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Artviva Tours: ASTA Licensed Tour Operator
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The Original & Best Tours

Venice in One Glorious Day (or two)

Our fantastic Super Special - Venice in One Glorious Day Small-group, quality Venice tours at a great discount price, all the must-sees of Venice, plus a free boat transfer to the Island of Glass: Murano.

Package includes:

Rick Steves Readers Special Discounted Italy Grand Tour Special

Italy Grand Tour: 9 great tours, smaller groups and the best guides!
The very best of Italy with 9 of our most popular tours in Venice, Rome and Florence plus a return transfer to the fascinating Island of Murano in Venice to see glass artisans at work. Skip the lines, enjoy great guided tours in Italy, see Italy's must-see sights with the best tour guides in Italy. Enjoy the luxury of smaller groups, and save!

Package includes:

Grand Tour Italy plus Best of Tuscany Discount Package

10 great tours, smaller groups and the best guides in Italy! Enjoy great tours in Venice, Rome, Florence and Tuscany plus a return transfer to the fascinating Island of Murano in Venice. Experience the best of Italy's must-see sights with the best tour guides, and save!

Package includes:

The Original Doge's Palace Tour from € 39.00

The Power and the Glory - Splendor Meets Terror. Experience the pomp and pageantry of the magnificent Doges whose wizened exteriors masked a combined steel will to control international market forces.

The Original Grand Canal Tour from € 45.00

Luxurious boat ride along the Grand Canal, heart-stopping views, film locations, grand palaces, intrigue, scandal and lifestyles of the rich and famous.

My Exclusive Original and Best Gondola Tour from € 65.00

The only tour of its kind in Venice! 
Enter another world and discover quintessential Venice at its most sensual best as we unlock the ancient world of the Gondola.

The Original Gondola Tour from € 65.00

The only tour of its kind, traversing the whole island of Venice in a gondola, in the company of a fabulous guide!Discover quintessential Venice at its most sensual best. 

The Original Learn To Be a Gondolier from € 80.00

A unique and enjoyable way to see Venice by water. Learn to row gondola-style in an exclusive very small group (maximum 4 per boat) with a great English-speaking guide in this easy and entertaining gondola class. Glide through Venice's prettiest canals and out into the Venetian lagoon as you learn how to be a Gondolier! 

The Original & Best Venice Tour from € 24.00

A marvelous introduction to St Mark's and the magnificence of Venice.St Mark's Square was once the epicenter of the wealthiest and most powerful city in Europe, the crossroads to the medieval world's most fascinating places, a glorious homage to human ingenuity and faith in the merchant's skill - a game of chance.

My Exclusive Highlights of Venice Tour: 2 Hours from € 45.00

See the highlights of this legendary city with your own private Venice guide! Bask in the magnificence of Venice with a marvellous introduction to St Mark's with your own private Venice tour guide. Plus experience the power and the glory, where splendour meets terror at the Doge’s Palace.

My Exclusive Taste of Venice: Bacari Wine Tour from € 62.50

Enjoy a wine tasting in Venice with a Sommelier in some of Venice’s most charming, typical ‘Bacari’ food and wine bars. Taste typical Venetian ‘cicchetti’, plus visit the world-famous Rialto Bridge and marke on this great private tour in Venice!
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Customers Reviews

Artviva: The Original and Best Walking Tours
Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
   Based on 56 Ratings.
Last 10 reviews:

On 2014/07/28
Boyan said:

excellent

Kane was an excellent guide with a good sense of humor. He is very competent, enthusiastic, and a great story teller. I learnt a great deal from him about the city of Florence. He really made my short stay in Florence that much more enjoyable. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/07/20
Sara said:

excellent

Kane was a fabulous guide! He had an extensive knowledge of relevant historical fact and made the history of Florence come alive. It really helped having a native English speaking guide as we found other guides who had English as their second language were often difficult to understand. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/05/26
Kaaren said:

EXCELLENT VENICE TOURS

The 4 Venice tours, Venice in one Glorious Day, are outstanding. We did 2 on Mon 5/12 and 2 on Wed 5/14. Jen was our fantastic guide for 2 of them. I don't remember the names of the other 2 Italian ladies, but they were also excellent & easy to understand.

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On 2014/05/10
schoon said:

Venice in one glorious day!!!! Having heard from a friend that a visit to Venice could be a challenge as far as visiting the highlights is concerned, we decided to scour the internet for a suitable guided tour. Skipping the line was imperitive for us. Two ladies with 3 adolescent sons,a challenge in itself. We chose to "do" Venice in one day so that we could be free to return to places of interest with enough knowledge to recognise and be sure of not missing the most important sights. Skipping the line to enter the San Marco Basilica was absolutely a highlight. Thousands of visitors stood in the pouring rain in order to get a glimpse of this magnificent masterpiece. Our guide Christina was absolutely professional and was able to keep our teenage sons more than interested. It was also very much appreciated by us that Art Viva gave us a call the day previous to our tour that bad weather was expected and offered us to postpone the gondola trip.

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On 2014/04/22
Helen Stevens said:

I'd like to thank Angelos for giving us a fantastic evening tour 16th April. His local knowledge brought Florence alive and made our stay much more enjoyable. Thanks for the tips about places to go - we loved the Opera!

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On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!

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On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!

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On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.

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On 2013/10/22
Jane Wood said:

Uffizi Tour 26.9.13

An excellent tour. Floriana our guide: friendly; informative and impressively knowledgeable. A dream fulfilled. Thank you.

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On 2013/09/08
Howard said:

Inspiring and Fun!

We did the Florence in One Glorious Day. Worth every moment. Klaus entertained, inspired and excited us with his knowledge, delivery and communication. He gave us 'big picture' history and 'little picture' stories, putting humanity into the architecture. Just excellent. Liz helped us enjoy the Uffizi and Accademia with her art knowledge and insight. Both great tour guides. Next time, we'll be back!

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