A private guided tour of the most important venitian highlights
This is the best tour to start your stay in Venice!
Admiring the most famous Venetian spots, as the Saint Mark Basilica and the Rialto bridge, you'll discover the story and the art of this unique city.
Let's take a relaxing walking tour to learn how this unique city continues to thrive in the modern world.
Our tour will start in Saint Mark square, the heart of Venice. At the winged lion shadow we'll learn something about the history of the longest lived Republic in the history of the world.
After an exiting visit at the millenary church of Saint Mark (from April to October you'll skip the line), admiring the incredible golden mosaics, we'll start to discover the real Venice, crossing charming bridges, walking in dark narrow streets.
We'll see the famous bridge of sighs and you'll discover why it has this particular name;we'll go to the Castello district, visiting the nice "Campo Santa Maria Formosa", and its beautiful architectures.
Later we'll get to Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, decorated with a bronze monument by Verrocchio (Leonardo da Vinci's teacher).
You will also learn something about the great traveler Marco Polo (the first european man who got China), visiting where is house was.
Our tour will end at the Rialto Bridge, admiring the most beautiful road of the world.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The meeting point will be in Saint Mark square, under the clock Tower or at your accommodation if it's near Saint Mark square.
End location: Campo San Bartolomeo, at the foot of the Rialto bridge.
Duration: 3 hours
In case of flood the access to Saint Mark square could be longer. Saint Mark is a a cathedral used for religious events; it could be closed without any previous communication.
this is a walking tour; better to wear comfortable shoes
A three hours walking tour with a licensed tour guide
Skip the line access to Saint Mark basilica
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2 euro - This is the price of a coffee at a counter in a Saint mark square bar
Other admissions may occur according to your wish of visiting other places in the church of Saint Mark.
Any personal expenses, from food to souvenirs.
Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions in: churches, historical buildings, all public museums and galleries and in most private collections.
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We absolutely loved Francesca! Our teen boys even appreciated all the information she shared with us and actually commented on how they preferred the back alleys she took us through vs. the major pedestrian areas. They learned little tidbits about Venice, we saw the "major" sites, and she was flexible with us with respect to what we wanted to see, and when we wanted/needed to stop for snacks and such. Can't recommend Francesca enough!