VENETIAN SHIPS PAVILION & THE CASTELLO DISTRICT

VENETIAN SHIPS PAVILION & THE CASTELLO DISTRICT

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  • Duration:

    2 hours

  • Languages:

    en

  • Suitable:

    Solo, Couples, Children, Groups, Students

Why this tour?

Meet you local guide in front of the equestrian monument of Vittorio Emanuele II, which is just a short walk along the water front not too far from Saint Mark's Square. We make our way through the labyrinth of alleyways into the heart of Castello, the largest residential area of Venice. Passing through Campo Della Bragora, now Bandiera e Moro and then through Calle Della Morte (Street of death), your guide will tell you about the people sentenced to death here, by the Venetian Council of 10. We continue our tour and arrive at the School of San Giorgio Degli Schiavoni, which holds a painting by the famous artist “Carpaccio”. We then continue our walking tour to San Francesco Della Vigna, the church is dedicated to San Francesco Di Assisi. Crossing the Ponte Del Cristo we arrive at the Celestia, which is on the eastern side of the city overlooking Saint Michele's cemetery and the Island of Murano where they make the glass. We then following a special constructed walkway which goes around the outer wall of the Arsenale, (which means the house of industry). Today this is a military area and not open to the public, and once known as the most important ship building yard in Europe. We continue our walking tour making our way towards the magnificent entrance of the Arsenale passing traditional maritime houses of famous captains and merchants from the Venetian Navy. Arriving at the Ships Pavilion we skip the line with your guide, here you will see many historical Venetian boats, including a copy of the Bucinotoro, the Disdotto, the funeral Gondola of the Venetian Doges and also several war ships, giving you a real feel of the maritime history of the city.

Highlights

  • 2 hour walking tour of Castello and a visit to the 16th century Venetian Ships Pavilion;
  • Small group tour a maximum of 15 people per tour;
  • Escape the crowds by visiting a different area of the city;
  • Skip the line tickets avoid the public queues with our special pass into the Ships Pavilion;
  • Fully qualified local guide:
  • Great for families.

Included

  • Guided Tour of the area of Castello and the Ships Pavilion;
  • Admission fees;
  • Entrance to the Ships Pavilion;
  • Live tour commentary provided in English.

Excluded

  • Optional gratuites;
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off;
  • Food and drink, unless specified.

Hotel Pickup Instructions

  • No pick up on this tour

Essential Information

  • Maximum group size is 15 people;
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible;
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time;
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes;
  • Bring a bottle of water if its a hot day;
  • The tour ends inside the Ships Pavilion.

Itinerary

  • Campo Della Bragora;
  • School of San Giorgio Degli Schiavoni;
  • San Francesco Della Vigna;
  • Entrance to the Arsenale
  • Ships Pavilion – Naval Museum.

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Oct 05 2016
 
Excellent
Sep 28 2016
 
This was so much easier than having to find parking and navigate the memorials on our own. We had plenty of time to leave the bus and explore the memorials up close.
Sep 25 2016
 
Excellent
Sep 11 2016
 
Awesome tour. Our tour guide Al was very friendly and knowledgeable and made sure that were able to really enjoy the memorials. There are so many tour bus options, I'm happy that I chose Gray Line Tours!
Sep 05 2016
 
My daughter and I went on the memorial/monument tour. Big Al was our tour guide and did an awesome job! We went to DC for a week and this was our favorite tour! We got to see so much in such a short amount of time! Would recommend and would do it again!
Sep 02 2016
 
So glad we booked this tour with Grayline & Wayne our guide -so many monuments and sights we would not have otherwise seen!
Aug 26 2016
 
Excellent because of the driver. Sufficient time to enjoy monuments. Good driving skills. Courteous.
Aug 21 2016
 
Tour was cancelled. Given vouchers to Big Bus Tour. Their bus broke down and we walked most of the tour. Not what I was expecting.
Aug 18 2016
 
Excellent
Aug 18 2016
 
Our tour went great. Wayne was a great tour guide.

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