Venice Walks - Extended Version
Once a major maritime power, today Venice is a magical city that enchants visitors with historic canals, picturesque gondolas and unique views. Your private guide will meet you in the splendid St. Mark’s Square, where the walking tour begins. You will delve into the history, culture and traditions of the city, as you hit all the major attractions and top sights. Highlights include St. Mark’s Basilica, the 9th-century church with over 8000 sqm of brilliant mosaics, and the Doge’s Palace, the former residence of the ruler of the Venetian Republic that you will visit with special ski-the-line tickets. There will be also lots of bridges to cross, such as the famous 16th-century Rialto Bridge and the iconic Bridge of Sighs, and fantastic sestieri to explore, each with its own unique vibe.
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What's included :
- Doge’s Palace ticket with skip the line
- Expert Local Guide
- Private Tour
- Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
- Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
- Entry/Admission - Ponte dei Sospiri
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy
Piazza San Marco, often known in English as St Mark's Square, is the principal public square of Venice where it is generally known just as la Piazza ("the Square"). All other urban spaces in the city (except the Piazzetta and the Piazzale Roma) are called campi ("fields"). Here you can find St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the iconic Bell Tower.
Stop At: Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 328, 30124 Venice Italy
It is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. Originally it was the chapel of the Doge, and has been the city's cathedral only since 1807, when it became the seat of the Patriarch of Venice. For its opulent design, gold ground mosaics, and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power, the building has been known by the nickname Chiesa d'Oro (Church of gold). It achieves an Oriental feeling of exoticism, has all the elements of the Venetian style of the Renaissance Art, remains unique, and essentially a product of Italian workers of all sorts.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice Italy
The Doge’s Palace is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice in northern Italy. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Venetian Republic. It was founded in 1340, and extended and modified in the following centuries. It became a museum in 1923.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Ponte dei Sospiri, Piazza San Marco, 1, 30100 Venice Italy
The Bridge of Sighs is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, passes over the Rio di Palazzo, and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino, whose uncle Antonio da Ponte designed the Rialto Bridge, and it was built in 1600.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Ponte di Rialto, Ruga degli Orefici (Rialto) San Polo, 30125 Venice Italy
Rialto Bridge is the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. Connecting the sestieri (districts) of San Marco and San Polo, it has been rebuilt several times since its first construction as a pontoon bridge in 1173, and is now a significant tourist attraction in the city.
Pass By: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy
The Grand Canal is a channel in Venice. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. One end of the canal leads into the lagoon near the Santa Lucia railway station and the other end leads into the basin at San Marco; in between, it makes a large reverse-S shape through the central districts (sestieri) of Venice.
Departure Point :St. Mark's Square, Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.