St Mark's Square, the Golden Basilica, the off-the-beaten tracks, Murano Island and the Venetian Lagoon
The tour features all of the most important sights of Venice, those you should not miss at all. You will begin with an overview of the most important monuments in the heart of Venice: the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges Palace, the Bell Tower and the Clock Tower.
We'll visit the Church of Saint Mark and admire the glow of its outstanding Byzantine mosaics (about 2 acres). In the Church, we will see the Golden Screen encrusted with almost 2000 precious stones.
The tour will continue walking through the backstreets "far from the madding crowd". We'll see one of the most interesting monumental areas of the city, with the famous monument of Colleoni by Verrocchio (Leonardo's master).
Then, it will be time to board a luxury boat and take a ride through the Venetian lagoon to discover its natural features, and you will eventually reach the Island of Murano to see how the outstanding world famous glass is produced. You will see the celebrated glass masters shaping with incredible ability.
The tour begins in the Square of St Mark (I can meet you at your hotel if it is located not far from St Mark's).
We'll see all the monument around the Square and visit the Basilica inside.
We continue walking through the backstreets and the less tourist area.
There will be then a private boat tour and the visit to Murano island, and finally, the boat will take us back to St Mark's where the tour will end.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Saint Mark's Square - between the 2 columns.
End location: Saint Mark's square boat station.
Duration: 4 hours
The tour can start from 9:30 in the morning up to 2:30 in the afternoon.
Private water taxi.
- Guide service
- Private water taxi for the boat tour to Murano and back
- Skip-the-line admission to the Basilica of St Mark (available only from April 1st to October 31st).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euros - Refreshments
Admission to the Golden Screen (2 euros per person).
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Incredible!! Cinzia was so accommodating and knowledgeable. A wonderful experience full of passion and culture it is hard not to fall in love with Venice. Cinzia thank you so much for a wonderful day! Highly recommend touring with Cinzia.