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Venice Sightseeing

Venice Sightseeing

Classic Small Group Day Tour of Venice

Highlights and what’s included:
– English speaking licensed expert guide
– Skip the line tickets to St Mark’s basilica
– Headphones when the group has more than 8 participants
– Not included : Tickets to visit the Pala d’Oro – 2 Euro per person to be paid on the day of the tour
– Luxurious Motor-Launch equipped with microphone and speakers so you can clearly hear every word of your guides commentary
– Maximum 14 people on the walk & 8/9 people on the boat tour

On this Venice day tours package, enjoy a more intimate touring experience of Venice when you take this special offer combo tour that combines our excellent small group Essence of Venice Walking tours with our popular small group Grand Canal Boat Tours of Venice.

SMALL GROUP ESSENCE OF VENICE WALKING TOUR starting at 2.00 pm – Duration 2-hours

This one-of-a-kind small group tour of Venice features one of our licensed expert guides conducting an intimate tour of St. Marks Basilica, an overview of the landmarks of St. marks square and a delightful stroll through the Hidden Venice to explore the labyrinth of back alleyways and meandering canals and experience the more romantic side of Venice far from the hordes of tourists. The highlight of this walking tour which includes free-head-phones and skip the line tickets, is a an in-depth tour of St. Marks Basilica which is only possible on this small group Venice walking tour. The tour concludes at the Bridge of Sighs, close to the meeting point for the Grand Canal Boat Tour which is the second part of this Venice day tours package.

SMALL GROUP GRAND CANAL BOAT TOUR starting at 4.30 pm – Duration 70 minutes

After a short break, sit back and relax on a luxurious motor-launch as your glide down the Grand Canal in the company of one of our licensed expert guides to enjoy an intimate tour of the main street of Venice and all its numerous attractions as well as exploring some of Venice’s minor canals. As with all our boat tours of Venice, you’ll enjoy views of Venice from a completely different aspect which makes a boat tour essential for any visitor to Venice and especially to capture the best photographs. This Venice day tours package will conclude at St. Marks Square

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TWO SMALL GROUP TOURS OF VENICE CAN BE TAKEN ON SEPARATE DAYS!

Duration:
3 hours

Time:
14:00 – 17:30

Availability:
Almost Everyday

Price:
Number of adults (1) €73.80
Number of children (6-12) (1) €69.00
Children under 6 (1) €46.00

Essence & Doge's Palace Special Offer

Highlights and what’s included:
– Skip the line tickets to Doge’s Palace
– Skip the line tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica
– Tickets to see the Pala d’Oro
– 4 hrs English speaking licensed guide
– Complimentary Headsets included to follow every word of your guides detailed commnentary

Description
9.00am – 11.00am – DOGE’S PALACE TOUR
The first part of this Venice day tours package is an in-depth tour of the most important Palace of Venice, the Doge’s Palace, to appreciate the unique Venetian political form of government that helped Venice to become one of the most enlightened cities in the world. Hear tales of the infamous “Council of Ten” who used extreme measures to maintain order in the city, and learn about the role played by the Doge in Venetian society.

As you tour the Palace admire its richly decorated rooms, with paintings and frescoes by the most important Venetian painters, walk across the Bridge of Sighs, so-called by Lord Byron, that connects the Doge’s Palace to its notorious prisons. The tour will also include a walk through part of the small and damp prisons, as the Doge’s Palace was also where justice was administered and where the city’s terrible prisons were to be found. Inside the Doge’s Palace see “the mouth for secret accusations“, where even for a single anonymous accusations a person could be arrested and judged by the most feared tribunal of the city: The Council of Ten! At the conclusion of the first of this Venice day tours package you’ll have free time for lunch

2.00pm – 4.00pm – ESSENCE OF VENICE WALKING TOUR WITH ST. MARK’S BASILICA
Start the second part of the Venice day tours package which will focus on St. Mark’s Basilica, followed by a walk through areas of the enchanting Hidden Venice. We’ll discuss the famous landmarks of St. Mark’s square, you’ll enjoy an in-depth tour of St. Mark’s Basilica, to admire the astonishing interior covered in rich and lavish mosaics, the precious Pala D’Oro and you’ll learn about the strong Byzantine influences on the city that helped Venice realize its own unique style of architecture.

