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Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice

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Venezia, Italy
Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice

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Overview

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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Teatro La Fenice , Campo S. Fantin, 1965, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

In front of La Fenice theatre

This activity will end right where it started.
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.
Itinerary
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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice.

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star-4
Fancy Theatre
Wallace_C
, Aug 2022
Quite a fancy theatre but wish we went in the season when they are performing. Lots of history in this theatre.
star-1
No show
Ceris_S
, Jun 2022
Our guide didn’t turn up. We rung 5 times & waited 45 minutes but to no avail. We did however later contact Viator who promised us a refund. Very disappointed.
star-5
Great tour and guide
Sharon_M
, Jun 2022
Beautiful place to visit! Our guide was lovely (Alessia, I think was her name) and gave great information about the theatre. We were even lucky enough to see an upcoming opera being rehearsed! Would thoroughly recommend this tour!
star-1
Theater tour with no theater
Richard_C
, Jun 2022
Theater was beautiful. Guide was personable and knowledgeable. But when you can’t go in the theater on a theater tour, due to a rehearsal, it’s a terrible experience. Shame on the organizers.
star-5
We learned so much about...
Lisa_F
, May 2022
We learned so much about the history of this amazing Opera House. Seeing the Royal Box and the other stalls was so interesting. A great experience.
star-4
Step back in time at this beautiful historic theatre
Lesley_K
, Apr 2022
This is a beautiful and historic theatre, and its authentic restoration belies its contemporary features. You could almost feel you were there in the 1880s. Good guide with lots of interesting facts, and it’s always more interesting to be able to ask your own questions. An audio tour doesn’t give you that. It’s worth finding an hour or so to see this piece of history.
star-5
Teatro bello
Carolyn_C
, Apr 2022
An amazing guide in a beautiful teatro. We were lucky enough to be there during a rehearsal and also to see all the light go In the teatro. So beautiful.
star-3
Tour guide NOT worth it
Crystal_R
, Mar 2022
The opera was very well explained by the signage. Our guide didn't add anything to the tour..she read verbatim fro. The signage. It should also be noted that our tour guide and her company were not visible to us...consequently we ended up msding the first 10 minutes because if the incorrect information given to us.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Very good! Guide spoke...
Santa_S
, Mar 2022
Very good! Guide spoke English well and was easy to understand. We were inside building to meet group and didn’t know she wanted to meet outside. ThT was only negative.
star-5
Lovely Fenice!
Diana_C
, Oct 2021
It was very nice to tour La Fenice with with my parents who love opera! I saw Carmen here five years ago but it was great to experience the building with this four.
star-1
Disappointed with this tour.
ginnymarie2018
, 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.
star-3
Disappointing
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.
star-1
This was a waste of time. We had...
Roberta_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.
star-1
The tour was very poor. I guess...
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.
star-4
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.
star-4
Very interesting tour behind the scenes...
Peter_S
, Nov 2017
Very interesting tour behind the scenes of this fabulous building. Intriguing history!
star-4
This was an awesome nformative tour and...
Susan_C
, Nov 2017
This was an awesome nformative tour and enhanced our experience at the Opéra.
star-5
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.
star-5
A wonderful tour by a very knowledgable...
Paul H
, Oct 2017
A wonderful tour by a very knowledgable and extremely helpful guide.
star-2
First of all, it was really...
Philip_A
, 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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