venice tours

Venice is generally supposed to be just about the most romantic city on earth. And it’s true, it really is. Take a gondola ride and enjoy the marvel of pink-streaked sunset skies in this unique lagoon.

Absolute Venice – The most complete tour of Venice

Walking Tour of Venice

Piazza San Marco – Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa – History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo St. Giovanni e Paolo – The “Pantheon” of Venice, the great School of Charity, the Captains of for- tune.

Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre – Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.

The Doge’s Palace

The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. In his splendid rooms, plastered and immersed in hundreds of master- pieces of painting, the Duke and his Council controlled the fate of a thousand-year history republic. You’ll live it together with a Guide that will show you the halls of power, plunging you in a very particular historical context: the European Middle Ages and the immediately following centuries. You’ll be surprised of the rich details of the gold staircase, of the realism of the scenes depicted by many artists who have decorated this building, you will relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs, and entering the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova. An unforgettable tour not to be missed!

St. Mark’s Basilica

On this tour, escorted by a Tour Guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, enjoy a full visit of this master-piece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you’ll have the pleasure to admire beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the doors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire The Pala D’oro, exquisite example of the byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones; enjoy the view of the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries.

Includes

Local tour guide

Entrance tickets

Departures

Daily at 9:00 am except sunday, religious holidays or special events

Meeting point

8:45 am under the clock tower in san marco square, near “yex” exchange office

Languages

English, Spanish, German and French Italian only on saturday

Tour after approximately 4 hours ends in st. Mark’s square

Child 0-5 years old: free of charge

Byzantine Venice & The Golden Basilica

Walking Tour of Venice

Piazza San Marco – Origins, history and description of the main monuments: Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie. Santa Maria Formosa – History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square. Campo St. Giovanni e Paolo – The “Pantheon” of Venice, the great School of Charity, the Captains of for- tune.

Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre – Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice. Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.

Gondola Ride

The best way to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of a city built on water is on board a gondola. Gliding through Venice’s Grand Canal and minor canals, you’ll be introduced to the splendid pal- aces, churches, bridges, gardens and warehouses lining the city’s liquid streets. Embarking on a gondola (up to 6 people per gondola) and 30 minutes ride on the grand canal (St. Maria della Salute’s area) and minor canals (Fenice area). Ideal for photographers!

St. Mark’s Basilica

On this tour, escorted by a Tour Guide prepared in accordance with the Curia of Venice, enjoy a full visit of this master-piece of byzantine art, unique of its kind in Italy, you’ll have the pleasure to admire beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the doors, sitting comfortably while our guide will show you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica. Admire The Pala D’oro, exquisite example of the byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones; enjoy the view of the Treasury, a splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries.

Includes

Local tour guide
gondola ride
St. Mark’s basilica entrance

Departures

Daily at 9:00 am except sundays, religious holidays or special events

Blackout dates

July 15th and september 3rd

Meeting point

8:45 am under the clock tower in san marco square, near “Yex” exchange office

Languages

English, Spanish, German and French Italian only on saturday

Tour after approximately 3 hours ends in St. Mark’s square

Child 0-5 years old: free of charge

More Venice Daily Tours

Other City Centre Tours

  • Walking Tour of Venice
  • The Doge’s Palace
  • The Doge’s Palace
  • The Golden Basilica
  • Discover Venice
  • Ghost & Legends
  • Venetian Aperitif
  • Accademia Gallery & Dorsoduro district
  • Shadows of Venice – Tour of Venice by night
  • The Oriental Atmosphere of Venice (Spices and coffee)

Gondola rides & Venetian Lagoon

  • Gondola Ride
  • Gondola Serenade
  • Gondola Serenade with dinner
  • Murano, Burano & Torcello
  • Tete a Tete – A Romantic Evening

Combined Tours

  • Ducal Venice
  • Absolute Venice – The most complete tour of Venice
  • Inside Venice
  • Discover Venice & Gondola Ride
  • Gondola Ride & Discover Venice
  • Walking Tour of Venice & Gondola Ride
  • Gondola Ride & The Golden Basilica
  • Byzantine Venice & The Golden Basilica
  • Special Evening
  • Afternoon in Venice
  • Afternoon in Venice & Gondola Ride

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