Then, experience a very different Venice – off-the-beaten-track! Far from the crowds to see Venice at its best, crossing delicate bridges, admiring meandering canals, stopping at lovely small squares, and being entertained by the commentary of your expert guide as you relive the days of the Venetian Republic and the colourful characters that called this city home. During the tour you will also see the beautiful San Zacharia’s church (exterior only), set in a quiet square, with its rich façade, a blend of gothic and renaissance style. This Venice day tours package will finish in St. Mark’s Square, by the poetic “Bridge of Sighs”.

Duration:
4 hours

Time:
09:00 – 16:00

Availability:
Daily

Price:
Number of adults (1) €76.50
Number of youths (13-26) (1) €76.50
Number of children (6-12) (1) €68.00
Children under 6 (1) €0.00

Gondola, Walk & Grand Canal Tours Combo

Highlights and what’s included

Original Venice Walk includes:
– Local expert English speaking guide
– Skip the line entrance to San Mark’s Basilica

Gondola Ride includes:
Travel in a traditional Venetian Gondola limited to a maximum of 6 passengers per Gondola

Grand Canal Boat Tour includes:
– Local Expert English speaking Guide
– Luxurious Motor-Launch

Description:
Enjoy the best possible value in Venice Tours on special offer. Take our excellent Avventure Bellissime’s Original Venice Walking Tour that includes skip the line tickets for St. Marks Basilica and fascinating walk through the labyrinth of the hidden Venice. Take a ride in a traditional Venetian Gondola, and finish with our small group Grand Canal Boat Tour.

Original Venice Walking Tour:
Operates Daily at 11.10am (2.00 pm on Sundays)
This Venice city sightseeing tours package starts with a full two-hour walking tour to recount the history of Venice from its early beginnings to the modern day. Following a monumental route from St. Marks square, visiting St. Marks Basilica with skip the line tickets and a journey through the labyrinth of back alleys and enchanting canals of the Hidden Venice to the Grand Canal & the Rialto Bridge covers the unique history of Venice from its beginnings to the modern day. Along you’ll also encounter famous characters like Marco Polo & Casanova.

Venice Gondola Ride:
Operates daily at 3.45 pm (1.00 pm on Sundays)
The second part of this Venice city sightseeing tours package features our small group Venice Gondola ride. On a traditional Venetian Gondola enjoy a fascinating journey through the narrow back canals of the San Marco district of Venice dominated by soaring palaces and punctuated by delicate bridges you’ll discover the Venice of your dreams. Along the way you’ll see the La Fenice Opera House, Salute Church, Mozarts House in Venice and numerous other important landmarks.

Grand Canal Boat Tour:
Operates daily at 4.30 & 5.30 pm
This Venice city sightseeing tours package concludes with our small group Grand Canal Boat Tours informative and entertaining tour of the Grand Canal and minor canals of Venice as you travel in a luxurious motor-launch with an expert tour guide. Admire the fabulous architecture of the Palaces, Churches & Medieval warehouses that line the banks of the Grand Canal, and be entertained by stories of the famous and infamous characters that have lived here over the centuries.

Important Information:
These three tours that make up this Venice city sightseeing tours package can be taken in one-day, two-days or even three-days. When making your booking just add in the comments field your request if you want to these three separate tours on different days.

Duration:
3 hours 45 minutes

Time:
10:00 – 16:15

Availability:
Daily

Price:
Number of adults (1) €100.00
Number of children (6-12) (1) €90.00
Children under 6 (1) €75.00

Grand Canal Boat Tours

Highlights and what’s included:
– Local Expert English speaking Guide
– Luxurious Motor-Launch
– Maximum 8/9 people a boat

Description
Small Group Venice boat tours of the Grand Canal & minor canals of Venice provide the ideal sightseeing tours of the city of Venice for first-time visitors. One of our most popular sightseeing tours in Venice, because it offers our clients the opportunity to view the city from a completely different perspective. Escape the hordes of tourist to discover a relaxing and rewarding experience as you glide down the main street of Venice. You’ll feel like a VIP on our small group boat tours of the Grand Canal

On all our Venice boat tours you’ll travel in a luxurious motor-launch, limited to a maximum of 8/9participants so that we should be able to guarantee that everyone sits outside to enjoy an intimate experience of the waterways of Venice while listening to the detailed commentary of your expert Venice tour guide.

