Fenice Theatre Visit

Price: $30.00
Children ages 5 and under are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 1 Hour
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 45 to 60 minute walk, an approximately 15 to 25 minute shuttle (not included, approximately 5 EUR each way), or an approximately 40 to 50 minute Vaporetto (water taxi) (not included, approximately 20 EUR per person for a full day) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided None Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and closed toe shoes are recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over paved and cobblestone surfaces. This tour takes place in historical areas and, therefore, is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to walk on paved, as well as cobblestone surfaces. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or those who use partly-motorized vehicles or walkers.

Discover where renowned composers like Brahms and Beethoven performed symphonies on this exciting cultural tour in Venice. Your tour includes free roundtrip transportation aboard a comfortable boat to San Marco. You'll also get to two hours to explore the La Fenice Theatre and all its architectural glory with a shared guide. With the stories, you'll learn about this iconic opera house from your guide, and the beautiful sites you'll see, this tour is ideal for history buffs and cultural enthusiasts alike!

Your tour commences with a short, relaxing cruise from your port via boat to San Marco, where you'll head to the small square called Campo Sal Luca, show your voucher for the tour inside Bucintoro Office, and meet your guide. Follow your guide through the cobblestoned alleyways and gold and stuccoed top venues of Venice as you take in the majestic architectural glory of the La Fenice Theatre. Built in the late 1700s, this world-famous opera house features a facade that faces an open space. The facade of the theater was one of the few parts of the La Fenice that survived two fires and features the masks of Tragedy and Comedy and Baroque-style terracotta sculptures.

During your tour, you'll get to explore the house section, where great performances occurred, such as symphonies by Beethoven, Mahler, Schumann, and Brahms. Every year this theater hosts over 100 performances, including chamber music concerts and Venice's New Year Concert. Learn about the history of this famous opera house, including what musical numbers composers like Gaetano Donizetti and Gioachino Rossini conducted and how it was nearly-demolished by two fires in the 19th and 20th centuries. Wrap up your tour with a return cruise back to your terminal as you reflect on your time exploring La Fenice Theatre.

Whether you're looking to connect with Venice's iconic musical history or want to admire the architecture of a world-famous opera house, this tour combines the best of both worlds. Sign up for this exhilarating excursion today and experience a relaxing time in Venice.