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Venice Lagoon: 4-Hour Historic Fortifications Cruise

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4 hours
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Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby at the scheduled time.

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What You'll Do
  • Enjoy a half day exploring the Venice lagoon on a stylish Bora Cruiser
  • Visit historic fortifications along the lagoon, that controlled access to Venice
  • Visit lesser known, unspoiled sites, and stop for a swim
  • Relax on the boat’s padded seating areas and enjoy music during the cruise
Explore the Venice lagoon by Bora Cruiser with a local captain who will show you the important historic fortifications that guarded Venice against invasion. See Sant’Andrea Fort, the Maximilian Tower, and more. Relax and enjoy the many amenities on board.
What to Expect
Head to the Venice lagoon on board a stylish Bora Cruiser on this 4-hour tour that’s priced for a group of up to 5 persons. Your captain will show you important fortifications that were built centuries ago to protect Venice from invaders.

The Serenissima Republic of Venice and the French and Austrian empires built the lagoon fortifications in order to protect the city from external forces. In the year 810 the lagoon itself, difficult to navigate due to the presence of shoals and sandbanks, was the main safeguard of Venice.

With the growing influence of the Serenissima Republic, the protection of the city was entrusted to the fleet of the arsenal with the addition of a fortress and garrison house. Centuries later several other defensive structures were also built around the lagoon.

The fortification system in the lagoon includes: Sant'Andrea Fort, rising in front of the Lido Island at the main entrance to Venice from the sea, to control access and stop enemy fleets.

A bit to the north you’ll see the Maximilian Tower on Sant'Erasmo Island, built by the Austrians during the second half of the 19th century. Going north you’ll find the Forte Vecchio located in Treporti. It was used to control access by water to the northern part of the lagoon.
What's Included
  • Boat rental with captain
  • Fuel
  • Mineral water
  • Audio sound system
What's Not Included
  • Other beverages
  • Gratuities
What to Remember
Please note:
• It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Long sleeve shirts, shorts, and hats are also a good idea
• Be sure to bring sunglasses and a swimsuit
• There will be suntan lotion on the boat but you are welcome to bring your own

From £535 Per group up to 5

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