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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Saint Mark's Square - between the 2 columns. If your hotel is located in the area close to St Mark's square, I can meet you at the hotel. Please contact me to arrange hotel pick up.
End Point Options: Hotel
Duration: 4 hours
The tour can start from 9:30 in the morning up to 2:30 in the afternoon.
Private water taxi.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euros - Refreshments
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We had a wonderful time with Cinzia as we toured Venice and then Murano. We had a great time walking where the locals walk and seeing some beautiful churches, fountains and towers. The glass factory history as well as the specifics on the tour was fascinating. Cinzia is also very flexible which helped us out tremendously! Great tour, Cinzia!! Thank you!!!!