In the first part of these small group Venice boat tours cruise down the Grand Canal at a relaxed pace with numerous photo opportunities as your friendly and knowledgeable guide introduce you to the splendid Palaces, Churches, Bridges and other Monumental buildings that line the main waterway of Venice. Learn the history and evolution of the main street of Venice, and be entertained by anecdotes about the famous and infamous people that once lived along this celebrated waterway.

In the second part of these marvellous sightseeing tours of Venice sit back and enjoy a delightful journey through the minor canals of Venice. In the hidden Venice, as you travel through four of the city districts of Venice you’ll get a full overview of the city and enjoy picture postcard views of the most romantic parts of the city. These small group Venice boat tours start & finish at St. Marks square.

WE STRONGLY ADVISE TO BOOK THIS TOUR IN ADVANCE – MAXIMUM 8 PEOPLE A TOUR

Duration:
60/70 minutes

Time:
16:30 – 17:30

Availability:
daily

Price:
Adult: EURO 46
Child: Not Allowed

Italy Tours Big Three Special

Highlights and what’s included
– Skip The Line Tickets For The Vatican, Colosseum, Michelangelo’s David & St. Marks Basilica
– 13-hours of Guided Tours with Expert Licensed English-speaking Tour Guides
– Grand Canal Boat Tour in a luxurious motor-launch

Description:
Simply the best value in Italy Tours packages. All the must-see sights of Rome, Florence & Venice at one low price on intimate small group tours with skip the line tickets included offer the best value for your money.

4-hour Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour:
On this small group four-hour in-depth tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peters Basilica, in the company of one of our licensed expert guides, enjoy rich and detailed discussions on the fabulous works of Art and the artists that created them as well their Papal patrons. Limited to 14-people a tour.

3-hour Ancient Rome & Colosseum Tour:
A three-hour guided walking tour of the Ancient Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & an in-depth tour of the Colosseum in the company of one of our licensed expert guides. Includes skip the line tickets for the Colosseum and is limited to a maximum of 14-participants a tour.

3-hour Florence Renaissance Walk & Michelangelo’s David:
Three-hour small group walking tour of Florence including a two-hour walking tour of the historic center to admire all the must-see sights of Renaissance Florence and concluding with an in-depth tour of Michelangelo’s David. Skip the line tickets included and limited to 14-participants a tour

2-hour Essence of Venice Walk:
A two-hour walking tour of Venice combining the highlights of St. Marks with the hidden treasures of the secret Venice. Featuring skip the line tickets for St. Marks Basilica and a delightful stroll through the Hidden Venice with one of our expert guides and limited to a maximum of 14-people.

1-hour Grand Canal Boat Tour:
Enjoy the perfect conclusion to Italian vacation as you glide along the Grand Canal & minor canals of Venice on a private motor launch in the company of one of our expert guides. Admire Venice from a completely new perspective as you enjoy a relaxing and intimate tour of the most unique city in the world. Limited a to maximum of 8/9 people.

Choose which date you would like to book each tour and enjoy the best value in Italy tours when you book these five tours as part of our Italy Tours Big Three Special.

Duration:
7-hours Rome, Florence 3-hours & 3-hours Venice

Availability:
January To March

Price:
Adult: EURO 230
Child: Not Allowed

Original Venice Ghost and Legends Walking Tours

Highlights and what’s included:
– Expert English speaking Venice tour guide
– Venice Ghost Stories & Legends
– A delightful stroll through the dimly-lit alleyways of the Hidden Venice

Description:
Our Venice Ghost Walking Tours feature a delightful sightseeing route through the Hidden Venice that provides the perfect stage upon which your guide will introduce you to Ghost Stories Legends from Venice’s Past & Present. Stroll through narrow passageways, cross sleeping canals and abandoned piazza’s (campi) to discover that Venice by night is a city of romance and mystery.

