All the best of Venice Highlights and St.Mark's square in a 6 hours long tour
From anywhere on Venice island the tour starts with a panoramic boat ride to better discover this unique city. Venice is on the water and this will give you the chance to better understand how life goes on here: on the Grand Canal and on some minor canals.
After the boat tour we will explore together a lesser known and mainly residential part of Venice where you will learn about Venice origin and daily life. We will pass by the Rialto area, commercial hub of Venice in the past.
Time for lunch lunch will be given and then the tour continues with the visit of the very heart of Venice: St. Mark's square.
The square was for centuries the civic forum of Venice and encompasses the most important buildings in town. We will visit St. Mark's Basilica with its beautiful mosaics indoor.
At the end of the tour all the indications to go back to your place will be given.
Meeting at the agreed location on Venice island (not on the mainland).
We will board a private water taxi from the nearest pier and start a one hour boat ride along the Grand Canal and inner Canals.
Drop off in a residential district out of the beaten tracks (might change according to the starting point of the tour).
Walking tour trough the hidden Venice narrow alleys and Rialto.
Lunch break (meal is not included)
Visit of St. Mark's square and St. Mark's Basilica interior.
Please note that you must be properly dressed to enter churches (no shorts, no miniskirts, no naked shoulders); backpacks are not allowed inside Saint Mark's church: outside lock-rooms are free of charge.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel, railway station or any other place that is convenient for you in downtown Venice.
End location: The tour will end in St. Mark's .
Duration: 6 hours
Variables that might affect the duration of the tour are the weather, time of the year, high tide.
It will be a walking tour and an hour ride done with a private motorboat.
My service as your private licensed guide for the duration of the tour.
1 hour private water taxi ride.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 euro - Any personal expenses like food, drinks, souvenirs etc.
€ 3,00 per person for the skip the line ticket to enter St. Mark's Baslica (from April 1st to October 31st)
Any other personal expense like meals, drinks, souvenirs etc.
Any other admissions to other sites you wish to include in the tour.
I am a licensed guide, no restrictions at all.
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What a great way to see Venice from. Friendly and knowledgeable local. Our tour guide Silvia was wonderful. I highly recommend her. We learned so much and the true history and grandeur of Venice cane alive. Thank you!