A private guided tour of the most famous Venetian highlights
Discover the story of this incredible city through its most famous highlights!
We'll see the Saint Mark's quare monuments, where we could admire the medieval Basilica, a perfect mix of eastern and western art, and the Doge's Palace, the best place to understand how the longest lived Republic of the world worked.
We'll finish in the lively Rialto Market, the Rialto Bridge, the Marco Polo's house, Cannaregio and Castello districts with fantastic churches
Our tour will start in Saint Mark square, the heart of Venice.
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 go to the Doge's Palace, the hearth of the ancient Venetian political life. Marvelous example of medieval art, the palace is a treasure chest of art and history; absolutely the best spot to admire masterpiece of Venetian painting.
We'll see the Armoury, the state's rooms and the dark prisons too! To get to them we'll cross the famous bride of Sighs, discovering why it has this strange name.
later we'll start to discover the real Venice, crossing charming bridges, walking in dark narrow streets.
we'll cross the Rialto bridge, admiring the fantastic Gran Canal.
We'll finish at the Rialto Market, one of the oldest 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: Rialto market
Duration: 4 hours
In case of flood the access at the 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 four hours walking tour with a licensed tour guide.
Tickets for the Doge's palace and the 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.
Other admissions may occur according to your wish of visiting other places
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.
A Recent Review of this tour
Read More Reviews For This Tour
Francesca was amazing and is a local for sure. If you are only in Venice for a half day I highly recommend this tour and Francesca. We ended up staying over night the night before which is really the only way to do it as 4 to 5 hours for a visit to Venice isn't enough. She knows her history, interesting stories about the city and local knowledge of restaurants helped complete our visit. Also, she has a great sense of humor and made us all (6 of us) feel comfortable. Thank you again, Francesca.