During our Venice Ghost Walk you’ll hear six intriguing ghost stories that will bring a chill to the nights air. Throughout these 90-minute Venice Ghost Walking Tours your knowledgeable and entertaining guides will also entertain you with legends about Sea monsters & the Venetians themselves that will include the tale about Marco Polo’s wife.

Mind your step, as you follow your guide on our Ghost Walking Tour of Venice as you don’t want to wake the dead! We’ll cross several Ancient cemeteries hidden beneath the streets and campi of modern-day city of Venice.

And as you navigate the labyrinth of the Hidden Venice you’ll see numerous architectural gems lost in the back-streets of Venice that include the famous Bovolo staircase. Built by a wealthy Venetian, at a time when Venetians still travelled around the city on horse-back, this elaborate staircase enabled the nobleman to ride his horse up to his private apartments.

On our Venice Ghost Walking Tours you’ll explore a secret passage-way, one of the few remaining ones left in the city. The lover of a noble Venetian lady used this passageway to gain access to her private apartments without the knowledge of her husband (access subject to water-levels).

With stories of rat-infested prison cells that flooded during high tide, and a stroll along the “Calle dei Assassini” you’ll enjoy our Venice Ghost Walk with many surprises along the way. The Tour ends close to the Rialto Bridge.

Duration:
1 hour 30 minutes

Time:
19:00 – 20:30

Availability:
Mon/wed/Sat

Price:
Number of adults (1) €22.50
Number of youths (13-26) (1) €19.00
Number of children (6-12) (1) €15.00
Children under 6 (1) €0.00

Original Walk & Gondola Ride Special Offer

Highlights and what’s included:
– Local expert English speaking guide
– Skip the line St. Mark’s Basilica
– Travel in a traditional Venetian Gondola limited to a maximum of 6 passengers per Gondola

Description:
This Venice Day Tours itinerary features our popular Original Venice Walk & small group Venice Gondola Ride. When booking both these tours together you receive a discounted price.

MORNING TOUR – ORIGINAL VENICE WALK ON FOOT

Our Original Venice Walking Tours covers the highlights of Venice. As part of this Venice day tours package visit St. Mark’s square & learn the history that lies behind the walls of its most famous landmarks, St Mark’s Basilica(with Skip the line tickets) and its Byzantine heritage, the Doge’s Palace ( exterior) and its adjoining prisons, that retain the true secrets to comprehend how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities in the western world.

Then, leave the crowds of St. Mark’s square to discover the enchanting Hidden Venice. Following a monumental route , learn the history of Venice from its origins to the modern-day. You’ll hear tales of illustrious Venetian characters the likes of Marco Polo & Casanova to enjoy a thorough introduction to the city on foot.

AFTERNOON TOUR – SHARED GONDOLA RIDE

Our Venice day tours package continues with a small group Gondola Ride. An absolute must for first-time visitors to Venice, you’ll travel in a traditional Venetian Gondola limited to a maximum of six people. Glide through the narrow back canals of St. Mark’s district to enjoy an intimate experience of another Venice, where time has stood still for centuries.

The 35-minute ride in a traditional Venetian Gondola features – La Fenice Opera House, Guggenheim Museum & Peggy Guggenheims Home, the beautiful San Moise Church, Mozart’s Home in Venice, the ill-fated Ca’ Dario Palace and the magnificent Salute Church built to celebrate the end of Venice’s worst plague to name a few of the points of interest featured as part of this Venice day tours package.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
We require a minimum of 4-people booked to operate the Venice Gondola Tour.
Sometimes the Basilica is closed to public due to high water or religious ceremonies being held in the church.
Shoulders and Knees must be covered to enter St Mark’s basilica . Large bags and rucksacks are not allowed into the church .

