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Venice: Venetian Lagoon Tour and Galleon Dinner

1. Venice: Venetian Lagoon Tour and Galleon Dinner

Discover the serenity of the enchanting city of Venice with a dinner cruise aboard a Venetian Galleon. Watch the city's lights reflecting on the water as you savor a gourmet meal while sipping on wine and Aperitivo. Pick from Central Deck seating and stern/prow seating. Meet your host in front of the Museo Navale in Venice and, once on board, the crew will lead you to your reserved table and offer you a delicious glass of Prosecco DOC. Sit by candlelight at an elegant table, and eat with a fine and well-finished service. Book the Central Deck for panoramic windows with exceptional views, or choose the prow/stern areas with tables for 4 that offer a more intimate atmosphere. On the prow, there are two small portholes at the top and there is no view of the outside. Select to sit at the stern which is connected to the kitchen/bar and has small windows for a partial view of the outside. Couples might be seated at one shared table (however, the tables are big enough to guarantee each couple privacy). Be swept away by the old-fashioned charm of a boat as you immerse yourself in in the magic of the Venetian Lagoon. At dusk, the Galleon will slowly leave shore and head into the northern lagoon. Take in views of the minor islands such as Sant’Erasmo, and San Francesco del Deserto. Taste a variety of delightful specialties prepared by the onboard chef while you sail towards the Venetian Arsenal and then past the islands of Vignole, Mazzorbo and the artistic Murano. Circumnavigate Burano which is famous for its picturesque, colorful houses and the Leaning Bell Tower. Sail back to the San Marco basin and past the island of San Giorgio. Head on to Venice and the cruise for a spectacular view of the San Marco basin. Disembark at the Museo Navale.

Venice: 3-Hour Tour of Castello District

2. Venice: 3-Hour Tour of Castello District

In this area, you will discover traditional Venice with its the narrow calli and small shops contributing to the creation of a charming atmosphere of the past. You will start your tour from the Arsenal area. Admire the massive Venetian Arsenal from the outside, a complex of former shipyards and armories clustered together. Visit the Ship Pavilion, a detached section of the Venice Naval Historical Museum hosting a collection of historic ships. Continue exploring some beautiful churches and a really interesting building which hosts a unique collection of original paintings. During the tour, you will also have the chance of passing through some characteristic spots, some places off the beaten track rich in art and history.

Venice Castello area: Private Walking Tour

3. Venice Castello area: Private Walking 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. At the end of the tour, optional visit inside the Ships Pavilion or the naval museum (ticket to pay on spot). Here you will see many historical Venetian boats, including a copy of the Bucintoro, 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.

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What people are saying about Museo Storico Navale

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 955 reviews

It was an unforgettable experience! The meeting point in front of the Marine Museum (next to it is the Hotel Buchintero) right on the water is easy to find. The galleon landed on time and cannot be overlooked. When entering the ship, the table was assigned and it then started very quickly with drinks and appetizers. 1 bottle of Prosecco, white wine and mineral water were included. The food was excellent, all individual dishes also optically very well prepared. We had all kinds of fish. Delicious! staff very attentive. During the journey there are no announcements about the points at which you are currently located. The tour lasts 3 hours and shortly before the end you can photograph St. Mark's Square very well from the ship. You can always go to the upper deck and see the area. Everything was very successful and recommended. We will book it again next time we are in Venice.

This dinner cruise was amazing! The galleon actually pulls up right in front of the museum listed in the meeting point. We took this cruise in late November and the deck was indeed covered and heated. Also, I didn’t see this in other reviews so I’ll state it clearly, there is a clean bathroom onboard. They can accommodate different diets (I am vegetarian) but you have to leave a note when you sign up for the cruise. Lastly, they give you a LOT of food. We went on the cruise around Thanksgiving and this honestly rivaled how much food we usually eat for our Thanksgiving feast. Make sure you come with an appetite!

We had an exceptionally pleasant dinning experience, the crew members were fantastically polite and professional, the food was amazing. The music, ambience and atmosphere were all well balanced. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who’s looking for a romantic night with her/his significant half and spend a night in this city of love

Very nice experience. The exceptional boat. The meal was very generous and very good. It is an outing to do without hesitation

This was great value for money. The food and service was amazing and they took into account all our dietary restrictions.