Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Venice Glimpses Venice Tours

Having a coffee in St Marks Square.....


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Olive Harvest Glimpse

November is time for the olive harvest...which means wonderful fresh oil!
Here is a little glimpse of olive pickers we spied on route on a recent The Best of Tuscany Tour...
To sample wonderful Tuscan olive oil you can visit producers and walk through olive groves on our tours. Try our Best of Tuscany Tour, our Mornings in Tuscany Tour, our Taste of Tuscany Tour, our Bike Tuscany Tour, and Chianti Wine Castle Tour to taste and buy wonderful olive oils produced on the estates we visit.


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Original Best Gondola Tours Venice

Why not try our Original Gondola Tour

The only tour of its kind in Venice! Experience quintessential Venice as we unlock the ancient world of the Gondola

Enter another world and leave the tourist hordes behind while we discover quintessential Venice at its most sensual best. We provide the keys to understanding the world’s most fascinating and unique city. To unlock the secrets of mysterious Venice you have to experience it as Venetians have for over a millennia. No one knows Venice like the Gondoliers that have plied the waters of this marvelous archipelago for centuries. What better way to learn about Venice than through the masters of the archetypal gondola guilds who will bring their world to life through our talented storytellers. Our weavers of Venice’s magic will enthrall you with tales of ancient rites, secret symbols, high drama and colorful characters- all amid stunning surroundings. What’s more we’ll gain the secrets of the fascinating and ancient gondola craft whilst plying iridescent canals. We will glide through history, experiencing achingly beautiful classic Venetian water scenes, where we chase the merry tinkling of Venetian accents disappearing around corners before we even catch a glimpse. We’ll be enveloped by history while we learn the traditional greeting of the gondoliers and sweeten to their merry sing-songy cadences as we see the water faintly lapping on moss covered facades, the colours’ seeping century by century, drip by drip into Venice’s mysterious lagoons. We’ll then continue on foot to explore the labyrinth maze of hidden tiny picturesque canals, tantalizingly mysterious byways, charming squares and magnificent palaces while seeing Venice’s own ‘Leaning Tower’, the ‘street of the assassins’, alleries, and Venice’s trendiest celebrity hang out. The Grand Finale-we’ll experience one of the world’s most famous views, a stunning vista of St Marks …Camera essential!

Book here for the Gondola Tour