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Fernwayer’s Private Tours in Venice

Join one of our luxury private tours run by local experts, from off-the-beaten-path boat trips to photography tours around Venetian palaces. Experience authentic Venice with Fernwayer.

Jan 30, 2024
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Our exquisite private tours in Venice are curated to transport you far from the crowded tourist spots so you can discover the true romance of Venice. Each experience is crafted by a local expert who is passionate about authentically connecting you with their unique slice of Venice—its stories and secrets, local people, and scenic spots. Explore the Venetian lagoon in search of bird colonies and aromatic herbs, or discover uninhabited islands within the lagoon. Meet merchants who have preserved the legacy of Venetian craftsmanship. See Venice through the eyes of master photographers. Experience the Venice known only to those who call it home.

F E R N W A Y E R

We are reimagining luxury in travel as authentic connection, immersive storytelling, rare access, and a spirit of curiosity through curated, exclusive, and hard-to-arrange experiences.

Boat Ride in Venice?

Experience the best of the Floating City with our unique Venice boat tours. Visit off-the-beaten-path islands with passionate local boatman Davide Di Giorgi or explore the Northern Lagoon's rich traditions— fishing techniques, aromatic herbs used in local cuisine, and diverse birdlife—on a boat safari-like tour led by National Geographic-featured Andrea Rossi. Alternatively, capture timeless memories with a picturesque gondola photo shoot in the heart of Venice.

Photograph Venetian Palaces & Canals

Led by Getty photographer Marco Secchi, our photography tours take you through Venice's historic landmarks and lesser-known neighborhoods, allowing you to frame the city assisted by a professional eye. Or join art historian Lucia Bondetti, whose credentials include work at renowned global museums, on discovery walking tours. Explore lesser-known spots, experience Venice's authentic charm, and engage with the locals who call this city home.

Cultural Tours in Venice

Discover Venice beyond the usual tourist spots with our cultural tours, taking you to significant yet often overlooked places. Explore hidden gems like the quiet neighborhoods of Cannaregio and Dorsoduro, home to charming canals, local artisan shops, and historic churches. Delve into the city's rich cultural tapestry with visits to lesser-known museums and traditional workshops, where you can witness the authentic Venetian way of life.

Join Exclusive Once-A-Year Experiences

Capture the Carnivale's enchantment through your lens, led by an award-winning photographer. This exclusive experience is limited to a shared group of six participants and is available only on select dates in 2025: February 19-21 and February 26-28. Book early for this shared experience as seats are limited! This shared experience invites both amateur and professional photographers to capture the essence of the Carnevale's stunning array of exquisite costumes against the timeless beauty of one of the world's most picturesque cities, during a season marked by beguiling layers of fog and light. With Marco's expert guidance, you'll explore the city's enchanting alleyways, hidden spots and secretive sides seldom seen by visitors, all while honing your photography skills.

EXPLORE VENICE WITH FERNWAYER

Planning a boat tour, a culture or crafts-focused walking tour, or a day trip from Venice, Italy? Guided by local experts, our curated Venice tours give you access to immersive, one-of-a-kind experiences.

The "Preserving Wild and Peace" Experience by Andrea Rossi was like a boat safari. Stunning scenery. Many opportunities to take photographs of local and migratory birds in the Venetian Lagoon. Fascinating insights. Moments of unbelievable peace.

HOW MANY DAYS IN TRIESTE?

The best journeys blend self-exploration and the immersiveness of guided Experiences. To help you plan your sightseeing, we regularly leverage our local experts to curate selections of ideal Trieste itineraries, perfect for one day, two days, three days or more. Coming Soon: Fernwayer’s Trieste Journeys!

Self-Explore Venice Attractions

Recommended by Fernwayer’s community of travelers, these are the places you can explore at your own pace, supported by excellent audio guides—for example, San Marco Basilica and the Doge's Palace in Venice. Each day, consider adding one or two of these self-explore locations to your itinerary, complemented by immersive, expertly guided Fernwayer private tours where the insights of a talented local expert can provide significant added value to the overall experience.

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DISCOVER ITALY WITH FERNWAYER

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VENICE: WHY VISIT NOW

"Venice is transforming. After decades of dealing with over-tourism, the city is attempting to change how millions of visitors experience its historic heart, limiting flows of people to avoid the negative impacts of excessive traffic and development. Twice, in 2021 and 2023, UNESCO declared its intention to put Venice on the “World Heritage in Danger” list due to both the effects of human intervention and climate change on the city — to avoid the label, the government first introduced a ban on big cruise ships navigating past St. Mark’s Square and the Giudecca canal and later implemented a ticket system for tourists entering the city. The first experimental run of the new system will begin in spring 2024 when tourists will be required to purchase a 5€ ticket online to access Venice's historic core.” — Angelo Zinna

About Fernwayer

We are a marketplace for curated travel experiences for premium travelers. We are committed to mutual growth objectives and shared initiatives. We meticulously scout and co-design unparalleled high-end Experiences. Our selections are tailored for deep cultural immersion, offering rare access and exclusivity, adventure, and a positive social impact. Whether private or in very small groups, we ensure a profound connection with the people, place and the culture.

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