• Tour code: 20455P80
  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 442.38 View price calendar

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Designed with the savvy shopper in mind, this private tour takes you to the most unusual workshops and artisan galleries in Venice. Bypass the tourist trades and discover authentic Venetian goods like handmade carnival masks, delicate glass, quality leather goods, and fine textiles. Learn about the city’s rich craft heritage while visiting tucked-away gems where you can pick up unique treasures to take home.

Highlights

  • Private, 2.5-hour tour of Venice's arts and crafts scene
  • Visit the workshops and galleries of some of the city's most skilled artisans
  • Avoid mass-produced tourist stands to uncover authentic handmade goods
  • See where some of Europe's finest leather, textiles, furniture, and glass products are produced using traditional methods
  • Learn how famous Venetian Carnival masks are made
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Ideal for serious shoppers

What You Can Expect

Venice Craftsmen and Traditional Artisans Private Guided Tour

Traditional craftman in Venice

Connect with your private guide at San Barnaba Square in the Dorsoduro neighborhood, and set off by foot to explore the charming back streets, piazzas, and canals of Venice. The city has a centuries-long tradition of producing some of the finest handmade goods in Europe, most famously glass and textiles. With the help of your guide’s local insight, visit the workshops of skilled artisans that carry on this heritage while avoiding tourist traps that sell mass-produced goods.

Meet the modern masters who create lavish costumes and masks used to celebrate Venice’s renowned Carnival, plus artisans who practice hard-won skills in leather work, carpentry, jewelry design, toy making, glassblowing, and more. See firsthand how high-quality, ‘Made in Italy’ goods are designed and produced by hand using techniques passed down through generations.

At the end of the 2.5-hour tour, come away with a new appreciation of Venice’s thriving arts and crafts scene, plus plentiful addresses for the best handmade shopping destinations in the city.

Price listed is per group, up to a maximum of eight people.

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