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Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice

Venezia, Italy

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Step back in time to the golden age of Italian opera with this guided tour of Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. Learn the history and legends of this decadent Baroque opera house, which was once the heart of Venetian high society and hosted performances by masterful maestros like Verdi, Rossini and Bellini.
  • Tour of Teatro La Fenice in Venice
  • Hear the history of the legendary Venice theater from a local guide
  • Learn of prestigious operas such as Verdi’s La Traviata that have taken place at the iconic venue
  • Explore the auditorium and royal box while learning about the theater’s architecture
  • Admire Teatro La Fenice’s opulent décor and interiors
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Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Campo S. Fantin, 1965, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Originally built in the late 18th century, the opulent Teatro La Fenice opera house enjoyed many years as a gathering place for Venice’s cultural elite. Discover the venue’s fascinating history on this guided tour.

Meet your guide at the centrally located Campo San Luca for a short walk to the theater. Inside, marvel at the lavish Baroque decor as you imagine the gilded private boxes and lush velvet seats filled with an admiring, well-dressed crowd. You’ll learn about famous performances and hear stories of the legendary musicians, singers and patrons that passed through the auditorium’s walls.

The ill-fated theater burned to the ground on two separate occasions and has been returned to its former splendor by painstaking restoration work. The name ‘La Fenice’ means ‘phoenix’ in Italian — a fitting moniker for this icon that has twice risen from the ashes. Learn about the multimillion dollar renovation and ask any burning questions before bidding ciao to the theater at the end of your tour.
Pass By:  
Campo San Luca
The meeting point of the tour is Bucintoro Viaggi travel agency in Campo San Luca, one of the most central squares in Venice.
Stop At:  
Teatro La Fenice
La Fenice thatre is one of the most important theatres of Italy, staging more than one hundred opera performances per year, a major symphonic season conducted by prominent conductors from across the globe, the full cycles of symphonies by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Mahler, a contemporary repertoire focused especially on Venetian artists such as Nono and Maderna, ballets, and chamber music concerts.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bucintoro Viaggi

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What is the maximum group size during Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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Disappointed with this tour.
, Sep 2018
There were too many people in the tour group, and we could hear the guide only if we were standing next to her. We had an opportunity to see the boxes in which the audience sits and the view down into the theater interior, but there were so many of us that it was rushed and crowded. I think a person would be much better off renting an audio guide and doing a self guided tour.
Ann S
, Jul 2018
I think we would have gotten just as much out of renting the audio tours as we did from this tour with a guide. It would have been a lot less expensive as well.
This was a waste of time. We had...
Gary B
, Jun 2018
This was a waste of time. We had trouble finding our way to the office and the lady was definitely NOT helpful when I rang to ask about the meeting place. It was only thanks to a very kind man in a souvenir shop that we found it at all. We should have been able to meet at the Opera House. We loved the Opera House but would recommend just going to the Opera House and booking a tour when there.
The tour was very poor. I guess...
Monica-Margalit R
, Feb 2018
The tour was very poor. I guess getting the audio tour and paying the entrance fees would be as satisfactory as the guided tour, or even better. The guide was not friendly and was patientless. As said the information she delivered was very shallow. We had to meet her at some farther place than the opera and than to walk with her to thr opera house. To the question why we had to do that useless trip, she said :because I am not a secretary. and i cannot record the people who attend. She rushed thru the streets and we got to the opera breathless.
Wonderful place and interesting...
Yosef G
, Jan 2018
Wonderful place and interesting history of this Opera House, explained by Laura, our guide. Better if you also can buy tickets for a music show.
Very interesting tour behind the scenes...
Peter Scarff
, Nov 2017
Very interesting tour behind the scenes of this fabulous building. Intriguing history!
This was an awesome nformative tour and...
, Nov 2017
This was an awesome nformative tour and enhanced our experience at the Opéra.
This was a beatiful place and the tour...
Judith K
, Oct 2017
This was a beatiful place and the tour was really interesting and fun.
A wonderful tour by a very knowledgable...
Paul H
, Oct 2017
A wonderful tour by a very knowledgable and extremely helpful guide.
First of all, it was really...
, Sep 2017
First of all, it was really difficult finding the meeting place, even with GPS. After phoning the tour operator, my husband and I went straight to the theatre which we could find and met the group there. The theatre is very nice, but we were not allowed to tour backstage at all, and the guide seemed quite dispassionate and appeared to not really want to be there. It wasn't worth racing through a very crowded Venice to take this tour.

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