explore wheelchair accessible venice like a local

Highlights of this tour

  • Strolling tour around Venice
  • Inside visit of Saint Mark’s Basilica
  • Inside visit of Doge’s Palace
  • Grand Canal cruise
  • Authentic local Lunch
  • Private water taxi to/from the island of Murano
  • Visit an authentic glass factory
  • Time to shop around

Accessibility information

What is included?

  • Private Tour
  • Tour duration: 6 hours
  • English-speaking licensed tour guide
  • Private accessible watertaxi to/from Murano, incl the Grand Canal
  • Meeting/Drop off point: San Marco square

What is not included?

  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrances, unless stated
Gondola Venice
Murano Venice
St marco square

About this explore wheelchair accessible Venice like a local tour

Explore Accessible Venice like a Local. Your tour starts from the moment you meet your private licensed English-speaking guide at the San Marco square. Throughout the day, she will make sure to make use of the step free route and bridges, to make the tour fully accessible for wheelchair and scooter users.

Please note we need the following information for the use of the private accessible water taxi:
  • Mobility equipment: electric/manual wheelchair or scooter
  • Dimensions: length, width, height
  • Weight of the chair/scooter with the user seated

Piazza San Marco

This day your guide will share all the secrets about this mesmerizing city. You get to see the famous San Marco cathedral, located near San Marco Square, or how the locals refer to it: Piazza San Marco. Since the Piazza 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, which is accessible by means of various 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.

Next up is the famous Doge’s Palace. The Doge was the most important magistrate and leader of Venice. He was chosen for life by the nobility of the city. Usually, the selected Doge was the smartest and the oldest in Venice. Be impressed by the architecture, and experience the beautiful artworks in this palace.

After your visit of the Basilica, your guide will advise you a local restaurant for an authentic Italian lunch*. Taste the delicious Italian food and enjoy gorgeous views over de waterways of Venice.

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After lunch your Explore Accessible Venice like a Local tour takes you to Murano with private accessible water taxi. Murano is a small island next to Venice that looks very similar to 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? Most likely because the glass created in Murano carries the same name as the island. On Murano you will visit a glass blowing factory. Learn all the ins and outs about how to create beautifully shaped glass and get the chance to buy a hand-made piece yourself. The perfect way to remember this wonderful time in Venice.

After your visit of Murano, it is time to head back to San Marco Square.

*lunch is not included and is to be paid on the day

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