A hidden jewel at Java’s centre Amanjiwo rests in the shadows of the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, Borobudur, which reopens to visitors from 1 March 2023.
Experience all that Venice has to offer - from its famous sites to its best-kept secrets - with a private tour. Visit the ateliers of renowned artisans, explore heritage sites and museums after hours, and see behind the scenes of centuries-old establishments. Curated and led by the foremost experts in their fields, whether art historians, architects, chefs or engineers, these privately guided excursions allow you to fully appreciate and absorb the magic of this remarkable ‘floating city’, without the crowds.
The Palazzo Ducale is one of the wonders of Venice, and the original Palazzo dates from the ninth century. The Secret Itinerary takes you to the hidden corners of the Palazzo Ducale on a special private visit that includes access to the rest of the Palace. A very special private visit is possible for Aman Venice guests after closing time, between 7pm and 10pm.
Alongside an experienced guide, guests will learn about some of the city’s most impressive structures on a three-hour walking tour. Visit the Olivetti Store on Piazza San Marco and the Palazzo Querini Stampalia to witness the design of both modern and traditional Venice.
Visit both well-known sites and the lagoon’s best-kept secrets on this tailormade boat tour into the heart of the Venetian Lagoon. Before exploring the remote islands that make up the lesser-visited half of this enchanting city, cruise first to the island of Murano, the centre of Italy's artisanal glass blowing industry since 1291. Then head to La Certosa, first settled in 1199, and later towards idyllic Sant’Erasmo for a picnic lunch amid its vineyards. Continue your journey to peaceful San Francesco del Deserto with its monastery surrounded by large cypress trees, then on to San Lazzaro degli Armeni. Guided by a Mekhitarist monk, discover the cloisters, refectory, library, museum and glittering church, while learning more about life as a monk on the island.
Renowned for its variety of habitats and prolific birdlife, the Venetian Lagoon is the largest wetland along the Mediterranean coastline. Embark on this half-day adventure with an expert birdwatcher aboard a private boat. You’ll pass immaculate sandbars, remote fishing villages and entrancing islands where time appears to have stalled, and in each setting, you will identify the different bird species and learn more about the area’s flora, fauna and current environmental issues. The experience will be rounded off with stops on colourful Burano and bucolic Torcello (thought to be the first populated island in the lagoon).