Duration:
2 hours and 35 minutes

Time:
10:00 – 14:20

Availability:
Daily

Price:
Adult: EURO 54
Child (6-12): Euro 44

Small Group Doges Palace Tours

Highlights and what’s included:
– Licensed Expert English-Speaking Tour Guide
– Head-phones
– Skip the line tickets to the Doge’s Palace
– Fabulous works of Art, Cross the Bridge of Sighs, Visit the Prisons

Description:
Full two-hour Venice Walking Tours of the Doges Palace in Venice should be an absolute must for anyone visiting Venice. The most important building in Venice, is the key to understanding Venice and its inimitable form and longevity. Within its walls the cities form of government was as unique as the city itself, and during this captivating tour of the Doges Palace you learn all about the inner workings of the brain of Venice

Equipped with complimentary head-phones, you’ll be able to hear all the detailed commentary of your expert English-speaking Venice Tour Guide as they recount a fascinating story of the longest ever-running independent Republic in the history of the World .

Learn about the Venetians unique form of government, the role of the Doge (the Duke of Venice), of the different councils and, among them, the notorious Council of Ten , who were created to maintain the security of the State. Not too mention the notorious torture chambers and prisons reserved for enemies of the state.

And while housing all the institutions inside its chambers that made Venice one of the most enlightened cities in the world, the Venetians themselves also adorned the Doges Palace with fabulous works of Art that will be discussed during your tour of the Doges Palace.

Cross the bridge of Sighs ,to see the prisons of the Doges Palace.
And of course, during our two-hour tours of the Doges Palace we’ll discuss it’s architecture that went on to influence the rest of the city with its Byzantine-Gothic style of architecture reflecting a city that neither belonged to the west or the east.

Duration:
2 hours

Time:
13:00 – 15:00

Availability:
Daily

Price:
Number of adults (1) €44.10
Number of youths (13-26) (1) €44.00
Number of children (6-12) (1) €39.00
Children under 6 (1) €0.00

Small Group Essence of Venice Walk

Highlights and what’s included:
– Licensed Expert English speaking guide
– Skip the line tickets to St Mark’s basilica
– In-depth tour of St.Marks Basilica is only possible on this small group tour
– Tickets to visit the Pala d’Oro
– Headphones when the group has more than 6 participants
– St. Marks Basilica, Doges Palace, Bridge of Sighs & time spent exploring the Hidden Venice
– Min 4 – Max 14 participants

Description:
Featuring an In-depth tour of St. Marks Basilica which is only possible on our small group Essence of Venice walking tours. Limited to a maximum of 14-partcipants, you’ll see and do more touring Venice on these small Group city sightseeing tours.

Equipped with complimentary head-phones so that you can follow every word of your expert English-speaking Venice Tour Guide as you stroll around St. Marks Square discussing all the major monuments that will include theDoges Palace, Bridge of Sighs, Bell Tower & Clock Tower prior to entering St. Marks Basilica with Skip the line tickets to enjoy an in-depth tour of St. Marks Basilica discussing the fabulous mosaics and visiting the Pala D’Oro.

In the second part of the tour we’ll leave the hordes of tourists behind in St. Marks Square to explore a very different Venice. A Venice that’s more fascinating and intimate, what we call the Hidden Venice.

As our expert Venice tour guides continue to narrate the story of Venice, you’ll enjoy exploring another world of narrow alleyways and meandering canals, punctuated by delicate bridges, hidden architectural gems and fascinating stories about the Venetians who created this incredible city from absolutely nothing!

PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO OF THIS TOUR TO UNDERSTAND THE LEVEL OF SERVICE WE OFFER ALL OUR CLIENTS. This tour concludes at the Bridge of Sighs, near St. Marks Square

Duration:
2 hours

Time:
14:00 – 16:00

Availability:
Daily

Price:
Number of adults (1) €36.00
Number of children (6-12) (1) €29.00
Children under 6 (1) €0.00

Small Group Grand Canal and Secret Venice Boat Tours

Highlights and what’s included:
– Small group tour by boat of Grand Canal and minor canals
– Highly qualified English speaking guide
– See areas only seen by few visitors
– Pass by the first cathedral of Venice, San Pietro in Castello
– Enter via the “Porta dell’Acqua“ into the impressive Arsenal, the historic shipyard of Venice
– Navigate through back canals in the Cannaregio district
– Drop off in the Jewish ghetto for a 15/20 minutes stop over
– Enter the side canals in Santa Croce and Dorsoduro district
– Stop by a Gondola Shipyard

