Best of Venice Tour

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Group on the bridge
Group on the bridge
St. Mark's square
St. Mark's square
St. Mark's Basilica exterior
St. Mark's Basilica exterior
Sunset over the Grand Canal
Sunset over the Grand Canal
Rialto
Rialto at sunset
Rialto at sunset
Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs
St. Mark's Basilica frescoes
St. Mark's Basilica frescoes
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What To Expect

Visit the most famous sites of the Venice, including St. Mark's Basilica and the Rialto Bridge, as well as some more quiet spots where you can get a feel for what it is to live in this floating city.

Highlights

  • Learn about the history and culture of Venice on this walking tour designed to take you top the heart of the city, from picturesque piazzas to its most famous sights

  • See the mosaics of St. Mark’s Basilica from up close and personal

  • Enjoy Skip the Line Access to the famous terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica

  • Guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 20 guests to maintain quality and an intimate feel

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Venice
Departs From:
Venice
Meeting Point:
Campo S. Bortolomio
Duration:
2 hours
Availability:
Saturday at 8:45 AM
Product Code:
12745
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

As you wander the streets and piazzas of central Venice, hear stories about how Venice was built and how it became one of the world's oldest republics. Listen as your guide weaves tales about Venice's most famous residents, the parties that earned the city its name and the culture that has made it one of the world's most popular destinations.

Start off at the Rialto Bridge. Then go through the winding streets and over the tiny bridges of Venice as we delve into the heart of the city. Visit Marco Polo's house and hear about the Venetian son who went to sea one day and came back with stories of China and a world in the East that few had ever seen. Encounter the lively piazzas of Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo and Campo Santa Maria Formosa, where Byzantine influences, Renaissance buildings and modern structures tell the eclectic story of the city's development.

See the Bridge of Sighs on our way to our final and most impressive stop. After marveling over St. Mark's Square, skip the long lines into St. Mark's Basilica. Marvel at the diversity of Venetian culture as your guide points out the spots where eastern architecture and western design have blended to create a structure with an onion dome that could only have been created in Venice. With less time waiting outside, have more time to admire the beautiful frescoes inside the basilica, before stealing some extra time with a climb up to the famous terraces of St. Mark's. Rarely included on guided tours, the terraces offer beautiful views over the piazza, photo opportunities and some down-time to soak up everything you have learned on your guided tour.

Itinerary

  • View of the Grand Canal

  • Rialto Bridge

  • Marco Polo's house (from outside)

  • Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo

  • Campo SM Formosa

  • Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs)

  • Columns of San Marco and the Lion of Venice

  • St. Mark's Basilica*

  • Terraces of St. Mark's Basilica

Includes

  • Skip the Line Access to St. Mark's Basilica

  • Entrance Ticket to the terraces of St. Mark's Basilica

  • Expert English or German speaking guide (depending on option selected)

  • Headsets (where appropriate)

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children under the age of 4 years old are free of charge and do not require a reservation.

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our group tours. We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs, buggies, strollers or baby carriages on our group tour.

  • Entrance into religious sites require a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.

  • Large bags are NOT permitted in the Basilica. Please do not bring any large bags/backpacks with you.

  • Photography is permitted throughout the tour except in St. Mark's Basilica.

  • Please note that there are a number of steep steps on the terraces of St. Mark's Basilica.

  • This tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 20 guests.

-*St. Mark's Basilica is subject to closure without notice. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour of the Basilica from outside and of St. Mark's Square. While we undertake to tell tour groups ahead of time if there are any planned disruptions to Basilica opening hours, this is not always possible and in these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts.

  • Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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