A must if you stay in Venice just one day
If you stay in Venice just one day, this tour is the best for you.
In few hours, you will have a good introduction over the History, the traditional activities, the most important monuments and some of the best places in the City.
You will start with a visit in one of the most beautiful glass factories on the Murano islands, where you will see how our glass masters create their stuffs using techniques that were developed on the island Centuries ago.
Back to Venice, you will walk into some of the less beaten areas of the City, where you will see how and where the locals live.
You will take a "traghetto" (a little gondola) to cross the Gran Canal, in order to visit the open air market in Rialto.
Crossing the most famous bridge in the world, you will walk to the Piazza San Marco, where you will hear about the wonderful History of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, visiting the Basilica of St Mark's inside.
A complete tour, the best one for people staying in Venice just few hours.
After meeting at the agreed meeting point, we wil go to Murano by private boat, to see a glass factory.
Back to Venice, we will walk into some of the most residential areas of the city, out of the beaten paths.
We will take a traghetto (a little gondola) to cross the majestic Gran Canal, in order to visit the Rialto food market.
We will then cross the famous Rialto Bridge, to go to Piazza San Marco, where we will enter the beautiful St Mark's Basilica.
St. Mark's church is open from Monday to Saturday, 9h45>17h00
On Sunday, 14h00>16h00
Please, be sure to bring something to cover your legs and your shoulders.
The backpacks have to to be check before entering the church
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We can meet at the main bus&car terminal, the railway station, St. Mark's square and your hotel if it is in Venice.
Let me know where you are going to stay, I will agree with you the best meeting point.
End location: Usually this tour ends in Piazza San Marco.
I will show you how to go back to your hotel or how to go to any other place you need to go.
Duration: 4 hours
Private taxi boat
Traghetto (a small gondola) to cross the Gran Canal
Walking (comfortable shoes are required)
My service as a private licensed guide and Art Historian for 4 hours.
Transfer to Murano and back by private boat.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Eur - - 3,00 € per person to avoid long lines to enter St. Mark's church (from April 1 to october 31)
- Scarf to cover your shoulders 1€ per person
- Traghetto boat to cross the Gran Canal 2€ per person
- any other private expenses (snacks, drinks, souvenirs, ...)
3,00 € per person to avoid long lines to enter St. Mark's church.
(from April 1 to october 31)
Scarf to cover your shoulders (if needed) 1€ per person
Traghetto boat to cross the Gran Canal 2€ per person
Any other tickets if required
Any other expenses like snacks, drinks, souvenirs, ...
As a Licensed Tourist Guide of Venice, I have no restrictions at all.
I am not a driver.
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We have travelled all over the world and never met a guide as lovely, as competent, as helpful and as inspiring as Nicoletta. She put together a marvelous itinerary for us and then began to subtly change it as she sensed what our interests were - bringing us to see things and hear things about them that kept us in seemingly endless delight and wonder.