About this explore wheelchair accessible Venice like a local tour
Explore Accessible Venice like a local. Your tour starts at the moment your English-speaking guide picks you up from the San Marco square. He makes sure to avoid all bridges without ramps or difficult paths. This makes the tour accessible to wheelchair users and to people with reduced mobility.
From the moment you stroll out of your hotel your guide will share all the secrets about this mesmerizing city. You get to see the famous San Marco cathedral. Which is near San Marco Square, or how they call it in Italian: Piazza San Marco. Since this is the lowest point in Venice it often floods when the Adriatic Sea level rises. A phenomenon that happens usually during the winter and spring.
The tour stops at the Basilica where you get the chance to get inside by means of ramps. Prepare to be amazed by the beauty of this majestic building. The inside is mostly gold-colored and therefore carries the nickname: “Chiesa d’Oro”, or Golden Church.
After your visit to the basilica, your guide will take you to a restaurant for an authentic Italian lunch*. Taste delicious local cuisine as it is supposed to be. With a gorgeous view over de waterways of Venice.
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When the lunch ends your Explore Accessible Venice like a local tour takes you to Murano. A small island next to Venice that looks a lot like the famous city itself. Cozy streets, quiet canals, a lot of bridges but above all: much less crowded! Perhaps the name Murano rings a bell. That has to do with the glass that they create here. This is also what you are going to do. A visit to a glass blowing factory. Learn all the ins and outs from creating beautifully shaped glass and get the chance to buy a hand-made piece yourself. The perfect way to remember this wonderful time in Venice.
When you have seen Murano it is time to head back to Venice. There your tour ends with a local, famous aperitive: the spritz. A delicious drink made with prosecco, Aperol, and a dash of soda water. Once you have enjoyed your local drink your guide brings you back to your hotel.
*lunch is not included and has to be paid on the day itself