Description
There’s no better way than on one of Venice Boat Tours to experience the uniqueness of Venice. During this fascinating two-hour tour of the Grand Canal and Hidden Venice, you’ll travel through many of the cities “sestieri“ (neighbourhoods) as you enjoy a city sightseeing tours of Venice designed for the first-time visitor to Venice

These 2-hour Venice boat tours feature a diverse itinerary. You’ll admire the first Cathedral of Venice in the Castello area, San Pietro in this part of Venice), then you’ll enter the imposing “Water Gate“ to access the Arsenal, the historic shipyard and depot when Venice was an important mercantile city. By boat you’ll also sail out in the open lagoon, passing by Murano and the cemetery island of San Michele, while enjoying fine views (on clear days) of the Dolomites mountains in distance.

Then, continuing our route through the labyrinth of back canals of the city, we’ll explore the Cannaregio district and see some of its most charming canals. At the Jewish ghetto, enjoy a quick stop (about 15/20 minutes) to take some photos of this picturesque corner of the city. Then, continue your journey via some of the back canals in the Santa Croce and Dorsoduro areas, stopping at a famous Gondola workshop where craftsmen still produce the traditional Venetian Gondolas.

And of course, during these small group Venice boat tours you’ll cruise down the Grand Canal. Sit back and enjoy the stories as your guide will introduces you to the splendid palaces, churches, gardens, bridges and warehouses that line Venice’s main street. Sightseeing tours of Venice that really capture the beauty of the city and the Venetian lagoon

Duration:
2 hours

Time:
13:00 – 15:00

Availability:
Feb/Mar

Price:
Adult: EURO 89
Child Not Allowed

Venice Gondola Ride Experience

Highlights and what’s included:
Travel in a traditional Venetian Gondola limited to a maximum of 6 passengers per Gondola

Description:
Taking a Venice Gondola Ride Tour of Venice is one of the quintessential quintessential city sightseeing tours of Venice by boat for the first-time visitor. The Gondola is as unique as Venice itself, their crescent-shaped hulls and their forcole that allow the Gondelieri to position their oars in many different ways are the secrets to how these long and slender crafts can navigate the narrow and intricate network of waterways of Venice.

On our small Group Venice Gondola Ride you’ll visit parts of the city that are only accessible by this means of transport, and as you glide silently along these inviting waterways, dominated by soaring and majestic Venetian Palaces you’ll be transported back in time to when the main means of transportation for Venetian nobility were these vessels.

Small group Gondola ride boat tours of Venice offer the most economical way of enjoying the quintessential experience in Venice Sighteeing tours. The Gondola is as unique as Venice itself, their crescent-shaped hulls and their forcole that allow the Gondelieri to position their oars in many different ways are the secrets to how these long and slender crafts can navigate the narrow and intricate network of waterways of Venice.

On our Gondola Ride boat tours of Venice you’ll visit parts of the city that are only accessible by this means of transport. Glide through the evocative narrow back canals of San Marco, dominated by towering palaces and punctuated by delicate bridges to travel back in time and experience Venice as the Venetians did when the Gondola was the main means of transportation in Venice.

The route of our Gondola Ride Boat Tours of Venice features some of the following sightseeing attractions of the city; the glorious Baroque Salute Church that was built to commemorate the end of Venice’s most severe and devastating plague, the La Fenice Opera House, the Guggenheim Museum & Peggy Guggenheims former home, the ill-fated Ca’ Dario Palace, the beautiful San Moise Church, Mozarts home in Venice and numerous magnificent Gothic/Byzantine Palaces that echo the great prosperity that Venice; the Venetians once enjoyed during the times of the Serenissima Republic.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
We require a minimum of 4-people booked to operate this Gondola Ride Tour.
Maximum 6-participants a Gondola

Duration:
35 minutes

Time:
13:45 – 14:20

Availability:
Daily

Price:
Adult: EURO 26
Child Not Allowed

Venice in 1 Day Tours

Highlights and what’s included:
– Highly qualified English speaking guide
– Skip the line tickets to St Mark’s Basilica
– Motor-launch for 1 hr guided tour of the Grand canal
– St. Marks Bell Tower & Clock Tower, Bridge of Sighs, Doges Palace, Marco Polo’s House, Pantheon of Venice and the Hidden Venice

N.B. You can book the tour over two or three days – select the date you want to make your first tour and include in the note section the date you want to take the second tour

Our Classic Venice Tour Package is the best value in Venice Day Tours packages, that features our two-hour Original Venice Walk which provides the ideal introduction to Venice on foot, and our small group Venice boat tour of the Grand Canal that provides a perfect introduction to Venice by water.

