Suggested sightseeing in Venice with private guide

WALKING TOUR 2 hours

The tour starts from St. Mark’s Square giving you a description of the history of the main monuments: St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Campanile, the Clock Tower and the Procuratie.

You will proceed to S. Maria Formosa, with its lively “Campo”, one of the most popular squares in Venice and reach the Church and Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo – the “Pantheon” of Venice. In the same square you will see the great charitable Scuola and the heroic deeds of the famous Capitains of fortune.

The tour will then lead you to Marco Polo’s house and Malibran Theatre, where ancient and recent history meet in this wonderful corner of Venice. You will walk back to St. Mark’s through the famus Mercerie, once the commercial lifeline between Rialto and St. Mark’s and today Venice’s main shopping district.

The tour takes place entirely outdoors. The tour does not include any admittance in to the monuments.

THE DOGE'S PALACE PRIVATE TOUR (CAN BE PART OF WALKING TOUR)

During the Magnificent Doge's Palace tour in Venice you will be accompained by our expert guide during an hour walking tour inside the Doge's Palace, "Palazzo Ducale" in Italy.

The Palace is a magnificent combination of Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, in the heart of Venice. Once the residence of the Doge, the elected ruler of the city, and his counsellors, it became the centre of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Government. The Doge's Palace was opened as a museum in 1923.

Listen to our informative guide as you pass through its lavish chambers, you will be astonished by the stuccoed halls which display hundreds of masterpieces by Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese and Bellini.

Hear about the different roles played by the Doge and his counsellors, be entertained by our informative guide and learn about the history of the Venetian legends as you walk through the eerie, narrow passageways towards the prison cells and the famous Bridge of Sighs. Learn about the prisoners and of course, Casanova, perhaps Venice's most famous and intriguing escapee.

ST MARK’S BASILICA TOUR (CAN BE PART OF WALKING TOUR)

On this essential guided walking tour in Venice, discover the main sights of St Mark's Square and enter into the Basilica of St Mark with skip-the-tine tickets avoiding the queues. You will be intrigued by the fascinating history of La Serenissima and discover what it is like to live in this unique city.

Walking around this open air museum our informative guide will take you to the external sights of St Mark's Square, the Doge's palace, the Sansovino library, the Bell tower, the incredible legends of the Clock tower and the Bridge of sighs and its adjoining prisons. You will discover the extraordinary architectural master pieces and why they were built that way.

With our guided tour learn how Venice lost out on the trade routes and when the new World was discovered, leaving Venice medieval forever (avoiding the public queues with our special pass). We enter inside St Mark's Basilica, which majestically symbolizes the lagoon and enshrines the city’s history and Saints relics. With its awe – inspiring gold mosaics our talented guide will walk you through to one of the main highlights of the Saint Mark's Basilica, the “Pala d’Oro” (Golden altar), with masterpieces by generations of Venetian Goldsmiths, universally recognized as one of the most refined and accomplished works of Byzantine craftsmanship and the most precious treasure in the Saint Mark's Basilica.

Take advantage of our expert guide, hear anecdotes about this remarkable city and its historical characters, Casanova, Marco Polo to name two. This cultural walking tour is an absolute must for the first time visitor, leaving you knowing so much more about this not so practical but precious city.

GONDOLA TOUR

Book our enchanting gondola in Venice and glide through centuries of history, allowing yourself to be captivated by the glamour and elegance of the Venetian Palazzi. The perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of this unique city built on water.

Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years. Once upon a time the most noble and wealthy of families would have travelled around by gondola - the slightly eccentric Peggy Guggenheim was the last person to have her own private gondola in the 1960's.

On this unique exploration of the Venetian romantic canals, unwind and relax into the gentle rhythms and movements of the Grand Canal, appreciating the skill involved in steering the gondola through the intricate waterways of the city. As you sit back and take in the views, you will inevitably become involved in the friendly banter of the gondoliers - as much a part of Venetian culture as the gondola itself!

This charming classic gondola tour in Venice will take you one step closer to the romantic facades of Venice and will enable you to understand what it was to be truly Venetian.

MURANO GLASS TOUR
The best way to explore Murano Glass and to learn about its’ history is to go to Murano and have a private visit to a glass factory. These factories exist for 700 years now and in order to become a Murano Glass Master you have to study and work for about 17 years. We will also visit some special Show rooms where the glass masters sell their creations. After the visit, enjoy your private water limo showing you around the lagoon and within the narrow canals of Venice. End your tour on the grand canal after an unforgettable experience in the island of Murano.
Duration: 3 hours.
Includes: a water limo with a skipper for all the duration of the tour, a guide, a visit to a glass factory and a coffee or a glass of wine.



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