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All the must see sites of Venice in one full day!

Join us for an exhilarating walking tour of the spectacular city of Venice. With an English-speaking guide, explore the historic sites including an extended tour of St. Mark’s Basilica. There’s no waiting with skip-the-line access. Your tour is private and comfortable.

Whether you’re in Venice for the day or for an extended stay, you’ll get a real taste of Venetian culture as you wander the alleyways and see the city’s hidden gems. In about two hours, we’ll cover the highlights of this ancient city, leaving you plenty of time to dine, explore and re-visit points of interest.

Our tour includes the following:

Ponte di Rialto and Memorable Sights

This marble beauty known the world over was quite an architectural undertaking in its day. It has become a beloved Venetian landmark, worth every penny it cost to build. Its magnificent reflection glistens in the water below, making for a stunning photograph. We’ll stop at Marco Polo’s home to learn of this son of Venice who regaled his people with tales of another world, the Far East. And, when in Venice, what better to do than people-watch in a local campo (square)? Marvel at spectacular structures and observe the locals in their daily routines.

Our tour would be incomplete without some time spent in the main square of Venice, the Piazza San Marco, or St. Mark’s Square. The basilica overlooks this marble expanse. Napoleon once called it “the finest drawing room in all Europe.” Sit back and let the sun warm you, as an orchestral melody fills the air. From here, we’ll gaze up at the imposing Palazzo Ducale, or Doge’s Palace, where Casanova was imprisoned for his exploits. This Gothic palace was once the residence of the chief magistrate, or doge.

Optional Doge’s Palace Walking Tour

Add an in-depth exploration of this fascinating historic site to your tour of Venice. See the frescoed ceilings of Tintoretto, Viennese paintings, and a mysterious wooden slot where accusations of treason were passed to the Secret Police. See the Bridge of Sighs. Named by Lord Byron, it poetically refers to a criminal’s last view of Venice as he crossed the Rio di Palazzo to prison. You may enjoy this optional tour when our main tour concludes.

Basilica di San Marco

East meets west in this onion-domed masterwork of Byzantine architecture. During our rare, extended tour you’ll hear of treasures fashioned here or plundered in the times of the Crusades. You’ll learn how St. Mark’s remains were buried illegally. St. Mark’s Basilica has suffered greatly from fire and flood throughout history, so the 11th Century mosaics that grace these walls are a vision to savor.

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  • Duration: Approximately 6 hours
  • When: Available everyday.
  • Dressing code: comfortable, shoulders and knees should be covered to enter churches..
  • Stress-free: we can provide you trasnportation from cruise ship, train station or your hotel.

I would recommend this tour 100%. If you are first time like me in Venice, this is the best way to know the city. You will see everything in different eyes. Tour guide was amazing, these people really know what they are doing, very professional. Most important during this pandemic - it is totally safe to do so. You will never see again Venice so clearly like during this time.

Sandra T., Germany
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