Sightseeing Trips

AEON CONFERENCES VENICE 2016 – SIGHTSEEING PROGRAM

1.Unknown Venice Tour: FROM CASTELLO TO RIALTO BRIDGE

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Jump off from the most famous places in Venice and enter into in its most peculiar and characteristic heart. This walking tour will show you the most charming neighborhoods of Venice and monuments of unquestionable splendor. You will enjoy the outdoor architectural beauty of the Basilica of Saints John and Paul (called San Zanipolo in Venetian dialect), one of the most impressive medieval religious buildings of Venice. This church houses the tombs of 27 illustrious doges and famous characters of Venetian life that make it the Pantheon of the history of Venice.

Externally, the Church is very simple..but its interior will surprise you. Here are preserved masterpieces of the leading Venetian artists and very special tombs: from the Renaissance with the statues of Hercules, styles change to the colossal gothic tomb above the central portal. Outside you can see the Scuola Grande di San Marco directly adjoining the Basilica. This school was home to goldsmiths and silk merchants and today it is the Venice hospital entrance.

The walking tour continues in the “calli” and “callette” (little streets of Venice) to reach a very special church for all Venetians: The Church of Miracles. This church is unique both from a historical and artistic view and for the great feeling that binds the Venetians to it. It is comparable to an extraordinary carved casket covered with marble, and its view of today is the same as many centuries ago.

The walking will take you close to the Marco Polo House, an important Merchant that is a symbol of Venice and the Venetian Republic in the World. Your guide will make you take a leap in time making you live the mercantile and the Venetian traveler spirit, crossroads of peoples and cultures, the East privileged port. Finally you will arrive at the beautiful Rialto Bridge, a strong and important symbol of Venice but you will learn about different aspects.

  • Possible tours starting time from Cornoldi/San Marco – 09.00 – 11.00 – 13.00 – 15.00
  • Tour duration 2 hours + 20 minutes per way for boat transfer + 30 minutes per way for bus transfer
  • Tour departure point – Cornoldi Pier (Riva degli Schiavoni)
  • Arrival point Cornoldi Pier (Riva degli Schiavoni) –for return transfer
  • 1 English speaking guide at disposal for 2 hours –will meet the group at San Marco square
  • 1 English speaking assistant at disposal for max 4 hours –will meet the group at the hotel lobby, board them and assist during all tour until return to the hotel
  • Whispers headphones per each participants
  • Granturismo boat transfer from Tronchetto bus terminal to Cornoldi and viceversa
  • No lunch included

TIMING

Departure bus transfer from Hotel Double Tree at 08.00 – 10h00 – 12h00 – 14h00

Boat transfer from Tronchetto to Cornoldi pier

Guided tour for 2 hours

Free time in San Marco area

Boat return transfer from Cornoldi pier to Tronchetto at 12.30 – 14h30 – 16h30 – 18h30

Bus departure from Tronchetto for return transfer

Arrival at the Hotel Double Tree at 13.30 – 15h30 – 17h30 – 19h30

Package price per person: Euro  66,00

*if the excursion will not reach the minimum of 50 participants, the group will be merged with another tour itinerary

SIGN UP PERIOD: FROM MAY 3RD TO AUGUST 3RD 2016

After this deadline requests will be handled individually

In order to proceed with a booking please follow the link

2.Excursion to the Islands MURANO, BURANO

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Take your private boat and be enchanted by the islands of the Lagoon: Burano & Murano.

This tour will be a perfect blending between a boat ride and a jump into Venetian craft arts.

In Murano island, famous all over the world for glass blowing, after a pleasant walk to visit Murano’ Basilica – called also “little St. Mark’s Basilica – you will have the chance to visit Murano Glass Museum and a real glass blowing factory to admire a glass masters’ demonstration.

In Burano, which is probably the most unique of the Venice’s islands with its multicoloured houses and famous for its lace school, you will discover the traditional art of lacemaking that is still taught by the last artisans.

Enjoy your private escape from the tourist path and immerse yourself in the specialties of Venice!

  • Possible tours starting time from Tronchetto bus terminal pier – anytime from 09.00 – 14.00
  • Tour duration 4 hours
  • 1 English speaking assistant–will meet the group at the hotel lobby, board them and assist during all tour until return to the hotel
  • Entrance to a glass factory with demonstration and showroom visit
  • Whispers headphones per each participants
  • Granturismo boat transfer from Tronchetto bus Terminal at disposal for max 4 hours
  • No lunch included

SUGGESTED TIMING

Departure bus transfer from Hotel Double Tree at 08.30 – 13h30

Boat Tour from Tronchetto to Murano and Burano at 09.00 – 13.00 and return

Bus departure from Tronchetto for return transfer at 13.00 – 18h00

Arrival at the Hotel Double Tree at 13.30 – 18h30

Package price per person: Euro  75,00

*if the excursion will not reach the minimum of 50 participants, the group will be merged with another tour itinerary

SIGN UP PERIOD: FROM MAY 3RD TO AUGUST 3RD 2016

After this deadline requests will be handled individually

In order to proceed with a booking please follow the link

3.Classic Venice sightseeing tour: ST. MARK’S SQUARE AND THE DOGE’S PALACE

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Dominating the square, you will admire the impressive building of the Doge’s Palace, the ancient residence of the Dukes of Venice where the most important decisions of the Serenissima Republic were signed. Still in great conditions thanks to renovation works, the Doge’s Palace welcomes paintings of Tintoretto and Veronese.

After the Doge’s Palace experience, enjoy the information and the history of the square by the words of our guides about the external descriptions of the Procuratie, Napoleon wing, the Marciana Library, Clock Tower.

Your tour continues inside St’ Mark’s Basilica, a unique monument thanks to the richness of its history, the grandeur of its facade and the interior spaces. A wonderful laboratory where great Italian and European artists have operated for centuries. In the corridors of the Procuratie the guide you make you discover the ancient ventian coffees where the major artists and nobles of the city used to meet in the elegant painted rooms for their business meeting in the eighteen century.

  • Starting time from Cornoldi/San Marco – 09.00 – 11.00 – 13.00 – 15.00
  • Tour duration 2 hours + 20 minutes per way for boat transfer + 30 minutes per way for bus transfer
  • Tour departure point – Cornoldi Pier (Riva degli Schiavoni)
  • Arrival point Cornoldi Pier (Riva degli Schiavoni) –for return transfer
  • 1 English speaking guide at disposal for 2 hours –will meet the group at San Marco square
  • 1 English speaking assistant at disposal for max 4 hours –will meet the group at the hotel lobby, board them and assist during all tour until return to the hotel
  • Entrance  ticket to Basilica di San Marco
  • Whispers headphones per each participants
  • Granturismo boat transfer from Tronchetto bus terminal to Cornoldi and viceversa
  • No lunch included

TIMING:

Departure bus transfer from Hotel Double Tree at 08.00 – 10h00 – 12h00 – 14h00

Boat transfer from Tronchetto to Cornoldi pier

Guided tour for 2 hours

Free time in San Marco area

Boat return transfer from Cornoldi pier to Tronchetto at 12.30 – 14h30 – 16h30 – 18h30

Bus departure from Tronchetto for return transfer

Arrival at the Hotel Double Tree at 13.30 – 15h30 – 17h30 – 19h30

Package price per person: Euro  68,00

*if the excursion will not reach the minimum of 50 participants, the group will be merged with another tour itinerary

SIGN UP PERIOD: FROM MAY 3RD TO AUGUST 3RD 2016

After this deadline requests will be handled individually

In order to proceed with a booking please follow the link