Join us for a fun and informative tour visiting the other side of the Grand Canal and hear some fascinating stories of local lore in the area.
- 3 Hours Private Tour
- 4 Hours Private Tour
Visit the City of Venice’s Hidden Gems
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 in line with skip-the-line access. Your tour is private and comfortable.
Whether you’re in Venice for the day or for an extended stay, get a real taste of Venetian culture as you wander the alleyways and see the city’s hidden gems. In about two hours, we cover the highlights of this ancient city, leaving you plenty of time to dine, explore, and revisit points of interest.
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 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 thing 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 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.
East meets west in this onion-domed masterwork of Byzantine architecture. During our rare, extended tour you hear of treasures fashioned here or plundered in the times of the Crusades.
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 savour.