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This trip exceeded our expectations. Gian showed us corners of the Venetian Lagoon that we would never have seen. He gave us the rich history of the Serene Republic with true passion for the history. All of this while sipping Prosecco as the sun sank behind St Marks! Truly a Memorable trip.
A great way to see the islands. There were only the 3 of us in the group so a very small tour. Tommaso our guide and captain was brilliant and had so many suggestions for our visit, absolutely great!
The timing seemed early at 4.30 but the lighting was beautiful and the whole experience so relaxing
This private sunset cruise was awesome and I guide was awesome!!! We learned so much from him about Venice and the surrounding islands. One of the highlights of our trip!!!
in his traditional flat bottomed Venetian boat it has a motor but can also sail. The boat is about 40 years old but the design is over 300 years old. The lagoon is calm, the horizon a little hazy. I forgot that this was a tour of the lagoon and its other islands so we do not head down a canal into Venice. Instead, we head along the shore as Giamba guide talks about the ecosystem and how Venice developed in this lagoon which is only a few feet deep. It provided a natural fortress against the invading barbarians. Horses, the preferred transportation of the Huns, would simply get stuck in the mud.
The two hour boat ride was great. We motor through some natural areas, we watch a huge sailing regatta returning to the harbor with spinnakers aloft, past the island of Lido where the money is today and back in towards Venice where we get the waterside view of St. Marks and the Doges Palace.
We polish off a bottle of prosecco as Giamba tells us how much he loves Brusa Springsteen. A musician, he learned to play drums from Max Weinberg while sitting in his mothers arm chair. My wife complains about Donald Trump. Giamba tells us that Berlusconi was just as bad and lasted 17 years. We called this hope.
The sun is setting as we return to our start, down a serene canal and past the Arsenal a huge shipyard and thank Giamba for his hospitality.
Incredible! A unique way to see Venice and some of the surrounding islands. Tomasso is a genuine Venetian and has a wealth of information that is hugely better than any regular tour or guidebook. He is a wonderful friendly guy who takes pride in his work and Venice itself. The Prosecco flows during the cruise and it really is a very special experience. We went to celebrate our silver wedding and it was a wonderful way to do it. Thanks Tomasso!
Amazing tour! Highly recommend it.
Great tour , really lots of info and beautiful sites
Tomasso was our guide for our sunset cruise. He was very knowledgeable of the area and had a great sense of humour.
We went as a family of 6 and each and every one of us enjoyed the beautiful views and the time he spent explaining the areas we went to. We had 2 members in our group who have disabilities and he was great getting them on and off the boat safely. Highly recommend this tour.The sparkling local wine was also delicious.
Great tour of the lagoon with a friendly and knowledgeable local guide. Comfortable boat and a beautiful sunset. Wonderful experience.
Our tour was fantastic! There was so much more I learned about the Venice area by taking this cruise than if I would have stayed in Venice.
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