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.
We can arrange pick up from the cruise port by a tourist assistant, at an additional cost. She will guide you to the so-called people mover (tram line) to the center of Venice, where you meet your officially licensed guide for your private tour. At the end of the trip, your tourist assistant will help you make your way back to the cruise terminal again.
Please note we need the following information if you wish to be picked up from the cruise port:
- 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.
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. 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 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 the starting point again.
*lunch is not included and has to be paid on the day itself