirements. A dinner or an aperitif on the terrace is an unforgettable experience.

Location & Transportation

The Hotel, which overlooks the Grand Canal, is in one of Venice's most charming and atmospheric areas. The Hotel Monaco has majestic views of the Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the island of San Giorgio and it is just next to Cà Giustinian the historical site of the Biennale.

Hotel Monaco is fast to get to from both the airport and the train station 45 minutes by water taxi from Marco Polo airport; 20 minutes from Venice train station; 15 minutes from the parking area.

PRE-CRUISE GRANDE HOTEL: BAUER IL PALAZZO

Silversea is proud to include this property as part of our Grande Hotel program. Accommodations, breakfast, taxes, one private transfer (between hotel & airport) and a small group transfer (between hotel and pier) are included.


An intimate boutique hotel within the heart of Venice, Bauer Il Palazzo is a truly authentic, Venetian-style palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal. More like a sophisticated home than a hotel, it is both elegant and luxurious, with its stunning Gothic façade. Il Palazzo is just steps from St Mark's Square, and is close to Venice's finest shops, museums and sights. With its own private boat dock on the Grand Canal, guests arriving at Il Palazzo are greeted by the hotel's sumptuous lobby, decorated with wood paneling and antique Venetian screens.

Restaurant and Bar

De Pisis Restaurant: Our gourmet restaurant, De Pisis, with its terrace overlooking the Grand Canal, is a destination for people of discerning taste and palate. In an exclusive setting, Chef Hiraki Masakazu offers an original cuisine based on international cooking and enriched by local Mediterranean traditions. A philosophy that pays special attention to the use of raw materials and the refinement of ingredients in season, without giving up on experimentation.

Settimo Cielo: A beautiful lounge on the 7th floor, with a wonderful terrace and spectacular views over the city and the lagoon, where breakfast is served exclusively to the guests of Bauer Il Palazzo.

B Bar Lounge: Glamour style and impeccable service are what makes the B Bar Lounge the favourite of the last James Bond. From 6.00pm until 9.00pm daily, you can taste delicious cocktails and drinks, wines and the unfailing spritz (Venice's typical aperitif), with a buffet choice. Closed during summer.

Bar Canale: The ideal setting for a pre-lunch aperitif or an after-dinner drink, offering a choice of creative light cuisine. Open during summer with live music in the evening.

Health & Fitness

The elegantly appointed Fitness Centre features the finest in progressive resistance exercise equipment. On the 8th floor on the roof top terrace there is an outdoor Jacuzzi that offers breathtaking views over Venice and the Lagoon, and can be booked privately at additional cost.

Location & Transport

By Air: from Venice Marco Polo International Airport, 40 minutes by water taxi

By Train: from Santa Lucia Railway Station, 20 minutes by water taxi or 45 minutes by water bus with Line 1 or 2 direction San Marco Vallaresso

By Car: from Piazzale Roma Car Parking, 15 minutes by water taxi, or 45 minutes by water bus with Line 1 or 2 direction San Marco Vallaresso