Venice in a few hours

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Youth and Family, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Italian (fluent), German (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

the best way to discover Venice

If you have just a few hours to visit Venice, this tour is perfect for you!
We will see the most important buildings and monuments in Venice: Saint Mark's Cathedral, The Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Venetian Prison. Then we will walk through the authentic city and we will discover its small calli (streets) and campi (squares). I will tell you stories about the big Venetian Republic, about legends and ghosts. We will go over the Rialto Bridge, the most famous and the oldest one in Venice.
We will visit the San Polo district, the "authentic" Venice far away from the crowds.
And then, we will do a private boat tour through the Gran Canal and we will admire the elegant palaces and noble residences of the Venetians.


-Saint Mark's Square and its official and ancient buildings and monuments
-Saint Mark's Basilica, the heart of the Venetian religious life, with its 8000mq of mosaics and its works of art
-Doge's Palace: the official rooms of the Venetian Government, unique paintings by Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese; the Prison; the Bridge of Sighs
-Rialto Bridge, the oldest one of Venice
-Rialto Market
- San Polo district and its old and quiet streets and campi
-private boat tour along the Gran Canal

St. Mark's church is open Mon-Sat 9. 45am-5 pm
Sun 2. 00-4. 00 pm

Please be sure to have with you something to cover your legs and your shoulders.
Backpacks are not permitted in the Cathedral and in the Doge's Palace. They must be dropped off in deposit.

Lunch: we will decide together where we can have our lunch

The itinerary can be different according to the starting point, we can always fix details together when exchanging emails.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: You can choose the starting point you prefer:
- your hotel in Venice
- car and bus terminal (piazzale Roma)
- railway station (Santa Lucia)

End location: Generally in the Rialto area although we can decide together according to your preferences.

Duration: 6 hours


walking, boat

What’s Included

Other: My service as a licensed guide and Art Historian for 6 hours
50 minutes private boat tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 euro - -Admissions to the Church 4,00€ p.p.
- Scarf to cover your shoulders 1€ p.p.

- any other private expenses (snacks, coffee, drinks, souvenirs, ...)

What’s Extra

Other: Admissions for the Doge's Palace and the skip the line Entrance to Saint Mark's Square

Any other tickets if required

Any other expenses like snacks, drinks, souvenirs, scarf to cover your shoulders and knees...


As a licensed guide I have no restrictions at all.

Private tour guide Arianna

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