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Best of Venice: Guided City Walking Tour, Gondola Ride and St Mark’s Basilica with Terraces Access

Created with Sketch. Campo S. Bortolomio, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
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Duration

2:45 Hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

24 people

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Languages

English

Availability: Everyday Except Wednesday
Meeting Time: 20 minutes before the tour start time
Meeting Point: Campo S. Bortolomio
Start Time: 09:00 & 13:30

Overview

There is no place on this earth which is nearly like Venice. A combined package tour of the city’s top attractions with a gondola ride will show you the brilliance and charisma of this once great maritime city. Meet your local expert guide at the given meeting point to start the first part of your tour. Cruise around back streets, cobbled courtyards and small arched bridges while your expert guide tells stories from the city’s colorful past. You will also get to acknowledge why this city was constructed on a lagoon and how it became an important centre of trade once in the Mediterranean.

Walk by the house of Marco Polo and hear from your guide about how this Venetian merchant set off to sea one day and returned with information about world-changing the silk route for trade. Wander across the piazzas of Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo and Campo Santa Maria Formosa. Get a glimpse of the fabulous bridge of Sighs, named after sighing prisoners as they were taken from Doge’s Palace to the cells of adjusting prison across the canal.

Saint Mark’s Square, which is once described as the “”finest drawing room in all of Europe”” by Napoleon Bonaparte is a major attraction you’ll explore in this tour. Skip the lines to enter St. Mark’s Basilica where an expert guide will provide insights about the treasures and history of this vast sacred monument. You’ll also climb the famous terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica and get amazed by the beautiful views over the piazzas and the rooftops beyond, which is hardly included in any guided tour.

Then you will be accompanied to the Gondola station by one of our representatives where you will start your 30-minutes gondola tour with a local gondolier. Start your journey on the main waterways of Venice, the much-travelled Grand Canal, from where you will be able to see the Santa Maria Della Salute, a 17th-century Baroque building built by fortunate plague survivors. Then the gondola will veer down to quieter minor canals and lazily float under this iconic city’s most famous bridges.

The best way to experience the exemplary city of Venice is this two-way tour which shows the best of both land and water.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delve into the main piazzas and other attractions of Venice such as the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, Bridge of Sighs, and undoubtedly St. Mark’s Square
  • Enter St. Mark's Basilica with no waiting skip-the-line entry and special access to its upper terrace for incredible views over the square and the city
  • Cherish, a perfectly routed gondola ride with a local gondolier starting from Grand Canal to the smaller canals behind, with views of the La Fenice Theatre, San Moisè Church and many more
  • A local guide will provide delightful narration of Venice's history, art, personalities, and mysteries
  • Small group sizes of 24 people or less

Included/Exclude

  • Walking tour with expert English speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Mark’s Basilica
  • Access to terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica
  • 30-minute long gondola ride (up to 6 people per group)
  • Small groups of 24 people or less
  • Headsets so you can clearly hear your guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Campo S. Bortolomio, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
All visitors MUST have a photo ID for the security check
Backpacks or large bags are not allowed inside St. Mark's Basilica
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity is not accessible by guest dependable on wheelchairs
Dress code is required to enter Saint Mark's Basilica. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour start time
Wearing comfortable walking shoes during the tour is recommended.
A discount is applicable for children aged between 0-14 and student aged under 25 (A valid student ID is needed)

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