Meet your private licensed guide in St. Mark’s Square and embark on a journey to discover one of the most mysterious and romantic cities in the world. The history of Venice Italy is largely the story of refugees fleeing the Roman cities of Padua and Altino to escape unrelenting invasions by Germanic tribes and the Huns. From its humble beginnings, Venice rose to a position of a naval and economic power as well as a great cultural and intellectual innovator, controlling a large part of the Mediterranean due to its strategic location.
Dominating the Piazza with its fairytale fa?ade, St. Mark’s Basilica is the ultimate symbol of Venice’s former glory, exhibiting influences from Byzantine, Western European, and Islamic architecture all due to the city’s powerful seafaring past. Another landmark that contributes to this unique set is the Doge’s Palace, once the political and judicial hub of the Venetian Empire, home to the Doge and a splendid example of the Venetian gothic architecture. Visit the courtyard and the loggias, the Doge’s apartment and the institutional chambers before crossing the famous Ponte dei Sospiri ( the Bridge of Sighs), a corridor that connects the Palazzo Ducale with Palazzo delle Prigioni, a prison built in the late 16th century to house petty criminals.
If you like, at the end of the tour, your guide can leave you close to a glass factory near the square where you can admire a “mastro vetraio” giving a demonstration of his art. In alternative, you can choose to take a relaxing gondola ride for 30/40 minutes at an extra cost. Please ask our office for a quote .
This tour starts from St Marks Square where the guide will be waiting holding a sign with your name If you are on a cruise please take ferry to St Marks square or walk (40 minutes).
Please expect to pay local admission fees for sites to be visited cash to the guide.
– St. Mark’s Square and Church
– Grand Canal views
– Rialto bridge
– This is a walking tour. No transportation will be provided.
– Tour starts at 9.00 am / 11:00 am or 2.00 pm.
– Meeting Point St. Marks Square. Please click to show image.
Complete information including our phone numbers, meeting time and place are included in your confirmation voucher.
Please give your voucher to the guide at the end of the tour. We hand select our guides in order to give you the ultimate experience.
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– Please dress respectfully when visiting religious monuments; local custom requires covering knees and shoulder.
– Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.
– The tour sequence may be altered to avoid congestions but always covering mentioned sights.
– !! Keep an eye on your wallet and purses at all time. Do not wear jewerly or carry large amount of cash.
– Private walking tour guide
– Flexible itinerary
– Admission fees if not mentioned
– Tips to driver and guide ( please read below for more information)
The only payment possible for this event is euro cash to the tour guide or prepayment.
Tips are never included in our quotes.
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