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Historical Venice Tour with Artistic Discoveries from Florence

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Spend a day in the most romantic city in the world. Discover ancient gardens and walk through the characteristic "calli." See the famous Rialto Bridge, the magnificent Piazza San Marco and the Bridge of Sighs before ending the day with a stop at a historical café.

Description

Be part of the waterways dream that reflect elegant palaces with Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance facades, small and delicate bridges, magnificent portals of the patrician dwellings, bulb-shaped domes and golden mosaics.

Enter the "calli" and discover small and green gardens behind ancient grates and be enwrapped by the magic of lightness and colors of blown glass created by master glass makers. Discover a unique city in the world, built between the coast and open sea on an archipelago of 120 islands linked by 350 bridges.

Discover the millenary history in which east and west interweave giving life to a refined and charming culture.

It is a city of invaluable artistic patrimony and has been declared "heritage of humanity" by UNESCO. Venice is all this and much more and is waiting to offer you an unforgettable day that begins with meeting up with a local Guide who will reveal its treasures to you.

Walking through the characteristic "calli" you will enter the ancient districts ("sestieri") in Santa Croce and San Polo where the salt flats of the ancient and powerful Republic of Venice are located, you will then proceed to the Rialto area, the first settlement of the village, with its characteristic fish and vegetable market, the Church of San Giacomo, the oldest of Venice, the famous Rialto bridge, the oldest of the four bridges crossing the spectacular Grand Canal.

Crossing this wonderful bridge you will reach the district of San Marco that is the center of trade and culture of the city.

The heart of this district is the splendid and magnificent Piazza San Marco, the "most elegant lounge in Europe", overlooking the most famous monuments of Venice: the splendid Byzantine Basilica with four portals and wonderful golden mosaics, to be viewed inside, the Renaissance Clock Tower and the masterpiece of the Gothic Palazzo Ducale.

Behind the Palazzo Ducale, from the Ponte di Paglia you can admire the famous Bridge of Sighs, that used to be crossed by the condemned people before entering prison, hence the name.

After the end of the guided tour, you can find dozens of typical or elegant restaurants in the area around the square where you can taste the excellent Venetian cuisine.

In the afternoon you will have free time to enjoy a romantic tour in one of the famous "gondolas", get to know the city better or dedicate some time to shopping and discovering the valuable crafts of the lagoon islands: the Murano blown glass and the Burano lace.

Before leaving, you can stop at one of the famous historical cafés of Piazza San Marco and enjoy an authentic Venetian style pleasure.

Includes

  • English speaking driver

  • Local guide in Venice

  • Transport to and from Florence in a luxury minivan
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Venice Day Trip from Florence in a Small Group
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Visit the dreamy waterways of Venice on a day trip from Florence. See elegant palaces with Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance façades, delicate little bridges, magnificent patrician dwellings, bulb-shaped domes and golden mosaics. This tour includes pick up and drop off at your hotel, transport in a luxury minivan and a tour of Venice with an expert local guide in a group no larger than 8 people.

Duration: 13:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue and Fri
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: English speaking driver / Local guide in Venice / Transport to and from Florence in a luxury minivan
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Schedule

  • 07:55

    Pick-up at Select Hotels in Central Florence or Check-in and meet your guide

  • 08:00

    Depart from Florence

  • Venice, the most romantic city in the world

    Visit Venice, built between the coast and the open sea on an archipelago of 120 islands linked by 350 bridges. Discover almost 2000 years of history, where east meets west and creates an exquisitely refined culture. The irreplaceable artistic heritage of the city is protected by UNESCO.

  • Guided sightseeing tour of Venice

    Walking through the narrow calli you will enter the ancient sixths (sestieri) through Santa Croce and San Polo where the salt flats of the ancient and powerful Republic of Venice are found. Continuing to the Rialto area, the 1st settlement of the village, with a historical fish and vegetable market.

  • See the Church of San Giacomo, the oldest in Venice ...

    ... and famous Rialto bridge, the oldest of the four bridges crossing the spectacular Grand Canal. Crossing this wonderful bridge you will reach the district of San Marco - the trade and cultural centre of the city.

  • The heart of this district is the splendid and magnificent Piazza San Marco

    Visit the most elegant drawing room in Europe, surrounded by the most famous Venetian monuments: the splendid Byzantine Basilica with its four portals and wonderful golden mosaics, the interior of which is a must, the Renaissance Clock Tower and the fabulous Gothic Palazzo Ducale.

  • Delicate little bridges

    Behind the Palazzo Ducale, from the Ponte di Paglia you can admire the famous Bridge of Sighs, that used to be crossed by the condemned prisoners before entering prison, hence the name.

  • Free-time for lunch

    After the end of the guided tour, you can find dozens of typical or elegant restaurants in the area around the square where you can sample something delicious produced by the excellent Venetian cuisine.

  • Explore Venice at your leisure

    In the afternoon you will have free time to enjoy a romantic tour in one of the famous gondolas, get to know the city better or dedicate some time to shopping and discovering the historically famous crafts of the lagoon islands: the Murano blown glass foundries and the Burano lace-makers.

  • 21:00

    Drop-off at Select Hotels in Central Florence or Check-out

  • (For Check-In) Piazza della Repubblica Time: 07:55:00

  • (For Check-Out) Piazza della Repubblica Time: 21:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Piazza della Repubblica Time: 07:55:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Piazza della Repubblica Time: 21:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Additional Note(s)
  • Please make sure you are not late for the sake of other participants and yourself as the meeting times are strict.

  • The driver-guide leads the tour providing general introductory information. He is not allowed to lead a guided visit inside a city centre, nor to provide historical and artistic information inside museums or churches.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 8.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 08:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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