Venice Highlights Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

348086


Categories

City, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

Piazza San Marco, the Basilica, a walk to Rialto market


Venice in the past Centuries was a great, independent Country.
Come to visit the heart of the City: starting with an historical introduction in the Saint Mark's Square, we will see the Doge's Palace, that was the seat of the Venetian government until 1797, and the Basilica of St Mark, one of the most important Byzantine architecture in the world, impressive with its gilded mosaics and wonderful marbles.
Following some of the less beaten paths of the City (to see Santa Maria Formosa, Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Marco Polo's House), we will then reach the Rialto food market, to see one of the most lively places in Venice, where you will appreciate how many different kind of fishes the lagoon offers today.

You will learn how Venice was able to become one of the richest countries of Europe, thanks to the spices, gold, precious wares that the Venetian merchants imported from the Eastern Countries, you will see its Beauty, you will understand where to find some of the best shops and restaurants in the City.

Itinerary

From the chosen meeting point, we will go to the Piazza San Marco, where I will explain you the Square and all the monuments around it.
We will enter the Saint Mark's Basilica, where you will admire the wonderful Byzantine mosaics and the beautiful marbles in it.
Then, following some of the less beaten paths, we will walk to the Rialto bridge, and we will cross it to see the open air market on the other side of the Gran Canal.

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 Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Piazza San Marco, in front of the exit of the Doge's Palace

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 3 hours

It is possible to add one hour more (it costs 110€ more, plus the tickets) to visit the interior of the Doge's Palace.

Transportation

Walking.
Confortable shoes are required

What’s Included

Other: My service as a private licensed guide and Art Historian for 3 hours.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 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 2€ per person
- Traghetto boat to cross the Gran Canal (if needed) 2€ per person
- Any other private expenses (snacks, drinks, souvenirs, ...)

What’s Extra

Other: 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) 2€ per person.

Any other tickets if required

Transportation if required

Any other expenses like snacks, drinks, souvenirs, ...

Restrictions

As a Licensed Tourist Guide of Venice, I have no restrictions at all.

I am not a driver.

Private tour guide Nicoletta

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