Venice caught on her two natures
You wouldn't experience Venice as a whole if besides walking through its maze-like urban fabric, you don't get to navigate its waterways to grasp its unique water environment.
This tour then is meant then to introduce the city to you in a most complete way by both land and water.
The waterborne part of the tour, including parts of the Grand Canal, we'll give you the opportunity to experience the daily life of the city within its particular nature.
And letting you also taking the greatest pictures of the tour.
The walking part will include the world famous St. Mark's square and a visit of St. Mark's church indoors. Your guide will describe the main stories depicted on the mosaics, the tecnique of making these 'golden puzzles' and tell you why this is unique example of architecture and its historical backround.
And after a walk through the main central district we'll finally get in the Rialto market area, the perfect place to conclude the tour either for lunch or a rest leisure stop.
- St. Mark's church and St. Mark's square
- Rialto market area, once the main European merchant hub and now the largest vegetable and fish market.
- And also an interesting part of the city in the most central area with full description of major buildings and sites.
- part of the Grand Canal
- inner canals
- main water areas.
the walking itinerary of this tour depends on the meeting point and on your preferences.
your guide will always provide you the best itinerary depending on the starting point, the date, the time and the season of the year. Therefore the Rialto fresh vegs+fish market may not always been included. Infact the place is getting extremely turistized and best time to vist is as early as possible in the morning.
Vegs market open from Mon>Sat from 7:30am>1:30pm
Fish market open from Tue>Sat from 7:30am>12:30pm
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: This tour can be started from the main bus&car terminal, the railway station, St. Mark's square and your hotel if centrally located.
I suggest you let me know about your location so I can determine the best meeting point.
End location: If start will be in St. Mark's square, end location will be the Rialto market area.
If start is by at any hotel far from St. Mark's square, the railway station or the main car&bus terminal, the end location will be in St. Mark's square
Duration: 3 hours
To enter St. Mark's Church:
NO to short pants, miniskirts, sleeveless shirts, bare shoulders
YES to bermuda pants, knee long skirts, T or Polo shirts, a scarf to cover shoulders.
Backpacks are not permitted inside the church to be dropped off in deposit before entering the building.
St. Mark's church is open:
Nov. to June
MON>SAT 09.45>17:00 SUN+HOL 14.00>16:00
June to Nov.
MON>SAT 09.45>17:00 SUN+HOL 14.00>16:30
Priority admissions: from April 1 to October 31
One part of the tour for about 2h10 will be on foot and the rest on a motorboat
- my service as a private licensed guide for 3 hours.
- private boat ride for 50 minutes.
- priority admissions in St. Mark's church (from April 1 to October 31)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 euro - It is entirely up to you about how much money you want to bring.
Consider personal expenses like food, drinks, souvenirs and amdissions
- 2,00 euros to cross the Gran Canal on a ferry if needed.
- Any amounts related to your own expenses like snacks, drinks, souvenirs etc.
Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions at all.
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Vastly better than a huge tour group lead by non-local with a sign. Fernando clearly knows and loves Venice. We had a wonderful afternoon with Fernando. He was friendly, very informative, and engaging. We are traveled with three generations and he connected well with everyone. He also adapted his schedule as we walked to accommodate our needs and abilities. Very highly recommended.