11.10am – 1.10pm Original Venice Walk – skip the line tickets – St. Marks Basilica
In two-glorious hours learn the history of Venice from its origins to the modern day as your Classic Venice Day Tours itinerary commences with a walking tour of St. Marks to admire & discuss its landmark monuments and to visit St. Marks Basilica. Then, complete your introduction to Venice with a voyage of enlightenment through the labyrinth of back alleys and sleeping canals of the Hidden Venice to have a full introduction to Venice on one of our most popular city sightseeing tours – Limited to a maximum of 25-participants with compliemntary head-phones included

4.30pm – 5.30pm Small Group Venice Boat Tour of the Grand Canal
At the end of your first day in Venice, sit back, relax and take in all the beauty of Venice from a completely different aspect as you glide down Venice’s main street to admire the important buildings that line it’s banks that illustrate the great history of Venice which you expert Venice tour guide will discuss along with stories about famous characters who have at one time called this waterway their home. Limited to 8/9 people, and also visiting minor canals provides a very intimate and easy going tour of Venice far from the crowds of St. Marks.

N.B. Please note these tours can be taken over several days. Just specify in the comments field at the time of booking which dates you want to do each tour and we’ll confirm your request accordingly

Duration:
3 hours 10 minutes

Time:
10:00 – 16:15

Availability:
Daily

Price:
Adult: EURO 64
Child (6-12): Euro 61

Walking Tours of the Hidden Venice

Highlights and what’s included:
– Licensed Expert English speaking guide
– Headsets included when more than 12 people
– Rialto Market, Frari Church, Merchants of Venice, Ancient Red-Light District of Casteletto, Masterpieces by Bellini, Titian & Canova

Description:
On our Hidden Venice Walking tours discover another Venice. Explore the most romantic & enchanting parts of the city on this sightseeing tour of Venice off-the-beaten-track, while learning about the fascinating period of history when Venice was one of the most rich and flourishing markets of the western world.

Relive those incredible times, the XIV and XV century, in the company of one of expert Venice tour guides as you walk through a labyrinth of back alleys to visit the old mercantile and financial district of Venice, the Rialto .

Visit the Rialto Market, where east and west met and where spices, precious fabrics, silk and many other goods were traded by merchants from around the globe. The Merchants of Venice needed places where to sleep and where to eat and drink, along with places where to store their goods and for the most important countries trading in Venice, the Venetian government gave them entire palaces to be dedicated to such a use.

The Merchants also needed to relax from their hectic life and during this walking tour of the Hidden Venice, we’ll visit the medieval red light district of Casteletto. As we venture further into the Hidden Venice where picture postcard views seem to appear around every corner and where you can also appreciate the true charm of this silent city, far from the hordes of tourists – where it feels as if time has stopped at the XV century.

And after walking through the Hidden Venice, you’ll visit one of the most beautiful Campi (squares) of Venice – San Polo. Like a grand arena (here there used to be bull fights!), with its elegant palaces,a complete contrast to the narrow streets, dark passage – ways, delicate bridges and tiny courtyards of the Hidden Venice.

And finally, a short walk brings us to the majestic Frari Church which is one of the most important churches in Venice, because it’s home of several masterpieces by celebrated Venetian artists including Bellini, Titian & Canova. Our Hidden Venice Walking tours conclude with a discussion of these celebrated works by your expert Venice tour guide.
Exclusions

Entrance fee to the Frari church: 3 Euro per person (to be paid in cash on the day of the tour)

Duration:
2 hours

Time:
11:30 – 13:30

Availability:
Varie

Price:
Number of adults (1) €25.00
Number of youths (13-26) (1) €19.00
Number of children (6-12) (1) €15.00
Children under 6 (1) €0.00

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