A private guided tour to discover Venice from two different points of view: water and land
Venice is a city made in the water and you couldn't understand completely its own double nature, if you don't discover it from the water!
In this tour you'll visit the most famous highlights of Venice- as Saint Mark square, the Saint Mark Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the bridge of sighs, campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo and Rialto- and then take relax from a water taxi, crossing charming canals.
Our tour will start in Saint Mark square, the heart of Venice. At the winged lion shadow we'll learn something about the history of the longest lived Republic in the history of the world.
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 start to discover the real Venice, crossing charming bridges, walking in dark narrow streets.
We'll see the famous bridge of sighs and you'll discover why it has this particular name; we'll go to the Castello district, visiting the nice "Campo Santa Maria Formosa", and its beautiful architectures.
Later we'll get to Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, decorated with a bronze monument by Verrocchio (Leonardo da Vinci's teacher).
We'll get to Rialto bridge, where we can admire the most beautiful road of the world, reaching the market area the oldest part of city, birthplace of many modern economy settings.
We'll finish with a relaxing watertaxi ride, crossing charming canals.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The meeting point will be in Saint Mark square, under the clock Tower; Or by your hotel if centrally located in the san Marco or Rialto area.
End location: If starting the tour in san Marco square, end location will be in the Saint Mark square. If starting at your hotel, end location may be different. Any how the guide will help you find your way to your place
Duration: 3 hours
In case of flood the access to Saint Mark square could be longer. Saint Mark is a a cathedral used for religious events; it could be closed without any previous communication.
One part of the tour for about 2h10 will be on foot and the rest on a motorboat.
A three hours walking tour with a licensed tour guide.
A private boat ride for 50 minutes.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2 euro - 2 euro for the skip the line access to the Saint Mark Basilica
2,00 euros per person priority admission in san Marco
(from April 1st to October 31st).
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.
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Francesca was a wonderful guide. She kept us away from the crowds, while still allowing us to see all of Venice.