What To Expect
Make the most out of your trip and unfold the treasures of Venice on a full day VIP Venice tour with an extended tour of the Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries and semi-private tour of the best of Venice including a water taxi trip.
Start the day at Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale). Featuring the best and also the worst of the history of Venice, browse through the vast paintings by Tintoretto and Veronese to the wooden slot where accusations of treason were slipped to the fearsome Secret Police. Wander around the corridors of the Duke's palace to get an insight of the Republic of Venice and its schemes. See the best sights of the palace and admire its splendor as you learn the mysteries surrounding the palace from your expert guide.
Take a short break for lunch and continue with a guided walking tour of Venice to see the Venetian bridges and alleys. Experience a more intimate and personalized tour with a maximum of 10 people per group. Get a chance to explore the highlights of Venice as well as its off-the-beaten-track sights with a skip the line access to whisk past the long queues saving more time to see the beauty of Venice.
Drop by the Grand Canal, the main waterway of the city, and board on a boat to have a glimpse of some of the wonderful attractions of Venice, including palaces, churches, bridges and markets. With only 10 people in the boat, the guide will have a chance to answer all the questions you can think of making it more interesting for everybody.
Journey past some of the well-known attractions of Venice and spend some time exploring the landmarks of the city and admire the beauty of one of the most romantic cities in Europe. Stop by house of Marco Polo and hear fascinating stories about the Venetian son who went to the sea and came cack with stories of places only few had ever seen. Visit the lively Campo San Luca and Campo SS Giovanni Paolo and immerse yourself into the daily lives of the locals in the shadow of spectacular architecture. Marvel at the beauty and charm of Goldoni Theater and Rialto Bridge. Then, head towards Piazza San Marco, Venice's main square, and see the St. Mark's Basilica dominating the piazza with its spectacular architecture. Explore Basilica San Marco to see its impressive mosaics and artworks with an access of the second floor terraces to enjoy one of the most stunning view over the bustling Piazza San Marco.
Campo San Luca
Goldoni Theater (from outside)
Marco Polo's house (from outside)
Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo
Campo SM Formosa
Covent of San Zaccaria (from outside)
Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs)
Columns of San Marco and the Lion of Venice
Skip the Line access at Basilica San Marco with entrance to the Terrace (2nd level)*
09:00 - 10:15 Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries Tour
10:15 - 13:45 Break
13:45 - 14:30 Make way back to the meeting place for the start of the Best of Venice Semi Private Tour
14:30 - 15:00 Best of Venice Semi Private Tour
It is the responsibility of the guest to make his/her way back to the meeting point for the start of the Best of Venice Semi-Private Walking Tour. Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.
Skip the Line Access to St. Mark's Basilica
Entrance Ticket to the terraces of St. Mark's Basilica
One hour guided tour of the Grand Canal in a water-taxi
Expert English speaking guide
Headsets where necessary
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points.
We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or impairments requiring special assistance and customers with strollers or baby carriages on this tour. A private tour is recommended for wheelchair users.
Entrance into churches requires appropriate dress. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Entry may be refused due to improper dress.
Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. St. Mark's Basilica specifically prohibits large bags, umbrellas, and tripods. These items must be checked into the luggage storage area off-site, so you may miss a portion of the tour to do so.
Photography is permitted throughout the tour; however, photography is prohibited in St. Mark's Basilica.
Please note that there are a number of steep steps on the terraces of St. Mark's Basilica.
-*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.
Tour takes approximately 8 hours, with 1.25 hours allotted for the Doge's Palace Secret Itineraries tour, and 3 hours for the Venice Walking tour (including 1 hour Water Taxi tour).
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