Private Fenice Theatre Opera House and Scala Contarini Del Bovolo

From $116.00/person to $497.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
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Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and closed toe shoes.
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.

Spend a half-day exploring a famous opera house where iconic composers like Guiseppi Verdi and Gioachino Rossini played and more on this private cultural tour in Venice. Your tour covers the cost of your admission to the opera house and Scala Contarini, making it a convenient way for culture aficionados to explore the theater and world-renowned staircase. Have round trip transfer via boat from your Venice cruise terminal to San Marco. Enjoy taking in the scenes of these historical sites as your guide shares stories about the iconic opera house's history and shows you the famous stairwell.

Start your private tour by taking a comfortable 30-minute cruise from the cruise ship port in Venice via a boat transfer ride to the iconic island of San Marco. Walk up to the famous opera house of La Fenice Theatre to take in its architectural excellence and neoclassical style before meeting up with your tour guide. Follow your guide past iconic venues designed with gold and concrete as you learn about the famous composers that once played at the renowned opera house, such as Gaetano Donizetti, Ludwig van Beethoven, Vincenzo Bellini, Igor Stravinsky, and Guiseppe Verdi. With more than 100 performances annually, this opera house is a must-see.

Make your way through a labyrinth of Venetian alleyways to the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, where you'll get to see the world-famous Scala Contarini del Bovolo, the city's tallest spiraling staircase that features 80 steps and reaches 90 feet high. This iconic 15th-century-built staircase is an example of architectural excellence that demonstrates Byzantine, Renaissance, and Gothic styles. Conclude your tour with a scenic return boat ride to your port as you reminisce about your time exploring Venice.

If you want to see the most famous opera house in the world and get a first glance at Venice's tallest spiraling staircase, then you won't want to let this tour pass you by. Book your private tour today and get ready to take in the cultural scene and architectural elegance of Venice.